oVertone haircare review - The Dainty Squid

oVertone haircare review

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Last month I was contacted by oVertone haircare. They have a line of color depositing conditioners made to fight fading. Cool enough, right? What really sold me is that you can rinse with hot water and heat style as much as you want without worrying about your color fading. They actually encourage you to use warmer water. For the past eight years I have been washing my hair in cold water to fight fading. It is not fun. It's my least favorite part about having dyed hair. So when you tell me that using warmer water, to open the cuticle and let the product in, will help keep my hair color brighter I am sold!

oVertone currently has seven different colors in three intensities so there is something for everyone no matter if you're rocking pastels, vibrant colors or suuuuper bright colors. It doesn't lighten your hair so if you have very dark hair it's not going to change much but it can still be used to deposit color on hair that isn't already an unnatural color. Obviously the color won't be as bright but it will still be colorful. They've even shared a blog post with photo examples if you're curious.
The above photo is what my hair looked like on February 28th, the day before starting to use the conditioner. 
This is one month after this dye job.

Since my hair was/is a mix of blue and green they sent over their daily conditioner in extreme teal and extreme green as well as the deep conditioner in both colors. The daily conditioner is meant to be used anytime you'd use regular conditioner. Some days I use mix of both colors, and other days I just used one color applied all over my hair. Since it does deposit color it tends to stain my hands. Good news is I've found that the staining is gone by the time I finish washing, and shaving which is basically how I time how long to leave in the conditioner everyday.

 This photo was taken on March 9th after using the conditioner for nine days and the deep conditioner once. 

The deep conditioner was made to be used on a weekly basis or as needed whenever you're looking for a extra jolt of color and moisture. I used it right before I got my hair cut so that it would be super bright when meeting a new stylist. I applied it to wet, towel dried hair and left it on for around a half hour. I used the green was tickled pink to see what a gorgeous green my hair was when I rinsed.

 (March 21, after using the daily conditioner for 21 days.) 
see more of this outfit here.

As you can see, my hair is actually brighter now than it was when I started. I'm not even half way through either bottle of conditioner. Obviously my hair is also a totally different color but that's because I was using two different colors of conditioner. That led to a huge variety of shades which is essential to making the color look natural* so needless to say I'm totally into it. I absolutely adore my hair right now.

In my years of dyeing experience I've found blue to be the absolute biggest pain in the butt to keep vibrant so for my hair to look like this after so long I am pumped! I am currently considering changing my hair color but only because my roots are so darn long. Normally hair fading is my sign that it's time to touch up my roots but this color just isn't stopping anytime soon! My hair is incredibly soft and vibrant right now.

Final thoughts ///
▴ For single color hair, or multiple shades of similar colors (like mine is now) this stuff is amazing - a must have especially if you struggle with fading.
▴ Unless you have a mirror in your shower and want to spend time separating sections of colors daily these conditioners probably wouldn't be ideal if you're sporting more than one color. Is it doable? Yes, totally but realistically I don't see many being that committed. If you are, then by all means, buy this stuff.

You can read more about oVertone and purchase their conditioners on here.
xoxo

*Yes, I just said natural when talking about "fantasy color" hair. When your hair has lots of different shades it looks a lot less fake or like a wig than if it were just a solid color. 

oVertone sent me these products free of charge to review but the opinions are my own. I'm like a momma bear about my hair, I am viciously protective. I wouldn't recommend something I didn't actually love or find helpful.

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22 thoughts

  1. This makes me want to dye my hair so badly!!! But both my wife and stylist would murder me after the pricey, six hour stripping I went through to be a natural blonde again. I guess I'll just live vicariously through your beautiful hair!!

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  2. Your hair looks gorgeous! I am so tempted by this, weighing up if it's worth the possible customs charge. I'd be interested to see how different it is just mixing manic panic with conditioner, for example xx

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    1. Thank ya! They actually cover that in their FAQ because that was definitely one of my first thoughts when I got the email.

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  3. Great to know. Thanks for your review! I didn't know about these products and I'm maybe willing to give them a try. One question: did the color deposit on your scalp as well as your hair? I hate having my scalp dyed...

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    1. Nope, no scalp coloring. ...I don't exactly know how it doesn't? But I just double checked my head in the mirror and it's skin colored.

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  4. I'm impressed. I had my hair electric blue for a year and the upkeep was insane. For yours to still be holding that much color after 21 days is really great!

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    1. I seriously hate the upkeep with blue. I know everyone says red is bad but blue has always been my worst enemy (...and favorite on my head! :P)

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  5. I've seen this stuff awhile back and had wondered if it was just conditioner with a little bit of dye in it or what. I may check it out if/when my hair is a solid color again. But right now its like a million shades of blue, green, grey, purple.. so wouldn't be ideal.

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  6. You may have just saved my sanity with this post! I had the scalp deposit question as well.. do you condition your whole head, from root to tip?

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    1. Honestly? I kind of just slop it on. I'm not super careful or anything. Oh, and just realized that didn't the question - yes, I do!

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  7. Do you think you'll update your Hair Tips posts after using this?

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  8. This is so cool. I've never wanted to mix my conditioner with dye (mostly due to laziness, but also I don't want to accidentally stain my tub or anything) so this stuff seems like it's made for me.

    I really love your current shade, by the way.

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  9. Hmm. I used the Vibrant Red of this for a while, and I loved the color but not how it made my hair feel. For me, it was definitely not as soft as when using other conditioners. Everyone's hair is different though, and mine is naturally on the dry side, so I suppose that makes sense... Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I'm so excited to try these out! I color my hair a darker brown, but really struggle with keeping any red undertones in it. After reading that blog post and yours, I think this might work perfectly!

    xo
    Diana
    http://unusuallylovely.com

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  11. Does the color come off on your towels or pillowcase? I really want to try this, but I'm afraid of ruining my linens. Thanks!

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    1. Nope, I've never had any problems with it! :)

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  12. Love your review and your hair color throughout! I'm going to try one of the red kits as I have such a problem with fading- I don't have a full out fantasy red but it definitely isn't fully 'natural' either. I'm mostly hoping it lets me hold off on my professional coloring a little longer each time!

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  13. Your hair looks awesome! What are you going to do when you have to bleach your roots? Would you have to dye it or would the conditioner be sufficient. I'm new to dying my hair and my hair is similar to your color.

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie!

      When I finally bleached my roots I just dyed my hair with oVertone. I actually ended up switching over and using that as my dye for a while.

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  14. Can you use this on already dyed hair?

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    1. Yep! That's the point. oVertone isn't a hair dye, it's to keep your already dyed hair fresh!

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