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How To Create Custom Hair Color: Berry Smash

How to use your new custom cocktail-inspired hair color kit.

Ready to get your smash on? Read on to master the custom color process and get a perfect berrylicious hue. 

How To Mix Berry Smash

It’s easy as 1, 2, 3. Click below to watch a quick tutorial and learn how to mix up your mocktail-inspired hair color in minutes. 

Take a Few Minutes To Prep For Mess-Free Success

Like any color-depositing conditioner or hair dye, oVertone Coloring Conditioners contain pigment. And that means they can leave pesky stains. But the good news is that it only takes a few minutes to avoid it. 

  • Cover your counters and sink with plastic or an oversized towel
  • Throw on a black shirt or wrap a black towel around your shoulders to keep color off your shoulders and clothes. 
  • Wear gloves while coloring your hair to avoid temporary pink stains on your hands. 
how to mix the oVertone berry smash custom conditioner kit

Apply Your Custom Color Like A Pro  

  1. Section hair into 4-6 segments and secure with a duckbill or crocodile clip. 
  1. Apply to clean dry hair, one segment at a time. Make sure to thoroughly saturate every strand for best results (the wetter, the better) and run a wide tooth comb through your hair to distribute color evenly. 
  1. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with cool or lukewarm water and style as usual. That’s it! 

Customize It

Get a warmer, pink result on cool-toned hair. Mix 2 parts Pink for Brown: 1 part Rose Gold for Brown : 1 part Purple for Brown.

Achieve a deeper, purple hair color. Mix 2 parts Purple for Brown: 1 part Rose Gold for Brown, 1 part Pink for Brown.

 Create pastel Berry Smash. Mix 3 parts The Remedy or colorless deep conditioner: 1 part Berry Smash. Make sure to do a strand test before coloring and adjust your ratio if necessary. 

Expert Advice For Achieving & Maintaining Your Cheers-Worthy Color 

Test it out first. We strongly recommend doing a strand test before you apply any kind of hair dye or hair color. Not sure how to? Read this.

Clarify before you color. Wash your hair with a clarifying cleanser like The Fader Shampoo to remove any oil, buildup or dirt before you apply color. 

Skip the conditioner. Conditioning before you color creates an extra barrier between your strands and the hair color itself, which can make it harder for the pigment to stick. 

Skip the sulfates. After you’ve achieved your ideal shade, say no to shampoos and conditioners that contain sulfates. They’ll cause your color to fade faster, and let’s be honest, they’re just not good for your hair. 

berry smash, purple-pink hair color on blonde, red, and brown hair

Explore more cocktail-inspired shades, like Sunset Spritz, Brunch Punch, and Negroni.

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