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Summer Hair Fix

If you have hard water or rusty water at home you may notice it can be dry, coarse or even a little discolored. Water residue can form once shampoo comes in contact with metal ions that are found in the water such as magnesium and calcium, which can stick to your hair and damage or stain it. A Malibu treatment contains anti-oxidants that remove the build up of magnesium, calcium, copper, and iron in your hair. Its recommended to have a treatment every 2 1/2 months especially beneficial at the end of the Summer. To keep up with your hair in between treatments at home you can also use a clarifying shampoo to minimize buildup of residue.

How Minerals Can Attach on to Your Hair Minerals affecting the hair are charged positive. This attachment creates a "wall" of minerals on the protein, blocking solutions, preventing proper penetration of color, perm, and relaxer.

Minerals found in water at home are continuously exposed to the hair during bathing. Since hot or warm water is usually selected to wash hair, the cuticle is opened, allowing positively charged elements, such as minerals, to get inside the cuticle and attach to the protein.

How Minerals Can Affect Hair Three ways calcium affects hair: 1.Calcium builds up on the hair, leaving the hair feeling dry and weighted down. It can even cause perms to be relaxed.

2.Calcium salts build up on the scalp and cause flaking, often know as dandruff. These deposits are much like the "bathtub ring" associated with hard water and bath soap.

3.Calcium "build-up" can clog the hair at the mouth of the follicle, causing the hair to break off, and may coat the scalp, blocking further hair growth.

Over the next few weeks we will give you the details about how each mineral has an affect on your hair! Come into Roots and ask what treatment can help you!

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