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You enjoyed your highlights; you loved your highlights, for a minute. Now, though, you're over them, way over them. You want the exact opposite of sunny blond. You want to walk on the dark side for a while and experiment with a whole different look. Sultry black anyone? The bold color will make your eyes sparkle and shine. A little change in makeup color choices, a small tweak of the wardrobe, and you will be a completely new person, or at least look like one. Feel daring?
Pour one bottle of the black hair color into the color bottle. Don't add anything else to it. Put on some gloves to protect your hands and apply the color to your clean, dry hair. Apply it evenly until all of your hair is saturated, parting your hair in small sections to make sure you get it all. Do not rinse your hair. The second color application will go right on top of it.
Rinse out the color bottle with warm water. Add the second bottle of color to the color bottle. Pour in 2 ounces of 10-volume color developer, screw on the lid and shake it up to mix it.
Apply the color-developer mixture directly on top of the color-only mixture. Again, use small sections and make sure you get it everywhere. It might be hard to see what you're doing with the other color already on the hair, so use a method. Start on one side and work your way over, always keeping track of where you've been and where you still need to go.
Set a timer for 35 minutes. Process the color uncovered at room temperature for the duration.
Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Shampoo your hair, rinse it and shampoo it again to be sure. Follow up with a good conditioner, towel dry and style. Now that's sultry!
Color fades quickly from previously lightened hair. To prolong your color, use a color-enhancing shampoo and conditioner each time you shampoo. Color-enhancing products infuse a bit of color into your hair each time you use them. They also protect your color and prevent fading.