I'm not someone who can be trusted left alone with hair bleach and Park Lane gin & tonic premixes. Yeah, I know that ombre hair is so 2011, but no-one in my 'burb has been seen with it at all so WTF... let's rock that shit out.
I used Napro's Nordic Blonde lightening kit.
Some basic facts about my hair: Straightened Jan 2011, Relaxed June 2011 (L'Oreal salon sraightening - XTenso). Died with drugstore/market brand hairdye dark auburn in August 2011 & touched up November 2011. Died Blue/Black Napro Livecolor March 2012.
So the lightening kit had it's work cut out. I haven't trimmed my hair in ages so the ends are pretty dry right now. My ends are a coppery red color. I actually don't mind the shade but have bought some blonde toning conditoner to use a couple of times a week to try to keep it from verging on brassy.
I will be reblonding in a week or so, just to give the ends a gradient effect. After trimming my ends of course.
As you can see... my straightening/relaxing is growing out rather prettily!