Use the Best Conditioner on Color_Treated Hair : If you don't use aconditioner specially formulated for color_treated hair, you won’t get the results you want. Because color_treated hair has a different chemistry than its virgin counterparts, you’ll need to use a color_protecting conditioner. Conditioners with oils such as Tahitian monoi and those from the Ojon nut can help resist fading and create a protective barrier on color_treated tresses. In addition, there are conditioners that are formulated specifically to prevent premature fading in color_treated hair.
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."