When to protein treat when coloring?

RozettaStoneRozettaStone Posts: 697Registered Users Curl Novice
When is it best to do a protein treatment in relation to coloring one's hair? I need to do my roots one of these days, and I need to do protein. I'm assuming do the protein first? Do I need to leave time between the two? Thanks.
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  • whatsercurlwhatsercurl Posts: 4,049Registered Users
    Not that I'm an expert on timing but I DT two days before colouring for protection and then protein and DT about two days after for restoration. I've never felt dry or lost curl from a dye job. Although I only tried the PT the last time I coloured. Before that I just did DT's.
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  • LadydncingLadydncing Posts: 964Registered Users
    I do a protein DT 2-3 days before the color, but wait at least 10 days after the color. For restoration, I use a DT like Jessicurl, EVOO with no heat. HTH
    Speaking of color, I really need a dye job! LOL
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  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,226Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm no expert either, but I do the protein treatment a couple of days after the color. I am gray and use L'oreal on my roots. The color damages and weakens the hair and the protein fills in the damaged spots. So If I poo on Sat., on Tues. or Wed. I use Nexxus Emergencee and right in the same shower, after I have washed out the Nexxus I use Curlisto Deep Treatment which you only have to leave on 3 minutes. Good luck with it.
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  • Sleepy OwlSleepy Owl Posts: 105Registered Users
    Ladydncing wrote: »
    I do a protein DT 2-3 days before the color, but wait at least 10 days after the color. For restoration, I use a DT like Jessicurl, EVOO with no heat. HTH
    Speaking of color, I really need a dye job! LOL
    Why do you wait 10 days after coloring to DT?
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Rozetta, don't you use RC Color too? I would DT a couple of days before, but I would wait a week or 2 afterward or it could lift the Color.
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