Step 4: The Dying Process (Part 2)
I took my Clairol Medium Brown dye and applied it to my roots. This doesn’t mean just the top of your head: you need to dye ALL of your roots on your ENTIRE head. You must part your hair in a few sections to make sure you have applied the dye throughout. This way, if you wear your hair up/half up-half down/whichever way, ALL of your roots will be brown.
While applying the medium brown dye, you can choose how much of your hair you’d like to be dark and how much you’d like lighter. I chose to have the medium brown start to fade into the lighter hair at around my ear lobes. After you have saturated your roots to wherever you’d like the brown to end, make sure it blends by running your fingers through the rest of your hair. Important: don’t spill any dark dye on the ends of your hair because that may result in a dark spot after you’re done. I left the brown dye in for 35 minutes.
Once the time was up, I washed and dried my hair, and prayed to whatever god that I didn’t look like a total jackass. Surprisingly, once my hair was dry and styled… I didn’t think it looked half bad.
But be careful, there are two things to watch out for when attempting a DIY hairstyle: 1) fucking everything up and looking like shit, and 2) thinking you did a great job, but really you fucked everything up and you look like shit. Some people can tell when they’ve completely ruined themselves, and some can’t. Just in case I was one of those people, I checked with a trusty friend before I went out in public. Fortunately, she said I did a pretty good job.
All in all, operation DIY ombre hair was a success.