Ready to move onto a new color? If you’re going for a drastic change, fading your hair is a necessary step! Here’s how to safely speed up the process of fading, and what to expect!
1. Swap out your pigmented products
You don’t want anything depositing color into your hair, so if your oVertone has “Daily Conditioner” or “Coloring Conditioner” on the label, put it aside!
2. Pick up The Fader Shampoo
Our brand new, pH-balanced shampoo is your new go-to for removing color! In addition to helping you gradually fade your shade, it’s formulated to gently remove impurities and buildup from your scalp, creating an ideal environment for healthy hair growth. It’s safe for all hair types and textures and it’s also sulfate- and paraben-free, so your strands shouldn’t get that dried-out feeling you get from other, traditional clarifying shampoos! Learn more about The Fader Shampoo.
3. Follow up with a really good deep conditioner
Our Allure Best In Beauty award-winning colorless hair mask, The Remedy for Fine Hair, will keep your strands healthy and hydrated as you fade! If you have thicker or coarser hair, reach for our OG formula, The Remedy, instead.
4. Wash your hair more often
A healthy head of hair usually doesn’t require washing it everyday, and by washing less, you preserve more color. Wash your hair as often as possible: any time your hair gets wet, you should see a little color loss. Swimming helps too — the chlorine in pools can strip color!
5. If there’s just a trace of color left, tone it out
We’ve got you covered with our Toning Conditioners — you can use the opposite color on the color wheel to neutralize any small trace of color that’s left on your head! For instance, if there’s a little red or pink left in your hair, our Green Toning Conditioner will tone it out.
Our Blue Toning Conditioner will tone out traces of orange, and so on around the color wheel. Be sure to start off with a strand test. If color isn’t uniform and only certain pieces of your hair need to be toned, you focus application solely on the areas that need correcting.
Want to learn more? Check out this video about our Toning Conditioners to see how it’s done!
6. If/when to see your stylist
If you’re still seeing a tint of color in your hair after fading and toning, your best bet is to see your stylist and let them know you’re looking to get oVertone removed from your hair — a professional direct pigment or dye remover should be used prior to any bleach or lighteners.
7. Skip the bleach
If you need to lift your hair, we highly recommend seeing a stylist, especially because bleach can actually drive pigment further into your cuticle, making color impossible to remove from your hair.
How Quickly Will My Color Fade?
How quickly your color fades depends on several factors, including:
1. How porous your hair is. The more porous your hair, the easier it is to take in and lose color. This depends on several things—the texture of your hair, how much you’ve processed it in the past, etc.
2. The type of water you wash your hair with. Hard water makes your shade fade faster because it contains a higher level of minerals that contribute to color loss.
3. How often you wash your hair. The more often you shampoo your hair with hot water, the quicker your color will fade.
4. How much sun you get. Long periods of time spent in direct sunlight can cause your shade to fade faster.
Need more hair fading advice? Contact our Color Consultants at help.overtone.co with questions (We have answers).
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