At_Home Treatment Tips for Your Color_Treated Hair : When coloring your hair, again, the first step is to ask your salon professional for alow_ or no_ammonia hair color formulated with pre_softening technology. This is particularly important for long_lasting gray coverage. Once your color is in place, there are steps you can take to ensure beautiful color and optimum hair health. In addition to using shampoo and conditioner formulated for colored hair, you can protect your tresses by using at_home treatments.
Section, section, section. To avoid patchiness, create a middle part that runs to the back of your head and split the hair into four sections two in front of the ears and two in back. "Always apply the dye from back to front," says colorist Aura Friedman, of the Sally Hershberger Downtown salon in New York City. "That way the dye is sitting on the back of your hair the longest, which is naturally darker than the front anyway."