oVertone 101: Samples

Want to see if a new color’s right for you before taking the plunge straight into a Complete System or Custom Color Kit? Our Daily Conditioner samples are a great way to get a sneak peek of a new fantasy color. Here’s how to get the most out of them:


If you’re new to fantasy color, or new to oVertone, we seriously recommend the sample page (linked above) as your first stop before a shopping spree. Starting out with a sample or two instead of full-size bottles can save you time and money in the long run, especially since we can’t accept returns of product that’s been opened or used. Sampling and then going for full-size conditioners once you’ve found your perfect shade is your best bet!

If you're eyeing one of our Custom Color Kits, grab a sample of each color in the kit you want. Itching to try out a combo of your own? Mix-and-match your heart out! Just looking for one color but can’t quite decide which intensity will look best? Try the same color in Pastel and Vibrant, or Vibrant and Extreme!

Vibrant or Extreme? They look pretty similar now...

 We’ve got samples of every Daily Conditioner shade we carry – that’s 23 colors to play with. Go on, be adventurous!


We know the temptation to drench your locks with color is gonna hit as soon as those samples show up in the mailbox. (Trust us, we’ve been there.) But the best way to use the samples you get is going to be strand-testing.

At 2 oz. of conditioner per bottle, the samples can give great previews, but not much else. Unless you’re rocking a buzz-cut, samples won’t have nearly enough conditioner to color a whole head of hair – try it and you can end up with muted, patchy, uneven color. You need to saturate your locks completely to “dye” with oVertone – take a look at the video in this blog post for an idea of how much product you’ll need.

Testing a shade from a Custom Color Kit, or mixing your own with multiple colors? Check out this blog post on how to customize, and try out some of the different options. You’ll have enough conditioner for a few different tests, so try a few different combinations and see what you like best!

Deciding between different versions of the same color? Test on a couple different strands of hair, and make a mental note of which shade is on which strand.

Subtle tint with Vibrant (left), all-out orange with Extreme (right).

 Not sure how to do a strand test? This blog post will give you a step-by-step how-to!


Let’s backtrack a little here… we’ve already mentioned that if you’re changing colors (instead of maintaining your current one) we recommend our Go Deep Weekly Treatments. Want to see how Go Deep will look like on your hair? Here's how to mimic the results:

What you’ll want to do is test the Daily Conditioner on the same strand of hair twice – do one strand test on dry hair, rinse, dry, and test the same strand again. Since our Go Deep formulas have up to 50% more pigment than the Daily Conditioners, doubling up on the Daily will give you a close (if not totally exact) approximation.


Extreme Orange it is. 👌 👌 👌


Go forth, sample, and prosper!