What do you do BEFORE coloring your hair?

christianaLAITHchristianaLAITH Posts: 22Registered Users
For example, wash it, deep condition, etc.
And how long before you get your hair colored do you do these things?


  • oh.hi.its.stephoh.hi.its.steph Posts: 640Registered Users
    I try to deep condition the wash right before I color, and then again a week after :)
    whurly girly (2C/3A).
    thick; medium/coarse; low porosity.
    hair that is drier than the sahara desert.

    LOW-POO: Renpure Organics
    CO: L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
    RO: Renpure Keratin Conditioner. New HG!
    LI: L'Oreal EverSleek Humidity-Defying LI Creme
    Styling: SM Curl Milk, Argan Oil for sealing, sometimes GFPC Gel, some honey for hold, TIGI Control Freak Serum!!
  • butterfly57butterfly57 Posts: 19Registered Users
    I have been told by different stylists (Ouidad ones) that I should either deep condition 3 days at a minimum before or after color. I'm really bad at NOT doing my deep conditioning....period. Also, that I should rinse the deep conditioning treatment out with COLD water. Currently I color my hair myself since 2009 due to budget issues. Prior to that always had salon color every 6 weeks and my stylist during that time never told me to deep condition, so I was clueless.
    Curls 3a & 3b
    Fine but thick shoulder length hair
    Still trying to figure out the porosity and if my hair loves or hates protein
    Shampoo and Conditioner: L'Oreal Eversleek
    Styling Products: Jessicurl RR & CC
    Hair color: Nice 'N Easy semi-permanent (box color)
    Last haircut was a Devacut, prior to that a Ouidad cut, prior to that an ordinary layered cut.
    Picture in my Avatar is from last summer, a bad layered cut growing out, and I had just started using Jessicurl products.

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