Choose a cruelty_free brand. Although you may not be able to color your hair with a natural or organic formula, you can make conscious choices when it comes to the treatment of animals and the use of animal_derived ingredients. Manic Panic, which recently celebrated 40 years of making wild hair colors used in both homes and salons, has been cruelty_free for so long that they've actually trademarked the motto, "Tested on celebrities, not animals." And in addition to being free of ammonia, peroxide and PPD, all of the formulas are vegan, prompting PETA2 to name their formulas Best Cruelty_Free Hair Product in several different years.
Add water. Before you rinse out the color, sprinkle a little water on your head and mush your hair around with your hands for a few seconds. "It emulsifies the dye and moves it all around so you don't end up with any lines or streaks," says Ionato. Tweak the results : After your hair is dry, if you're unhappy with the color, you can mute it by applying a deep conditioner to damp hair. Then cover your head with plastic wrap and a hot, damp towel. Leave on for 20 minutes (at ten minutes, blast your head with a blow_dryer), then shampoo and condition your hair. If you're still not happy with your shade, well, it looks like you're heading to the salon.