Add hair dye to your shampoo and conditioner. Making your own color depositing shampoo and conditioner is an inexpensive and easy way to help your bright hair color last. Add dye into your shampoo and conditioner to make DIY Overtone, a color depositing conditioner Don’t let your expensive hair color fade with this colorizing shampoo and conditioner tutorial.
How to mix dye in shampoo and conditioner
I love having pink hair but I must admit the upkeep and maintenance to keep it looking bright and fresh is a total pain in the butt.
Bright hair dye colors like pinks and blues make a really big mess in the bathroom when you are applying them. It’s easy enough to clean up with a bleach based cleaner but if I can reduce the frequency that I have to do a big dye job on my hair I will be much happier.
Last month I showed you how I went from dark brown hair to bright pink and purple. Now I will show you an easy way to keep your hair color bright!
DIY Overtone: Mix hair dye with conditioner
Color depositing shampoo’s and conditioners are nothing new. They come in all sorts of formulations and varieties. There is shampoo for blondes to keep brassiness at bay. Red heads and brunettes also have brightening shampoos available so your professional hair color will fade more slowly.
For funky colors the only company I have stumbled upon that makes color depositing shampoos and conditioners is Overtone. Their products look wonderful and I am sure they work great but I am not willing to spend a lot of money on shampoo and conditioner right now.
My go-to products are the moment are $2 a bottle Suave shampoo and conditioner in Rosemary Mint scent. Any time I try more expensive shampoo or conditioner I can’t say that I have noticed enough of a difference to justify the price. As far as I am concerned drugstore shampoo works just as well for me as salon products.
I tried my hand at making my own color depositing shampoo and conditioner for my pink hair and I am thrilled with the results. Now instead of my color fading every time I wash my hair, the color is actually getting brighter and more vibrant. Right now my hair varies from light pastel pink to a light peach color.
Can you really mix hair dye with shampoo and conditioner?
Yes! But there are some things to keep in mind with this tutorial
FYI, the overall tone and color your hair will turn with the bright hair dye depends on how blonde it is when you start. Some parts of my hair couldn’t be bleached super white so when I put the pink on top the result is a warmer pink. Eventually I will get all my hair bleached light enough but I don’t want to overdo the bleach and completely melt my hair off.