Stop the struggle of maintaining pastel hair once and for all with oVertone.
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What’s the number one question I get? “How do you keep your pastel pink hair from fading?” I get it. Any kind of pastel hair upkeep seems impossible. You dye your hair, enjoy it for a day, and then go into a mini depression when your next shower rinses out every last bit of your pastel perfection. Maybe you’ve tried cold showers to minimize the loss of color. But cold showers are the worst.
I’ve even gone so far as to skip on washing my hair for days (with the help of a bottle of dry shampoo) to preserve my pastel color for as long as possible. But no amount of dry shampoo could fix those greasy roots on day 3. No matter what I tried, my pink kept fading.
Not only was it frustrating to dye my hair so frequently, but it was expensive and damaging! So I researched until I found a way to end the struggle for good. I finally did–and I’m sharing my secret weapon with you today. It’s called oVertone and it’s amazing.
The products come in 24 colors, are all vegan, AND are healthy for your hair! You can even mix multiple colors together to create your own unique shade. The best part is that oVertone products actually work best when you use them with warm water. That means no more cold showers. Keeping pastel hair has never been easier!
What to Know Before You Begin
Always remember that to achieve your pastel hair goals, you always need to start with pre-lightened hair. The lighter your hair, the more saturated your result will be.
Here is my hair before starting the color process. It’s a white platinum color, which is the perfect base for achieving pastel pink. If you have anything much darker than this, you may want to consider a little bleach first.
Also, I’m not a professional stylist or colorist. I’m just a girl that loves hair color and finds a way to do it all from home. I can only share what works and doesn’t work for me. Not everyone is the same, so you ultimately need to decide what works best for you!
What You Need
• oVertone Pastel Pink Deep Treatment: The deep treatment works like a hair dye, but without any of the traditional hair dye ingredients that can be damaging to you precious pastel locks. It’s actually nourishing and hydrating, which is great for my damaged ends. A coloring system that is good for your hair finally exists. And it’s what we will use to achieve that pastel pink color.
• oVertone Pastel Pink Daily Conditioner: Use this conditioner every time you’re in the shower. It deposits small amounts of color to replenish what washing takes out.
• Gloves (optional): The deep treatment bottle suggests you use gloves for application, but I don’t usually find this to be necessary with pastel colors. I started out using gloves and ended up pitching them. I think it’s a lot easier to work with your bare hands. And, aside from slight pink under my nails, the deep treatment didn’t stain my skin at all!
Deep Treatment Instructions
1. Start with damp hair. I decided to shower before starting my application. If you’ve recently showered, just run a wet brush through your hair. You can also apply the deep treatment on dry hair, but I prefer damp because the color distributes more easily. (Oh and make sure you’ve got on a shirt you don’t care because we’re about to bust out the deep treatment!)
2. Grab your oVertone Pastel Pink Deep Treatment and apply it all over your head. I know I reiterate this in every hair tutorial, but I don’t have any special method of applying hair color. In this case, I just dipped my hand in the deep treatment container and globbed it on my hair by the handful. Once it was fully coated, I brushed through my hair to make sure everything was evenly distributed. Always double check the back of your head with a mirror, just to be safe.
3. Let the deep treatment sit for 10 minutes. Color does not deposit much after 10 minutes, so leaving the deep treatment in longer won’t make a difference. Once the 10 minutes is up, rinse your hair in warm water. Style as usual.
4. Repeat about once a week. The deep treatment and daily conditioner are so effective that I find I can do the deep treatment every 2 weeks while still maintaining a vibrant pastel.
Deep Treatment Results
I absolutely love the color. It’s a beautiful vibrant pastel pink and I think it turned out great!
Daily Conditioner Instructions
1. Shampoo as usual. Use your normal shampoo to wash your hair. When it’s time to condition, reach for the oVertone Pastel Pink Daily Conditioner instead of your usual conditioner.
2. Pour enough conditioner in the palm of your hand to lather up all your hair. The amount you use will depend on your length of hair.
3. Let sit for 3-5 minutes. This gives the color a chance to absorb. In the mean time I usually wash my face and use my body wash.
4. Rinse in warm water. Again, no cold showers! Yay! Just rinse and then style your hair as usual.
5. Repeat every time you shower. It literally takes no extra time out of your day, so it’s totally worth it. The daily conditioner keeps your hair looking fresh out of the salon even when you haven’t been in weeks!
Daily Conditioner Results
This is my hair after one week of showering every day using the oVertone Pastel Pink Daily Conditioner. It hasn’t lost any color at all and is still just as vibrant as the day I colored it. That never happens with other dyes! Without oVertone my hair would have been back to blonde by this point. This stuff is a serious miracle worker.
oVertone Pastel Pink Deep Treatment
I only used 1/4 of the bottle which is awesome because I expected to use at least half. So I’m happy to see that this will go a lot further than I originally anticipated!
One of my favorite things is that the deep treatment only takes 10 minutes. I can’t believe how vibrant my hair is in such a short amount of time! With most pastel dyes you need to wait at least an hour or two before rinsing. This is so much faster, more efficient, and can easily become a part of your routine.
The deep treatment colored my hair a little brighter than I thought it would, but I’m okay with that because I know the color will last even longer that way. My hair was super light to begin with, so that could have been part of the reason it came out so saturated. If you want an even more pastel shade from the start, leave the deep treatment in for 5 minutes or rinse as soon as you are done applying the color.
oVertone Pastel Pink Daily Conditioner
This is a life saver. Even if I slack on applying the deep treatment, I know the daily conditioner has my back. It’s such a cool concept that showering can now be something that replenishes my color instead of removing it. I no longer dread washing my hair and it’s the best feeling!
The only thing I would change is the size of the bottle. It’s smaller than I expected, especially when I have a lot of hair to cover! But that’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make because the product has literally changed the way I maintain my pastel hair.
The first thing I noticed is that this stuff smells SO good. It’s a refreshing peppermint scent that I can’t get enough of! When the products were on my head it was so soothing and relaxing that I felt like I was in a spa.
I’m absolutely obsessed with the oVertone Pastel Pink Complete System. With these products you will never have to dye your hair between root touch ups ever again. It’s a complete game changer in the pastel hair world. This is the end of difficult upkeep and the beginning of endlessly perfect pastel mermaid trusses.
Based on my amazing results with the pastel pink color, I’m so excited to branch out and try some of the other 24 shades in the oVertone collection. I’m convinced they’ll be just as lovely!
I am a pastel loving Overtone girl too! I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing what products you use to bleach your own hair? Maybe a future tutorial?! You hair always looks lovely and healthy, so I’m super interested in your process. Thanks!November 11, 2017 at 11:21 pm
Hi Paige!November 12, 2017 at 2:31 pm
Thank you! I’ve definitely thought about doing a tutorial on how I bleach my hair, so maybe I’ll have to do that sometime soon. (:
In the mean time, I’ll give you the quick rundown:
1. Mix one scoop of L’Oreal Quick Blue Powder Bleach (scoop comes in this tub) and 2 scoops full of 30 Volume Creme Developer in a bowl
2. Apply to hair
3. Leave it on for 50 minutes and then rinse well in the shower
Hopefully that helps and stay tuned for a more detailed tutorial! (;
Hi! My hair was silver/white recently, but it has faded a little since I stopped toning it. My hair is very fine and I have some roots of pale ash blonde, which basically blend in. Do you think I should do a bleach rinse before going pastel pink? It’s basically the color of old walls. I’m looking for a very pale, warm pink– the dye I have is Ion in the color RoseJuly 12, 2018 at 2:58 pm
It’s hard for me to picture the exact color of your hair, so I don’t want to tell you for sure one way or another. What I can tell you is that if you’re looking for warm pink then your base color should be warm. If you have any hints of silver left then your pink will end up looking a little more cool toned. Whenever I’m about to go pink I usually skip on the toner and let a little more of that natural yellow color come back.
With that being said, I wrote up a post about How to Get Pastel Pink Hair Using Ion Color Brilliance Dyes and I would suggest checking it out before you color (sometimes you might want to add a little white conditioner because the color right out of the tube is too vibrant to be considered pastel in my opinion).
Good luck coloring, and I hope you get the color you’re after!July 13, 2018 at 9:41 am
My hair is dirty blonde, how do I bleach it? Do you recommend a certain way of bleaching it or does it not matter at all?February 22, 2019 at 4:30 am
If you’ve never bleached your own hair before but want to bleach your entire head to a platinum level, I always recommend going to a salon for the initial session or two. Because you’re dirty blonde it should probably only take one session to get light enough. Once you’re at a light enough level, it’s MUCH easier to bleach your roots on your own.
I don’t have a tutorial for the way I bleach my roots just yet, but here is a basic rundown of the process I use:
1. Mix one scoop of L’Oreal Quick Blue Powder Bleach (scoop comes in this tub) and 2 scoops full of 30 Volume Creme Developer in a bowlFebruary 23, 2019 at 12:33 pm
2. Apply to hair and cover in a shower cap
3. Leave it on for 50 minutes and then rinse well in the shower
Hopefully that helps!
Overtone is truly life changing! Before I bleached my hair to make it pink I was SO WORRIED thinking about how I would maintain the color in between washes, found Overtone out of nowhere and decided to give it a go. Not only it keeps the color of my pink hair AMAZING, making the upkeep ten times easier, it also doesn’t damage the hair, quite the contrary it makes it softer and healthier! I also bought their colorless treatment “The Remedy” and can’t wait to give it a try this week! Such an underrated brand, and totally worth the price!April 14, 2019 at 11:15 pm
I completely agree! It really is the end-all product for us crazy hair color gals and guys. (:April 15, 2019 at 2:14 pm
I was very pleased to find your tutorial about pastel pink. I’ve been kicking this around 4 serveral months probly up to a year to change my hair color. I didn’t want to do solid pink want to put some pink streaks through it. I’ve been debating on whether to do with rose gold or pastel pink. I’m older and you now there is more gray. so I think the pastel pink with my lighter hair will be good and believe it or not I’ve actually used colored markers to color my hair with to get an idea so it’s not permanent it stays in for a while and then it just washed out. So I got the iopn flamingos pink at Sally’s yesterday not 2 days ago haven’t done it yet I have a friend who does hers periodically and so she’s going to help me. I was just concerned about whether I need to bleach it more I use ultra blond on it last time so that the blonde would mix with my silver. And wasn’t sure if I should do it again is it been in there almost 6 weeks so I think I’ll try it the color t is it’ll be a warmer pink and I’ll add the conditioner to make the pink more pastel. If you have any other comments or suggestions let me know. I will send u a before and after if u want??June 28, 2020 at 12:11 pm
Sincerely nervous and excited,