When it comes to hair color, a black ombre is one of the most popular options. Black ombre hair can be just as beautiful and eye-catching as any other color, and it’s perfect for anyone looking to add a bit of edge to their look.
There are many different ways to create this look, and it can be customized to suit your own style. Whether you want a dramatic effect or something more subtle, there’s a black ombre style for you.
What is black ombre?
The best way to describe a black ombre hair color scheme is a type of gradient hairstyle in which your hair is gradually blended from black to another hue. It’s generally done by blending from a dark color to a lighter one, starting at the crown and working your way down to the tips of your hair.
Black ombre hairstyles look amazing because they provide intense contrast. The dark roots provide a striking vertical line against the lighter locks on top.
The best thing about a black ombre is that it works with nearly any color, meaning you can get it in just about any shade you want. You can do simple black, or you could go for something more colorful like reds or purples. What matters is your personal preference and what looks best on your face shape and skin tone.
Here are some tips on how to achieve black ombre hair yourself.
First Things First: Prepare Your Hair
Before you start, it’s important to properly prep your hair. Wash and condition your hair as normal and apply a deep conditioning treatment.
This will help the color take better and also give your locks some much-needed moisture after all that bleaching. You want to make sure that your hair is clean and healthy prior to applying any chemical treatments.
If you have long hair, be sure to focus on the ends as they tend to dry out first.
Lastly, remember to use heat protection when styling with heat tools. Aussie Sprunch Spray is my go-to product for protecting my curls while I blast them with heat.
You Can Use Box Dye or Professional Color
There are two ways that you can achieve black ombre hair.
The first way is to dye your hair black, then bleach out the color until it reaches your desired shade of ombre. This isn’t an easy task if you’ve never bleached your hair before, but once you get the hang of it, it’s fairly simple
The second option is to use professional color and gradually build up multiple shades of brown starting with a chocolate brown base color. If this method is too complicated for you, box dyes are great for creating ombre looks.
Just remember that when working with any kind of dye, always do a patch test beforehand to check for allergies and to ensure that you’re not sensitive to any of the ingredients.
After bleaching and toning your hair, style as you normally would.
When coloring black ombre hair, you want to make sure that all the tones are slightly different; otherwise, it can look unnatural. For best results, use a highlighting kit such as Ion Color Brilliance Brights Semi-Permanent Hair Color in “Black Cherry”.
You will need:
- A deep conditioner
- Heat protectant
- Dark brown dye or semi-permanent color (chocolate if possible)
- Bleach powder and cream developer (15 vol)
- Gloves and bowl/plastic wrap for mixing
- Hair clips and tongs for sectioning off your hair
Step 1 – Mix the dark brown dye or semi-permanent color with the bleach powder and cream developer in a bowl until you get a smooth paste.
Step 2 – You can either leave this mixture on for about 20 minutes or apply it directly to your hair.
Step 3 – Put on some gloves and section off your hair, then apply the coloring mixture one small portion at a time.
Step 4 – Use clips and tongs to hold the hair as you dye it
Once all of your hair has been dyed, let it process for about 30 minutes before rinsing out completely. Shampoo as usual after that, then deep condition your hair afterward.
Step 5 – Finish by applying heat protection to damp hair before styling as usual.
How do you blend ombre hair?
If you’re looking to achieve an ombre hair look, blending is key.
First, make sure your hair is clean and conditioned with a deep conditioner. If you’re using box dye, read the package instructions before shampooing and conditioning.
Next, section out small sections of hair and apply dye to them in thin layers for about 20 minutes per layer or until the desired color/shade is reached.
Lastly, wash off any excess dye and style as usual.
If you have long hair, be sure to focus on the ends as they can dry out quickly when bleaching.
It’s also important to get regular touch-ups to ensure that your hair color stays vibrant and fresh.
Curly hairstylists will tell you the same thing: it’s easier to achieve a more natural ombre look when working with curly hair versus fine, straight hair.
Follow these tips and tricks for a gorgeous black ombre hairstyle.