Ombre Hair Attempt with L’Oreal Paris Preference Wild Ombres No 2

I’ve always wanted to try the ombre hair look. Too stingy to spend money to have it done professionally, I’ve had several failed attempts with DIY hair colors from various brands. I have dark hair and I probably need to bleach my hair for the color to show up. But I don’t want to bleach my hair – blame it on horrible stories I read that hair could ‘melt’ through the process.

L'Oreal Paris Preference Wild Ombres No 2

Will the Wild Ombres Collection created specifically for the purpose of creating ombre hair at home work for me?

I’ve seen this marketed under the Feria range overseas. But it’s under Perference range in Australia.

This normally RRP at A$19.95. As a smart consumer (a better term for tight-ass) I will never buy it full price as stores like Priceline and Chemist Warehouse will sell them at discounted price regularly. I bought it from Chemist Warehouse when it was discounted to A$10.

L'Oreal Paris Preference Wild Ombres No 2

It contains mostly the some content in home coloring kits. It also contains extra products like “lightening powder”, which I thought could be bleach but it doesn’t smell like one. It’s to be added to the developer with the color.

If I remember correctly, Preference hair color kit include essential oil which is added to the developer to take away the ammonia smell. This kit doesn’t include one and you have to put up with awful smell while applying.

L'Oreal Paris Preference Wild Ombres No 2 - brush

The brush is another additional accessory included with the kit. The hair color is added directly on the brush and then brush the color onto the hair. The tip is to start brushing between hair and chin no matter how long your hair is.

The Result

L'Oreal Paris Preference Wild Ombres No 2

No 2 is recommended for dark blonde to medium brown. I do not expect such blonde to show up on my dark hair (some home coloring common sense), but I expect something lighter than my dark hair, maybe medium brown…

It was recommended to leave the color on hair for 30 to 45 minutes. I left it on my hair for maximum recommended time.

L'Oreal Paris Preference Wild Ombres No 2 - result

Do you see the ombre effect? This photo was shot outside directly under sunlight.

I’ve read reviews with photos where there are difference on dark Asian hairs. Just not mine. :/

Like: Good quality glove.

Dislike: Strong amonia smell. Does not work on my hair.

3 thoughts on “Ombre Hair Attempt with L’Oreal Paris Preference Wild Ombres No 2

  1. Ashevansen Reply

    I am a scientist who has been dying her hair for 20 years so here is my take on this product.
    It only would have worked if it contained bleach or at the very least 40vol developer. Most boxes of colour don’t want people melting their hair with 40vol developer therefore the companies only add 1.5-10vol developer with the boxes as most consumers do not understand the difference between H2O2 strengths which is what actually depleted the hair shaft of pigment to blonde. It is more of a believable theory I have when the box indicates use on dark blonde to medium brown hair only. I suspect the ones lying are the ones who reviewed the product- they may’ve switched the developer in the box for a 30 or 40 vol hydrogen peroxide easily purchased from a shop, which is what I do- or their countries are was stringent on policies regarding compensation or advertising.
    Any culture with black hair has a thicker follicle or those who have virgin-hair (never lightened) take a long time to melt with bleach or developer than those previously lightened or or with lighter hair colours. But anytime you use developer even 10vol and upwards you are effectively bleaching your hair.

    • prettymom Post authorReply

      Thanks for the info. I’ve been dyeing my own hair for many years so I know not to expect such result doing it at home, but I’m hopeful some visible effect. Since I’ve never bleached my hair, maybe I can give it a try, if it’s not that easy to melt virgin-hair.

  2. Mandy Reply

    Hi Coco! Wow I love the new look 🙂 It’s nice to start anew sometimes isn’t it? I’ve been wanting to try the ombre effect too but just haven’t got round to it. It looks nice on you! I must try it sometime soon x

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