I first had ombré in my hair about 2 years ago but it wasn’t great. I then started again back in April where I used the Bleach London DIY Dip Dye kit which I reviewed here. The first time I did it, it just went to a light brown shade, I then had a hair cut and most of it was chopped off so I re-did it about 6 weeks ago. It took a lot better this time leaving me with golden brown ombré and I love it. I really love the ombré trend as I think it just looks beautiful in any length hair and I love the look of short tousled ombré waves in the summer, pretty much how I wear my hair everyday now.
I’ve dyed my hair a lot over the years and have had every colour you can think of, yes including pink and purple. I also had multicoloured strands all throughout my hair…don’t ask, weird! But hair dye and bleach cause damage to you hair and if you don’t look after your tresses properly, your hair will end up weak and damaged beyond belief. I’ve been there, wasn’t pretty.
I use a multitude of shampoos which I alternate between but the two that have been saviours are the Herbal Essences Bee Strong and Pro:Voke Touch Of Silver Brightening Shampoo. I use the Herbal essences about 3 times a week as it’s super moisturising and leaves my hair feeling silky smooth. I then use the silver shampoo twice a week (after I’ve washed it properly with the Herbal Essences.) Leaving it on for 5 minutes, this just helps tone down any brassiness and makes it brighter. You can see in the pictures my hair is blonder underneath and at the back and this shampoo makes that really bright.
For conditioner, I actually use a mask every single time I wash my hair. My absolute favourite is the L’oreal Ever Riche Nourishing Intense. It smells amazing and once left on my hair for 5 minutes, it’s so soft and smooth. When it’s dry it doesn’t feel brittle at all, it feels so nourished and moisturised.
To comb my hair, I first spray the Yuko Repair Through* spray which helps with tangles and I use my trusty Tangle Teezer to comb everything out. The spray is the best detangler I’ve ever used and I’ve used lots! I’m nearly out of this now and will definitely try and repurchase it as it not only detangles, it also adds softness to the hair as well.
I hardly ever straighten my hair now as I either curl it or leave it to dry naturally but whatever I decided to do to my hair, I always finish up by using the Chill* Ed Lush Oil* from the mid-lengths of my hair to the ends. This adds shine and tones down frizziness I find. It also smells incredible! Like a sweet-shop!
I find that doing all these steps and using these products, it’s really helped my hair stay more healthy and less dry and damaged. My split ends are at a minimum and my hair just feels so soft and nourished. If you have coloured hair that’s dry and damaged, I’d really recommend giving some of these a whirl!
Have you used any of these products? What’s your favourite hair saviour product?