Checklist: I didn’t get the grey coverage expected, why?

A checklist of 5 reasons why you may have partial or no coverage of your grey hair:

  • Blockers on the hair are the most common reason for the treatment not working correctly, HAIRPRINT could not access the hair
  • If you do NOT have a sensitive scalp, add baking soda during the Prepare pre-treatment wash.
  • You might not have used enough product during the application process. Your hair might be incredibly resistant.
  • Have you matched your natural colour to the colour chart and made the right selection? It’s important to choose the most accurate colour that matches your natural colour. One’s hair is frequently darker than we realise, using a lighter colour of HAIRPRINT Restorer than your natural colour, may then not cover your grey entirely. If you are in between two colours, we recommend that you select the darker shade.
  • Often when you are accustomed to working with conventional dye, you use the same method of application, often unconsciously. Dabbing may work for old school colours but doesn’t work, with HAIRPRINT you will need to work the colour treatment into your hair.


Advice when you need it

For advice on HAIRPRINT products and applications, please give us the insight to assist you.
  • What percentage of your hair is grey?
  • How long is your hair?
  • Using the HAIRPRINT Colour Chart match your
    • current hair colour
    • natural hair colour if different
  • How many HAIRPRINT kits have you used and what application method you followed.
  • Specific names and brands of all hair products you use including oils used.
  • Is your hair chemically treated?
  • Are the ends lighter than your natural colour would be?
  • Is your hair lighter than you would want it?

Residue Free Hair that has no build-up

If the hair is residue free with possible blockers removed, HAIRPRINT pigments can access the hair, and the colour treatment works beautifully.

There are, however, chemicals, compounds and even some ingredients labelled as “natural” or “organic” in new shampoos, conditioners, styling products. These can coat the hair and leave a build- up of residue. Soaps such as potassium cocoate (used in shampoos) leave a residue. You must eliminate the build – up created for Hairprint to work.

To ensure you remove the residue completely and successfully from your hair, we recommend using our Detox Option shampoos.

Pre HAIRPRINT treatment – For build-up removal to prepare the hair to accept the natural pigments of the natural colour restorer kit, we recommend the detox shampoo’s  to add to your regimen.

Post HAIRPRINT – Commercial clarifying shampoos have active surfactants; we do not recommend the use of these products. Many contain sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), a lathering and degreasing agent that is harsh for the scalp and will compromise the longevity of colour and the feel of the hair after it’s had the natural colour restored.

After use of HAIRPRINT Color Restorer, we recommended using of one of our Daily Shampoos and Conditioners which have the Made Safe Certification.

If you have QUAT’s in your products, please, see the particular recommendations as these can cause build – up on the hair. Removal of the build- up can’t occur with our detox shampoos.