Imagine my surprise when I saw that The Terressentials Team commented on my THW Cult – Day 4 post!
I’m not sure how they located me, but I’m glad their comment was very informative and didn’t bash me for calling them a cult (out of love, of course!) LOL.
The comment read as follows:
The Terressentials team says:
Hi! Hope you all don’t mind the Terressentials team jumping in here with some quick advice? If you don’t mind, please note that our Hair Wash instructions do suggest using any of our USDA certified organic Anointing Oils, Cremes and/or butters at any time to assist with moisturizing hair and/or scalp that suffers from dryness due to previous damage from foaming detergent/surfactant products, and/or styling or coloring or perming chemicals. (see numbers 1 & 2 in the Hair Wash instructions)
Here’s a tip from our instructions that outlines a special pre-wash deep cleanse (see numbers 5 & 6 in the instructions) that can be very helpful for most people in making a smoother and usually quicker detox/transition. Note that this deep cleanse treatment is highly recommend as a monthly deep cleanse for everyone. For your convenience, here’s a link to our Hair Wash instructions:
Also, to clarify our washing instructions, one does not need to wash one’s hair every day to complete the detox. The instructions are actually intended to describe how to wash your hair if you are a person who normally washes every day — ! Otherwise, for folks who wash only ever few days or once per week, the washing guidelines would apply to each time one washes their hair. Naturally, though, the longer the period between washes (and the longer one’s hair and the thicker one’s hair), the longer the time period is to complete the detox.
Marsha is correct when she says that “maybe you only needed to detox only 2 or maybe for 3 days.” The detox period is different for everyone depending on the specific natural nature of their inherited genetic hair type and the extent of damage from previously using conventional synthetic hair care products or heat treatments.
BTW, we’d like to share that we have a useful Hair Help Q & A blog (actual customer questions and our detailed responses collected over the years) that provides extensive guidance on transitioning to using truly natural hair care products and that many folks have found to be very valuable — here’s the link:
Thanks for letting us jump in here! Have fun and enjoy!
I sure wish I knew some of that information before I did the detox… especially the section I put in bold! The main reason why I leaned towards doing a longer detox was because I had recently straightened my hair and used a lot of serum in it. I know that’s a chemical that is hard to get out of hair. In addition, I use Selsun Blue Shampoo, which contains sulfates.
If I had to do it over again, I would not have washed my hair everyday for 5 days. I would have done the detox over 5 weeks as the comment suggested, since I wash my hair weekly. In any case, nothing was lost by me doing it this way. My hair isn’t damaged or dry beyond repair or anything, so all is well.
It’s straightened and holding up nicely. Pictures to come.
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That’s awesome. I’m glad they contacted you. I definitely wasn’t planning on detoxing for so many days in a row. I’m glad your hair didn’t experience trauma after your detox.
Yeah, me too… but it’s not a harsh product, so I didn’t think I would.
oh well live and learn right? its great that they jumped in to explain it all. will you continue or restart?
Yeah, I like that they jumped in. I’ll definitely continue using it, it’s the washing my hair everyday that was the problem. Won’t be doing that again. I wish I knew beforehand that I didn’t have to.
I was surprised to see their comment as well. I guess they are looking to see who is talking about them. It was good to read and will help me out a lot when I begin my detox.
Yeah, definitely helpful! When do you plan to start?
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Okay, so I’m planning to try the Terressentials Mud Wash (TMW) this weekend and have been avidly reading and watching Rece and Marsha’s experience with it. I was out to dinner late with one of my favorite people of all time and didn’t get around to writing or re-posting any new “articles.” So, today I’m just sharing what I’ve been reading to prepare for my first go with the TMW. I don’t plan on doing the full detox, but rather am going to only wash weekly as the folks over at Terressentials told Rece that you should follow your normal wash schedule and the daily detox is for those who generally wash their hair daily. So, here is Rece’s final post related to the TMW and you can visit her site to read her day to day results during her detox.
Great info here. I did the detox with Terressential Mud Wash and like you I did the detox for 5 days in a row. I think it’s really cool that the replied to you. I found the five days to be a lot of work and somewhere in the midst my hair felt kinda dry and stiff. But by the end of the detox and after styling my hair was bounchy and soft. TMW is now a staple for me.
I tried TMW and like you wish I would have know that I could have done the detox over weeks and not days. I did it over 5 days. There was a day or so where my hair felt stiff and dry. Though by the end of the detox, it was better and after conditioning and styling my hair was really soft, bouncy and shiny. So, it is now a staple that I use often.