Not all hair is created equal. In a perfect world you would be born with the hair you want, but twice as often you get the opposite. Whether it is curly, straight, frizzy, short, long or any number of factors one thing holds true, change is desirable and damage is inevitable. Too often we find ourselves playing Doctor, Nurse, or even coroner on our own hair. Dealing with damage post treatment is a thing of the past, preventative medicine is in, and now thanks to Active.Lite® Hair, so are preventative cosmetics.
Hair bleaching or dyeing is prone to leave hair stripped, dry, and cracked; giving a "burnt” appearance. As the saying goes "appearances are everything”, that is true for hair as well, "burnt” hair is weaker and significantly more prone to breakage. In science, this property is referred to as tensile strength, or ultimate strength. The total stress a material can withstand while being stretched or pulled before failing or breaking. Guarding or even improving your hairs tensile strength has direct implications to its overall look and feel, Active.Lite® Hair was designed for this purpose with the additional benefit of providing the everyday moisturizing and nourishing necessary for healthy, vibrant hair.
Through the use of cationic polymers, peptides, and powerful moisturizing agents, Active.Lite® Hair is the entire package. Engineered composite particles bring the idea of a multi-step and multi-level web of protection to life. Active.Lite® Hair is a chemically resilient material that ionically binds to hair cuticles and offers long-term protection from harsh hair bleaches, free radicals, and peroxides, in addition to already necessary nourishment. Due to hair’s daily exposure to mechanical, thermal, and chemical stress, designing a product for maximum protection requires it to work under heavy pH stress and a level of stability never before seen. Similar to carbonate preventing acidosis of the blood and major tissue systems, proteins act as natural buffers to remove hydrogen radicals and balance pH. Amino acids, such as those common in Pisum sativum can release hydrogen ions in alkaline environments but also respond to acidity by binding excess hydrogen.
Film-forming properties are a popular claim in modern cosmetics, but boring and usually misleading. A film can loosely be defined as a thin layer of something, by that definition, water on the skin is a film. A bio-film is of much more interest; a polymeric chain forming a conglomeration of proteins, amino acids and polysaccharides that creates a complex supporting interwoven matrix. Alone, each substance has its benefit, but together complex metabolic functions are kickstarted that play on small scale biochemical interactions. A major benefit of the bio-film is its action as scaffolding rather than a true barrier. Able to support and protect hair, whilst still allowing small molecules and hydrogen ions in through its semipermeable facades. Thus allowing for the exhibition of properties such as moisturization, pH balance, barrier protection, and through this scaffolding, even protection from inevitable hair weakening through bleaches and dyes.
Designed to be effective in both salon grade and consumer available products, Active.Lite® Hair is a must have for any formulation that will offer lasting protection, and chemical "burn” prevention for healthy cuticles. Never before has a product been able to successfully protect hair whilst reducing pigmentation. Utilizing matrix style scaffolding and poly-compound reactions, this self-supporting, all in one, highly stable formula is able to create next generation, lasting protection for the hair whilst still leading to successful and attractive hair bleaching.
Active.Lite® Hair is an incredible scientific breakthrough that is projected to shake the foundations of how we consider preventative hair care. As such, here are some guidelines to follow for the best formulation/use results.
1 - Prepare a solution of 10% Active.Lite® Hair in water.
2 - Weigh the desired amount of the Bleach Powder and mix with 2 parts of the Developer. 3 - Add 25% of the Active.Lite® Hair solution based on the amount of Powder used. Example: 20g of Bleach Powder plus 40g of Developer = 5g of Active.lite® Hair Solution.
4 - Apply the Bleach to hair as usual.
Active.Lite® Hair can also be used in conditioners and sealing products! Active.Lite® Hair can be incorporated anywhere from 2 to 5% in the water phase.
Storage:Store in a dry place at temperatures not exceeding 32°C. Based on stability studies, the optimum storage temperature for maximization of shelf life is 23 - 25°C.
However, it may be stored at temperatures between 16 and 32°C if such specific temperature control is not available. Do not freeze.
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
**This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate**