Mebarb, the best thing you can do is do a protein treatment in advance of using color and deep treatment after. Then continue to do protein treatments and deep treatments at least once a week.

Don't do protein right after the color - do it a few days before - because protein will strip the color, but it's necessary when you've colored your hair to do protein in between coloring.

So the regimen should be - protein after poo, and a conditioner, then in a few days use color, with deep conditioner afterward - no protein after coloring for a few days. Then at the next poo, use something like Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner which combines protein with conditioner or any other good protein treatment followed by conditioner. There are other good products too, that's just an example. HTH
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
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Last edited by curlypearl; 09-01-2012 at 05:44 PM.