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How to Use Rose Gold for Brown Hair

Rose gold is not just for blonde hair anymore. Rose Gold for Brown Hair is here. A more pigmented version of our original formula, Rose Gold for Brown Hair is specially formulated to show up on light, medium and dark brown hair. All of the extra pigment, still vegan, sans the sulfates, and of course cruelty free. 

How to get the rose gold look with brunette hair

The Rose Gold for Brown Hair formula will be brightest on light brown or previously lightened brown hair and will apply a subtle tint on medium and dark brown hair. (Blessed with black strands? oVertone products will deposit color wherever you apply them, though that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be able to see color wherever you apply it. Imagine drawing in purple marker over a dark piece of card stock – the color is there, but you can’t necessarily see it.) 

oVertone can be applied on wet or dry hair but for maximum intensity apply to dry, clean, unconditioned hair. Fully saturate the strands for best coverage and color application. After letting the treatment soak in for 10-15 minutes, rinse out with warm or hot water, dry and style as usual. Maintain with Rose Gold for Brown Hair Daily Conditioner anytime after you shampoo. 

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Another killer application…

Rose Gold for Brown Hair is best used on brown hair because of its intense pigmentation, so if you’re starting with blonde hair, try our more subtle Original Rose Gold formula.  Keep in mind that your current color, hair health, and hair porosity all affect how color deposits in it.

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9 comments on “How to Use Rose Gold for Brown Hair”

  • Dawn says:

    Rose gold for brunettes doesn’t show up on my hair at all and I’ve tried everything!

  • Alee says:

    Hey Dawn,

    Oh no! We’re bummed that you didn’t get the results you were expecting, but we want to help! Definitely send an email to our Color Consultants at They want to make sure you get the most out of your oVertone experience!

    oVer to you!

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  • Faye says:

    Stylists who have worked on my hair repeatedly call it “dark ash blonde” though in common language, i’d probably say light brown. I’ve got brighter blonde highlights that I’m currently growing out (4 months old)

    Would you recommend I try the Rose Gold for Blonds or Brunettes?

  • Alee says:

    Hi Faye! That depends on your exact color and what you’re looking to get! For the best advice, send an email with a picture of your current hair with lots of natural light and no filters along with an inspo pic over to our Color Consultants at and they will totally help you out!

  • Erica says:

    Is overtone permanent? How long will it last on my hair?

  • Alee says:

    Hi Erica! oVertone’s Deep Treatments will add color to your hair on your first application, but we didn’t design it just to be a one-time hair color treatment – as soon as you stop using our conditioners, your hair will start to fade. How fast it fades will depend on many factors, like the health and natural texture of your hair, how often you wash it, how much time you spend outside, etc. but most clients find that a single use lasts about as long as a semi permanent color would.

  • Siana Ortiz says:

    Will a bright color fade back to its original color such as brown or blonde or will perhaps a blonde piece dyed pink just fade into a dark pink color and never back to original color

  • Alee says:

    Hi Siana! How 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 consistently use Extreme Silver on your blonde hair 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 need them, we have plenty of tips and tricks for fading color here:

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