I was having a hard time getting a brush through my hair and thought I would need to get my hair cut but I had a Malibu C Hard Water treatment and it took all the "funk" out of my hair. My hair had looked brassy before the treatment and after it lightened it up to a more shiny natural blonde color. My hair was so healthy and soft after the treatment. I didn't need my hair cut off afterall! I love this product!