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Updated: Jul 28, 2022

Shopping for shampoo is simple, right?

Sure, you can walk into the drugstore and grab any bottle off the counter, and it will clean your hair. But something you will find out if you get in touch with your local Bristol hairdressers is that not knowing your hair’s needs can really hurt it in the long run.

Shampoo is not a one size fits all product. Everybody has a hair type, texture, volume and many other defining traits that emphasise just how unique your hair is. Having that extra shine and healthy bounce can do wonders for your self confidence, and it’s only fair that you give yourself the boost you deserve. Looks aside, let’s get into some other reasons that you should consider ditching the drugstore bottle and heading to your local Bristol hairdressers to find out which detox shampoo is the best option for you.

It Makes Your Hair Healthy and Light

Opting for a detox shampoo, some of which are available at your local Bristol hairdressers, is choosing the more natural path to get rid of residue, minerals, and oils.

Other hair products can make your hair look fantastic for a certain amount of time, but they leave buildup that weighs your hair down and can cause changes in texture and overall health over time. A good detox shampoo will help to remove any buildup left behind by other products and leave your hair feeling lighter as well as giving it more bounce and shine. How can you not want to (quite literally) feel a little less weight on your shoulders?

It Gets Rid of Hard Water Deposits

Hard water is an issue we all understand living in England, but do you know about the effects hard water causes to your hair?

If you ask your local Bristol hairdressers about the effects that hard water can have on your hair, then they will tell you that the abundance of minerals found in hard water crystalise on your scalp over time, hardening it. Thus, limiting the amount of hydration and moisture that your scalp receives and causing damage to it as well as your hair.

A good detox shampoo will rid your scalp of the excess minerals and allow your pores to soak up all of the wonderful moisture that leaves your hair looking and feeling strong, healthy, and beautiful.

It Removes Salt Water and Chlorine

Who doesn't love to take a nice relaxing dip in the pool or swim in the sea to escape the heat of the summer?

As much as you might love the feel of the cool water soaking into your hair, one thing to keep in mind is the negative effects salt water and chlorine can have on your hair, causing damage that nobody wants to deal with. If you want to continue enjoying your favourite summer activities but don’t want to damage your hair, you’re in luck.

There are a lot of great products out there that you can use to protect it from the damage and allow you to enjoy the water without worry. Your local Bristol hairdressers can point you in the right direction when it comes to products, and you can purchase a number of products including Kevin Murphy’s Maxi Wash Detoxifying Shampoo right in the salon.

To Put It Simply

When it comes to your hair you want it to be healthy, you want it to feel and look great and you know that it is difficult to avoid things that can damage it. It is very important to go to your local Bristol hairdressers for regular cuts and treatments in order to keep your hair healthy and strong, but you can also take steps at home and using products like detox shampoos to prevent damage is a great place to start.

You notice your roots starting to grow out, your vibrant colour is beginning to fade, we know how tempting it is to reach for that box dye but if you resist the temptation, we promise your hair will thank you.

Head into your favourite hair salon in Bristol and talk to your hairdresser about the options that will leave your hair refreshed, revived and gorgeous without the risk of damage due to harsh chemicals.

Drugstore box dyes are a seemingly great way to go, they are convenient, fast and most of all they are budget friendly, but you will never have that fabulous shine and light as a feather bounce that only comes from a trip to a professional hair salon in Bristol.

We could sit here all day and talk to you about how fantastic it is to get your hair coloured by a professional hairdresser,, but let’s talk about why it is so important to do so.

1.Nobody applies hair colour like a professional

There are many reasons to take a trip to your local hair salon in Bristol and let a professional hairdresser colour your hair, but one big factor to take into consideration is the application.

Sure you can pour a bottle of dye in your hair and lather it up like shampoo and sure, to the blind eye it might look fine, but when you really look at it you are bound to notice uneven colour and patches of hair that are missing colour altogether.

Uneven hair colour can be quite unpleasant to deal with and why put yourself through that if you don’t need to? You lead a busy life and the last thing you need to worry about is covering up those pesky spots and worrying about being embarrassed by your hair.

2.Your hair is just as unique as you are

One size fits all may work for some things in life, but your hair is not one of them.

At BME Salon, a hair salon in Bristol we are aware of that, and we will go above and beyond to make sure we find a colour formula that works for you personally. When a box promises to give you a beautiful and vibrant head of hair regardless of your hair type, it is safe to say that maybe you should put it back down and go see a stylist.

At the salon, a professional will use a certain amount of toner and developer for your particular type hair, you can not get this level of attentiveness from a box. If your shampoo and conditioner are intended for a certain type of hair then there is no way that a box of dye filled with harsh chemicals can magically colour any type or texture.

3.It is incredibly difficult to come back from the box

Maybe you’re in a pinch, maybe your favourite hair salon in Bristol is all booked up this week, and you’re in a hurry.

There are a lot of possible reasons that grabbing a cheap bottle of dye might seem pretty enticing, but one thing we urge you to consider is how difficult it will be to repair any unnecessary damage or correct any colour mishaps you are left with. Virgin hair is every stylist’s dream for the simple reason that there is no previous colour or chemical for them to fight with.

Every box is different, and every person’s hair is different. There is no telling how your hair is going to react to certain colours being placed on top of existing colours. If you walk into a salon after dying your own hair, you need to be ready to spend a little more time as well as money to get your hair back to that gorgeous healthy state in which it once was. What once seemed like a cheap alternative to a salon grade colour has now turned into a much more expensive and time consuming option.

Ready to get your dream hair at the salon?

To put it simply, hairdressers exist for a reason. If we could all just do our own hair and have it look and feel the way we do when we leave our local hair salon in Bristol, we wouldn’t need salons in the first place. Next time you are browsing your local drugstore and you see that box with the beautiful model smiling back at you through a veil of stunning, vibrant locks, please keep in mind that model did not achieve their beautiful colour from a box dye.

Come in and visit us, you won’t regret it.

In the UK, when it comes to dealing with hard water and your hair, it can be exhausting.

As a hair salon in Bristol, we know first hand how frustrating it can be when hard water affects the overall health and look of your hair.

Which is why we’ve put together this blog on how to remedy the quality of your hair with hard water. We’ll start by explaining what hard water is and how it affects your hair, and then move into some solutions to get your hair feeling as amazing as the last time you left the hair salon in Bristol.

What is hard water?

It’s water that is high in dissolved minerals like calcium and magnesium, which causes limescale, a chalk-like substance.

Hard water can leave mineral deposits on your dishes, glassware, clothes, faucets, skin, and what we’ll be talking about in this blog, your hair.

How does hard water affect your hair?

While hard water is very healthy to drink, it sometimes can have damaging effects on your hair, skin, and nails. The main problem with hard water is that it cannot bind to shampoos, conditioners, and soaps. This means the products aren’t as effective, and you’ll have to use them more frequently. And after many washes, the minerals that are being dissolved into the hard water create a film on the hair - which means moisture can’t enter the hair. It also created build up on the scalp leading to dandruff and itchiness. If you find you have dry, itchy, dull, tangled hair with a faded color, hard water is probably affecting you. You might have even worse reactions, such as your hair breaking off or thinning.

If you’re wanting to have that “just left the hair salon in Bristol” feeling, then keep reading to see our suggestions to rescue and revive your hair at home.

Treating The Effects of Hard Water

The best way to reverse the effects of hard water is simply to stop using hard water, but that’s not always possible.

Using a Vinegar Rinse

Vinegar is strong on the hair, and it can leave your hair dry if done too often. And it smells very strongly as well. However the acidity of vinegar works to remove calcium buildup from your hair by balancing the pH of your hair to leave you hair feeling soft and silky.

There are many different recipes out there, but the best way we suggest is to use one part of apple cider vinegar and two parts of water, ideally bottled or filtered water. After you shampoo your hair, massage the vinegar rinse into your hair.

Rinse with Filtered Water

Using plastic bottles, of course, is harmful to the environment. However, filtered water such as from Brita, won’t have as many mineral deposits. It’s a great option to do as a final rinse after shampooing and conditioning your hair.

It will help get some of the mineral deposits out.

Use a Clarifying Shampoo

Clarifying shampoo is similar to the vinegar rinse in that it will remove the build-up of hard water. They break down the residue from hard water and excess products on the outer surface of the hair. You’ll want to look out for ingredients like vitamin C, apple cider vinegar, and EDTA.

There are a million different types of clarifying shampoos that focus on different problems. But some of our favourites for hard water is Kevin Murphy’s Maxi Wash.

Always follow with a deep conditioner and good moisturizers.

If you’re not sure which product to use for your hair, ask your hair salon in Bristol for advice.

Install a Showerhead Filter

Shower head filters are a great alternative for those who are letting their homes and can’t convince landlords to install a full water softener. You can find them at home improvement stores or on Amazon. They’re also a great option for those on a budget who want that fresh from the hair salon in Bristol feel to their hair.

All you need to do is attach it to the shower head and then wash your hair like normal.

Filters break up the calcium and magnesium that comes out of the taps. So, it’ll reduce the limescale

Treat Hard Water Hair with Your Hairdresser in Bristol

Your local hair salon in Bristol has seen a lot of damaged hair over the years.

Whether your hair is thinning, breaking, falling out, dried out, or fried from heat damage, bleach or hard water, the BME team, a hair salon in Bristol, knows how to revive and restore your hair.

Book online with us today.

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