Yes, hair should be healthy prior to adding color, but using a protein treatment after is a better option. Hairstylist Vernon Francois, famous for being Lupita Nyong’o’s stylist, explains “my recommendation is to color your hair first and then follow with a protein treatment a week or two later.
Should I do a protein treatment before or after coloring?
In order to give your hair a better base for your haircolor, ask your stylist for a protein treatment before the color application. By doing this extra step, you can help to ensure that your strands stay strong during the chemical service.
Should I treat my hair before or after dying?
Before You Color Your Hair
– Use a hot oil hair treatment at least 3 days before coloring to condition and prepare your hair strands to take on your hair color.
Is it better to do keratin before or after color?
A great time to have the treatment done would be directly after permanent color, semi-permanent or highlights. The treatment will extend the life and seal the color in, leaving it vibrant, however, for demi-gloss or toners have color done 3-5 days after treatment for optimal results.
How often should you do protein treatments?
As a general rule, it is safe to use a protein treatment weekly for the first month to restore hair’s strength and elasticity. Use once or twice a month thereafter. Overuse of protein treatments can actually dry hair out.
Can you do a keratin treatment and color on the same day?
Yes! As a matter of fact, a great time to have keratin treatment done would be directly after coloring or chemically treating your hair. The color will be sealed in, leaving your hair vibrant and extending the life of the color. However, you must wait two weeks to color your hair after the treatment.
Do I really need to wait 3 days to wash hair after keratin?
It’s best to wait 2-3 days. I have had clients hate that third day so much that they shampoo after 2. Results were fine. The treatment does need time to calibrate which helps ensure lasting results.