Q & A
For more information on PARNEVU products, please click on the links below:
- PARNEVU and PARNEVU T-Tree Conditioners
- PARNEVU Styling Products
- PARNEVU and PARNEVU T-Tree Shampoos
- PARNEVU T-Tree No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer System
- Hair Coloring
PARNEVU and PARNEVU T-Tree Conditioners
- PARNEVU Leave In Conditioner, 16 oz. net - 454g
- PARNEVU Leave In Conditioner for Extra Dry Hair, 16 oz. net - 454g
- PARNEVU T-Tree Leave In Conditioner, 12 fl oz. - 354ml
- PARNEVU After-Shampoo Conditioner, 12 fl oz. - 354ml
Q & A: Conditioners and Your Hair
Q. Are Leave-In Conditioners any good? Will they harm your hair?
A. PARNEVU T-Tree Leave-In Conditioner is uniquely formulated to penetrate, heal and moisturize dry, damaged hair & flaky, itchy scalp.
Q. My hair is dry and somewhat damaged from over processing, is it safe to leave conditioner in overnight? A. Leaving conditioner on overnight will not increase the conditioning. Moisture swells hair and while it is swollen it is fragile. In other words, some strands will break while you sleep.
Q. Will it hurt my hair if I leave conditioner in my hair while I get my hair braided?
A. No, be careful to not stretch it.
Q. Is there anything different that I should do when conditioning my tinted hair?
A. You might avoid hot oil type conditioners. Most will remove tint.
Q. Does conditioning make your hair shinier?
A. Absolutely! Hair is dull because it absorbs light, as opposed to reflecting it. Conditioners seal the cuticular openings, encouraging light reflection.
Q. My hair is very limp, what am I doing wrong?
A. You might be using a conditioner that is too heavy. Try one of PARNEVU or PARNEVU T-Tree Leave-In Conditioners.
Q. Should my husband and son condition their hair as much as I do?
Q. I live in Texas and our weather is hot and humid. My hair swells every time I step outside the door. Will conditioning my hair more often or longer help it with stand the humidity?
A. Hair does not swell up from humidity unless the relaxer was done improperly. (It droops from humidity). You should see a stylist.
Q. My hair sister told me that my hair will feel lighter if I don't use a deep penetrating conditioner, is this true?
A. Your hair will feel lighter, but it's awful thing for most African American's hair. You need conditioner on your hair!
Q. Will conditioner hurt my color tinted hair?
A. Try to avoid hot oil type conditioners. Most will remove tint.
PARNEVU Styling Products
- PARNEVU Oil Styling Lotion, 12 fl oz. - 354ml
- PARNEVU Scalp Therapy, 12 fl oz. - 354ml
- PARNEVU Vita Gro, 6 fl oz. - 161g
- PARNEVU Carrot Oil, 6 fl oz. - 161g
- PARNEVU Shining Gel, 6 fl oz. - 161g
- PARNEVU Cr¸me Hairdress, 6 fl oz. - 161g
- PARNEVU Oil Replenisher, 6 fl oz. - 161g
- PARNEVU T-Tree Growth Cr¸me, 6 oz. - 170g
- PARNEVU T-Tree Break Control, 6 oz. - 170g
- PARNEVU T-Tree Scalp Oil, 2 fl oz. - 59.2ml
- PARNEVU T-Tree Herbal Grow, 6 oz. net - 170g
- PARNEVU Organic Hair Mayonnaise, 16 oz - 454g
Q & A: Your Styling Needs
Q. How many times a week should I oil my scalp?
A. You should put something on your hair every day. Unless you have a scalp problem, oil it once a week. We suggest that you try PARNEVU T-Tree Scalp Oil or PARNEVU Scalp Therapy.
Q. How can I prevent split-ends?
A. Your hair strands split because they have dried out. Keep them sealed by using PARNEVU T-Tree Break Control. Don't sleep on anything other than satin pillowcases; other materials suck moisture from hair strands. Keep the air in your home moist.
Q. My hair is relaxed, and color treated, what can I use to make my hair strong and help it grow?
A. Try PARNEVU T-Tree Growth Crème. It is excellent for natural, relaxed, pressed, curled or color-treated hair and promoting growth.
Q. I love to use gel to slick my hair down, I hate the flake that it leaves what product do you have that doesn't have the effect of gel? A. PARNEVU Shining Gel! It leaves hair manageable, full of body and extra sheen without flaking.
Q. I am an older woman; it is hard for me to find products to help my weak and damaged hair.
A. Actually we have a wide variety of products that you can try. PARNEVU Organic Hair Mayonnaise is Intense rejuvenating therapy specially formulated for weak, damaged or over-processed hair. PARNEVU Carrot Oil that allows hair to effectively reach maximum growth by strengthening each strand of hair. PARNEVU T-Tree Growth Crème penetrates the scalp with T-Tree's all natural anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agents, restoring the scalp and promoting growth.
Q. Why is my gray hair so hard to manage?
A. As one matures, hair structure changes.
Q. My hair is dry and brittle. Is there a simple solution to getting the moisture back into my hair?
A. Moisture is lost through the imbrications (or spaces). The hair has less moisture and is constantly pulling moisture molecules from all sources, including your hair. Most of the conditioners that you use are intended to seal those spaces. Use any Parnevu's conditioners every time you wet your hair. Use T-Tree Leave- In conditioner every day. Sleep on a satin pillowcase.
Q. Does grease really make the hair grow?
A. No, this is not true. Hair growth is a natural process. Your hair grows on average a half inch per month.
Q. Should you only shampoo and condition your hair every 2 weeks?
To keep your hair looking good condition, it's better to shampoo on a regular basis. It is also important to remove dirt and residue buildup to promote healthy hair.
Q. Will Wearing my hair pulled back in a ponytail will make it thin?
A. As long as your hair is not pulled too tight, it will not break or thin. Pay attention to your hair, if you feel your hair pulling then it is too tight.
Q. Are hot combs better for the hair than relaxing?
A. Hot combs, if not used properly, can burn the hair. Relaxers should not damage the hair if hair is maintained properly, which means shampoo and condition hair regularly and maintain your ends by having them trimmed every six weeks.
Q. How can I prevent split-ends?
A. Your hair strands split because they have dried out. Keep them sealed by using crème conditioners. Don't sleep on anything other than satin pillowcases; other materials suck moisture from hair strands. Keep the air moist.
Q. Can I use moisturizing lotion on my scalp to help control dandruff?
A. Dandruff is characterized by a bad smell. If you're hair has a bad smell, visit a dermatologist. If doesn't smell, you need to get dietary advice. Visit a health food store or just dive into green, leafy foods. Lot's of them.
Q. Can I hot-comb over a relaxer? Will this cause excessive breakage?
A. Sure you can, with a warm comb. It would be better to use a warm curling iron.
Q. What can I do to stop the breakage and thinning?
A. The first thing you must do, if you haven't done so already, is to get yourself to a professional who can actually see your hair and evaluate the problem. Most of us have problems with breaking and/or thinning hair at some point in our lives, due to a variety of possible causes. Heredity is the most common factor in determining our hair type. Does this hair problem occur in other family members? Are you too stressed out? Are you taking a particular medication that could be causing the problems? Sometimes we have to get to the "root" of the problem, before we find the cure. Sometimes illness can be a major contributing factor in hair loss. As you can see, without being able to see your hair it is difficult to help, but I'll try, just in case consulting a professional is not possible right now. Keep your hair washed and conditioned at least once a week. Do not apply too much stress when washing your hair, instead massage gently. Use a one of our shampoo's and conditioner's, but be careful not to over condition. Stay away from harsh, hot blow dryers, hot combs, and curling irons if you can. These will only further damage the hair. Oil your scalp if you must, but please use something light. You must keep your hair trimmed, at least every two months to prevent split ends. As we all know, split ends cause the hair to become weaker and it will break if left in this state. Be as gentle to your hair as you can right now. Also, one more very important thing: Be good to your entire body! Eat well balanced meals and try to exercise as often as you can.
Q. How do I avoid the build-up of products in my hair?
A. Avoid product build-up by using daily products sparingly and shampooing hair once a week.
Q. How do I get rid of flyaway ends?
A. A super quick fix is to rub your hair with a fabric softener sheet and whip those strands in shape.
PARNEVU and PARNEVU T-Tree Shampoos
- PARNEVU Salon Shampoo, 12 fl oz. - 354ml
- PARNEVU T-Tree Shampoo, 12 fl oz. - 354ml
Q & A: Shampooing your Hair
Q. How should I massage my scalp when shampooing my hair?
A. To cleanse and stimulate your scalp, use your fingertips, not your fingernails. The less you manipulate your scalp while your hair is wet, the less damage you cause to your hair. Water swells and temporarily weakens hair. Gentle handling is important to maintaining healthy hair. After washing, blot hair, don't rub hair dry. Rubbing can cause tangling and even break brittle hair. Comb hair with a wide-tooth comb, holding sections of hair to gently comb through tangles.
Q. How long should I rinse my hair after I shampoo?
A. The idea is to leave the appropriate amount of conditioner on your hair (More for thick, heavy hair; less for fine or limp hair). The average time is 30-45 seconds, but thorough rinsing may take longer. Hair should not feel squeaky-clean. It should feel slick. Rinse hair with the water flowing in the direction of your cuticle, not against it. In other words, hold your head back so the water flows from your forehead towards your back. And don't tangle.
Q. I notice dandruff flakes in my hair. What type of shampoo will help?
A. Try a dandruff shampoo followed by an application of PARNEVU T-Tree Shampoo. However, most of what folks call dandruff is actually a skin sloughing caused by lack of B complex vitamins. Eat more green veggies and see what happens. Dandruff is smelly. Have someone smell your scalp. If it does not smell you have another problem. If you have naturally dry scalp, try an application of PARNEVU T-Tree Scalp Oil or PARNEVU Scalp Therapy every morning. Needless to say, no shampoo will cure a medical skin condition, such as eczema or psoriasis. If you suspect this is the cause, consult your doctor or a dermatologist.
Q. I have normal hair that has been chemically treated. What would be a gentle shampoo for me?
A. All PARNEVU Shampoos are great on relaxer hair. All are gentle and non-stripping.
Q. When I comb-out my hair after a shampoo, I get what seems to be a huge amount of hair in my comb. How can I avoid that?
A. Shampoo you hair in the shower. Use your fingers like a comb, keeping the hair strands untangled. Rinse without tangling. Condition in the same manner. After the shampoo/shower, squeeze water from hair. Don't ruffle the hair with your towel... keep it smooth.
Q. Sometimes my hair feels really brittle after shampooing? What could be causing this?
A. An inexpensive, low conditioning shampoo will cause Black peoples hair to become hard. Rinsing with hot water will remove the shampoo's conditioners. Hard water could contribute.
Q & A: PARNEVU T-Tree No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer System
Q. What is the wait time for a touch-up or re-applying a relaxer?
A. When relaxing your hair you must avoid any overlapping of the chemical onto the previously relaxed hair. The previously relaxed hair doesn't need to be relaxed again. The relaxer must be applied to the new growth area; only the new growth needs to be processed. By reapplying relaxer on previously parts of your hair you are continually over processing these parts. It will defiantly lead to breakage. Also be aware that when re-perming your hair, different products have very different chemical formulations which may not be compatible with each other. If they are not compatible you could end up seriously damaging your hair and causing severe breakage.
Q. What will happen if I don't wash the relaxer completely out?
A. It's crucial that if you are relaxing your hair at home that you make sure that you remove all the relaxer from your hair. This means that to be on the safe side you must thoroughly shampoo your hair 3-4 times. If you run out of the shampoo included in the kit use your regular shampoo. If you leave small amounts of relaxer in your hair, the process of what's called residual chemical action will occur. What this means is those trace amounts left in your hair continue to work causing your hair to over-process and then break. We find that we can trace this to be a main reason of the breakage problems people come to see us with.
Q. I am currently wearing braids and can't wait to see how healthy and long my hair has gotten, and my hair is screaming for a relaxer. Is it safe to relax my hair after I remove my braids? A. We do not recommend that you relax your hair in any way when you first come out of extensions or braids. We have found that both of these services inflict on the hair micro nicks and abrasions. When you relax your hair the relaxer works quicker at these areas or "hot spots" causing an uneven process and usually causing breakage that may not show up until months later. If you must have a straight style, you should try a deep reconstructing treatment and light press the first week. And If you must relax the same day you take out your extensions or braids you must (we don't recommend this) fill your hair, this is the method of using a process protector on your hair to fill in those hot spots so that you will get an even process and minimize breakage. We recommend that you wait at least one week to relax after removing braids.
Q. How often should I relax my hair?
A. We recommend that a relaxer retouch application be performed every 6-8 weeks. However, the frequency depends on the texture and growth rate of your hair.
Q. My hair is not course but I want to use a stronger strength is this a bad thing?
A. Yes! The selection of the appropriate relaxer strength is very important. There are three hair textures: fine, medium, and course. It is essential that the correct relaxer strength be selected. Please refer to the product's instruction sheet carefully to avoid hair breakage or hair loss. Or consult with a licensed professional.
Q. Can I use a different product that is not included a relaxer kit?
A. No, do not use any products that are not included in the relaxer system. The products are formulated to work systematically.
Q. How should I store my left over perm? My friend said to keep it in the freezer. A. A relaxer should be stored at room temperature. We do not recommend storing the mixed portion of the relaxer at all or putting it in the freezer.
Q. Should I apply to the entire relaxer on my hair every time I use a relaxer is?
A. No. Apply the relaxer to the new growth only. Please perform a strand test and refer to the recommended timing chart on the instruction sheet to avoid over processing and damage.
Q. Is it safe to use a permanent hair color on my relaxed hair?
A. Yes, however you should follow the manufacturer's instructions. First, the hair should be healthy. Second, we strongly recommend a "skin allergy test" be taken as directed on the instruction sheet. Finally, we recommend that you take a strand test before applying the hair color to your hair; then "preview" the color results.
Do not use permanent hair color on the same day that you relax your hair. When applying permanent hair color, you must wait 2-weeks before or after applying a relaxer. Semi-permanent hair color can be applied on the same day that a relaxer is applied.
Q & A: Hair Coloring
Q. Can I color my hair at home?
A. If you've done an at home hair color and the results are far from what you expected or even disastrous. Please don't try to fix it yourself! If you do, you might take away the one chance a color expert has to do a proper corrective coloring process and still leave your hair in good condition. Don't be embarrassed, go and see an expert when you make an at home mistake with any chemical you've applied.
Q. Why is that after coloring my hair is seems to be a lot dryer than usual?
A. For every level of color that you want to go lighter than your natural shade, the dryer hair tends to become, Meaning that when you go from darker to lighter, it's an absolute must that you deep treat your hair on a regular basis.
Q. I have been a blonde for over ten years and ready to go back to my natural color?
A. Since you have been coloring and want to go back to your natural color, instead of just stopping and having a major demarcation line. Try having foil highlights put in that match your hair's own natural color. This way by slowly decreasing the amount of foils you have when you do your color service, you will have a much more natural transition back to your natural color.
Q. I want to color my hair but not something permanent, what would be the best type?
A. Here is a list of the different hair color types.
- Temporary Hair Color: Usually last from shampoo to shampoo and is deposited only on the outside of the hair.
- Semi-Permanent Hair Color: Usually lasts from 4-8 shampoos (depending on how they are processed) have no ammonia or peroxide. They can blend in grey and may become permanent on previously permed or colored hair.
- Demi-Permanent Hair Color: Usually do not contain ammonia and use a low volume developer usually under 10 volume to help activate the color. They cannot lighten hair. They can be permanent and not be removed by shampooing especially on permed or previously colored hair depending on how they are processed.
- Permanent Hair Color: Change the natural color of your hair. They can lighten or darken and as there name implies are permanent. They contain varying degrees of ammonia and are mixed with varying degrees of peroxide developers to form a color formula. They are not usually prone to fading and must be touched up every 4-8 weeks.
Q. I want to get my hair relaxed and colored at once. Is this safe?
A. When both relaxing or perming and colouring Black hair. What this simply means is that you must always do your color after your perm. If it's a protein color, also known as color glazes, your best to do it the same day as your perm, when the cuticle layers of your hair are more open from the perming process. This way the color will penetrate deeper into the hair shaft. This is both better for the conditioning befit as well as making the color last longer. If it's a semi or demi-permanent color they may also be done the same day, depending on the condition of your hair. However, for all permanent color we recommend that you book your appointment a week to 10 days after your perm, no more. This is the best possible timing for coloring relaxed or permed hair, if you wait longer than 10 days. The process of combining these two services becomes much more problematic.