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How To Build Your Perfect Color Care Routine

We’re giving you the rundown on oVertone’s complete line of products to help you create the perfect color care routine for your hair. 


Step 1: Coloring Conditioners


What Are They?

oVertone’s award-winning Coloring Conditioners give you the hair color you’ve been dreaming of in one easy step, without any harsh chemicals or damage. Made with hair-healthy, cruelty-free, and vegan ingredients, our color-depositing conditioners coat strands with rich, semi-permanent pigments while deeply hydrating your tresses. That means you’ll get a new head-turning hue and healthier hair every time you use them.

How to Add Them to Your Color Care Routine

Whether you choose a show-stopping fantasy hue or a more subdued, natural-looking color, oVertone Coloring Conditioners are the first step in your healthy hair color routine. 

Simply choose your color, saturate hair, let it sit for 15 minutes and rinse to achieve your new shade. Keep your color in your shower caddy or bathroom cabinet and reapply every other week (or when color begins to fade).

Expert tips

Pick a hue that’s right for you. Our Coloring Conditioners work like a marker on construction paper– they add pigment to your hair, without changing the color underneath. That means the shade you pick needs to work with your current color.

Ask the experts. Can’t choose between our 40+ shades? No problem! Take oVertone’s color quiz to find the perfect color.

Customize your color. Create something just for you by customizing your color. Find out how to here.


Step 2: Daily Conditioners


What Are They?

If our coloring conditioners were peanut butter, our Daily Conditioners would be the jelly. That’s because they’re the perfect combo to keep your shade looking fresh and fabulous.

Available in 40+ shades, each one deposits a smaller amount of pigment to help you refresh your hue and maintain your oVertone shade every time you shower. As if that wasn’t amazing enough, our Daily Conditioners also happen to be intensely hydrating and safe for all hair types and textures.

How to Add Them to Your Color Care Routine

Pair your Coloring Conditioner with a Daily Conditioner in the same shade. Use it in place of your regular conditioner and apply every time you shampoo to keep your color fresh and your hair hydrated in between color applications.

For the best results, apply to wet hair and allow to sit for 3-5 minutes for a burst of vibrant, lustrous color.

Expert tips

Start right away. Don’t wait until your shade starts to fade to use our Daily Conditioners. We recommend using it from your first shampoo on, until you’re ready to switch up your hue or go back to your natural color. 

Need an extra boost? Leave it on a little longer for a bigger boost of color and hydration.
Learn more about how our Daily Conditioners and Coloring Conditioners work together here.


Step 3: The Fader Clarifying Shampoo


What is it?

Having endless color options at your fingertips is great, but making the switch from one shade to another can be a bit of an effort. That’s exactly why we developed The Fader Shampoo, a clarifying cleanser made to gradually fade semi-permanent color and prep tresses for a new hue–– without drying out your hair or scalp.

How to Add Them to Your Color Care Routine

Reach for The Fader Shampoo when you’re ready to switch your shade, transition to your natural hue, or whenever your hair is in need of a deep, refreshing clean. Replace your favorite shampoo with The Fader 1 or 2 times a week until you’ve reached your desired level of fading. The results and length of time it takes depends on your hair porosity, hair health, and your current color.

Expert Tips

For the best results follow these steps:

Twice is nice. Use The Fader Shampoo two times in a row. Work it into a rich lather and let it sit for 1-2 minutes before rinsing. 

From top to bottom.  Make sure to work The Fader Shampoo through your hair, from roots to ends for best results. 

Give your hair some TLC. Apply a hydrating hair mask like The Remedy to replenish your hair’s moisture. 
Want to learn more about The Fader Shampoo? Get the 411 here.


Step 4: Toning Conditioners


What Are They?

Whether you’ve gone blonde or silver, or decided to add balayage and highlights to your hair, after time, the tone of your hair will change. oVertone’s Toning Conditioners solve this problem by neutralizing undertones, removing brassiness, and brightening your hue in just 2-3 minutes.

How to Add Them to Your Color Care Routine

Grab our Toning Conditioners whenever you need to correct your color, brighten your hue, or balance your shade. And because they’re made with hair-healthy ingredients, you can use them as often as you want to color correct any undertone or give your hair a neutral base for a new shade. 

They work just like a normal conditioner. Simply apply to wet hair and leave for 2-3 minutes for  balanced color.

Expert Tips

Test it out. Before applying, do a strand test on wet hair. Like what you see? Follow the instructions and proceed. 

Tone everything! Use our Toning Conditioners to tone and brighten your human hair extensions and wigs. 

Choose the right color for the job. We have 4 different Toning Conditioners, and the one you choose depends on the current shade of your hair. 

  • Pick Purple to neutralize yellow undertones and brighten light blonde and silver hair.
  • Go with Blue to remove orange undertones and fight brassiness and refresh balayage and highlights in dark blonde–medium brown hair. 
  • Partner up with Pink to eliminate green undertones that remain after fading certain fantasy shades.
  • Grab Green to balance out lingering red undertones.

Still wondering which color to choose? Read this.


Step 5: The Remedy


What is it?

Sometimes your strands just need a little TLC. That’s where our colorless hair masks come in. The Remedy & The Remedy for Fine Hair are packed with plant-derived ingredients that intensely hydrate, repair, and protect dry, damaged or chemically processed strands–whether you’re 1A, 4C, or anything in between.

How to Add Them To Your Color Care Routine

Use The Remedy or The Remedy for Fine Hair twice a week, or whenever your hair needs an extra dose of moisture and shine. Just apply it to wet hair and allow it to sit for 15 minutes for stronger, healthier hair.

Expert Tips

Get extra repair. For added hydration and healing, use The Remedy as an overnight restorative treatment. 

Soften your curls and kinks. Add light heat for even deeper hydration for curly or kinky hair. This is the perfect way to revive strands in the winter, or if your hair has been damaged by heat or chemicals.

Cater to your hair. Make sure to choose the right formula for your hair. Find out if you need The Remedy or The Remedy for Fine Hair here.

No matter what your hair goals are, oVertone has everything you need to keep your color vibrant and your tresses healthy. 

Start building your oVertone color care routine now!

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