Hey guys, I want to tell you about one of things I’ve tried lately, because it’s a massive hair trend in these days. I’m talking about ombre hair, which is more and more popular in every part of the world, thanks to its innovative and catchy appearance.
So, as you probably guessed, I want to show you how to get ombre hair naturally in 9 steps, without paying a lot of money in expensive salons or using harsh chemicals that would destroy your hair. This is quite a simple method actually, and can be easily done at home.
But before I tell you what exactly you have to do in order to get a natural ombre, let me show you some advantages and downsides of this method, so that you can know for sure what to expect.
- Natural method, that uses only organic ingredients
- There will be absolutely no damage for your hair
- The ombre lasts just like dyed hair
- It doesn’t require a very long time, I would say about 2 hours in total
- If you’re not satisfied with the shade you got, you can try again anytime, without worrying you’re destroying your hair
- It doesn’t require a maintaining shampoo, so you can use anything you want (but I recommend using one focused on your hair type/problem)
- It’s a diy method so it can be done at home, without visiting any salon
- The costs are minimal, as you can find these ingredients anywhere
- As you’re doing it by yourself, you may not get the exact shade you want from the first try, so you might have to do it several times
- If you don’t use a conditioner, the acids from the lemon juice may dry your hair
- It’s not indicated to use flat irons on the ends for a few days, unless you’re using a safe one
- It does require a bit of patience
So basically, these are the advantages and disadvantages of using the natural ombre method. Summing them up, I say it’s really worth trying, but this is all up to you, so if you’re curious, here we go. First of all, let’s see which are these ingredients I’ve been talking about.
What do you have to use?
If you’re read my post about how to lighten your hair, you may remember that I recommended 3 ingredients that I’ve used for lightening hair, advising you to choose one of them if you want a lighter shade.
That’s exactly what my experiment was based on.
I thought “If any of these ingredients can lighten hair by itself, how would the work combined?”. In theory, they should work much better and make your hair very light, but in reality it’s not really so.
Anyway, the ingredients I used for the natural ombre are exactly these 3, but the difference is that they are in a combination now. Lemon juice, cinnamon and honey, all these 3 used together, are definitely a great option for a natural ombre, and you’ll see this in the following lines.
The proper method
I’ll try to tell you exactly what I did, by following several steps. The method itself is pretty easy, it’s just important to respect the time it needs to make its effect.
2. After adding these ingredients, you’ll probably see that that mixture is very solid and that the ingredients don’t seem to stick together. That’s why, it’s time to add some water and made the mixture more uniform. Add as much as water as it needs to become quite liquid, easy to apply on the hair. A little conditioner would also be indicated, as it will prevent your hair of getting dehydrated.
3. It’s probably better to let the mixture sit for a while before applying it to your hair. I would say about 15-20 minutes, but the more the better.
4. Coming up is the application. The lighter you want your hair to be, the more mixture you have to apply on it. If you only want it a bit lighter than it is, apply just a small quantity, and only in the parts when you want lighter hair, probably on the ends in this case. You can apply it just like hair dye, take a look at that picture.
5. Also, if you want a gradual ombre, apply little mixture on the middle part of your hair and then use a brush to spread it on the lower part, closer to the ends.
6. If you have the possibility, sit in the sun for about an hour, because it will help the lighting agents penetrate your hair faster. However, if this isn’t possible, you shouldn’t worry too much, just make sure you cover your head with a cap or anything, and let it sit for about 2 hours.
7. After this time, you can wash your hair normally, but don’t forget to use a conditioner. This will extra nourish your hair, because you don’t want it to feel frizzy and harsh.
8. After drying your hair, you should notice (at least) a small difference between the ends and the roots. This depends on the time your let the mixture sit and of course, of the natural color of your hair.
9. In case you’re not satisfied with the color you obtained, you can always try it again, and you’ll definitely see a bigger difference the second time.
As you can see, there is nothing complicated in this method, it’s actually quite simple and easy to follow. And it is definitely my #1 recommendation for people who prefer a natural approach, because, to be honest, there’s no difference between this ombre and the one obtained in a brand salon.
Yes, probably there it’s much easier and you don’t have to do it yourself, while here it may not be the color you desire from the first try, but believe me, it’s totally worth trying. At least you know you’re not damaging your hair. 😉
Anyway, before finishing this post, I want to tell you about my first try with this method, which was surprisingly good. And no, it wasn’t on my hair.
My natural Ombre
As I also said before, no, it wasn’t really “my” natural ombre, it was rather the natural ombre I did, but on the hair of a friend.
So, let me tell you that she already had an shade of ombre in her hair, done in a professional salon about a year ago. But as it passed a long time since then, the color was quite faded, so she wanted it back. However, as her hair was pretty damaged, she didn’t want to get back to hair dye, so she accepted my challenge and let me try a natural ombre on her hair.
I took a picture of her hair before and after, so that I have the evidence. 😀
The hair is visibly lighter, but the difference isn’t huge, so if you want a normal ombre, this method is definitely something to try. After all, I don’t see anything you’re losing, at least you’ll know how to get ombre hair naturally.
So tell me, what do you think about this natural ombre method, would you try it? Let me know in your comments. 🙂