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TEXTURE, Functional multi use

A HOLISTIC TAKE ON DRY SHAMPOO AND TEXTURE TONIC

I’m a huge fan of taking whats popular on the market and putting a holistic more functional spin on it. Often I’d hear complaints from clients using dry shampoo saying: “its drying”, “it leaves a residue”, “ it makes my scalp itch”, “my hair feels dirtier”, “it creates buildup”.

I thought to myself, it should be so simple and beneficial for the scalp. The whole point is to keep it clean. I literally began formulating ingredients I knew would keep a healthy skin environment while creating light texture. I made 4 formulas with different ratios of Aloe Vera water, Pink Himalayan salt and Witch hazel, and specific scalp/ skin loving essential oils. I should add that I use all these things regularly and have an understanding through research and use of all their attributes and qualities. I personally formulate my products from a nutrition stand point in it’s relation to the need of the subject.

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I gave out a few bottles to clients and I brought some in to use on clients behind the chair. There’s nothing like really seeing how it works in person or hearing real feedback from real people. As the weeks went by I knew I had a great recipe, which is what you now know to be Reboot Your Root Texture Tonic!

Here is why these ingredients are so beneficial and effective:

ALOE VERA: contains amino acids, enzymes, fatty acids and minerals. It kills bacteria, decreases inflammation, increases blood circulation to the hair follicles. It also has humectant qualities keeping hair and skin moisturized while preventing dandruff. It strengthens the hair follicles and it can balance the PH of hair which relates to its porosity.

WITCH HAZEL: cleanses the hair and protects the scalp. It can tame down frizz and add volume to it. It is regulating and toning which is why it’s so great to regulate oily scalps or skin. Because of its Ph balance, it is non drying.

The Vasoconstrictive properties of witch hazel also mean that massaging it into the scalp helps increase the blood circulation in it, reducing hair shedding. It actually helps anchor hair from under the scalp. Any scalp related issue can be combatted by this mighty natural ingredient. Being a natural astringent, it also helps relieve any itchiness you may be experiencing in between your washing.

PINK HIMALAYAN SALT: An incredible superior salt loaded with over 80 minerals and nutrients the skin can absorb. It’s also the only salt that is unadulterated with fillers and plastics found in other sea salts.

When dissolved in water it becomes an ionic solution that helps to draw out toxins and heals skin. It leaves your body and skin feeling recharged and energized. This superior salt makes hair shiny, bouncy and light, keeping the hair follicles clean and free of build up.

In my formula, it’s quantity is balanced so it leaves a very slight texture and light airy volume. All of these ingredients are super stable and naturally preserving so I chose not to add any type of unnecessary preservative system.

ORGANIC ESSENTIAL OILS OF GERANIUM, PALMAROSA & ROSEMARY:

GERANIUM: deodorizing, heals skin disorders and mentally uplifting.

PALMAROSA: stimulates new cell growth, regulates oil production, moisturizes, speeds healing, calming and uplifting.

ROSEMARY: improves circulation, encourages hair growth, anti viral, antibacterial, prevents and heals skin disorders, improves mood and mental clarity.

In the bottle you can see the natural residue of the pink salt, so you can be sure all of their nutrients are in there too! As with all my products, they are multi use and unisex. Use it anywhere skin and hair! Oh and don’t forget… Reuse, Repurpose or Refill your bottle!

Healthy is Beautiful

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I have a rich love and passion for holistic nutrition and remedies. As a child I keenly remember my Nonna (she’s from Sicily Italy) concocting up tinctures and drinks when I wasn’t feeling good. She said in Italy, they didn’t have all these medicines or Dr. visits when they got sick. They relied on food and herbs.

To this day I do what my Nonna did as well as make them for my kids. These habits and traditions have become a part of my life and values.

Its been over 20yrs being in the hair industry and I have found a way to translate this passion of holistic health into Hair! I feel it’s something I’m really good at. I understand it biologically as well as in the chemistry.

The beauty industry is a far cry from being beautiful. Have you noticed more and more reaserach and awareness around ingredients and corporations “green washing” their brands and labels?

I feel it’s my responsibility as well as my interests to truly care for your Hair and skin for the long term. It’s my job to use and do the best for you. Likewise I want to stay healthy and toxic free too! Did you know hairdressers are at high risk for lymphomas, lung cancers and skin allergies to name a few? That doesn’t sound beautiful right?!

Healthy is beautiful. So is simplicity!

Better is Better. Better ingredients means better results with every use. And small batches mean fresh and controlled ingredients with care. I would love for you to try my small line of holistic multi use products! They can be used on all things skin and hair, unisex and meets the needs of ANY texture.

If you have tried them or using them, I want to hear from you! Tell me what you like, and how your enjoying them. I love to create solutions for you that are simple, functional…and always modern.

Cheers to good hair!

Domenica @idigyourhair

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My REPAIR conditioning hairapy is a true multitasker! Read more to see all the ways your gonna love using it. 

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•Use it as a deep conditioner from scalp to ends for 15min or more for nourishing hydration and soothing your scalp. 

•Co-wash for dryer course textures who need to preserve their own moisture but need to cleanse & refresh the scalp without the oily feels.

•Cocktail it with your favorite oils or bonding treatments like olaplex for major hairapy on compromised hair.

•Rub it into your hands, feet and cuticles for crazy moisture and a soothing refreshing scent. 

•SHAVE! Yes you read it right! Rub a thin layer on anywhere you shave for a hydrating barrier for your blade.

 

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