Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy being outside, take vacations, and swim in lakes, pool, ponds and the ocean. Unfortunately, summer is also a time where our hair takes a bit of a beating from mineral build-up.
In a more recent education class at Virtue, we discussed mineral build up on the hair and how it can affect the services we offer and even day-to-day hair care. A surprising fact not many know is that, while mineral build-up does come from different chemicals in various water sources, most mineral build up is just from our water at home! I was completely blown away the first time I learned this. I found myself talking to almost every guest about negative and positive ions and how the copper, lead, iron, chlorine etc. change our hair; unfortunately, not usually for the better. But I’m a problem solver, so there HAS to be solution to this, right?
The “miracle” product is Malibu C and the service is called Crystal Gel. I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first. But, once I saw many before and after pictures, and tried it out on a few friends, I was more than impressed—especially when I received nothing but positive feedback from my guests.
WHAT IS IT?
Crystal Gel is hair normalizer- similar to a clarifying treatment, it penetrates the hair shaft and removes mineral build up that causes discoloration, restoring damage and correcting the pH levels.
WHO SHOULD USE IT?
When I was a kid, I had white-blonde hair which meant every summer I had green, straw-like hair. This would be the perfect situation in which Crystal Gel would come to the rescue, and this is where my initial excitement came from for this product. I still see little kids and can tell, with my trained eye, that they have had a lot of pool time. I remember my hair being hard to brush, comb or even wash thoroughly. I wish I could tell every kids’ parents about Crystal Gel. It hits me in the heart in good, nostalgic way.
So, there’s my personal plug. Crystal Gel is also ideal for hair that doesn’t dry easily, gets clumpy, or seems like each strand just hangs out on top of the others. Other signs that a Crystal Gel treatment might be beneficial are hair that doesn't hold color very well, hair color that is too warm in tone or brassy, weighed-down or greasy hair, or hair that at some point transitioned from bouncy curls to frizzy. Honestly, Crystal Gel really is good for anyone.
If you are interested in learning more about what a Crystal Gel service could do for you, you can check out the Malibu C website here (malibuc.com) or call us and one of our hairdressers can help determine if it will solve any of your hair troubles!
Written by Teake