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If you've been toying around with the idea of coloring your hair at home, but are a newbie to the whole process, Clairol Nice 'n Easy hair color is easy to apply, takes about 25 minutes to process depending on your hair type and texture, and gives multi-dimensional color. When using Nice 'n Easy, don't attempt to go from chocolate brown to platinum blonde, most colorists agree straying more than two shades from your natural hair color can result in an unnatural hue.

Preparing Haircolor

Slip on the gloves included in the box of Nice 'n Easy.

Pull off and throw away the tab from the Color-blend Activator applicator bottle and unscrew the cap.

Pour the contents of the Color-blend Formula bottle into the applicator bottle and put the applicator cap back on.

Place your thumb or index finger over the applicator tip and shake the mixture in the applicator, taking care to point away from the face, until contents are fully blended and the mixture thickens.

Applying Color to Your Hair

Part hair into small sections and secure with clips and apply color to roots or any grays first.

Apply color through hair down to the tips after covering roots to make sure color will come out even.

Chill out for 25 minutes while color processes.

Step into the shower to rinse and add warm water to your hair and work into a lather then rinse until water runs clear.

Apply the Color Seal Conditioning Gloss that's included in your box of Nice 'n Easy and leave on two minutes before rinsing with warm water. Style your hair as usual.

Tip

For very stubborn grays, you can leave color on for up to 45 minutes.

To just touch up roots, apply color to roots and leave on 20 minutes then apply color to whole head and leave on for five minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Save any leftover ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss to use as a weekly deep conditioning treatment.

Warning

Pay special attention not to get hair color into your eyes while coloring.

Never apply haircolor onto eyebrows or eyelashes.

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