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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

L'oreal Paris Wild ombres Review

Well hello ladies, it has been too long! But i am back, it might not be quite as regular as normal yet, as sadly baby monster is still ill but i will blog as and when i can till he's back to his cheeky self.  Before i became ill some of you who follow me on instagram or twitter may know i dyed my hair, in fact i ombred it which is something I've wanted to do for a very long time. So as soon as the L'oreal wild ombre advert came on tv one night i just had to try it and the next day i went and done so...
I picked up the ombre No1 kit as that's the one for dark brown hair, i also picked up a dye brush just in case i didn't get along with the one from the kit as i really wanted to make sure i blended it well, i didn't actually use it. The kit is a basic hair dye kit, it contains a dye brush, gloves, shampoo, and the three separate dye parts which you put together, shake and job done. You apply it to dry hair and it tells you to section your hair at the back (like your putting your hair into side ponytails) and just apply it in small sections. I sectioned my hair like this but instead of starting from between your ear and chin, i applied it to the tips and worked up to try and make sure it was a more blended look than whats on the box, i found doing it that way really worked best. Once i coated all the hair using the brush i than squirted what was left of the dye into my hands (obviously whilst wearing the gloves) and rubbed it into my ends and rubbing what was left on the glove upwards. 
It says to leave on between 25-45 minutes depending on the intensity you wish, i left this on for the full 45 minutes and as you can tell it's nothing like the picture and was only slightly noticeable. This wasn't the desired effect i had in mind, so i figured my hair was obviously so dark it couldn't lighten it that much in one go so the next day i went out and got another kit to see if a second one would work...
As you can see doing it the second time managed to lighten it a lot more.I did exactly the same process as the first time round but i just brought the dye slightly higher, and again left it on for the full 45 minutes. Now I'm not gonna lie to you guys, after i done it i cried and was convinced it turned it ginger and i wasn't happy, despite everyone telling me it wasn't ginger and that they actually really liked it. But since then i have actually come round to it quite a bit and don't think it's that bad haha. I was hoping the ends would be a bit more blond and to be fair if i was to do a third just on the tips it probably would be, but i can't really be bothered to do another one to be honest. So if your going based on colour remember if you are really dark like me you will more than likely need to do at least two stages. 

Apart from the colour and my personal opinion on that the two things i really disliked about this dye which will more than likely apply to all. One the smell, oh my god! Now i have been dying my hair since i was 13 and used many different brands and colours, but this stuff is very potent and even made my eyes water and feel like they was burning. I am not kidding this stuff isn't for the faint hearted or those with a sensitive nose and eyes. Although this was only whilst i was applying it and just at the start, so if your willing to bare with it it's not that bad once you've passed the initial stench. Also it has killed my hair, now my hair has always been in very good condition as i never straighten it etc etc. But this has dried the hell out of ends to the point where it was getting tangled easy and just felt like straw. So if you already have damaged dried out hair this really won't be doing it any favours. My hair is feeling better now as i am using hair treatments but it's still not quite where i want it to be, so the effects are reversible but it depends if you want to. 

 I picked the first kit up from Boots and the second from Sainsburry's both around £6, so in total to ombre my hair it only cost £12. Even with the negatives i have brought up i am pleased with the results, i know to some that may sound crazy but it's a snip of a salon price and i have been able to get my hair back into a reasonable condition with only three uses of a hair mask. It's hard for me to say whether i advise this product as in my opinion dye results very from person to person, if you personally like how mine turned out and would like a similar look and you can put up with the smell and condition than go ahead. However if you are really worried my personal opinion would be to get it done at a salon and take in a picture of what you want, that way you know your going to walk out happy. I hope some of you found this post helpful, if you have used this kit let me know how it worked for you. Hope your all having a great week, thanks for reading and see you again soon x

P.S. I have just touched up my hair and recorded a tutorial which you can watch here X

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27 comments

  1. I really like the result on you! I don't actually like ombre hair but yours looks lush - I think maybe the blonde would have been a bit harsh against your dark locks?

    Elspeth xx

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    1. Aw thank you, it's nice to hear someone who doesn't know me on a personal level say that, as when it's from someone you know you aren't too sure if they're just saying it not to hurt your feelings haha. I have now come round to thinking the same thing, and maybe a blonder ombre wouldn't of worked so well x

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  2. It does look awesome =) I was going to buy this online from i forget where, but they wouldn't post to Australia. Then i was going to forget about it, but here is your post and its tempting me! lol. Although i'm a bit scared of the smell now. Haha, can't stand awful smelling hair dyes! I Hope you & the fam are feeling better too. xx

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    1. Thankyou :-) I'm not keen on bad smelling dye but this is something else, its hard to explain but cause it must contain bleach it really did make my eyes water and the more I blinked the worse it burned haha but I was doing it in my tiny bathroom that has no windows so in a well ventilated room it may not be as bad haha xx

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  3. Congrats on over 100 followers too by the way! xx

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  4. Thank you for doing this post :) I have really dark hair too so it's nice to see how it will come out. To be honest I was hoping it would go more blonder at the ends :/ Not 100% sure now whether to do it! I think it's 2 for £10 in Boots at the moment, so would aactually be a good time to pick up 2, but will have to think about it :) xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. That's ok, I did get the first one from boots and saw that offer and was tempted to pick two up cause I have really thick hair so didn't know if one would be enough but decided against it. Yeah by the sounds of it your hoping for the same outcome I was, I hope this helped a bit :-) xx

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  5. your hair looks so pretty! i so want this but i'm scared at the same time haha great job :)

    vickyhoang.blogspot.com

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    1. Thankyou. I must admit I was really scared too but I've wanted it dip dyed for so long and in the salon it cost a lot, so I just thought screw it haha x

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  6. I love the ombre hair but I'm too scared to dye it myself ha! I got these instead - dip dye hair extensions They’re available at Hairtrade.com and there's some gorgeous colours. I got the dark to blonde one and they look fab! Kate x

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  7. Hey I love it!! I've just done mine, it's super dark like yours too! It's come back rather ginger and I wanna do it again! Did you use the ombre 2, and did you do it the day after? Not sure how much time to give it in between goes so thought I'd ask =) excellent review!

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    1. Hey, I used the same one again for dark hair no1 and I belive I done it 2 maybe 3 days after the first application. Although I don't think doing it the next day would make a difference. I will be doing a blog post soon on how I've cared for my hair since I done it, as its not as ginger now. Glad you liked the review x

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  8. Totally agree with your review! :) I tried this ombre as well and omg the stench is seriously horrible! the smell has put me off trying it again!
    Laura xx

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  9. It looks so pretty! I love the colour on you. I actually did a review on this, but my hair was a dark blonde to start with, so its now dip dye but not as obvious. I agree with you about the smell, its so bad!!

    www.misslaurameow.blogspot.com

    laura xx

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  10. Im new to blogging and have just done my first blog which was a review like this. Would really apreiciate it if some of you could look at my blog to give me advise/ ideas on what to blog about ect...
    Thanks X

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  11. hey i wanna try it and i have black hair to, do you have a picture of your hair after the first try? and do you think i could do it all in one day, like twice?? or am i better off doing it the next day, please and thank you, love your blog :) :) X

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    1. Hey, the second picture in this post is how it turned out after the second application, i also have a post on how my hair looks now which is my ombre hair care routine. I would personally do it the next day as it can take some time to do and as i say in the post it is extreamly potent stuff haha. I hope this helps, let me know how you get on if you do do it and thank you :) x

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  12. I did mine last night. I used normal bleach from Sallys. I started on the ends only for 15 mins, then kept adding more creeping up towards the jawline so that there was a gradient. You can see the photo on my twitter. Overall the process took an hour.

    https://twitter.com/AissaTyley

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  13. Hello!I love your ombre look! What's your normal hair color, color?

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    1. I can't really remember my natural colour as i've been dying my hair for like a decade, but it's a dark browny colour x

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  14. Hey, i wanted to find out what number of the no.1 kit you used to get the tips that good looking? cause there are a lot of different colors from the no.1

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    1. It was the box for the light brown to dark brown, sorry it's been so long since i done it but it's the box in the photo. I don't know if they've added more shades since i done mine as when i dont mine there was only three shades to choose from. I did use two boxes and consentrated more so on the ends up. Hope that helps :) x

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  15. Hey, I used this product and it came out great! but i want it a bit higher and a more vibrant look. Is it okay to apply it again the next day? ... will it go lighter? ( I have black hair)

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    1. I'm so sorry I've just seen this comment, you've probably already done it or changed your hair so this won't be of much help anymore but yes i would of said it would of worked. When i first done this my hair was very dark and i used two kits very close together to get it lighter x

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  16. how long does it take for the dye to fade, I've had myn in for about 6 months now and its not showing any sign of fading? thanks:)

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    1. Mine didn't really fade at all because it's a permanent dye it's not really going to fade that much, so if you want to change it you'll have to dye it the colour that you want i would imagine. I re-done my ombre so i'm yet to change it but i would imagine because the lighter part has been bleached the colour of a new dye may fade quicker so you might have to dye it more often until it grows out...if that makes sense. By all means i have no hair training so if your unsure i would ask a professional, hope this helped a little :) x

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