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Do oVertone Color Conditioners work on naturally gray hair?

After years of society telling women they need to cover any and all signs of aging, we are finally saying f*ck that.

We love our gray hair, and even though gray hair is a to-dye-for trend all on its own, some of us like to change it up with some vivid color — and we’re here for it.

But how DOES oVertone work with naturally gray hair?  Does it work well, or does it not work at all? 

Well, here’s what we know:

1. All gray hair reacts a little differently to color because the structure of the strand is very different from the structure of a white-blonde bleached strand. We see some people apply our conditioners to naturally gray, white, or salt-and-pepper hair and it soaks the color right up. Others have gray hairs that are more stubborn and don’t like to take color unless you process with traditional dye, which contains cuticle-opening chemicals that you won’t find in oVertone products.

2. One of our clients had the following advice in the Offbeat Home comment section:

“I tried vibrant and extreme purple, teal, and blue samples on my virgin 30-50% grey hair (very healthy, actually white, not grey, nor is it wiry) after the first offer and got some nice results. Leave on for 30 min+ and wrap in plastic or a disposable cap. The color was subtle with vibrant (more like pastel in the white areas) and more noticeable with extreme. Saw no color deposition on my non-white hair (which is dark ash blonde). I didn’t try to maintain, but the extreme lasted 3-plus washes after one 30 min treatment, and the vibrant lasted at least 2. Loved the blue and purple colors, teal didn’t look as good with my coloring, even though I look awesome in teal.

Definitely lots of fun and less messy than chalks for some temporary color fun! Will be using this to restock in extreme blue and purple, which look awesome pieced on my hair.”

Do you use oVertone on your gray? Got any tips for those looking to change it up? We want to know about it, and we want to see it! Post your pics and tag #oVertoneColor so we can check them out and share them with the world!

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5 comments on “Do oVertone Color Conditioners work on naturally gray hair?”

  • Dianne says:

    I have dark brown hair that’s about 50 percent gray. I am very allergic to standard dye. I used Overtone purple on some of my gray two days ago and I am pleased to say it’s awesome! I was lucky in that my gray hair took to the color immediately. I’m looking forward to doing more, and to trying the rose gold.

  • Lynne G says:

    Have only done a test strand so far, but I’m delighted with the amount of color and the way it looks on my grey. My hair is longish and pretty curly and my natural color is/was dark brown with reddish highlights. My grey is pretty silver and a bit wiry, maybe 40-50%. I tested a small strand over my ear, where the grey is more pronounced. Used the rose gold for brown hair, deep conditioner on dry hair, left on about 30 mins and after rinsing did my usual shampoo/conditioner, just because it was time. My grey is a delightful pastel fuchsia-ish tone, and the brown shows a nice glimmer of the color. Will do the whole head next, and am guessing that if I don’t do my usual shampoo/condition after the effect will be more pronounced. Really having fun with this! Thank you.

  • Patty says:

    I am a medium light blond by nature, with about 50% gray – my family all gray’s eventually to that lovely silver white that makes those who have gotten there very happy. I still have some of the darker gray, some of the silver white and some blond. I use the purple pastel and am happy to say, I get a lovely soft pastel lavender look throughout. While not every strand absorbs it, the hair that does gives me a stripy lavender and I get a ton of compliments on my hair. I’ve used L’oreal Feria in pastel lavender before I discovered oVertone, and hope to never have to use the harsh stuff again. Thanks to the ladies who came up with this brilliant product!

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