Protein filler

I saw something that recommended adding this to your hair color to get a more even coloring process - it 'fills' in the holes in your hair..anyone know anything about this?
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It works well, and can be used several different ways. Mixed with color, used before color, used alone, etc.

If you don't do well with other proteins you may not do well with this.

On my hair it behaves like all protein treatments in that if it can't find any damage that it can repair, it simply has no result. And like all of them I follow up with a moisture treatment afterwards.

It comes in colors or neutral. The colored ones have SLS as the first ingredient after water. The neutral doesn't have SLS. I don't know why they do that.

I don't know if I would use it on blonde or any very light colored hair, I've heard of even the neutral going greenish before on very light shades.
Thanks for the response, Riot. I asked this question a while back and no one had any idea what I was talking about.

I saw this stuff at Sally, but the last time I was there, I didn't see, so I think they may have stopped carrying it. I had thought about trying the red protein filler.

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No problem. I couldn't find it at Sally's and had to ask, and of course the less experienced salesperson thought I was insane and had to go ask the more experienced salesperson. Right as I heard them talking and saying "Yes I know what it is, and yes we have it and it's... " then I found it. They are little bottles and like to hide out. In my Sally's they were stashed underneath the hair color that comes in punk rock type of colors.

I know you can also order it on places like Amazon, but I'd wait until you need some more expensive stuff from there too, because it's too much shipping for such a cheap product.

This is a slippery slope because like I said it can stain light hair and if it does I don't know anything to get it out. But, since your hair is brown I do not imagine the red would impart a lasting color. I've used the brown on my hennaed hair, and it only seems to tone it down for a day or so. With the colored ones you also have to weigh whether all the SLS is worth it. I don't think it is personally.

A better option could be the neutral used before and/or during the use of some red colorant, even if it's a semi-permanent. I find the punk rock type of semi-permanent vegetable dyes to be not damaging at all and even conditioning. They are meant to be very bright on bleached and possibly naturally very blonde hair (less so than bleach, less damage to cling to) but used as tints on darker hair they can add just a bit of richer color. It might rinse out fast, though.
I forgot to ask, do you do this before or after coloring and how long a time period? Your hair is a stunning color and looks so lovely.
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Why thank you!

I actually have not used it the last few times. When I first started to henna, I was very paranoid about it being "even" with my virgin roots. Now that I have the sixth one on my head as I type this (LOL) the roots are blending in more and more.

When I started, I would put the protein filler on, then put the henna over it. I did this a couple of times. My hair under it was very processed though, everyone may not need this.

Now I don't find I need it so much, so I don't do it any more.

And before I started with henna, I was blonde so I avoided it like the plague. I really don't recommend even neutral protein filler for those with light hair colors. It can go green.

If you have a dark hair color, it can be a totally decent protein treatment even if you're not coloring at that time. There are several instructions on the bottle. You can use it alone, mixed with color, or in between as a protein treatment.
This is probably a bad time to ask, since I'm rarin' to go on my henna, but do you recommend a protein filler for someone who has processed hair already with regrowth? Did you find it changed the henna color outcome?
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No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
It just makes it go on more evenly. Otherwise, like any dye, it can either cling on more strongly to damaged areas, or refuse to cling as strongly to damaged areas. Protein filler is just a little insurance for more even coverage if you are afraid of unevenness being the case.

If you use it before the henna, let me know if you get any green lol!
Is my hair blonde enough to spawn green? I know I'm considered blonde, but I didn't think I would spawn a green tinge because it's a dark blonde. Oh, hell...another aspect to consider. Hmm...
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I dunno. The greenest pic I saw of it was actually a brunette with peroxided highlights that turned green. It wasn't like shamrock green, it was just kind of "swimming in the pool all summer" green. It would not be so strong that henna wouldn't neutralize it. Henna is powerful dye.
Okey Dokey. The hives are going away with that news. Guess I'll pick up some protein filler at Sally's after I get off from work. I'll keep you posted on the green hue.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Just making sure because protein filler and henna may not be something needed because if you color your hair evenly there isn't usually any issues and if protein fillers are chemically based, and henna is supposed to help you bring you towards a more natural hair regimen....

But has anyone PERSONALLY used a hair filler when dyeing their hair with 100% pure henna powder? That would be a better question.

If you want henna and herbs to go on smoother, the easiest way to do this is with either damp hair, or pre-oil'ed hair.
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