I had never tried something that, I thought, would need precision and how in the heck would I make sure the back of my hair looked great? BUT I decided....hey, it's just hair color. If I hated it, I could just change it to something else. So I drove myself to WalMart and made up a plan as I searched through the hair color section.
I got a brown hair dye for the top section of my hair: (Revlon's Medium Golden Brown) and a blonde color (Schwarzkopf Color Ultime Iconic Blondes Hair Coloring Kit, 10.1 Light Blonde)
for the ombre effect at the bottom. My hair was already blonde so I just needed the blonde hair dye to blend the two colors together and help it not look choppy.
So here's how I applied the dye:
Step 1: I applied the brown hair dye to the top 3/4 of my hair and left the bottom (which was already blonde) untouched. Waited the appropriate time based on the directions on the box and then washed it out.
Step 2: Then make sure to fully dry your hair. I was impatient so I used a hair dryer instead of letting it air dry.
Step 3: Then I used the mixed the blonde hair solution and applied it like I would for highlights to the bottom portion of my hair...I also went a little onto the brown hair in some places to ensure that it looked blended. Then I waited the appropriate time and washed it out.
Step 4: Dry it and see how it looks. Keep any extra dye on hand just in case you need to touch up anything.
This total look cost me less than $20 and took about an hour or so.
Oh and you totally need to check out this video before getting started!!!
I followed the directions in the video when I added in the blonde at the bottom of my hair: https://youtu.be/pJMfzmpLVIU
Do you DIY your hair color? What's your fav hair color brand? Let me know in the comments below! :-)