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Hard Water, Well Water, Swimming & Curls

We know we need to get rid of silicones when we have curly hair, right?

But what do we do whenever we have hard water or we are immersing our hair in less than ideal water?

If you have well water at home or even city water, we know there are a ton of minerals and things that can leave a buildup on our hair. We can't just spray it down with some CLR like we do the faucets, now can we? Of course NOT! So what do we do?

  1. Detox Treatments - I recommend these pretty often during the beginning of your curl journey because we need to get all the silicones out of your hair before we can get water in and you can see the curls coming alive. But just because you're past that step in your curl journey doesn't mean the detox treatments aren't for you anymore. Learning to take care of your curls is hard work and we don't want our water to be the difference between amazing results and frustration. Detoxing the hair every couple months in salon will help keep the buildup from interfering.

  2. Clarifying Shampoo - SILICONE FREE - If you're a regular swimmer, or if your water is so hard that you're already noticing buildup, you might need a Clarifying shampoo that you use once a week. Malibu C has one for a lower price point and I'd be happy to get you set up with it, just ask! PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT NOT ALL MALIBU C PRODUCTS ARE SILICONE FREE

  3. Distilled Water - If you want to go to the trouble, you can wash your hair with distilled water every time. This is a lot more work, but do-able if you choose to commit to it or if you don't currently wash your hair in the shower anyway.


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