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C11-15 Pareth-7
Perm: emulsifying agents
C11-15 Pareth-9
Elumen: surfactants
C12-14 Sec-Pareth-5
Perm: surfactants / emulsifying agents
C12-14 Sec-Pareth-7
Perm: surfactants / emulsifying agents
C14-28 Alkyl Acid
hair regenerating ingredient
C14-28 Isoalky Acid
hair regenerating ingredient
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Perm: emollients / solvents
Caprylyl Methicone
supports spreading of active ingredients
Carbomer
thickener tor form clear gels
Elumen: emulsion stabilisers / viscosity controlling agents
Catagen
Phase of the hair cycles.
Catalyst
A substance or force having the power to alter the speed of a chemical reaction.
Cations
Property of a molecule that carries a positive charge.
Ceteareth-20
emulsifying agents
Ceteareth-30
Colorance: emulsifying agents / surfactants
Ceteartrimonium Chloride
conditioning ingredient
Elumen: Preservative / Conditioning agent
Cetearyl Alcohol
emulsion stabiliser and consisitency regulator
Colorance: emollients / emulsifying agents / emulsion stabilisers /
Topchic: emollients / emulsifying agents / emulsion stabilisers /
Perm: emollients / emulsifying agents / emulsion stabilisers /
Ceteth-20 Phosphate
emulsifier
Cetrimonium Chloride
cationic conditioner
Colorance: Preservative / Conditioning agent
Perm: Preservative / Conditioning agent
Keratin Treatment: Preservative / Conditioning agent
Cetrimonium Methosulfate
Keratin Treatment: surfactant
Cetyl Acetate
emollient
Cetyl Alcohol
fatty alcohol, emollient, emulsion stabilizer
Keratin Treatment: fatty alcohol, emollient, emulsion stabilizer
Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone
silicone emulsifier
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria)Flower Extract
natural ingredient with soothing and calming properties
Chitosan
cationic film former
Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex/C.I. 75810
Perm: cosmetic colorants
Cinnamal
fragrance ingredient
Perm: Fragrance ingredient
Elumen: Fragrance ingredient
Cinnamomum Zeylancium Bark Extract
natural ingredient with astringent properties
Cinnamyl Alcohol
fragrance ingredient
Perm: Fragrance ingredient
Elumen: Fragrance ingredient
Citral
fragrance ingredient
Colorance: Fragrance ingredient
Topchic: Fragrance ingredient
Perm: Fragrance ingredient
Elumen: Fragrance ingredient
Citric Acid
pH-regulator
Colorance: buffering agents / chelating agents
Perm: buffering agents / chelating agents
Keratin Treatment: buffering agents / chelating agents
Citronellol
fragrance ingredient
Colorance: Fragrance ingredient
Topchic: Fragrance ingredient
Perm: Fragrance ingredient
Elumen: Fragrance ingredient
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract
Perm: botanicals
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange)Flower Extract
natural ingredient
Citrus Limon Fruit Extract
Perm: skin conditioning agents
Cocamide Dea
Perm: emulsifying agents / emulsion stabilisers / surfactants / viscosity controllin
Cocamide Mea
Colorance: emulsifying agents / emulsion stabilisers / surfactants / viscosity controllin
Topchic: emulsifying agents / emulsion stabilisers / surfactants / viscosity controllin
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
surfactant
Cocamine Oxide
Perm: antistatic agents / surfactants
Coco-Betaine
Perm: surfactants
Coco-Glucoside
surfactant with a synergistic effect
Color Wheel
3.5. The arrangement of primary, secondary and tertiary colors in the order of their relationships to each other, illustrating the Law of Color.
Complementary colors
Colors opposite each other on the Color Wheel that counteract or neutralize each other.
Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax
naturally derived from the leaves of the Cpernicia tree
Corn Starch Modified
film former and hair fixative
Corrective Shampoo
A term stylists may refer to as “soap cap,” “bleach wash,” “corrective shampoo.” Used to remove color pigments and to “clean the canvas.”
Cortex
The protein core of the hair fiber where many chemical changes occur.
Coumarin
fragrance ingredient
Colorance: Fragrance ingredient
Perm: Fragrance ingredient
Keratin Treatment: fragrance ingredient
Elumen: Fragrance ingredient
Counteracting color
Complementary color
Coupler
Create dyes in combination with pre-cursors and the support of oxygen.
Croscarmellose
stabilizer
Cuticle
The translucent protein outer layer of the hair fiber surrounding the cortex.
Cyclopentasiloxane
lightweight silicone for shine
Cysteine Hcl
Perm: reducing agents