- Source:  Jeff Slowek, Trichologist & Licensed Cosmetologist, 2015
person performing them understands the chemical reactions that take place during that service
and has the products to counteract negative effects from color/lightener from occurring.  Also,
beware of stylists that use overly aggressive mixtures of chemicals in order to save time or
speed up your process.

When highlighting or coloring the hair,  Disulfide bonds (Disulfide bonds account for 1/3 of the
hairs strength) could be broken due to the high pH of lighteners or color being used.  Incorrect
mixing, overly-aggressive formulations or incorrect application of color or lightener could cause
the Disulfide bonds to turn from Cystine (an amino acid) into Cysteic Acid, which is what causes
hair damage/breakage.  Once Cystic acid is formed, there is no returning strength to the hair
through the Disulfide Bonds.  If enough Disulfide bonds are turned to Cysteic acid the hair will

There are ways to offset damage to a chemical service regardless of whether an analine
derivative tint (color) or lightener (bleach) is used.  Zerran APS System additives do a
phenomenal job of chaining together polypeptide amino acids in the hair to prevent protein loss
as well as limit the amount of Cysteic acid formation.
I want highlights but I want to avoid damaging my hair.  Any advice?
The Hair Repair Center of Lehigh Valley provides expert guidance by licensed Trichologists providing Trichology services in the areas of damaged, over-processed hair, scalp
conditions such as thinning hair and baldness in men and women caused by stress or medical conditions such as chemotherapy, anemia, nutritional deficiencies, etc..Damaged, dry,
dull, frizzy or over-processed hair. We fix hair damage caused by chemical services and we can help you prevent hair damage future hair damage. Male-pattern hair loss.
Female-pattern hair loss, Alopecia/Alopecia Areata (baldness/patchy baldness), Nutritional deficiencies (Anemia, protein, etc...) , Acute Telogen Effluvium , Chronic Telogen Effluvium ,
Anagen Effluvium , Ophiasic Areata , Traumatic Alopecia, Scarring Alopecia, Hyper Thyroidism, Hypo Thyroidism, Hypo Pituitarism, Lichen Planus, Celiac disease, Systematic Lupus
Erythematosus, Trichotillomania,
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Miliaris, Tinea Capitis
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