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.
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."