I took the leap and went to the salon to dye my hair for the first time about a month ago. I wanted my ends to fade to a dark gray and I have relatively dark brown hair to begin with so I wasn't sure what to expect. Before Overtone, I basically just had blonde ends in different shades of lightness because the bleach wasn't left on as long as in some parts. I bought this and it looks exactly how I wanted it to, I am so beyond happy! It evens out the different shades I have on the ends and the sweet minty smell is strong but I really like it. I use it every two weeks to keep up with it along with one of the daily conditioners.