I have recently lightened the ends of my hair (‘ombre’ you kids call it nowadays) and instantly after doing it, I just knew that I was going to have to amp up my hair care so my hair wasn’t breaking left, right and centre …
- A good deep conditioner. This was the product that made the biggest difference in the shortest amount of time. I only wash my hair 2-3 times a week which means I get a bit of product buildup so I like to really get my hair clean with shampoo but using my regular conditioner was leaving my hair feeling like straw so I have replaced my regular conditioner with a deep conditioner and wholy moly the difference was huge. My hair felt sleeker and softer and I wasn’t getting that ‘fried ends’ kinda look.
- Hair oil. This is my second absolute-must-have-essential. I used hair oil before I changed my hair but I only really used it after a blow-dry to calm some frizz and while it works excellently for that, my favourite thing to do with it is, on the day before I plan to wash my hair, at night I will put a ridiculous amount of oil through my hair, mainly on the ends. My hair looks like a greasy, oily, gross mess but then I pop it into a braid and go to sleep. The next morning my hair was absorbed all the oil and looks like it’s just had some fancy and expensive treatment. It is rather cool.
- Blonde enhancing treatment. Ombre hair can often lean more towards the brassy side of blonde. Mine does, however I wanted that. To make sure that my hair isn’t half brunette, half ginger, I like to use a blonde enhancing treatment about every 3 washes. Mine comes in the form of a purple conditioner and I leave it in for a few minutes, just like a normal conditioner, and when my hair dries, my hair is less brassy and more fabulous looking.
- Leave-In conditioner. You may be noticing a bit of a trend in these products. Nourishing and conditioning your hair is the most important thing when you have dyed it. When my hair is feeling a little bit drab and dry, I spritz in a bit of leave-in conditioner and then usually throw it into a bun or something so that it can properly absorb. It’s a great extra bit of moisture to make sure your hair doesn’t get beyond repair.
I hope those products can maybe help some of you with ombre hair, or even dry hair in general! If you have any holy grail products, I would love to hear about them because my love for hair care products has definitely been reignited thanks to my new do.
Thanks for reading,