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Scalp Care

Cosmetology

TermDefinition
Balancing shampoo shampoo that washes away excess oiliness from hair and scalp, while preventing the hair from drying out
clarifying shampoo shampoo containing an active chelating agent that binds to metals and removes them from the hair; contains an equalizing agent that enriches hair, helps retain moisture and makes hair more manageable
color-enhancing shampoo Shampoo created by combining the surfactant base with basic color pigments.
Conditioner special chemical agent applied to the hair to deposit protein or moisturizer to help restore hair strength, give hair body, or to protect hair against possible breakage
conditioning shampoo Also known as moisturizing shampoo; shampoo designed to make the hair appear smooth and shiny and to improve the manageability of the hair.
contraindicated Avoiding a procedure or condition that may produce undesirable side effects
deep-conditioning treatment Also known as hair mask or conditioning pack; chemical mixture of concentrated protein and intensive moisturizer
deionized water Water that has had impurities, such as calcium and magnesium and other metal ions that would make a product unstable, removed
dry shampoo also known as powder shampoo; shampoo that cleanses the hair without the use of soap and water
hard water water containing certain minerals that reduce the ability of soap or shampoo to lather
humectants substances that absorb moisture or promote the retention of moisture
medicated scalp lotion Conditioner that promotes healing of the scalp
medicated shampoo shampoo containing special chemicals or drugs that are very effective in reducing dandruff or relieving other scalp conditions.
moisturizer product formulated to add moisture to dry hair or promote the retention of moisture
nonstripping product that does not remove artificial color from the hair
pH-balanced shampoo Shampoo that is balanced to the pH of skin and hair (4.5 to 5.5)
protein conditioner product designed to penetrate the cortex and reinforce the hair shaft from within
scalp astringent lotion Product used to remove oil accumulation from the scalp; used after a scalp treatment and before styling.
scalp conditioner Product, usually in a cream base, used to soften and improve the health of the scalp.
soft water Rain water or chemically softened water that lathers easily with soap or shampoo.
spray-on thermal protector Product applied to hair prior to any thermal service to protect the hair from the harmful effects of blowdrying, thermal irons, or electric rollers
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