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We do highlights all the time: streaks, accents, yes – but we know how to do it; there are many ways to do highlights without using foils. Using foils allows a chemical reaction between metal and dyes – dyes that are breaking down foil.
it also releases coatings on this foil. The chemical reaction between metal and dye is detrimental. This reaction speeds up the coloring process or lifting process via chemical reaction. We use a way that is better for your health. Don’t let them use foils on you, and if they pooh-pooh advisories and research, then they don’t care. Foil is fast, and they do it because it is fast and easy money.
Not only does foil fry chemicals and coatings into the hair, but it takes years to get that chemical-treated feeling out. Louise Marie Longhairs says: foil is a very soft metal that fragments and affects your hair and body, and builds up – nevermind that it’s breaking your hair off.
Typical hairdressers find the available alternatives to using foils lacking in chemical reaction. They feel the process of the combination and breakdown/fragmentation of aluminum and hair dye/bleach is “way too slow” for it to be “worthwhile” (i.e. for the salon to make money). Back to the old saying… “speed kills” – here, it kills your hair. Realize here that it’s not the bleach that’ll kill it; it is indeed the foil’s chemical reaction to any oxidizing bleach or color prep.
Oh, ‘I want foils!!!’ thou dost protest – and oh thou still has bad not growing hair. Louise Marie Longhairs continues to do many other kinds of highlights, so take a stand on these issues.
Don’t believe me? See this old link even : http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/01/02/aluminum-a…
As with the other elements, aluminum is absorbed and accumulated in the body, and has been linked to serious illnesses, including osteoporosis, extreme nervousness, anemia, headache, decreased liver and kidney function, forgetfulness, speech disturbances, and memory loss. Aluminum has also been widely associated with Alzheimer’s disease. People who have died from Alzheimer’s disease have been found to have up to four times the average amount of aluminum accumulated in the brain’s nerve cells.
Common sources of aluminum buildup:
Antiperspirants contain aluminum that is absorbed by your body. It’s best to avoid it altogether and use simple soap and water instead. Deodorants aren’t as bad as antiperspirants, but I would also avoid using them unless it was made from some form of baking soda.
Aluminum-contaminated water is another significant concern, as studies have found that Alzheimer’s disease is more common in regions where levels of aluminum in drinking water are highest.
To find out whether you may be at risk from aluminum and other toxins in your water, you’ll need to have your water tested by a reliable source. I’ve worked with AquaMD, a top-notch water-testing agency, to create the “Mercola’s Recommended Water Tests” and to make them affordable compared to other sources – so you can ensure the safety of your tap water today.
Other Common Sources
- Aluminum cookware: although aluminum pots are probably less problematic than the sources mentioned above, I personally would not use aluminum cookware.
- Aluminum foil.
- Over-the-counter drugs: these include many antacids, anti-diarrheal drugs, and drugs used for pain and inflammation.
- Several douche brands.
- Some baking powders: most baking powders contain aluminum as an additive, but health food stores carry non-aluminum varieties.
- Refined foods, refined flours, baked goods, processed cheeses, and common table salt.
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Other concerning sources of aluminum to humans are food, drinking water, contaminated air, and industrial and medicinal.
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