Can You Dye Your Hair after a Keratin Treatment?

Keratin treatments (or a Brazilian blowout as you might know it) are a popular way to get your hair smooth and silky without the use of harsh chemicals. But what should you do if you also want to dye your hair?

Today I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about dyeing your hair after you had a keratin treatment. What to do, what not to do, and what you should look out for.

Read on to find out if you can dye your hair after a treatment and how long you should wait!

Can you dye your hair after a Keratin treatment?

Yes, you can dye your hair after a keratin treatment, but you shouldn’t do it right after you had your treatment. This can interfere with the chemical process of the keratin treatment and won’t give you optimal results. So, yes you can dye your hair after a keratin treatment but certain precautions should be taken before and during the process in order to ensure the best results and avoid any damage to the hair:  

• If possible wait for at least 2 weeks before dying your hair, as this will allow the chemical residue of the treatment to completely disappear and will leave enough time for your locks to recuperate from being exposed to such strong components.  

• A strand test prior to full coloring is recommended as it can help determine how much pigment will be absorbed by each strand;  

• Make sure that you keep an eye on the time when dyeing your hair following a keratin treatment; usually, dyes do not need more than 10-20 minutes of processing time depending on desired intensity. 

• For optimal results choose professional quality brands, opt for semi-permanent or demi-permanent colors over permanent ones, and always follow manufacturers’ instructions. 

• Try not to expose colored hair strands to too much sun or other elements that could accelerate fading away of the hue so it can last longer.

What does a keratin treatment do to your hair?

Keratin treatments are designed to restore and repair hair damaged by heat styling, coloring, dehydrating products, and everyday wear and tear. The treatment works by infusing keratin, a protein found naturally in your hair, into the strands of your hair to fill in cracks and seal split ends. 

This creates a protective layer that prevents the hair from becoming dry or damaged and leaves it looking healthier and shinier. Keratin is applied to damp or dry hair using a variety of tools including brushes, combs, spray cans, or applicator bottles. 

After application, the keratin is left on for 20 minutes before being rinsed off with cold water. Afterward, the stylist will blow dry the hair straight until it reaches high temperature drying temperatures of around 450°F (232°C). 

During this process, the keratin proteins bond together creating an outer shell that seals each strand together creating smoother results than traditional blowouts. 

In addition to smoothing out frizz and flyaways, keratin treatments can help reduce curl patterns over time making them easier to manage while also promoting strong healthy growth because they penetrate deep down within each strand of hair helping to fortify and protect it from damage caused by environmental elements such as sun exposure or pollution.

How long should you wait before dyeing your hair after a keratin treatment?

It is important to wait for at least 2 weeks before dyeing your hair after a keratin treatment. This waiting time helps give the keratin time to fully penetrate into the hair shaft and help enhance the texture of your strands while reducing frizziness and making it look sleek, smooth, and shiny. 

Depending on how you apply your keratin treatments, it usually takes anywhere from two days to four weeks before you can safely dye your hair. But as said earlier, to be really safe and make the most out of your hair dye and keratin treatment, it’s recommended to wait at least 2 weeks.

If the keratin treatment was applied using heat, like hot irons or blow-drying items designed specifically for keratin treatments, then it is best to wait at least 2 weeks before dyeing your hair. It allows enough time for the product to be properly absorbed by the cuticles in order to deliver its effect more effectively. 

If using cold iron or rollers instead, then it would be better to wait three days before coloring. But if you happen to use traditional methods such as hooks or clips for extra deep nourishment, then you must extend this waiting period until four weeks pass by in order for the product to have completely penetrated inside your strands and lock them entirely from root to end with shiny finish results.   

It is also recommended that during this waiting period after a keratin treatment, you should make every effort towards taking extra care of your locks so their effects last longer as possible.

How to bridge the waiting period

Keep shampooing frequently 

but use mild ones that are free of harsh chemicals like sulfates (which could strip away color) or alcohols (they dry out strands). Rinse with cold water followed by warm one so that the latter can close up open cuticles preventing moisture loss while keeping the strand lubricated naturally;   

Avoid scrunching or styling 

with heat tools since these types of products leave hair very fragile due to potential chemical damage; Apply deep conditioning masks once every week depending on the porosity levels of each head;  

And avoid exposure to too much sun 

because ultraviolet radiation weakens natural oils needed for proper growth without breaking down protein bonds which provide strength and elasticity;  

Taking these few precautionary steps will help ensure that any further dyes come out bright and vibrant around ends, just like they were pre-keratin treatment procedure!

should you get a keratin treatment before or after you to dye your hair?

A keratin treatment is a popular hair styling option that helps to reduce frizz and create silky, smooth tresses. When you’re planning on dyeing your hair, it can be difficult to decide if you should get a keratin treatment before or after. Ultimately the best course of action depends on your specific hair type and desired results.   

If you have naturally curly or wavy hair that tends to be dry and brittle, then getting a keratin treatment before you dye your hair will be your best bet for maintaining healthy locks. The keratin complex coats each strand of the hair with a protective layer that prevents moisture loss during processing. 

This will help prevent breakage from occurring and ensure that the color penetrates evenly for more vibrant hues. Moreover, once dyed, the keratin will lock in color better giving longer-lasting results than without it present.   

On the other hand, if your hair is already healthy and not prone to breaking or split ends then doing a keratin treatment afterward can work well too; just keep in mind that this may cause fading quicker since there is no protective layer between strands of hair and the dye molecules entering them. 

Also, when adding color onto previously treated strands there’s always the potential for uneven coloring since pre-existing color molecules are harder to remove due to the barrier placed by the Keratin making it essential to follow all necessary instructions carefully with both treatments, especially regarding rinses times and products used afterward.   

In conclusion, having knowledge of what results from each approach yields is key in deciding whether it would be best for you personally do an at-home task or head over to a professional stylist who usually offers these services as part of their packages which eliminates any guesswork plus gives access to more advanced products as well as expertise about how long each step should take when combined together for maximum benefit without risking damage from overly long processing times, etc…

Which hair dye is best after keratin treatment?

When it comes to finding the best hair dye after a keratin treatment, there are certain factors to consider. First and foremost, you need to think about which type of hair dye will best suit your particular hair type. 

For example, if you have damaged or coarse hair, then a semi-permanent dye may be preferable because it requires less processing time than permanent dyes and is gentler on the cuticles. 

On the other hand, if you have fine or color-treated hair, then a permanent dye might be better since it offers more long-term color protection without damaging your strands or fading quickly.   

Another important factor when selecting a hair dye post-keratin treatment is how well it adheres to the newly treated locks. Since keratin treatments involve flattening out the cuticles in order to make them smoother and more manageable, they can also make regular dyes slightly less effective as they tend not to penetrate as deeply into the strand compared with untreated strands. 

As such, look for dedicated ‘keratin’ formulas designed specifically for use after this type of treatment—these will generally be much better at penetrating any remaining gaps between cuticle layers and creating an even coverage across all areas of your head. 

Additionally, try using a brush applicator instead of a comb—the latter tends to pull at strands that have been overworked by chemical processes like keratin treatments and could cause further damage if used too often (or vigorously).   

Finally, choosing the right shade is key when opting for any kind of chemical coloring process; this is especially true for those undergoing keratin treatments due to their increased vulnerability against harsh chemicals found within many dyes. 

Use professional advice from salons where possible in order to help select optimal shades that won’t react poorly with new Keratin protein bonds nor compromise their durability over time—if necessary adjustments are needed along the way don’t hesitate in asking your stylist before completing each step—this will ensure maximum satisfaction once completed!

Further reading material

Thank you for reading this far! I hope that you got all the value and information you needed to make informed decisions. Do you want to learn more about keratin treatments? Simply click on one of the links below and start reading!

What Should I Do With My Hair After the Keratin Treatment Wears Off?
Uncurly Keratin Treatment Review

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Joy-Lee

Hi, my name is Joy-Lee and I'm the owner of wevaluebeauty.com. As you might've noticed, I'm a true beauty lover, and made it my passion, my work and my hobby. I love sharing my thoughts and feelings on a variety of beauty aspects and want to thank you for reading!