4 comments / Posted on by Liora Dudar

Let's talk customization.

oVertone, at it's core, is about getting to express yourself fully all the time.  This is why we've created a wide range of colors in different intensities.  However, never ones to put others in boxes, Maegan and I want to reveal some

NEVER BEFORE REVEALED KINDA-SECRET BUT NOT-REALLY CUSTOMIZATION METHODS!

 

Customization method #1: The Combine-A-Thon

Less like a tantric love session than it sounds, The Combine-A-Thon method employs a creative touch - namely, mixing colors together to make awesome personalized variations.  Each of our colors is fully bendable with every other color in our line (watch out though: color wheel rules apply - mix Blue and Orange and you'll get murky!) to allow you the opportunity to make your color as unique as yourself.

Are you more purple-pink than true purple like Yueh? Mix it up!  Grab a purple and pink and do your worst.  Looking for a coppery tone?  Grab a red and orange and get busy.  

 

Customization method #2: Get Hot

Want bolder color?  This method isn't as damage free as the others, but it can certainly give you some awesome results.  When using Go Deep, take a break from the shower and step toward the shower cap and blow dry method.  Put your hair in the shower cap, and then blast it with some warm air from your hair dryer!  The air will help your hair cuticle open up to accept more pigment, and the shower cap will keep the heat close to your hair where it'll do the most good.  Be careful not to over heat (you wouldn't want to melt the shower cap or burn yourself).  After about 5 minutes, stop blow drying but keep the cap on for 10 extra minutes before rinsing out.  

 

Customization method #3: Count the Seconds

Need a shade that's lighter than our Pastel?  No problem!  Focus your efforts on the Daily Conditioners.  After selecting the right color (or colors), follow directions up to the timing.  Now, Daily Conditioner directions state to leave in for 3-5 minutes.  If you need lighter results, shorten that time!  Try 30 seconds, 1 minute, or 2 minutes until you've achieved your perfect shade. 

 

There you have it!  Three new ways to make oVertone a perfect fit.

 

Got any other ideas?  What are your favorite color combos and techniques?  Share 'em in the comments, we want to know!

 

4 comments

  • Posted on by Vicki Xayasone

    If I want a lighter shade than what’s in the bottle can I mix regular conditioner to lighten the color befor applying it on my hair ? I see that leaving it in for a less amount of time will make the color lighter but if I choose to just add conditioner to it will it work the same ?

  • Posted on by Jmae

    Great method tips-thanks Liora

  • Posted on by Liora

    Hi Jmae,

    It is certainly possible to do a “lighter on the bottom” ombre with our conditioners. There are three ways that I would recommend attempting it:

    1. Start by using the Go Deep of whatever color and intensity you like. Apply generously at the top of the head, and comb some of it through your ends, leaving the majority at the roots/where you would prefer it darker. Be sure that you’ve coated all your hair though. Wait about 7 minutes before starting to rinse out your ends, and then work your way up to the top of your head.

    2. Use two different intensities of the same color Go Deep – apply the more pigmented one to the top, and the less pigmented one to the bottom, being sure to blend them well wherever they meet (to avoid a dip-dyed look). Wait 10 minutes and rinse.

    3. Have a stylist (or DIY!) an ombre to lighten sections that you would prefer more colorful before going through with the conditioner! By changing the base tone of some of your hair (I would recommend that the parts you want “lighter” should be bleached so that the color comes through more) you can maintain it as a colorful ombre easily. Simply apply one of our Go Deep’s afterwards for a gorgeous effect.

    Hope that helps! Let us know how it goes. :)

  • Posted on by Jmae

    If I’m wanting an ombre effect but am using the conditioners-do I need a pastel and vibrant or just put the lighter section on for less time of same shade?And how do I keep the darker ccolor from bleeding into the lighter and overpowering it?

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