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. 😀
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.
Looks great, very good job 🙂
Beautiful! And it looks so natural too!
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. 😀
It looks lovely 🙂
I love it, you have done a great job. Can I ask which box demis you used, my daughter wants something similar (again lol)