Hairprint PLUS is the Color Restorer you know and love with an extra set of Restore to help re-pigment stubborn hair. For those with resistant and/or high levels of gray hair we have found that a third round of the Restore application significantly helps increase gray coverage.
BEFORE YOU BUY
To determine your selection of Hairprint Color Restorer, compare your current natural color, best seen at the nape of your neck, to the options on our Color Chart below.
If you fall in between two options on the color chart we suggest starting with the darker color for more consistent coverage of gray. One kit will sufficiently cover 6”-10” of growth depending on your hair thickness and porosity.
Once you have successfully used Hairprint on all your hair you can continue to use Hairprint on your roots and new growth as needed, which only requires one kit.
Root touch-ups, generally required every 3-6 weeks, can be done using half the normal recommended amounts of a full treatment.
TO ENSURE OPTIMAL OUTCOME:
Hairprint only works when it has unobstructed access to the hair. The best way to get started is to deep cleanse your hair by our using Chelating Shampoo 3-4 times the week before your Color Restorer application (see below). It will eliminate minerals, chlorine, calcification, silicone, and synthetic residues that cling to the hair and build up over time. Most haircare products and quite a few products labeled "natural" or "organic" contain quaternary ammonium compounds (quats)*, proteins that coat the surface of your hair, and silicones. These ingredients need to be removed and avoided to achieve best results.
Here is the list of Hairprint's food-grade ingredients:
1. Aqua (purified and deionized water).
2. Bicarbonate of soda is what we use at home for baking and cleaning.
3. Mucuna pruriens extract is made from velvet beans.
4. Sodium carbonate is made from salt and limestone.
5. Ferrous and manganese gluconate are both food supplements used in multi-vitamins.
6. Hydrogen peroxide is made of oxygen and water and naturally occurs in the hair follicle.*
7. Carbomer is an inert thickener used in shampoos and pharmaceutical products.
Pretreatment Ingredients: Aqua, decyl glucoside, leuconostoc radish, cocos nucifera ferment, sodium chloride, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, phytic acid.
*The concentrations of hydrogen peroxide we use are between 1% and 1.5%, a fraction of what one gets in drugstore peroxide. In conventional hair dyes, peroxide is used to break open the hair, and can be up to a 12-15% concentration. When Hairprint is applied to your hair, the peroxide is gone in two minutes.
The purpose of a Transition is to protect chemically treated hair— whether highlighted, bleached or dyed—from getting into contact with Hairprint. We want to avoid treating it because chemically treated hair is damaged. The internal genetic template inside the cortex, what we call your hairprint, is missing due to the impact of the chemicals. Hairprint infuses the hair with its original pigment, eumelanin. The hair arranges the pigment using this internal structure. That structure determines how light refracts, and the way light refracts determines how we see color. Damaged hair cannot do this. When Hairprint is applied to damaged hair, your hair may turn darker or you may experience more dryness or brittleness due to preexisting damage.
We recommend starting the transition when you have at least 1-2” of new growth that has not been dyed/chemically treated.
Directions: After thoroughly washing with the Pretreatment, cover all of the dyed/ chemically treated/damaged hair with a coating that will not come off during the application. We highly recommend shea butter. Do not use oils.
Apply Hairprint as instructed to the uncoated areas. You may need to reapply this coating between steps of the application process. Take care to avoid getting coatings onto the hair you are applying Hairprint to. For those with longer hair, you may need assistance from a hair coloring professional or a highly skilled family member/friend to transition to Hairprint. If you make a transition now, your hair will be much healthier long into your life.