Monday, 12 November 2012

L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombrés: Dip Dye Your Hair At Home

After considering trying the ombré dip dye hair trend that's been the biggest hair colour style for the last few season, I've finally given in and tried it with L'Oreal Preference Wild Ombrés.

I was really intrigued when I saw that you could now do the dip dye look at home, as I'd wanted to try it with my hair but it can be quite expensive to get it done in the salon. L'Oreal's Wild Ombrés is super easy to apply and as there are no roots to worry about it's even easier to maintain.

I took photos before using the treatment, while the dye was developing and the finished results. I'm really pleased with the subtle look and it really was easy to get the result I wanted. I used colour No 1 for dark brown hair but might experiment with No 2 for a lighter look next time.

Step 1: Part hair into two sections from the back like pigtails.

Step 2: Squeeze mixture evenly onto the brush until it is covered. I have very long hair and 1 box of shade No 1 was ample.

Step 3: Start applying on the hair starting at the area between ear and chin length using the brush vertically or start at the bottom of your hair and work up for a softer graduated effect. I started at chin length and went down.

Step 4: Allow a development of between 25 to 45 minutes depending on your desired Ombre intensity. I left it on for the full 45 minutes.

Step 5: Rinse thoroughly with warm water then apply the conditioning shampoo. Rinse again thoroughly. The conditioning shampoo didn't feel nourishing enough for me so I used my own conditioner on the ends as well.

I'd use this again, maybe even in one of the lighter shades. Would you ombre? It's available at Boots.

For more tips on hair and dying hair, read my hair and beauty posts here.


By Carina Sullivan


  1. thank you very much for this as i wanted to try this for a while (same shade number 1), but read a very negative review and got discouraged! reading this now, i'm trying it this weekend! :)

    1. That's lovely to hear. Let me know how you get on!


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