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How To Create Custom Hair Color: Negroni

How to use your new custom cocktail-inspired kit.  

Mixology Collection making you thirsty for a new hair color? Ready to go Negroni? Us too. And we created this quick how-to guide to help streamline the custom color process and give you all the info you need to mix up your new red-orange hue without any worries or stress.

How To Mix The Negroni Kit

It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Click below to watch a quick tutorial and learn how to mix up your cocktail-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. 

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 lukewarm water and style as usual. That’s it! 
split screen of person with long medium blonde hair color before, and red-orange hair color after.

Customize It

Want your color to be more of an orange-based red? Adjust your ratios. Use 2 parts Ginger : 1 part Pink for Brown : 1 part Rose Gold for Brown.

Want a deeper red-pink result? Add more Pink For Brown to your mix. Use 2 parts Pink For Brown: 1 part Ginger: 1 part Rose Gold for Brown.

Prefer a subtler shade? Mix your kit as recommended and then dilute it with a deep conditioner like The Remedy. Start with a ratio of 2 parts Negroni : 1 part colorless conditioner. Do a strand test and adjust if necessary.

oVertone red-orange Negroni hair color on platinum blonde, red, and medium brown hair.

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.

Shop the Negroni Kit today.

Want more from the Mixology Collection? Learn how to create bubbly pink hair color with the Brunch Punch Kit here.

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