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LOVE YOUR HAIR & WORK SAFELY

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • PEROXIDE IS FOR DEVELOPING NOT COLOURING.
  • PEROXIDES HAVE DIFFERENT VOLUME OF OXYGEN WHICH DICTATE THEIR USE
  • PEROXIDES HAVE THE SAME ALKANILITY REGARDLESS OF VOLUME

SENSUS PEROXIDES USED WITH RATIO OF 1 TO 1.5 COLOUR/PEROXIDE

  • 3 TO 10 VOLUME – TO DEPOSIT COLOUR, LEAVE ON HAIR FOR 25 MINUTES (FOR SEMI PERMANENT COLOUR OR TONE ON TONE)
  • 20 VOLUME – TO LIFT 1 TONE OF COLOUR, LEAVE ON HAIR FOR 35 MINUTES
  • 30 VOLUME – TO LIFT 2 TONES OF COLOUR, LEAVE ON HAIR FOR 45 MINUTES
  • 40 VOLUME – TO LIFT 3 TONES OF COLOUR, LEAVE ON HAIR FOR 55 MINUTES

COLOUR/PEROXIDE RATIO FOR DIFFERENT SERVICES:

  • PERMANENT COLOUR 1:1.5
  • TONE ON TONE 1:2
  • COLOUR BATH 1:3

HINTS:

  • THE THICKER THE HAIR, THE HIGHER THE VOLUME
  • FOR THICK AND REFRACTORY HAIR BEST TO USE 30 OR 40 VOLUME
    FOR MEDIUM THICKNESS 20 VOLUME
    FOR VERY FINE 3 TO 10 VOLUME
  • 10 VOLUME IS IDEAL TO USE WHEN INTRODUCING THE HAIR TO ITS FIRST HAIR COLOUR AND FOR 100% GREY HAIR WHICH IS HARDER TO COLOUR THAN USUAL. ALSO IDEAL FOR ENHANCING OWN NATURAL HAIR COLOUR.

GREY HAIR:

  • FOR OPTIMAL GREY COVERAGE, LEAVE ON HAIR FOR 30 MINUTES WITH ANY VOLUME
  • FOR TRUE TO COLOUR RESULTS FOR GREY HAIR – USE 30 TO 40 VOLUME FOCUSING ON THE NATURAL COLOUR PRESENT, FOR EXAMPLE A NATURAL BASE OF 5 (WITH 50% GREY) IF YOU WERE AIMING TO OBTAIN 7.3 AND YOU USE 20 VOLUME, YOU WOULD GET 7.3 ON WHITE HAIR BUT 6.34 ON NATURAL HAIR.
  • FOR 100% WHITE HAIR, OPTIMAL RESULTS BY USING 20 VOLUME THOUGH OTHER VOLUMES CAN BE USED.

FAQ: WHY DO I GET ORANGE HUES?

  • ORANGE HUES CAN RESULT FROM WRONG TECHNIQUE/APPLICATION FOR EXAMPLE USING 40 VOLUME BUT ONLY LEAVING ON HAIR FOR 30 MINUTES.
  • 40 VOLUME SHOULD BE LEFT FOR 55 MINUTES REGARDLESS OF COLOUR USED.
  • ON A LEVEL 6 BASE COLOUR:

20 VOLUME WILL GIVE LEVEL 7 WITH ORANGE HIGHLIGHTS

30 VOLUME WILL GIVE LEVEL 8 WITH YELLOW HIGHLIGHTS

40 VOLUME WILL GIVE LEVEL 9 WITH YELLOW HIGHLIGHTS

WHEN CAN I USE 40 VOLUME?

EXAMPLE ON A NATURAL LEVEL 5 WANTING  TO GET TO LEVEL 8 WITH 50% GREY.

  • NORMALLY 20 VOLUME IS USED ON GREY HAIR, HOWEVER IN THIS INSTANCE THE RESULT WOULD BE LEVEL 8 ON WHITE HAIR AND 6.3 ON NATURAL 5 LEVEL.

BEST SOLUTION IS TO USE 40 VOLUME.

LET’S WORK WITH BLEACH CREAM & POWDER SAFELY

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • IMPORTANT TO CHECK THE POROSITY AND HEALTH OF HAIR. SOME HAIR SHOULD NOT BE BLEACHED.
  • TO HELP WITH HAIR POROSITY USE SOS PH EQUALIZER ON THE HAIR ENDS
  • TO PROTECT THE SCALP USE SOS SCALP OIL, AN ESSENTIAL FOR ALL PROFESSIONALS
  • USE SENSUS MIXABLE PLUS PRODUCTS (FILLER & BALM) FOR EXTRA PROTECTION
  • USE AN ABUNDANT AMOUNT OF PRODUCT TO COVER – MINIMUM OF 50-60 GRAMS EVEN FOR REGROWTH ONLY.

EXAMPLE:  50 GRAMS + 100 GRAMS OF PEROXIDE

TO OBTAIN A CONSTANT RESULT ALL OVER THE HAIR, IT’S RECOMMENDED THAT THIS MIXTURE IS SPLIT INTO 2 BOWLS EACH 25 GRAMS + 50 GRAMS OF PEROXIDE.  ONCE FINISHED WITH THE FIRST BOWL, MIX THE SECOND BOWN AND CONTINUE APPLYING.  THIS METHOD AVOIDS THE SWELLING OF THE PRODUCT IN THE BOWL ESPECIALLY WHEN USING HIGH PEROXIDE VOLUMES.

START APPLICATION AT THE ENDS THEN LENGTHS AND LASTLY SCALP AS HAIR IN THE SCALP WILL PROCESS FASTER DUE TO HEAT GENERATED BY THE BODY.

  • FOR ALL BLEACHES CHECK AFTER 30 MINUTES AND KEEP CHECKING AS ALL HAIR REACTS DIFFERENTLY

IF LIFT IS NOT AS REQUIRED, COMB THE BLEACH OFF AND REAPPLY.

IMPORTANT:  NEVER WASH HAIR IN BETWEEN BLEACHING AS IT WILL DAMAGE ITS PH LEVEL

FAQ: CAN I USE HEAT?

  • NOT RECOMMENDED ON ANY BLEACH, ESPECIALLY IF FOILS PRESENT
  • DON’T USE IF CUSTOMER IS SITTING DIRECTLY UNDER HAIR CONDITIONER

OPTIMAL TEMPERATURE IS 23 DEG. CELSIUS

PROBLEMS WITH DARK SHADES

  • USE 30 OR 40 VOLUME PEROXIDE

WHAT IS THE PH LEVEL OF SENSUS BLEACHES?

  • THE PH OF HAIR IS BETWEEN 4-6
  • SENSUS DECO DUST PLUS AND ZERO YELLOW: 7 – 10.7
  • SENSUS ZERO ORANGE: 7 – 10.5
  • SENSUS DECO CREAM: 4 – 11.4
  • SENSUS DECO ULTRA PLATINUM: 8 – 10.8

HOW AND WHEN  DO I USE THE DIFFERENT SENSUS DECO PRODUCTS?

DECO DUST PLUS – BLUE POWDER UP TO 7 TONES LIFT

THE MOST PROTECTIVE DUE TO POLYAMINE SUGAR CONCENTRATE

  • ANTI YELLOW/ORANGE (BEST EFFECTS FROM LEVEL 9) RECOMMENDED FOR SENSITIZED HAIR AND FOILS
  • USE MIXABLE PLUS BALM AFTER RINSING AND BEFORE SHAMPOOING – THE DUST PLUS MEANS THE PRODUCTS IS ALREADY ENRICHED WITH FILLER.

DECO ZERO YELLOW – VIOLET POWDER WITH KERATIN AND ARGAN OIL UP TO 7 TONES LIFT

  • ANTI YELLOW/ORANGE (BEST EFFECTS FROM LEVEL 9) RECOMMENDED FOR FREE HAND WORK & FOILS, GOOD FOR BALAYAGE

DECO CREAM PLUS – WITH SHEA BUTTER & AMINO ACIDS UP TO 7 TONES LIFT

  • RECOMMENDED FOR SCALP FOR TOTAL BLONDE OR FOR REGROWTH.
  • USE ABUNDANT SHAMPOO WHEN WASHING IT OFF TWICE WITH ILLUMYNA NUTRI COLOUR OR ONCE WITH SOS PURE GOMMAGE. DON’T MASSAGE INTO SCALP, JUST FOAM IT AND RINSE IT OFF. THIS IS BECAUSE DECO CREAM LEAVES A FILM RESIDUE UNLESS REMOVED PROPERLY BEFORE APPLYING TONER.

DECO ZERO ORANGE (FAST MECHES) – BLUE POWDER WITH GUAR GUM UP TO 7 TONES LIFT

  • AN ALL ROUNDER, GOOD FOR ALL TECHNIQUES.

DECO ULTRA PLATINUM 9 – GRAY POWDER WITH KERATIN AND CHARCOAL UP TO 9 TONES LIFT

  • FROM LEVEL 9 UPWARDS IT WHITENS HAIR
  • DON’T USE ON SENSITIZED HAIR, DON’T FOIL WITH IT
  • RECOMMENDED FOR CORRECTING BALAYAGE AND FOR FAST SALON SERVICE, ALSO FOR STREAKS & HIGHLIGHTS
  • MIXTURE REMAINS WET, DOESN’T DRY
  • DO NOT LEAVE ON HAIR FOR LONGER THAN 50 MINUTES AS IT CAN DAMAGE THE HAIR. THE LIFT HAPPENS IN THE FIRST 30 MINUTES, DON’T LEAVE IT ANY LONGER IF A DIFFERENT PRODUCTS IS TO BE USED (EG. TONER)
  • NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LONG HAIR. FOR LONG HAIR BEST TO USE A SLOWER ACTING BLEACH FOR A CONSTANT RESULT ALL OVER.

UNDERSTANDING COLOUR

MELANIN IS THE BASIS OF ORIGINAL COLOUR AND ALL NATURAL MELANIN IS COMPOSED OF 3 KINDS:

  1. BLUE
  2. TRICODENINA (REDDISH)
  3. FOEMELINA (YELLOW)

THE PROPORTION IS DIFFERENT FOR ALL HAIR, IE. DARK HAIR WOULD HAVE LITTLE OR NO YELLOW.  YELLOW IS MORE LIQUID AND THEREFORE EASIER TO SPREAD WHEREAS BLUE IS GRANULATED AND THEREFORE HARDER TO SPREAD.

A LEVEL 5 BASE WOULD HAVE THE MOST BALANCED PROPORTIONS.

WHITE HAIR NO LONGER HAS ANY MELANIN. MELANIN + PEROXIDE CHANGES COLOUR.  BLUE GOES TO ORANGE AND YELLOW STAYS YELLOW.   ASHY COLOURS CAN TURN TO ORANGE BECAUSE OF MELANIN.

HAIR AND ITS COLOUR IS AFFECTED BY LIFESTYLE SUCH AS SWIMMING, SUN EXPOSURE, RESIDUES LEFT FROM SHAMPOOS, OTHER COLOUR.  THE HAIR HEALTH, POROSITY, SENSITIVITY AND RESISTANCE WILL ALSO AFFECT THE RESULT.

THE BASE COLOUR WHETHER IT’S NATURAL, WHITE, LIGHTENED, COLOURED WILL GIVE DIFFERENT INTENSITIES TO THE COLOUR.  LIGHTING IN SALONS CAN BE A PROBLEM, BEST TO USE A COLOUR WHEEL.

THUS ANY COLOUR PRODUCT IS ALWAYS ENCOUNTERING DIFFERENT PROBLEMS & SITUATIONS WHICH WILL AFFECT ITS COVERAGE & INTENSITY.

AN EFFECTIVE COLOUR SERVICE IS COMPOSED OF 4 GEARS:

  1. KNOWLEDGE
  2. PRODUCT
  3. TECHNOLOGY
  4. METHODOLOGY

FOR PERMANENT COLOUR, AMMONIA OR MEA (SIMILAR TO AMMONIA AND USED IN MC2) IS USED TO OPEN THE HAIR SHAFT.  THE COLOUR FRAGMENTED MOLECULES ENTER THE HAIR SHAFT AND DEVELOP INSIDE BY UNITING AS A WHOLE MOLECULE DURING THE DEVELOPMENT TIME.

TONE ON TONE:  70% OF COLOUR DIFFUSED IN HAIR SHAFT

PERMANENT COLOUR:  100% OF COLOUR DIFFUSED IN HAIR SHAFT WHICH ALLOWS HIGHER OXYGEN CONTENT TO LIGHTEN COLOUR SERVICES.

COLOUR QUESTIONS:

WHAT HAPPENS IF SENSUS COLOUR IS LEFT LONGER THAN SUGGESTED?

NOTHING AS THE DEVELOPING HAPPENS WITHIN THE TIMES SPECIFIED.  IT MAY LAST LONGER IF LEFT LONGER – TECHNOLOGY HAS IMPROVED BECAUSE OF MICROPIGMENTS USED WHEREAS IN THE PAST LEAVING THE COLOUR ON FOR LONGER MEANT A DARKER RESULT.

WHY IS IT WHEN DARKER COLOURS ARE APPLIED ON LIGHT HAIR THE REFLECTION IS NOT FAITHFUL OR HAS NO HOLD AND/OR HAS METALLIC TONES?

ALWAYS  CHECK HAIR SENSITIVITY & HEALTH

FOR SENSUS COLOURS AND HIGH LIFTS A RECOLOURATION AND REPIGMENTATION IS RECOMMENDED TO GET BEST RESULTS:

CASE 1.  APPLY COLOUR ONLY ON REGROWTH AND IN LAST 10 MINUTES COMB RESIDUAL COLOUR TO ENDS AND EMULSIFY FOR 5 MINUTES

CASE 2. HALF TONE LOSS.  APPLY COLOUR TO REGROWTH FOR 20 MINUTES, THEN APPLY ON LENGTHS AND ENDS FOR THE LAST 10 MINUTES

CASE 3.  ONE TONE LOSS.  APPLY COLOUR ON REGROWTH THEN LENGTHS/ENDS AND LEAVE ALL FOR 35 MINUTES.

CASE 4. FOUR OR MORE TONES LOSS.  REPIGMENT FIRST BY APPLYING ONE SHADE LIGHTER COLOUR LEAVING IT FOR 10 MINUTES THEN REMOVE EXCESS WITH COMB AND APPLY WANTED COLOUR AGAIN ON TOP FOR ANOTHER 35 MINUTES.

IN ALL CASES ALWAYS EMULSIFY FOR 5 MINUTES.

FOR POROSITY FIRST USE A DIRECT OR SEMI PERMANENT, IE. FARD USING A VERY SMALL AMOUNT, THEN REMOVE EXCESS AND COLOUR ON TOP.  FOR RECOVERY, USE COLOUR WITH 10 VOLUME 1:2 RATIO OR COSMETIC FIX ALSO WITH 1:2 RATIO.

GO FOR HIGHER LEVEL THAN DESIRED AND ONLY APPLY WHERE NEEDED, NOT ALL OVER. USE MINIMUM AMOUNTS, TAKE OFF EXCESS AFTER 10 MINUTES THEN APPLY WANTED COLOUR (EG. 7.3 THEN 6.0 ON TOP). FOR A GOLD OBJECTIVE USE A GOLD ONE LEVEL HIGHER.  FOR A 7.2 RESULT, MIX FARD VISUALLY (0.43 & 0.23) WIPE OFF EXCESS AND THEN APPLY 7.2

NEVER WASH HAIR IN BETWEEN COLOUR APPLICATIONS.

HOW DO I ACHIEVE HIGHER LIFTS?

  • USE GENEROUS AMOUNTS OF HIGH LIFT COLOUR. IF THE PRODUCT IS NOT SUFFICIENT, IT WILL REDUCE ALKANILITY/OXIDATION RESULTING IN YELLOW OR ORANGE HUES
  • THE HIGHER THE PEROXIDE VOLUME USED, THE LONGER IT TAKES TO DEVELOP. ESSENTIAL TO LEAVE AS DESCRIBED IN THE PEROXIDE USAGE SECTION.PERCENTAGE OF VOLUME IS RELEVANT TO OXIDIZATION OF THE COLOUR, IE. 10 VOLUME OXIDISES QUICKLY, BUT 40 VOLUME NEEDS TO GO THROUGH MORE LAYERS AND TAKES LONGER.
  • IF MIXING LARGE AMOUNTS (EG. FOR LONG HAIR) OXIDIZATION IS NOT REACHING THE BOTTOM OF THE BOWL UNLESS IT IS STIRRED CONTINUOSLY. BEST SOLUTION IS TO MIX IN 2 OR MORE BOWLS AND MIX WHEN NEEDED.
  • USE COMB ON SIDES OF BOWL TO AERATE MIXTURE AND SPEED UP OXIDATION.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IN USING HIGH LIFTS AND COLOURS?

  • HIGH LIFTS RATIO 1:2 AND RECOMMENDED WITH 40 VOLUME PEROXIDE. LESS THAN 40 VOLUME MAY CAUSE ITCHINESS.
  • ESSENTIAL TO WEIGH PRODUCTS WHEN MIXING
  • MUST NOT USE HIGH LIFTS FOR TONING BECAUSE IT WOULD DAMAGE THE PH LEVEL OF THE HAIR WHICH IS ALWAYS POROUS AFTER BLEACHING. ALL PEROXIDES HAVE THE SAME ALKANILITY, THE VOLUME IS FOR LIFT BUT THE PH LEVEL IS THE SAME.
  • HIGH LIFTS REALLY ONLY ON HIGHER STARTING LEVELS – BEST TO START IS 5 TO 5.5 BASE LEVEL
  • OK TO MIX HIGH LIFTS TOGETHER, EG. 10.7 WITH 100
  • FOR SENSITIZED HAIR IT IS OFTEN SAFER TO USE A DECO BLEACH WITH 10 VOLUME PEROXIDE THAN A HIGH LIFT WITH 40 VOLUME.

WHY DO I GET ORANGE HIGHLIGHTS?

  • CHECK THAT THE CORRECT PEROXIDE AND LEAVE IN TIME USED (SEE IN PEROXIDE SECTION)
  • USE NEUTRALIZERS IN THE COLOUR MIXTURE TO AVOID WARMTH.

YELLOW NEUTRALIZERS: COLOURS 0.1, 0.11, 0.7, 0.18

ORANGE NEUTRALIZERS:  COLOURS 0.1, 0.7

RED TONES:  0,18

EXAMPLE:  YELLOW NEUTRALIZER:  USE 8.0 & 8.7 (OR 8.1) USING A MAXIMUM OF 30% OF THE NEUTRALIZING COLOUR IN THE MIXTURE EG. 40 GRAMS OF 8.0 AND 10 GRAMS OF 8.7

THIS IS THE NEWEST SOLUTION FOR BEST RESULTS AND MORE EXACT LIGHT NEUTRALIZATION.

  • USE OF BOOSTERS / MODULATORS. USE THE COLOUR WHEEL FOR BEST RESULTS.

WHEN AND WHY DO I USE MIXABLE PLUS?

MADE UP OF FILLER TO ENTER THE HAIR SHAFT AND BALM FOR THE OUTSIDE CARE OF THE HAIR STRAND

  • TO EXTEND DURATION OF INBLONDE TONERS AS IT FILLS THE HAIR FOR BETTER SHADES

(MAXIMUM 10ML)

  • ADD INTEGRATOR FILLER TO BLEACH 2ML FOR EVERY 10GR WITH A MAXIMUM OF 5ML – NO NEED TO ADD FILLER TO THE DECO DUST PLUS OR DECO CREAM PLUS. AFTER RINSING THOROUGHLY THE BLEACH FROM THE HAIR WITH WATER, USE THE BALM BEFORE SHAMPOOING.  THIS WILL SEAL THE HAIR AND FIX ITS PH LEVEL.  ENSURE TO USE ENOUGH BALM AS THIS WILL ASSIST BETTER COVERAGE OF TONER/COLOUR.
  • CAN BE MIXED WITH FARD (MAXIMUM 10ML)
  • USE BALM FOR PERMS / STRAIGHTENING – AFTER RINSING OFF THE REDUCING CREAM/LIQUID AND BEFORE NEUTRALIZING, MIX 1:3 WITH WATER, APPLY, LEAVE FOR 3-5 MINUTES, DON’T RINSE IT OUT AND FOLLOW WITH NEUTRALIZER
  • AS A TREATMENT:
    • FOR LOW SENSITIZED HAIR, MIX 3ML FILLER WITH 20ML BALM
    • FOR MEDIUM SENSITIZED HAIR, MIX 6ML FILLER WITH 20ML BALM
    • FOR HIGHLY SENSITIZED HAIR, MIX 9ML FILLER WITH 20ML BALM
    • APPLY AFTER SHAMPOOING, LEAVE FOR A MINIMUM OF 5 MINUTES AND BEST WITH HEAT TO HYDRATE AND LEAVE HAIR SOFT.
    • THE LONGER IT’S LEFT ON THE HAIR, THE BETTER THE RESULT.

WHEN AND WHY DO I USE SCALP OIL?

THE SCALP CAN PRESENT MICRO LESIONS DUE TO DRYNESS – CAUSED BY TOO MANY SHAMPOOS/SWIMMING ETC

  • THE OIL ACTS AS A BARRIER
  • DOESN’T AFFECT GREY COVERAGE
  • HELPS PREVENT STAINS ON SCALP
  • ALLOWS BLEACH TO BE LEFT FOR LONGER ON THE HAIR WHEN NECESSARY FOR BETTER RESULTS
  • WHEN MASSAGED INTO SCALP, HELPS REMOVE STAINS FROM DRYNESS AND SUN EXPOSURE
  • INTENSIFYING SCALP PROTECTION

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIGHTENING OIL AND BLEACHES?

  • USE FOR SUN KISSED LOOK FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN AT THE BASIN
  • GREAT FOR NATURAL HAIR
  • ON DARK HAIR, IT WILL LEAVE WARM TONES
  • SAFE IF LEFT LONGER ON THE HAIR, CAN BE USED TWICE IN ONE SITTING
  • MIX WITH PEROXIDE UP TO 30 VOLUME – THE LIGHTER THE HAIR, THE LOWER THE PEROXIDE VOLUME
  • CAN BE USED ON LENGTHS/ENDS WITH 30 VOLUME, THEN COMBED OFF AND FOLLOWED BY HIGH LIFT COLOURS FOR BETTER RESULT
  • CAN HAVE DECO ZERO ORANGE POWDER ADDED TO IT TO ENHANCE LIFT.
  • DON’T USE FOR REGROWTH OR HAIR ON SCALP

WHEN AND WHY DO I USE FARD?

  • FOR DIRECT PIGMENT DEPOSIT, LEAVE FOR 10 TO 30 MINUTES
  • FOR TONING
  • FOR VERY POROUS HAIR AS A FILLER, USE A SMALL AMOUNT OF FARD IN THE APPROPRIATE SHADE, WIPE OFF EXCESS AND FOLLOW WITH COLOUR. CAN BE USED AFTER BLEACHING BEFORE APPLYING COLOUR AS WELL.
  • ADD TO CONDITIONER AT BASIN FOR A VERY FAST TONING SERVICE
  • MAKE UP PERSONALIZED CONDITIONERS FOR CUSTOMERS
  • DON’T SHAMPOO AFTER USING FARD, JUST RINSE WELL WITH WATER
  • ALL SHADES CAN BE MIXED TOGETHER TO CREATE UNIQUE SHADES
  • USE CLEAR AS AN ILLUMINATING MASK
  • USE SAND PARTY TO NEUTRALIZE STREAKS

WHEN AND WHY DO I USE DIRECT COLOUR REMOVER AND SOS UTILITIES COLOUR REMOVER?

  • DIRECT COLOUR REMOVER IS SPECIFICALLY FORMULATED TO REMOVE DIRECT PIGMENTS (EG. DIRECT COLOUR & FARD) USE WITH FLUID FOR VIOLET/COLD COLOURS AND WITH 10 VOLUME PEROXIDE FOR WARM COLOURS
  • SOS UTILITIES COLOUR REMOVER IS FORMULATED TO REMOVE OXIDIZED COLOUR/TONERS
  • SOME COLOUR COMPANIES HAVE BOTH OXIDIZED AND DIRECT PIGMENT COLOURS IN THEIR FORMULA SO AT TIMES IT’S NECESSARY TO USE BOTH REMOVERS. MAY NOT WORK ON SOME HOME COLOURS.
  • NEVER WASH THE HAIR IN BETWEEN APPLICATIONS
  • COLOUR REMOVERS ARE NOT MADE TO LIGHTEN HAIR
  • THEY ONLY WORK ON COLOURED HAIR NOT ON NATURAL MELANIN
  • USE ON DRY HAIR, WORK QUICKLY STARTING ON THE MORE INTENSE COLOURED HAIR
  • LEAVE BETWEEN 10-45 MINUTES BUT KEEP CHECKING EVERY 10 MINUTES OR SO AND EMULSIFY EACH TIME. RINSE WELL WITH WATER AND THEN SOS PURE GOMMAGE SHAMPOO LEAVING IT ON FOR 5 MINUTES.
  • IF ROOTS NEED DOING TOO, START WITH ENDS/LENGTHS AND ONCE IT STARTS WORKING APPLY ON ROOTS AND ALL OVER THE LENGTHS/ENDS AGAIN
  • IF ONLY WORKING ON HAIR SECTIONS, BEST TO APPLY WITH PAPERS IN BETWEEN STRANDS
  • USE WARMTH (NOT TOO HOT) FOR BETTER RESULTS
  • GOOD TO PREPARE HAIR FOR BLEACHING IF ORIGINAL COLOUR UNKNOWN/NOT CLEAR
  • RECOMMENDED TO USE ON SOMEONE WHO KEEPS USING THE SAME COLOUR SHADE, GREAT AS A REFRESHER EVERY FEW MONTHS.

What is paraphenylenediamine and where is it found?

Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is a chemical substance that is widely used as a permanent hair dye. It may also been found in textile or fur dyes, dark coloured cosmetics, temporary tattoos, photographic developer and lithography plates, photocopying and printing inks, black rubber, oils, greases and gasoline.

The use of PPD as a hair dye is popular because it is a permanent dye that gives a natural look. Hair can also be shampooed without becoming decoloured and perming to achieve waves or curls can be done without difficulty. PPD is a colourless substance that requires oxygen for it to become coloured. It is this intermediate, partially oxidized state that may cause allergy in sensitive individuals. Fully oxidized PPD is not a sensitizer thus individuals with PPD allergy can wear wigs or fur coats dyed with PPD safely.

What are the reactions to PPD allergy?

Reaction caused by the use of hair dye in mild cases usually only involves dermatitis to the upper eyelids or the rims of the ears. In more severe cases, there may be marked reddening and swelling of the scalp and the face. The eyelids may completely close and the allergic contact dermatitis reaction may become widespread.

Severe allergy to PPD can result in contact urticaria and rarely, anaphylaxis.

People working with PPD such as hairdressers and film developers may develop dermatitis on their hands; patch testing usually reveals hypersensitivity to PPD. Occupational allergy to PPD has been found in a milk tester whom through laboratory work was in frequent contact with PPD solution. Dermatitis on the hands and occasional spreading to the arms and upper chest occurred.

PPD has also been suspected of precipitating contact leukoderma and vitiligo in genetically predisposed individuals.

Benefits of ammonia free colours

Hair color products are very popular worldwide. A slight trace of ammonia in your hair color may not be that dangerous, but continuous use of these products may affect the hair and skin. Natural based products are always much more reliable and safer to use. The major benefits of using ammonia free hair color are:

1. Good for
the hair

People who color their hair every now and then may suffer from rashes along the hairline or irritating skin. Sometimes ammonia containing products may induce split hair ends. Hair cuticle and shaft may be damaged by long term use of ammonia containing colors. Ammonia free hair color is particularly beneficial for the people who have dry and frizzy hair.

2. Protects your
Skeletal Skin

May help those who complain of feeling a burning sensation or itching which may mean the the  skin has become allergic to ammonia

3. Ammonia may cause
Sinusitis problems

Besides the skin, ammonia can affect the sinuses. The pungent smell of the ammonia in the hair color may trigger sinusitis.

4. Preserves Proteins and other Vital Nutrients

In an alkaline environment, the hair color swells the cuticle of the hair to penetrate into the cortex. Significant amount of protein and moisture loss takes place during this phase. Ammonia can raise the pH of the hair. Therefore, the cuticle remains open for the whole period and the hair may suffer a loss of proteins and moisture.

5. Ammonia free colors work at a lower pH value

The ammonia free colors not only raise the pH to create an alkaline environment, but also work as a softening agent. It softens the cuticle while coloring the hair. The softening process makes sure that the ammonia free colors can work at a far lower pH value than that of ammonia colors. Therefore, protein and other vital nutrients of the hair are preserved. The ammonia free colors open up the strands of the hair so that it can easily penetrate and deposit its pigments.

As in all products a sensitivity/allergy test must be carried out before use.

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