a
Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract
Perm: botanicals
Acetamide Mea
humeceutant and conditioning agent
Acetaminophen
Topchic: additives
Perm: additives
Acetic Acid
Topchic: buffering agents
Perm: buffering agents
Acetyl Cysteine
Perm: Amino-acids
Acetylated Lanolin Alcohol
emulsion stabilizer and conditioning agent
Acid
1.1.1. = Aqueous substances with a pH value between 0 – 7.
Acid Black 51
pigment
Acid Red 52 / C.I. 45100
Colorance: cosmetic colorants
Topchic: cosmetic colorants
Elumen: cosmetic colorants
Acid Yellow 3 / C.I. 47005
Perm: cosmetic colorants
Acrylates Copolymer
thickener
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
thickener
Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer
polymeric hair setting agent
Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer
rheology modifier
Aerosols
Pressurized, active ingredient solution that uses a propellant to dispense (e.g. propane, butane or a mixture of these two). An aerosol is under constant pressure until the can is empty. Caution: These gases are flammable.
Alanine
Caution: These gases are flammable.
Perm: antistatic agents
Alcohol Denat.
Colorance: solvents
Topchic: solvents
Perm: solvents
Elumen: solvents
Allantoin
Anti-Inflammatory agent
Allergy Alert Test ? 6.1.
A test required by FDA regulation, made by applying a small amount of hair color mixture to the skin of the arm or behind the ear to determine possible allergies (hypersensitivity). The test usually needs to be done 48 hours prior to the actual service. It is also called pre-disposition or skin test.
Alkaline ? 1.1.1.
Aqueous substances with a pH value between 7 – 14.
Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Extract
moisturizer, to maintain and keep the moisture balance
Perm: biological additives / emollients
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone
fragrance ingredient
Colorance: Fragrance ingredient
Topchic: Fragrance ingredient
Perm: Fragrance ingredient
Keratin Treatment: fragrance ingredient
Elumen: Fragrance ingredient
Amino Acids ? 2.3.
Organic compounds composed of amine (-NH) and carboxylic (-COOH) acid. The base component of hair protein.
Aminomethyl Propanol
used as neutralizing agent for setting polymers
Aminopropyl Phenyl Trimethicone
shine and conditioning agent
Ammonium Acryloyl Dimethyltaurate/Carboxyethyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
Perm: conditioning agents
Ammonium Bicarbonate
Topchic: buffering agents
Perm: buffering agents
Ammonium Carbamate
Perm: buffering agents
Ammonium Chloride
Colorance: buffering agents / viscosity controlling agents
Topchic: buffering agents / viscosity controlling agents
Ammonium Hydroxide
buffering agents / pH-regulator
Topchic: buffering agents / denaturants
Perm: buffering agents / denaturants
Ammonium Thioglycolate
Perm: depilating agents / reducing agents
Amodimethicone
silicone based softening agent
Perm: antistatic agents
Amodimethicone
Perm: Hair Conditioning Agent
Keratin Treatment: Hair Conditioning Agent
Amphoteric
Having the characteristics of an acid and a base and capable of reacting chemically either as an acid or a base
Amyl Cinnamal
fragrance ingredient
Colorance: Fragrance ingredient
Topchic: Fragrance ingredient
Perm: Fragrance ingredient
Elumen: Fragrance ingredient
Amylcinnamyl Alcohol
fragrance ingredient
Colorance: Fragrance ingredient
Topchic: Fragrance ingredient
Perm: Fragrance ingredient
Anagen ? 2.1.
Phase of hair cycles.
Anise Alcohol
fragrance ingredient
Apigenin
stimulates blood circulation (scalp)
Aqueous Solution ? 1.1.1
Water based solutions.
Ascorbic Acid
Colorance: antioxidants / buffering agents
Topchic: antioxidants / buffering agents
Perm: antioxidants / buffering agents
Ash
A tone or shade dominated by greens, blues, violets or greys. May be used to counteract unwanted warm tones. (Goldwell’s Ash is a blue-base - Pearl is blue-violet).
Aspartic Acid
Perm: antistatic agents
Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract / Avena Sativa
natural ingredient with scalp soothing properties