TRA, The Original Resistant Assistant


TRA, The Resistant Assistant, is a three minute pre-softener that deposits hair color quicker on super resistant hairlines, trouble spots and whole resistant heads. TRA can be used with any manufacturers, color/chemical lines and is perfect with permanent, semi-permanent, demi-permanent color. TRA can also be applied before wrapping perms to soften resistant areas. TRA on coarse hair prior to straightening to help breakdown the curl/wave faster. TRA works in combination with all POWERTOOLS products.

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SKU: 32704

Use with Any Type Of Color - Perfect to use with semi, demi and permanent color.

Use With Perms - Can be applied before wrapping perms to soften resistant hair.

Use On Curls - Use on coarse or resistant hair prior to straightening to help breakdown the curl/wave faster.

Works With Everything -Use with any manufacturer's color/bleach.


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Full Directions

Before Color Services: Spray TEA on resistant trouble spots, hairlines or on whole resistant heads. Rub in gently (use rubber gloves) and apply color as usual.

Before Straightening Or Perming: Spray TRA on once after shampooing, comb through and proceed with service as usual.

Additional Uses

Perms - Using TRA before wrapping the perm can help portions of the hair keep its hold.

Demi-Permanent Color - Increases color longevity in the hair.

Permanent Color - Spray TRA for better coverage when coloring.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is TRA - The Resistant Assistant and what is it used for?

TRA is a product designed to help hair color and lightener formulas penetrate and process more effectively on resistant hair. It helps to break down the cuticle layer and open the hair shaft, allowing for better color penetration and more consistent results.

Do I apply TRA during the color process?

No, apply TRA to coarse or resistant hair prior to adding color mixture to the hair. May be applied before wrapping perms to soften resistant hair as well.

Can I use TRA on my entire head?

Yes, you may if needed. Spray TRA on spots known for resistance; temples, hairlines, or even the whole head.

Will TRA with with resistant grey hairs?

It will help, but you may use G.O.D Grey Oxidizing Drops along with TRA to 100% cover up grey hairs if the follicle is being stubborn.

How can TRA benefit me and my clients?

TRA can benefit both you and your clients by allowing you to achieve more consistent and accurate hair color results on resistant hair types, which can be challenging to color. This can lead to greater client satisfaction and increased revenue for your salon.

How do I use TRA in my hair color and lightener formulas?

To use TRA, add a small amount of the product to your hair color or lightener formula and mix thoroughly. The amount of TRA to add will depend on the hair type and desired level of color penetration.

Is TRA safe to use on all hair types?

TRA is generally safe to use on most hair types, but it is important to perform a patch test before using the product to identify any potential allergic reactions or skin sensitivities.

How does TRA affect the processing time of hair color and lightener formulas?

Adding TRA to hair color and lightener formulas can extend the processing time of the product. It is important to monitor the color development and processing time closely to achieve the desired results.

Can TRA be used with all hair color and lightener brands?

TRA can be used with most hair color and lightener brands, but it is important to check the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for usage to ensure compatibility.

Are there any precautions I should take when using TRA?

When using TRA, it is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and guidelines for usage. It is also important to avoid getting the product in the eyes or mouth. If this happens, rinse thoroughly with water. Additionally, it is recommended to use gloves when handling the product to avoid skin irritation or sensitivities.

What does pre-softener mean?

Softens the cuticle of the hair to allow the color to penetrate better.

Could you use GOD instead?

For color situations they can be used together, separate and in different situations. GOD is used in the formula for full head application. TRA is normally used in targeted stubborn areas such as the hairline, root or areas that just don’t grab color well. This is not just for grey. Any color, relaxers…

Can you use it as a cutting tool?

No, but PCS can.

Customer reviews
Recommended by a friend who knows about hair care. This stuff works well on stubborn grey hair at the temples. I think it is strong hydrogen peroxide type spray. Spray it on the temples a few minutes before coloring hair to improve hair color penetration. Works well for me. Don't use too much. Apparently this product is intended to be sold to hair stylists.
— World traveler (Verified Customer)
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