Monday, 9 September 2013

My Black-Red Ombré Hair


I  got  my  hair  ombréd  the  day  before  yesterday. I  went  for  a  purplish  wine-red  ombré  because  I  thought  it  with  go  well  with  my  naturally  black  hair  and  also  with  my  Indian skin-tone.  And  I  am so  happy  with  the  results!


Sorry  but  the  color  looks  way  redder  and  brighter  than  it  actually  is.(Also  I  couldn't  resist  putting  up  a  cliched  Before-After  picture!)

I  had  wanted  to  get  ombré  for  quite  a  long  time  now  but  was  very apprehensive  of  the  idea  at  first.  I  was  afraid  that  it  would  ruin  my  hair  and  make  my  the  hair  ends  go  rough.  I  was  also  not  sure  if  my  parents  would  approve  of  it.  I'm  not  trying  to  brag  but  you  see  I've  always  had  somewhat  shiny  and  smooth  hair  and  hence  I  hardly  ever  took  any  risks  with  it.  The  most  crazy  thing  I've  ever  let  to  touch  my  hair  was  my  Philips  HP8310  Hair  Straightener!!

So  I  took  my  time,  researching  and  rethinking.  I  would  recommend  you  to  do  the  same  because  it  does  not  just  end  with  the  coloring.  Its  the  post-color  care  that  is  the  most  important.  Make  sure  the  whole  process  is  within  your  budget.

I  got  my  ombré  done  in  a  salon  near  to  where  I  live.  They  had  to  color  my  hair  three  times  to  achieve  the  color!! THREE  times!!  It  wasn't  their  fault  though.  I  did  not  want  my  hair  bleached  or  pre-lightened.  So  we  went  for  the  professional  hair  color  in  a  shade  of  violet  that  was  meant  for  dark  hair  and  did  not  require  pre-lightening.  However  as  it  turned  out,  my  natural  hair  pigment  was  so  strong  that  it  did  not  get  even  the  slightest  tinge  of  color!  So  the  parlour  lady  said  that  she'll  try  again  and  mix  a  shade  of  red  with  a  little  bleaching  agent  this  time  to  which  I  agreed.  This  time,  after  washing  and  drying  my  hair,  a  very  light  tinge  was  visible  but  only  if  it  was  held  against  the  light.  So  the  good  lady  tried  again.  This  time  she  used  the  brightest  shade  of  red  there  was  and  said  that  if  this  did  not  work,  nothing  else  will! I  was  half  prepared  to  give  up  hope!  Also  the  ends  of  my  hair  had  already  been  through  so  many  attrocities  already.  But  thankfully  this  time  the  color  turned  out  beautifully! Third  time's  a  charm?

Most  of  the  good  color-care  products  are  a  bit  on  the  costlier  side.  Also  another  problem  I  faced  was  that  there  are  very  few  professional  quality  color  care  products  available  in  India.  So  make  sure  you  get  the  required  products  in  your  area.  Online  shopping  might  seem  to  be  a  feasible  option.  But  make  sure  to  go  through  enough  reviews  on  different  blogs  and  also  on  Youtube  before  you  invest  on  any.

I  bought  my  shampoo  from  the  salon itself.  I  got  the  Tec Italy Shampoo Post Color  .  I've  used  it  today - the  first  wash  after  coloring.  I  was  afraid  that  the  color  would  go  lighter  after  the  wash  but  thankfully  it  didn't.  I  am  very  impressed  with  the  shampoo  as  it  has  left  my  hair  much  smoother  than  it  was  yesterday.  Also  the  color  is  perfectly  intact.

Conditioning  is  a  crucial  part  of  post-color hair care.  I  just  never  felt  the  need  for  conditioning  my  hair   before  as  I  had  quite  healthy  hair.  But  as  coloring  rips  your  hair  off  its  natural  pigment  and  with  it,  its  moisture,  conditioning  is  a  must.  Moreover,  the  hair  ends  are  the  weakest  part  of  your  hair  so  even  if  you  don't  have  colored  or  treated  hair,  regular  conditioning  is  a  habit  to  stick  to.  Unfortunately,  I  did  not  carry  enough  money  with  me  that  day  so  I  wasn't  able  to  purchase  the  Tec  Italy  Conditioner  along  with  the  shampoo.  But  I  was  so  impressed  with  the  shampoo  that  I  might  actually  go  for  the  conditioner  as  well.  I'm  also  considering  the  Herbal  Essences  Color  Me  Happy  Conditioner  as  I  have  come  across  a  few  good  reviews  on  it.  I'll  let  you  know  after  I  decide  and  will  put  up  a  product  review.

Hopefully  I  will  be  posting  regular  updates  on  my  ombré  hair  care.

Good  Luck.

Love,



I  hope  this  helped.  If  you  have  any  queries  or  if  I  have  missed  anything,  let  me  know  in  the  comments.  If  you  live  in  Delhi  and  would  like  to  try  out  the  parlour  I  went  to,  I  would  happily  provide  contact  details  via  e-mail.  Also  if  you  want  me  to  address  any  issues  privately,  any  at  all,  feel  free  to  e-mail  me.



4 comments:

  1. wowww!Simply awsm wrk...multi talntd bloggr :)

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  2. Hi...does ur parlour also have tec italy violet colour?? I want that

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    1. Hi..I'm so sorry for the late reply! I'm not sure which product you are referring to exactly. If you are talking about the color protective shampoo, then yes the do keep a stock of it usually. The problem is that I'm not in Delhi right now or else i would have asked them. If you could specify which product you are looking for, I can call them and ask... :)
      and Merry Christmas ^__^

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