protein treatment before or after color?

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
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
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.
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.
Every day is a gift
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!)
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
If you're bleaching your hair, does it matter if you use it too soon after? Since fading is the only concern?

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