Add shampoo. If your ends are very dry and you're dyeing your entire head, don't put dye on your ends. Instead, three minutes before you're supposed to rinse, add two squirts of shampoo into the dye left in the bottle. Shake it up and apply the mixture to your ends. "It dilutes the dye but still gives you a pinch of color and shine," says Louis Licari of the Louis Licari Salon in New York City. Let your hair down : You know how the models in the commercial always have their dye_coated hair artfully twisted up into a bun? Don't do that. "The color won't be even when you rinse it out," says Ionato. "Leave it down until the timer rings."
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.