12 posts in category Hair Care Solutions

Medications and smoke odor in hair

Problem: Medications and Other Build-up in Hair It is generally perceived that people on various types of medications have a harder time managing their hair. Similarly, people living in households where some members of the family are tobacco smokers, tend to complain of unmanageable hair and of smoke odor which permeates their hair. Obviously, the dozens of chemicals in medications and tobacco ...

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Well Water Users

The Problem: Well Water Plays Havoc with Salon Services Well water, used by many communities around the country and around the world, is enriched with a large number of minerals. Hard water is just one example. Although hard water (enriched with calcium and magnesium) is usually harmless, yet it casts on the hair a dull appearance and leaves it with a weighted feel. Calcium and magnesium, bind ...

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Hair Damage Due to Sun

Problem: Sun Damaged Hair The sun, with its harmful UV rays, can weaken hair fibers upon lengthy exposures. Hair fibers are composed of proteins called keratins which contain disulfide bonds that give hair its strength and resiliency. Excess exposure to UV radiation on hair fibers can weaken or break these bonds resulting in damaged hair. The Solution: After-lock and Silken Treat Conditioners...

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Hair Damage Due to Relaxers

The Problem: Damage Due to hair relaxers Hair relaxers are considered the most aggressive chemical service. They generate significant stress to the chemical structure of the hair fiber. Care must be taken to neutralize their action after the service is done and reduce long-term effects. The Solution: After-lock and Silken Treat Conditioners The professional After-Lock color sealing and ...

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Swollen or Hot Foils

The Problem: Swollen or Hot Foils When foils are used during hair highlighting, hair lightening, hair coloring or any hair bleaching operation, they occasionally swell and become warm to the touch or even hot. In some instances they become steamy and burn the scalp. The culprit is metallic buildup in the hair, most often in the form of copper. Metals like copper speed up the breakdown of ...

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Perm-Resistant Hair

The Problem: Perm Does Not “Take” or Perm Relaxes Quickly Naturally in most cases, there is no such thing as perm-resistant hair. It is the build-up on the hair that falsely gives the impression of hair resistant to permanent waving. Iron in rusty hair or copper in green hair and swimmers’ hair will interfere with permanent waving in two ways: First, these metals weaken the perm solution ...

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Uneven Hair Color

The Problem: Uneven Hair Color Many times, and to the puzzlement of the hairdresser, hair color comes out uneven on a head of hair especially on top of the hair, the hair line surrounding the face, or along the tips. These occurrences are quite frequent and are the result of selective contamination of the hair with metals. People usually step under the shower without allowing enough time for the ...

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Poor Gray Coverage

Problem: Poor Gray Coverage Many believe that gray hair is more difficult to color than pigmented hair. To skilled hairdressers, gray coverage is not an issue unless there is a stubborn metallic build-up in the hair. Metals cause hair color to deposit mostly on the surface of the hair with little or no color penetration into the shaft. The color that remains on the surface of the hair is easily ...

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Color Fading

Problem: Color Fading Some bright colors, especially those in the red family, are susceptible to UV radiation from sun light and they start to fade after only a few days. The Solution: After-lock Color Sealer and Re-Vibe Color Refresher The professional After-Lock color sealing and conditioning treatment and its retail sister Silken Treat conditioner are designed to protect against UV color ...

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Color Washout

Problem: Color Washout If hair is contaminated with metals, then dye molecules will not be allowed enough time to penetrate deeper inside the hair fiber and they deposit color mostly on the surface. This leads to eventual washout of the deposited color. Sometimes, however, hair may not be contaminated with metals but it may be quite porous so that color deposited inside the hair will leach out ...

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Metal Buildup in the Hair

What is the Source of Metal Build-up in the Hair? Metal build-up in hair is unavoidable. Well water, metallic pipes, swimming pools, and even several cosmetic products contain all sorts of metals which bind to the hair. Binding of these metals is so strong that once they are captured by the hair, they cannot be washed off with regular shampoos. As a result, there is gradual build-up which only ...

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Swimmer’s Green Hair

Problem: Unsightly Swimmer’s Green hair: Swimmers’ green hair (also referred to as Green Hair Syndrome) is the greenish tint observed in the blond hair of swimmers. It has been determined that the greenish tint in the hair of swimmers is the result of copper build-up from swimming pools which are frequently treated with algaecides to kill algae. Copper is a major ingredient of those algaec...

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