How I Care for My Ombre Hair

Hello everyone I hope you have all had a nice start to the week after all the snow we have had over the weekend. Today I have a slightly different post, but I think a lot of you will appreciate this post whether you are looking for tips or help when it comes to caring for your ombre hair.

As most of you know I have ombre hair or dip dyed hair (whichever way you describe it), which means I have bleached the ends of my hair so that my hair fades from brown at the top to a blonde at the ends of my hair. Now because of this my hair is very damaged, because you are basically stripping your hair of its much needed oils which dries out the ends leaving them very brittle and straw like looking. I have optimised a care routine using the products pictured below for my hair which helps to improve its appearance, to repair the damage and to protect from further damage. So please carry on reading if you are wondering if any of these products would work for you 🙂

Tigi S Factor Daily Dose Shampoo – FeelUnique – £21.70
Tigi S Factor Daily Dose Conditioner – FeelUnique – £25.10
Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo – Boots – £6.39
Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Conditioner – Boots  – £6.39
Lee Stafford Sun Kissed Lightening Spray – Boots – £7.99
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner – Boots – £4.99

So the products that I use are as follows:

Tigi S Factor Daily Dose Shampoo & Conditioner: I first heard about these hair products from fellow ombre hair blogger Zoe from Zoella, but I didn’t want to pay the £20 price tags. Luckily I came across the conditioner in my local Home Sense store for around £13 and I received the shampoo as a present this christmas just gone. Both of these products I use every single time I wash my hair, they are both so amazing for your hair as they repair and help to replenish the lost moisture from the bleaching. They also leave my hair smelling of strawberries and cream which smells so amazing, I sometimes catch a quick wiff off my hair throughout the day and I love it! Even though these bottles have a £20+ price tag, these are the salon sized bottles which will last you a longer amount of time which is, for me a justifiable reason to purchase these bottles, especially after seeing what they do to my hair!

Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo & Conditioner: I was also introduced to these two products by Zoe from Zoella when she shared the products she used on her ombre hair in this video on her youtube channel. They are specially formulated to be used on bleached, highlighted or partly bleached hair and are designed to knock out brassy tones, to refresh and to restore the blonde hair. Now, I use the shampoo to mainly knock out any brassy tones in my hair as this shampoo is a very bright purple colour which is used to tone and brighten the blonde in your hair but they advise that you only use this shampoo once or twice a week which I do but I only apply it to the bleached part of my hair and I love the results. The conditioner is designed to do the same as the shampoo but it is a much paler shade of purple but I tend to use the conditioner more than the shampoo as it really restores my hair and leaves it feeling so smooth. I cannot recommend these two products highly enough and as both of these products are retailed at around £6 each I think that they are a really affordable product and they are often on offer in Boots with a 3 for 2 deal on Lee Stafford hair products which is even better!

Lee Stafford Sun Kissed Lightening Spray: This product I picked up in a 3 for £10 deal from The Clothes Show Live which were featured in the Bleach Blondes range with the shampoo and conditioner above. I also featured this product in my December favourites last month which you can read here. This product is designed to lighten the colour of your hair over a slower period of time as apposed to dyeing your hair as this damages your hair a lot quicker. I really liked the idea of this product because I didn’t really want to reombre my hair and cause it more damage so I thought by using this I would be able to lighten my ombre by causing as little damage as possible. I use this on my hair after I have washed it whilst it is still damp so that the product can absorb better. I tend to concentrate on applying this to the ombred parts of my hair, especially to the ends as I want those to be the lightest part of my ombre. I have been using this for a good 6 weeks now and I am starting to notice a difference which I am very happy with especially as it is hardly damaging my hair. This retails at around £7, which is quite expensive seeing as you only get 100ml in the bottle but like I said above Boots every now and then have a 3 for 2 offer on Lee Stafford hair products which can help to bring the cost down.

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstruction Deep Conditioner: This product, I have been using since I started dyeing my hair, way before I had my hair ombred as dyeing my hair as often as I do does cause some damage. Now I am sure a lot of you are familiar with the brand Aussie and maybe this product, but this is a deep conditioner specifically for damaged hair and it is designed to reconstruct the hair and to help regain the hairs natural moisture. I tend to use this product at least once a week by only applying it to the ends of my hair and like it says in the name, I leave this on for a minimum of three minutes and then wash it off and it leaves my hair feeling and smelling so much healthier! A deep conditioner like this one is a must when it comes to ombred hair or even hair that has been dyed and there are plenty deep conditioners out there which probably work just as well as this one but for £4.99 you cannot go wrong really!

So those are the main products I use when it comes to caring for my ombred hair. I really hope some of you have found this helpful and it leads you onto trying out some of these products, because without them I think my hair would be in a sorry mess! Please leave some comments as to whether this has helped you out as it means a lot to me 🙂