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Minerals, Hard Water, pH balanced and Hair

Posted on 12 January 2015 in Daily Daisy by Daisy

I discuss this regularly in the salon so here it is again for those interested in color retention. Minerals, hard Water, pH balanced and hair-this aspect is often overlooked and can make a huge difference in your color retention, a must read! The discussion is on “new ammonia free hair color.” How about the claims of sulfate-free shampoo? Are there claims about pH balance and why not, since it is vital? Absolutely vital, especially for gals that color their hair, more important than sulfate-free. What I want to know is what the hair color products and shampoo/conditioner don’t tell you. Here’s the important stuff for hair color retention in a nut shell..

-pH balance is VERY important for color retention so choose your shampoo and conditioner wisely
-unwanted minerals from hard water in the hair affect hair color retention, as well as health of the hair.
-don’t be fooled by the pitch of ‘ammonia free hair color’, it is produced by your body and there is a downside with the new replacement
-sulfate free is not important for hair color retention, pH is, although sulfate is a chemical that produces suds in shampoo
-if you have that white deposits on your steel faucets that refuse to come off, you have mineral deposits in your hair that affect the feel of hair, the color absorption and retention. Use this link to read the details on a kitchen remedy for an option on how to handle excess minerals in the hair: http://www.daisyhairdesign.com/2014/03/minerals-in-hair-can-cause-brassiness-in-hair-color/

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