As you can see my hair was in awful condition. The color bland and boring. Even against off-white and in great lighting, nothing good was going on. I didn't have the balls to take you through this via video, but I wanted to re-introduce my ombre DIY. This time around I made sure to take my time and be patient. My first time around with ombre I mixed my bleach and toner myself and painted it on with a pro brush; however, I fully recommend using gloved hands. I was able to get between slices of hair for a more natural look. I'm loving the below photos - and think I did a great job! I know I'm not the first blogger or the best to blog about ombre hair, but this is how I did it the Molly way!
I used L'oreal Super Blonde highlighting kit. If you have brunette hair you need to leave it on for at least 25 minutes for your color to lift. I put my hair into pig tails (be super careful with this so you don't get a line of demarcation) and started at the very tips of my hair. I left the tips in bleach for 5 minutes and then started to work my way up my hair shaft in 3-5 minute increments. I let this sit for 25 minutes from when I got to the middle of my hair line.
I then washed and dried my hair. After, I wanted a little more color so I applied bleach to my ends and to pieces that were too dark for my liking, I also added some pieces around my face. I let this sit for 10-15 minutes and then washed.
By this time my hair felt like death. So....I used leave in conditioner. The kind I chose was hemp and placenta (ew ew ew!) but it worked really well.
Below you'll find some different angles of how my hair turned out! LOVE IT!