It sounds like you're skipping the step where you add water and work into a lather - the places you miss will be slick. Also, you might want to use a deep conditioner after you color. The slick hair could be damaged. Hope this helps :)
Thanks for the feedback. My hair is not really damaged, very few split ends, not slimy really. It's just that after coloring it's too soft to hold a style. It's that way after coloring whether I use a conditioner or not, whether I color myself it or have it professionally done. Styling products like gels and sprays have little effect. I hate this soft, flippy-floppy texture, when normally my hair is thick with lots of body once the coloring is gone (in about 5 weeks). I really don't want to go gray, but it seems the only way to keep the body in my hair. Please, any ideas?
try spraying your hair lightly with hairspray or using a little bit of "gummy-type" hair dressing before you attempt to put your hair in a ponytail. I have found this helps the problem. Also, rinse your hair well after coloring and don't use much conditioner on it for the first week if at all. All that conditioner could be what is making your hair so slick. hth.
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