Overtone Shade Ginger Over Semi-faded Neon Pinkby KerdebishPosted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
So I'm at the point where my hair is pretty compromised and needs some help, but I also want to change my hair color, yet stay within the same side of the color wheel. It's a faded neon pink, and my hair is having one hell of a time holding on to the pigment.
So I decided to purchase a bundle of oVerTone in the shade Ginger, since I've heard it's great for fragile hair. My only concern is I haven't been able to find ANYONE who has gone from pink to ginger, without bleaching or stripping color. I know the result isn't going to be a "natural" ginger color (which I'm okay with, I absolutely love having orange hair), I'm just curious if anyone has ever done this sort of... experiment (?) With this situation, this product, or these colors.
(My current hair color was a mixture of hot pinks with a dash of red and yellow and some pastel pink to help dilute the color. Specifically Pussycat Pink, Solar Yellow, and Velvet read from Manic Panic's pro line, and then Hot Hot pink, Cotton Candy Pink, and Pretty Flamingo in their Classic High Voltage line. I am NOT a professional. Just an enthusiast who needs some outsider input.)
by vivienne StaffPosted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
As you mentioned, a more natural-looking ginger will be hard over your base, but an orange is easy enough to achieve by just layering some yellow over what you have now. I've done it many times as I do quite a few multi-coloured looks. I haven't tried the Manic Panic pro line yet, but I'm sure that yellow would work fine if you've used it before. I also like Punky Yellow. The Arctic Fox yellows are very weak and wash out quickly, so I wouldn't bother with them.
I don't hate Overtone, but I do think their products are pricy for what you get. I'm not sure if they've expanded into actual dyes yet, but most of their gradual depositing products just aren't that pigmented, and I feel like I can get similar results through just mixing dyes into some kind of conditioning mask if I want a lot of smoothness. Anyhow if you've already opened the products, there's no harm in giving them a try, though I'd probably still do the yellow first, as orange over pink tends to give more of a true red look. You can use the oVertone for touch-ups and maintenance.
by KerdebishPosted 2 weeks, 1 day ago
I was thinking about doing that too, putting some yellow on my pink hair before doing the ginger, so thank you for your suggestion!
Thankfully, I don't have a specific color in mind. This is more for experimental purposes. Even if the oVertone doesn't color my hair a whole lot, it WILL at least help with the hydration, I hope.