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How to get silver ends in dark hair

Ombre is here to stay. It has successfully proven itself to be a practical and pretty way to have recession proof hair. Besides the fact that it looks great, It is a one shot color job. As in, it takes no touch ups or maintenance and lasts as long as you want it to. You can just snip it off the ends when you are over it!

On HTHG, we have covered easy ombre, the ponytail technique ( a first time DIY fave!) We have looked at balayage which is a more natural, blended ombre. We have mastered dip-dying, which is basically a more elaborate ponytail coloring trick for those who want bold color in their ends.

Are you ready for a new ombre technique? I haven’t thought of the perfect name for it yet. It could be called the back-combing ombre technique. It could be called shattered ombre because it creates a more chunked up, contrast-y color vibe. It could simply be called silver ombre, because it is my favorite way to make silver ends in dark hair with minimal damage!.

This technique involves making one section on top of the head, outlining it with thick sliced foils, and then backcombing each foil section before applying your color to the ends.

It makes for random, semi-diffused bits of color evenly distributed throughout your layers. It is great for longer layered hair, and I especially love to use this technique on dark hair.

Here are some photos of this technique on long, dark layers. I used bleach with 40v in the foils and lightened them to pale, pale yellow. Then, I shampooed the ends out and applied a super-silver toner to them. Voila! looks totes bad-ass.

Do you want to try it? You can now purchase a more in depth how-to video of this look in the HTHG video store right now!. Try it on yourself or a lucky someone else. Don’t forget to send HTHG a before and after picture!
If you are curious about DIY home-hair coloring, I highly recommend using DIY hair color by Madison Reed, which Resorcinol-Free.

If you purchase a Madison Reed Radiant Color Kit, you will receive not only the colors of hair colors your choice, but also the necessary tools to apply it. The entire line is designed for the DIY hair colorer! And if you need to tone in between coloring, be sure to check out their Color Reviving Gloss to refresh and revive your hair.

Also, I recommend a shopping stop at Beauty Store Depot for all your other DIY hair cutting and coloring tools to fill your toolkit!

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  1. Natalia

    I LOVE this, and I also really really love the cut of her hair. I’ve been cutting my own hair for years and have never managed a v-cut this excellent. Do you have any tips and tricks to achieve this look? Thanks!

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