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I am a child of the 90's and a self confessed nerd to boot, so when I bleach the underside of my hair to create an ombré effect, I refer to it as my Charmander hair!
To get this effect in my hair, I used the Bleach London Dip-Dye Kit. I picked this up in Boots in the Jervis Shopping Centre for €9.49 and the Reincarnation Mask for €7.99, and when I went home I mixed up the bleach powder with the developer cream, applied the blending lotion and then the bleach.
The blending lotion is a protective barrier which allows the bleach to create a gradient effect in your hair by blocking the bleaches ability to strip the pigment from your hair as quickly as the unprotected hair length. This allows for a more professional looking result.
For my "Charmander" look, I separated the top layers and bleached the layers underneath, nearest to my neck. It allows my ombre to look longer with the ginger remaining strongly present and then fading beautifully to a very light blonde. I think it looks brilliant.
The kit seemed quite daunting at forst but it turned out to be very easy to use so don't be worried. The Dip Dye kit also comes with a tube of the Reincarnation Mask for immediate application after rising and shampooing, but I invested in a big one because I really try to look after my lightened hair.
I would totally recommend this kit for anyone looking to try an ombre/dip-dyed look, it's easy, affordable and you do end up looking like the picture on the box!
Are you likely to try this dip-dye kit?
If you have tried it what did you think?