Pre-Softening : The application of a bleach solution for a short period of time in order to make hair more porous and less resistant to color. Not necessary with Miss Clairol Color Bath.
Problem Hair: Hair difficult to tint, bleach or permanent wave.
Reconditioning: The process of improving the condition of the hair.
Resistance :. The condition of hair that makes it difficult for solutions to penetrate the hair strand.
Retouch :. The process of coloring the new growth on tinted or bleached hair.
Rinse : A temporary haircoloring such as Come Alive Gray.
Shampoo Tint: A penetrating tint which contains, in addition to color, a superfine liquid shampoo that cleanses the hair as it colors.
Skin Test : Same as Patch Test.
Soap Cap :. The process of diluting tint with shampoo or water and working it through the head like a shampoo.
Spot Bleaching : Applying bleach only to dark areas to even out color.
Spot Tinting : Applying tint to areas insufficiently colored in order to produce even results throughout.
Strand Test : A preliminary test given before a coloring treatment on a single strand of hair. It is used to predetermine the mixture and development time required during the reatment.
Streaking : Lightening from two to four strands at the hairline.
Streaks : Dark or light areas on hair caused by improper application of tint or bleach.
Stripping : The removal of artificial color from the hair.
Sun Tips : An exclusive Clairol method of lightening hair around face. Combination of tipping and streaking.
Texture : Refers to the thickness of hair, and whether it is soft, harsh or wiry.
Tint : A preparation which colors hair permanently
Toner : A delicate tint which is applied to highly bleached hair to produce blonde shades.
Towel Drying : Removal of excess water with towel.
Vegetable Color :A coloring which coats the hair and is derived from henna, sage or indigo.
Virgin Hair:Hair not previously treated with tints, bleaches, or permanents.
White Henna : A magnesium carbonate added to hydrogen peroxide in order to thicken the bleach solution into a pack.
Conditioner: Any product applied to hair to restore oils, sheen, elasticity and manageability.
Filler :Tint or other product used to temporarily provide fill for porous spots in hair during chemical treatments such as permanent waving, bleaching.
Hair Lightener : Bleach product used to decolorize hair to varying degrees.
Hair Shaft : Visible part of each strand of hair. It is made up of an outer layer called the cuticle, an innermost layer called the medulla, and an in-between layer called the cortex. The cortex layer is where color changes are made by modern penetrating tints such as Miss Clairol.
Pigment : Coloring matter, either natural or artificial. Red, gold, brown, or a combination thereof.
Tipping : Tiny strands of hair to the front of the head are lightened to blend in with the darker hair.