Trend Alert ~ Warm Hair Color ~ by Nikki B.

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While the temperatures cool down, hair color warms up this season.  Warm blondes, auburn highlights and pumpkin toned balayage heat up the fall and winter months.  Actress and singer Zendaya and Modern Family star Ariel Winter are both wearing the latest tone of this trend, burnt orange.

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Warmer hues tend to fade faster, so for at-home maintenance use the super color protecting shampoo and conditioner; P2 by Philip Pelusi Fade de Phy Shampoo and Fade de Phy Conditioner.  This duo’s color sealing Willow Bark and other color protecting ingredients help protect from color fadage up to 80% in between touch ups. 

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For additional color protection, we highly recommend applying the in-shower strengthener P2 DailyHaiRx Xtreme Hair Repair after every shampoo to help seal in color.  If hair is porous, color molecules can easily escape whenever hair is exposed to water and heat styling.  P2 Xtreme contains a plant protein microemulsion to help lock in the color molecules deep inside the hair strand as well as help repair damage.

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If longer or coarser tresses need more moisture this fall and winter, top this off with our P2 Deep Hydrating Hair and Scalp Treatment.  The powerful skincare humectant Hyaluronic Acid is deposited into the scalp and hair, replenishing lost moisture, and helping hair resist blow-dryer damage.  Healthy hair is hydrated hair!

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If you are on the go or need an extra layer of strength and protection, try P2 by Philip Pelusi Smart Styling Treatment RepairHair.  This incredible hair enhancing product contains plant derived high-tech microemulsions that add strength, shine, and bounce to any hair texture.  Apply before any other styling products, starting with damaged ends working up to the roots.

We also recommend skipping tradition shampooing a couple of times a week with a no-suds cleansing product.  Our P2 Clenz Crème No Sudsing Cleansing Conditioner lightly cleanses with Philip’s exclusive Sugar Cane Cleanse microemulsion while never leaving hair in a too-clean state to help preserve color.  P2 Clenz Crème is specially formulated with Philip’s new proprietary Pelusi Bio Polymer Complex containing Organic Baobab Seed Protein and Organic Baobab Seed Oil to help improve hair’s condition and texture.

Trend Alert ~ Curtain Bangs ~ by Nikki B.

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If KC and The Sunshine Band songs start playing in your head when viewing the Curtain Bang trend for this Fall, it is no wonder!  This very 70’s-esque fringe style boasts long bangs with a curved center part, giving it that casual good vibe feel.  Best on finer to medium textures, this is one style that works best when the hair is silky, less stiff, nor rigid from a tough blowout.

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Curtain Bangs are soft and flowing and often paired with a long shag haircut or this season’s Clavicut.  But because the Curtain Bang area is much shorter in comparison to the rest of the haircut this allows scalp oils to reach the ends more quickly.  Therefore, they may need shampooing more frequently, even possibly daily, especially fine textures.

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Cleansing bangs with a shampoo extending cleansing product, like our P2 by Philip Pelusi DeTox Shampoo Treatment, helps hair and scalp stay cleaner longer.  This shampoo gives the scalp and hair a gentle color safe cleanse while its proprietary Micro Emulsion, the Philip Pelusi Ivy Rocket Blend, with Ivy, Rocket Leaf, Watercress and Whortleberry, puts the scalp in Ph balance.  This helps slow down the production of scalp sebaceous oils while creating shine and body.

Cleansing just your Curtain Bangs area can be tricky.  So, we recommend looping this fringe cleanse in with a face cleansing routine.  Right before cleansing the face, tie longer hair back, away from the face, leaving the fringe area out.  Next, wet fringe and shampoo, rinse thoroughly at the sink, ring dripping water and clip back.  Follow with your normal face cleansing routine, to remove any scalp debris that might have landed on the face.  Follow with skin care and hair care applications then style the fringe area as usual.  By the way we recommend, P2 by Philip Pelusi PURE Skin Care products too!

But if there is no time to shampoo, try a couple mists of our P2 Lite Leave-In Conditioner.  This weightless hydrator makes hair slightly damp, so have your blow-dryer ready for a quick style adjustment or simply airdry if that’s your usual routine.  P2 Lite contains the skin care humectant Hyaluronic Acid to help rejuvenate hair’s condition while acting as a heat protectant.

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And for super shortcut to a fringe redo, we recommend a hair refresher and texturizing combo, our P2 by Philip Pelusi RefresHair Smart Styling Treatment and Texture Spray.  This acts as a hair fragrance and style refresher all in one!  White Tea and Thyme freshen the hair’s scent, helping to neutralize any odors.  We often have guests purchase this for the fragrance alone as a hair “perfume”.  But P2 RefresHair offers so much more.  Sunflower provides shine and heat protection when touching up hair with a flat or curling iron.  The formula overall is designed to boost texture while UV protectants help filter harmful sunrays.

Trend Alert ~ Clavicuts ~ by Nikki B.

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Never has the clavicle been given this type of attention.  Chin length or long hair seems to have been more of the mainstays when it comes to hair lengths.  But this season, hair lengths that stop at the clavicle are all the rage.  Textures for this trend can run the gamut from smooth to wavy depending on the natural texture or style mood.  Also, these cuts can feature fringe or not.  It’s the length of the hair that takes center stage with this trend.

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Here at Philip Pelusi, our stylists are cutting these trendy hairdos with our exclusive Volumetric™ The Pelusi Method haircutting system.  Philip created this organic cutting system to take into consideration the following factors: texture, density, growth patterns, fall lines and the shape of the head.  In other words, we are creating a custom cut for every client. 

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And just as the Volumetric® The Pelusi Method haircut should be customized for the guest, so should their texture-enhancing product.  We recommend one of three of the P2 by Philip Pelusi Smart Styling Treatments, P2 Increase, P2 Decrease or P2 ReCurl, to help create the desired texture of the guest’s Clavicuts.

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For fine texture Clavicuts that needs some volume such as Taylor Swift, we recommend our P2 by Philip Pelusi Increase Smart Styling Treatment.  It contains a proprietary blend, including Philip’s Hydro Charged Pelusi Ceramide Complex that helps add a starch like crispy texture to sparse fine hair helping it retain its body.

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For medium texture Clavicuts and hair with a slight wave or curl that needs a little encouragement such as Margot Robbie, we recommend our P2 by Philip Pelusi ReCurl Smart Styling Treatment.  It contains a proprietary blend, including Silk, Wheat and Vegetable Proteins, that helps provide the perfect harmony of more body and less frizz for medium hair types and wavy or curly hair that gets frizzy in humid weather.  It also helps spring up natural curl and waves!

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For coarse thick texture Clavicuts that need some bulk reduction and frizz control like Kerry Washington, we recommend our P2 by Philip Pelusi Decrease Smart Styling Treatment.  It contains a proprietary multi-fruit blend of Whortleberry, Lemon and Orange that act as a secret weapon for too big, too full hair types that expand in humidity helping resist the penetration of moisture in the air.

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P2 Smart Styling Treatments can be used alone or layered on first prior to another styling groom.  These unique products work from the inside of the hair strand instead of the outside depositing texture transforming ingredients that not only make hair easier and quicker to style but help your style last longer throughout the day in more humid weather.

Trend Alert ~ Ice Blonde Hair Color ~ by Nikki B.

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Another hot trend for this season is really cool!  Ice Blonde Hair Color juxtaposes the usual warm fall hair colors!  Pale, almost translucent cool blondes ranging from icy white to a silver hue.  This look is an ultra glamourous, chic statement look.

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Each Ice Blonde color starts with the same double platinum blonde base and can sometimes take several visits to achieve depending on how dark the natural base color.  Regular touch ups and toning are also part of the maintenance so keeping the hair is good condition is critical to pulling off this look and this means the very highest level of at-home TLC.

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So, for at-home maintenance use the super color protecting shampoo and conditioner, P2 by Philip Pelusi Fade de Phy Shampoo and Fade de Phy Conditioner.  This duo’s color sealing Willow Bark helps protect from color fadage in between touch ups. 

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For additional color protection, we also highly recommend applying the in-shower strengthener P2 DailyHaiRx Xtreme Hair Repair after every shampoo.  High lift blonde hair is very porous, meaning color molecules can easily escape whenever hair is exposed to water and heat styling.  P2 Xtreme contains a natural plant protein micro-emulsion to help lock in the color molecules deep inside the hair strand as well as help repair damage.

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We also recommend skipping tradition shampooing a couple of times a week with a no-suds cleansing product.  Our P2 Clenz Crème No Sudsing Cleansing Conditioner mildly cleanses with a small amount of Philip’s exclusive Sugar Cane Cleanse micro-emulsion, never leaving hair in a too-clean state to help preserve color.  P2 Clenz Crème is specially formulated with Philip’s new proprietary Pelusi Bio Polymer Complex containing Organic Baobab Seed Protein and Organic Baobab Seed Oil to help improve hair’s condition and texture.

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And to help maintain cool icy blonde hue, use a color conditioner that adds a boost of that perfectly cool tone plus lots of shine.  See your Skill Certified Philip Pelusi Stylist for instructions on how to use P2 Color Boost Conditioner in Violet Orchid, Philip’s deposit-only color conditioner.  This can be done as an in-salon treatment, a Philip Pelusi Spa Hair Therapy, for an intense treatment or apply at home with your Philip Pelusi creamy instant or deep conditioner.

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Trend Alert ~ Whip Braids ~ by Nikki B.

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At the top of this year’s styling trend list are Whip Braids.  This is the opposite of the laidback beachy, messy, frizzy braids of the last few warmer seasons.  Instead, these low and long braids are tight, precise, slick and shiny.  Consider them a modern version of the 1980’s Robert Palmer “Simply Irresistible” music video or the style made famous by popular 80’s singer Sade.

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This look works best on super long hair or medium length hair where extensions or a faux ponytail can be added.  Long hair is parted dead-center smoothed sleek to each side and tied in a low ponytail at the nape and braided into one long single braid.  But high crown ponytail braids are on trend too!  Bright pattern scarves can be woven into these braids as well for extra 80’s style power.

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To achieve this glossy look, you need a 1-2 punch when it comes to styling products!  First, apply a moveable pliable hair groom to damp or dry hair from root to end.  Don’t be shy on application, more is better.  Try our P2 by Philip Pelusi Honey.  Honey Extracts help hydrate the hair and cuts down on friction when braiding helping protect the hair.  Pliability is important here because you want to be able to use a wide tooth comb through the hair next.  Comb hair all the way back off the face or create a side or center part and pull the hair back into a long and low or high and tight ponytail and secure with a hand band.

Next open a jar of a super hold hair gel.  We recommend our P2 Hard Stuff.  It is seven times firmer than any other gel on the marketplace.  Then take small equal amounts of P2 Honey and P2 Hard Stuff and mix on your fingertips and start your braid.  You will simultaneously be applying product while forming your braid and this makes braiding easier and last longer.

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Once you finish your braid secure the end with a hair band.  Then smooth fingertip amounts of the P2 Hard Stuff, glossing over the front of the hair smoothing in fine stay hairs with your fingertips and a fine-tooth comb.  If gel starts to harden, mist with a bit of water or our favorite P2 Lite Leave In Conditioner to rehydrate the hair.  Then continue combing and smoothing.  P2 Hard Stuff gives that glossy brilliant shine demanded by this style!  And viola’ your braid is done and ready to whip!

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Trend Alert ~ Fall Hair Jumpstart Part II ~ by Nikki B.

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There is always more we can do to help our guests “turn over a new leaf” when it comes to getting their hair ready for fall, rebooting their summer worn hair.  How about a new Fall hair color and better conditioned hair?!

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Rehydrate parched summer hair!  Summer worn hair often lacks moisture so it’s time to dial up hydration.  Try P2 by Philip Pelusi Deep Hydrating Hair and Scalp Treatment.  This super moisturizing treatment helps restore dry hair and scalp to a softer, more-healthy state and helps put hair in a better hydrated condition for fall hairstyles. 

Its moisture binding, skin care humectant Hyaluronic Acid is perfect for medium to thick textures and works incredibly well in adding moisturize to dry, parched scalps.  Hyaluronic Acid draws and binds moisture to both skin, scalp, and the hair!  Philip was the very first to use this ingredient in a haircare product.  A perfect pairing!

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Get strong!  Adding an extra layer of strength and protection every time you style your hair is easier than you think.  Try P2 by Philip Pelusi Smart Styling Treatment RepairHair.  This incredible hair enhancing product contains natural plant derived, high-tech microemulsions that help seal in hair color, add strength, shine, and bounce to any hair texture. 

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Apply a dime to nickel size amount before any other styling products, starting with damaged ends working up to the roots and style-away!  Works well on any texture and a great guest recommendation to go along with any new hair color for fall!

Trend Alert ~ Fall Hair Jumpstart Part I ~ by Nikki B.

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Summer weather brings warm temperatures and sunshine, but this can often mean hair is not quite up to par for your chic Fall hairstyle and color.  Faded color, dry ends and perhaps product build-up; just to name a few.  So, it’s time to give hair a jumpstart to get the next season of fabulous fall hair fashions off to the right start.

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Turn over a new Fall leaf!  Cleanse away any summer product build-up, oil or debris with a deep cleansing shampoo treatment.  Try P2 by Philip Pelusi DeTox Shampoo Treatment.  We recommend this treatment be done in the salon for a more intense effect and then followed up with at-home use for the best results. 

This hair and scalp treatment shampoo gently cleanses without stripping while helping control excess oil secretions with Philip’s proprietary Ph-balancing Pelusi Rocket Ivy Blend, a microemulsion of Rocket Leaf, Ivy, Watercress and Whortleberry.  Remarkably these natural ingredients help keep the scalp cleaner longer making this a life-changing product for those with naturally overly oily scalps.  Its color safe and leaves hair feeling silky with tons of shine. 

Switch up your shampoo frequency!  Even when cleansing with a perfectly formulated shampoo, dry summer hair can use a break from traditional cleansing to allow for natural oils to travel down the hair shaft.  This shampoo-break can also give hair color a break from bubbles.  Try P2 by Philip Pelusi Clenz Crème. 

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Alternating with this no-suds cleansing conditioner can help keep color from fading.  It’s cutting edge formula, containing hydrating Organic Baobab Seed Oil, doesn’t lather, adds color protecting ingredients and helps create a lustrous shine.  Hair feels smooth and silky.

Trend Alert ~ 80’s Big Glam Hair ~ by Nikki B.

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Big hair, intense curls, and large volume updo’s are all the rage for 2020.  The hair has texture whether natural waves or curls or artificially created by hot rollers or a curling iron, the look is big, bigger, biggest!  So, some substantial holding products may need to be applied to damp hair, to create volume and texture, or to dry hair for teasing and holding the finished look.

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To get that big glam hair try the following zero-buildup Philip Pelusi products.  On damp hair try P2 by Philip Pelusi ReCurl Smart Styling Treatment.  This incredible product contains Philip’s proprietary plant based microemulsion that helps spring up curl in naturally wavy and curly heads and helps create texture to help hot roller and curling iron sets take faster and last longer while strengthening that hair.

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Also, bust out the best mousse on the market!  Try P2 Liquid Mousse!  Silk protein helps strengthen while producing big volume with a soft hold.  Mousse reinvented and in 2020 green packaging.  No aerosols at Philip Pelusi!  P2 Liquid Mousse is dispensed in a light foam.  But a little goes a long way!  1 or 2 pumps for finer heads and 3 – 4 for thicker crops.

And for the finishing touch, mist on P2 Industrial Finishing Spray.  An extremely firm hold but with a shampoo soluble finish, everything is rinsed away clean!  Zero buildup plus sunscreen to help protect the hair from UV Rays.  Mist on, holding the product approximately 12” away from the hair.  A few mists will do it and you will be ready to rock your big hair trend!

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And if you are really layering on the products, a scalp reset, meaning a fresh clean scalp feels great!  Enter the groundbreaking ingredients in our proprietary P2 by Philip Pelusi Rocket Ivy Blend found in our P2 by Philip Pelusi DeTox Shampoo Treatment.  Everything is cleansed away leaving a fresh clean feel to the scalp but never dry or tight and no color fadage.

Philip’s Rocket Ivy Blend consists of Rocket Leaf, also known as Arugula, Ivy, Whortleberry and Watercress.  The hair and scalp stay cleaner longer with some guests reporting they have even been able to skip a day in between shampoos, something they say they have never been able to do before.  The P2 DeTox Shampoo Treatment can be used as a daily or weekly shampoo at home or as part of an in-salon scalp treatment.

Trend Alert ~ Style Reboots ~ by Nikki B.

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Style reboots are needed frequently throughout a busy week.  Everything from refreshing a style when running late in the morning to heading out for Friday night cocktails to waking up on a weekend morning with absolutely zero motivation to style one’s hair and more!  And we all need a go-to product for every scenario!  We recommend our incredibly versatile P2 by Philip Pelusi RefresHair Smart Styling Treatment and Texture Spray and these quick fix techniques…

Date night hair reboot:  Running late after work for a romantic dinner with that special someone?  Hairstyle looking droopy after a long day?  Have a hairbrush and a bottle of this spray-on powder-free hair refresher in your bag or at your desk.  Holding P2 RefresHair approximately 8-10” away from the hair, lightly mist starting at the nape, lifting sections so the product can reach each layer as you move up to the top of the head.  Next, brush through hair to distribute evenly.  Next, re-mist while finger-styling your hair to perfection!  And you are ready to go!  P2 RefresHair’s amazing White Tea and Thyme makes hair smell great!  It helps refresh your hair as well as your senses!

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Early wake-up call hair prep:  When you’ve got that just too-early meeting or plane flight, have a game-plan to help create the perfect morning hairstyle.  The night before, mist P2 RefresHair onto dry hair sections, the thicker your hair the more sections to make.  Twist into loose knots or pull all your locks into a topknot right before bedtime.  You will wake up with more texture, volume and effortless looking waves in the morning.  Sunflower helps to add shine while adding a nice dose of Vitamin E to help with hair color and heat style protection.  In the a.m. if hair looks great as-is, just head out the door or give hair a few twists with a flat or curling iron or swing hair up into a professional looking ponytail.

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Mid-day volume boost:  Hair getting a little tired by mid-day?  Get an instant lift with a spritz of P2 RefresHair at the roots.  Working in small sections, lift hair and direct mist towards the roots then, before the product begins to dry, start to work it out away from the scalp with fingertips.  Move section by section across the top and sides of the head until the desired amount of volume is achieved.  Use a low heat and air setting on your blow-dryer to help dry spray faster.  Weightless with zero build-up means you can apply over and over as needed, and it will rinse clean away at your next shampoo.  And all the while Philip’s proprietary Pelusi Matrix Blend, filled with antioxidants like Matricaria and Asafetida, help to protect hair color.

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Curly hair reboot:  Curly hair is absolutely beautiful, but it has its own set of challenges such as frizz especially in less-than-hair-friendly humidity.  P2 RefresHair works wonders to help reduce frizz while creating manageable curls with lots of shine.  No brush for this one!  Instead, mist fingertips and spiral through dry curls one at a time or spray into palms and give hair a light overall scrunch.  In minutes, your hair will be calmer, less puffy with reduced frizz and better definition!

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Trend Alert ~ Earthy Red Hair Color ~ by Nikki B.

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Warm, fiery, cinnamon and scarlet.  Not the usual terms to describe spring and summer hair color, until this season.  These warm hues are one of the big hair color trends both on the runway and in real life.  This coincides with the red palette of hues released from Pantone Colors for 2020 including Flame Scarlet, Cinnamon Stick and Orange Peel.

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Hair color is rich and lush, a luminous look.  No traditional highlighting, just a rush of red toned color gleaming with shine and a healthy feel and appearance done in Ombre’ and Balayage.  Styles are worn soft on mid to longer length hair, not heavily styled or overcut.  But the key to this look is color retention and a healthy hair fabric and scalp. 

We believe our P2 by Philip Pelusi Age de Phy Shampoo and Age de Phy Conditioner to be the perfect fit.  The cornerstone ingredient in these formulas is our Patent Pending, Hydro Charged Pelusi Ceramide Complex.  This cosmeceutical breakthrough, available exclusively at Philip Pelusi, is a plant derived micro emulsion that mimics ceramides in the cuticle layer of the hair.  It reinforces the cuticle layer’s adhesion to the cortex by replacing missing ceramides helping to seal the cuticle layer to the cortex and color molecules below.  This also helps create a smooth exterior surface of the hair creating lots of shine as well.

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We also recommend applying our in-shower hair strengthener P2 DailyHaiRx Xtreme Hair Repair after every shampoo.  Its plant protein microemulsion helps lock in the color molecules as well as helps repair hair color and heat styling damage.  Mist onto freshly shampooed wet hair and top with P2 Fade de Phy Conditioner, leave on while showering, then rinse thoroughly.

Then, in addition to this more traditional approach to cleansing and conditioning, we also recommend our no suds skincare cleansing approach to shampooing hair.  Try P2 Clenz Crème Non Sudsing Cleansing Conditioner.  More of the hair’s natural oils remain on the hair and therefore helps control the hair’s texture and simultaneously helps preserve color molecules as well.  Hair is gently cleansed with Philip’s exclusive Sugar Cane Cleanse microemulsion to gently cleanse surface debris while never leaving hair in a too-clean state. 

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To further help preserve color, condition hair and manage texture, P2 Clenz Crème is also specially formulated with Philip’s new exclusive Pelusi Bio Polymer Complex containing Organic Baobab Seed Protein and Organic Baobab Seed Oil.

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