Trends come and go, but when one really takes off, it can seem like there’s no avoiding it. Everyone seems to be doing it, the media loves it, and even your favorite celebrities have taken note of the new craze that’s swept across the nation—it’s safe to say that the new trend has truly arrived in style. And now that you know what I’m talking about, you might be wondering what this new hair trend might be.
What is Sombre?
Sombre hair is the hottest trend right now, and it’s perfect for those of us who find bright colors or ombré too intense. There are a few different methods, but they all involve darkening your hair with an ashy tone and bringing back blonde highlights. If you have dirty blonde hair, the sombres look best when the roots and ends of your hair are two different shades of blonde.
When Should I Try It?
Sombre hair is a variation of ombre and highlights that cover the whole head. This look is definitely more challenging to achieve, but it’s worth it when you see the finished product! It can take up to four hours just for application alone. However, if you’re in a time crunch and need your color changed, this could be the trend for you.
The Steps Involved
- Begin by parting your hair down the middle and then combing it in an upwards motion towards the crown of your head, while gathering a section of hair in one hand.
- Take a small round brush and twist it in the direction of your part with tension so that the ends are twisted together.
- Slip the bun that you created into a bun on top of your head and secure with bobby pins or duckbills so that it stays secure but has some elasticity around it as well.
Is it Safe?
Sombre hair may seem like a dangerous hair trend for women with darker skin tones, but it can actually provide beautiful results if done properly. To avoid discoloration and mottling of the hair, it is best to use two shades, one lighter than your natural color and one darker than your natural color. Make sure to use a few coats of conditioner after the final dye application, which will help set the tone by locking in the new color.
Side Effects of Sombre Hair
Trying out the sombre hair trend may give you a great new look, but it also has some possible side effects. Many people who try out this new style experience more split ends and less shine in their hair. These issues are not easy to fix and will cost you both time and money. Side effects of sombre hair may also include feeling uncomfortable about your current hairstyle when the trend eventually fades, or having darker roots show up faster than normal because of over processing the color of your hair.