Restore the health of your hair and bring out its innate beauty with Hairprint®.
Please Note: Hairprint® is formulated specifically for brown and black hair. Hairprint® will not work on blonde or red hair.
Hairprint® transforms the health of the hair, making it stronger, giving it more body and luster. Rather than thinking of Hairprint® as a coloring agent, think of it as a Healing System that has the added benefit of reversing gray hairs to their natural color.
Hairprint® functions in a way that is the opposite of how hair dyes work. Rather than stripping hair of its color and inserting dyes, which all permanent hair-coloring products do, Dr. Warner’s process mimics how hair gets its true color in the first place. The color responsible for all brown and black hair is eumelanin, which is a variation of the melanin pigment that is responsible for the color of your skin and eyes. The reason Hairprint® looks so natural on your hair is because it is natural.
Hairprint® is comprised of eight food grade ingredients and can be applied by you at home, with the help of a friend, or by a stylist in a salon. Hairprint® is a three-part process, with each step taking a little over 20 minutes.
For in-depth information about how Hairprint® can benefit your hair, please visit our Main Hairprint® page.
To watch a video and read more about how to apply Hairprint®, please visit our Application Instructions page.
If you currently have dyed hair, it is extremely important that you read about transitioning your hair before applying Hairprint®. Please visit our Transition Tips page.
~ David Wolfe spoke about Hairprint® during The Longevity Now® Conference 2015. To watch the video, please visit “The Natural Solution to Hair Dye is (Finally) Here!” ~
**DID YOU KNOW?**
For those of you WITHOUT grays, Hairprint® makes a product to PREVENT them from ever appearing! The “Anti-aging Formula” will maintain the color and health of your hair, so those impending grays never even have a chance to surface!
Transcription of “The Secret to Natural Looking Hair with David Wolfe and John Warner”
David “Avocado” Wolfe (DW): Greetings everyone this is David “Avocado” Wolfe here with one of my favorite scientists in the world and we were just discussing “The Color Cure” and color pigments.
This gentleman, John Warner, is really a distinguished Scientist. He’s a “Green Chemist”. He’s going to tell you what that means. He’s really, I think, an inspiration to a new generation of chemists and people interested in chemistry. He is the brains behind one of the most incredible innovations ever, which is Hairprint®, which is the way to naturally restore your hair color, right?
So if you’ve started to go gray or you’re totally gray and you’re using hair dyes, be really careful because there are many carcinogens in hair dyes that have been discovered and we need to get rid of that technology and get onto the technology that this man has created and developed and organized in such a way that it’s super simple for all of us. So we’re going to talk about that.
John Warner, how are you doing?
John Warner (JW): Very well, thank you.
DW: Good to see you.
JW: Good to see you.
DW: Okay, so tell me a little bit about your career as an educator because you’re pretty distinguished. I am a passionate person when it comes to education, you know, that’s one of the things that I really feel like innovating education is really what we need today in the world.
DW: And you’re that guy. So tell us.
JW: Well, yes. So, I am a chemist, and as I grew as a chemist I was very successful – an industrial chemist – inventing this and inventing this, and getting patents – and at some point, I came to realize that I never had a class in toxicology. I never had a class in environmental mechanisms. Come to think of it, look at every university in the world and no university in the world teaches a chemist about toxicity, about environmental impacts.
JW: So when you hear about “this product causes cancer” and “this product causes birth defects”…why in the world would a chemist invent something toxic? Well, if they are not taught how to make it safe, how could they not?
So, that science of how to make something NOT have negative impacts is “Green Chemistry”.
DW: Uh huh. Okay, cool.
JW: The field of Green Chemistry is saying, “Let’s change the way we teach science, and the way we DO science, to have that be job number one”. Before you go and make something, make sure you make it safe.
DW: Very amazing. Very interesting. So, when it comes to education in the field of chemistry, how does that work for you? Are you a professor…?
JW: I was.
DW: For how long?
JW: For about eleven years.
DW: Eleven years. Okay. I remember talking to our mutual friend Paul about you, and he was like, “This guy’s got like…”
JW: I was called “The Country’s #1 Science Professor” in 2006. I spent a half an hour in the Oval Office with the President.
JW: It was a very, very strange experience.
JW: And, I loved teaching. In fact, I loved teaching so much when I started my invention company I couldn’t do both. Students deserve full-time, passionate teaching and if I was going to get into the invention business I couldn’t have time to teach. And so here I rose to this level of achievement, and then in a month, I left it because I felt I could have more influence in how we teach from the outside, and instead of telling people, “You should do this…you should do that”, if I could be successful inventing great products, then people can say, “How are they doing that?” and now they are asking how to change education as opposed to me preaching about it.
DW: Right. Very interesting. We need more people like you! Where do people like you come from?
You’re from Boston originally. Where in Boston exactly?
JW: I’m actually from Quincy. Quincy, Massachusetts. The home of two presidents and a chemistry Noble Prize winner.
JW: I didn’t know that growing up.
DW: Incredible. Some distinguished history there. And how did you get educated in chemistry? Because you’re not only a great educator, but how many patents do you have – that you’ve been involved in during your career?
JW: Getting close to 100.
DW: Getting close to 100 patents! I mean, this man has been efficient and effective and working hard! How did you get going on all this?
JW: Believe it or not, I stumbled into it. I graduated high school hating chemistry. Never hearing about it. I actually went to University as a music major.
DW: Whoa. What instrument?
JW: Keyboard, woodwinds, and guitar.
Jw: Yes, and so I was into that, and for a variety of reasons, I stopped doing that and wandered into a chemistry research lab on more of lark than anything else. And when I got into the lab, everything changed. All my life I thought that chemistry…you know, there is art and there is science…and people are either artists or scientists.
DW: Uh huh. Yup.
JW: And because I was marginally good at music, I was an “artist” and “science” just wasn’t me. But when I realized science and art are BOTH creators and BOTH are imaginative and the word “art” and the word “science” are both a human construct that have no real meaning, and that creating something that doesn’t exist doesn’t know those words, and that I could apply that imagination to what was called “science”, I fell in love.
DW: Okay, now I’m sure that everyone out there is wondering about Hairprint®. Hairprint® is this product that takes your gray hair and restores it to its natural color, by using the natural mechanism by which melanin and your natural hair pigments are made.
Take us back to the beginning because when I found out about your formula and that it uses mucuna…let’s start there! How in the world did you get into mucuna?
JW: Alright, so like many things in life, I can’t really explain how this happened. But I was actually contemplating insects.
So I was wondering…it’s interesting when an insect like a beetle gets bigger. It’s exoskeleton can’t grow with it, so it sheds it and then it starts off again soft and white. And then over a couple of hours it turns hard and black. So here is something in nature that goes from white to beige to brown to black and it happens fairly fast. And I was thinking about hair products, and there is this one product on the market. It’s marketed to men that is supposed to gradually change their hair. That’s lead tetraacetate. You can’t buy a house that has lead paint, but you can pour the stuff on your head. It is just amazing.
So, I said, “Wait a minute. Here is something in nature that is going from white to dark.” And so I looked at the biochemistry of it and what’s happening and exactly as you described – you know, the phenylalanine goes to tyrosine, which goes to L-Dopa – and I said, “Hmmmm, what if I took and mimicked that chemistry?”.
So, I called up a vendor and I bought some gray hair, stuck this stuff in it, and put the gray hair in it, and took it out, and it colored. And so I’m looking at it going, “Man, that’s cool”. You’ve got a black hair, you’ve got a brown hair, you’ve got a light brown hair. But who’s going to want all these colors?
So, I talked to the vendor who said, “Oh no, it’s not one person’s hair. We mix a bunch of people’s.”
I was like, “Oh my god…and I realized…”
DW: Oh, so when you got the gray hair, it wasn’t from one person…
JW: Which I thought it was! And so I was immediately disappointed thinking, “Who’s going to want all these different weird colors?” But it turns out it was a co-mingling of a bunch of different people.
So, then I realized what was happening.
In our hair, the proteins in our hair template the shape in which the molecules pack.
So, we all have the same molecules in our hair. Black hair, dark brown, light brown have the same molecules but inside our hair we template the shape that they park. I use the example of a parking lot for automobiles.
JW: You can imagine drawing a line on a parking lot to fit 100 cars. But there are a million different ways you can draw those lines. You can draw them this way, you can draw them this way, you can draw them this way. Well, it’s kind of the same way with your hair. The hair templates it. When we get old, we stop making the molecules. But the hair still remembers the lines in the parking lot.
JW: So, by taking the mucuna pruriens extract and mixing it with some natural catalysts to put it into the hair…we assemble the cars. They go into the parking lot. They see the lines and they park, and if you have black hair, you get black hair. If you have brown hair, you get brown hair.
DW: That’s fascinating!
JW: It is cool!
DW: So, starting with mucuna and then using an oxidative reaction, you start to precipitate the construction, really, of a betalain.
DW: A betalain…and that’s why when you mix Hairprint® up, you see that brilliant red, which is the same pigment in beets!
JW: Yes, it’s just dark blood red. It’s beautiful.
DW: It’s gorgeous! Yeah, it’s amazing! And then that starts to layer and layer and layer and become melanin. And then you take that and apply it.
DW: And then some of it sticks.
DW: And so you start to get that natural melanin…because we’re all made up of melanin. The coloration of every mammal basically, including us, is one pigment: Melanin. There is pheomelanin and neuromelanin…but the main one is that melanin.
DW: And then that starts to bring your hair back to its natural color. This is what I thought was really interesting…it’s unbelievable. When I came across you and this research, this is exactly what I was researching about Parkinson’s.
DW: Internally, when that mechanism that you are describing: phenylalanine to tyrosine, to Dopa, to betalain, to melanin formation – when that is disturbed in the brain – that is called Parkinson’s Disease.
JW: Yes, very similar.
DW: Very simliar pathway.
DW: I had been doing lecturers on this and talking about this, and then finding out about you, I was like, “This guy is on. This guy is a genius.”
JW: Well, I don’t know about that!
DW: Good stuff!
JW: Yeah, it’s really cool.
DW: So then with the Hairprint®, what is actually happening is that – you tell me if I’m wrong about this, but I think I’m right – as you use it, instead of using hair dye – maybe once a month or something, or once every six weeks, and you keep doing it, that it has to get into the actual hair follicle.
JW: It hasn’t been around long enough to actually know that…there is some antecodal stuff…but just because I want to be a rigorous person, we don’t “know” that. It MIGHT be happening, but it’s too early to tell. It’s too soon of a product.
DW: Okay. To early to tell.
JW: Yes, to tell. But it might.
DW: Yeah, so what we’re hinting at is that certain hair follicles might actually start to produce more pigment in the hair like they originally did when you were younger. So, it can kind of reverse the cause, but it definitely reverses the effect.
JW: Absolutely. So what we do know is that you take gray hair, you put this in it. It won’t fade. It won’t wash out. It is permanent. So, my hair is 100% gray. I did this three or four weeks ago and it works really really well.
DW: It looks really good!
JW: If you could invent a time machine and go back 30 years and take some of my hair from 30 years ago and now, there is no difference. This is the human pigment. This is exactly what was in there before it went gray.
DW: That’s amazing.
JW: There are no weird colors. There are no weird chemicals.
DW: It’s not really a dye.
JW: Well, in and that the word “dye” means “colored molecule”, our hair is “colored”. So therefore it is “dyed”. But it’s a natural dye.
So, sometimes the words are important!
So a colored molecule is a dye, and this is a colored molecule…but it’s the one that was in there before I went gray. Nothing different. Nothing new.
DW: That’s amazing. Okay, so this also brought up another idea…a very interesting kind of side thing there.
When I was studying birds, and the feathers in birds, something that has been noted is where there is the most pressure, and the most rigorous wind on the feather, there is more melanin.
DW: And so this is something we started to see with this product – it is actually making the hair stronger.
JW: Yes. Absolutely.
DW: Now, what? Whoa.
JW: So, if you think about it though, you’ve got brown hair or some colored hair, and you go gray, wherever those colored molecules were, they aren’t there anymore. So the structure is kind of collapsing on top of itself. And so when we restore those molecules, not only do you have the colored hair, but it is stronger. It is better because we’ve returned it back to its original state.
DW: That’s incredible. That’s incredible. So when you think about Hairprint®, and we’ve got some concepts for the future about it, but when you think about Hairprint® can you see it going into all the salons all around the world? It’s going to transform this entire industry!
JW: I hope so. The toxicity of the products people are using is just unacceptable.
DW: It’s unacceptable, right.
JW: And so, let’s hope. Let’s hope.
DW: Now John, he’s such a gracious soul, and he doesn’t want to talk about the problem, but I do want to tell you the problem with hair dyes. Phenylenediamine. Those kind of hair dyes. They get particularized into very small particles and they have contaminated the estuaries. They have contaminated all of San Francisco Bay. They have contaminated all the bays and rivers of the great states and cities of the world. And you really can’t get it out of the water supply unless you oxidize it. Unless you bubble ozone through it. And so this is one of the the most toxic substances that is in our world.
In fact, for many years, I couldn’t even talk to people about it. I remember one time in front of an audience talking about the dangers of hair dyes and it’s carcinogenic qualities, and I got the worst dirty looks I ever got because when you’re talking to a gal, and she’s 56, and she’s working in a professional environment in downtown New York, or downtown San Francisco, or London, she doesn’t have a choice. She doesn’t sense a choice. And what you are doing with the creation of this product is you’re giving people a choice!
Dw: And so now I can talk about it! So now we can say, “Hey, don’t go that way! There is a better way!”.
JW: Yeah, you kind of feel guilty telling people about the bad and not offering them an option. It’s like, well, that’s kind of mean. And so it’s important that we do work together to come up with the solution.
DW: Yes, the solution. And our mutual friend Paul I remember I was over his house one day and he started talking about this issue and I was like, “Whoa Paul. You know”. And he was like, “Yeah, I know. And that’s Hairprint®“.
I want to just say that I’m going to be working with John. I want him to really review my “Color Cure” book because what I’m doing with the “Color Cure” book and the reason it’s been delayed is because I’m going through every single color pigment that has ever been identified in the natural world – not the chemical world – but in the natural world. Natural color pigments. And I’d love to have your input and take on the whole thing. It’s fantastic and I look forward to working closely with you on that.
JW: That would be very cool.
DW: I think it could be really fun. We’ll do that in San Francisico or maybe Boston – you can hear he has a Boston accent. Maybe I’ve got a little bit of a Californian accent.
But we’re here at The Longevity Now® Conference and John is going to take the stage and talk to our team out there and he’s going to introduce Hairprint® and Green Chemistry. Thank you so much for joining us. I really appreciate you being with us. Everybody, John Warner, the Green Chemist. I’m David “Avocado” Wolfe and we’re wishing you the best day ever.