Buy two boxes. If your hair is past your shoulders, or shoulder length and extremely coarse, use two boxes of the same shade to ensure full coverage. Just make sure to mix the dyes in a glass or plastic bowl a metal one will oxidize the dye and cause it to change color. Consider your hair texture : Hair texture matters just as much when dyeing your hair as it does when cutting it. "Coarse, curly, frizzy, or unruly hair sucks up color faster and will become cooler_toned when you dye it, so it will look ashier, or slightly bluish," says Ionato. "Fine to medium hair textures don't absorb color as easily and will become a slightly warmer tone when you add dye, meaning it will have orange, red, or copper undertones." So what does that mean for you when you're standing in the aisle at the drugstore? If your hair is frizzy or curly, pick a color that's warm (golden, copper, bronze), but a little lighter than your natural hair color; if your hair is fine and straight, choose cooler shades (champagne, beige) that are slightly darker than your natural color.
Use Deep_Conditioning Treatments to Smooth and Add Luster to Color_Treated Hair : For extra shine, pamper your color_treated locks once a week with a deep_conditioning treatment. Apply the treatment to damp hair and comb it through from roots to tips. Pull your hair into a bun and pin it into place or wrap it up in a soft towel and leave the treatment in your hair for 30 minutes. When you rinse it out, you’ll be left with softer, shinier hair. Apply Leave_In Treatments to Protect Color_Treated Hair : Using a leave_in conditioning treatment can help detangle your hair and protect it from heat tools, the elements and other damaging forces. Look for leave_in conditioners that are specially formulated to protect color_treated hair. This is particularly important if you frequently use blow dryers, curling or straightening irons or if you spend a lot of time near a heater or in the sun.