Keratin treatment can lighten your dye color one or two tones, if the color you have is between light brown to yellow. In black and red, the change is barely noticeable.
That is, the straightener treatment will darken the color of the dye, and if it lightens, it will depend on the tone of your hair.
Now, if you don’t want your color to change, it’s important that you respect the order in which the two procedures are applied to your hair.
If your hair color is natural, meaning you have never applied the dye to your hair, the color will not change. Dark brown will continue to be dark brown; blond hair will continue to be blond.
If you use keratin properly, your hair color will not change and you will get the best effect of this treatment, which is a real miracle for your hair.
When I tell you this, I remember Elena’s case.
Elena is one of my clients, one of whom is always very proud of their hair.
And the truth is she has her reasons. Her hair is long with light waves that looks more like a waterfall than a mane.
The problem is that Elena gets tired of using iron to straighten her hair. On average, she has to wash her hair, dry it with a hairdryer every day and plan to use iron for an hour.
It was tiring, not only because flattening such long hair could be quite a feat, but also because she slept less than it needed. And this has caused her problems in everyday life.
She has difficulty concentrating on studying, forgetting about important things in work, she feels more tired.
That is why, a month ago, she came to do a curiosity treatment. After evaluating her hair, it seemed to me to be a good choice.
The first is that her hair is dry and damaged from the use of heat tools. And second, because she won’t have to get up two hours earlier to straighten her hair.
Her hair has become precious. You could say that keratin is done. Don’t forget that it’s a protein, capable of filling hair strands, giving hair nourishment and moisture.
Continuous use of flat irons and hair dryers will remove the natural proteins present in the hair. That’s why your hair is unstable and weak, and frizz occurs.
Can you imagine what your hair would look like under a microscope?
To give you an idea, your hair might look like a road with cracks and cracks or a piece of limestone with tiny holes.
So, Elena left my salon enthusiastically, happily, and happily that day.
But that happiness lasted about five days.
Because when she returned to the salon after five days, her hair… I don’t know how to explain… a dull, dull brown, but worst of all, there were stains all over her body.
When I asked what happened, she told me that she applied dye, the kind of dye she used every time she dyed her hair. She used the same brand and left it in place for the same time.
My eyes leapt out of the sockets. Yes, just like in the cartoon. I can not believe it!
How could she even think about applying hair dye four days after applying keratin!
I don’t want to be tough, but sometimes I think that when stylists do these types of treatments, there are some variations that go beyond the hair. It’s as if nerve cells have been replaced by little birds.
Would you like to know what happened to Elena’s hair and why the keratin changed the color of the dye?
Then don’t move, because I will tell you:
- Why keratin can alter your dye color and how to prevent it
- How keratin works with the natural color of hair
Now you will have no reason to spoil your hair color with keratin.
How to prevent keratin from lightening your dyed hair color
I still can’t get past Elena’s desperate and scared expression.
Oh my God! Why didn’t she send me a WhatsApp to ask me if she could dye her hair?
She will avoid the horror that her hair is over.
And most importantly, she will not throw away more than one hundred and fifty dollars that she spent on treatment and after dyeing.
This is very simple.
To prevent the keratin from hindering or lightening the dye, you should apply it for at least fifteen days after straightening your hair.
The explanation is very simple.
Keratin forms a light layer on the hair and the chemical products present in the dye do not penetrate this layer properly.
That’s why your hair may turn a different color and even look dyed.
Therefore, it is important that you dye your hair fifteen days after the date of keratin .
Now, if you have dyed your hair blond, for example and you have straightener therapy, chances are you will have some blond hair. But don’t worry, as this yellow will fade in the first wash.
Brunettes and redheads are best, as the keratin will not change the color of their dye.
There is also another possibility when it comes to keratin and coloring.
Have you ever seen that keratin can color and condition your hair after dyeing ?
To do this, you only need to dye your hair ten days before the straightener. In this way, keratin seals in the dye pigments while restoring your hair’s natural moisture.
Now, what happens to the keratin in undyed hair?
In natural hair, keratin does not lighten or darken hair. Because there are no chemical colorants that can interfere.
Conclusion on color and keratin
As you can see, keratin and hair dye are the two pathways that in most cases go through.
In Elena’s case, we waited for about fifteen days and reapplied. Since she didn’t want to take any risks, she did it at the salon.
And then, she had the same smile as when she straightened her hair.
That’s why if you dye your hair and apply keratin, always remember:
- If your hair is dyed between the gamma of light brown and blond, the color can lighten one or two tones.
- If your hair is dyed black or red, the dye will not fade.
- If you haven’t dyed your hair yet, you have two options: apply it ten days before straightening or dye fifteen days after keratin.
In the end, keratin never lightens or darkens your natural hair color.
Do you have any other doubts about color or keratin?
Write me, and I will answer all of your questions.