Adding Protein to a Rinse?

Is it safe to add protein (i.e. unflavored gelatin) to a semi perm color? I did my first (since I've been natural) semi perm color this week. It came out fine, but it was so messy and hard to use. I'd like to add something to the color next time to thicken it. Will that affect the composition/chemistry of the color? Also, how often can you put semi perm color in your hair? I predict it will wash out within a week and 1/2 from the day I put it in.
Is it safe to add protein (i.e. unflavored gelatin) to a semi perm color? I did my first (since I've been natural) semi perm color this week. It came out fine, but it was so messy and hard to use. I'd like to add something to the color next time to thicken it. Will that affect the composition/chemistry of the color? Also, how often can you put semi perm color in your hair? I predict it will wash out within a week and 1/2 from the day I put it in.
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
i believe after a week or two and ive heard you should never do a protein treatment (also includes adding protein) before coloring your hair becuase it wont stay for long/be absorber but you should after so i recommend against it
Lo-poorganix Shea butter shampoo
Co-wash: suave coconut
Rinse out:GFTN/GVP conditioning balm
Leave in: GF daily care spray leave in
Serum-like product: still need one
Gel:LA looks sport gel/ HESMU,GFPC
Oils: olive, coconut

I think I'm normal-overly porous, medium-thick hair(although I see fine hair too), love protein
Is it safe to add protein (i.e. unflavored gelatin) to a semi perm color? I did my first (since I've been natural) semi perm color this week. It came out fine, but it was so messy and hard to use. I'd like to add something to the color next time to thicken it. Will that affect the composition/chemistry of the color? Also, how often can you put semi perm color in your hair? I predict it will wash out within a week and 1/2 from the day I put it in.
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
i believe after a week or two and ive heard you should never do a protein treatment (also includes adding protein) before coloring your hair becuase it wont stay for long/be absorber but you should after so i recommend against it
Originally Posted by Mcfrizzy
Well, I didn't wanna do it as a PT...I just wanted to thicken up the color so it would be easier to use. Are you saying it would prevent the hair from absorbing the color if I cut the rinse with protein?
Is it safe to add protein (i.e. unflavored gelatin) to a semi perm color? I did my first (since I've been natural) semi perm color this week. It came out fine, but it was so messy and hard to use. I'd like to add something to the color next time to thicken it. Will that affect the composition/chemistry of the color? Also, how often can you put semi perm color in your hair? I predict it will wash out within a week and 1/2 from the day I put it in.
Originally Posted by MixedUpCurlyChick
i believe after a week or two and ive heard you should never do a protein treatment (also includes adding protein) before coloring your hair becuase it wont stay for long/be absorber but you should after so i recommend against it
Originally Posted by Mcfrizzy
I don't colour my hair yet but I don't know if the above statement is correct. A lot of people on these boards regularly use the Colorful Neutral protein filler from Sally's as they are coloring their hair.
Colorful Products - Colorful Neutral Protein Filler 1.2 oz.

  • Equalizes hair porosity for even color absorption and development
  • Repairs previously damaged protein bonds
  • Protects hair against new chemical damage
  • Seals color within the cortex
  • Adds body, volume and a lustrous sheen
Ensures marvelous color results. Repairs previously damaged protein bonds and protects hair against new chemical damage.
Can be used to make an "excellent protein hair reconstructing conditioner" by diluting it with 1/3 water.
just another viewpoint which might have added to your confusion!
shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com