The purpose of a Transition is to protect chemically treated hair— whether highlighted, bleached or dyed—from getting into contact with Hairprint. We want to avoid treating it because chemically treated hair is damaged. The internal genetic template inside the cortex, what we call your hairprint, is missing due to the impact of the chemicals. Hairprint infuses the hair with its original pigment, eumelanin. The hair arranges the pigment using this internal structure. That structure determines how light refracts, and the way light refracts determines how we see color. Damaged hair cannot do this. When Hairprint is applied to damaged hair, your hair may turn darker or you may experience more dryness or brittleness due to preexisting damage.
We recommend starting the transition when you have at least 1-2” of new growth that has not been dyed/chemically treated.
Directions: After thoroughly washing with the Pretreatment, cover all of the dyed/ chemically treated/damaged hair with a coating that will not come off during the application. We highly recommend shea butter. Do not use oils.
Apply Hairprint as instructed to the uncoated areas. You may need to reapply this coating between steps of the application process. Take care to avoid getting coatings onto the hair you are applying Hairprint to. For those with longer hair, you may need assistance from a hair coloring professional or a highly skilled family member/friend to transition to Hairprint. If you make a transition now, your hair will be much healthier long into your life.