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Ombre Hair

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Ombre Hair

I have had long hair for a while, long enough to reach my tail bone/lower back as I hadn’t cut them for good 6-7 years. What kept me going was how I loved my long tresses and the compliments I would keep getting from everyone around, quite a subject of envy too for many, haha !

But due to frequent place change (Pilani-Delhi-Shimla-Hyderabad all within a year) my hair were not really having their best days. My stylist in Delhi too suggested me to cut my hair for the sake of my roots’ health. Since my hair had been quite long for years and the frequent water change, my roots were bearing the brunt so chopping some length off seemed inevitable.

Few pictures of mine from my Instagram of how my hair looked like just before I decided to finally chop them into half:

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Β (Outfit Details: Floral Dress from Forever 21, Polka-dots Dress & Leather Jacket from Zara, Pink Vest & Peplum Skirt by Koovs)

Besides that, I had been crushing on almost everyone with ‘Ombre Hair’ and had been planning for months to get it done but was reluctant as I had never got my hair coloured before.

So before I get started with telling you on how my ‘hair makeover’ finally happened, let me tell you a bit about this hottest hair trend of the season.

Ombre is a hair trend with darker/ natural hues at the roots and gradually-dyed lightening at the ends. Ombre hair has been seen on almost all the celebrities, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Emma Stone and even Jared Leto, these celebrities have sported the Ombre this year, only emphasizing that this dip-dyed hair trend is here to stay for a while.

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As most of you know that I go for regular hair spas every month, on the first week of May I decided to try ‘Envi’ Salon (Inorbit Mall, Hyderabad branch) for my hair spa. I usually go to Nirva Spa (in Gachibowli) as it’s closer to my place but thought of giving Envi a try after hearing some good words about it from my friends in the city.

So I am sitting at Envi and this stylist comes and suggests me to get a hair cut along, I looked at my husband (who was accompanying me that day to get a haircut himself) and he nodded in agreement.

After getting a head-wash I told the stylist to just cut my hair into half and give me some layers and while I was getting my hair cut, I had this epiphany that if I am already sort of giving my hair a makeover then why not give it a drastic one !

I asked my stylist if he can give me an Ombre, he was more than thrilled about the idea (and my husband was equally supportive).

The most important and not-so-easy task was to select the perfect colour for me Β and we finally settled for a honey-caramel hue, L’oreal Majilift no. 13.

Here are the products used for colouring my hair.

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I can’t really talk much about the technique much but it’s definitely different than regular colouring/ streaking/ highlights and needs to be done only by a trained professional.

I also got few highlights on the right side of my side-partition.

After the completion of the hair colouring process/ Ombre, the stylist suggested me to go for a special ‘Protein Treatment’ instead of a regular hair-spa. This protein treatment is suggested to be taken two times after getting the hair coloured, in an interval of 30-45 days to maintain the hair texture, avoid split ends and make the colour stay longer. The products used for it were:

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The whole process of washing, hair cut, colouring and protein treatment took some 3 hours and around 9000 INR.

And that’s my stylist:

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This is how my hair looked like just after the process (clicked from phone camera):

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The products (shampoo, conditioner and hair mask) suggested to me to use:

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I am currently using all these products to maintain my hair and it’s been around 3 months already since I got the Ombre, my hair still look great to me. Since the colour doesn’t touches your roots, there are no chances of hair fall.

The colour hasn’t faded and my hair texture is still the same as it was before I got the colour. Further, to avoid any split-ends am using ‘TIGI Bed Head After Party hair serum‘. I use the serum after each head-wash and apply it generously on the coloured part of my hair, specially the tips.

I could have posted my experience earlier but wanted to be sure if am happy with my decision or not, if the products used while colouring and the ones am using to maintain it, worked well or not. Three months since I got Ombre-d, I can confidently recommend this to my readers. I am very happy with my hair right now and glad I tried this πŸ™‚

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Few things to keep in mind before you decide to go for Ombre Hair:

1) Be confident about the salon you want to get it done from.

2) Trust only a trained professional as the technique is bit different than regular colouring (as I was told).

3) Pick a colour that suits your skin tone and the kind of wardrobe you have. I mean if you wear mostly Indian, am not sure how a blonde shade would look like on a Salwar-Kameez unless you can really carry it.

4) Again, don’t go for anything too shocking unless you can carry it. You can always go for safe choices, such as colours only 2-3 shades lighter than your natural hair, whatever that suits you. You can also test the colour by applying it on a streak of hair and then go for it if you’re convinced with the shade.

5) Use quality products, trusted brands.

6) Do get the products your stylist suggests to use after getting your hair coloured to maintain your hair quality and the colour.

If you still have any further querries/ views, please do post a comment here or drop me a mail.

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Β Much Love.

19 Comments

  1. CarolaNReves

    August 27, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Hi, I get on your blog regularly. Your writing style is awesome,
    keep up the good work!

  2. Akansha

    February 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Great post!
    You are amazing! Thank you!

  3. quest bars

    February 18, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Great information, thanks for this!

  4. Priyasha

    February 8, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Hey, what would be the approximate price of a Shampoo, hair cut and hair ombre? (No hair spa/treatment)
    Also, kindly give some suggestions regarding good salons in Delhi for getting ombre done for the first time along with the approximate price.

    Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

  5. Isidra

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  6. Pallavi Ruhail

    March 26, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    No, it didn’t, I used the right products, I did a detailed post on it, check it in the beauty section πŸ™‚

  7. Sakshi

    March 26, 2015 at 8:39 am

    ur hair is so pretty and your ombre turned out great!! i have a question though, did ur hair feel or look damaged afterwards? thinking of doing it myself, thts why wanted to know πŸ™‚

  8. thatdelhigirl

    December 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    can’t say, depends on salon to salon, am guessing atleast 9-10K from a good salon !

  9. thatdelhigirl

    December 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    nopes πŸ™‚

  10. Natasha

    December 21, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Hey hi
    Did u prelighten your hair for the ombre effect?

  11. Mrunmayee

    December 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    what will be the cost if i wanna ombre my hair at a salon in mumbai????…….my hair length is medium…

  12. thatdelhigirl

    August 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

    You can check with any l’oreal salons πŸ™‚

  13. Shivani

    August 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Can you suggest any experienced salons in Delhi to get ombre done please? Thanks

  14. shwetajoshi

    August 6, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks. πŸ™‚

  15. thatdelhigirl

    August 6, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you !

  16. thatdelhigirl

    August 6, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Cost is usually around 2K on an average and depends on your hair length.

  17. thatdelhigirl

    August 6, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Just visit your nearest salon, maybe L’oreal/ Matrix or Schwarzkoph salon, stylists are pretty good there and the products are also good, including for protein treatment πŸ™‚

  18. shwetajoshi

    August 5, 2014 at 6:03 am

    I was actually disappointed to read that you had a haircut… I loved your tresses girrrl! But anyway, I am still in love with them (may be a little envious as well) πŸ˜‰ Yes, this is a drastic change from your last hairstyle, but you manage to look gorgeous as always.
    Can you recommend me a good protein treatment, along with products and costs involved?

  19. sanjana

    August 5, 2014 at 3:13 am

    aww beautiful expained ..kudos girle ..Hugs

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