I sometimes dye my hair at home or a salon but no matter where or how much it cost, I have dyed looking hair, anyone can spot a head full of dyed hair. I quit dying my hair and let it be what it wanted to be. I went to a new hairdresser for a cut and she was excited about a new dye procedure she had learned. I think it's been around for a long time but in a small town in the South, it slow to get a hairdresser to learn new methods. She wanted me to try it so I said fine. She put the color on my hair in thin streaks about 1/2" apart. Then she combed through it one time, only one time. After it set, washed it out and my hair looks great. It does not look like a head full of dyed hair, lots of different shades of my original color from dark, med, light to some of the silver. Not a big noticeable change but a nice looking change.