I had the itch to change my hair… again! You may have seen a little picture on my Instagram earlier this week about my transition from ombre to brown hair, but here’s the full story: basically, I wasn’t too happy with how my ombre hair looked anymore – my hair was looking way too damaged, when it actually wasn’t, and I just wanted to go back to my natural hair colour, which is a really dark brown, almost black colour. As always, I trusted my lovely hairdresser Ivan with my eyes closed, and he did a brilliant job – I couldn’t be happier! :)
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Here’s my hair journey until today: I started with my natural long dark brown hair until February 2013; in April 2013 I had caramel ombre highlights put on the ends of my hair, and in September 2013 I chopped 10 inches off my hair, which left me with a medium length caramel ombre hairstyle. To kick off the new year, in March 2014 I decided to go one shade lighter, and my hair ended up way too blonde for my liking, so in April 2014 I had the colour corrected and my hair was medium-long with warm blonde highlights. And finally, the most recent update, in July 2014 I had the colour 5.1 Light Ash Brown put on my hair, mixed with a bit of medium brown to tone down the blonde highlights, so my hair is currently medium-long rich dark brown.
I’ve gone through a lot of chair changes over the last year, and the last time I remember fiddling this much with my hair, was when I was 16! So I’m just really looking forward to an easy hair-life, at least for a while – who know’s when I’ll get bored again! Ivan has recommended lots of products to make sure the dark brown doesn’t fade too much, especially if I go out in the sunshine, and since I’m going on holiday in a few days time (whoop! whoop!), I made sure I’m all kitted out and ready to be – and stay – a full-on brunette again! Do let me know if you’d like to see an updated haircare routine with all the new products I got to look after my dark hair.
As I said on the video above, once I’d gone back to my natural hair colour, I realised that it actually suits me a lot better than any other hair colour ever will. I once read somewhere that your natural hair colour is meant to be the one that suits you the most, because it was made especially for you, and I totally agree with that on me. I know that not everyone agrees with this, but I think there’s just something about my natural hair colour that really goes well with my skintone, my eyes and my personality. Does anyone else agree?
Here you can find some of my previous videos & blog posts, which will give you a better idea of the changes I’ve gone through with my hair over the last year and a half:
- Long Dark Brown Hair: HERE // HERE // HERE // HERE
- Long Caramel Ombre Hair: HERE // HERE // HERE // HERE
- Medium Length Caramel Ombre Hair: HERE // HERE // HERE // HERE
- Medium-Long Warm Blonde Ombre Hair: HERE // HERE // HERE // HERE
Do let me know what you think of my transition from ombre to brown hair, and I hope you like my new (old) hair as much as I do! :)
WHAT I’M WEARING:
- Top: Izabel London via TKMaxx
- Lips: Pink – Soap & Glory Super Nude Lipstick & Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in Pink Afterglow; Red – Revlon Matte Balm in Standout
- Mascara: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill
- Blush & Bronzer: Mac Pinch Me Blush & Benefit Hoola Bronzer
- Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk in 5.5
- Eyes: Mac Woodwinked & Mac Sketch