How was Hairprint invented?

Hairprint was invented by Dr. John Warner, of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry in Massachusetts. Dr. Warner is one of the most honored chemists today. In 2014, Dr. Warner was awarded the Perkin Medal, widely acknowledged as the highest honor in American chemistry. Over a period of four years, Dr. Warner perfected a safe, healing and non-toxic process that mimics what hair follicles do: infuse hair with its natural pigment.

When Warner first began experimenting, he was trying to find a natural way to color hair. He worked with gray hair extensions and from the beginning the tresses took on different shades, from light brown to jet-black. Unable to achieve a consistent result, he asked his supplier if the tresses were from a single donor. They were not. They were comprised of hair from many sources. That is when Warner realized that Hairprint might be restoring innate color to the hair.

To test his theory, he applied it to his own hair. His hair had gone gray as a young man at Princeton. In eighty minutes, it returned his hair to the same color he had thirty years prior. Hairprint was born.

When you replenish the hair’s natural pigments, it reverses gray hair. John knew this going into his experiments. What he did not expect is how Hairprint transforms the health of the hair, making it stronger, giving it more body and luster. Rather than thinking of Hairprint as a coloring agent, you can think of it as a Hair Healing System that just happens to reverse gray hair to its natural color.

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