I brightened up my ombre and I love it. I actually didn’t lighten my ends the last time I did the graduated blonde, I was already blonde and darkened my roots for a lower maintenance colour but I have been longing to go blonder for a while and so this is what I did. For reference the below picture is my ‘before’..
I know you can’t really see my ends there but it’s the most recent picture that is what I consider to be a true representation of the colour. To lighten the ends I used Feria’s Extreme Platinum Power.. I once used this to do my own roots and accidentally went white blonde. It wasn’t a good look for me but it showed me how powerful this stuff could be for the future and so rather than reaching for a regular pre-lightener I went with this. It claims (and I’d agree) to lighten your hair by up to 8 shades and in my experience there are no brassy tones so if you have been considering platinum blonde or even DIY highlights I would definitely recommend this!
I love the ombre look, it gives me the blonde feeling without having to worry about roots so trend or not I think I’ll be dabbling with it for years to come