Ombre hair has been popular for many years now, and it seems like this amazing hair trend will last for good. Why amazing? Because there are tons of benefits of having ombre hair. It’s a great solution to your root regrowth problem and it’s low maintenance. Your ends are the only sections that need to receive a shot of color regularly, which means your roots should remain the way they are. Even though you can get your ombre hair done once and let it go for a few months, you still have to follow some hair care rules.
Ombre hair is supposed to cause less damage because you don’t put a hair dye on your scalp. However, the ends might be greatly damaged, especially if you bleach them too hard. If you ignore it, your strands may look dull and dry. Here are some essential ombre hair care tips to keep in mind when you are trying to breathe life back into your ombre hair.
1. Wash it 2-3 times a week
This is a real challenge, but washing your ombre hair each day (or even every other day) can strip the hair of natural oils and make your hair look too oily or too dry. Not to mention that your ombre color will fade much quicker. Aim to wash your ombre hair 2-3 times a week and make sure you wash it correctly. If your hair is too greasy, opt for dry shampoo to clean your hair in a matter of several minutes without getting it wet.
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2. Keep it moisturized
Just like any dyed hair, ombre hair tends to be dry and brittle too, which is why it’s crucial to moisturize it regularly in order to keep your hair healthy. When washing your hair, pay more attention to your ends as they suffer more than your roots. Apply more conditioner to your ends and leave it for 2 to 5 minutes instead of rinsing it off once you apply it. Do a hair mask once a week or consider using hot oil treatment at least once a month. Coconut oil is also one of the best moisturizing hair treatments. It works well to recondition damaged and dry ombre hair.
3. Avoid heat styling tools
Although blow dryers, curling irons and flat irons make our beauty routines easier, they cause breakage, damage and drying. When used regularly, heat styling tools make ombre hair look dull and unhealthy. There are many easy ways to curl or straighten your hair without heat. Just get creative or check some tips online.
4. Give purple shampoo a try
Purple shampoo helps to get rid of yellowy tones in the hair and maintain a significantly paler blonde look. Just don’t overdo it. Otherwise, this purple shampoo can stain your towel, shower curtain and your hair. The last thing you want is to end up having a purple hair. Use purple shampoo to boost the brassiness and do it carefully. Leave it on for 2-3 minutes and then rinse off.
5. Lemon juice
If you don’t feel like using purple shampoo, give lemon juice a try. Depending on the length of the hair, the juice of 1 to 3 lemons can help you keep your blonde tips staying blonde for longer. Add a little bit of honey to your lemon juice to prevent hair damage and keep your locks moisturized.
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Ombre hair is a trend that will never end. Hairstylists love it, stars love it, bloggers love it, rich women love it and even many magazine editors I know claim it’s one of the best hair trends ever. Ombre hair is easy to do at home, unlike most other hair trends. It looks incredibly different than ordinary highlights. The ombre hair trend allows you to experiment with your hair without spending lots of money, time and effort. Plus, you can easily change your look or go to your old one without any drastic changes. If you don’t want ombre hair anymore, simply chop the ends off or dye them to get the color you like.