a noncommital ombre

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Hair, hair, hair! This mane of mine has seen it all, and pretty much changes every time there’s a new chapter in my life (and not). I’ve had so many styles and so many colors, I’m surprised I still have as much hair as I do. When She by SoCap reached out to me about their hair extensions, my first response was “I certainly do not need extra hair.” In fact, my hair stylist thins it a bit so it can be more manageable. However, after looking at their site, I saw that they had a variety of ombre shades, which looked really natural. I thought they would be fun to try for summer.
I have a “mild” ombre right now. Many of my friends have expressed an interest in getting these highlights but are afraid that it will not look right on them, especially if it’s done wrong. That’s a justified concern, as I went through an ombre nightmare myself a few years ago. A stylist, who claimed she could do it, totally fried my hair into a bleached nightmare. I looked like a ripe banana. A lot of money and time out the window. After several bottle of pharmacy dyes, my dear friend referred me to Pure Salon in LA. After several hours of toning and conditioning, my hair was saved. You don’t want to go through that. I suggest trying out extensions to see if you like it. If you do, find yourself a great stylist. You can also just wear the extensions for special occasions, and not do anything to your hair. One of the things I like about these particular extemsions is that the hair is 100% natural and come in a variety of textures. You can check out the tutorial I created for Latina Mom or you can keep reading!
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All you need to do is style your hair the way you normally would for a night out. Part the crown of your head and tie it up. Tease around the crown (The extension clip comb will grip better). Add your extensions and loosen up your hair. Comb it (or use your fingers if you have curly hair) through so the colors can blend. I actually snipped a few layers and chunks off so it can match my hair cut. Otherwise, my hair looked like it had two different lengths, and the goal is for it look as natural as possible. I also spent a lot of time blending the hair together with a curling iron so it won’t look “stripey”. That would have been great in 1996. Today? Not so much!

Like I said, these extensions were sent to me to try. I wasn’t paid for this post nor was I asked to share it on my blog. But I really liked the product and figured you might too! If you try it out, let me know.

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