Short hair may not tangle as much as long hair, but it does have challenges of its own. Fortunately, oVertone is just as easy to use with short hair as it is with long. Here’s what you should know:
The closer your hair is to your scalp, the healthier – and less porous – it is.
Porosity determines how well your hair will accept pigment, and healthy, young hair will accept less pigment than porous, damaged hair. You may find you’ll need a darker shade than the average person to get the same depth of color. Or, you can apply a second time for extra saturation.
Very short hair won’t cover up little stains, so keep an eye out for stray conditioner. Our model Charly applied petroleum jelly around her hairline so that any conditioner drops would just wipe off easily. She also used a Pastel shade, and her scalp was not stained at all! For Vibrant or Extreme users with light skin, you may find that the jolt of bright pigment in those shades also transfers to the scalp. However, it should come out easily with a little rubbing the next time you shampoo.
Use a mirror
If you miss a spot, it’s really obvious with short hair! Use a mirror to make sure you have even coverage – especially at the nape of your neck, where it’s easy to forget.
If you’ve recently cut your hair, know that your roots are not as light as your ends once were.
Your newly short hair hasn’t had time to lighten in the sun, and though you were once a natural honey blonde that took color easily, your short hair may now be a medium brown, which reflects color very differently.