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Saturday, 26 January 2013

My Ombre Hair Care Routine

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Hello lovelies, hope your all having a great day. So I'm doing a post I've been meaning to do now for weeks, how i look after my ombre hair. For those of you who don't know what ombre is, it's where the ends of your hair are a different colour to the roots, in most cases this is where your brown at the roots and it slowly goes to a blonde at the end. Some of you may already know that i ombred my hair myself using the Loreal wild ombre hair kit, if you haven't read it already here is my full review.  But just to basically refresh i had to do two kits to get the colour i wanted, it destroyed my hair at the ends, and i ended up with what i would call a slightly coppery blonde. Don't get me wrong i did really like it but i needed to get it back into a good healthy condition again, so this is what i have been doing to do this.

Shampoo's and conditioners:
I would like to say first, i wash my hair about two maybe three times a week. Washing your hair everyday isn't good for your hair and your hair produces oils which are good for it, i also have a ridiculous amount of hair so even if it was good for your hair i just simply don't have the time haha.

 So when i wash my hair i alternate between Loreal elvive nutri-gloss shine shampoo and conditioner and the Lee Stafford bleach blondes. I like the elvive nutri-gloss as i find it leaves my hair feeling really smooth and silky and it just looks and feels in nice condition. I then use the bleach blondes to help maintain the blonde colour of the ends of my hair, it's better to maintain the blonde than the brunette. This is also a purple shampoo and when i say purple i mean as purple as the bottle is. This helps to knock out the brassy tones so it leaves a really nice blonde. I personally think this has majorly helped to improve the colour of my blonde ends. I then do a macadamia oil deep repair masque, about once a month to really give the ends of my hair a boost. I have previously done a full review on this masque and how i used it so if you would like more information please read here.

Heat protection and oils:
Before i dry my hair i always use a heat protection spray, i particularly like Schwarzkopf got2b guardian angel as i don't find it sticky and it doesn't weigh my hair down. Before i had my hair ombre i was rubbish at using a heat spray but because it's now damaged i ensure i always do this whenever applying heat to my hair. I then like to use another macadamia oil product this time the healing oil spray after I've dried my hair. This smells lovely and comes out as a fine mist, so it's a lot easier to make sure you don't apply to much. I find this helps any fly aways and instantly puts moisture back into my hair, making the damaged ends more healthy and manageable. 

Brush and hairdryer:
It's important to use a wide tooth comb when brushing wet hair as using a brush can damage your hair   more. I jut picked this one up from Boots awhile and i can't remember what make it is if it is any, but it doesn't matter as long as it's a wide tooth comb. I also wanted to include the hair dryer as i love mine and think it's fantastic. It's by Mark Hill, I'm pretty sure this leopard print one was limited edition but i know you can get other animal print ones. As i said earlier i have a stupid amount of hair, as well as it being long it is ridiculously thick and this drys it in no time. Because it dries it so fast it limits the length of time heat is on my hair which i think is a lot better and healthier for my hair.

And this is what my hair looks like now after about two months of it being ombre using this little routine. I would like to add though I'm not a hairdresser this is just products that i have found that has worked for me. The only thing i need to do now to get my hair in a better condition is to get it cut, but considering how bad it felt after i used the wild ombre kit it's much more healthy and manageable. Are there any products you find really work for damaged hair? Thank you for reading, i hope this post helps and i shall see you all again soon x

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  1. you have gorgeous hair! i really want to try some things from macadamia x

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    1. Thank you, i love macadamia oil products they are so worth the money x

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  2. I love reading posts like this! I've been looking for the guardian angel everywhere but they always seem to out of stock in my local superdrug! x

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    1. I got mine in Sainsburry's if that helps x

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  3. I know you'll hate to hear this but, best way to rid damaged hair is to cut it. :(

    But using those oils and deep conditioning treatment will help it feel better though hun, and maintain that lovely shine you have to your hair!

    :)

    xx

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    1. I know but i'm so rubbish at getting it cut haha, i just want the dead cut off. As long as the rest doesn't feel like straw and tangle all the time i can live with it x

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  4. Your hair does have a lovely shine too it xx

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  5. Hi there, I've nominated you for the Liebster Award.
    For information read here:
    http://elohel-lauren.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/liebster-award.html

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  6. You've got lovely hair, I'm a massive fan of the macadamia oil range, I've never tried the deep repair treatment though, it's got to be next on my list!


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    1. It's such a brilliant range, i will certainly be getting more from them x

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  7. Love these ideas! I'm one of those people who leaves out my tools - partly because they're hot, partly because all I have is a shelf in a deep cupboard to shove them into.


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