DT after protein

I am getting highlights and a trim today. The advice here has been really good and my hair is super healthy from following it so I feel comfortable doing the color. Plus, I totally trust my hairstylist as we've been "together" for 15 years. She has seen me through a lot of craziness. I went and got the GVP K-Pak to do a protein treatment after color. I have been reading posts about this, but I just want to clairify...

How many days do most of you wait to do the protein treatment? How long do you leave it on?

If you do a DT afterwards, how long do you leave that on?

If you have any other advice that's great! TIA!
Heather

3a, med texture, normal porosity
poo: one 'n only shiny silver (occasionally)
co-wash/rinse out: assorted V05 "flavors"
leave-in/dt: gvp cb
stylers: ecostyler, bioterra curl cream, salon care aloe vera gel
hair loves: plopping, clipping & diffusing

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I was just wondering this myself. I hope you get some answers.
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3B w/3A underneath

Medium texture
Average porosity

Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

Current products-
Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
I was hoping too! I had checked some threads and was having trouble finding what I needed. Oh well.
Heather

3a, med texture, normal porosity
poo: one 'n only shiny silver (occasionally)
co-wash/rinse out: assorted V05 "flavors"
leave-in/dt: gvp cb
stylers: ecostyler, bioterra curl cream, salon care aloe vera gel
hair loves: plopping, clipping & diffusing

isally's


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2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
Protein sensitive
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Super Soaker
Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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I got highlights recently and did a protein treatment the next day. I have had to do several more since and ALOT of DTs to begin to restore the damage. I have very porous, coarse hair so it damaged it a lot. And she used the lowest volume bleach they have.

So I have been doing protein treatments followed by heavy moisture every other day for a week. That's tricky since my hair is is protein sensitive!! so I am trying to achieve the happy balance.

I do protein for under 5 minutes, then a DT for 30-60 mns with heat. I use a REALLY high quality DT (CJ or JC)

I think a short protein treatment followed by a long DT is pretty standard. But if you have fine, non-porous hair you might do a longer protein treatment. I think K-pac says 5 minutes.
med/coarse; porous; 2c & 3c
protein sensitive
too much glycerin and some oils give me stringlets

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co-wash: Fructis Body Boost condish
low-poo: miss my LLL Green Tea, CJDF
condish/leave-in: DMLI, Elucense MB, KCKT, JCWDT, CJCR, KBB Deep Condish, Marie Dean, Shescensit GTH
style: faves: KCCC, DMCG, AOMMJ, CGG, Elucence Foam, FSG
DT: JCWDT, CJCR, SS Deep Condish



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THANKS for the advice.

My hair is fine (although a LOT of it) and not very porous. I think I'll shoot for the 5min. protein and a longer DT.

I was lucky my hair is still in pretty good shape. I hope your hair comes around for you soon! Ah, what we do for beauty!

Thanks again!
Heather

3a, med texture, normal porosity
poo: one 'n only shiny silver (occasionally)
co-wash/rinse out: assorted V05 "flavors"
leave-in/dt: gvp cb
stylers: ecostyler, bioterra curl cream, salon care aloe vera gel
hair loves: plopping, clipping & diffusing

isally's


Struttswife says to DT 48 hrs after color. I also read that you should do a protein treatment before. color.... But check with her.
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I don't know for sure about protein treatment after colouring (been years since I coloured my hair), but I agree with rudee - check with Struttswife as she'll know for sure.

If it helps, I currently do a protein treatment (5 mins) about once a week (roughly - depends on when I have the extra time to stand in the shower to wait on it), and follow up with a deep treatment (10 minutes, that's all it needs normally). I had been doing them once every two weeks, and my hair was soaking up the protein so I figured it needed them a bit more often. However, my hair is porous, but uncoloured, so YMMV.
3b/c. Fine, med-high porosity, normal elasticity. Hair loves oils in summer, protein in winter. Constantly battling the hard water monster.

Favourites:
CJ Curl Theory, Curl Rehab, Smoothing, Curl Fix, Daily Fix, CCCC, CIAB, CQ, SSCC, MC shampoo, Inecto Pure Coconut Oil, CP luscious curl creme (summer), DB Pumpkin Seed (summer), FD/MT, JCWDT, JCTS

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i no longer do protein treatments, but when i did color my hair (regularly, every 3 weeks for YEARS -- which is why i stopped!) i DTd immediately after i shampooed the color out. if i went to a salon, i didn't dry my hair, just blotted it damp dry with a towel, then added some conditioner and drove home, where after some time, i rinsed it out. great! i know you are not supposed to DT after a color, but i did not know that then, and it worked well for me!! it was the only way i could deal with color. it never caused fading, i colored every 3 weeks due to roots. (by the way, if i did not go to a salon, it was my daughter's friend who is a stylist who does color and did my color, so, what i am saying is, same thing.)
and now, i'm free from all of that!!
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine

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