14/09/2016

NEW HAIR.



Before today I had never dyed my hair. It was something I'd always been too scared to do as having really dark hair can limit your choices and sometimes ending with a result that might not be exactly what was envisioned. However after much deliberating - and Pinterest stalking - I decided that I wanted to ombre my hair. 

So the last time I was getting a hair cut I asked my hairdresser if she thought creating and blonde ombre look was something that was achievable and she assured me it was. As someone who dyes my mum and sister's hair on a regular basis I trusted her opinion and decided to book myself in.   

I brought along a picture of the kind of thing I wanted her to recreate and after asking me a couple of questions, began to take me through the steps of how she would achieve my new look. As I was going ombre the main upper section of my hair would be left it's natural dark brown colour which is good for upkeep because it means I won't have any roots showing. And with super dark hair and grows ridiculously fast, I'd easily have roots in a week or two. 

For the dye she used two different colours in order to maximise the blend. We'd agreed that the immediate brown-to-blonde choppy look wasn't for me, so it was paramount to merge all the shades together. Unfortunately I'm not sure exactly what colours she used though I know one was definitely a bleach as otherwise it would be difficult to get any colour payoff at all. 
She started by pinning the very top layer of hair above my head and then worked from the bottom upwards alternating use of the two dyes. At this point I was absolutely boiling hot. It was maybe 30 degrees in the salon and I was wearing a black cape and towel to protect my neck from the dye. And of course having my hair in foils for an hour didn't really help either!!

After washing out the excess and blow dying it, she added a little wave to the bottom part. Honestly I'm so unbelievably happy with my hair, it's turned out even better than I expected! I'd definitely recommend going to a hair dresser for this kind of style because I know there is absolutely no way I could recreate it myself!


Thank you so much for reading, please let me know if you like my new hair in the comments!



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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE; I love how natural the blend is from brown to blonde, its looks so healthy! Xxx

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    1. Ahh thank you! My hairdresser was genuinely so proud haha xxx

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  2. I absolutely LOVE your new hair colour! It looks so gorgeous and voluminous and super natural too.
    -Olivia Xxx

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  3. I'm glad you did this! It looks great!

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com/

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    1. I am too! I was worried it would look rubbish but I'm so happy haha xx

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  4. It looks GORGEOUS! I've actually dyed my hair twice, once light brown and once a blue / black. I'm actually looking at dying my hair this colour- it really suits you! X

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    1. Ooh I'm so tempted to go like a really dark shade of navy but I don't think I could pull it off! xx

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  5. Awww it's gorgeous! I just recently went a bit blonder and loving it! It's amazing how new hair can make you feel, haha! x

    Stephanie // www.stephiebeau.com

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    1. Yeah definitely! It completely changes your look, I love it xx

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  6. This is so cute!! I wish I could do my hair like this but it's auburn and so many different tones dying it probably wouldn't work for me! Plus my parents won't let me aha. Beautiful hair lovely x

    Em // emilyybecca.wordpress.com

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    1. I think if you go to a hairdresser who you trust and ask their honest opinion whether or not you could do it then you might be surprised. I didn't think I'd be able to go as blonde as I did because my hair is so naturally dark xx

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  7. OMG your hair is beautiful! Love love love it
    I think my hair has gone through every reasonable colour in the world to be honest haha

    Jessica
    foodandbaker.co.uk

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    1. Thank you!! Haha I'm too scared of ruining my hair! xx

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  8. Looks gorgeous!
    It's so nice when you can trust a hair dresser to play with your hair like this.
    Charlotte xx
    Theporcelaindollblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Absolutely LOVE your new hair! Lovely beachy waves ;)

    http://thisissimplyme.com

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  10. I really like this would love to dye my hair but I think my mum would be so upset as I'm naturally blonde and she loves it

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com/2016/09/itsatashathing-zoella-apartment-trip_11.html

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    1. Aw to be fair my mum wasn't really into the idea of me dyeing mine - she didn't think the colour would suit me - but now she really likes it! xx

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  11. Your new hair looks amazing, Lily!! <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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