I am still a cosmetology student and was performing a 3-process color on a client with compromised hair and I was nervous about the risk of further "straw hair." So I proceeded with caution and used the Crystal Gel to prep her hair. I was pleasantly surprised when my client's hair was improved. In addition to my newfound love for Malibu C products, I recently went to a hair show and attended a Malibu C class and gained so much knowledge of the product that I purchased the Hard Water Wellness Shampoo and have noticed an excellent difference in the integrity of my hair.