As women who have gone through menopause at least a decade ago, we may one day look in the mirror and say, “what happened to my hair?”
On my bathroom sink counter, I have a photo of myself at age 40 with my first son, Andrew, and my husband. My hair looks great, as it always did. But gradually, over twenty years of dying with a commercial hair dye containing ammonia, and then not with ammonia, and basically just living through the stresses of balancing a career and family, my hair became thin and brittle.
2020 came in with the pandemic and lockdown and all work for my dance company was canceled until March 2021. International appearances which were ready to launch fell to the dirt. It wasn’t just me, but the ten dancers who perform with the company. Even though our projects are year-round, the company is only part-time for these dancers and hence they are not on a salary. Consequently, the company was not eligible to apply for government subsidies. More stress…
Thank God for Girlfriends!
Just as I was tempted to cut my hair and go grey, my girlfriend, Glenda, recommended that I abandon commercial hair dye and embrace cellophane. This is a hair treatment that does not use pigments. Cellophane hair treatment uses silicon-based polymers to coat the hair. These hydrolyzed proteins coat the hair shaft and form a protective layer on each hair. Moisture is locked in, preventing dryness and brittle hair. The hair looks thicker and shinier. But not being a permanent color, it does wash out. However, it is much kinder to the hair and I began to notice a difference.
After 7 Months
After 7 months I can really see the difference. My hairline is normal, new hair is coming in and the natural wave in my hair has returned. I am not saying this solution is for everyone. All hair colors come with some kind of warning, but this method is less destructive. Please look for yourself and see if this method would work with your lifestyle and philosophy on healthy living. Even though it is mostly natural ingredients, Cellophane treatment contains parabens. Parabens are a type of preservative that is used to prolong the shelf life of many beauty products by preventing bacteria from growing. But parabens are also believed to be linked to cancer. With this in mind, you might want to exercise extra caution when getting cellophane hair treatments, or at least put a few months interval in-between treatments so you limit your exposure to these ingredients.
I find cellophane hair treatment works for me.
If you are using this or any other type of treatment that works for you or would like to comment on this article, please do, leaving a comment here.
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