Saw It, Pinned It, Tried It: DIY Ombre Hair

This is something that I have wanted to try for months now.  I have wanted ombre hair since I saw it popping up all over my Pinterest feed.  However, I don’t get my hair done often because it can be pretty expensive.  My mom came up with the brilliant idea that there;s probably a tutorial out there on Pinterest somewhere.  Duh!!  Why didn’t I think of that?!  
Sure enough I found two that I thought had the best results and I would try one of them.  
One using just some boxed highlights and one using a bleach kit.  

I chose the box one.  I’m no stranger to dying my own hair, but the thought of bleach made me nervous.
So my mom came over and we got to work.  
Both tutorials were pretty much the same, telling you to start below the shoulder for the first round. Rinse and dry.  Then about the last few inches for the second round.  Rinse and dry.  
Of course, if you have shorter hair, you’ll start higher for your first round.
Well, unfortunately the box dye did nothing for my hair.  It looked vaguely lighter and that’s about it.  Turns out I had probably gotten the wrong product.  The tutorial had used a highlight kit and I had bought plain ole’ blonde hair dye.  I don’t know much about the make up of each product, but I’m assuming there’s a difference.

Needless to say, we were very disappointed and I just couldn’t let it go down this way.  Off we went to get the BLEACH!  
We went through the same process again and I am beyond happy with the results!  
My only warning when using the bleach is that you READ THE DIRECTIONS.  Everyone’s hair is different.  Be it texture, color, length.  Follow the directions and watch you hair as it processes.  
It’s a subtle change and I’m loving it.
THIS is the bleach kit we used.

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