Recently, Voiceless Wonder wrote a post titled Shave and a haircut… She had just visited dtox Natural Hair & Skin Care located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. dtox is owned by Ashley Smith who suffers with MCS herself, hence her concern with the chemicals. She now runs the salon out of her own home.
I long for such a place. I have someone that cuts my hair. She does a wonderful job. But she works in a larger salon, so there are lots of smells to deal with. I used to have my hair shampooed there, bringing my own shampoo. But even the towels had a scent – from the laundry. I even carry my own spray bottle with water in it. The ones at the salon, being plastic, have absorbed all the odors in the salon, so even the water smells. The salon I go to is closed on Sunday and Monday. So I got on Tuesday morning, when there are just a few people there and very few chemicals have been sprayed.
I’m in and out in 20 minutes usually. I only get a hair cut though. Between MCS and allergies, I’m unable to even think about doing anything else. From South Texas, anywhere in Canada is too far for me to travel for a haircut. But still it’s tempting…
How do you cope with hair cuts and such? Do you know of other places like dtox?