Precolour Clarifying Treatment
Will this product help remove unwanted colour?
To a degree. Precolour could not remove an unwanted permanent colour. This is absolutely the remit of Decolour Remover. However, Precolour would have a general effect on accelerating fading of direct dyes such as Fashion, Pastel and Colour Restore. If the hair is healthy, a direct dye will fade off in up to 8 washes. In these instances, Precolour could probably boost the removal of the shade by 3 to 4 washes. However, if the fashion colour or direct dye has stained the hair, Precolour could not assist in its removal. Likewise, if the shade is proving stubborn to rinse out, Precolour would not cause it to leave the hair any faster.
How long before colouring at home or in a salon should I use?
Use Precolour as the last shampoo prior to either your home or salon treatment, whether it is directly before, or even the day before, providing you do not condition or apply any styling product onto the hair following Precolour treatment. If you go to the trouble of clarifying hair and then proceed to apply conditioners and styling products, you have effectively undone the entire Precolour process and re-coated the hair. However, if you just clarify the hair with Precolour and leave it, the hair will be fine for colouring or chemical treatments, be it immediately or the next day.
How can Precolour Clarifying Treatment help me improve the condition of my hair?
If you use deep penetrating masks or oils, it is a good idea to firstly clarify the hair with Precolour Clarifier. Doing this, will clear any barriers from the surface and cause the cuticle to raise open. With a raised cuticle, conditioning masks and oils can easily penetrate through the cuticle layer and enter the inside of the hair, deep conditioning and strengthening. Even applying Coconut Oil and wrapping the hair in clingfilm for 30 minutes (following a Precolour Clarifier treatment), will evoke impressive conditioning results.
Can I use this product even if I don’t colour my hair?
Yes, Precolour is a great product to use once a week, especially if a high amount of conditioner and styling products are regularly used on the hair. When used as a weekly treatment, Precolour Clarifier sets the hair back to neutral, fully cleanses the cuticle and generally retains its equilibrium.
Can I use this as my regular shampoo?
In short, no. Precolour Clarifier is a clarifier. If you used it as a regular shampoo it would draw too much from the hair. After a while the hair would start feeling dry and somewhat brittle. You should never use clarifiers as your regular on-going shampoo. The only instances where clarifiers can be used regularly are if the hair needs a specific course, due to excess amounts of silicone and polymer build up on the hair shaft. Remember though, in these instances the clarifier is not working on the actual hair but the barriers that need to be cut through. If the hair has been clarified of these barriers, using a clarifier as your next shampoo applied is going to open the hair and excessively cleanse it. Generally, it’s a good idea to clarify either once a week or upon every third wash, but certainly not with each wash.
The only exception I make to recommending the use of a clarifier as a regular use shampoo is for men who use heavy styling waxes on a daily basis. Some men’s waxes, pomades and gels are so heavy they do not cleanse from the hair well with a regular use shampoo. Therefore, it is better to use a standard clarifier like Precolour on the hair with each wash, to cut through the heavy greases and oils and flush them out of the hair.
Can I use Precolour Clarifying Treatment to rinse out bleaches or colour treatments from the hair?
Yes. Precolour Clarifier is a great cleansing product to use to remove bleach treatments or permanent colourants from the hair (during the rinsing phase). Just remember, Precolour does not contain an inbuilt conditioner. Therefore, when using the product to rinse out bleaches or colourants, always apply a conditioner immediately afterwards.
Aqua (Water), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-4 Rapeseedamide, Parfum (Fragrance), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Triethanolamine, Alcohol, DMDM Hydantoin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol.
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