Short answer: kinda.
I haven’t colored my naturally dark hair since February. It is now late June. The pandemic is still in full force – the first wave seemed to be almost under control, but now I’m very worried that it is not. At all. I’m not comfortable going to a salon, and I’m in-between stylist anyway.
I’m also on furlough from my regular job, so I haven’t received a paycheck in several weeks. I have no desire to spend hundreds of dollars for 6 weeks of root coverup. I considered embracing my gray roots, I really did, but I just don’t like it. So what’s a girl to do?
There are some options – box dye for one. I know how much it wrecks hair, and the results can be questionable at best. Plus it’s a smelly mess, amirite?
After searching for the holy grail, I stumbled upon Overtone.
If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s a color depositing CONDITIONER. Overtone is Ammonia-free, Sulfate-free, Vegan, and Cruelty-free. Yesss!
It’s not bleach, and it won’t lighten hair. If you have dark hair, like me, the pastels won’t show up at all sadly. But if you want to add a hint of color to lighter hair, or darken your current look – this is a great option!! I decided to give it a try.
My hope was to see some root coverage although I was skeptical. I also wanted to go back to my natural very dark brown color.
I searched for Overtone coupon codes (no paycheck, remember?), and I stumbled upon a random person’s referral code for $10. Click here to get my code if you would like to use it to save $10 on your first purchase.
My color of choice – the darkest brown: Espresso Brown.
Here’s how it went!
As you can see, I still have some gray in my roots. Some of the gray did pickup color, so it’s much MUCH better (especially when it’s not so close up lol). I super LOVE the dark color too – and look how shiny! I’m going to do another round focusing more on the roots to see if I can darken them a bit more. The great thing about this product is that it’s a conditioner. It literally is good for your hair, so you can use it as frequently as you want, and use as much as you want, and you won’t hurt your hair at all. I should also mention that it smells minty (some people love the smell – I don’t love it, but it’s nice). And my hair feels crazy soft and healthy after the treatment.
I’ll do round 2 in a few days and report back with any updates 🙂 I hope this was helpful for anyone with dark hair looking to cover the grays. Let me know if you have any questions about my experience – I’m happy to share!
Feel free to use my link to save your $10!