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Hair myths

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We live in a fast-paced world that has many claims for the quick fix for everything in our life. Unfortunately, we have to educate ourselves on what really works and what doesn't even when it comes to hair. Here are a few hair myths I'd like to set straight.

Once your ends are split, there is no turning back. The only solution is to cut them off. Deep conditioning treatments are always recommended and can help you prevent split ends. I suggest you turn to your hairdresser and ask for advice on the right products to be using as well as maintenance and the time you should go in between haircuts to avoid split ends in the first place.

When it comes to coloring your hair, save yourself time and money by seeking a professional in the first place. There are many money-saving options when it comes to hair color. But doing it yourself is not one of them. Set up a consultation with your stylist and be honest about what you want and what your budget is. I am positive something can be done that will work for you and your wallet.

Just because a product says it is ammonia free, formaldehyde free or sulfate free doesn't mean it is. What companies do is avoid the FDA by finding derivatives of these substances that the FDA does not recognize. Most of the time, these derivatives are much stronger and harsher than the original chemical was. If you have a shampoo that is sulfate free and it suds up in the shower, it has sulfates in it. Sulfates are what make your shampoo suds up in the first place. Another ingredient that is we hear about is ammonia. Hair color does not work without ammonia period. Today's color has very little ammonia in it compared to years ago, but there is no getting around it. It has to be in the color for it to work. The exception to this is semi- or demi-permanent hair color. I question professional companies all the time and I have trained myself on what to look for in the ingredient list and can spot it in a minute. A lot of us question what is really in our food, and I would encourage you to do the same with products or services for your hair. If you want to know more, just ask your stylist for the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet).

I think it is important to simply be realistic when it comes to your hair in all aspects. I hope this helps and I welcome questions. Please e-mail me at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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