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oVertone and Gray Hair - Let's Talk Silver

Ah, gray hair.

(Natural Silver Sista, from Black Girl Long Hair)


We love our gray haired friends, and even though gray hair is a fantasy hair trend all on its own, some of our naturally silver heads want to change it up with some serious fantasy color!  We can't say we're against that at all - we're fans of awesome hair at any age.


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


Well, here's what we know:


1. 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.


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 to take you out of grayscale?  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 #oVertone so we can check them out and share them with the world!