I've been using the Extreme Yellow Complete System for about two months to maintain a yellow balayage I had done at a salon. I use the daily conditioner once a week (usually around Wed or Thurs) and the deep conditioner once a week as well (usually Sunday nights). Between those treatments, I can't really notice the fading, but I DEFINITELY notice the extra punch of color saturation when I use the deep conditioner. This Extreme pigment will stain your hands, but it's not as bad as some of the other colors I've experienced (pink, red). I use the gloves when I apply deep conditioner to my dry hair, but don't need to use them when I use the daily one in the shower. Everyone I run into is impressed with how fresh Overtone keeps my yellow, and I'm super happy with it!