Thursday, March 7, 2013

Review & Demo: L'oreal Feria Wild Ombre


Review and Demo of L'Oreal Feria Wild Ombre #2

***Updated (May 2013): I've re-ombre my hair using the lightest kit, Light Blonde to Dark Blonde (because box #2 wasnt light enough). Check out my "How to Tone Brassy Hair" video to see the lastest result. 

Spring and summer are approaching, and of course when it comes to our hair, we definitely want to adapt and change according to the warmer seasons. That means lighter hair to brighten our faces and intensify our glowing tan! This kit was available during fall/winter 2012, however I thought that lighter hair would be better in the warmer months so I waited until now to try it out.In this video, I've decided to test out L'oreal Feria's new line to help achieve ombre hair.  Ombre was the biggest and hottest hair trend of 2012 and I believe it's here to stay in 2013. The best part about this trend is the amount of money and time saved not having to continuously touch up our roots every couple months! I'll show how to apply the product along with the results of how the final product looks.

*** I prefer neutral tone hair color, so I lessen the brassiness by quickly dying over the bleached hair with a neutral/ash blonde (I used Loreal Preference Medium Ash Blonde dye box Here) and it turned out perfect. The newly bleached hair absorb the toning hair color easily! I'm loving my hair now!

Steps on How to Ombre:


1. Apply the Ombre Dye on the ends of my hair (up to you how far up the length of the hair you want your ombre, mines start below the ears). Apply the solution as fast as possible (~ 10 minutes to do)

2. Start timing after you are done apply the dye, I left mines on for about 20-25 minutes. Remember not to leave it on longer then 45 minutes (follow the instructions)

3. Once you've reached your desired lightness, wash it out. Do not apply conditioner. 

4. Blow dry hair completely. If you dont like the brassiness (orangey-red color), then tone your hair. Check out my How To Tone Brassy Hair Video Link






What I used:
L'Oreal Feria Wild Ombre #2, For dark blonde to light brown hair (purchased at Walmart)
Trash Bags
Hair clips


Supplies given in the Feria Wild Ombre box

Here's a picture of the Loreal Paris Feria Wild Ombre #2

Squeeze the dye onto the brush

Brush it in your hair

The result: Its about 4 shades lighter after 25 minutes

You can see it really works!!! 

Loreal Feria Wild Ombre.  Here's the final result, the color looks 
great in the daylight approximately 
1 day after I dyed my hair (3/6/2013)! 

***Update as of 3/15/2013 ( 1-1/2 weeks after I dyed my hair)
Look there's no more brassiness and it looks soo pretty when curled!!
(Picture uploaded on my Instagram)

***Another Updated Picture of my Ombre:
Just being goofy at work, have a great weekend Yall!!


183 comments :

  1. Really natural effect, very nice :) I have the same colour and maybe tomorrow I will put this on my hair :)

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    1. Its really easy, just remember to use the brush horizontally for the bottom half, and towards the top portion hold the brush vertically. This way the top will fade more gradually down to the bottom. It'll help the effect look more natural. Thanks for watching my video, definitely let me know how it turns out! =)

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    2. Hey Ly! So glad I found your tutorial!!
      Question: My natural hair color is like a medium brown, but I dyed my hair dark brown about a year ago, let it grow out a little and then got highlights. The dark brown ended up turning orangey and I have the highlights over it that are closer to my scalp (just got more highlights in March) and I was wondering, how would I go about doing the ombre? Should I dye my hair my natural hair color (medium brown) first and then do the ombre? Thanks for your help!

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    3. Hey Ly! So glad I found your tutorial!!
      Sorry I posted my comment in comment from March!!
      Question: My natural hair color is like a medium brown, but I dyed my hair dark brown about a year ago, let it grow out a little and then got highlights. The dark brown ended up turning orangey and I have the highlights over it that are closer to my scalp (just got more highlights in March) and I was wondering, how would I go about doing the ombre? Should I dye my hair my natural hair color (medium brown) first and then do the ombre? Thanks for your help!

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    4. Yep since you have highlights from your scalp down to the ends of your hair, it wont look right having dark brown with highlights on the top half and then ombre on the bottom. I would suggest either dying your hair dark brown/medium brown first. Then ombre the end (lower half) , I left mines on for 25-30 minutes (depending on how light you want it). Washed it out, blew dry it, and then toned over the ombre part with a Medium Ash Blonde for about 15-20 minutes. Since we have naturally dark hair, it'll always turn brassy (orangey-red), which i absolutely hate!!!! So i always have to tone my hair down by using a Ash tone dye. But when you tone, remember to watch the color of your hair after the 10 minute mark, your bleached ombre will absorb the ash(green) dye pretty fast since green counteracts the orange color. Since you have to dye your hair soo much maybe space it out alittle. Dye your hair one color this week. Wait a week a or so (remember to deep condition it every day) then ombre the hair and tone it in the same day. Hope this helps!

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    5. Thanks so much! Your hair looks awesome and has totally inspired me!

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  2. Great demo! Is the final result photo before or after you dyed over with ash blonde?

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    1. The final picture taken in my car (with daylight) is after I toned my hair with the ash blonde. The picture above that in the bathroom is without the toner which looks more brassy/orange. Let me know if you have any other questions, i'll be glad to help!

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    2. Hey Ly....did you basically do the same exact "brushing" through technique using the same brush from the kit when you used the ash blonde to tone?

      I want to touch up my ombre myself since it's just too expensive for me to pay over $200 every time with my hair dresser =(

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    3. Actually toning was even easier. After the ombre I toned down the brassiness with the medium ash blonde, i mixed the chemicals in the box according to the instruction and squeeze the dye out of the bottle as though i'm dying my hair (however you're just going to do this on the part that has been bleached). I squeeze the dye about an inch above where the ombre starts. You dont really need to worry much, just make sure you cover your ombre completely. I sectioned my hair into horizontal sections, starting from the top of my hair I added the toning color, then i section that part and clip the hair to the top of my head and continue down all the layers until i reach that lowest part of my hair (at the neck area). I choose to do this because the bleach hair will take the color very fast, i'd rather the top half of my hair be toned more than the bottom since the bottom wont be seen as much. Plus it gives the hair a gradual affect of having the darker(top) to lighter hair (bottom). You need to be very careful not to leave the toning color in too long cause the bleach part will begin soaking in the ashy (green) color, so you def dont want your hair to turn green. Check at about 10 minutes and then every couple minutes after. I dont recommend leaving the toning color in for more than 25 minutes. Wash it out immediately and condition your hair. After a week of washing your hair, the slight green/orange tone should gradually disappear. I'll add a new photo to this entry it'll show my hair as of today, about 1 1/2 week after I ombre/tone. You see a significant difference. Its much more neutral tone and less orangey. Hope this helps! I'm trying my best to explain it to you, if its still confusing then let me know.

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    4. Oh gotcha.....thank you so much Ly.....you are so pretty btw! Thanks again for explaining all of this and recording a tutorial!!!

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    5. No problem, I just added the new pics you can see it now! Thanks for watch my videos! If you would like to see me make a video of anything else, definitely let me know! I'm open to suggestions....Thanks again <3

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    6. Hey Ly! You see how you dyed your hair with the ombre product and said that the one meant for your hair (ombre N #1), you know for the dark hair, but instead used the one that you did, Ombre N*2 , Well in 2-3 days I will be putting chemicals in my hair for the first time, and since I have dark brown hair like yours, I was wondering if you had any more photos of your hair when you dyed it with the Loreal ombre #2 after the first day to have an image on how mine will look like. Please and thank you :) P.S MY KEYBOARD ISNT WORKING SO SORRY IF YOU CANT UNDERSTAND OR BAD SPELLING :D

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  3. Did you use a box color to tone? Which one did you use.

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    1. Yes I used Loreal Preference Medium Ash Blonde on the ombre portion. I only left it on for about 15-20 minutes, dont leave it on too long or else it'll take more of the ashy green color into the hair. keep checking on your hair every couple minutes after the 10 minute mark.

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    2. Hi, I love this tutorial, it looks so good. I have similar hair and I was planning on going to a salon, but now I def want to do this!! How long after you dyed your hair with the ombre did you tone it?

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    3. I did it all in the same day, but you can choose to do it the day after. After I ombred my hair, I washed out the bleach, blew dry my hair, and toned for an additional 15-20 minutes with my Medium Ash Blonde dye (I used Loreal Preference Medium Ash blonde) on the ombre portion of your hair. Dont leave it on too long because it'll start picking up the greenish ash color, so definitely check on yourhair every couple minutes after the 10 minute mark. I dont recommend leaving it on longer than 25 minutes. Wash it out and deep condition your hair. After a week or so of regular washing, your hair should lose the slight greenish brassy tone and a perfect neutral ombre should appear.

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  4. When you used the ash blonde color...did it lighten your natural dark hair as well. i want to remove the brassiness as well, but i want the tips to get a little lighter, and also have the gradual color close to my roots..

    what do you suggest i should do?

    I was thinking of using a light ash blonde to dye where i used the loreal ombre wild and hope that the brassiness will go away and make it a tad lighter as well.

    i really need the help because i'm trying to go for the Khloe Kardashian hair where theres a light brown color framing her face.

    thanks!

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    1. I didnt use the medium ash blonde on all of my hair, its only on the portion that's been bleached by the ombre kit. Actually i put the ash blonde about an inch or two above the ombre parts soo that my darker top portion of the hair will gradually lighten toward the ombre. If you use Light ash blonde instead of my Medium ash blonde then definitely it'll be slightly lighter and it'll still take out the brassiness. But if you want your ombre lighter than maybe you should leave the bleach on for an additional 5 minutes (I only had it on for about 20-25 minutes). I love Khloe Kardashian hair, that's what I wanted too! But instead of paying $200 for her dye job I did this for about $10 (Ombre Kit) & $10 (for Medium Ash Blonde dye box). For parts framing the face, add a couple of bleached streaks around the face using the brush from the ombre kit and also add the Light Ash Blonde on it too. But dont leave the Ash color on too long or else it'll start taking the ashy green color, I left mines on for about 15 minutes. Just keep an eye out for your hair a couple minutes after the 10 minute mark. Remember that the bleached hair will take the color faster too soo you wont need to leave it on too long maybe 15 -25 minutes. Hope this helps, let me know how it turns out! Thanks for watching my video! =)

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  5. What toner did you use and was it a semi-permanent? If I use a semi-permanent, do I have to retone again?

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    1. I purchase a bottle of the Loreal Preference in Medium Ash Blonde from CVS or any drug store. Its a permanent hair color, if you use a semi permanent you'll have to retone more often then a permanent bottle. Definitely let me know how it turns out! It'll look great! =)

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  6. I have been doing tons of research about at home ombre kits and I have been so hesitant to do it! After reading this I'm going out and purchasing everything today! Your hair looks so good and I'm excited to try it myself. THANK YOU:)

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    1. Aww thanks, i'm the same way!!! I'm really crazy and meticulous about everything, especially when it came to doing my own ombre. I researched alot and looked a pictures of people who have used the same Loreal box, but there werent alot of people with dark/black hair like me who had results that i'm happy with. Black hair gets super brassy when bleached so after 10 years of getting my hair done by professional, i've picked up on a couple of hair solutions. Some people dont mind having brassy hair, however I prefer a more neutral tone to my hair. In order to counteract the brassiness, I toned it with a Medium Ash Blonde dye and only left it on for about 15-20 minutes (try not to leave it on longer than 25 minutes). Had to keep an eye out for it every couple of minutes after the 10 minute mark because the bleach hair(ombre) grabs the new ashy hair dye faster now, and if I leave it on too long then it'll start absorbing the greenish color. So definitely keep an eye out if you plan on toning. I did the ombre and toning in the same day, if your afraid your hair will be too damaged you can do it the next day or wait a week before doing so. Good luck, let me know if you have any questions i'll be glad to help! =)

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  7. Hey Ly,

    I loved your review and tutorial ! It was amazing and I am really excited to do my hair this weekend as well. I read that you toned your hair after you ombre'ed it with the medium ash brown.. but did you put it on the bleached part first? Or 2 inches above where the ombre began first? Im a little confused because I read that you said the bleach sucks in the toner alot quicker and I definitely do not want green hair! So is it 1) put the toner an inch or two above the ombre first then work your way down to the ombre or 2) just put it allover? Thanks so much for being so informative =) !!

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    1. Yep, I toned it with Loreal Preference Medium Ash Blonde not the Brown sooo definitely make sure you buy the right bottle. I like to put the toner above the ombre because if you only put it on the ombre it makes it more difficult of you and forces you to have to be super careful to place to dye in the exact bleached portion, so with each section I start above the ombre an inch or so and then work my way down the same strand of hair to its ends. Just one simple stroke from top to bottom. It doesnt have to be perfect, just do it fast and coat the majority of the ombre (i'd say it takes about 10 minutes to coat the ombre if you have long hair like me). For you #2 question, "all over" do you mean all over your whole head? from roots to ends? If so, then no you dont need to put it on the section without the ombre (roots to the start of ombre/bleached hair) cuz you want your top portion of hair to be dark or what every natural color you have. That way it'll give it that dark to light ombre style look. Plus the best thing about ombre is that when your roots grow out, you dont need to touch up the dye because its already your natural darker hair! Let me know if you have any questions. I hope i've explained it clearly... =)

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  8. Hey Ly!

    I'm the one who asked the above question lol... So I just did the kit and left it on for the maximum of 45 minutes and it still wasn't as light as I wish it could be :( I was planning to tone it right away but forgot and put conditioner on after the ombré kit...

    For the toner I was planning to use a light ash brown for the toner, but since I want it to be lighter.. If I use a blonde ash brown will it make it light ? I'm looking at your pics now and it looked pretty light after you toned it and washed it out a few times...

    Please let me know and I really appreciate your time an effort answering my questions :)

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    1. I dont know if your hair will be lighter by using the light ash brown but you can definitely try it. I dont know what color your hair is now after the ombre, would you say its light orangey brown or dark orangey blonde? Because if your hair only lighten about 1 or two shades then its not light enough, but it doesnt hurt to try the light ash blonde bottle, most likely the light ash blonde will lighten your hair another 2-3 shades. However if you want it super light like the exact color of the light ash blonde you might need to re-ombreing your hair?! But this time you should use a lighter ombre box (ex. if you use medium- dark brown then go for the dark blonde-light brown kit, or light blonde - dark blonde kit) but probably wait a week or two because you've just bleached your hair and it might be damaged already. However if you have thick coarse hair like me then you can wait about a week or so and re-ombre it with the lighter kit, then use the light ash blonde toner to make it slightly lighter too! If you have thin limp hair you need to becareful because your hair might not be able to take all this harsh product in so little time. When in doubt go to a professional. But definitely let me know if you have questions!

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  9. hey, i'm thinking about ombre-ing my hair, but i'm worried that it will really damage my hair- i was wondering how did it affect your hair? thanks a lot! :D

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    1. I have naturally thick, coarse, and dry hair. After 10 years of abusing it with tons of dye jobs, its still remains intact, even my stylist of 10 years is shocked how well it holds up *knock on wood*. But it really depends on your hair type. If you have hair similar to mine then the damage is pretty minimal cause i'm use to it being this texture, after a full week of deep conditioning and 1 or 2 time per week after that, its back to my old texture. Bleach will definitely damage anyone's hair because its chemically stripping the hair, it just depends on the level of damage for each person. I believe that thousands of ppl have tried this kit and dont really have a huge issue of it killing the heck out of their hair. If your doubtful then definitely go and get it professionally done, however, if you've had dyed jobs before (especially highlighting) then it should be fine. But when it comes to the outcome of the color, if you have dark hair like i do then it'll turn out brassy. If you dont mind the brassiness then keep it, if you do then tone it down with an ash color. Alot of my viewers said their ombre wasnt as light as they wanted, so i suggest going the next lighter bottle up from what's recommended, for example, if you have dark brown hair instead of going for the "dark brown to light brown" box go and get the "light brown to dark blonde" box. That way you can be sure it'll be lighter,but remember to follow the instruction on the box and never leave it on longer than 45 minutes, I've left mines on for 25 minutes or so. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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  10. Looks Great !!! hugs from Poland i will be doing ombre tommorow

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    1. Thanks luv!!!! Wow all the way from Poland?! So cool, thanks again!! It'll look great on you, if it turns out to be too brassy then just tone it down with an Ash color dye.

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  11. Hello! Your hair looks AMAZING!

    My friends and I tried this ombre kit yesterday night, and we also toned it with the same color-medium ash blonde like you. And it WORKED! But the result isn't what I wanted exactly. LIke you said, after bleaching it, my hair turned 3 shades lighter-- pretty much orangey-brassy color looking. Now, after toning it, I would say the color is more light light light brownish-greenish shade, but I really really want the ashy look. What do you think I should do? Do you have any recommendations? Should I redo the whole ombre kit and then tone it again with another ash blonde dye? Or should I just dye/tone again over my current hair color right now? I'm a bit hesitant in which method I should do.

    THANK YOU!

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    1. If you want it more ashy you can definitely retone the hair with a medium ashy blonde or if you want it slightly lighter then you can try light ash blonde. Afterwards you can buy the purple shampoo that lessens brassiness and wash and condition your hair with it. To re-ombre your hair it might really damage your hair because bleach is really abrasive on your hair then regular hair dye. Just becareful of it turning super green....a little green is ok because eventually the green will go away after weeks. So happy to hear that it worked!!!!!!

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    2. THANK YOU FOR SUCH A QUICK REPLY! I will listen to ya and probably retone my hair then.. but would you recommend me waiting a week or can I retone it maybe tmrw or thurs? I would want it slightly lighter for this weekend. And which purple shampoo do you use? Do you mind telling me the name? Hehe :) THANKS AGAIN FOR THE GREAT REVIEW AND THE QUICK RESPONSE!! MUCHO APPRECIATED IT!

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    3. If your hair wasnt too damaged, then you can re-tone before the weekend. It just depends on your hair type, mine is very strong and course so I know it can with stand all the chemicals. The shampoo is from Clairols, here's the link http://www.sallybeauty.com/blonde-shampoo/SBS-320022,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH , you can get the shampoo and conditioner if you really want to keep the ashy color longer. HOpe it helps! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Howdy Ly!
    I was doing some research on how to achieve ombré hair at home and I found you :) your ombré came out great! I have a few questions to ask you if you don't mind me asking... (by the way my english is not perfect so if I am not clear in my sentences, I apologize in advance, I am writing you from France!)
    Okay so I have bleached my hair over 6months ago to achieve the ombré hair look, with a professional hairstylist but now, since my hair has grown out obviously, I seriously need a touch up! So here is what I was planning to do and let me know what you think : first step would be to dye my hair black or dark brown again (btw I am asian too so we have the same hair type, although the bleach did damage my hair a bit but I use a deep conditionner) and then use the L'Oréal ombré kit n°2 like you did... Because I am scared that if I use this kit over the part of my hair that is already bleached, this part would look too light. Do you think that dyeing my hair black before using the kit is a good idea or not?
    I hate how my ombré looks now, it doesn't look right.. I need your advice! hehe Many thanks in advance.
    xoxo

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    1. This really depends on how light the ombre/bleached part was. I definitely dont think you should dye it black (cause its really hard to dye over), brown might be ok. I would dye my hair dark brown again, then wait a week or so and then do the ombre box. Either use the Dark Blonde to Light Brown box or do the lightest one, Dark Blonde to Light blonde. It just depends on how light you want it. Just remember that since we have the typical dark, asian hair the outcome will still turn brassy (orange). To fix this you'll have to tone with an Ash dye, here I used Medium Ash Blonde on the ombre part for about 15-25 minutes. Any longer and it'll start looking more green(Ashy), so watch your hair and wash it when you see that you've achieve your ideal color. If you want it light then you can use Light Ash Blonde to tone. Let me know if you have any questions!

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    2. Hey Ly!
      So I have used the L'Oréal Ombré Kit n°2 yesterday and I left the bleach on my hair for the full 45 minutes but my hair didn't lighten much.. only 1 or 2 shades lighter. And my hair color is now like a light orangey brown.. haha! I didn't want a bold ombré look I wanted the subtle one so I picked up several strands on my hair and applied the product on the brush and ran it through my hair vertically. Anyways, I think I'll have to go to a professional salon to get the ombré I want but it's gonna cost me so much! But I'll wait several months so that I can give my hair a rest...
      I am still thinking of dyeing my hair with a medium ash blonde dye to get rid of the brassiness, but I was wondering, when you dye your hair with medium ash blonde on very dark hair, what color do you end up with? I am asking because I do still have a few dark strands.
      Thanks so much for your help! I want my hair to be as light as yours :(

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    3. Yep with the n2 kit, it only lightens about 2 shades especially since you have black hair. Of course with black hair it'll turn brassy, if you dye it with the medium ash blonde it'll most likely keep the same brightness/lightness you have now but lessens the orange tone and neutralizes it. Going to the profession is very expensive, so just add the toner to the ends of your hair where you did the ombre for about 15-25 minutes just so it'll turn a slight green tone, which helps to counteract the orange. After a month or two the toner will fade a little and you can try to ombre your hair with the lightest box if you want it to be 3-4 shades lighter rather than 1-2 shades. To get my ombre, because you have black hair, I would recommend using the lightest ombre box (light blonde to dark blonde), then toning with medium ash blonde.

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  13. I love your hair. Thanks for posting a great tutorial. One part is confusing to me though. When you tone with the medium ash blonde.......you say you start maybe an inch above where the ombre starts, that way you dont have to worry about being too meticulous about only placing toner on bleached ombre sections........My question is: if you start the toner an inch above the ombre, doesn't that turn your darker hair (that isn't ombre'd) a different color? (differnt from your dark hair & different from the ombre hair).....I just picture it goes from dark natural color, then spots of an inch of whatever color your your turns (from placing the toner on your dark hair) and then the rest...with the toner on the ombre parts. I hope I'm explaining this okay. So, I picture.....dark hair......1 inch spots from placing toner on dark hair above ombre.....then the toned ombre hair. I feel like I would have all these 1 inch "spots" all over my hair. I'd totally appreciate if you could answer this. Thank you! : )

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    1. You dont have to do an inch above but i've just eye ball it, since i have to do the toning process really fast, i cant be precise and do exactly where the ombre starts for each section of hair. I've only left my toner on for 15 minutes or so and washed it out immediately sooo the 1 inch portion didnt really absorb much, i just didnt want to miss a small part of ombre and have that blonde stand out. But if you can just put on the ombre section exactly then that's great tooo! What ever works for you, dont worry it'll turn out great!

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  14. hi ly, so i really love your ombre hair. i just finished watching your video. i have a few questions, cause i am only 14 and i've always been wanting to do this to my hair but im kinda bit confused. okay, so after you used the ombre kit, you did say that you didn't like the orangeness/brassiness, what color did you dye it after, what brand & how long did you wait til you redyed it? and how did you apply it? just all over the orange/brassiness? also, instead of using box #2 i wanted to use box #1, do i just do the same thing? sorry, this is alot of questions lol! but please reply back asap! i really love your hair and want to do it to mine! lol :)

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  15. hi ly, so i just finished watching your video "diy l'oreal wild ombre kit" and i have a few questions because i really love how your ombre hair came out! and im only 14 and been wanting to do this for a very long time. okay first off, you did say in your video that you didn't like the orangeness/brassiness, so what color did you redye it too? and what hair brand did you use? how long did you wait til you redyed it and how did you apply it? also, you bought the #2, if i buy #1 do i just do the same thing? please reply back asap. i really want to do this to my hair! thanks :)

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  16. im confused, is your hair brown or blonde at the bottoms of your hair?

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    1. The brown is on the top towards my scalp and the blonde is at the ends, therefore you should ombre at the end/tips of your hair.

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  17. Okay hi Ly I saw this review after googling a bunch of things and yours seems to be the most helpful! I was wondering whether the one box was enough for you? My hair is a little darker than yours and I've got more hair so I'm unsure whether I should get two boxes. Also, is the brassiness after you did this super bad/noticeable!? Thanks!!

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  18. Oh and sorry, another question! Do you know how long this product lasts for?

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    1. Sorry, I just saw your comment as for the ombre, I still had bleach left over, so there's plenty in the bottle. I just depends on how much thicker or longer your hair is. Since your hair is darker, i recommend getting the lightest box, that way you hair can be 3-4 shades lighter. I hate brassiness, so it definitely bothered me when the bleach hair turned out orangey-red (typical of darker hair), I had to tone it with a medium ash blonde. The ombre will last forever (its permanent) until you cut it off or dye over it.

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  19. I had highlights done 6 months ago but dyed it back dark brown 5 months ago, would like to do ombré but kind of scared to as what might happen since I do have highlights under. I need some advice on what you think I should do. Is it possible to get a nice ombré even though I do have blonde highlights under the brown. Thank you for the help. Your hair looks awesome ��

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    1. I had highlights last summer too and it was fine. The highlight actually brings out more dimension in the ombre, it helps it not look sooo flat and single colored in a subtle way. There wont be a huge contrast between the ombre and highlights if you tone your hair. I used a medium ash blonde to tone for about 15-20 minutes.

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  20. Hi Ly,
    After reading about your experience and seeing the results, I went out and did it myself today. I'm pretty happy with the result but I do have one question regarding the toning. My colour came out kind of light orange and I'm wondering if I should use a medium or a light ash blonde as a toner. I want to keep the lightness but cut back the orange and brass a bit. My natural hair colour, texture and length seem the same as yours. Any advice would be helpful.
    Thanks in advance, cheers!
    Kerri

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    1. Definitely you should use an Ash tone dye, however, I used a medium ash blonde and if you want yours to be a little lighter and brighter then you can use the light ash blonde. If you want to keep the color you have now but lessen the orange then use medium ash blonde. But keep in mind that eventually the toner will fade a little after a month or two, and will dull out like the ombre color. I work in a corporate setting and cant have my hair too brightly contrasted, and chose the Medium Ash blonde which gives it more of a softer ombre. You can also buy the purple corrector liquid drops from the beauty supply store for $1 and add it to the hair dye (toner) bottle and apply that to your hair. To keep the ombre from fading and being brassy they sell a purple shampoo/conditioner to maintain the vibrant hair color, if you use this then maybe you wont need to use the Light Ash Blonde.

      Here are the links: http://www.sallybeauty.com/Red-Gold-Corrector-Plus/ARDELL20,default,pd.html?cgid=Hair05-07

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  21. Hey ly' I went out and bought the dye but didn't dye my hair yetnand I forgot to check if it was permanent. . Oh yea and I bought. The same one u did. And is Ur's permanent. Or semi permanent.

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    1. Both the ombre and Toner are permanent. If you have dark hair, I recommend using the lightest box for 3-4 shades lighter ombre, if you prefer it more natural (1-2 shades lighter) then use box #2 (light brown to dark blonde). YOu can tone with medium ash blonde (natural) or light ash blonde (lighter/brighter). Remember to watch the toner, it should only be one for 15-25 minutes or else it'll turn too green (helps to counteract the brassiness).

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  22. Hi Ly! I just watched your Ombre tutorial and just I want to Ombre my hair very soon.I'm concerned with what might be the result afterwards cause I have naturally black hair(asian :)) and 5 weeks ago I dyed my hair Loreal Feria Golden Sunset so my hair is kinds medium brown color now.My questions are should I get Ombre box # 2 or # 3? and what color to use to tone down the brassiness after I ombre my hair? should i get the Medium Ash blonde or get the Feria Golden Sunset? and oh by the waymy natural roots (black) is starting to show :(

    I love love love your tutorial...You're so adorable too!

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    1. Now that your hair has already been dyed with the Golden Sunset, an important question is whether you want to keep that color for the top portion of your hair or do you want to dye it dark then add the lighter ombre at the ends? I doubt you want to have black roots, Golden Sunset in the middle portion of you hair and Light ombre at the ends. Either you should touch up the roots with the Golden Sunset, or you should dye it to a dark brown. As for the ombre, If you only want 1-2 shades lighter then use #2 (light brw-dark bld), but if you rather have 3-4 shades lighter I'd recommend the lightest box (light bld-drk bld). Alot of my viewer mentioned that their hair wasnt light enough. Maybe cause we have naturally dark asian hair so the darker ombre boxes doesnt affect it as much. I'd rather used the lightest box, then tone it down with the darker color. Rather then using the medium ombre and having to re-ombre to make it lighter and more noticeable. If you choose the lightest ombre box, then you can definitely tone with a Medium Ash Blonde. I guarantee that your hair will turn brassy from the ombre (its normal for dark asian hair), and I prefer to not have a orangey-reddish hair. The only way to counteract that is to use a Ash tone dye. The green in the Ash neutralizes the orange. I did the whole process in 1 day: i ombre, waited 25 minutes, washed it out (do not condition), blow dry my hair, then toned it with Medium ash blonde for 15-25 minutes (very important, you need to watch your hair and make sure it doesnt turn too green), wash it, and DONE!!! If you use the Feria golden sunset, it'll be super orangey red, from the brassy ombre. The ombre kit is practically Bleach, and if youve ever bleached your hair, you''ll know that it turns orangey. I know it sounds scary to use the lightest box, but i've used it before and liked it more than #2. To keep your staying neutral, alot of my viewers use the purple shampoo/conditioner to maintain the color longer and more vibrant. http://www.sallybeauty.com/blonde-shampoo/CLAIRL3,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH Hope that helps! Dont worry it'll turn out great, better than paying $150 at the salon! Thanks again for your support babe! have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks a lot! I really appreciate you take time to reply and answer my questions.I will let you know the outcome..More power to you♥

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    2. No problem, I love it when my viewers leave me comments! xoxo

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  24. Hey Ly! I'm thinking about using this kit and I have natural jet black hair! I dyed it once with this brownish color and it didn't work! I'm thinking about making the ombre a bit natural which box should I get?

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    1. Of course it doesnt work since we have naturally black hair lol, its takes more work to strip the black and add in the color dye. If you want it more natural, i'm talking about (1-2 shades lighter) which makes your hair a dark-medium brown, then you can use the Dark blonde to light brown box (which i've used above). But if you want it 3-4 shades lighter (giving you light brown hair) then use the lightest box. I know it looks scary but that way you can ensure that your hair will be light enough. AFterward, you can tone it down to darken it. I used a medium ash blonde, but you can use a dark ASH blonde. Remember you must use a ASH tone dye, that way it'll remove the brassy (orangey-reddish) color caused by the bleach. I've done this all in one day. I ombre the bottom half (25 minutes), washed it (dont condition), blew dry the hair, toned it (medium ash blonde for 15-20 minutes), washed it, deep conditioned, and ta-da its done! Just watch the toning process after 10 minutes, it absorbs the toner fast sooo dont let it be too green....let me know if you have any questions!

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  25. Hi i wanted to know is the ombre a permanent hair color change, i like my natural hair color and ive never dyed it before and I didn't know if it would go back to normal after a while

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    1. Its permanent. THe ombre box is practically Bleach! So if you dont want to damage your hair and keep its natural color, then definitely dont do it. Or like many of my viewers, they add it to the end, and wait for the hair to grow out and cut it off! you can try to use semi permanant hair dyes to dye your tips or use color chalk for something more fun and washable! There's many ways to have to have the ombre look, just see what suits you, it doesnt hurt to experiment for the summer!!!

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  26. Hi, my natural hair color is dark brown and I used the L'Oreal ombre kit on my hair about a month and half ago and I loved the color. Now that it's Spring I would like to have lighter blonder tips rather than the more brownish brassy color I have now. I've also had my hair trimmed since I put the ombre color in. My question is would you suggest I re ombre my hair using the L'Oreal kit then follow that up with the light ash blonde toner or should I skip the bleach and just try the toner on my previously ombred ends? Thanks so much!

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    1. I would recommend re-ombre your hair to make it lighter. There's no way a darker ombre will take a lighter toner very well. By redoing the ombre (use the lightest box -light blonde to dark blonde) , it'll make your hair 3-4 shades lighter. Since you have naturally dark hair like me, 100% of the time it'll look brassy (orangey), so you have to tone it down. Its always easier to dye with a darker color after the ombre rather than having to lighten to the hair. Remember to use a Ash dye to lessen the brassiness.

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    2. Thank you so much for the quick response! I will do just that.

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  27. Hello Ly! So I used the lightest ombre kit. left it for 20 minutes, then washed and blew dry it, applied the toner medium ash blonde..Why my hair is still brown?It didnt turn out like yours.

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    1. really? Maybe you should have left it on for longer then 20 minutes, it really depends on your hair, i knew for sure you cant leave it on longer then 45 minutes according to the instructions. You hair must be very dark to begin with. Maybe you should give it a rest, but wait a week or two or even a month and try it again with the lightest box but leave it on longer then 20 minutes, maybe 35 minutes, it just depends on how light you want it and then re-tone it again. sorry it didnt turn out like you want it, but alot of my viewers had success stories....hmm maybe try again, sorry.

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  28. Hello! So, I finally obre'ed my hair, bought the lightest kit (080), then left the bleach for 20-25 minutes, washed and dried it then applied the toner, why the rest is still orangey?

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    1. Wow how long did you put the toner on for? Maybe it should be left on longer, just enough where it turns a slight green, which shows that it has neutralize the orangey brassiness. If your ok with the lightness of the ombre but just wants to lessen the orange its easy to fix. Just buy this package:
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      add it to your Ash tone dye (I used Medium Ash Blonde or you can go lighter and use Light Ash Blonde). Apply it to your hair, leave it on for 20-30 minutes, depending on your hair, check to make sure it doesnt turn too green. Afterwards you can buy the purple shampoo and conditioner to keep it from turning brassy, here's the link: http://www.sallybeauty.com/blonde-shampoo/CLAIRL3,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH

      Let me know if you have any other questions! Its definitely annoying to get brassy tone but everyone with darker hair color will get that problem. Just gotta learn to neutralize it with Ash tone dyes and shampoos.

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  29. So after I buy the ardell gold corrector I need to buy the ash blonde toner and color my hair again?HOw soon can I do it? I want the ombre to be lighter.

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    1. If you really want it lighter then definitely get the lightest ombre box, leave it on till your desired lightness, but no more then 45 minutes according to the instructions.You can either use the medium or light ash blonde dye (toner) and just watch your hair change color, dont let it be too greenish. For me, I know my hair texture is thick, coarse, and dry soo I can usually change my color in a couple of days or 1 week. Depending on your hair type, and how well you think your hair can take all the chemicals. Usually I just ombre and tone and in the same day. Remember to deep condition your hair for 1 week, and once a week after that, just to moisturize your hair.

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  30. Hi Ly! I love the way your hair turned out and decided to try it on my own virgin hair. I used the same products, and the results look pretty natural and subtle, that is until I hold the ends up to the roots. I'm still hoping for the ends to become less brassy like your updated picture. I must ask, will I need to redye my hair every month and a half or so with the Medium Ash Blonde to keep it from getting brassy? Thanks a bunch for your tutorial!

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    1. Yes, the ash blonde will eventually fade, it might not be every month but can be every couple months. If you want it a little bit lighter next time you can always try the Light Ash Blonde instead of the Medium Ash Blonde. But to keep from having to re-tone as often, you can alway use the Purple Shampoo & Conditioner (http://www.sallybeauty.com/blonde-shampoo/CLAIRL3,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH ) to keep the hair from becoming brassy longer. Just remember that on virgin hair its much harder to ombre. You might need to use the Dark Blonde-LIght brown box( 1-2 shades lighter ~ more natural looking) or even the lightest box of Light blonde to dark blonde (3-4 shades lighter).

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    2. Thanks for your reply! I actually did end up using the Dark blonde-light brown box, but I guess since I had virgin hair it didn't take as well. I do like the results though. If I want a lighter color at the ends, should I wait a couple months to give my hair a break before using the Light Blonde- dark blond box? I don't want my hair to fall out or feel like straw.

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    3. You could definitely wait, and let your hair breath. But for me, I knew how tough it was so I re-did the ombre with the lightest box and used medium ash blonde to tone. I've updated my info today for the video, and will release another hair video next week on How to Tone Brassy Hair, since alot of my viewers asked me how to do it. Definitely check it out!

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  31. Hey Ly! So I did the ombré I think I didn't leave it in long enough and my hair turned reddish. I panicked and rinsed it out I did tone but still reddish, it's been a week and it is getting lighter but still reddish my question is should I tone it again or just re-ombré it all together if I do tone what color should I use. Thanks in advance. Love your hair!!

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    1. Disregard how red it is, but is it at your desired lightness? You must have only left it on for about 10-15 minutes that's why its red. The bleach will usually turn dark hair red then to orange (brassy) color. YOu need to reach the brassy orange color, which sometimes take about 20-25 minutes or more. What color did you tone it? Alot of times you need to leave the toner (an Ash tone dye) in for 15-20 until it turns a slight green (which counteracts the orange), that way it'll neutralize the brassy color. So let me know your natural hair color along with which ombre bottle you use, how long you left it in for, what kind of toner you used, and how long you left that in for. That way i can get an idea of how to fix the problem.

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    2. Hi ly! So I left the ombré in for 25 mins in all from the time I started. I used #2 ombre as for the toner left in 20-25 mins and I used light ash blonde. Hopefully you can help me i"m starting to get used to the red but it's really not what I want! Thanks again for your advice

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    3. No wonder ....you count 25 minutes from the time you started the ombre, you suppose to start timing after you finish putting on the dye. That's why the ombre didnt penetrate your hair much, it was too short of a time and it only reach a red stage instead of turning more orange. Well you can definitely re-ombre it. This time use the lightest box, and start timing after you've added the ombre solution. Maybe this time you dont need to leave for 25 minutes...., just work the ombre dye fast into your hair, you want all the hair to change color evenly. Then you can either choose to use light ash or medium ash blonde to tone for an additional 15-25 minutes. You can also buy the anti-brassy drops and add it to your toning solution. (found at your local beauty supply store - http://www.sallybeauty.com/Red-Gold-Corrector-Plus/ARDELL20,default,pd.html?cgid=Hair05-07). To maintain the hair from being brassy you can use the purple shampoo (http://www.sallybeauty.com/blonde-shampoo/CLAIRL3,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH) a couple of times a week. To sum up the process, ombre hair for about 20-30 minutes, wash it out (dont add conditioner), blow dry completely, tone hair for about 15-25 minutes, wash it out, and your done!

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  32. So I have virgin black hair, thick, dry and sometimes course. I'm thinking of ombreing it, should i get the lightest kit and light ash blonde or medium ash blonde? I want it natural like yours, but afraid it will look weird since I have black roots and yours look brownish...would it look alright with black roots, then light ombre like yours? Also, i bought a deal on Groupon to get my hair professionally done in 3 months to cut color and highlights, i want a different color and style from what it is now but i don't want to wait that long...should i still ombre it or just highlight or color one color?

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    1. Hey Dee,
      Having virgin black hair is definitely hard. Alot of salons, esp american ones, are afraid to drastically lighten our hair. I've been to Visible Changes and they refuse to do it very light for me. The hardest part is that the color wont saturate as well as already colored hair. Your hair will turn out super brassy whether you do it at home or at the salon, its typical of our asian hair. I have the same texture as you, its thick, coarse, and hard. If you want your hair to be 1-2 shades lighter then get the #2 box (light brown to dark blonde) if you want it 3-4 shades lighter get the lightest box (light blonde to dark blonde). Ombre your hair, leave it on for at least 25 minutes but no more then 45 minutes. Dont freak out if it looks really brassy (orangy-red) it needs to really lighten your hair. Ignore the brassiness but focus on whether its light enough for you. Once you wash it out (don't condition it), blow dry it completely, then tone it with a Medium Ash Blonde (if you want it lighter then go for Light Ash Blonde). I only used the Medium cuz i wanted it more subtle. You can also buy these purple drops(found at your local beauty supply store - http://www.sallybeauty.com/Red-Gold-Corrector-Plus/ARDELL20,default,pd.html?cgid=Hair05-07) and add it to the toner before putting the dye on your hair. Leave the toner on for about 15-25 minutes depending on your hair color, just let it turn neutral/slightly green (green counteracts the orange) and wash it out immediately. To maintain the hair from being brassy you can use the purple shampoo (http://www.sallybeauty.com/blonde-shampoo/CLAIRL3,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH) a couple of times a week. That's it. If it doesnt work out, you always have your groupon. I've had my hair dyed for the last 15 years, so I know how my hair will turn out. YOu just need to figure out what works with you and your hair type. HOpe this helps, let me know how it turns out. I'll be doing a video next week(Thursday/Friday) on how to tone brassy hair if you want to wait.

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  33. Also, what color are your roots? It looks brownish...Would this ombre color (light blonde ends) look good with my natural black colored roots?

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    1. If you like that bold contrast then its fine (ex.http://goo.gl/KQveP ),but since i want it to be less drastic, I dyed my hair a medium brown first, then ombred the ends. If you do keep your natural black roots, when it grows out you dont need to worry about redying the roots. Or you can choose to keep the black roots and do a more subtle ombre, such as a dark/medium blonde ends.

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    2. Hey Ly,I have copper hair, that is not my natural color. My natural is black. Anyway, I loved your tutorial and your hair looks just great, I also want to ombre my hair with L'oreal Medium that you used, but I have doubts. My hair is very long and thick, and because it is copper I don't want that my ombre part turns out golden blonde. What do you suggest? I'm thinking of caramel blonde version of ombre. Should I buy L'Oreal Feria Wild Ombre #2 and what else? I am not from America, so I don't really know about toners. How does it look like? My hair is like that girl on the box, that higher part of the hair.
      Thanks! :)

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    3. If your hair is like that #2 box (higher part of her short hair) then its pretty light already. By having a caramel blonde it might only be a couple shades lighter. I suggest using the lightest box for your ombre ends. I went back and re-did my ombre using the lightest box and it turned out great. Its always better to go lighter and having the option to tone it down darker, rather then if its dark, its much harder to make lighter. If you want to keep the copperish hair color on top then definitely use the lightest box and tone with either a light ash blonde or medium ash blonde. This will help to keep it from being too orange/brassy. Remember to add in the red/gold correcter in the toner which helps the brassiness. I am putting up a video on how to tone this Thursday/Friday so you can definitely wait til then. Trust me if you use box #2 it might only make your hair 1-2 shades lighter, using the lightest box will make it 3-4 shades lighter.

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  34. Hey Ly,I have copper hair, that is not my natural color. My natural is black. Anyway, I loved your tutorial and your hair looks just great, I also want to ombre my hair with L'oreal Medium that you used, but I have doubts. My hair is very long and thick, and because it is copper I don't want that my ombre part turns out golden blonde. What do you suggest? I'm thinking of caramel blonde version of ombre. Should I buy L'Oreal Feria Wild Ombre #2 and what else? I am not from America, so I don't really know about toners. How does it look like? My hair is like that girl on the box, that higher part of the hair.
    Thanks! :)

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  35. Hey LY! Your posts/videos have been so helpful! I just ombred my hair yesterday with the darkest color and it came out a little TOO brassy (almost orange). Now, I am planning on toning it tomorrow with probably one shade lighter than the toner color you used (since mine is super orange/brassy) -- but did I wait too long to tone? There will be about a 48 hour gap between my ombre and my tone. Will the toner still work? I tried a purple shampoo already, thinking it would give me instant results, and it definitely didn't. Any help is much appreciated. Thank you!!



    Amanda

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    1. Dont worry it'll be ok! There's no rule saying you have to tone immediately. So you can definitely try the Light Ash Blonde, but remember it wont turn out light like the Light Ash Blonde if your ombre is dark (that doesnt include the brassiness). But i'm sure the Ash dye will help alot! It'll be better if you can add 1-2 bags of the Red-Gold Corrector into the toner bottle, this really helps to lessen the brassiness too! The purple shampoo only helps to maintain the hair color from turning too brassy. Let me know if you have any questions, i'll be glad to help!

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    2. Thank you for the quick reply -- I was freaking out a bit ! This has been the first time I dyed my hair myself in over 8 years I would say. So, THIS might sound a little crazy, but do you think it would be the worst thing ever for my hair if I re-ombre'd with a lighter color, THEN toned, all in one day (today?) -- 48 hours after my first ombre ? My hair is not in the worst condition. I have been using Wen Cleansing Conditioner for the last few months and my whole entire hair texture is so much softer and smoother than it ever has been. I'm just kind of worried my hair might fall out or something! I have never had that problem before but I have heard of freak accidents. SOoo what would you suggest? Thank you so much!

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    3. I did that before and it was fine for my hair. It really depends on your hair texture. I have have thick, coarse, and dry hair so I knew it can handle all the harsh chemicals. I've recommended to all my viewers now a days to use the lightest ombre box. Its easier to tone down a light color then to make dark bleached hair lighter (which wont happen easily). If you're afraid of it being really damage then give it a couple of days or even one week before re-ombre-ing it. In the mean time you can deep condition your hair everyday up til then. Dont worry about the brassiness, i told all my viewers that its a guarantee that naturally dark hair will be brassy after bleaching (100% of the time), so dont freak out lol! Just re-ombre it, leave it on for about 20-35 minutes (depending on how light you want it), wash it (dont use conditioner), blow dry it completely, and tone it down with the corrector for about (20-30 minutes) and its done! Let me know if you have any other questions..

      P.S. Dont worry i'm crazy about my hair too and tend to dye it many times in one week until i'm satisfied...hopefully i wont go bald when i'm 50 years old lol

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  36. Thank you so much! I am about to wash out the new ombre right now and then use the toner, I'l let you know how it goes :))

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    1. Yeah, definitely let me know how it turns out and if it was better then your previous ombre attempt! I cant wait to hear about it!

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  37. Hi ly I'm thinking doing the ombre on my Hair and also tone it do you have to use the ash blonde..because I kinda want to lighten my roots also

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    1. You dont have to use the ash blonde toner, but for those who dont like the brassy look they'll usually need to use it. You can always lighten your roots by dying your whole head with a lighter color then go in and bleach the ends with the ombre kit. Just depends on the look you are going for.

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  38. if i want to have a lighter result, do you think i should go for the loreal kit #3? thanks x

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    1. Yes i recommend using the lightest kit, #O80 (light blonde), thats what i used when I re-did my ombre. Check out my How to Tone Brassy Hair video, it shows my newer color. Instead of using a Medium Ash Blonde, you can use Light or Ultra Light Ash Blonde to Tone.

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  39. hey love your hair~ but i have a question I used the dark brown loreal ombre kit first(positioned on hair slightly lower than usual) and was thinking after a month retouch the ombre a little higher using the blonde loreal ombre kit so that i could have a gradation so that my bottoms would be blonder..i know it might damage my hair but i could try right? let me know what you think..im just worried that it might mess up my ombre. hehe thanks~

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    1. Hmmmm none of my viewers have asked me that before but there's a chance you might mess it up, what if you add the new ombre on top of the old then it might lighten it more an show a wierd uneven line between the two ombre, but if you miss it and dont connect the two ombre then it'll show your dark hair color in between the two ombre. Remember with the ombre, you need to do it fast cause the bleach changes the color of your hair fast. By doing the ombre your way, it means you have to be very care and meticulous when applying the ombre, which will take longer, and cause your hair to be super lighter and very uneven colored. I would suggest redo-ing the whole ombre again but do it higher soo it'll lasts for months even when it grew out. I think hair probably grows an inch per month, soo if you want to keep it for 4 -6 months, estimate how high you would want it and if you are going to get a trim within those 4-6 months. You can definitely try your way, but if its not the result you want, you'll probably have to re-ombre for the 3rd time which will definitely damage your hair. Just try to deep condition every day during the first week after the ombre and 1-2 times every week after. Good luck and let me know what you decide, and I can learn from it and share with my viewers. If you have instagram definitely hashtag a pic of your hair to #simplymodishhh, thanks!

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  40. Did you use the wild ombre for blonde hair to make the results lighter?

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    1. yes, I redid my ombre a second time with the lightest feria wild ombre box #080! I love my hair now!

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  41. Hi, it says in the box that you shouldn't use it on your roots? What would actually happen if I did? I have naturally dark brown hair. Thanks :)

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    1. I havent tried it at the roots, but i think they dont want you to use the bleach so close to your skin. The chemical is really strong plus its usually hard to change the color at the roots rather then the ends. Just be really careful if you decide to use it at the roots.

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  42. Hey! I have Asian hair but dyed it myself very often in the last year, last time was about a month ago (last dye was one of the Feria red). Considering I have dye over dye over dye & natural dark brown hair, do you think this kit will work on the end of my hair ?! Or will it have no effect at all ?

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    1. It will definitely work and lighten your ends. But since you already had Feria red, your ends might turn out reddish gold too, so it you want the ends to be warm tone then this kit will work but remember using the lightest one #080. But if you dont like the reddish tone then use a Medium ash Blonde to fix the brassiness.

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  43. Hi Ly, i have already lightened and toned my hairs at professional and now wish to try L'oreal ombre at home. However, I need to do smth with my dark roots that have already appeared since I got professional dye. In fact I have now 3 colors: quite dark natural roots, light brown toned hairs and blond hair ends. How you recommend to apply ombre in this case: should I first dye the full-length hairs in brown (the color I wish to be at the roots and in the middle) and then use ombre for ends? Or it's better to dye only from roots to the middle of length in brown and from middle to the ends to use ombre? Thank you in advance.

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    1. I would dye the roots to middle of the length in brown first, then ombre from the middle to the ends second. So day 1 dye roots to middle first, leave it in for 30-45 minutes. Wash it out, blow dry completely without conditioner, ombre middle to ends of hair with loreal kit. Wash it out, dont condition, blow dry hair completely. Then tone using Blonde plus Red-Gold corrector on the middle to the ends, leave for 20-35 minutes, wash it out, deep condition, and done!

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  44. Hi ly! Your video is awesomefully helpful. Im just not sure which of the 3 ombre kits to buy because I have Asian black hair that has never been dyed before and Ive been reading around and I don't know if the kit for dark brown hair will help my hair get light enough (I'm going for light caramelish?). Should I go for the medium one? Im worried the one for already light hair will make it too blonde? Thanks so much!

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    1. Dont use the dark ombre it won't lighten your hair enough, buy the lightest kit #080. I know it sounds really scary to go for the lightest box, but you can choose to adjust the lightness by changing the amount of time its left in your hair. The recommended max time is 45 minutes, but if you want to just go for light caramel, i would say at least 20-30 minutes. But remember to check your hair every 5 minutes until desired lightness. Since you have asian hair (practically black) it will turn brassy (which is an orange-red color), this is normal when bleach is added to dark hair. So to fix this, you'll have to tone it with an Ash tone. Check out my other hair video on "how to tone brassy hair." If you dont want it very light then instead of toning with medium ash blonde, you can use dark ash blonde or light ash brown. Just look at the color seen on the toner/dye box. Because you hair is already bleached, it'll absorb the toner much easier and more accurate. Hope that helps!

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  45. What if you hair is platinum already?

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    1. Well that's hard to say, are you naturally a blonde?

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  46. Hello. you look so pretty! and job well done on ombre-ing your hair:) im doing it tomorrow so did you finish the whole bottle of formula?

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    1. For the ombre bottle/solution, i only used half the bottle. For the toner i used the whole bottle. Thanks!

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  47. Hi Ly,

    Thanks for this tutorial, I found it really helpful! I just finished dying my hair with the Feria Ombre and I realize that I didn't get the ombre to start where I wanted.. it starts around my chin but I would like it to start closer to my ear lobe. What do you suggest I do? Should I get another box of the Feria Ombre? Would you also be able to do a post on how to re-dye your ombre to keep it looking like new?

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    1. You can redo your ombre and this time start it higher up, use the lightest box #080 and you can control how light it turns out by changing up the amount of time its left in your hair. If the ombre hair that you've just done isnt light enough then you can redo it from your earlobe down to the ends (tips), however if its the color you like then this time redo the ombre starting from the ear lobe to the chin.

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    2. Thanks for your help!! Yup, you're right, it's not quite light enough either. Would you still recommend using the l'oreal preference ash blonde after I've redone the ombre to tone out the brassyness?

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    3. Yep, just to help lessen the brassiness.

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  48. Hi Ly!!!! I hope you're still answering questions about this!!!
    I loved your ombre tutorial and definitely want to try it! But I'm a little scared that it will end up looking too dramatic with half of my head black (I'm Asian:P)and half light brown. I kind of prefer to have a gradation of color from my black to a light brown.
    SO I was wondering if it would work to apply the L'oreal Feria product to the very end of my hair, leave it for maybe 5 minutes, then work my way up and brush more product up above the ends and keep repeating the process. So that as you go down my head, product is left on longer towards the bottom, making a gradual color change. Does this make sense? Would it work? How should I go about doing it exactly?
    THANK YOU SO MUCH IF YOU ARE ABLE TO ANSWER!!!! <3

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    1. You can try that if you like and let me know how it is, but remember that the ombre kit is 100% bleach so it'll change pretty quickly. So you'll need to work quickly and apply it through out the hair. Normally if you had ombre regularly , i recommend people to finish apply the ombre after 10 minutes, the color changes faster then regular dyes. Dont forget to tone it down with an ash dye

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    2. Thank you so much for replying! I love the color you achieved, but I'm thinking of going with the Medium to Dark Brown one since my hair is mostly black (dark dark dark brown) Do you think a risk a greater chance of getting a brassy look if I use the darker one? Should I use the darker one and wait longer (30-40 mins)? Or do what you did and use the lighter one and wait 20-25 minutes? THANK YOU! :)

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    3. When my viewers use the dark bottle, the hair only lighten about 1-2 shades. Because we have naturally dark hair it takes a higher developer percentage to change it. Even if you try to use the dark ombre, it'll still give you a brassy result, the bleach always turns dark hair brassy, that is the chemical reaction that occurs in the solution when its applied to your hair. If you've dyed your hair before you will know that its very difficult to lighten our dark hair, so i always recommend using the lighter bottle and shorten the time its left on your hair. Its always easier to darken light hair with a darker dye then to lighten dark hair. The lighter bleached hair will absorb the color easier. So would say for you to use the lighter box and wait for a shorter time 20-25 minutes, and tone your hair afterwards. The only ways to lessen brassiness is to tone.

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  49. Hi Ly!

    Thank you for the awesome tutorial, you have inspired me to try my own DIY ombre look! I just have a question about whether I should use the feria wild ombre color or whether I can just use the ash blonde color you used to tone the brasiness.

    So, I have naturally medium brown hair but I have been dying it light brown for a year now. I have completely light brown hair currently. I have been wanting to try the ombre look for some time now but am really worried the bleach in the feria dye will add more damage to my hair (which is quite a bit dry from all my previous dye jobs). I am wondering whether you think that a light ash blond color will be strong enough to dye the bottom of my hair about 3 shades lighter or do you still think I should use the lightest feria wild ombre color and then tone it with the ash blond?

    Thank you so so much for your advice!

    Jo :)

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    1. If you have naturally dark hair like me, then it'll definitely turn brassy (red-orange) color after the ombre kit, if you dont mind the redness then keep it. But if the brassiness bothers you then definitely tone it with an Ash tone dye. If you dont want the bleach in the ombre kit to damage your hair, you can try to ombre with a light ash blonde, i believe it'll lighten about 2 shades or so for you hair. Since your hair is already light, it should take the new dye color easier. Good luck and let me know how it turns out!

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  50. I need to retouch my hair should I redye the same color light reddish brown or fo medium brown then do #2 ombre? I love love your color!
    Cindy

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    1. I would redye the top half to 2/3 of my hair with the medium brown, then ombre your ends from the ears or chin. this way the slight overlap of color wont be too obvious, it'll give it more of a gradient look. Theres no point of dying the whole hair and damage the ends, then re damaging it with the ombre kit. This can all be done in one day

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    2. OMG sorry didn't update!! I did exactly what you did. Came out pretty my hairdresser did not believe I did my own hair. Thanks a lot for your videos. :)

      Cindy

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    3. Awww thanks! I'm soo ecstatic it worked and that your hairdresser didnt believe it! haha see how much money you can save from diy projects?!! Love it!

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  51. Hi! So I used the darkest kit color on my hair like 3 weeks ago. Since this is permanent, stripping your hair of color it cant really fade right? Its been almost a month and I dont really see a difference. Is there a natural way to lighten hair just in case it fades ?! I heard hydrogen peroxide?

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    1. I havent tried hydrogen peroxide yet, but that happened to me the first time, it wasnt light enough , so i waited about 1 1/2 months after the first ombre and re-did it with the lightest ombre kit then toned it with medium ash blonde.

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  52. hi, i used the light brown to dark brown no1 and it came out great, like a golden brown and medium brown, when will it start to fade? when it does fade should i use the no1 again to re touch the look? or would you recommend using the blonde one?

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    1. The bleach portion of the hair will not fade unless you also toned it. If you did tone it then the toning color will fade after 2 months or so depending on how often you wash your hair, however, if you didnt tone then the ombre will not fade at all, it'll just grow out with the rest of your hair. To touch up, i recommend using the same ombre kit color.

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    2. Thats great. Thanks! :) i want the ends to become a light blonde, will i achieve this result when using the NO.1? or better with the NO.2 kit?

      I noticed on other blogs people have used L'oreal paris highlighting kit (perfect blonde) would you recommend me using this as a touch up? or use the NO.1 and then for a light blonde look use the highlighting kit after? or can i still achieve the same results using the NO.1 kit alone?

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    3. I believe that both the highlighting kit and the No.1 Kit (light blonde to dark blonde) have the same chemicals. They are both bleach with developer. For the 3 ombre kits, the percent of developer is different. The higher the developer the lighter it'll be. You can choose to highlight on top of your ombre but try the ombre first, by using the lightest kit. If that's not light enough then add the high lights (but give it at least a week or so to recooperate --deep condition your hair every day this week after the ombre). As for touch ups, the ombre look is suppose to look as though the color has grown out, so if you start your ombre below your ears, you wont have to touch up for a very long time, probably 5-6 months.

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  53. Hi Ly,
    I'm so glad that I found your website and thank you for replying to all the comments.
    My hair dresser dyed my hair ombre yesterday/ I have a problem with brassiness.:(
    But not the brassiness at the tip of the hair,but mid-way where the hair is brown,it looks red . If I use the Light Ash blonde colour, plus a "Real Gold Corrector Plus",all over my hair(including the tips), would that also remove the redy/orrangy brown colour as well? how will it turn out?
    Thanks so much :(

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    1. Yes you could use the light/medium ash blonde (add the red-gold corrector in the same bottle and mix it up) and apply that on the ombre portion of your hair (mid way down to the tips), if you apply it all over your hair then it'll change the top portion of your hair too (roots). This will definitely lessen the brassiness. If you want, you can also buy the purple shampoo and use it 2-3x a week just to keep it from turning brassy too fast.

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  54. Hi , my hair is actually DYED black because i've dyed my hair brownish and im thinking about going ombre with the loreal kit. Can I still use the same box as you ? Will it turn out great ?

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    1. If you dyed your hair black it might be alittle harder to ombre. How long ago was this? If it was 3-4 months ago it should be ok, but alot of times most people will by a chemical that strips off the black dye you added to your hair. Then it'll be easier to bleach your natural hair color. But if you want to skip this step, I recommend using the lightest box #080. I know it looks scary light, but since you have naturally dark hair it takes more to change the color plus you can control how light you want it by lessening the amount of time the bleach is on your hair. I tell all my naturally dark hair gals to also tone after the ombre because we tend to get brassiness (orangey-red color). I have a video on how to tone the ombre. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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    2. Thank you ! I dyed it black in the middle of june.. If I use the lightest box how long I should leave my hair in do you recommend ? And when i tone it can I just use the medium ash blonde hair dye ? Because in where I live we dont have a sally's beauty and they dont sell the red gold corrector & the purple shampoo :/

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    3. So its only been 1 1/2 months since you dyed it black? hmmmm well i hope it still works because black dye clings onto the hair very long. Depending on how light you want it, but i left mines in for about 30-35 minutes, however you might need to leave it in alittle longer since its been dyed black. Just check on your hair every five minutes, or you can do a test strand first. The test strand will help you determine how long it takes to ombre the rest of your hair and it'll also let you know if the ombre kit will saturate the black dye. It doesnt have to be a sally's beauty, you can google beauty supply stores near you and they should have it too! Its either called red-gold corrector or ask the associates what counteracts brassiness and they'll help you. As for the toner, i did it the same day as the ombre, and I used medium ash blonde, but if you want it lighter then go for light ash blonde, or darker with dark ash blonde.

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  55. Yeah I know but where i live theres no beauty supply stores , theres just only drugstores and out there they dont sell any red gold corrector :/ So im thinking that when I tone my hair and I only use the ash blonde hair dyed will it works or i really need the red gold corrector ? As for the shampoo , can I still use a normal one like the color protection ?

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    1. You can use only the ash tone dye, it'll help tone it down too! A color protection shampoo will be a great solution. Just gotta work with what you've got! Good luck! Just remember to leave your toner in longer since you dont have the red-gold corrector, maybe 30 +/- 5 depending your hair texture, so always check on it!

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  56. I watched your video after youve toned your hair. love how your ombre turned out!

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    1. Thanks! Just gotta learn how to fix the brassiness. If you watched my latest video, i dyed my hair black, and now i'm so bored that i'm thinking about doing ombre again, but more of highlighted ombre. Hope this works and turn out great!

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  57. Hello Ly,
    I came across your review/tutorial and think its great. I would love to try the ombre effect because its LOW maintenance & I can go drastic w/o messing up all of my hair. BUT I need some tips.
    1) I have curly latina hair (think JLo back in In Living Color/Money Train).
    2) Its dk brown w/5 mo grown-out whole head caramel highlights. Major new growth!
    3) I have a few gray strands in the front that need coverage.
    What do you think of ombre on curly hair? Should I dye dark brown and then start over OR just apply ombre to what I have?

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    1. Hmmmm this is a little challenging, none of my viewers have asked me this before but i dont know how ombre hair will show in curly hair because it doesnt have a gradient definition from dark to light. Even if i tell you to straighten your hair first, ombre below the ears down to the ends, it cant apply to you because if you tend to wear your hair curly the start of the ombre might show up higher on your head. Guess it depends on how you usually wear your hair, if most of the time you prefer it to be curly, then before you straighten it (makes it easier to ombre), you will need to determine where you want the ombre and mark that spot so that when you straighten it you'll know where to start the ombre. If the ombre is much lower then your 5 month grown caramel hightlights, then you might need to dye it dark brown, but if its not that noticeable, then just add the ombre with the caramel highlights. Just make sure it has a gradual fading of dark to light hair. Hold the brush vertically when you start the ombre, then hold it horizontally to brush when you get closer to the ends, this way you can concentrate more product on the brush.

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  58. heeeeey ! i dyed my hair a really dark black but its fading away slowly to a reddish black , do you think if i was to use the ombre kit would it work ? and what colou scheme sholud i use ? mwah !

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    1. Alot of times its really hard to dye or bleach over black dye, so alot of times you'll have to strip/remove the color then you can ombre/dye 1-2 weeks later. I just dyed my hair all black for 1 month and now i'm bored of it so i'll be doing ombre highlights for my hair in a week or two. I will have to purchase a color remover like this one:

      http://www.sallybeauty.com/color-remover/SBS-342350,default,pd.html?tab=tabReview

      I gotta see if it works. But like many color remover, they say it smells like rotten eggs and can damage your hair. Other reviewers suggested puring warm coffee in your hair after you rinse off the remover, and dont forget to deep condition your hair!

      If you just want to work with what you've got then i recommend getting the lightest ombre box (light blonde), i know it looks scary but black hair is really resistent to lighten and for sure it'll make your hair super duper brassy (reddish-orange) so you'll have to tone it down in the same day. Check out my "how to tone video. " Good luck and let me know what you decide and the results!

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  59. Hiiiii, i want to get a slight slight blonder look on the ends. would you recommend using the NO.1 which i used already OR using the NO1 and L'oreal paris perfect blonde highlighting kit or both? OR using the NO.2 ?

    or can i achieve this look using the NO.1 ? i have already used the NO.1 however, i wash my hair frequently so it has faded due to that reason.

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    1. Sorry but i didnt see your comment til now!!! so sorrryyyy! I bet you've already tried it out on your hair, but i would probably recommend using No.1, by combining both it might really damage your hair. But if you did try it out, let me know the results so i can tell my viewrs! thanks alot , and again i'm sooo sorry for the late reply!

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  60. Hi! I love your ombre it looks beautiful! I've been wanting to try the Wild Ombre product from Feria, but I'm scared it
    will change the blonde highlights I got done 1 year and a half ago. Do you think it's too much of a risk? Or will it blend just fine?

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    1. It should be ok, the highlights might show through alittle, but its really subtle. It should give it a nice dimension to your ombre.

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  61. Hi Ly,

    I've already used the kit in June and it worked really well :) My hair is your same colour but shorter. What I'm tempted to do now is use the kit all over my hair and then use the medium ash blonde toner all over it so that I will have my hair lighter all over. What do you think about that? Should I go over the bleached parts with the kit, or just go over the brown and then comb it through after a while over the bleach? What do you suggest, do you think it's a good idea or will I damage my hair?

    Thanks,
    Julia

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    1. Since its been a couple of months since you've bleached your hair, it should be ok to use the bleach all over, just make sure you apply it evenly (you dont want blotchy spots). Since it'll be one whole color you'll notice any uneveness easier. Just remember to constantly check on your hair until desired effect, but dont leave it on past the recommended 45 minutes. Good luck! It'll look fabulous! There's a chance it might look really brassy at first, even if you've toned it, but after a week or so, the brassiness will fade alittle. Just becareful around your roots since it tends to lighten at a different speed then the rest of your hair. I thinkyou should use the brush to give it a more gradual effect at the roots, you dont want a straight line. Because once your hair grows out, you'll end up seeing a ugly line between the bleach and the new hair. Dont forget to deep condition your hair every day for the 1st week, then a couple time a week after. Let me know how it turns out!

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  62. Hi, I ombred my daughters hair with this kit. It's not as light as she wanted. Its been a week since I did it, is it too late to use the the toner? We tried the purple shampoo but it didn't really do anything.

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    1. Did you use the lightest box? The first time i did it with the medium box, it wasnt light enough, so I went back and redid it with the lightest box. You can choose a lighter blonde toner also, such as a light ash blonde or very light ash blonde to tone. Just manipulate the amount of time its left on and see if its your desired result. Alot of time, naturally darker hair is harder to lighten.

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  63. Does the kit make your hair coarse or just as normal.

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    1. My hair is naturally thick and coarse, but i think it did dry out my hair due to the bleach. I have to deep condition evey week to maintain it.

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  64. Ok that is cool as just didn't want to try it on my hair if it made it really hard to brush and feel bad

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  65. for your bottom layers, how far did you dye it up to ? half way ? or all the way to roots?

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    1. I dyed it from my ears and downwards. It really depends on how long youre hair is, if its about my length then i recommend from the ears.

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  66. Hey Ly! I just run into your youtube channel and I so wish I had done it before, 'cos I made a mess with my Ombré hair :/ I used the Lóreal box but the darkest one and I didnt Ombré all of my lower hair, I only did several pieces per layer of hair and it turned out a copper color I dont like at all, and though people say it looks good I just dont like it and now in the process of fixing it I dont know if I should dye it dark brownish as my natural hair color and lose most of my Ombré, or try the ash blond and you suggest, any ideas? I do want Ombré hair but I'm very worry about all the damage this is causing to my hair, wich was all natural before using the L´óreal kit, I even thought of trying the lightest kit and then trying the ash blond and get it like yours 'cos it looks sooo good! but then again if I dont get what I want and have to dye dark, I'm worry about the damage of hair and I dont wanna have to cut it 'cos it has taking me forever to grow it :/ I would apreciate any advice you can give me.

    Thanks in advance! :)

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    1. Instead of dying everything dark again, you can just buy the lightest ombre box and use that by applying it to the lower half of your hair. Then tone it done with an ash tone dye (add the color corrector and purple shampoo). This will help to lessen your brassiness. Naturally dark hair girls like us will always have copper results, all you can do is minimize it or else go super duper light (which damages your hair). Dont be afraid of using the lightest ombre box, everything can be controlled by the amount of time its left in your hair, just keep checking on it every 5 minutes. Once you dye your hair dark its much harder to lighten, so keep that in mind.

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  67. I love the way your ombre looks. I have dark blond hair and for me, no brassiness. It was bleach blonde and worked very fast.

    I decided to try it right after I saw this :)

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    1. thanks!!!! naturally lighter hair will absorb the color faster and better so lucky you!!

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  68. Hi Ly! Glad to come across this before i use the ombre red #R50. I have black asian hair but colored it every 4 months or so just sticking to my usual color Feria #36 deep burgundy brown. I'd like to switch it up s bit. I just colored my hair last night with my usual color and of course it still looks dark but not as black. The only diy highlights i found for red is the wild ombre #R50, however, I'd like the color to be all over my hair like having strands of red around this very dark brown hair. Like having highlights instead of the ombre look. Is that possible? I just dont want to make a mess of hair. I tried the loreal colour experte express 3.5 red before but the highlights came out like the model's hair on the box which is a light orange brown. I wanted a dark brown red highlights. Love your hair by the way! Hope to hear from you soon (and before i mess up my hair) thank u!!!

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    1. I havent seen the ombre #R50 before so i dont know about applying the red highlight. I believe most highlighting kits will have bleach, and when you have bleach on darker hair (especially asians) it'll lighten to be a orange brown color. To have red highlights you might need to use a super light red dye, or you might need to highlight it and tone it down with a red dye so that the highlights will pull the red better. Maybe you'll only need to tone it for about 15-20 min or so, because you dont want to change the base color to much.

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  69. Sooo glad I found you! I ombre my hair 6 months ago. Top is dark brown and bottom from ears down is blond/caramel.. I wanted a LOT lighter with great contrast. I bought this morning the lightest ombre box. Do you think i will work if I DO NOT touch the roots / top part and only apply the color from ears down?! I wanna keep my ombre but I want the blond a lot lighter than it is now. Because not it doesnt look like blond, it looks like caramel. Plus, do you think this will be enough or I will need another box to tone it?

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    1. If youre just going over your old ombre with this kit, then one box is enough. Is the top of your hair (upper half) your natural hair color? if so then you wont need to touch that up, however if its not your natural color then you might need to touch it up if it bothers you. But you need to becareful and do this in 2 steps. First, apply deep condition on your ombre ends so its saturated and wont absorb your root/top half touch up color. Then apply the color you want on the top portion of your hair and follow the direction on the box. After the required time, wash it out with shampoo and dont apply conditioner. Pat your hair dry and blow dry your hair until its completely dry. Then apply the ombre to the end/bottom half/ from ears down and leave it on til your desired lightness. If you have naturally dark hair, there's a chance it'll be brassy. If you dont mind the brassiness then the kit will do fine;however, if you hate the brassy tones then tone it down with a ash tone dye, such as medium/light/ or very light ash blonde and use the purple shampoo. This will help to minimize the brassy tones.

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  70. Thanks for the tutorial! I have a few questions... Does the 080 have a higher developer than the other Wild Ombre kits? I would have thought the ombre kit for darker hair would have a higher developer, in order to remove more color levels? Also, have you tried adding the Ardell corrector to the ombre kit before? Do you think that would be worth trying?

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    1. I think the 080 developer is a 20% (but i'm not sure), it doesnt want to lift the hair to much that's why its made for darker hair. That's why i suggested the lighter ombre kit, or you can just choose to buy bleach and a 30% developer and do it yourself. I always use the ardell corrector in all my dyes just to lessen the brassiness along with the purple shampoo to maintain the color.

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  71. Hi Ly, so i did dye my hair use Loreal Feria Wild Ombre #60 for medium to dark brown hair then used Loreal Medium Ash blonde&red gold corrector at the same day just like what you did but now after almost two weeks my hair did not get lighten up, my hair now looks red golden caramel, can i redo my hair now? or i should wait another month? and when i redo it should i get another ombre kit and light ash blonde or just get the light ash blonde box to achieve lighter color? Thanks !!

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    1. If you have strong hair and feel that it can handle a reombre, then i recommend re doing the ombre with the lightest box not the darkest one. Dont worry that it'll turn out too light, you can control the lightness by leaving it on for a shorter time...just keep checking on your hair (anywhere from 15-30 mins). Afterward, tone it down with a medium or light ash blonde with the red gold corrector and also wash your hair with the purple shampoo 2-3x a week to keep it from being too brassy.

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  72. Hi Ly, I went to a hair salon to get my ombre done. But the hairdresser said they couldn't get my hair lighter. She then bleached my hair and put a light brown color. But I didn't like the result cause the color isn't noticeable. So I bought the L'oreal Feria Ombre Intense Preference and dyed it the next day. My hair went red with a little orange. I then read your blog and bought the Light Ash Blonde to tone my hair. But it didn't turned out exactly the way I want it. It's still red, I started the counting from the time I applied the color. So my question is, can I tone my hair with the Light Ash Blonde and live it longer or do the ombre again? I'm scared that I will damage my hair. Thanks.

    Jacque

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    1. When you came home from the salon, you should have re-ombred your hair to the desired lightness. Initially if the salon only lighten it 1-2 shades then by using the medium ash blonde it wont make it light enough. I recommend all my followers to use the lightest ombre box and keep it on till your desired lightness, once its light then you can tone it down with medium or light ash blonde. You cant expect a regular dye box to help lighten your hair 3-4 shades. Its harder to lighten dark hair then it is to have lighter hair darkened. Thus, its always suggest to bleach it lighten then you can choose make it darker with toner.

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    2. Hi Ly!

      My hair color is fading every wash. You think I can dye my hair again with the L'oreal Feria you recommended? it's been 1 week now. Thanks!

      Jacque

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    3. Yes you can use the dye to tone it down to the color you want. Since its summer i'd recommend using a light ash blonde or if you want it lighter go for very light ash blonde

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  73. Hi, I have a question about using the L'oreal ombre preference. Can I use it on my whole hair?
    From top to half of my hair. I want to know this because, I have used this product (red version) before just on the ends of may hair (from bottom up to my cheek). But I now want my whole hair to be the same color from top to bottom. So what I want to do now is to use this product only from the top of my head to half way (cheeks). Is that possible? What do you recommend?

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    1. I guess you can try that but if you only dye it half way, it might not match with the bottom half. Especially the roots will usually be a slightly different color if dying naturally dark hair.

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