DIY: Reverse Ombre

It seems I've peaked as a lighter shade gal for the moment and I decided it was time to go back to brunette... but I couldn't part entirely with my pink overlay.

That's when it hit me: ombre! I could blend in my roots with a shade close to my natural colour and keep the pink tips.

To be honest, I had no idea how to create an ombre effect in reverse at home, so I fell back on my trusty friend, Google, and found a great video showing how to achieve the look.  

I used a semi-permanent that I already had at home, but you can use any dye you want (if this is a one off you're probably best to buy a packaged single use dye). The results are exactly what I wanted:

It looks soooooo much better (especially since I have to have my photo taken on Thursday for a new exciting project - which I will be telling you about shortly!) It's also so long now! Can you believe a little bit over a year ago it looked like this?! Crazy town! Patience definitely does pay off.

What do you think? Do you love ombre or are you over it?