5 comments / Posted on by Liora Dudar

There comes a time in every fantasy-colored life where this happens:

Yes. Frightening.  WE KNOW.

We have all been RED/ORANGE/PINK/PURPLE/BLUE/TEAL handed at some point.  It's almost a way of life.  And it may have happened to you using oVertone.

 

We absolutely hate to think of you succumbing to one of the classic blunders (that isn't starting a land war in Asia, or challenging a Sicilian when death is on the line), and would love to tell you our favorite ways to avoid tell-tale finger stains.

 

1. WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

Our Extreme formulas are definitely a culprit in the staining battle, especially in our Go Deep formula.  As a pre-caution against colorful fingers (unless that's your game, in which case, awesome) we recommend following the advice below when using any of our extreme or vibrant (to be safe!) formulas.

2. ALL OF THE GLOVES, MOST OF THE TIME 

When applying the conditioner to your hair in the shower, use a pair of gloves.  Personally, I like a pair like these.  I keep them in the shower in a small, open tupperware, and put them on just before I apply conditioner, and take them off after I'm done applying.  When I'm ready to rinse out, I stick my head under the shower to dilute with a little bit of water before rinsing out bare-handed.  By this time, the semi-permanent pigment has deposited in your hair, making it easier to touch with bare hands without fear of colorful fingers.

Palms/finger tips are so easily stained  due to the thickness/type of skin found there (ask any Henna tattoo artist!), but dyed fingers are easy to avoid!

 

Got another method?  Let us know in the comments!

 

5 comments

  • Posted on by Chloe Zwicker

    I’ve found that my extreme purple overtone stains my sink and my shower walls! Does anyone have a way to avoid this or get rid of the stains???

  • Posted on by Sara

    I just use some salt or sugar scrub, whatever is currently in my shower!

  • Posted on by Nicole

    Toothpasste works amazingly!!

  • Posted on by Kat

    When I was using other dyes, I discovered that my fiancé’s bar of Irish spring soap is apparently magical and removes dye from…..everything. For skin I Use the Irish spring scrubbed lightly with a pumice stone, but every other surface I just use the soap.

    This method is this far confirmed to work with the extreme pink daily shampoo, as I have yet to use gloves.

  • Posted on by Katie

    Well, I got mine perfectly off of my fingers and my hairline (and ears and neck and chest-i made a big mess) with my homemade face wipes which are water, coconut oil, face wash, and tea tree oil. The bigger problem (for me) was the staining on my scalp, but that went away almost completely after I scrubbed it with vinegar (which I usually use after washing with baking soda anyway!)

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