Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Fairest Hair to Wear

Anyone who knows me  knows that my hair is my favourite fashion accessory. From wigs, to hair extensions, to hair tinsel, hair feathers and hair colour - I can never get enough, and I am always changing my hair to match whatever my fashion-mood may be.

My natural hair is long(ish) and blonde, and I have taken to letting my previously-coloured blonde hair grow out to obtain a natural "ombre" hair colour. For those of you who are not familiar with what the "ombre" hair-trend is, it "refers to hair color fading from dark to light, or vice versa. Instead of the color starting from the roots, it gradually becomes lighter, or darker, towards the ends. The word "ombre" in French means shadow or shade".

We can thank the late 80s-early 90s for this grunge-inspired look. Back when it was cool to "not care" about your hair, the punks and grungies of the time would just let their roots grow out from their previously coloured/bleached hair, resulting in a faded look. This style emerged from street-fashion and has been re-created today - and is oddly seen as quite stylish and glamourous and not just "punk and grunge".

My own ombre hair:

As of late, I've been really loving to "colour-dip" my hair. This is when you take a colour and dye only the tips of your hair with it (almost as if the hair has been "dipped" into a pot of colour, thus it's name "colour-dipping"). I've been really inspired by several photos I have come across, and thus far have tried both blue and purple colour-dipping techniques in my own hair:

This is a blue dye that I purchased online from a company called "La Riche Directions". The colour is "Lagoon Blue".

This purple is a new favourite of mine, as it easily washes out with one wash - perfect for the girl who changes her hair like she changes her clothes.

Next up to try eventually, another "La Riche Directions" hair colour called "Dark Tulip" - I already have the dye, just waiting now for the mood to strike...


  1. I'm a massive fan of the ombre hairstyle, and your 'dip dyed' ends look brilliant too! I wish i had naturally longer hair to do this myself, but at the moment i'm just having to use hair extensions!
    I dip dyed the ends of mine with a red permanent marker which worked brilliantly, took weeks to wash out but faded to a lovely pink colour after one wash :)

  2. i have a pot of dark tulip in my house now, i have wanted to dye my hair for years but was always too nervous til now. I am excited about it, i loe it, i dont want a total permenant as i was brought up with a hairdresser for a mother who always swore against permenant hair dye, but a semi i can try, my folks and bf think its a great idea, so doea everyone i have asked, to why fook not lol!! Cant wait!!!! xxx
    PS:loving the pics xx