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First things first what is an Ombre? Ombre is the French word for color that is shaded or graduated in tone.

There are two types of ombre: Traditional, and reverse. The traditional ombre has a lighter color at the tips of your hair than at the roots, while a reverse ombre has darker tips and lighter roots.

Reverse ombre is just a little bit less popular than regular ombre, because it bears a risk of appearing foreign on your beautiful locks. Medium to light toned ladies who love their blonde but want something different and edgy look great in this reverse ombre. Hair texture that is medium to thick

How to achieve the perfect ombre

Step 1: Select your hair color, choosing a color that works well with your natural color is best. You should choose a lighter shade of brown or a shade of blonde.

Step 2: Draw a demarcation line where you want the fade to stop. The lower the fade meets the better it looks.

Step 3: If bundles are installed in head put on an old t-shirt that you wouldn’t mind messing up and comb through your hair thoroughly to ensure even coloring. If bundles are not yet installed place a smock or trash bag on the floor and place bundles on top. you can leave bundles banded up which makes it a lot easier to work with.

Step 4: Put on gloves before dealing with the bleach. You will need to use bleach to lift the color from your hair, use equal parts of whichever volume peroxide you choose and powdered bleach. Mix 2oz each with your choice of volume peroxide and bleach powder until they are combined into a thick creamy consistent mixture.

Step 5: Divide your hair into four even sections. If your hair is long and/or thick, you may want to divide it into more sections. Pin or tie each section off to separate it from the rest. Tease up the hair around the area where you want the ombre to begin. Teasing your hair around this area will help prevent a stark line where you applied the beach.

Step 6: Apply bleach from tips of the hair all the way up to your stopping point and repeat with each section.

Step 7: Let hair sit until it reaches the desired color and then wash the bleach out the hair. Let hair air dry or blow dry the extensions style and you’re ready to rock your hair