I have been doing Cassie's hair for about a year and I had just always assumed she colored her hair at home. At her last appointment her color was brought up and, lo and behold, she does not!
Cassie lives in a rural area and is on well water. This does terrible things to hair! She had a lot of minerals built up on her hair that it looked like she just started going grey about 6 months ago, or was long overdue for a color! You would think that I would catch this with my trained eye, but sometimes mineral build up and home color jobs can look and feel very similar: which is tangly, dry, and uneven in color.
So at her appointment this week, she reminded me of what we had discussed and so we did a detox on her hair. Since it was such a strong build up and over so much time, she needed more than just a chelating shampoo and a bluing shampoo! We spent some time at the shampoo bowl with Vitamin C powder, scrubbing, scrubbing; and then under the dryer. Due to time constraints I was only able to get through one treatment, and I recommended to her that she follow up with Apple Cider Vinegar rinses at home.
Once her hair is back to its beautiful natural grey/white, she can continue to rinse with ACV once or twice a month. I directed her to my colleague, Beverly Meyer's newsletter article about filtering shower heads, and she might look into that as well. Below is an exerpt from that article:
"Recently, I moved my home residence to Solano County. Almost immediately I noticed the devastating change to my hair. I could barely get to Second Day Hair and Day One was looking pretty rough. So when my fiance said, "babe, what's going on with your hair?", I knew it was time to order shower head filter for the new house. My favorite is Sprite (I ordered mine from Amazon) While I was waiting for my shipment to arrive, I was showering at home but I was washing my hair at the salon. Yes, it made that much of a difference.
Yesterday, I used my new filter. WOW! Worth every penny. If you own a channel lock wrench, you can easily install a new shower head."
Be sure to check out Beverly's website for more great natural haircare tips!
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