Henna is a mud-like substance that clogs and coats the cuticle of the hair. This coating can cause dryness and damage to the hair over time. Henna has been used since ancient times to alter the hair color and adorn the body. Henna continues to be a very popular option for those looking to change their hair color. Here we want to share what it is and how it’s different from our Hairprint Color Restorer.
There are two types of henna: Compound Henna and Body Art Quality (BAQ) Henna.
Compound Henna powders or creams, often produced outside of the US, contain undisclosed ingredients in addition to Lawsonia Inermis and/or Indigo. These ingredients may include metallic salts, additional dyes (if an ingredient listed contains a color: Red/Blue/Yellow/Violet/Black these are additional coal tar or chemical dyes), additional plant dyes, lead and PPD.
Metallic Salts can remain in the hair for up to 2 years, and can fade to purple, green or red.
Keep In Mind: Hairprint True Color Restorer cannot be used on hair that
has been treated with Compound Henna and/or Metallic Salts.
BODY ART QUALITY HENNA (BAQ)
Body Art Quality Henna consists of Lawsonia Inermis and/or Indigo ingredients only. You can get a certified analysis of ingredients from the manufacture of your henna if you are unsure. If you decide to use Hairprint True Color Restorer it may take at least two treatments before Hairprint fully accesses the cortex of the hair. You may not achieve optimal gray restoration until the henna has dissipated from your hair. You may need more than one application to achieve desired results.
If Lawsonia Inermis henna was used your Hairprint results may be red-toned or brassy.
If Indigo was present in the henna it may cause darkening of the hair where any Indigo remains.
If you are at all concerned about the length of the hair darkening or red tones, feel free to use our Transition Method of Application to protect henna-treated hair. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org We are happy to help!
WHAT IS HAIRPRINT TRUE COLOR RESTORER
(and how is it different from Henna)?
Hairprint True Color Restorer is a patented formula that replicates eumelanin, the pigment that creates all variations of Light Brown, Brown and Black hair. Your unique hair color is generated by pigment created in the cells inside the hair follicle.
Hairprint Color Restorer imitates that biological process and adds plant-derived eumelanin to your hair from the outside. Working with a vegetable extract from velvet beans, we have created a simple way to restore gray hair.
There are no dyes, no PPD, no PTD, no coal tars, no parabens, no henna, no progressive dyes, no
high levels of ammonia or peroxide to strip color, no smells, itching or burning!
Hairprint not only restores your gray hair to it's natural color it also strengthens the hair and adds body and shine where applied.
HOW DOES HAIRPRINT WORK?
Hairprint restores the natural pigment to your hair. Your hair has a unique genetic structure, which we call your "hairprint". It is as unique to you as your fingerprint. This structure determines how pigment is arranged in the hair, that arrangement determines how light refracts, and refraction determines how we perceive color. Dyes or Henna do not do this. That is why hair colored with natural pigment will always look different and more multi-dimensional than hair that is dyed.
During a Hairprint treatment, new eumelanin is synthesized within the cortex of the hair. This process is called melanogenesis and happens continuously within the body.
HAIRPRINT OR HENNA?
Henna is made from Lawsonia Inermis. It is a valuable alternate to chemical hair dyes because it is not toxic when applied to the hair (it can cause problems when used dermally for tattoos). However, it is quite toxic if ingested and it is very drying. In some countries, it is used to induce abortion. When ingested it can induce hemolytic anemia and acute renal failure. We say we are the only non-toxic hair coloring product because our ingredients are food-grade or higher. Our product is edible and hair stylist and people all around the world show that off on the web doing just that, (we do not recommend it, it just is). Try Hairprint and you’ll be amazed how hydrating it is for the hair.