Ombré Hair at Home with L'Oreal Wild Ombré Dip Dye Kit

L'Oreal Wild Ombre No. 1

I did it... I finally did the ombré. I'm so happy with how this turned out and I expected the worst after my last hair disaster. I finally think I've found a style that suits me. Yes, I may be late with the trend but I really like it and I was just too scared to do it before.

What I Used:

I used L'Oreal's Wild Ombre Dip Dye Hair Kit in No.1 for Dark Hair. It comes with all the usual things you'd get in a dyeing kit: the products to mix together, the shampoo for after, the plastic gloves and this time, a brush to help colour the hair and create the perfect, desired ombré effect.

The experience:

I was really worried that this would turn out wrong or not turn up at all.

After I last dyed my hair when I stripped the colour and tried to return to a lighter brown I ended up being a darker brown than I wanted. It wasn't almost black so I was moderately happy with my hair colour.

L'Oreal Wild Ombré Dip Dye KitL'Oreal Wild Ombré Dip Dye Kit

I followed the instructions as you would with any hair dye and it gave the option of leaving the dye in for 25 - 45 minutes.

I thought that because my hair is pretty dark, and again I didn't know if my pre-coloured hair would leave my hair uncoloured, I left it on for the full 45 minutes for maximum results.

After dyeing:

Once I'd rinsed it all off and dried my hair, I was surprised to see how well it turned out and the noticeable difference! A hair DIY success!

The only thing that really worried me was the condition my hair was in after I'd dried it. I found that my hair was really dry like straw and it was hard to brush through, but after a few more washes and hair oil treatments, it returned to some sort of normality.

Before and after:

Person with dark brown hairPerson with ombré hair

What do you think of the new do? Is it a keeper?


  1. I love it, its the perfect shade to go at the bottom,
    i only had mine a month and i got bored of it.
    I love it on you though, it really suits you :)

  2. I brought a palmers intensive protein conditioner from Sally's after having my hair highlighted. It's in a sachet, and is around a couple of quid. It's bloody AMAZING!!!! It worked miracles on my fried hair!! I'm going tomorrow to see if I can find a bottle of it. X

  3. Did you bleach it? Or just applied it on? I wanna know cause im gonna do my hair too and its dark brown. I dont want it to look cheap ):

  4. Hey, this review is so good, thanks! Best one I've found since I've been researching all week... I was wondering, do you have to put on two applications... so lighter at the bottom, then darkening at the top half? Also, my hair is almost black... does it work like a bleach as the last time I bleached my hair it went ginger :(
    Any help would be super appreciated. xx

    1. You're suppose to start the application at the root and then work your way up that way it fades at the top of the dye application

  5. Hey girls! If you've subscribed to the comments I hope this helps and I'm not too late commenting! I applied it to the ends and it works as bleach, and it did go a little gingery but it looks good! I applied a second coat a few weeks later and it blondes right up. It's supposed to look just a little lighter so it looks nice whether it is kind of gingery. Don't worry too much as you can just dye over if you don't like it!