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 forty minutes, it returned his hair to the same color he had thirty years prior. Hairprint was born.
Permanent hair dyes were invented in 1907 and have barely changed since then. They were created at a time when there was less awareness of the harmful effects of the toxins, endocrine disruptors, coal tar dyes, carcinogens, and other chemicals that cause continual damage to the hair and scalp.
Hairprint functions in a way that is the opposite of how hair dyes work. Rather than stripping hair of its color and inserting coal tar dyes, which all permanent hair-coloring products do, Dr. Warner's process mimics how hair gets its true color in the first place. The color responsible for all brown and black hair is eumelanin, which is a variation of the melanin pigment that is responsible for the color of your skin and eyes. The reason Hairprint looks so natural on your hair is because it is natural.
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For an optimal experience use Hairprint with our Clarifying or Chelating shampoo.
Due to chemical sensitivities and Lyme Disease, HH was not able to use traditional hair dyes. The before and after pictures say it all really. Color, shine, and body have all returned. - Women’s Dark Formula
This was an initial treatment for GH, a man in his mid-fifties with strong, healthy, salt and pepper hair. His hair had never been treated or dyed before. When we treat men’s hair, we deliberately leave some gray at the sideburn and fringes. - Men’s Brown Formula
JJ is a woman in her forties whose hair was both going gray but also losing its pigmentation. She had never treated her hair before with any coloring product. Her brown hair became richer and shinier after using Hairprint. - Women’s Brown Formula
In his fifties, JL had a full head of strong, thick, coarse hair that had been gray for over fifteen years. With these conditions, we find that you may need two complete treatments to restore the color when first using Hairprint and then only one kit on subsequent treatments. - Men’s Brown Formula
S. just cut her dreads when this treatment was done and it revealed gray hair underneath. Ninety minutes later, her gray was almost entirely gone save for a few stubborn hairs on the top of her forehead. - Women’s Dark Formula
JH is a 40 year old who has never used hair dye, and is only starting to see some gray. The Hairprint application restored the gray hair to her native color while adding body and sheen. - Women’s Brown Anti-Aging Formula