If you have tried coloring your brown hair a vivid color before, only to step out of the shower still brown as ever, we feel you. Don’t reach for the bleach just yet. Here’s how to color brown hair with oVertone.
oVertone works on all kinds of hair, but the darker your starting shade, the less visible color you’re likely to see. To get results similar to most of our inspo pics, you’ll probably need to lighten some or all of your strands.
Because brown hair is a darker color, it takes a very pigmented product to show color on it. Color will deposit on your hair either way but depending on how dark it is will determine whether you can see the color or not. If it does show, it will not directly reflect the exact color of the product. It will be a darker shade since it is on a dark base (your hair). Really dark brown hair and jet black hair will not show any color so you will have to have your hair lightened if you have either.
If you decide you want a bolder color, go see your stylist to lighten your hair. The lighter the brown, the brighter the end result. Even then, the Extreme deep conditioners are going to yield the best results. Also keep in mind that the way your hair accepts color also depends on the porosity, health, and texture of your hair.
Each oVertone color comes in 3 shades, pastel, vibrant, and extreme. You’ll want to choose an oVertone Extreme Deep Treatment since it has the most pigment and therefore is more likely to show. Once you’ve made your choice, saturate your strands, leave on for 15 or more minutes and rinse out. Our new Rose Gold for Brown Hair and our Extreme Deep Treatments in warm shades such as Pink, Red, or Orange are the best choices to add a hint of color to dark hair without bleaching.
Here’s an example of how Extreme Pink looks on auburn hair:
Here’s Rose Gold for Brown Hair:
Cooler toned shades like Green, Purple or Blue can have a harder time showing up on darker hair, so we recommend strand testing with one of our sample sizes to make sure it will work for you. It’s unlikely that our Pastel shades will show up if your hair is anything darker than platinum blonde.
Check out this video on how oVertone interacts with different hair colors:
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