How To Get Ombre Hair Naturally (In 9 Steps)

How To Get Ombre Hair Naturally (In 9 Steps)

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. 

So here’s how to get ombre hair naturally – you only need to follow 9 easy steps:

  • 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:

  1. Lemon Juice
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Honey

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.

How To Get Ombre Hair Naturally (In 9 Steps)


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.

#1. Add the following ingredients in a bowl:

  • 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.

#4. It’s time to apply it on your hair:

  • 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.

2 thoughts on “How To Get Ombre Hair Naturally (In 9 Steps)

  1. I tried it and it works…though not really what I wanted, it’s hardly noticeable. I’ll redo it a couple of times to see if the color gets better.

    1. Hi Krissy. As I said – sometimes the result isn’t the best. But yes, try to repeat it a few times and your ombre should get more visible. Let me know how it goes.

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