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Purple Shampoo: What, How, and Why

Purple Shampoo: What, How, and Why

If you’re new to the blonde club, you may or may not be aware of how much maintenance you need to perform to keep your new, lighter color. Blonde is the hardest to maintain for a variety of reasons. Your hair’s more damaged, it’s more porous, and you’re constantly going to fight root growth of your natural color.  If you’ve never used purple shampoo, you probably have a few questions about this alien-colored substance.  What is purple shampoo? How do I use it? Why on earth is it so dark?! Let’s break it down. Why Does My Blonde Turn Brassy?...

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Why Does Chlorine Turn my Hair Green?

Why Does Chlorine Turn my Hair Green?
The real culprit behind your green hair is the reaction between the chlorine (or other sanitizing chemicals) and copper - a common algaecide for pools. Have you ever noticed the bluish-green patina on copper roofs, cupolas, turrets, or the Statue of Liberty? All started as the bright, shiny reddish-brown color but fell victim to oxidation over the years. When the sanitizing agents (oxidizers) react with the copper, your hair provides an ideal stage for this color-changing show. 

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Color Your World: Revolutionary Results with Total Oxidation Management

Color Your World: Revolutionary Results with Total Oxidation Management

Hair color changes your look, your mood, and even your confidence. But how does it change your hair?

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Hard Water Wellness Remedy: Wellness Tips From Tom

Hard Water Wellness Remedy: Wellness Tips From Tom

The biggest challenges with all salon services occur at the end of the summer/early fall. This is because the sun combined with warm summer air oxidizes minerals directly onto the hair, causing a wall of rock. Experience immediate results using the Hard Water Wellness Remedy. Over 85% of us are shampooing in hard water. It is important that everyone understands not only what hard water is, but how it affects your hair and skin. Hard water is water that contains minerals, specifically calcium (also known as lime) and/or magnesium. You can see spots of calcium on your drinking glasses or...

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Swimmers Wellness: Wellness Tips from Tom

Swimmers Wellness: Wellness Tips from Tom

Swimmers continue to look to us for solutions to their hair issues.  In years past, we as an industry sold clarifiers and purifiers because that was all that was available from professionals to their clients. Clarifiers and purifiers might be effective for removing product buildup, but the deepest cleansers with a high pH are not what swimmers need.  Swimmers do not have dirty hair; they have a buildup of minerals and oxidizers such as chlorine that will discolor, damage, and can cause breakage. Products for swimmers were formulated with some of the harshest chemicals and some of the most aggressive...

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