Monday, December 6, 2010

Dandruff? Are you sure??

Tonight I received the best hair cut I have ever had in my life from Wendy Cupp in Waunakee. Not only is she a fellow AB consultant, but a very skilled and knowledgeable hair stylist. I knew, when making an appointment with her, that it would be an educational experience...and I was so right!
Of course we had a discussion about products. I asked her what products she was working into her salon business. I love the AB hair masque, and use it as directions state by putting it on my damp hair while in the shower, let it be for five minutes before rinsing it out. From Wendy I learned that if you put a little of the SeaSource Detox 5in1 Massage oil with the hair masque, apply to slightly damp, clean hair, and wrap your head in saran wrap or plastic grocery bag, with a towel wrap on top of that to create will receive an amazing spa experience for your hair. For anyone experiencing dry scalp - this ultra hydrating/moisturizing treatment will do wonders for dry, itchy scalp, which is often more predominant as we get into the cold winter months.
I shared how my husband had run out of his dandruff shampoo a few months ago, which he has been using since the day we met. Not having any shampoo, he started using the FC5 Moisturizing Shampoo by Arbonne. A few weeks later, he casually asked me if he should let me know when we get low on shampoo so I can reorder. (We've been using the same one bottle of shampoo in our home since end of March...and today, Dec. 6th, we finally started a new one. A little goes a LONG way!) I assured him I already had a new bottle on standby, but why was he asking. I was not aware he had switched over, and he made a casual remark about guessing that he had outgrown the dandruff as he doesn't have it anymore. A light bulb went off in my head... I had long suspected that dandruff shampoos could be drying, and perhaps all he really needed was a better, moisturizing shampoo. Here we have been married 21 years and for the first time in that period my husband no longer has flaky scalp, thanks to FC5 shampoo.
After sharing this story to Wendy, she explained true dandruff, which is a combination of oily hair combined with large, flaky patches of dry skin - the scabs from the patches flake off. Really severe cases are known as "scalp psoraisis". It is these types of cases where Arbonne's Tea Tree Oil Shampoo can benefit someone with severe dandruff. All dandruff shampoos are drying as they are meant to address the problems of the excess oil produced by the sebaceous glands.

If you see a few white flakes of skin on your black sweater, you likely suffer from dry scalp, not dandruff.  Many shampoos have irritants that cause dry scalp. One common ingredient is Sodium Laureth Sulphate...the chemical that makes your shampoo lather up.
Here is an excerpt from another site I found on scalp afflictions:
"What you must know is that several chemicals, especially SLS, strip the natural oils from the skin and even corrode it, along with your eye membranes. Have you also noticed that your hair has been thinning? Well hair follicle damage is another little known but very common symptom of exposure to these chemicals."

If you notice a little dusting of white flakes, or experience a bit of itch, common around the forehead - consider switching to a good quality, chemical-free shampoo like Arbonne's FC5 shampoo and conditioner. My entire family is able to use it, which means we have a lot less clutter in our shower compared to a typical family of four. We have all hair types, and it is even safe for color-treated hair. My hair is very healthy - I love the results with both the shampoo and conditioner.

As we start our new bottle of shampoo, my entire family will be using it day in and day out. I project that one bottle will last the four of us 6 months...not bad for $14 less discount. Let me know if you would like a sample.

Purely living,

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