Monday, 15 October 2012

DIY: Red Ombre Hair

My hair has now been the same colour for about 4 years 
Due to the fact that I dyed it from blonde to really dark brown and instantly regretted it
and it took me about 2 years and a LOT of time and money to get it back to being the way it is now!

As much as I love being a blondey
(we totally do have more fun)
I do sometimes get bored of just having the same hair all the time!
Especially because it's so short and there isn't much I can do with it!

So I decided I would try something a little different 
and go for Ombre hair


Now I didn't actually have the balls to dye my hair 
and although I have lusted after some red streaks since Christina Aguilera's Come On Over video 
about 15 years go!
It's not very practical for day to day life
and I'm pretty sure my boss wouldn't appreciate me turning up to work looking like Ronald McDonald 
So I used the less permanent option of hair mascara 


I actually really liked the way this turned out! 
It was nice to have a wee change 
and it washed out really easily the next day


What do you guys think?

Does anyone have any tips for changing up my hair without doing anything too drastic/permanent?

Jen <3

27 comments:

  1. That looks really cute :3
    You should try a Kevin Murphy Colour Bug, I have the purple one :) xoxo

    mypalaceofalice.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks hun!
      Ooo that sounds interesting! going to google it just now, never heard of it!

      xxx

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  2. aw, it looks really lovely on you!
    if you use pastel colours, because your hair is so light, it will be totally faded out within a week.
    you mix a tiny splodge of semi permanent dye (star gazer, manic pani etc.) with a whole lot of conditioner, leave it on your hair for like ten minutes and wash it out, and that's about it.
    you really do suit your little red bits though!
    hope you're well,
    laura xx

    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thankyou :)

      Yeh I was thinking maybe lilac or pink but was just scared that I'd be stuck with it but I should try some semi permanent!

      I'm good thanks babe, hope you are as well <3
      xxx

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  3. I would never have thought of dip-dying short hair but I absolutely LOVE it! The colour looks amazing against your blonde hair too, major hair envy at the minute. My hair's short too and I absolutely love the Ombre look but always think I could never ever have it with my hair being short. Really really suits you :)) Lilac or a pastel colour would look amazing against your blonde hair I think!

    Terri xo - littlegoldstars.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks :) yeh I think I will bite the bullet and go for something! sick of it being the same all the time! You should try it as well xx

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  4. Ooh wow that looks really cool :D xx

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  5. That looks soo cute! I'm really loving pink hair at the moment! You'd look hottt with pink hair !!! Xx

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    1. thanks doll :) yeh I'm gonna go for it :) xx

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  6. this is lovely i love the idea of having blonde hair & changing it up with different colours through it when u get bored, you could try some feather extensions for a wee change xx

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    1. Thankyou :) Oooh thats a nice idea! will need to look into that! xx

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  7. It actually looks very pretty!!

    x

    http://candylovecity.blogspot.com

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  8. You could also try hair chalk [which is just plain coloured chalk I think, you may want to google it to make sure] if you fancy a change. Love the dip dye look of the mascara as well :) Really suits you! xx

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  9. Looks super cute<3! I'm the same, dyed my hair black regretted it and done everything to get it back blonde and I get really bored easy, so I put pink at the bottom of my hair using a wash out colour!xxx

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  10. this is stunning! i cat wait to lilac my hair :D xx

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  11. This looks really cool! I have never dyed my hair as I am always afraid I won't be able to get the colour back out of it, but this looks like a fun alternative.
    Lianne x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  12. Ooooh I'm loving this idea! It reminds me of those hair-mascaras you got as a kid in the 90's hehe but you look awesome! I'm def going to give your blog a follow!
    Do you think you could take a peek at mine and perhaps follow back please?
    Thanks
    Rachael
    http://thenew62.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  13. Looks insane! Love it.

    xx

    http://confettifashionblog.blogspot.com.au/

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  14. Amazing DYI, I have to tray it ASAP, the result is awesome and it doesn’t seem so hard to do, thank you for the idea! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

    Pop Culture&Fashion Magic

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  15. love the hair :) Hey, if you want, check out my blog
    www.nessa-mae.blogspot.co.uk, If you like it follow on GFC and Bloglovin, and I ALWAYS follow back xx – Vanessa Mae

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  16. Just found your blog and I am loving your style! your hair is lovely!!
    Happy to be your newest follower!! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

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  17. I really wanted to try dip dye too but I was worried it would damage my hair. I got these instead - dip dye hair extensions They’re available at Hairtrade.com and there's some gorgeous colours. I got the turquoise one! Kate x

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  18. This looks amazing ! I wish i had light hair to try this , i doubt this would show up on my black hair lol.


    xx Liyana

    LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com
    PS: I just wanted to let you know that I'm having a MAC giveaway on my blog to celebrate my first moth of blogging.

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  19. Thats a really nice colour, my hair changes colour all the time, currently tangerine, but I just go for it with the dye, directions are my fav, they come out really easilly with jo-baz hair colour remover I swear by that stuff xx

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