February 12, 2012
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My team and I recently traveled to Massachusetts to hear a lecture with Dr. Hayel M. Said, Ph.D., a world-renowned color chemist. Dr. Said received his PhD in Molecular biology. He specializes in hair.  I have taken classes with him in LA a few times before. He has given me permission to quote him. This is what he says about well water. “Well water, used by many communities around the country and around the world, is enriched with a large number of minerals. Hard water is just one example. Although hard water (enriched with calcium and magnesium) is usually harmless, yet it casts on the hair a dull appearance and leaves it with a weighted feel. Calcium and magnesium, bind to the negative sites on the hair and cause the hair to cling together and lose its “body”. Well water also contains iron, copper, zinc, chromium and other metals that affect negatively all salon services and result in unsatisfactory results both in the salon and at home.”

We find well water to be a challenge at Sogno as we find many of our new clients have not been educated on the effect it has on their hair and hair color. Brassiness is a big problem. Sometimes there is also a green cast to the hair from the copper. If you see rusty  or green stains on your fixtures than you can be sure your hair has the same problem.  Water filters help but does not always solve the problem with hair. You must use a purifying shampoo at home frequently. One that is designed with chelators to remove the minerals. Not vinegar, not shampoo!! Ask the experts what to use.

Yes, fussy and obsessive  but do you love your hair?


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