ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment is a salon service product unlike any product available for at-home use. This unique treatment is formulated with magnesium and modified proteins which fuse into the hair with the application of heat. The result is that breakage is drastically reduced. During the process, ApHogee treatment hardens into the hair, dramatic evidence that something special is occurring. For best results a hooded dryer is required. ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment can help improve other salon services as well. This remedial process is highly recommended for hair that:
- Is too weak or fine to take a perm or relaxer. (use the week PRIOR to service)
- Is over-bleached.
- Will not hold color. (use PRIOR to color application)
- Breaks when combed or brushed.
- Is mushy when wet and brittle after drying.
Shake well before use! Keep out of eyes. If product gets into the eyes, rinse thoroughly with clean water. (The pH of ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment is about that of lemon juice and it will cause similar eye irritation).
- Gently cleanse hair with ApHogee Shampoo for Damaged Hair. Rinse thoroughly and towel blot dry.
- Apply enough ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment to thoroughly saturate hair and comb blend for even distribution.
- Leave hair uncovered, DO NOT use a plastic cap. Seat client under medium heat dryer. (Alternatively, a hand dryer may be used, but hair SHOULD NOT be agitated while drying.) NOTE: When ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment is dried into the hair, the hair becomes extremely hard. DO NOT comb or brush hair while ApHogee Two-Step ProteinTreatment is dried and in the hair.
- Re-wet and gently rinse thoroughly with warm water. Repeat
Apply ApHogee Balancing Moisturizer to hair and scalp. Leave in for 2 mins., then rinse thoroughly.
- Proceed to next service or style as usual.
BLEACHING & LIFTING COLOR:
Wash hair with ApHogee Shampoo for Damaged Hair, rinse and towel blot dry. Bleach or lift tint in usual way and rinse. Follow general directions for applying ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment.
Wash hair with ApHogee Shampoo for Damaged Hair, rinse and towel blot dry. Follow general directions for applying ApHogee Two-Step protein Treatment. After rinsing, towel dry & apply depositing tint in usual way. Place a plastic cap over hair and check every 2-1⁄2 mins. A warm dryer may be used. When tint is complete, shampoo thoroughly from hair. Apply ApHogee Balancing Moisturizer to help restore natural moisture balance to hair. Rinse and proceed with next service or style as usual.
Do not use ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment within 24 Hours of Relaxer application. ApHogee is Acidic and the hair should be allowed this time to equilibrate between the highly Alkaline Relaxer pH.Before Relaxer: If analysis indicates the hair is overly weak and in-elastic, prior to the relaxer service, we recommend an ApHogee Treatment at least one day prior to the service and re-evaluation prior to relaxing. Following Relaxer: If a relaxer service results in damage and breakage, wait 24 hours before application. If the service resulted in any scalp blistering or breaks in the skin, treat as called for and postpone the ApHogee service until healing is complete. (This is to avoid stinging)
Process perm as directed. When curl pattern is set and rinsing complete, towel blot hair on each rod. Apply ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment to each rod and dry under warm dryer. DO NOT use a plastic cap! Apply neutralizer and leave on hair for manufacturer’s suggested length of time. Remove rods without stretching hair and gently massage the neutralizer into hair and scalp. Rinse thoroughly. Apply ApHogee Balancing Moisturizer to restore shine & luster to hair. Rinse and style as usual.
Water (Aqua, Eau) Stearalkonium Chloride Glycerin Cetyl Alcohol Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum, Huile Minerale) Cetearyl Alcohol Tocopheryl Acetate Panthenol Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pg-propyl Silanetriol Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil Silk Amino Acids Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract Phytantriol Proline Alanine Polysorbate 60 Petrolatum Stearyl Alcohol Trimethylsiloxyamodimethicone Tryptophan Squalane Collagen Amino Acids Allantoin Cyclotetrasiloxane Acetamide Mea C11-15 Pareth-7 Trideceth-12 C12-16 Pareth-9 Cyclopentasiloxane Propylene Glycol Dmdm Hydantoin Disodium Edta Fragrance (Parfum)
I have high density fine hair. I ordered this product (which arrived very quickly) to use after having my hair dyed. It worked a treat and I was so happy with the result. My hair was softer with much less frizz & my curls were more defined. I will definitely be ordering again!
Be careful, make sure your hair really wants lots and lots of protein if you use this. It’s very intense.
I left it on for an hour and my hair was like straw, breaking off and shedding everywhere. A week later and my hair still hasn’t fully recovered.
For reference: I have fine 2c thick hair
My hair felt better after using it. It's not magic, it did not repair all the damage but I will use it regularly from now on to prevent further damage. Didn't feel like the second step made much difference from a normal mask or highly moisturizing conditioner but it didn't do harm. Overall 5 stars
Excellent product at a good price and speedy delivery. Would not hesitate to order again.
Easy to use, amazing result. Quick delivery, will definitely order again