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REDKEN CHEMISTRY

The Science of Healthy Hair

Redken Chemistry provides scientifically advanced products that deliver healthy, shiny hair. Get started with understanding the science of hair.

The Power of Acid-Balanced pH

Independently, chemical and mechanical distress can change the pH of the hair causing it to swell.  The hair fiber is most swollen when it is very acidic or very alkaline. When the pH of the hair falls in the middle (between 4.5 and 5.5), it is considered balanced because it has less water in it (less swelling) and is therefore stronger.

Using acid-balanced products, Redken Chemistry works to make the hair look and feel stronger, healthier and more beautiful.  By rebalancing the pH of the hair, swelling is minimized and the action of specialized ingredients is maximixed.

Composition of the Hair

  • Protein (70-80%) adds strength and resilience
  • Moisture (10-15%) softens and adds flexibility
  • Lipids (3-6%) keep the hair soft and supple
  • Pigment (1%) adds color to hair and absorbs UV rays
  • Minerals (.05-.5%) attract and bind proteins together
  • Carbohydrates (.1 - .5%) are the intercellular cement that binds moisture and proteins together

Distressed Hair
Distressed hair is weakened hair that has been physically changed in some way. There are two key types of hair distress:

CHEMICAL DISTRESS

Causes: overuse of chemical services such as haircolor, lightening, perming or straightening

Effects:
  • Swollen cortex
  • Stretched, weakened cuticle layers
  • A reduction in elasticity resulting in upsetting the moisture / protein balance in the cortex

MECHANICAL DISTRESS

Causes: normal wear-and-tear from blow-drying, curling and flat irons, and everyday brushing

Effects:

  • Weakened hair fiber
  • Split ends
  • "Ruffling" effect on the cuticle making hair dull and lifeless

Redken's studies of hair's composition established proof that topically applied protein and moisturizing solutions formulated with the appropriate bonding capabilities, can dramatically improve weakened and sensitized hair. Using the science of hair, Redken was the first manufacturer to use protein and moisture to balance the hair pH to dramatically improve the health of hair. This revolutionary breakthrough is the foundation of Redken Chemistry and is what gives these products and professional services we provide with them, the power to produce lasting results.

Protein & Moisture:

  • Repair
  • Stengthen
  • Replenish

pH sealer:

  • Locks it IN!

Redken Chemistry's advanced technology produces a system that is really quite simple. Protein and moisture repair, strengthen and replenish the hair from inside out.  And the pH sealer locks in specialized ingredients in the shot for lasting results.

BEFORE TREATMENT DURING TREATMENT AFTER TREATMENT

Hair is dry and damaged.
Cuticle is weakened and raised.
Cortext is swollen

Shot Phase delivers specialized ingredients to the cortex and the hair's surface, fortifying and improving the hair's structure. Shot Phix seals in the ingredients. Hair is in a stronger, more compact condition. Cuticle is flat, providing smoothness and shine.
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2 Steps to Healthier Hair

The Redken Chemistry Treatment is an in-salon treatment for every client!

The Redken Chemistry service is a 2-step professional in-salontreatment that is designed to work in conjunction with the Redken Haircare line, delivering simple solutions for specific problems.

STEP 1: SHOT PHASE

Shot Phase contains specialized ingredients that compensate for missing components in the hair due to hair distress. Using proteins, natural oils and other nourishing ingredients, Shot Phase supplies hair with a concentrated dose of what it needs most.

Redken Chemistry offers six Shot Phase formulas to address common hair needs including strength, moisture, color protection, softness, and frizz control. For hair that has multiple needs, we can blend up to 3 Shot Phase formulas. We use the shot shaker to create truly customized formulas for each client. Out expertise and client consultation skills will determine what combination your hair needs most.

 We use one or more of these six Shot Phase Formulas

EXTREME COLOR EXTEND CLEAR MOISTURE ALL SOFT SMOOTH DOWN REAL CONTROL

STEP 2: SHOT PHIX

After applying any Shot Phase product, the next thing we do is apply Shot Phix. This acidic spray-on lotion is formulated with Redken's exclusive Interbond Conditioning System to help lock in the specialized ingredients contained in the Shot Phase formulas onto the hair. Shot Phix also reduces swelling of the hair by rebalancing the pH level and helps to seal the cuticle to leave hair in its most compact, healthy condition.  3.5 pHix pHase                                    5.5 pHix pHase


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