Rules of a Successful Ombre Hairstyle

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We’re pretty sure you’ve seen Pinterest boards riddled with DIY and how-to guides on creating a nice color gradient to your hair. This hair gradient styling, more popularly known as ombre, started to pick up popularity steam some time last year. And now, almost three quarters into the year, it seems as if the trend is now here to stay. 

To give this look a try for yourself, keep in mind these few helpful tips.

Determine the right tone
One disservice you can do to your hair is to give is that awkward orange-y tint. This is often caused by bleaching dark hair with reddish undertones. 

Tip: the best thing you can do, especially if it’s your first time bleaching your hair, is to seek the expertise of experts. A professional colorist will know which corrective toners should be used to combat whatever awkward orange or yellow tones your hair with bleach might result to. 

Keep your hair healthy
Obviously, when you bleach and dye your hair, it will go through all the motions of stripping colors and taking on an entirely different color—this is why you should give your hair the best chance at surviving the ordeal.

Tip: always keep your hair healthy—trim the ends when necessary and condition it every day. 

Keep it natural
The biggest mistake you can make is to line your demarcations to dark and too harsh. The goal of ombre hair is for it to look as if you’ve soaked for hours on end under the sun. Anything less than this and you’d end up looking like you just got a cheap dye job. 

Tip: go for a more gradient, and soft effect. The transition of your hair colors should be subtle. To achieve this, you can take a toothbrush a brush the demarcations with bleach to rub the colors and blend them nicely.