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).
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.
Some of our clients find great luck with using an all-purpose cleaner, like Lysol, 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 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.