Just a few years ago, the sight of dark roots and light ends gave rise to only one question: how could you start yourself like that? And today this effect is one of the most desired by fashionistas around the world. The lines to the hairdressers for the coveted gradient are only growing, because it is not only very fashionable and practical, but also beautiful. This effect is very young and refreshing, because the light ends are associated with relaxing by the sea. And there are practically no boundaries in the variety of coloring, stretching can be done in absolutely any colors and shades.
Is it possible to make a gradient on the hair (photo will be later) on your own at home? Time to find out!
Gradient on the hair is a coloring that does not limit you in any way in your imagination and the manifestation of your individuality. Of course, the most common option is the effect of sun-bleached ends. The stretch goes from the roots of a deeper chocolate or light brown color to light golden or ashy tips. This coloring gives the strands volume and dynamics, and the hairstyle itself lookssexy and slightly casual.
This hair coloring (gradient) can be done on hair of any shade, and blondes and brunettes can achieve equally spectacular and beautiful results. In addition to the gradient in natural shades, there is a fantasy gradient. The transition can be from deep copper to fiery red, from blue-black to sky blue or emerald green, from dark gray to pale pink. But even the choice of extremely bright shades requires a competent approach. Colors should be in harmony with your natural colors, combined with skin tone and eye color.
How to choose a shade?
The first thing you need to know with any coloring is your color type: cold or warm, contrasting or non-contrasting.
Owners of a contrasting cold appearance (winter) have light skin contrasting with dark hair, black or ice-blue eyes. The gradient on this type of hair can also be contrasting, moving from deep dark roots to cold light ash tips. Bright colors should also be in cold colors - fuchsia, purple, blue.
Most of the girls living in our country belong to the cold non-contrasting type, this is a typical Slavic color type (summer). Blonde hair, light skin, blue or green eyes. This type is also shown cold shades, but less bright. The gradient on the hair from dark to light looks very impressive, for example, the transition from light brown roots to ashy ends, a combination of dark chocolate and cold gold. Forfantasy gradient suit ashy rose, light blue or gray.
Girls with a warm type of appearance are also divided into contrasting and non-contrasting types. The former have hair with golden or copper undertones, bright freckles, green or brown eyes. Their gradient should be made in warm shades - the same effect of sun-bleached hair. For bright coloring, a transition from deep copper to bright red and fiery is suitable, and turquoise tips will also look spectacular.
Owners of a non-contrasting warm color type can safely experiment with all shades of chocolate and gold. White-lightened ends will give the appearance of catchiness and sexuality. Copper and gold shades, as well as pastel strawberry blonde and turquoise, will help to add brightness.
Which paint to choose?
If you decide to make a gradient on your hair at home, then you will also have to choose the paint yourself. The first step is to lighten the strands, starting from the middle to the ends. To do this, you can use bleaching powder or brightening paint. The choice depends on the original color. The darker your natural hair, the more difficult it is to lighten it with dye. If you are a dark brown-haired woman or a brunette, then it is better to use the powder immediately. Here is a list of products that will help you lighten your hair at home:
- L´Oreal Preference Wild Ombres. The first household paint to create an ombre effect. The set contains a special comb, which is very convenient to apply the composition.The paint comes in three shades: for brunettes, brown-haired women and blondes.
- Garnier Color Naturals Brightener. Household dye that comes with bleach powder, cream and oxygen.
- Schwarzkopf Vario Blond. Professional powder for bleaching. Works with 3%, 6% and 9% oxygen.
It is worth noting that lightening paints work only on natural hair, if your curls are dyed, then you can bleach them only with a powder.
If necessary, after clarification, the ends can be tinted with paint. This is necessary if the color is yellow. You can tint strands in light golden, ash or any other shade that suits you.
Coloring on fair hair
Gradient on blond hair is easier to do than on dark hair. To do this, you only need lightening paint. Apply the dye to dry hair. There are several ways to apply the drug.
- If you have long hair, then divide the whole mass into a straight parting and make two low tails. Comb them with a wide-toothed comb from bottom to top. Now apply paint starting from the middle, apply more product to the ends to make them lighter.
- If the length of the hair is not lower than the shoulders, then leave the hair loose, comb the roots and apply paint with a wide brush over the entire mass of hair. Pay attention to the ends, there should be more dye on them.
Coloring of blond hair can be carried out in the air, that is, notsealing strands in foil.
Coloring on dark hair
The gradient on dark hair is performed using the same technique as on light hair, the only difference is in the bleaching preparation. The dye exposure time can be increased, and it is better to seal the ends in foil. Another caveat is that the strands can get an unwanted yellow or red tint. In this case, you can repeat the lightening or tint the ends in a darker shade, for example, in light chocolate or purple.
Color gradient on the hair can be made using these dyes:
- Manic Panic. This is a semi-permanent dye that works without oxygen. Absolutely harmless to curls. The palette contains bright saturated colors for extreme coloring.
- La Riche. Jars with a rainbow inside will help create both a touching and a fatal look.
- Ollin Matisse Color. A direct action pigment from a domestic manufacturer will add brightness and originality to your image.
To get a pure bright color with any of these dyes, the strands must be clarified white.
The gradient on the hair is an excellent base for a variety of styling and hairstyles. Coloring in natural tones looks great in light beach curls and waves. Do not complicate styling, light negligence is in fashion today. To get the "surfer girlfriend" effect,braid your clean hair into two loose braids, loosen them the next morning, sprinkle with s alt spray and beat the waves with your hands.
Gradient with a clear border looks spectacular on smooth hair. Apply heat protection cream or spray and straighten the strands with large diameter irons or brushes, finishing with a shine spray.
The gradient looks incredibly interesting in a variety of weaves. Even the simplest braid will look very beautiful and spectacular. Apply a light texturizing cream to the dried strands, comb the entire mass to one side and braid a light spikelet. Pull out a few strands with your hands to make the look light and casual.
Hair care after dyeing
Care for dyed curls should be special. Even if you have been walking with dark natural hair all your life, after the gradient you become one part blonde. Lightened ends require nourishment with oils, serums and moisturizing masks. Be sure to use heat protection before styling.
If after lightening you did tinting, then it is important to keep the color bright. Use shampoo, conditioner and mask designed for color-treated hair.