Residues are prevalent in almost every hair care product on the market, regardless of labeling terms like;"natural or "organic". Coatings can form on the outside of your hair and collect in the pores of your scalp. These residues essentially create a barrier that block off blood flow causing slowed hair growth, or hair loss. As residues build up on the outside of the hair they can keep your hair and scalp from receiving vital moisture and nourishment. A scalp/hair environment that is unbalanced promotes fungal and bacterial growth. Signs of harmful residue build-up can include; dry, itchy or damaged scalp, dull lifeless hair, brassy or dark tones, slowed hair growth, hair loss, dryness, brittleness, and breakage.
QUAT Residue: These ingredients are often naturally sourced, but do not be misled. Shampoos, conditioners, and styling products often label products with these ingredients as "natural" and "organic" but this is simply not true. What started out as a naturally sourced ingredient is turned in to synthetic polyquat or polyquaternary ammonium salts. Quat residues build up inside and outside of the hair when used often. They cannot be removed with ANY shampoo. You must stop use of Quats for 3-4 weeks before using Hairprint Color Restorer to allow these impenetrable residues to naturally dissipate.
Our Detox Shampoo Options:
Chelating Shampoo - Performs the job of a clarifying shampoo plus the job of removing mineral build-up from hard water and chlorine deposits. Over 80% of the country has various forms of hard water, or well water, which also has mineral content. Use: Pre-Hairprint (generally every7-10 days).
See our Residue Removal article for use regarding chlorine removal post Hairprint Color Restorer.
Pre-Hairprint True Color Restorer recommended use: Use the Chelating Shampoo 1-2 per week to remove resides from the hair. Apply the Chelating Shampoo to the hair that you will be restoring and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing. If after rinsing your hair feels oily or sticky please repeat the application. Apply the Chelating Shampoo 24 hours before your Hairprint True Color Restorer application and do not use conditioner. Follow with the Prepare Shampoo, Restore and Complete mixes. Avoid use of the Chelating Shampoo for 7 days after your Hairprint application. You may use the Chelating Shampoo every 7-10 days thereafter, as needed.
Recommend use when NOT using the Hairprint True Color Restorer: Apply the Chelating Shampoo and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing. Use the Chelating Shampoo every 7-10 days as needed to remove synthetic residues, oils, hard water minerals and chlorine from the hair.
Exfoliating Shampoo -This gentle non-irritating wash cleanses and exfoliates the scalp. Removes dry skin cells and residue that can build-up and block the pores and hair follicles. Ideal for those who want to stimulate and promote a healthy, clean and flake-free scalp. This wash can be used on its own or mixed with one of our daily shampoos for an extra boost of exfoliating power.
Recommended use: Cleanse once per week to help heal, restore and rebalance the hair and scalp. Use pre-Hairprint to remove dry skin build-up that may absorb pigment during the treatment. Stop use for 7 days AFTER Hairprint and then use every 7-10 days thereafter. *Exfoliating Hair and Scalp Wash does not take the place of the Chelating Shampoo prior to Hairprint Color Restorer application.
Pre and Post Hairprint Color Restorer or Anytime Options:
All were created to restore balance to the hair the scalp over time. Works for all hair types/colors. Safe for color treated and virgin hair. These are the last 6 options on the page linked above; Amla, Fermented Bamboo, and *Bioactive Kelp.
Recommended use: Every 2-3 days, at most. Daily shampoo use can cause an over production of sebum, causing a naturally oily hair/scalp. These shampoos can be used following your normal routine and application directions for any shampoo and conditioner. Please allow 3-4 weeks of use to determine the efficacy of ingredients for your hair.
Fermented Bamboo - Rich in natural silica and biotin which helps restore and promote natural volume and growth. It also supplies slip, frizz control, softening and shine to the hair. Universal but especially great for sensitive scalps or anyone with naturally thin or fine hair- this weightless formula promotes volume while helping heal and protect.
Amla - Exotic oils and a moisture rich formula, penetrates the hair, nourishes the follicle, conditions your locks, adds luster and shine. Universally great especially for naturally dry/frizzy/curly/kinky hair/scalps. Shampoo: Treats dandruffs, scalp conditions, and dryness. Conditioner: can soften, shine, and tame that mane. Amla has long been used for a millennia to treat hair loss. Prevent loss and breakage by applying to conditioner to the longer portions of the hair.
Bioactive Marine Kelp - Antioxidant rich formula. Repairs and restores. Excellent for thick to normal hair, damaged hair which is nutrient deficient. Promotes cell health and generation, stimulates collagen production and provides powerful antioxidant properties for scalp protection. It is highly emollient and particularly useful to smooth the hair shaft, reduce frizz and increase radiance. Universally great especially for naturally thick to normal hair or hair that needs vitality, healing, and the natural encouragement to stay healthy and strong.
*Please note if you have sensitivities to iodine, found in kelp, please do not purchase this option.
Mix and match! You may use any combination of the above options to get added benefits.