Ombre Hair Extensions are named after the French word ‘ombre’ which translates to ‘shadow’. When used in conjunction with hair, Ombre refers to hair that has a darker root that fades into a lighter colour on the ends. Unlike Dip Dye Hair Extensions which has more of a harsh line between colours, Ombre Hair Extensions fade gradually almost as if the colours are sweeping into one another.
For those of you considering transforming your locks into sumptuous ombre shades but are still unsure whether you want to make the commitment, here are the Positives and Negatives of Ombre Hair.
The Pros Of Ombre Hair Extensions
It’s probably the most popular, ‘on trend’ hair looks…ever! Think Kate Beckinsale, Khloe Kardashian, and Chrissy Teigen. Ombre hair has been the ‘go-to’ look for many years now and the trend doesn’t look like it is going to cool off any time soon. So have no fear that you would be joining the ombre brigade too late, if you transform into an Ombre goddess, your hair will be ‘on point’ for a long, long time yet!
It couldn’t be easier to maintain! Once you have successfully achieved an ombre hairstyle, the maintenance is almost effortless. If your roots are naturally dark, they will just keep growing out without having to return every few weeks for a touch-up. A touch-up will only be required if your roots are lighter than the ‘shadow’ colour of your ombre shade, or if you wish to pull more of the lighter colour through the ends a few months into your style.
Ombre hair suits everyone! An added bonus of this style is that it can be adapted to suit any skin tone, hair texture, and colour. if you have a fair complexion, lighter ends may be more suitable. If you have a darker/olive skin tone, then caramel ends would be more flattering. Our Ombre hair extensions are designed to be the most flattering colour combinations, which will allow you to choose your hair extensions accordingly.
It doesn’t have to be a drastic change. If you are hesitant to colour or even bleach your hair if necessary, then have no fear! the luxury of hair extensions is that you can completely transform your look without ever having to touch the colourants! As our Ombre hair extensions come with a range of darker root stretch shades, you don’t have to worry about the extensions poking through when applied or worn up in a ponytail. Secret Hair Extensions are designed to give you the most natural finish.
The Cons Of Ombre Hair Extensions
Although there aren’t many, there are a few downsides to Ombre Hair.
Firstly, if you decide to colour your hair before applying Ombre Extensions, you need to be cautious of causing any damage to your own hair. Depending on what colour/even bleach your stylist decides to use to alter your hair colour you need to be aware the damaging side effects that may arise, such as dry ends. Do your research beforehand and ensure you go to a reputable stylist and ask to see previous work so you have an idea of what to expect afterward. if your ends are your desired colour, you may only need to paint your roots, or grow out your natural roots, ask your stylist if this is a possibility. Alternately our Ombre and Balayage range can be applied straight to the hair with the need to colour your hair beforehand, meaning you can avoid any damage completely!
Make sure to invest in deep conditioners and nourishing products if you are bleaching the ends of your hair, this way you can protect yourself from any potential colouring damage as much as possible. We have a full range of hair extensions aftercare products suitable for both hair extensions are your hair. When going through such a lengthy process it is important to care for your hair afterwards to keep it looking fabulous! The same applies to hair extensions, if you’re investing in hair extensions, you MUST invest in good hair products to keep them feeling and looking their best.
If your hair is naturally dark, or you have been dying it dark for some time, you need to be aware that achieving a multi-tonal ombre look is going to take time. Processing and colouring hair safely and efficiently doesn’t happen overnight, if you are wanting Ombre hair for a specific event, make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to allow for the desired look. The same applies if you wish to return from Ombre to a dark shade, a great colour transformation doesn’t take 20 minutes!
We hope this has provided you with some information surrounding the Pros And Cons Of Ombre Hair. If you are wanting to colour your hair before purchasing our Ombre Hair Extensions, please make sure you visit a reputable salon. Or, alternatively, invest in some Ombre Clip In Hair Extensions for an instant transformation and to ‘try out’ the look before making the commitment of dying your hair.