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What’s PH Got to do with it? How to stop hair color fade out

What’s PH got to do with how your beautiful new expensive hair color fades?  Actually everything!

Have you not ever gotten a beautiful hair color at a salon and then the next week begun to see it fade ( especially you Red Girls! I know you know !)?

Just a quick Chemistry lesson here can help you retain that beautiful color for weeks or even months!

Here is the definition of PH: In chemistrypH (Potential Hydrogen) is a measure of the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution.[1] Pure water is neutral, with a pH close to 7.0 at 25 °C (77 °F). Solutions with a pH less than 7 are said to be acidic and solutions with a pH greater than 7 arebasic or alkaline.  This was taken from Wikipedia.

PH matters to your hair and hair color because the higher the PH is of a product or hair color the more it opens your hair cuticle.

Okay in simpler terms if you hair cuticle is opened and not returned to a closed natural state the hair color you have just gotten will simply wash right out and even for those that do not color increased PH levels in products result in dry and dull hair.

Most hair care shampoo and conditioner’s on the market whether you buy Salon products or a product from a drug store they use Citric Acid, or other forms of natural acids to drop the PH Level of their products when they are manufactured. Sounds pretty harmless right?

Well the problem lies here… acids like Citric are unstable and will evaporate , dissipate  and when they does it raises the PH level of your shampoo and conditioners.  It may start out at a level that will not open the hair cuticle but as you open and close the lid or leave it open ( yes you know you do!) in your shower it raises to levels that open the hair cuticle. By the way they call this PH Balanced in the Industry.

So what kind of hair care products does not raise in PH? Those that are PH Based or made with a good blend of surfactants. These are good natural based elements that are blended together much like a good wine produces a STABILIZED PH shampoo and conditioner and thus the PH will never go to a level to open the hair cuticle.  Even if you left it open in the shower for many many days.

So where can you find  these PH based Shampoo and Conditioners that also contain no SLS ( detergents we have discussed this in other blogs) and also no Paraben? Actually at your local salon that carries Advanced Hair Care Products like Color Lock and Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioners.  If you need to locate a salon in your area simply email us at or call 1-877-50-COLOR.

If you want to keep your locks shiny, bouncy, and retain that expensive hair color with a “GOOD FOR YOU” natural PH Based shampoo or offer it to your clients then you have to get these products right away.

BREAKING NEWS: 1 Gallon Salon Back Bar AC Shampoo and Conditioner is Here!


BREAKING NEWS:  Advanced Coloration announces our New Salon Back Bar Shampoo and Conditioner!  NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!

This is just a few comments from our Facebook page!

Awesome! Can’t wait for the Back Bar Gallons! I use your shampoo exclusively and EVERYONE absolutely loves it! The travel sizes would make great trial versions! Almost everyone who uses the samples I send home with them ends up purchasing a full size bottle!  Taken from Face Book from a fan Tammy Bristow of Color Soft Salon in Georgia.

Omg I’m first in line! from another Face Book Fan and Stylist Kelly Thompson.


Today we get to let everyone know that the “Best Shampoo and Conditioner on Earth” with all its ACTIVE ORGANIC INGREDIENT goodness is now available in a 1 gallon with pump Back Bar Professional Salon size!  We know it has been a long time coming but good things come to those that wait.

You can login and place your orders now and you will receive a FREE Designer Pump for your first time orders for each product.

How much will a gallon cost?

It will be $58.00 per gallon for any of the 4 products, Color Lock or Nourishing, Shampoo and Conditioner. That is equal to about .45 cents per ounce and a significant savings to the salon versus our current retail packaging size of 16.9 ounces which costs about .70 cents per ounce.

We are very excited about our Packaging! It is a beautiful crystal clear square with a handle gallon with a designer 1 oz dispensing pump…it will look awesome in your salon and dispense the amount of product you need as well as keeping your costs low.

We are also excited to announce that in the next few weeks we also will be repackaging the Shampoo and Conditioners in a 2 oz Travel or Trial Size and 8oz, the new packaging is so beautiful and will really stand out and represent the product on your salon retail display.
We will keep our current 16.9 oz until we sell out of them then convert them to match the new packaging. So you have choices!

Also by POPULAR DEMAND we will be making sure you can figure out which one is Shampoo and Conditioner with a much larger Print.  We have heard from the comments and the change will be made.

Advanced Coloration is growing! We are so happy to offer new packaging to our salon partners so place your orders today! We are just getting started!!!!!

Salon vs Drug Store Shampoo…the debate continues until now! You will be surprised!

Today we are taking on the Debate: Salon versus Drug Store Brands of Shampoo and Conditioners and which one is better?  Read this short blog and you will find out what makes One Brand better than all others on the market and you will be like WOW I did not know that!

In today’s world everyone is looking for the best deal!  You spend good money on your hair yet you are left wondering if Salon Products are better than Drug Store?

Well maybe? (Your Stylist thinks so and many of them truly only know what they read or are marketing too by a sales rep from that product).

This much I do know! You do want to get products that perform amazingly and are willing to pay for it ( within reason) …so How do you know whether a Shampoo and Conditioner is more than just a bunch of marketing hype and worth the money you are paying for them?

You have to do your homework!  American made Salon and Drug Store products to be honest ingredients wise are very similar. Read some labels and you can see for yourself.  Most of them contain SLS or Sodium Laurel Sulfate which is a detergent plus other harmful and possibly toxic chemicals. I don’t know about you but I sure don’t want to use harsh detergents on my expensive colored hair!  Some of the TOP LEADING SALON PRODUCTS have the same ingredients as those in Drug Store Brands… That makes you go hmmm, now doesn’t it?

Also another way they are equal is they are not PH Stabilized.  The label or marketing may say “ph balanced” but that does not equate to being “stabilized”. Actually they use Citric Acid to bring the PH level lower so it will not open your hair cuticle but the fact is Citric Acid is very unstable and actually when opposed to the air will evaporate (just open and close the lid, and say what you leave yours open in the shower!) and then the PH Level of the product rises to levels that can cause color fade and dryness…there goes that expensive beautiful hair color!

I have tried a bunch of Professional Salon and Drug Store brands over the years and what I found is none of them improved my hair texture and kept my color beautiful for weeks until I started using Advanced Colorations Advanced Hair Care Color Lock or Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner.

The good news is Advanced Coloration’s Hair Care is actually a PH Stabilized Product by using a blend of surfactants, much like a good wine uses a blend of good grapes, they can produce a ph stabilized Shampoo and Conditioner that contains no SLS and it makes for one of the best performing shampoo and conditioner products on the world market today. NO color fade, no dryness! PH stays at 6.0 and will not open the hair cuticle. NO DRYNESS AND NO COLOR FADE even after 8 weeks since my last professional hair color…how is that for performance and value?

When I found it they were not chocked full of other toxic chemicals that I had been trying to eliminate using on my body I was even more thrilled.

HOW DO I GET THIS PRODUCT?  ORDER IT, follow the information below:

To try these products simply create an account on our website and order some for yourself today. We have coming very soon a 2oz, 8oz and 32oz and One Gallon Sizes in these products.  It is available in a 16.9 size right now and it is very concentrated so that amount even with long hair should last you a couple of months.

So to end this debate:  Advanced Coloration Hair Care is better than any other Salon or Drug Store Shampoo and Conditioner for a lot of reasons but most importantly as it is PH Stabilized! That is revolutionary and you get to benefit. Plus you know you are getting the best for your MONEY!

So what you waiting for? Order NOW!


This is why we do what we do…how our products helped this amazing woman.

Sometimes people think other people go into business just to make money. Well for some that may be true for those of us whom work long hard hours to passionately bring our amazing Advanced Coloration Hair Color and Supporting Hair Care System to people who really need it…it is not about the money it is about truly helping others.

We have attached a emotional and amazing story that was shared with us recently from one of our new clients , her name is Angela, and she  battles a medical condition that this common to many.  As if they have not endured the pain of the illness enough the medications that help them battle their pain does not do good things for their hair. She came to us seeking a solution and we are so grateful we could provide one for her. Her story told by her is on the video link below.

If you wondering why we do what what we do? If  you are wondering if our products are all really effective and can improve your hair then watch this video and understand what our products did for this sweet soft spoken woman and how our Advanced Coloration Products truly transformed her hair back to beautiful condition and made her feel whole again.

If we can help you in anyway please message us at or call 1-877-50-COLOR

We really are passionate about helping others…just click on the link below to see for yourself.


A Transformation back to Beautiful Story

The Series: TOXIC SHAMPOO is it really worth it?




By Christine Oster, Director of Marketing Advanced Coloration USA and active advocate for the education of consumers about “DEADLY BEAUTY” of Toxic Beauty Products.


A more in depth look at a COMMON Chemicals in Shampoo’s known as  (SLS) aka Sodium Laurel Sulfate or (SLES) Sodium Laureth Sulfate.


Before I start explaining in detail about this common but toxic chemical in your Shampoo let me state the following:




Did YOU know?  Public Health Laws in the US allow:


Almost any chemical to be used in a personal care product


Misleading or Incomplete Labeling of Ingredients


Unsubstantiated Claims about Product Attributes or Benefits


Little or No Testing is done on products be it animal or human


That is pretty hard to believe huh? Well the truth is…


Organic, Natural, even the words “Good For you” are used in many Hair Care Products that are available for purchase and being marketed to the US Consumer every single day.  So you are like “SO WHAT! I like what I use it works great and makes me feel beautiful.” The facts are you are  looking for a solution to your beauty issues , or those you think you have and are willing to just go on what a Company’s  product Advertising tells you about how awesome their product can make you feel or look. The “BAD NEWS” is many of these claims are just that…marketing claims with no true research, testing or regard for Consumer’s Long Term Health.


In a free society it seems that is common place to produce products and sell them deceptively to Businesses and Consumers with little or no regard to actual safety. If you think the US regulation agencies protect you think again…that is another blog topic for sure. Back to the issue at hand:  To these Companies it is all about stabilization or shelf life of the products, how they smell (Fragrances) and will it make you think it is good for your hair and skin, make you think you are getting Clean ( SLS is the Foaming AGENT)… I often call this “DEADLY BEAUTY” as these toxic chemicals effects are accumulative over time and numerous studies show they can cause disease like cancer and other deadly “UGLY” diseases all in the name of being Beautiful. Oh yeah and they make lots of lots of money doing this too.


Interesting enough most of these products did not even come to the beauty care market until the 1960’s and to further bring home the point Cancer rates have steadily increased since that time…draw your own conclusion. Cancer occurrence rates use to be 1 in 10 people we are rapidly approaching 8 in 10. I don’t know about you but I want to avoid being that statistic if possible.


So you are thinking where do I find products that don’t contain this “Toxic Soup” of Chemicals and will they really work for my hair?  Well I can only share my personal experience and those of our customers that yes you can and you can do it with Advanced Hair Care Products.


So is Advanced Coloration’s Products any different…really? YES REALLY! Great care and concern was taken to develop products that not only were high performance but more importantly did not contain NASTY TOXIC CHEMICALS. It is not about how much of this we can sell or how much money we can make. It is about providing a better, safer , less toxic alternative to the US Consumer on every day Beauty products like Hair Color, Shampoo , Conditioner and Hair Styling Products!  The GOOD NEWS is we don’t contain the NASTY TOXIC CHEMICALS and the Products OUT PERFORM their Toxic Counter Parts and give you the GREAT HAIR you so desperately want.


My personal experience is that the Color Lock and Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner are actual improving my hair! My hair color stays beautiful for 6 weeks or longer …I only need to have those dang Grey’s covered back up. My hair is soft, shiny and manageable and I have Curly hair that I can now easily style with no frizzy issues. I also noticed significant reduction in hair loss which has been a problem for me since I hit my mid 40’s. My experience is also being repeated to us daily by individuals using these products. I can’t imagine why I would use anything else even from strictly a Performance Based preference, let alone it is actually healthy!


Okay back to educating you on the first toxic chemical in our series of discovery.


 So I am going to share with you more in-depth information about SLS or SLES. Over the next few blogs I will breakdown other toxic chemical compounds as well. Today we focus on the most common of the Toxic Chemicals SLS OR SLES.


By the way just so you don’t think we are making this stuff up to market our product just Google the topic…you will find 1,000’s of links confirming research and truth in this matter. Here is one I like that explains SLS and SLES in more detail.




Taken from the source:


Both Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and its close relative Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) are commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to “foam up”. Both chemicals are very effective foaming agents, chemically known as surfactants.


Unfortunately, both sodium laureth sulfate and its cousin are also very dangerous, highly irritating chemicals. Far from giving “healthy shining hair” and “beautiful skin”, soaps and shampoos containing sodium laureth sulfate can lead to direct damage to the hair follicle, skin damage, permanent eye damage in children and even liver toxicity.


Although sodium laureth sulfate is somewhat less irritating than SLS, it cannot be metabolized by the liver and its effects are therefore much longer-lasting. This not only means it stays in the body tissues for longer, but much more precious energy is used getting rid of it.


report published in the Journal of The American College of Toxicology in 1983 showed that concentrations of SLS as low as 0.5% could cause irritation and concentrations of 10-30% caused skin corrosion and severe irritation. National Institutes of Health “Household Products Directory” of chemical ingredients lists over 80 products that contain SLS and SLES. Some soaps have concentrations of up to 30%, which the ACT report called “highly irritating and dangerous“.


Shampoos are among the most frequently reported products to the FDA. Reports include eye irritation, scalp irritation, tangled hair, swelling of the hands, face and arms and split and fuzzy hair. This is highly characteristic of sodium laureth sulfate and almost definitely directly related to its use.


So why is a dangerous chemical like sodium laureth sulfate used in our soaps and shampoos?


The answer is simple – it is cheap. The sodium laureth sulfate found in our soaps is exactly the same as you would find in a car wash or even a garage, where it is used to degrease car engines.


In the same way as it dissolves the grease on car engines, SLES also dissolves the oils on your skin, which can cause a drying effect. It is also well documented that it denatures skin proteins, which causes not only irritation, but also allows environmental contaminants easier access to the lower, sensitive layers of the skin.


This denaturing of skin proteins may even be implicated in skin and other cancers.


Perhaps most worryingly, sodium laureth sulfate is also absorbed into the body from skin application. Once it has been absorbed, one of the main effects of SLS is to mimic the activity of the hormone Estrogen. This has many health implications and may be responsible for a variety of health problems from PMS and Menopausal symptoms to dropping male fertility and increasing female cancers such as breast cancer, where estrogen levels are known to be involved.


Products commonly found to contains SLS or Sodium Laureth Sulfate


Tooth paste
Washing-up liquid / dish soap
Laundry detergent
Children’s soaps / shampoos
Stain Remover
Carpet Cleaner
Fabric glue
Body wash
Shave cream
Skin cleanser
Moisture lotion / Moisturizer
Sun Cream






Over the next few weeks I will take you thru a more in depth look at the following:


Resorcinol: Common ingredient in hair color and bleaching products; skin irritant, toxic to the immune system and frequent cause of hair dye allergy. In animal studies, resorcinol can disrupt normal thyroid function. The federal government regulates exposures to resorcinol in the workplace, but its use is not restricted in personal care products.


Formaldehyde: A potent preservative considered a known human carcinogen by the International Agency on Research on Cancer. Formaldehyde, also an asthmagen, neurotoxicant and developmental toxicant, was once mixed into too many personal care products as antiseptic. This use has declined. But some hair straighteners are based on formaldehyde’s hair-stiffening action and release substantial amounts of the chemical. Many common preservatives also release formaldehyde into products (like DMDM hydantoin, quaternium, and urea compounds).


DMDM hydantoin & bronopol (2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol): Cosmetics preservatives that decompose and release formaldehyde, which the International Agency on Research on Cancer lists as a known human carcinogen. The preservatives and their decomposition products, including formaldehyde, can trigger allergic reactions. About one-fifth of U.S. cosmetics and personal care products contain a chemical that releases formaldehyde. Not surprisingly, more Americans develop contact allergies to these ingredients than Europeans.


Coal tar hair dyes and other coal tar ingredients (including Aminophenol, Diaminobenzene, Phenylenediamine): Coal tar, a byproduct of coal processing, is a known human carcinogen, according to the National Toxicology Program and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Hair stylists and other professionals are exposed to these chemicals in hair dye almost daily. While FDA sanctions coal tar in specialty products such as dandruff and psoriasis shampoos, the long-term safety of these products has not been demonstrated.


BHA: The National Toxicology Program classifies butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” It can cause skin depigmentation. In animal studies, BHA produces liver damage and causes stomach cancers such as papillomas and carcinomas and interferes with normal reproductive system development and thyroid hormone levels. The European Union considers it unsafe in fragrance. It is found in food, food packaging, and personal care products sold in the U.S.


If you would like to know more about Advanced Coloration or Advanced Hair Care products and the movement to stop the use of these toxic chemicals we would love to hear from you. You can reply right here on our blog, email us or even “old fashioned” pick up the phone and talk to us if you have further questions or comments or to purchase go to our website


We are not the only company out here producing these truly “NON TOXIC” Hair Care Products, we are however very serious about educating Hair Stylists, Salon Owners and yes the Consumers of the United States that there is indeed a need to understand what you are putting on your Hair and eventually your skin could be doing you more harm than good. The best part is you can easily obtain these products and do so at a reasonable cost.  Check out the blog next week for information on PARABENS…oh yeah they are in lots of stuff and have about 10 plus different technical names.


Ciao Bella… (Italian for Bye Beautiful) from the ADVANCED COLORATION TEAM USA.