P.V.P/VA 

"Copolymer Nonionic ""film"" forming agent. "

P.V.P 

Seals and adds shine. 

PABA

Esthers found in sunscreen and cosmetic products that can make skin sensitive.

PALMITATE

Synthetic moisturizer. 

PANTHENOL 

Aids detangling. Provides volume, control and shine. 

PANTOTHENIC ACID

Pantothenic acid, also called vitamin B5 (a B vitamin), is a water-soluble vitamin required to sustain life (essential nutrient). Pantothenic acid is needed to form coenzyme-A (CoA), and is critical in the metabolism and synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

PAPILLA

The small area at the base of the hair root which provides nutrients needed for growth. 

PARFUM 

The most concentrated and most fragrant scent and therefore the most expensive. 

PATCH TEST 

A test performed (usually with a hair dye or other potential allergen) on the skin 24 hours before its use to determine sensitivity. 

PERM

"I know what you are thinking arrgh the 80’s disaster cut. The Perm creates curls by restructuring your hair molecules with a chemical, or heat treatment and is generally a long-lasting or permanent change to your hair.