I have always wanted to color my hair purple, but working in a fairly conservative healthcare foundation kept me away from my dream. Late last year – my first year of being a homemaker – I finally bought some temporary hair color. I was careful about what kind of color to use, because I have salt-and-pepper hair naturally, and I *love* my silvers. I didn’t want anything that wouldn’t eventually wash out. I did a lot of reading about Overtone, and finally bit the bullet and bought some.
I bought the Purple for Brown Hair Coloring Conditioner. It comes in a tub, and it’s thick like gel or body butter. It’s $29.00 on their website. They have other colors, too. For brown hair, you can choose from: pink, blue, green, orange, rose gold, purple, or red. If you don’t have brown hair, there are a lot more color options!
It says it applies best to dry hair, so I washed my hair the day before, and then colored it the next morning. First I rubbed a bit of coconut oil all around my hairline, to keep any of the purple from staining my skin. I used disposable gloves to apply the color, then rinsed them off and set a timer for ten minutes. After the timer went off, I started the shower, put the gloves back on, and got in to rinse my hair. It rinsed off really easily, and didn’t leave any color in the shower.
I colored my hair with it twice last year (before I started this blog), and found that it washed out fairly quickly and easily. If I wanted to keep it purple, I would probably reapply once a week, like it suggests. If I wanted to wash it out, it would probably wash out completely in about 2-3 weeks, slowly fading. I did not have any problems with color transferring to my clothes, towel, or pillowcase. The tub is 8 ounces, and I’ve used it 3 times, and it’s still half full. I do have short hair, though.
- put some type of barrier protectant on your hairline, like Vaseline or coconut oil to keep the color from leaving stains on your skin
- separate your hair into sections, and do one section at a time
- have a friend look at the back of your hair or use a hand mirror to make sure you got everywhere covered
- USE SOME GLOVES, lol. The first time, I used gloves to apply, but not to rinse it out, and my fingernails were really purple!
- do a really light/quick shampoo after rinsing, just to make sure you don’t get color on your towel or clothes.
I really want to try some of the other colors. Next on my list is blue, and then maybe rose gold. They do sell a sample size, if you aren’t ready to commit, but it’s $11 for 2 ounces, and to me, it just doesn’t make sense, when you can get the 8 ounce tub for $29.
If you want to try Overtone, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a link for 10% off!
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