That and my hair was finally back to 100% original color. I haven't dyed it in so long that it was all me. Which is kind of an accomplishment in today's world, to have your own hair color. And when I was younger, I used to HATE my hair color. I would dye it out of self hate, which is something I have been working on (not hating myself) so wanting to dye it kinda felt like a step in the wrong direction.
Except my hair is getting LONG. Like super long and when it gets long I get the urge to chop it, which I hate after I do it.
Long story short, I have overanalyzed this decision for way too long. I even did some photoshombre (photoshop-ombre) to see what it would look like.
Yesterday I put the dye in my basket, took it out and left the store, then went to a different store and bought it. I decided to do it.
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And after tons of people telling me not to DIY (including my husband for the record) I threw caution to the wind and just did it. And it turned out awesome, which is why I am sharing this with you haha. I didn't follow the instructions on the box OR a tutorial so I wanted to share how I did it and why, and why I think it turned out so awesome.
My biggest diyombre fear was having it have a straight terrible line with no gradient. So I decided the easiest way to eliminate that is to put my hair in a pony tail. I only wanted to dye the hair that was below the pony tail holder, and it staggered the hair so it wouldnt be a straight line. This was genius.
I started at the bottom (because I wanted it to sit in longest) and worked my way up the pony tail, adding more dye as I went up. And when I was out of dye, I pulled it into a bun and let it sit.
I took a picture about 15 minutes in and immediately got nervous. Holy hell that was light and the transition was really stark. I decided to let it wait for the full 25 minimum recommended minutes, but they were agonizing. Once I took down the bun tho, I felt much better. There was definitely a gradient.
So at 25 minutes I decided to wash it out. I bought 2 boxes because I have really long really thick hair, so if I wanted to lighten it more, I could always do another round today.
My hair dryer is broken, so waiting for it to dry was agonizing and took forever, but last night after it dried, I took these pictures in my kitchen in artificial lighting :D
I like it! After sleeping on it, I took this picture in the car (trying to get natural light on it)
And I took this picture like 10 minutes ago from my desk, after adding in a little purple hair chalk.
99.9% of the time, I won't curl my hair- it doesn't hold and aint nobody got time for that. But I like how it looks down. Overall I am extremely pleased. If you want ombre- DO IT. You won't regret it.
And now this post has about 7 too many pictures of my face. So yeah.
Ever tried to diyombre? Have any hair dying disaster stories to share? Do you like the purple?