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How to Do Sombre Hair

Ombre hair was great – but I’ve seen the sombre or soft ombre look on celebrities and today, instead of the full-on dip dyed look of ombre hair, you can have the softer and sun-kissed appeal of sombre hair. This is great for shoulder-length hair or even longer locks, and is a more versatile look which can fit any age range. It’s not too loud or too eye-catching, but adds a great deal of change to your hair. Here’s how you can do it:

  • Remember that the look you are going for is much softer than the ombre, and that the key is to diffuse the color on the ends.
  • Section your hair into workable areas. Start at the bottom of the scalp or the area near your nape.
  • Using a fine-toothed comb, back comb thin sections of your hair, about half-inch wide sections. Start near the roots and gently back comb until you reach mid length. This is to disperse hair and have only a smaller portion have the lighter color.
  • Apply color using your foil. Saturate the ends of the hair section with your color and then slightly feather up to the back combed area. Just apply a stroke or two of the color.
  • Next comes the folding. Fold the bottom of the foil with the saturated end upwards in a way that won’t touch the back combed section. The layer of foil you fold in will serve as the protective layer which will avoid oversaturating the feathered out part.
  • Fold it up once more until you have the dyed hair covered, and fold the top corners down to hold it in place.
  • Repeat the entire process until all sections of hair are finished. Remember that the thinner your sections of hair are, the softer the look will be.
  • As you progress to the more visible sections of the hair, be more particular about the feathering out to have better results.
  • After about 45 minutes to an hour, you can rinse and style your hair and enjoy your sombre look. For a softer look, work only on the sections underneath and some on the sides of your head.

This is a great look if you want some subtle changes on your hair!

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