Between knitting, weaving, embroidery and sewing, there is a lot of color in my world. I love the way that colors work themselves into finished objects, whether they be woven fabrics, knitted ones or thread that I have stitched. I love choosing colors, pairing them together to make exciting creations.
Enter my friend Anna. She’s recently transitioned from a dark purple hair to a light green and swears by Overtone, specifically the conditioner that allows her to incorporate the step into her everyday routine. After doing a little research, I decided to buy two sample sizes — one vibrant pink and one vibrant purple — and mix them together, Hoping for a magentish color as the final product in my hair.
The color of the mix (above) was perfect and the texture of the dye was that of a thick conditioner. With some help, I eagerly applied the dye and waited longer than the suggested 5-10 minutes before hopping in the shower to rinse it out.
The result? Not even close to the color that I was aiming for, which is a shame because you would think the brightness of the dye would have no trouble sticking to my blonde hair. On top of that, it washed out the next time I washed my hair! The complete opposite of the type of dye that Overtone was claiming to be.
In the end, I found a bottle of dye when I was up in Maine and another friend helped me apply that to the underside of my hair. Though cheaper, this dye seems to be sticking a lot better and I have enough dye to do one more application before deciding whether or not I want to switch the color (maybe Blue?). All in all, I’m not impressed with Overtone and will not be buying anything from them again (even though I love the idea of a conditioner doing the work for me).
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My daughter tried the Overtone on her auburn hair and was equally as disappointed. She used the blue which looked deep and rich but just barely tinted her hair. Good luck finding one that works for you:)