Apply a Hot Oil Treatment to Add Sheen to Color_Treated Hair : Hot oil treatments are simple to do at home and help color_treated hair really shine. Apply the treatment oil to clean, towel_dried hair, and cover your hair with a shower cap or plastic wrap. Apply heat by using a hot towel, blow dryer or even by sitting in the sun. After heating the oil, allow the hair to cool to room temperature and then rinse with cool water. Prepare Your Color_Treated Hair for the Next Color Process with Clarifying Shampoo : A couple of weeks before you get your next hair color treatment, use masks and deep_conditioning treatments so your hair is strong and ready to receive color. Then shampoo with a clarifying shampoo just before your appointment.
Highlight with a toothbrush. Several testers shared a smart trick for subtle results : Use a dye kit two shades lighter than your color and paint on highlights with a clean toothbrush or mascara wand. Place them sparingly where the sun would hit around the hairline and stemming from your part, Hill suggests. Start from the top : Since roots need the most color (and processing time), apply dye there first, then comb through the rest of hair to distribute it. Work in four to six sections, like pros do in the salon, to ensure full coverage.