Shampoos that are pH balanced, wash away clean, leave behind no residues, and that gently and naturally cleanse the scalp are important to promote healthy hair growth. Using conditioners that are pH balanced and provide nourishment and protection for the hair as it grows help maintain healthy hair over time. Hairprint created our shampoo and conditioner options to address these issue and create safe and effective options hair care options without residues or harmful additives.
Our shampoos are low suds. Suds are added through the use of synthetic ingredients that give the illusion of clean. We use naturally derived surfactants to help cleanse the hair. They are gentle as to not overstep the hair or scalp which can lead to excessive dryness. Over use is not recommended. Small amounts of shampoo worked in to the scalp only and then rinsed as directed, will cleanse the skin and rebalance the scalp environment over time. Use a dime or quarter sized amount of shampoo just enough to cover your scalp. Massage and work into the scalp where sebum production occurs. Be sure to rinse with warm water, not hot, which can also over stimulate the glands. To combat over oily hair/scalps: you may choose to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to an 8oz bottle of shampoo. Rosemary, lavendar, tea tree, mint are within a similar family of plants. These all promote blood flow on the scalp which encourages hair growth while thoroughly cleansing oils from the scalp.
Conditioner: use on ends where hair is more prone to damage. They can be left on for 3-5 minutes and rinsed with warm water. A final cool water rinse can help close the follicles of the hair leaving hair naturally smoother and shinier.
For those with naturally dry/damaged hair: you may use any of our conditioner selections as a deep conditioner. Every 7-15 days after completing the shampoo step- your may leave conditioner on for anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours. Rinse with dime sized amount of shampoo. Dry and style as usual. Naturally dry hair: You may benefit from the addition of natural humectants to any conditioner in your regiment. Options such as; glycerin, honey or aloe are great for naturally dry hair/scalps. You may add 1 part (or 1 ounce) per 8 ounces of shampoo or conditioner. These can help naturally moisturize the hair.
Please allow 3-4 weeks of use to determine efficacy of the ingredients for your hair and scalp.
Please see our Description and Suggested Use article for more information on our shampoos and conditioners on how best to use your selections.
If you think you have a lot of sebum or residue buildup this can block Hairprint Color Restorer from accessing the hair and working properly. We recommend washing your hair with a Detox Shampoo option prior to any Hairprint Color Restorer treatment. If you have non-color treated hair you may use every 7-10 days to remove build-up. Once your hair is color treated please use prior to any Hairprint Color Restorer treatment.
Using Hairprint Color Restorer with a Hairprint Shampoos/Conditioners:
Please consult our Hair Residue FAQ for more information on certain residue types and how to remove them to ensure you have the best chance of coverage during your Hairprint Color Restorer treatment.
Pre-Hairprint Color Restorer treatment: The first 3 option on the Hairprint Shampoos and Conditioners page are our Detox Shampoos: Clarifying, Chelating, or Exfoliating Shampoo. Detox Shampoo Directions: One of these can be used or night before any Hairprint Color Restorer application to ready the hair. Directions: Apply to damp hair. Leave on for 5 minutes. Or wash twice according to directions. Use no other shampoo/conditioner/styling product. Wait no more than 24 hours before you proceed with the use of our included Prepare packet and all mixes as directed.
Post Hairprint Color Restorer treatment: You may use one of our shampoos after the 3rd mix has been fully rinsed from the hair. You may also choose to use 1:4 ratio of Apple Cider Vinegar to water, in place of shampoo, when the 3rd mix (Complete Liquid and Powder) have been applied as directed and fully rinsed from the hair. Follow with conditioner. You may use one of our Amla, Kelp or Bamboo conditioners. Most customers benefit from leaving the conditioners on for at least an hour after a Hairprint Color Restorer treatment. This restores, moisturizes and rebalances the hair, combating any dryness post application. Rinse with a dime sized amount of shampoo only where the conditioner has been placed. Rinse. Proceed with styling. Wait 2-3 days before you proceed with your normal shampoo/conditioner regiment.