I’ve had ombre hair for what feels like years now. (It’s actually probably only been about… No, wait. It has been years… About four to be precise.)
Anyway, the point is: I absolutely love having ombre hair.
I particularly love the brunette and blonde combination, which is ideal for me as my hair is naturally brunette, so I usually just get blonde highlights. Whether I let it grow out so that it’s only my ends that are frosted blonde, or I decide to take the blonde almost right up to my roots, ombre hair always looks so carefree and awesome. (If I do say so myself!)
After eight months of neglect, I decided to head to the hairdressers last week so that my stylist could re-blonde me. (New word!) It was then that I got to thinking… Ombre hair rocks. I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back to the dark side of having my hair just one colour all over. Now where’s the fun in that?
Here are 3 things that never get old about having ombre hair.
1. It looks natural and unique.
Ombre hair looks like you’ve just let your hair grow out, and your colour has faded with it. Some might call it lazy, but I call it the natural look. Instead of bombarding people with just one striking colour, ombre hair usually involves a gradual gradient from one colour to another, i.e. brunette to blonde. As someone who loves variety, why just have one hair colour when you can have several different shades all at once?
Plus, ombre hair is unique. It’s not unique in the sense that every Tom, Dick and Harry has it these days (why isn’t there a female version of that expression?) – rather, it’s unique to every person. Colour takes differently to each person’s hair, and the natural colour of the individual affects the shades of ombre they can rock.
2. It’s low maintenance AF.
Want to leave it months before you have your hair coloured again? You can with ombre hair. If, like me, it costs you a small fortune to have your hair coloured professionally and you daren’t risk doing it yourself in case you screw it up royally – ombre hair means that you don’t have to visit the hairdressers as regularly as everybody else. Gone are the days where you had to visit your hairdresser every 6 weeks to top up your roots otherwise they’d look vile – goodbye, hallelujah, see ya never! Simply go to your stylist when you can afford it, and your colour will still look ombre no matter what length your hair gets to.
3. The opportunities are endless.
Like I just said, you can grow out your ombre so that your contrast colour is minimal, or you can schedule regular hairdresser appointments to keep your contrast colour more prominent at all times. OR you can completely change your ombre colour at any time. Want to switch it up? Go from dark brunette to light brunette, black to red, or even dye your blonde ends something totally out there – like pink or blue. The choices are endless! Being complex beings, us gals do like our variety, and some of us get bored easily (cough) – so this style is perfect as it allows us to mix things up.
Like I said before, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to that one-hair-colour lyf. This is too beneficial, innit.
Here’s to another four years of ombre hair!