Just Charlie G

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I’ve had the Ombre look on my hair for quite some time, courtesy of my lovely hairdresser, it was really a very subtle gradient and I found that whilst it was lovely and natural looking, it wasn’t all that noticeable, certainly no one noticed when I had it done…

L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombres At Home Ombre Hair

So recently I’ve been hankering for something a bit more obvious….and that’s when I got my heart set on the new L’Oreal Preference Wild Ombres at home dip dye kit….and I got tempted. I’ve not dyed my hair at home for years and years but I used to do it all the time so I was pretty nervous but I decided to just go for it anyway.

It comes in three variants, for Blonde to Dark Blonde, Dark Blonde to Medium Brown and Light Brown to Dark Brown and I opted for the Dark Blonde to Medium brown variation since my ends were already lightened. Couldn’t find it in Boots or Superdrug, totally sold out everywhere, so I had a look at an out of town Boots and managed to grab it there.

So the effect I was looking for was the middle one below.

L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombres At Home Ombre Hair

Only a little lighter than it currently is, but hopefully a little more obvious.

In terms of use this was easy peasy, you split your hair down the back parting and pull each section round to the front. Mix your products, apply to the special comb enclosed and then coat the ends of your hair… They recommend leaving it for 25 to 45 minutes and I got scared and washed mine off after 30 minutes but I really wish I hadn’t. Although I’ve had a good result with this kit, brilliant in fact, I would have liked it a bit lighter still, so am contemplating doing it again… hardly seems like a hassle as it was so easy to do!

And the results, first my untouched roots and then the lower sections…considerably lighter!

L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombres At Home Ombre Hair
L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombres At Home Ombre Hair

There is a copper tone to the blonde, but it’s not bad at all, not what I’d call ginger, and I must stress I took all these photos under electric light late at night, so everything is leaning a little more orange than it actually is.

But here’s how my hair looks all together.

L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombres At Home Ombre Hair

L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombres At Home Ombre Hair

L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombres At Home Ombre Hair

All in all I’m very impressed, for £6.99 this does seem completely fool proof. I would just recommend you leave it on for the full time for maximum effect, I can’t decide whether to do it again or not…

Anyway, one cautionary word, after doing this, even with the super conditioning shampoo that comes with it, my hair feels pretty dry and is going to need lots of tlc for a while so I wouldn’t recommend at all if your hair is already damaged.

You can buy online at Boots.


3 responses to “L’Oreal Preference Wild Ombres At Home Ombre Hair Review”

  1. Meeta says:

    It looks great! – I don’t think it needs it again, the colour already looks really nice.

  2. ihavemostlybeen says:

    Oh my god how brave are you?! I was certain home ombre had “hair disaster waiting to happen” written all over it but maybe not, if used wisely!! I suspect that the length of hair to be ombre’d is key, mine is too short as it sits just below my shoulders and I think the lightened bits need to start, as yours do, from below your jaw line or thereabouts with a good length of hair to lighten for it to look really good. Your are brave and mad in equal measure!! Happy New Year lovely. xxx

  3. Lipstick fridays@hotmail.co.uk says:

    Have been wanting to try this kit xx looks fab on you xx

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