Sort Of Blond Ombré -ish Hair. Maybe. Or Not.

11 April 2012


Here is is...my new hair! What do you think?

I'm still not sure about it, as I mentioned just after I'd had it done, I don't think the ombre is as defined as I would have liked it to be. To me it looks a bit like a slightly more blended version of my regular hair with a few too many weeks of root!! Whilst I was after a very subtle ombre, and not the kind that looks like your hair is half and half, I do think it could have done with going a little further down my head. I suppose the beauty of this style is that the colour can grow in rather than growing out though so it'll look better with a bit of time I think.

For some reason on photos it doesn't look quite as blended as it does in person but here's a few more awkward shots taken at dinner this evening to give you an idea of what my 'sort-of-ombre' hair looks like!
Sort of a blond ombre style.... then again...maybe I just paid for roots.

When I was at the salon I stocked up on my usual hair products (Kerastase Nutritive shampoo and conditioner and their deep conditioning treatment, Masquintense). I also made a new purchase, Kerastase Elixir Ultime. It's a 'beautifying oil' which is supposed to nourish, strengthen and protect hair along with smoothing it and adding shine. Lots of work for this little gold bottle!

Because of colouring and styling I really struggle to keep my hair in even half decent condition so I'm all for anything that can help. I believe investing in high quality hair care products is really important, after all, you wear your hair every day! I'm hoping the Elixir is going to do what it says on the tin. So far I can report it smells amazing and seems to add some shine but I'll write a post about whether it does the rest after I've used it for a little while.

What do you use to keep your hair in good condition, do you have any great recommendations?

51 comments:

  1. it looks great! your hair always does

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  2. looks lovely :) very original!

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  3. While it looks lovely, I do agree with you in that I think it will look better once it grows out a bit. It looks like your roots have grown out... but in an elegant way. I'm sure once it grows a bit more it will look more ombre :)

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  4. I think you look beautiful! Your hair looks great to me! :)

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  5. i love your hair...it always looks so pretty!

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  6. It turned out really lovely. You always have celebrity hair :) honestly, I am so jealous xxx

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  7. love your two toned hair color

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  8. http://moroccanoil.com/en_US/brand/home

    I Love love love moroccanoil products. I use their volume shampoo and conditioner along with their treatment-light oil. It cuts blow drying time in HALF, delivers lost proteins, and leaves my hair ridiculously shinny. It smells so so good too.

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    1. I've been wanting to try some of those products but as yet I haven't seen anywhere that sells them here. I'll definitely be keeping my eye open for them now though :) x

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  9. Ahhm I really want to try Kerastase products...especially the hair oil. Your hair looks gorgeous to me,and really shiny! xx

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    1. Thanks, Ive always felt my hair isnt shiny but always wish it was so thats a great compliment to me :D x

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  10. You're hair looks really nice :) I recently bought that hair oil and love it! It really protects your hair and makes it soft and smell good,my hairdresser recommended it over the morrocan oil!

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    1. So far I'm loving it but I haven't used it long enough to judge if it helps more than just superficially. Hoping it will actually help fix my hair a little or at least prevent breaking, split ends a little.

      x

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  11. It looks amazing! I love it! :) Wish I had a good idea for my hair!!!!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    www.rachelslookbook.com

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  12. It looks really pretty and your hair has so much shine, lucky you!x

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  13. i love you're blog you are so cute, and you are an artist with your nails!!! i'm a new follower!! please can you follow me?? im new in blogger and i don't have to much followers! kisses xx

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  14. I see what you mean but I think it looks really nice anyway! Plus, like you said, as your hair grows the ombre will actually become more defined. For my hair, I use moisturizing shampoo/conditioner (usually Biolage) and various repair/deep conditioning treatments to keep it soft.

    xo, alison*elle

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  15. Very pretty!

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  16. looks GORGEOUS!
    i always use kerastase!

    great photos hun!
    great look on you <333

    hugs, xo!

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  17. its gorgeous love it
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    x

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  18. you look so sweet and happy:)

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  19. you're hair is gorgeous <3

    I'm using Kérastase too, I love it!!

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  20. you're hair is stunning, I am a massive Lush lover I love there Big conditioner. I do love a good Kerastase splurge every know and then myself though. :) xx

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  21. You hair looks great! And you look fab as always.

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  22. Looks lovely! You're so gorgeous!
    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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  23. Love this look on you! Maybe it's something this old woman should try? NAH.... but twenty years ago I certainly would have.

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  25. You're so brave, looks fantastic, I have spoken to my hairdresser today about going for an ombre look but I am brunette so opposite way around...I am going to try pastel rainbow nails this evening from your tutorial, wish me luck xx

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  26. I apologise in advance for rambling...

    I had a really awful experience at the hairdressers about 6 months ago. The dye they used reacted with the John Frieda Go Blonder Spray that I had been using and chemically burned my hair. It went like a birllo pad, all matted and tangled and snapping and just completely horrible. I actually had to cut a lot of it off. Happily, 6 months later and my hair is A LOT better than it was. To look at now you wouldn't know anything had happened to it (just ignore the massive roots coming in!). It can still be quite dry but it actually feels like hair now!

    Products i've found that really help are the Phillip Kingsley Elasticizer (totally worth the money), Bumble and Bumble Creme de Coco mask and their mending shampoo and conditioner, moroccanoil has been a god send as well. There is a Fekkai Protein RX range that I have used the daily protein spray and the protein anti breakage mask which is amazing as well. I've just started using the Kerastase Masquintense but I think I prefer the Creme De Coco. Also, if you're looking for a good styling product that makes your hair super soft, the Tigi S-Factor Spun Satin has been a god send at taming my hair.

    Jill x
    http://lovesbeautyaddiction.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. your hair looks lovely xx

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  28. Gorgeous!

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  29. I really love the colour! It looks super pretty and nicely blended. I think they did a great job! And you're right - it will grow out and become the more defined ombre you were probably imagining :)

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    check out my blog to see what to do x

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  31. Very pretty! I haven't colored my hair in a year and a half and have been thinking of trying the ombre style myself. Love it!

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  32. Your makeup looks so natural ~ Love the look!

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  33. I think it looks great and so thick and shiny!!! Lovely style :)

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  34. It looks lovely! And perfect for summer. Reckon it'll look better and better which is always great.
    I use that Kerastase and it is working wonders. Seriously soft, shiny and healthy hair! I am completely in love with it
    xxx

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    1. Oooh that's good to hear! I'm hopeful now :) x

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  35. I am currently going back to blonde after being a red head for nearly two years. Your hair looks lovely and in a great condition.

    Lou
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  36. It looks really pretty and healthy too but I agree, it could be a bit more blended. If you're not happy don't hesitate to go back. I'm sure your stylist wants to make you happy.

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  37. Love your hair!!! They look healthy and shiny!!! xoxo from Rome

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  38. your hairstyle is lovely :) actually I love the way different colours blend together

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  39. I love your hair! :)
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  40. love kerastase too ;)

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  41. Thank you so much for all the comments ladies! I'm still not sure about my hair even now! Haha!

    I'm going to review the Kerastase in a couple of weeks time so I'll let you know how it goes!

    x

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  42. You look beautiful it really suit you ! I think it was a great decision ! :)
    I am thinking about it but I am afraid and I have a dark hair, but my natural are bright brown , I would like to go back on my natural hair , but it will be long and hard way I think .

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  43. your hair looks beautiful and so healthy!

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