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.
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."