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protein treatment before or after color?

PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
Hello all,

I'm a long-time lurker and finally a poster!

My hair is fine and porous, and loves all the protein I've given it thus far - I plan to use IAgirl's recipe this weekend but also need to color my hair - which should I do first?

Thanks in advance :)
Modified CG since Dec 2011

Comments

  • aimless6poetaimless6poet Posts: 71Registered Users
    do the PT first- and then wait about a week after you color before you do another. There's a theory that doing one too soon after you color will cause the protein to replace the color molecules in your hair causing it to fade
    ~~Kirsten~~
    2b,n,ii, high porosity
    Likes: CJ CCCC, CJ Pattern Pusha CJ Rehab, DevaCare No-Poo, DevaCare One C, DevaCare ArcAngel, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner, SN Tropical Coconut, Ion Effective Care, GVPCB, FSG, IAGirl's FSG Curl Cream, ACV, IAGirl's PT, Sweet Almond Oil, EVCO, EVOO, Shea Butter, Plopping, Clipping, Diffusing, Smasters
  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    Thanks!
    Modified CG since Dec 2011
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I agree with aimless6poet. That is my understanding also - that using protein too soon after you color will fade the color.

    It's good to use it in advance.

    Hi PerriP! Glad you have emerged from lurkdom. :hello2:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • stacytrstacytr Posts: 33Registered Users
    How soon after doing the PT can you color? A day, a few days, a week? Thanks!
    Stacy
    CG since spring '11 and still learning
    2c/3a (I think), high porosity, drugstore dyed (hate my gray!)
  • aimless6poetaimless6poet Posts: 71Registered Users
    when I use neutral protein filler, you're supposed to apply the color right after drying it in your hair (per the instructions on the bottle). I assume you can follow any pt with color immediately.
    ~~Kirsten~~
    2b,n,ii, high porosity
    Likes: CJ CCCC, CJ Pattern Pusha CJ Rehab, DevaCare No-Poo, DevaCare One C, DevaCare ArcAngel, Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo, Shea Moisture Restorative Conditioner, SN Tropical Coconut, Ion Effective Care, GVPCB, FSG, IAGirl's FSG Curl Cream, ACV, IAGirl's PT, Sweet Almond Oil, EVCO, EVOO, Shea Butter, Plopping, Clipping, Diffusing, Smasters
  • _afro'dite_afro'dite Posts: 8Registered Users
    If you're bleaching your hair, does it matter if you use it too soon after? Since fading is the only concern?
  • rashida.sawyrashida.sawy Posts: 2Registered Users
    I want to do a jazzin semi permanent in my hair...should I do the protein 2 min aphogee packet or do the rinse first or can I do them in the same day..