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How ( And When ) To Use oVertone

We’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about how oVertone works, what it’s used for, and how long the color lasts.

In a nutshell, oVertone is a line of color depositing conditioners made to keep fantasy colored hair bright and bold 24/7, without the typical fading caused by washing, styling, and the like. While the oVertone conditioners are not hair dye, they can be used to deposit color on your colored or natural hair.

First things first – the oVertone conditioners come in two flavors:

Daily Conditioner

The Daily Conditioners are for use every time you shampoo your hair. They deposit just the right amount of color to keep you bright and bold everyday.

Coloring Conditioner

The Coloring Conditioner is a deep conditioning treatment that’s meant to  add a new color or to brighten and refresh a faded color. It will give your locks an extra-hydrating pop of color to keep them salon quality right at home.

You also have a bunch of different color choices:

The oVertone conditioners come in 30+ colors.

The Pastel conditioners are for anyone who wants a more subtle color. The Vibrant conditioners will give you a bold, rich color to keep your strands looking bright. The Extreme conditioners are just that – extreme. These are for anyone who wants to keep their color looking so electric that it could stop traffic.

(Welcome to this extraordinarily flattering picture of my Vibrant Orange hair.)

Using the Daily Conditioner

Step 1: In the shower, get your hair wet and if you are going to shampoo, do it first.

Step 2: Apply oVertone Daily Conditioner liberally to your hair and distribute it evenly.

Step 3: Leave on for 3-5 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse with warm or hot water and repeat whenever you wash your hair!

Using the Coloring Conditioner

Step 1: Apply to wet or dry hair — we recommend dry hair for maximum color deposit!

Step 2: Apply oVertone Coloring Conditioner liberally to your hair and distribute evenly. Pay special attention to any places where you need an extra boost of color. Scared of stains? Use gloves!

Step 3: Leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse with warm or hot water and repeat weekly or whenever you need an extra pop of color!

(This is Katy, taking a juice break with Extreme Pink Coloring Conditioner on her previously blonde hair.)

How long does the color last?

The oVertone conditioners are not dye, and are intended to keep your hair bright with regular use.

Every time you wash your hair, you lose color by shampooing and rinsing. The oVertone conditioners replace the color that you’ve lost by depositing color immediately after washing.

Your strands will stay bold for as long as you use oVertone, and will begin to fade normally if you start using color-free conditioners.

Got more questions? Send them to us on Facebook or Twitter @oVertoneColor! We love questions.

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6 comments on “How ( And When ) To Use oVertone”

  • Victoria Giffin says:

    How well with these products work on naturally gray/white hair? Is this a viable option of being creative without the harsh chemicals of most dyes?

  • Jocelyn says:

    I used the wella toner 050 will the silver shampoo still work on my hair or should I take the color out before applying this product?

  • Amber says:

    So if I were to stop using the product, my hair would return to its natural color ?

  • Alee says:

    Hi Amber! Our conditioners deposit semi-permanent color on your hair, which will fade if you stop using them, but the color might not wash out 100% with shampoo alone.

    How fast the color fades depends on many factors, including the color you used, how long you used it for, the health of your hair, the color of hair you started with, what shampoo you use, and how often you heat treat it.

    For example, if you use Extreme Silver on your blonde hair consistently for months and then decide to stop using it, the color will slowly fade with each wash, but will likely not come out completely with shampoo alone. On the other hand, if you put Rose Gold on your highlighted hair once, that small amount of light color may completely wash out over the course of a few shampoos.

    If you’re looking to switch up your shade, we have plenty of tips and tricks for fading color here:

  • Isabel says:

    Is this safe for curly hair?

  • Alee says:

    Hi Isabel! It sure is! Because our conditioners don’t contain any harsh chemicals, they are safe and work on all hair types! Get with our Color Consultants at for more info!

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