THE OMBRE HAIR DIY

after i have been obsessing over alexa chung’s hair for almost a year now, i have finally had the guts to try an ombre diy. as you know i barely ever go to the hairdresser because i just always pay loads of money for unsatisfying results. so i started to cut my hair at home, last time the boyfriend cut it and now i finally colored it at home.


there are so many good products but i was really unlucky to be in italy, where there’s only a very small selection of products that make your hair brighter (most people here are naturally brunette, so the market for bleach isn’t as big). so the only thing i found was schwarzkopf nordic blonde highlight set. here’s the video i promised and the steps below! hope you like it!


1. read the instructions of the product carefully (some have to be applied on wet, some on dry hair)
2. apply bleach to the very ends of your hair, wrap it in aluminum foil
3. wait (the time for your hair color is indicated in the instructions) but make sure to check on your hair every once in a while, it mostly takes a lot shorter!
4. wash out the color
5. repeat step 2 with covering more hair in color, this way the ends will be a little hair and the color will gradually blend in nicely
6. wait again for a while, still checking on the progress
7. rinse out and wash your hair

some tipps: it’s better to bleach your hair on the second or third day after washing. this way the hair will absorb the color a lot better. also make sure to use good products, since bleach is pretty aggressive on your hair. a serum or anything silkening will do it’s job to keep your hair soft and shiney!

And here some of my inspiration:

39 Comments on THE OMBRE HAIR DIY

  1. Julia
    January 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm (2 years ago)

    Sehr sympathisch <3 Steht dir gut!

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  2. Marianne
    January 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm (2 years ago)

    du bist so süss!! :D steht dir wahnsinnig gut, hätt ich nie gedacht, dass das resultat so toll aussehen kann, bei so dunklen haaren.
    ich würd das selbst nie so hinbekommen, hätt sicher blonde flecken ;)
    super video, super sympathisch ;)

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  3. Anonymous
    January 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm (2 years ago)

    “most people here are naturally brunette, so the market for bleach isn’t as big”

    I guess you are wrong – Italy is “the” blonde” nation. Dyed of course.

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    • DARIADARIA
      January 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm (2 years ago)

      well i have lived here for a while now and if you go to any supermarket 90% of the colorations are dark. but maybe you know better :)

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    • Anonymous
      January 16, 2013 at 1:12 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m italian and I guess Anonymous 1 is right. People here are happy to spend money on their hair and get it done professionally, as far as I know. Maybe thats why theres not much of it in the supermarkets.

      Reply
  4. verena
    January 13, 2013 at 2:56 pm (2 years ago)

    haha du bist so süß (hab grad angefangen auf englisch zu schreiben – confuuuused)!

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  5. Nadja
    January 13, 2013 at 3:20 pm (2 years ago)

    haha cooles video, die stimme am anfang war voll seltsam, klingst wie einer der muppets :D passt dir jedenfalls sehr gut!

    http://www.violetfleur.com

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  6. NEST
    January 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow! Really nice! Your blog is now a mixed media installation in my public space ;)I just love how your hair looks like! Do you think you will have the same result with hair tint or semi-permanent hair color for my lighter hair?

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  7. Nissy B Unique
    January 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm (2 years ago)

    seriousely I’ve neven seen a video of you before so I kinda tried imagine how “you are” and I have to say: your super cute, funny – well, simply adorable! Hope to meet you some day in person ;)

    BTW, I’m a huge fan of Alexa’s and yours as well. You both look amazingly beautiful!

    xoxo
    Nissy

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  8. JillePille
    January 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm (2 years ago)

    hihi, wie süß du bist. das sieht richtig klasse aus!

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  9. Ranim
    January 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm (2 years ago)

    :D ich mag dich.
    Und das ergebnis ist wirklich wunderbar!

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  10. Kim Liz
    January 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm (2 years ago)

    omg du bist so sympathisch!
    und das ombre is ungefähr MEGA cool!

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  11. Andrea
    January 13, 2013 at 7:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Haha Hammer Video! So lustig, und das Resultat ist klasse geworden. ;)
    Lg, Andrea

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  12. Anonymous
    January 13, 2013 at 7:59 pm (2 years ago)

    wow, du solltest viel mehr videos machen! dein englisch hört sich total toll an und deine stimme zu hören ist sehr angenehm! würde bestimmt viele freuen! :) hab eine schöne woche xx

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  13. Laura
    January 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm (2 years ago)

    I just died…could you be any cuter? ^^
    Want. more. vlogs.

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  14. Cat
    January 13, 2013 at 8:19 pm (2 years ago)

    du hättest auch das ombré kit von l’oreal verwenden können. das gibt’s seit einigen monaten beim müller. ich hab mir meine haare (ganz ganz dunkel braun) mit dem gemacht und es hat wirklich gut geklappt! :)

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    • DARIADARIA
      January 13, 2013 at 8:22 pm (2 years ago)

      ich habe im video eh erwähnt, dass ich mir dieses kit kaufen wollte aber es das in italien nicht gibt :-)

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  15. B.
    January 13, 2013 at 8:51 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow, das ist dir wirklich toll gelungen! Ich finde das sieht sogar besser aus, als die Ergebnisse mit der speziellen Ombré Farbe von L’Oreal die ich gesehen habe.
    Außerdem muss ich noch sagen, dass du wirklich sehr sympathisch rüber kommst in deinem Video und dass ich neidisch darauf bin wie du fließend Englisch sprichst. Das will ich auch unbedingt noch richtig gut lernen :)

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  16. Alexx
    January 13, 2013 at 9:12 pm (2 years ago)

    uii, so sympathisch :) Tolles Video!!

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  17. Anonymous
    January 14, 2013 at 9:29 am (2 years ago)

    “I like to touch my hair while I talk…” hahahaha you sound exactly like Zooey Deschanel! LOVE IT :D

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  18. claude
    January 14, 2013 at 10:04 am (2 years ago)

    oohh I love you!! so funny!
    hat ein bisschen was von Zooey Deschanel Humor! adoro adoro adoro
    und es ist so schön geworden! schöner als Alexa Chung denn dein Gesicht ist echt hübscher

    so genug Sprachen gemischt, merci et aurevoir;)

    xx Claude

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  19. Anonymous
    January 14, 2013 at 10:41 am (2 years ago)

    es sieht sooooo toll auf, ich finde es noch besser als bei Alexa.. :)

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  20. Zeitverschwender
    January 14, 2013 at 11:42 am (2 years ago)

    Hmm ich mochte deine Haare vorher irgendwie lieber. Aber sieht trotzdem schön aus :) Liebste Grüße!

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  21. Anonymous
    January 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm (2 years ago)

    you are marvellous!!!!!i wanna try also!!!kisses from spain!!!!angela

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  22. leyla
    January 15, 2013 at 12:28 am (2 years ago)

    well, the bed smelling poison that you put in your hair turned out pretty good. you’re definitely entertaining to watch :)

    leyla.

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  23. Tania Amovivorido
    January 16, 2013 at 12:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Das sieht richtig gut aus!
    Jetzt hab ich auch Lust auf Ombré hair :D

    Liebe Grüße,
    Tania

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  24. Anonymous
    January 16, 2013 at 5:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Du bist wunderschön, inspirierend und so lustig! :)

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    • DARIADARIA
      January 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm (2 years ago)

      Aw, you just made my day!

      Reply
  25. Nadine Kirchstetter
    January 17, 2013 at 9:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Mehr videos bitte!!! So süß gemacht!! Echt witzig und super zum ansehen :)

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  26. Nadine Kirchstetter
    January 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Mehr videos bitte!!! Sooooo süß gemacht! :) Echt witzig und toll zum ansehen!!

    Reply
  27. anirataC
    February 12, 2013 at 9:36 am (2 years ago)

    Loved the video (you’re so funny!) and it takes guts to do it yourself for the first time!
    I have one question, how did you manage for the second layer to become not so light as the first and with that smooth effect? Did you apply for shorter time?
    xx, Catarina

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  28. Anonymous
    March 15, 2013 at 5:27 pm (1 year ago)

    question! So you only used the package? Or real bleach? Cause because of your vid I bought a package and I dyed it twice this evening and it barely did anything :(

    Please help!

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    • DARIADARIA
      March 15, 2013 at 8:33 pm (1 year ago)

      I used the stuff I show in the video! But it takes different times for everyone, maybe you should have left it in longer? You need to keep checking every 5 minutes if it already bleached…

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  29. Anonymous
    April 15, 2013 at 8:56 pm (1 year ago)

    Sehr schönes Endergebnis!
    hast du die zweite Schicht in nasses haar aufgetragen? Oder geföhnt?
    Danke :-)

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    • DARIADARIA
      April 15, 2013 at 9:05 pm (1 year ago)

      alles im nassen haar!

      Reply
    • Anonymous
      April 16, 2013 at 5:29 am (1 year ago)

      Ist das bei dir in der Beschreibung gestanden?

      Reply
  30. Anonymous
    April 25, 2013 at 9:44 am (1 year ago)

    I want this too! I think I’m going to cut my hair as short as Alexa today, and then ombre it! <3

    Reply

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