Hailed as a powerful immune-booster and anti-inflammatory, Turmeric has gotten a lot of press for it’s health benefits. But did you know that, applied topically, it also has immense benefits for the skin and scalp?
This golden, earthy-smelling powder is what gives our Get Clean! No-foam Shampoo is beautiful hue as well as many of its key properties.
Dedicated users of this cult favorite have come to appreciate the way in which it balances oil and moisture for all hair types. This is, in part, thanks to Turmeric’s ability to regulate the production of sebum in the scalp. The active component of the root, Curcumin, possesses anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, antioxidant, antiseptic and antibacterial properties, and works effectively to correct scalp conditions from Cicatricial alopecia to dandruff.
Original Moxie Founder, Rachel Blistein, attributes the remission of her her lifelong Seborrheic Dermatitis to this one product. So trust us when we say, this is way more than your average no-foam shampoo! It’s truly turmerific ;-).
Everyone’s Hair Tells a Story! What’s Yours? At Original Moxie we understand that each person’s hair is unique and believe that understanding is the key to embracing your own special beauty. Come share your ‘hair story’ with us and choose from one of the following services that we now offer in our Ypsilanti shop.
Stop by anytime for personal advice on which products will bring out the best in your hair. If you like, our experts will guide you in testing out the products in our store to see whether they are right for your hair. (Approx. 5 min.)
Curious as to your hair type and styling needs? We’ll perform a seven-point analysis of your scalp and hair, including density, texture, elasticity, and porosity. Based on our assessment, our experts will recommend products and styling tips that suit your unique hair type profile. (Approx. 15 min.)
Premium Services *
*By Appointment Only. Call 734.340.4022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your service today!
Diagnostic Hair Exam…………………………………………………………$25
Using our ProScopeHR2, we’ll incorporate high magnification imaging of the hair and scalp into our Seven Point Assessment. The ProScope will allow us to gather specific data, including damage to the cuticle, and establish a baseline against which you can track future changes in your hair and scalp. Digital copies of your exam results, along with a detailed hair care regimen, will be provided to you at no additional charge. (Approx. 30 min.)
Full Service Hair Consultation ………….…………..……………………… $45
Meet with one of our hair care experts to receive a Seven Point Assessment culminating in a start-to-finish tutorial for heat-free styling and a customized product regimen built just for you! (Approx. 1 hr.)
Full Service Protective Style Consultation …………………………….….$65
Our natural hair expert will begin with a Seven Point Assessment and, using the knowledge gained from that process, show you how to achieve a basic protective style, such as twists, braids, or coils using our luxurious natural hair care products. (Approx. 1.5 hr.)
For many of us, Winter is a time of all kinds of hair and scalp challenges, from hat hair to weird fungal issues that crop up on the scalp. The most common ailment, however, is plain ol’ dandruff. If you suffer from seasonal or year-round dandruff, you know that it often seems to improve after using medicated shampoos, only to resurface in a week or two.
What the big name companies don’t want you to know is that they’re so-called ‘treatments’ may actually be making your scalp condition worse! That is because most dandruff shampoos are chock full of sulfates and harsh chemicals which irritate the scalp. They also tend to address the symptoms and not the root cause (pardon the pun) of the problem. So, while they may get those flakes to disappear for a little while, they are not effectively correcting the imbalance that triggered the dandruff in the first place.
Dandruff is essentially an excess of skin cells on the scalp. This skin ailment is believed to be due to a pesky, but common, fungus called Malassezia. The fungus is typically present in the outer layer of healthy skin, but, in about half of the population, it penetrates the hair follicles and causes irritation. This irritation causes skin cells to shed more rapidly than normal, resulting in the white flakes known as dandruff.
To defeat the fungus, it is essential to maintain a healthy level of sebum (the skin’s natural oils) and a balanced pH on the scalp. A gentle shampoo that does not over-cleanse the scalp is the first step in breaking the cycle of scalp irritation. Our Get Clean! No-foam Shampoo is enriched with Neem and Karanja, two very powerful anti-fungal agents, and does not strip the hair’s natural oils.
Step two is a pH balanced conditioner, such as our Featherweight or Intense Quench. Both restore the scalp and hair to the optimal pH level between 4 and 5, thereby curbing the growth of harmful fungii.
Step three is regular scalp massage with a product such as our Scalp Therapy, which is enriched with a wide array of anti-inflammatory agents and moisturizers. Scalp massage not only loosens any existing flakes, it also stimulates blood flow, thereby aiding the overall resiliency of the follicles and skin.