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Siamese Cat Ombre - work in progress

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In an attempt to avoid bleaching and blend roots, I went for an ombre effect this weekend after using a colour remover on the toners I've been using.

I wanted more contrast, but it's best I started out subtle because, well, I chose to use box dyes(!) and don't quite remember how dark they take.  This weekend was a good practice, and I'm quite chuffed with the results.  I used a non-permanent box dye in dark blonde, and for the root area, I added a bit of light ash brown, and blended it about halfway down.  Then I used my Nirvel ArtX grey to tone and some Touch of Silver shampoo.

For now, I love the effect because it's cleaned up the top and roots quite a lot, a rather good blend for a first try - almost like the colours of a Siamese cat.  πŸ˜€

Still looks blonde overall, so next time I need a root touch-up, I want to push it a bit and get more contrast through the crown - but at least it won't look too different for work this week.

I hope to update this thread if I can get the full effect I'm after.

Posted : September 20, 2014 12:22 pm
New Member Guest

Looks great, very good job πŸ™‚

Posted : September 20, 2014 5:56 pm
New Member Guest

Beautiful! And it looks so natural too!

Posted : September 20, 2014 6:19 pm
New Member Guest

Thank you! :-*

This weekend, I got a little further.  The changes seem so subtle, but I think it will prove to be a great way to avoid bleach and maintain more tidy-looking, blonde hair.  I'm so chuffed with how the gradations are coming out, and the root line is nearly hidden completely.

This weekend, used more demis, with a touch of medium ash brown this time, only top and sides.  Rinsed it off, then used a colour remover on the ends to bring back some brightness.

I like how there's now a contrast when I compare the side fringe to the back and top.

Hair can be so much fun.  πŸ˜€

Posted : September 27, 2014 6:15 pm
Famed Member Registered

It looks lovely πŸ™‚

Posted : October 3, 2014 5:43 am
(@Wicked Pixie)
New Member Guest

I love it, you have done a great job. Can I ask which box demis you used, my daughter wants something similar (again lol)

Posted : October 3, 2014 3:09 pm
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