Ombre hair is a real trend right now – but is the hair damage worth it?
In case you didn’t know it – getting an ombre is extremely harmful for your hair. For this reason – I’ve been looking for a healthier approach.
- harsh chemicals that would destroy your hair
- you don’t have to spend lots of money in a salon
The method is quite simple – so you can easily do it at home.
But before the actual instructions – here’s what you should expect from this method.
The Good Side
- Only natural, easy to find ingredients
- No damage for your hair
- You can repeat it anytime – for a different shade
- No maintaining shampoo needed
- You can do it at home
- Minimal costs
The Negative Side
- Slow method – you need to repeat it several times to get the shade you want
- The result depends a lot on your hair color
- For very dark hair, it’s hard to get the result you want
- You need a lot of patience
Basically – it’s a really easy method, but the results aren’t that amazing. At least not from the first try.
So if you want to go for this natural ombre – you need to be patient and repeat it several times.
However, if your hair is black (or anything close) – this method may not work that amazing. But anyway – you’re not losing anything trying it.
What You Need To Use
As it’s a natural method – don’t expect a lot of ingredients.
Basically – I recommend using just 3 ingredients that are good at lightening hair:
- Lemon Juice
Now – each of them can lighten hair (especially lighter shades). So if used in combination – their effect is even stronger.
But as I said – they’re not going to make miracles from the start, especially if your hair is darker.
So if you’re still willing to give them a chance – let’s see what you need to do for this natural ombre.
The 9 Steps You Need To Follow
Before I start – let me clarify one thing:
- this method will probably not work from the start
- you will have to repeat it several times
- if you have very dark hair, your chances of success aren’t that high
Once you have this in mind – it’s time to start.
- a glass of fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
#2. Mix them up until you get a sticky mass. Then add some water until the mixture looks smooth and liquid.
You can also add some conditioner – to prevent your hair from drying out.
#3. Let this mixture sit for about 20 minutes.
- the lighter shade you want – the more mixture you have to apply
- I recommend it applying it just at the ends (at least for the beginning)
- you can use a brush – just like for a hair mask
#5. Use the brush to spread the liquid upper. You probably a gradual change in your hair, not a clear difference.
#6. Sit in the sun for about an hour – if possible. This will help the lighting molecules penetrate your hair faster.
If you can’t – don’t worry. Just make sure you cover your head with a cap and let it sit for about 2 hours.
#7. Wash your hair as usual – but using a conditioner is a must, this time.
#8. Dry your hair and check out if there’s any difference. Normally, you should notice at least a small change between your roots and your ends.
But that mostly depends of 2 factors:
- the time your let it sit and
- your hair color
#9. Repeat the 8 steps after one week. You should now see a bigger difference – but if that doesn’t happen, do it again every week.
After 4 tries – there should be a real change.
My Verdict – Can You Get Ombre Hair Naturally?
Short answer: Normally, you should. But this method isn’t usually 100% effective.
That’s because it mostly depends on 2 factors:
- your natural hair color
- the number of times you repeat it
So if your hair color is a dark black – you will either have to repeat it over 5 times to get an effect OR you won’t see any change.
However, if you happen to have a lighter shade – you will probably be more successful with this method.
Either way, I think it’s worth trying out. After all, there’s a minimal cost and a pretty easy technique. So you have nothing to lose.
Now I would like to hear from you:
- How dark is your hair color?
- Have you ever got an ombre hair in a salon?
- Would you prefer the classic ombre – or this kind of natural approach?
I’m waiting for your answers, questions or suggestions in the comment lines below.