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How to Maintain Bright Ombre Hair

The hardest part about using oVertone? Picking a color. Can’t choose? Pick two. Wait, make that three. Want more? No problem. With a little sectioning and a mirror, you can easily use as many oVertone shades as you like. Our Coloring and Daily Conditioners were designed to be thick enough so that they won’t run all over and end up where they shouldn’t.

You can both achieve and maintain ombre hair with oVertone – the process is much the same, except that if you’re coloring from scratch rather than just maintaining, you’ll want to use Coloring Conditioners.

Our model had used a few different brands of dye that faded to a pastel mixture that she wanted to brighten:

Pick colors that blend well

Put similar tones next to each other in order to avoid muddiness: you don’t want to blend orange and blue together or other tones that are opposite on the color wheel. Our model used Vibrant Pink, Vibrant Purple and Vibrant Teal Daily Conditioners.


Section, section, section: say it with me now. Applying color in sections will make it so much easier to make the color evenly – especially on the back of your head where you can’t see.

Apply and blend

As you apply the Conditioner, be sure to blend wherever two colors meet so that you have smooth transitions. Once your color is on, you can let the next section down and continue applying all over. You can apply on wet or dry hair – dry hair will result in more saturated color.

Wait 3-5 minutes for Daily Conditioners, or 10 minutes for Coloring Conditioners, then rinse – no need to shampoo afterwards. Bye, faded hair. Watch our video tutorial on Youtube to see it in more detail!

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6 comments on “How to Maintain Bright Ombre Hair”

  • Brianne says:

    How long does the color last on blonde hair? I’ve had issues where it takes forever forever for the color to come out because my hair absorbs it so well. Will it permanently dye my hair?

  • Alee says:

    Hi Brianne! oVertone Color Conditioners will keep your hair supernaturally bright as long as you keep using it, but it’s not meant to be a one time application. The best way to use our conditioners is to add color with our Deep Treatment and keep your shade bright with our Daily Conditioners (and another shot of Deep Treatment whenever your hair needs a fresh jolt of color and hydration).

    If you do use only a single application, we recommend our Deep Treatment to add initial color. Your color will start to fade as soon as you stop using them. How fast it fades varies from person to person – it really depends on your hair’s health, texture, how often you wash it, etc. but most clients find that a single use lasts about as long as a semi permanent color would.

    If you want to switch up your shade more quickly, there are a few things you can do to help fade your hair fast and safely. Check out this blog post on how to fade your color:

  • Cassie says:

    What is the model’s name?

  • Alee says:

    Hey Cassie! Their name is Cyanne! Check out their Instagram here:

  • Michelle says:

    I’m late to this, but hopefully someone will see it. If you do an application like this, what do you do after the first time to keep it nice? Or do you need to re-section and re-apply in the same way every time you shampoo?

  • Alee says:

    Hey Michelle. Thank you for your patience. The best way to use our conditioners is to add color with our Coloring Conditioner on dry hair, as their formulas have up to 50% more pigment than our Daily Conditioners and will help you get the color you want! Once you’ve achieved your desired shade you can use the Daily Conditioner every time you wash to replace any color that’s lost and use the Coloring Conditioner once a week, or as needed, for an extra boost of color and hydration.

    For more info, get with our Color Consultants here: and check out this blog post to learn more about coloring your hair with oVertone Conditioners:

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