What issues can DecoVec™ resolve?
– Agents used during the coloring process oxidize and break down the melanin that gives natural color to your hair.
– During this oxidation process, part of the hair is hydrolyzed. The protective lipid layer of the hair cuticle is destroyed and removed.
– As a result, the hair is dry, becomes more porous, brittle, and loses strength and elasticity.
DecoVec™ is made of millions of dehydrated liposomes, suspended in a moisturizing vegetable matrix. The liposome membrane is composed of purified soy lecithin phospholipids, associated with a cationic polymer that has high affinity for the coloring agent. DecoVec also contains, collagen, dimethicone, apha bisabolol, and Vitamin E.
DecoVec™ is compatible with all types of coloring agents. Liposomes are reconstituted at the time of preparing the mixture of bleaching powder with hydrogen peroxide. The reconstituted liposomes help to protect the hair fiber during the coloring process. They help to provide greater moistening and lubricating action, more strength, elasticity, and lower porosity to the hair. This allows you to make a more secure, efficient, and intense coloring.
Scanning electronic microscope image of DecoVec™
DecoVec™ is easily incorporated as a component of the coloring agent during the production process of the hair dye.
DecoVec™ resists a wide range of pHs.
DecoVec™ resists the effects of hydrogen peroxide.
Mode of action
- During the coloring process, DecoVec™ penetrates deep into the hair fiber, providing hydrolyzed collagen and dimethicone, which helps to decrease capillary hydrolysis and to smooth the hair.
- DecoVec™ also contains Alpha Bisabolol, purified soy lecithin phospholipids, and Vitamin E, all of which help to reduce possible irritation of the scalp.
Electron microscope of hair treated with a coloring agent without DecoVec™.
Electron microscope of hair treated with a coloring agent with the addition of 1% DecoVec™.
Efficacy of DecoVec™
A comparison of hair that is
1 Not treated (control)
2 Treated with a Coloring Agent with no additives
3 Treated with a Coloring Agent with 1% DecoVec™
Resistance to traction VS stretching
Curves of the force applied versus the resistance to traction and stretching (elasticity) of the 3 types of tested hair.
- Hair treated with a coloring agent and DecoVec™ stretches more before getting to the point of breakage than the control hair
- Hair treated with a coloring agent and DecoVec™ stretches more before getting to the point of breakage than hair treated with a coloring agent alone
Tensile strehg of hair, as measured by the resistance to traction until breakage, of the 3 hair types
Graphs of tensile strengths of the 3 types of tested hair.
- Hair treated with a coloring agent alone lost 15.1% of resistance (broke with 15.1% less force applied) compared to the control hair.
- Hair treated with a coloring agent with 1% DecoVec lost only 4.47% of resistance compared to the control hair.
- Hair treated with a coloring agent alone is more porous and dry that hair treated with the same coloring agent and 1% DecoVec™ . This can be seen when viewing the hair under an electron microscope (see previous page).