Hairprint was created by Dr. John Warner, of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry in Massachusetts. He is one of the most renowned chemists today and was awarded the Perkin Medal, the highest honor in American chemistry in 2014. Over a period of four years, Dr. Warner perfected a safe, healing and non-toxic process that mimics what hair follicles do: infuse hair with its natural pigmenigment.
When Dr. Warner first began experimenting to find a natural way to color hair, he worked with hair extensions that had grayed. His experiments had led to the tresses taking on different shades, from light brown to jet-black. Puzzled at his inability to achieve a consistent result, he asked his supplier if the tresses were from a single donor; they were not. The tresses actually contained hair from many different sources. That was when Dr. Warner realized that Hairprint might be restoring the innate color of individual hairs.
To test his theory, he applied it to his own hair. His hair had gone gray while a young man at Princeton. Within eighty minutes, it returned his hair to the color he had thirty years prior. Thus, Hairprint was born.
Hairprint functions in a way that is the opposite of how hair dyes work.
Rather than stripping hair of its natural color and then bonding foreign dyes to hair using couplers, oxidizers and harsh chemicals, which all permanent hair-coloring products do, Hairprint works by replacing the missing pigment common to brown and black hair. Hairprint creates the precursors of eumelanin, relatively small monomers that penetrate the cuticle layer into the cortex where they form eumelanin pigments that polymerize and become too large to be washed or abraded out. When the hair’s natural pigment is replenished, gray hair is reversed.
Everyone’s hair has a unique genetic structure which is as unique to you as your fingerprint. Thus, we call it your "hairprint". This structure determines how pigment is arranged in the hair, and that arrangement determines how light refracts which in turn affects how we perceive color. Dyes do not do this and that is why hair colored with natural pigment will always look better than dyed hair.
Created from 8 food grade ingredients, Hairprint is a natural way to restore gray hair. Hairprint involves no dyes, no PPD, no PTD, no coal tars, no parabens and no ammonia. There is no smell, itching or burning with a Hairprint treatment.
In addition, an unexpected effect of Hairprint is that it transforms the health of the hair: making it stronger, giving it more body and luster. Rather than thinking of Hairprint as a coloring agent, you can think of it as a Hair Healing Treatment that just happens to reverse gray hair to its natural color.
The reason Hairprint looks so natural on your hair is because it is natural.
WHAT CAUSES GRAY HAIR?