Chlorine Is the Devil!

March 7, 2011By 2 Comments

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Eeks, being the compassionate beauty junkie that I am, I am embarrassed to say that I had no idea that the agua I used to wash my hair and my face was tainted with mega nastiness! I mean, I knew there was chlorine in my water, but I didn’t really think about it… until recently (which is retardisimo because I totally use a Brita filter for my drinking water, so hello!).

Seriously, for the longest time, I’ve been wondering why my hair is always dry and crustatious. I use thick, for-dry-and-damaged-hair conditioners, I don’t wash my hair every day (sometimes I go 3-4 days w/o washing, even), I use leave-in conditioners… bottom line: I am good to my hair, so WTF!?

Well it turns out, chlorine strips away the oils that are naturally present in your hair and skin. It’s also stinky and can cause respiratory problems from breathing it in while showering.

So, true story, I decided to try a water filer in my shower (I chose the Sprite Pure Spray 8 Filtered Shower Head from AllFilters.com, $44.99) to see if this would have any effect at all or if it was all hoola hoopla… Turns out, filtering my water is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. :D And in case you’re wondering, these filters don’t have to cost a fortune, and you’ll start seeing results immediately.

So, here’s my quickie list of why I insist you hook yourself up with some kind of water filter.

  • The water will feel softer, smells better (no more metalic-y or chlorine stankies)
  • You’ll have softer, healthier skin and hair
  • More specifically, your skin and scalp will retain more natural moisture
  • Color-treated hair won’t fade as fast
  • You’ll have improved lathering and sudsing
  • Most of these filters are super easy to install (less than 10 minutes)
  • They are also really affordable (the one I use is only $45)

If you’ve experienced the awesomeness of de-chlorinated showers, please share your stories with me! :)

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  1. Brooke says:

    I hear what you are saying! I’ve been a stylist for almost 23 years and it took me several years to understand how the very water my clients were using at home to bathe in was sabotaging the services that I was was working so hard to do for them! I was doing everything I knew to protect and prepare the hair, but realistically I had NO idea what my REAL enemy was…that was until I found Malibu C! This company changed the way I did hair as well as the regimens that I put my clients on for home use! (www.MalibuC.com) Malibu C taught me (and I taught my clients) that the water (no matter if it was city water, well water, hard or soft) that we use to ‘clean’ our hair and skin leaves behind many tiny dissolved rocks that attach onto the hair like magnets! No matter what kind of clarifiers that either they or I used the ‘rock solid’ barrier of minerals prevented me from doing the very best cuts, colors and texturizing services possible as well as kept my clients hair from being in the best shape possible at home! It didn’t take me long to embrace the 100% vegan, patented, VITAMIN technology that Malibu C had to offer for hair, skin and scalp! The Blondes Weekly Brightener and Hard Water Weekly Demineralizer are packets of purity that deliver the “Malibu Miracle” either at home or in the salon; they quickly, safely and effectively take out the rocks (minerals) and chlorine that oxidizes (damages) hair and skin each and every time we are exposed to it! Trust me….this is one product line that you will use that will deliver the results you need and expect each and EVERY time you use it! Ask your stylist about Malibu today…you wont be sorry you did….you’ll only be sorry it took you so long to find out the REAL solution to the issues you’ve been facing for years!

  2. Rebecca says:

    I think your hair is super dry because you color it… I know that’s what’s killing my hair. I have yet to stop, though…

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