I did my first L'Oreal DIY dip dye nearly two years ago (see the post here) and was thrilled with the results. It couldn't have been easier! The results were perfect – even my hairdresser thought I’d had it done at another salon. Thanks to a couple of summer holidays, my ends have stayed quite light, but recently I felt like it needed a little lift and when I discovered L'Oreal recently added two more shades to the range... off to Boots I went (scroll down for before and after).
L'Oreal Paris Préférence Ombrés kits are available in 6 shades
No 1 Wild Ombrés for Light Brown to Dark Brown
No 2 Wild Ombrés for Dark Blonde to Medium Brown
No 3 Wild Ombrés for Blonde to Dark Blonde
No 104 Ombrés Intense Light Brown to Dark Brown Intense Effect
Coloured Ombrés Red
Coloured Ombrés Copper
The kits come complete with a nifty little brush that gives you complete control over where you apply the dye. Simply comb on, wait 25-45 minutes, rinse off and voile... DIY dip dye at your service. Last time I used No 2, which was my perfect match. This time, I was intrigued to try the new No 104 Ombrés Intense. It’s basically the same kit, but with more intense results. I must admit the word “intense” scared me a little so I only let mine develop for 25 minutes (last time I left it for 30-35). I probably could have left it longer because the results were still fairly subtle, but I definitely achieved the look I wanted. Not the obvious dip dye, but more of a graduated ombré effect. To do this hold the brush horizontally, applying the cream higher in some areas, lower in others – rather than making a line and colouring everything below it. I also went a little higher at the front because I’m always trimming my long fringe. For more tips and details of how to apply, check out this L’Oreal video. The shade itself it a beautiful caramel hue, with multi tonal effect.