Sombre, the sister of Ombre, or the softer side of ombre is the direction many are going for this fall whether we see it on the red carpet or just out on the streets. It is making its way the natural hair community too so how do you make that transition? Well, first let's learn the terms:
Sombre is a coloring technique that allows for a softer, more natural diffusion of color.
Ombre is a stark dfference to sombre and is generally darker at the roots and the mid-shaft and then gradually gets lighter from the mid-shaft to the ends.
Many naturals who have gone ombre have bleached those ends to achieve the look which is harsh on our strands and you may experience dryness as a result.
Ombre is out...or at least for this season so do not feel sorry for this popular look as it has had a hellva run. This fall is about darker, richer tones so the softness of sombre will be perfect but how do you get there if you have the stark contrasts of ombre? There are two ways and it just depends on your path choice.