Keep your fantasy hair color looking vibrant forever with oVertone #Sponsors#Style & Grooming#beauty products#hair August 29 2014 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Home & Life because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Megan's purple hair that faded way too fast. Photo by Sirens Salon. True story: At the beginning of August I dyed my hair this really pretty lavender, by mid August — even with adding my hair color to my conditioner — it was faded beyond all color recognition. Strangers went from saying "I love your hair!" to "So, what color was your hair?" So depressing. That is why I'm beyond stoked that oVertone is our newest sponsor, because it's is a line of vegan color depositing conditioners that keeps your fantasy hair color looking vibrant and beautiful. Their mission: to end hair fading for good. oVertone was created by Maegan and Liora, who put their brightly-colored heads together and concocted a product that both of them had always wanted — a conditioner that would heal hair between dye jobs and keep it looking as bright on day 60 as it did on day one. As they put it, "We want to be bold, AND look the part 24/7, no matter how long ago our last salon trip happened." oVertone is an end to cold showers and a reintroduction to heat styling. It's a way to keep your hair healthy and colorful every day, no matter how often you shampoo. But how is that possible!?… oVertone has eighteen different color combinations and two types of conditioner — a daily conditioner and a weekly treatment — to meet your fantasy hair needs. They offer red, orange, pink, blue, purple, and teal conditioners in three different intensity levels: Pastel, Vibrant, and Extreme. Simply swap out the conditioner you're using, replace with oVertone, and you have an easy solution to keep things colorful. You can even mix the conditioners together to create your own custom shades! The best part: there's literally nothing in oVertone that can damage your hair, so you can apply as often as you need to! Katy went from light blonde to surface-of-the-sun hot pink with just oVertone. So why is oVertone better than the common "cut dye with conditioner" method? For starters, oVertone packs a much stronger punch. Their conditioners will actually deposit much more color than a diluted dye mix. Additionally, their pigments deposit faster (imagine a three minute color processing time) and are way less messy (no mixing yourself). To top it off, they are completely non-damaging — while mixing your conditioner with dye can actually negate the effects of the conditioner, oVertone conditioners are all-healing all the time. Besides saving your hair, oVertone wants to save the world and save you some money Besides keeping our communities bright and bold, it's important to us as business owners to give back. We use as many organic and recyclable materials as possible (both conditioners are 70% organic), and we're also working on creating our Give Back initiative, which will allow clients the option to add a dollar onto their order for one of four featured non profits. We're also committed to showing a wide range of people on our website — racial, body, age, gender, and ability diversity are a top priority for us. OFFBEAT DISCOUNT: From now until September 12, 2014 Offbeat Homies can save 15% off their orders. Use promo code OFFBEAT at checkout. oVertone is for everyone who loves to express themselves with their favorite color hair — for those who have been wanting to test the waters, and those who have been bold for years! Bonus points for hair-inspired Fraggle Rock videos. Check out oVertone and get your hands on the secret weapon that will keep your hair Fraggle Rock-ing long after your last salon visit. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS My dog sleeps in a fireplace: Turn your unused fireplace into a doggy alcove NEXT How my armpits inspired me to make conscious choices Show/Hide comments [ 99 ] Awesome! One of my biggest hurdles for dying my hair is maintenance. I'm lazy but I don't want my hair to look like crap in two months. Also ZOMG I want the hair in that second picture! 8 agree Reply That's a picture of our model, Rambo! He's using the vibrant blue and vibrant teal complete systems. 🙂 3 agree Reply Simply Wow, I couldn’t believe this hair color will work so well. I was so surprised by the results. I have used many hair colors before but the results were never same as the brand claimed but this henna buy from http://thehennaguys.com/ gives me exactly what I needed. I would say that it is worth buying. I don’t have the orange hair but real reddish-brown color…I would love to buy this hair color again. Reply I can't wait to try this stuff! I'm always in the market for a good vibrant pink. Wait, so we don't have to bleach our hair before hand? It could just be used on regular hair (for a tint on darker shades)? 5 agree Reply I was wondering that too. Reply You may need to bleach a section. They have strand tests on most of their colors for both light and dark hair. You can check those out. 1 agrees Reply Hi Tasha! Our conditioners are deposit-only, so they can only add color to the existing shade of your hair. The darker your hair is, the harder it will be for you to see the color deposited, so while you will get a bright hot pink color from putting Extreme Pink on light blonde hair, it will be more of a dark berry shade if you throw it on light brown. 1 agrees Reply This sounds awesome! I want to dye my hair a fun color and fading is something I've been worried about. Reply This is awesome! Definitely ordering. Reply I have light blonde hair, and tend to put blue streaks in it. Would the blonde get tinted blue as well using this conditioner? 1 agrees Reply Hey Jess! The oVertone conditioners will deposit color anywhere they're applied, but the process of rinsing the conditioners out of your hair won't leak color on to the rest of your hair. We see lots of people who use it on multi-colored hair – just make sure you section your strands when you apply it, and you'll be good to go. Reply I got so excited about this as my purple only seems to last 2 weeks before needing a top up at the moment, but then saw that shipping is only offered in the USA or Canada? Is there any way to get hold of some in the UK? Reply We can! While we don't ship directly to the UK, we do have a partnership with a company called MyUS where you can open an account to ship our products anywhere in the world. Check out their website (MyUS.com) for how to get started. Reply Thanks! I'll look in to that 😀 Reply What about Australia? Reply Same as the UK! We are working on getting shipping set up directly to Australia and the UK, though, to make things slightly easier with one less step for you guys. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page – we always post major updates there. Reply Thanks Is there a way we can order this if we live in australia? Hi Kayla, Yup! While we don't ship directly to the Australia right now, we do have a partnership with a company called MyUS where you can open an account to ship our products anywhere in the world. Check out their website (MyUS.com) for how to get started. Okay, what about gray hair? I have brown hair with natural blond-ish highlights but I started going gray at 23. 🙁 If I use the conditioner in purple, would the gray and lighter parts of my hair end up purple? That would be so much better for my hair than getting a salon dye job every 6 weeks. 1 agrees Reply Hi Rachel! All grey hair reacts a little differently, 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 grey and it soaks the color right up. Others have grey hairs that are more stubborn and don't like to take color unless you process with a traditional dye, which contains cuticle-opening chemicals that you won't find in oVertone products. We offer a 100% money back guarantee. If for any reason our conditioners do not deposit color successfully on your hair, even if it's just because your strands don't like color, we'll refund your purchase. 9 agree Reply This is just what I've been looking for. I'm so excited!!!! 1 agrees Reply OMG why didn't I know about this when my hair was hot pink all last year?! Would've saved me a ton 'o cash on dye jobs and specialty conditioner…(and no more uncomfortable cold showers…especially during Canadian winters). …I'm considering buying some for my next colourful dye job… What happens when you use the conditioner on medium-blonde hair if only part of your hair is actually dyed? Will it dye/tint the blonde as well? Reply Hey Lauren! Someone further up the thread had a similar question. Basically, if you've got multi-colored hair, you just need to section it and apply oVertone where you want the color. Our conditioners will deposit color wherever you apply them, but they won't color the rest of your hair in the 10 seconds it takes to rinse your conditioner out. If you've got a natural color on part of your hair and a fantasy color on part, I would put regular white conditioner on the natural colored strands, clip them up (or to the side, or just out of the way), and then apply oVertone to your fantasy colored sections. Reply How does this work on grey/silver? Good condition (soft, not wirey). I've been thinking of some fun temporary color depositing on my ~25% grey/silver hair and am wondering if it will work. You don't see strand tests on grey, usually blond or dark and grey is so different! May try anyway since it looks so darned good–a vibrant color that leaves a wash would be fine, but would love to know experiences! Reply It totally depends on your grey hair. Someone further up the thread had a similar question, and the answer is that everyone's grey hairs react differently because of the structure of the strand. If the texture of your grey hairs are similar to the texture of your darker hairs, it's likely that your grey strands will take the color just fine. If for any reason your hair turns out to be stubborn and doesn't want to take the color, we've got a 100% money back guarantee. We'll refund your purchase if our conditioners don't work on your hair for any reason. 1 agrees Reply How is this comparable to other pigmented conditioners out there? I'm using a custom blue pigmented Evo conditioner right now, and have to towel dry my hair first before applying. Reply Hi Stephanie! I used to use Evo products, so I'm very familiar with their conditioners. Because yours is a custom color, I can't speak to exactly the amount of pigment you're getting, but I can tell you this: 1. You don't have to towel dry your hair before using the oVertone conditioners. Throw them on like any normal conditioner. 2. Based on my experience with the Evo line, our Vibrant Daily Conditioners contain about 1.5-2 times the pigment, and our Extreme Daily Conditioners contain about 4-5 times the pigment. 3. oVertone colors deposit super quickly. Our Daily Conditioners deposit maximum color in 3 minutes. Work it in, rinse it out, and you're done. If you're looking for a deep conditioner, our Go Deep Weekly Treatments deposit maximum color and hydration in 10. 1 agrees Reply So, important question! I have seriously premature grey and have silvery hair at a fairly young age. I already use a blue tinted conditioner because it makes my hair a little brighter. My problem with finding a good colored conditioner is that they either smell like old lady scents, chemicals, or that one I tried that smelled like grape koolaide. I mean, they work, but my hair smells really weird. So, what's this stuff smell like? I may have old lady hair but I don't want to smell like gardenias and since I dye my hair crazy colors every few months this might make things easier! I'm super excited about this product, I'm just not excited about funny smells! 🙂 1 agrees Reply Good question! We actually get TONS of compliments on our scent (check out the reviews on our website if you want to hear it straight from the horse's mouth). I agree with you – the smell of a hair product can totally make it our break it for me. That's why we stuck with a really soothing blend of rosemary and spearmint. To top it off, we don't use any artificial scents, so you won't get that weird over-the-top feeling you get from some products. The scent of our conditioner comes from real essential oils that we add in, which are good for your hair and keep you breathing happy. 4 agree Reply Do they test on animals? Reply NOOOOO. Definitely not. We are 100% cruelty free. We do not test on animals, and neither do any of the companies we purchase ingredients from. 9 agree Reply So, I partially shamPHree my hair – I wash it with a baking soda/water mixture and use a regular conditioner. I tried dyeing my hair with Manic Panic while doing this and the color faded faaaaast. How will oVertone work on my hair if I'm washing it with baking soda and water? 2 agree Reply Hi Aurora! oVertone conditioners will work perfectly for you! Our products deposit back the color you use every time you wash, so even if you faded after a couple of showers with the Manic Panic, we can keep your hair bright. If you're especially worried about fading, you might want to try the Extreme line, which contains the most pigment. I guarantee your color will look bold and fresh every day. Reply Manic Panic has a very fast fade compared to other dyes like Special Effects, just for one example. Reply They do have a reputation for fading faster than most semi-permanent dyes. Then again, I've used Pravana with great success, and I know people who say Pravana washes completely out of their hair in one or two shampoos. Reply It's often a matter of experiment to find what your hair likes best, isn't it? 🙂 2 agree Reply I am normally ok with how fast Manic Panic fades since I am all over the place with what color I want my hair to be. And the dye was kind of old. But it pretty much lasted one wash, which I thought was unusual. Since I wasn't sure if it was old dye or shamPHree, I've been kind of afraid to spend the cash on ANY dye and have it turn out to be wasted. Reply What's the cleanup like in the shower & on towels? When I've mixed dye in conditioner, it's prone to staining surfaces if I don't scrub up immediately (& one towel gets sacrificed as my 'hair dye towel'). Does this product have the same issue? Not a dealbreaker, just planning ahead (no pun intended, heh). 2 agree Reply Hey Trystan! Unfortunately, there's not much getting around the staining factor. If it stains your hair, it will stain other things, too. We've formulated our conditioners to keep them as 'clean' as possible, but you'll still want to be careful around your hairline with Vibrant and Extreme conditioners, and you may find that you need to clean your shower more often than if you had non-fantasy colored hair. You definitely DON'T have to worry about your wet hair getting color on your clothes after you've rinsed the conditioner out. Even with the Extreme Orange that I use, I get minimal color on my towels compared to a time when I used to mix dye and conditioner. Still, you can always use darker linens if you're concerned about it. 2 agree Reply My solution (my hair is red, but I've stopped with the candy apple for awhile and now look like my hair might be found in nature, but it's still bright red) is to use… da-dum, da-dum… …red towels! No joke, it works. No staining, because the towel is already red! We also have dark purple towels, dark enough that there is no noticeable stain. 1 agrees Reply That's what we do! I've got red and dark tan towels in my house. You never see the orange. Reply I was going to ask this too (not about the towels so much as I have accumulated a pile of "hair dye towels" that I use when my color is fresh.) But My hair is candy apple red and when I wash/rinse it it turns the inside of our shower and bath a nice cotton candy pink (which my boyfriend does not love) Does Overtone do the same thing or does it rinse off of hard surfaces fairly well? 1 agrees Reply It really depends on your shower, but our conditioners definitely can stain things. Anything that stains your hair is going to have a tendency to stain any porous surface it comes in contact with. Unfortunately, this is just the the price you pay for having bold hair! I have a white tiled shower with white grout, which is the worst, and I keep it bright and clean by scrubbing it quickly with a mix of bleach-based cleanser and all purpose cleaning fluid after every couple of showers. Reply Ooh, clever product. Oh how I wish I could bleach my (naturally very dark brown and damage-prone) hair light enough to do lavender without destroying it! Swooon. 1 agrees Reply Hi Alex! If you can lift your hair even a little bit up to a light brown color, you can use most of the Extreme conditioners for a beautiful deep shade. Extreme Teal is one of my favorites. You can check out the strand test we did on light brown at the link below. It interacts with the golden tint in brown hair to give you a gorgeous forest green color that I'm completely in love with. http://overtone.co/collections/shop-by-color-turquoise/products/extreme-teal-complete-system Reply Any need to do a strand test? Reply Unless you know that you're allergic to hair conditioners, there's no need to do a strand test for skin or hair reactions. There are no harsh chemicals or heavy alcohols in our products, so the things that most commonly affect sensitive scalps in traditional dyes aren't present. Reply My purple hair can't wait for this. Is it necessary to use gloves in the shower when you're applying and rinsing it? 3 agree Reply That depends on how concerned you are with having purple hands. 🙂 In general – yes. We definitely recommend that you use gloves with Vibrant and Extreme conditioners. I use Extreme Orange, and sometimes when I'm in a hurry throwing on the Daily Conditioner I go gloveless. It gives a lovely orange tint to my hands that goes away after I've washed them two or three times. I always take my gloves off after I apply the conditioner and rinse it out with bare hands. The pigment soaks in to your hair and there isn't nearly as much left when you rise it out, so combing through your hair while you're rinsing won't stain your hands nearly as much as applying it with bare hands will. 3 agree Reply Awesome! Thanks!! Reply How concerned should I be about my face and back? I'd like to dye my hair blue (as soon as I have tenure and my own house so I don't have to worry about the shower), but I don't want to look like a smurf. Reply Depending on the color you go for, we do recommend that you are careful around your hairline. Just like semi-permanent dye, it can get on your forehead if you apply it and leave it there. It's pretty easy to remove it with one or two facial cleanser washes. I have long hair and I've never had a problem with it staining my back. I would recommend clipping your hair up on your head for a couple of minutes while the color deposits. When you take it out of the clip and rinse it out, you'll notice that the color of the conditioner itself is significantly lighter than when you applied it, because the pigment has been deposited into the cuticle of your hair. Reply My question exactly — good to see an unambiguous answer. I'll put up with the hassle of extra gloves in exchange for not rubbing off excess dye on my towel/pillow/clothes as a consequence of living the purple life. 1 agrees Reply I have a fantastically long fade time with my current dye (4-5 weeks), but will definitely be purchasing your conditioner to keep it going longer! Thanks for answering so many questions, too! 4 agree Reply That's amazing! I wish my hair would stay bright on its own for that long. 🙂 We LOVE answering questions and being part of the conversation. oVertone was originally something Liora and I cooked up for our own hair, so we're still just excited that everyone is loving it so much. If you ever have any other questions or want to chat, you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1 agrees Reply Purchase made. I'm gathering that this might also work as a substitute for the damaging dye. Also, is there any reasons colors couldn't be mixed together? My usual is more of a burgundy these days, and I'm wondering if a combo of red and purple might not be closer. Thanks! Apparently advertising on Offbeat works. Reply You can DEFINITELY mix colors. In fact, we specifically formulated all of our colors to be mixed together really easily. Tons of our customers do it and have had great results. There are two ways you can do it – either mix both conditioners in your hands 50/50, or use each color every other time you wash. 1 agrees Reply This looks amazing! I wanted to know, do these play well with Pravana Vivids dye? I know that some "unnatural" dyes can produce surprising results when mixed, such as when I tried dying Pravana Violet over Manic Panic Purple Haze…I ended up with a blue/green brown color that was not pretty. I love the concept of these but I wonder if there are any combinations to steer clear of. Thanks! 🙂 Reply We have tested our products with a LOT of different dyes, and so far have not found a single one that the conditioners don't play well with. I can also tell you from a lot of personal experience with the Pravana Vivids line on my own head that you won't have any problems. The most important thing we stuck to when formulating these colors was keeping them very neutral and 'primary.' Our reds are a very neutral red, for example, and aren't orange-y or purple-y. This means that you aren't going to get a fun murky mess of a surprise by accidentally mixing two colors with different undertone bases. 1 agrees Reply Okay, just about to make my purchase (first one on the alternative-color depositing bandwagon–did reds for years, but only to maintain the "natural" color!)–how on earth can you write an entire post and NOT MENTION THE CUSTOM SAMPLE SETS? Absolutely BRILLIANT IDEA! 🙂 Reply Ha! I'm glad you like the sample sets! I can't take credit for that idea. Our customers came up with it. 🙂 We started offering them just a few weeks ago after we got several requests from people wanting to try a few different colors before buying a full bottle. Reply Can it be used on eyebrows? I ask because I am a flaming copper redhead with blond eyebrows. Every time I've had them dyed they look way too dark because they tend to take colour really quickly. Reply Hi! We definitely do NOT recommend using oVertone for anywhere south of the top of your head. It's only been tested (on humans only!) for top-of-head hair use only. Let us know if you have any other questions! Reply So my stylist puts different intensities/ shades of blue in my hair to create a "rabbit fur" effect (dark indigo at the roots, sky blue at the tips, mid-tone in between). Would the conditioners darken everything at the same rate or will they eventually turn my hair into one even shade of blue? Reply I love the sound of your color! If you've got multi-toned hair, you just have to apply our conditioners a little differently. The second picture in this article shows a close up of one of our models, Rambo, and if you look closely you'll notice that he has teal at the roots and blue from middle to ends. What you'll want to do is buy the colors that are right for you, and work in sections of your hair starting from the bottom up. One of our other models, Lindsay, does a similar look with orange at the roots, fading to a brick red color at the ends. You can see all of the details of her color here: http://overtone.co/blogs/blog/tagged/lindsay 1 agrees Reply I really should try this! (Too bad I live in Taiwan where international shipping from anywhere starts at US$30!). I assume I'd still have to use color-safe shampoo only, yes? My main hair color issue (I'm a bright red girl, although I've been going more red-found-in-nature of late) is that my hair doesn't like color-safe shampoo. It's fine at first but it starts to lack efficacy after a few months, leaving me with an eternally greasy, itchy scalp. Taking a break and using a different shampoo doesn't help, because it's a problem with all color-safe options. Aveda's the best one I've tried and even that one eventually gives me the ol' grease-itch. But if I want to keep my hair red, I have to use color-safe shampoo without stopping. It fades the day I try something else and turns into a streaky mess of lightly bleached, gray-touched light brown hair. What's a girl to do? 🙁 Reply Hi! For best results we recommend using a color safe shampoo. If you're having trouble finding one you like, try looking for descriptions that say "sulfate free" – it'll be easy on your color, too! I also personally recommend finding a dry shampoo you like to get some of that grease out without loosing your color. We do actually ship internationally with a service called MyUs! Check em out! Reply I just started using Vivids shampoo by Pravanna (I use their hair color). I'm liking it better than Deva Curl. It's only been two weeks since I started using it though so take that for what it's worth. Reply This is TOTALLY the useful type of ad I want to see! I rarely click ad links but you had me sold right from the get go 4 agree Reply Woohoo! That's awesome! Be sure to let us know if you have any questions. Reply Would this be a good bet for someone with naturally light hair that wanted to do a temporary, non-damaging dye to "try out" a color? Could I just use the conditioner all over to see how I like a shade, and then naturally let it wash out by using a normal conditioner afterwards? How long do you think it might take to wash out? Thanks for making a cool product! Reply Hi Robyn, You can definitely use our conditioners over light brown hair (in fact, we have strand tests showing you what it will look like! Check out the individual product pages for photos), however the color will be slightly different; the pigments in our conditioners will blend with the tone of your hair. The color will definitely wash out, but we notice that our pigments have some pretty great staying power. 🙂 You might need to use a really stripping shampoo to take most of it out quickly if that's your goal. It also depends on which formula you get – for example, an Extreme formula will last much longer after one application (and show up more strongly) than a Pastel formula. If you have questions about specific colors and your hair, feel free to shoot us a note! Reply Just seconding that the sample sets are a great idea, purchase made! So glad you guys were featured here. 1 agrees Reply Woohoo! Can't wait for you to test everything out. We love the sample sets, too! Reply You gals are seriously amazing for answering so many questions! Reply It's what we do! Let us know if you've got one 🙂 Reply I LOVE my dyed red hair but I loathe going to the salon so I ordered the hell out of a sample pack. The red strand test is exactly what I'm looking for my dark blonde hair to be so I'm SO EXCITED TO TRY THIS! Reply Can't wait for you to try it! Be sure to tweet us/facebook us pictures of your updated bold loveliness. Reply Ah! WHERE was this when my hair was bright pink (and then red, purple, red again, etc)?! I have no current plans to dye my head, again, but if I ever do I am keeping this in mind. All those red-based colors I used to use faded so quickly it was ridiculous! This product sounds amazing. Reply Well once you go back to bold you know where to find us, now! 🙂 Reply Hiya! Oh, how exciting! I haven't dyed my hair in 10 years because the chemicals make my curly hair so unhappy- but this changes everything! I have medium brown hair- darker than the light brown strands I see for your strand tests, but not super dark either. Which of your colours do you think would stand out the most without lightening my hair first? I don't expect anything super-bold, just something noticeable. (I am also not picky about the colour. 😉 ) Reply Hey! So glad to hear that you're going to throw some boldness back into your life! Our Extreme formulas are DEFINITELY the way to go. I would say your best best are: Extreme Teal Extreme Red Extreme Orange Extreme Pink If you have darker hair, make sure you use a lot of product to really saturate the hair. I also personally recommend putting on a shower cap to let the heat help it soak in. We even have one client that uses a hair dryer on her head for about 5 minutes with the product on to help it really appear on her dark hair. Best of luck! Reply Thanks Liora! 😀 Reply OKAY. I've been interested in dying my hair for ages (it's a medium brown color) and the only color that's ever been added is red kool-aide. How does this work with hair that's never been bleached or dyed before? I don't even know where to begin- do I go to a salon and get my hair colored the color I want and then use this product to keep it healthy and vibrant or can I just start by using this conditioner? And would the difference of bleaching your hair versus leaving it natural and then dying it be dramatic? Reply Hi Mariah! I'm going to break your comment down into points to make sure I answer all of your questions fully! 1. How does this work on hair that has never been bleached or dyed? It will certainly deposit color onto your hair, but it won't be the same as on bleached or already colored hair. We have strand tests on the website (aka: our product applied once to strands of both platinum and light brown hair) to help you guess how your hair will react. If you have questions about specific colors with your hair, shoot us an email and we'd be glad to help you guess! The other part is that we've noticed the healthier your hair is, the less able it is to accept the pigment in our conditioners. One of the ways that traditional hair dye impacts the color of your hair is by using damaging ingrediants – such as harsh alcohols – to open the cuticle (that is to say the strand) of your hair to allow it to accept color in. If your hair is damaged in general (say by heat styling, age, you have delicate hair in general, etc) you will notice that adding any color to it at all is easier. Because our conditioners are COMPLETELY NON DAMAGING they depend on the state of your hair currently to how far they will color as used on their own. 2. Do I go to a salon and get my hair colored, then use oVertone to maintain? This is personally my favorite option. This way you ensure that you get the color you want, and then you can use the oVertone system as a maintenance product – something it is definitely VERY good at, and designed to do! You can even bring oVertone with you to the salon and use it to help color your hair at the outset – we've had clients who have done that before. Just be sure to tell your stylist/colorist what it is and what it does! 3. Can I start just by using this conditioner? Certainly you can, if not just to see if you can get your desired results without going to a salon first. 4. How does bleaching my hair affect results? Any time you start from a bleached strand you're going to get bolder color! See our strand tests to compare how the same conditioner reacts to platinum and light brown hair. Let me know if I missed anything, or if you have further questions! Reply Y'all. My bottle of oVertone in Extreme Pink came today…IT IS TOTALLY THE BEST THING EVER. I was purposely waiting to do my normal 4 week touch up, just to see how bright oVertone could make my hair, and I am so pleased! I went from mildly-Barbie pink with some serious sun-faded sections to HOT HOT PINK in my first use! GO. BUY THIS THING. Make the hair goddesses happy! 2 agree Reply HOT FREAKING DIGGITY. Now that's what we like to hear! So glad it worked out so nicely for you!! If you tweet or email us some before and after pictures, we would love to share them with the world! Hit us up at email@example.com 1 agrees Reply I have a 'natural' looking red dyed on top (a clariol # 6) and extreme purple on the bottom. I'm unsure if I should look at a red or orange to give my top color a boost in between dying. Any suggestions? Reply Hey! Sounds like you're a perfect match for our sample pack! I would suggest grabbing samples in our Vibrant Red, Vibrant Orange, and Extreme Red to play around with – a combination of these may give you the results you need on top (and better to play around with in sample form). By the way – that combo sounds MAGNIFICENT. Be sure to tweet us a pic sometime! Reply I bought one for me, and one for my girlfriend. It arrived last weekend. My girlfriend started using hers and she has super thick hair — she thinks maybe she'll get another two uses out of the bottle. I was hoping there was either a way to buy a bigger bottle, or do you have any tips for suuuuper thick, long hair to make this go further? My hair is thin so I'm not too worried, but I can't see buying a bottle of this for her weekly. o_o Reply Hi Anna, We've had a couple of requests for a 16oz bottle, and are definitely looking into our options there. Stay tuned with social media and our newsletter for updates! Cheers, Liora 2 agree Reply OK — so here's my review: Positives: -Great color. Most effective color-deposit type I've ever used. Awesome. This may outweigh any and all negatives for many folks. -Once you get the hang of it, it's easy to apply without looking like you fingerpainted your shower or yourself. Negatives: -Packaging:the weekly treatment leaked all over the box. I only lost 1/4 to 1/3 of a cup, not a big deal, but because of the nature of the stuff, man, what a mess. -The pump on the daily conditioner is…lacking. The first time I used it, it was great, until it had pulled out all the conditioner in a shaft down the center of the bottle. It's thick enough that just shaking the bottle didn't really knock it down in the bottle either. I added a little water to no avail (I guess it made it a little thinner, but the pump still didn't actually pump) and I finally ended up microwaving it for 35 seconds each time I used it. That makes it thin enough the pump can pull some out of the bottle, but it's still not a full squirt. This would have been better served by some sort of squeeze tube or bottle. -It's mentioned elsewhere, but I'll say it again, it stains the tub (mine is a fiberglass enclosure) -Can't go swimming with it. Didn't occur to me, but when you go swimming, you end up dripping tinted water. So unless you want to use a swim cap….it's right out. -The scent is mint. Everyone was raving about the scent – I'm not a fan of mint. I realize, though, that's my damage and not a universal -As someone more recently noted, you go through it fast. My conclusion? I'm going to hang on to it as a stopgap for when I need to look less washed out late in the haircolor cycle, but it's not the replacement for my Clairol I'd hoped for. Of its type it's the best I've found, and I may try one of the more fun colors (BLUE!!!) sometime when I don't have to be in a relatively conservative workplace for a few days. Reply Hey! Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we know that this takes time and effort to do. Thanks so much – we really appreciate it! We are VERY sorry to hear about the leak! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can make that right. We are already taking measures to prevent that happening again. Also, thank you so much for letting us know about your experience with the pump! We have a couple of experiments and tests in mind to see how we can improve that experience. Lastly – Blue is awesome. You should definitely try blue. 😉 Warm Regards, Liora Reply Out of curiosity, is your company planning on making any other colors any time soon? I'm just planning on coloring my hair a green color, and I would absolutely love to be able to use this product, except that there's no green color option yet. Reply Hey! Green is definitely something we are looking to include in our line! Stay in the know by following us on social media and signing up for our newsletter – there will definitely be announcements (and balloons? pony rides?) Best, Liora Reply Since this is where I found out about this, figured I'd leave a comment/review! I've most recently had a purple hair layer, that turned half-sky blue pretty immediately, and over time had faded to a pretty awesome aqua colour. I ordered the Extreme Purple, and after one application of the weekly treatment, BAM! PURPLE AGAIN! Now I'm using Daily Conditioner to keep the purple up! Love it! Based on Maegan's previous comment, I used gloves for the weekly, but ended up testing daily without. Yes…my hands get purple. But by the time I'm done my shower, they're fine (and I'm super pale). Only downside… alert to any Canadians out there, I got hit with a ~$40 customs charge for import duty on top of the shipping and USD prices. That said, still super worth it. LOVE this product! Thanks guys! (Both OBH and oVertone!) Reply What about sweating? I'm very excited to try this as I will be dyeing my hair purple again soon and was dreading dealing with the fading, however I work in a very hot warehouse. After reading an earlier comment about swimming, I wanted to check to see if there was any bleeding with sweat? Thanks, Kelly Reply Hi Kelly, There is some potential for a little bleeding with sweat, but not bad! If you're concerned, simply be sure to thoroughly rinse oVertone from your hair after applying (wait till the water runs clear). For an extra precaution, you can also rinse your hair before going into work if you're nervous. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.