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Overtone Coloring Conditioner Review – Why We Love It: Overtone Coloring Conditioner – TownandCountrymag.com

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If you asked someone to describe me, be it a stranger off the street or my nearest and dearest, I can all but guarantee you they’d start with my hair. Such is the nature of being a redhead—your hair color becomes a personality feature all its own. And while red has been my signature shade since way back in my high school days, it’s not exactly a secret that fiery locks are not exactly natural. Still, people rarely guess that this ginger shade comes from a box, and that’s all thanks to a little secret I keep stashed in my bathroom cabinet: Overtone Coloring Conditioner.
For the uninitiated, all colored hair comes with its tribulations—chemical damage, brassiness, fading—but red shades, from demure auburns to vivid coppers, are particularly finicky. This comes down the molecular size of the red pigments in hair color (red pigments are larger, so they don’t penetrate as deeply into the hair shaft), which makes red especially prone to fading, and especially frustrating for those who want to keep their color rich and bright AKA me.
Over the years, I’ve tried dozens of solutions to the problem of watching my freshly dyed color wash down the drain, eschewing all but the most color-safe of shampoos, turning to in-shower glazes, and henna stains, and no few carefully-cocktailed jars of Manic Panic in an effort to keep my red radiant. The results were either frustratingly meager or annoyingly labor intensive, occasionally veering dramatically into Crayola colors that simply weren’t what I was looking for from my hair coloring.
And then, as if descending from on high with a cherubic chorus and shimmering lights, Overtone’s award-winning Coloring Conditioner made its way into my life. Like many color conditioners, Overtone’s conditioner was originally designed to impart big doses of electric color for those who want to add a little drama to their look, but the brand has since branched out, adding to their roster of trendy rose golds and bold teals a curated selection of color that look a bit more au naturel, including, you guessed it, a ginger.
That particular shade happens to be the perfect blend of orange, red, and brown to mimic natural red hair, and (unlike some other shade boosters) it also happens to pack a serious color punch, restoring my “week four and looking washed out” strands back to their freshly dyed glory in 10 minutes or less. As an added bonus, the conditioner is extremely lush, leaving my hair not only freshly colored, but shiny and hydrated.
The Overtone Coloring Conditioner is a perfect weekly glaze for dyed red hair as well as natural gingers who just want to give themselves a bit of a boost, but it’s also a low-effort way to bring some warmth to dark hair if the changing of the season has you yearning to spice up your color. Plus, the brand produces conditioners for other hair colors as well (along with a color-free version and a milder-colored collection of toning conditioners) if you’re looking to imbue your hair with a more neutral shade, or perhaps disguise a few greys.
Any which way, its sleek shade and powerful color payoff have more than assured that a tub of Overtone is destined to be in my bathroom for a long time to come. Because some things (unlike my hair color) are here to stay.

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