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How One Hairstylist Helped A Woman With Depression Feel Like Herself Again

By Mark Pygas

Kate Langman is a hairstylist at Ulta Beauty in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She recently spotted a woman filling her cart with products meant to soften and detangle hair, and asked if she could help her with anything. 

After a brief talk, Langman discovered that the woman suffered from severe depression. Her mental illness would make her stop washing and combing her hair as she spent months at a time laying in bed. This obviously led her hair to become one a matted knot that Langman described as a "rock on the back of her head." 

Langman decided to offer her services, and see what she could do to unknot the woman's hair. After nine hours of labor, here's the result: