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Anyone tried L'Oreal's Ombre kits?


So, I just saw online that L'Oreal is now offering do-it-yourself Ombre kits for at home. This past fall and winter I kinda -sorta fell in love with the Ombre look, but haven't had either the guts, or the funds (depending on the time!) to get it done. I've heard many hair professionals laugh this latest at- home kit off, because they say that Ombre is a technique that is best left to the pros, and that many of these "DIYers" will end up in the chair of a pro to correct the mess they made at home. So...has anyone tried this? Whats your take on Ombre at home?
Jan 09, 2013 @ 12:02 pm

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Ali de Bold

Good question!

We've experimented with DIY dip dying and Alexandra recently used regular hair dye to do a sort of ombre on her hair. The good thing about those kits is it is usually temporary so if you really don't like it you can go to the salon and get them to fix it.

If you want to try it, do a shade that isn't too dramatically different from what you have. Alexandra has dark brown hair and did a burgundy shade, which looks nice.
Jan 09, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

L'Oreal Kits

We just included these kits in our 2013 hair trends!

I don't know if they are available in Canada just yet but I know that they've recently been released in Europe.

If we're talking about natural ombres, when it comes to playing around with bleaching, it is possible to do it yourself with lightening kits but it takes a bit of skill and bleach can be very harsh. If you are dip dying, so ombreing a straight line across, then you'll probably want to go to a professional because this can be difficult to do on your own.

I guess the answer is, when it comes to lightening, it is possible to do it on your own but not exactly advised.

Now, I have used Marc Anthony Easy Lites kit (review here) and I used it to lighten my ends but it was essentially putting peroxide on your ends and as a result my ends are VERY dry. (here's a pic)

If you are going to be dying your ends a darker colour or a a funky colour, then ombre is much easier. I use Manic Panic in red to dye my ends and I just kind of went for it with my fingers and it's very simple to use but kind of messy and the ombre doesn't turn out evenly, its more loose and beachy. Manic Panic is also semi permanent which isn't as harsh but it is hard to maintain. If you wanted to do darker ends, you could do it with a regular box kit, by just putting it on your ends but again, it's kind of messy. Invest in MANY plastic gloves and a hair colouring brush and you're going to need some old tees and towels.

THAT WAS A LONG RESPONSE hahaha but hopefully helpful?
Jan 09, 2013 @ 01:00 pm

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