how to use oVertone

Scared of Stains? Here’s What You Should Know.

If you’ve ever used hair color at home before, then you know that the best products with the most pigment can leave their marks around your bathroom if you’re not careful. After all, if a bright color isn’t prone to staining, then it probably isn’t formulated with enough pigment. We’ve gathered a few tips on preventing stains from our oVertone Extreme and Vibrant lines (our Pastel lines have a conservative amount of pigment that makes them less prone to staining anything).

Towel/clothing stains

These are the easiest stains to prevent! Simply use a dark towel, and don’t let your hair touch clothing until it’s dry. Once hair is dry, it shouldn’t bleed onto clothing or even pillowcases.

Bathroom surface stains

Whether oVertone will stain a bathroom surface really depends on how porous the material is and how often it’s wiped down. For example: glazed tile isn’t as porous as the grout in the joints, so while the tile might be easy to wipe off/hard to stain, the grout in the joints is so porous it will soak up the color just as your hair would!

It also depends on which color you use. Our Extreme conditioners have way more pigment than our Vibrant or Pastel lines, so there’s less chance of permanent staining when using our Vibrant or Pastel conditioners. To be safe, try a little test in a non-visible area of your space.

Stain removal

Some of our clients find great luck with using an all-purpose cleaner that has either bleach or peroxide in it. Follow the instructions on the label, and in most cases it will take care of the stain. You can also research the material the tub is made out of and see what are best ways to remove stains. Different materials have different methods for how to best remove stains without damaging the surface.






Skin staining

Skin stains usually go away pretty quickly by using a gentle exfoliating scrub. Other than wearing gloves and wiping stray conditioner off ASAP, some tips we’ve heard from clients on how to mitigate staining are:



1. Wring your hair of excess water – this keeps the conditioner from migrating to areas of skin where you don’t want it.

2. Section your hair into 4-6 areas and apply conditioner to each area separately – this minimizing how much rubbing you have to do to get the conditioner down to your roots.

3. Rinse your hands in between applying to each section – this minimize how much time the conditioner sits in your hands.

4. Clip up your hair after you finish applying oVertone – this minimize the amount of time the conditioner is sitting against your neck

5. After completely saturating your hair and it’s clipped up, use a wet wash cloth to clean up your hair line and neck.


Filed Under: how to use oVertone

12 comments on “Scared of Stains? Here’s What You Should Know.”

  • Emma says:

    Rubbing alcohol works for skin stains also!

  • Gretchen says:

    Nail polish remover will take care of any skin stains. For bathroom surfaces, there is nothing thing that works as well as Comet and the green 3M scouring pads. It’s the best way to clean up any hair color. The grout, however, may be a lost cause.

    • Erin says:

      Acetone can burn your skin if you’re not careful, especially around the face or ears. Use rubbing alcohol or witch hazel instead, it’s much safer.

  • Jenny says:

    I use witch hazel to remove stains from my skin, counter and shower floor. It works like a charm even for the extreme colors I live in!

  • Brittany says:

    I just used the extreme red deep conditioner about 5 nights ago and I am still getting dye on my hands when I handle my hair and it rubs off on my neck when I wear my hair down. Now I haven’t washed my hair since using it, I typically wait 1 week to wash my hair after dying. Is this something I should expect every time?

    • Chanelle Leslie says:

      Hey there! The color can bleed a little while your hair is wet, but if you leave the conditioner in your hair for the recommended amount of time (5 minutes for the Daily Conditioner, 10 for the Deep Treatment) most of the pigment should be soaked into your strands and won’t go anywhere!

      Since you’re still seeing color bleed after several days, it’s possible that the color didn’t fully rinse out of your strands. oVertone is a very moisturizing conditioner, which means it’s also very thick and can stick around in hair that’s not rinsed thoroughly.

      To make sure this doesn’t happen, you can use warm to mildly-hot water when rinsing out oVertone and gently agitate the scalp to loosen up any product that might have dried or thickened on your strands during the waiting period. oVertone actually works better when you use warm/hot water. Your hair should feel soft after it’s completely rinsed out, and shouldn’t have a slippery soapy feel to it at all.

      Let us know if you have any other questions – we’re here to help.

      oVer to you!

      • Megan says:

        I have a white and green brush and every time i brush my hair I see the extreme red on the brush, even after a second wash it still happens, and I rises very thoroughly

        • Chanelle Leslie says:

          The color can bleed a little while your hair is wet, but if you leave the conditioner in your hair for at least 5 minutes for the Daily Conditioner, or 10minutes for the Deep Treatment most of the pigment should be soaked into your strands and won’t go anywhere!

          If you find that your hair is still bleeding a bit of color from your damp strands when you brush, your best bet might be to try leaving the conditioner on your head a bit longer before rinsing to make sure all the pigment is absorbed. It also might help to towel dry your hair thoroughly before brushing – use a dark towel if you’re worried about color transfer.

          For more advice and tips, definitely send an email to our Color Consultants at!

          oVer to you💓🍒🌹

  • Jessie says:

    Do I need to use gloves even for the daily vibrant red or pink conditioners? That’s a lot of plastic waste. Overtime should look into producing and selling reusable gloves to go with the kit. Fish gloves are too big, clunky, don’t fit & rubber would perhaps stick or tangle hair… need a better solution than disposable gloves. I want to keep my hair color going with less waste.

    • Jessie says:

      *overtime = overtone
      *Fish gloves = Dish

    • Alee says:

      Hi Jessie,

      We totally get wanting to be more environmentally friendly, and that’s a great idea! You never know what we’ll come out with next! If the product doesn’t sit on your skin for long, any staining should go away pretty quickly by using a gentle exfoliating scrub. For more tips on avoiding those gloves and keeping your hands stain free, drop a line to our Color Consultants at and they’ll absolutely be able to help out!

  • RWS says:

    Neutrogena face wipes remove color gently from your face, neck, or part (if you can’t get it all off of your scalp).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *