What is Ombre and Sombre? How to Make Ombre?

Ombre, one of the most popular and preferred hairstyles for many years, seems to continue to be with us for a while. Anyone who wants to change their hair color and does not want a radical change chooses ombre. Let’s also say that ombre has been among the hair trends of every season since 2007. If you want a little difference in your hair, you can add natural shine to your hair as if it has been opened from the sun in summer with the ombre technique, while you are ready for autumn. You can also try sombre, which is similar to the hair ombre technique but has softer color transitions. In our article “What is Ombre? You can find answers to your questions such as “How is it done?”, “What is sombre?” and “What is the difference in ombre sombre?” Keep reading.

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What does ombre mean?

Hair ombre, which is a shading technique, is obtained by dyeing the length and ends of the hair in shades lighter than the hair’s own color. Whatever color and tone is preferred, a natural and harmonious transition is created. Keeping the roots of the hair in their own color also allows most ombre to gain a natural look. It also gives vitality and shine to the hair. The difference that separates ombre from balayage and highlighting is; While the process of lightening hair tones in balayage is done with thin tufts, starting from the middle of the hair; Highlight is applied starting from the roots of the hair.

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Ombre Technique

What does sombre mean?

sombre; An application with finer and smoother transitions is called the name given. In the Sombre application, there are a few tones of difference at the bottom and ends of the hair. The ends are usually lighter in color than the bottoms. Thanks to the soft transitions, the hair looks like it has been opened from the sun. In Sombre application, tones close to your hair color are preferred instead of tones such as blue, pink and flu. If you have never dyed your hair before, you can apply sombre without the need to open your hair. If you have dyed hair, your hairdresser can also apply bleaching on your hair.

What is the difference between ombre and sombre?

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hair ombre; It is obtained by an application from dark hair roots to lighter colors. It can be applied to any hair color, as it is usually made with a few shades of light colors of your own hair. Sombre ensures that the roots, length and ends of the hair are in different tones, but blending into each other perfectly, making the highlights look natural. Sombre can usually be made to suit every hair type and color.

Although the ombre application offers natural transitions, although the sombre is gradual, it allows you to obtain a more uninterrupted and more natural hair color. Since the transitions of the sombre are intensely blended with your own hair color, it gives a more complete look than the ombre.

How to make ombre?

  • First, a color is determined for the ombre. (If you want a natural look, you should choose a color that is a few tones lighter than your hair color. You can also choose colors that will contrast with each other, such as blue, pink, green and gray.)
  • After the color is determined, crepes are applied to the hair to prevent sharp color transitions.
  • The lower parts of the crepes are painted with the color you want. At this stage, your hairdresser can comb the strands of hair after dyeing or apply directly with a combed brush.
  • After dyeing the strands of hair, each strand is covered with aluminum foil.
  • Depending on the color of the hair, the waiting time varies up to 30-40 minutes.
  • After the waiting period, the hair is washed.

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How to make sombre?

In sombre, which has almost the same stages as the construction of the ombre, the dyes selected according to the tone of the hair are applied in a way that progresses from the ends of the hair to the lengths. Thus, an extremely natural transition is created between the roots and ends of the hair. Coloring is done in very smooth transitions instead of obvious tonal differences.

After waiting for 25-30 minutes on the hair, it is washed off. At this point, our article on sombre models may interest you.

Who does ombre suit?

Hair ombre is one of the hair treatments that can suit everyone who wants natural shine. Whatever color your hair is, it can adapt to it. And it doesn’t matter if it’s curly, straight or wavy. It is known to suit every hair type. Let’s not go without saying that you can make a blonde ombre even on your black hair. In addition, before deciding on hair colors and haircuts, it is important to choose the color and model that will suit your face type, while ombre adapts to every face shape.

You can also try the reverse ombre technique. While the classic ombre provides a clear transition from the middle of the hair to the ends, in reverse ombre the tone gets darker as it goes up from the tip of the hair. This application is generally preferred for very light colors.

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How often is ombre done?

While it is necessary to renew the hair dye every month as the hair grows in its own color, it can be renewed every 5-6 months for ombre.

Let’s talk a little bit about how it’s done.

First you need to decide on the tone that will suit your hair. Here, your hairdresser will choose the best shade for you. If you wish, you can choose a light tone close to your hair, or you can choose completely different colors.

How to care for ombre?

If your hair is very worn, it is useful to wait a little before applying this application, as openers are applied for the ombre process. During this time, you can make natural masks for your hair and get a hair care routine. You can also cut your broken and worn hair ends a little.

It is also important that you do not neglect the care of your hair after you have ombre done. You can stay away from heat styling tools, especially for a while. In cases where you need to blow dry and curling irons, do not forget to use Toni&Guy Heat Protective Spray. You can also include Toni&Guy Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner for Damaged Hair in your hair washing routine. You can also include natural care oils in your hair care. Once a week, you can also make masks with aloe vera and coconut oil, which will moisturize your hair and make it shine.

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