A woman whose hair was almost destroyed by a supermarket shampoo has praised a village hairdresser for fixing her frazzled mane.

Kerry Glen-Martin, 41, of Bocking Church Street, was horrified to find her hair feeling coated and matted together after washing her waist-length hair with a Tesco coconut shampoo.

Despite using scissors, sewing needles and even a screwdriver to try to separate her hair, nothing worked and hairdressers across the town told her the only solution would be to shave her head.

Mrs Glen-Martin was at the end of her tether when she met Tracey Corcoran of New Image hairdressers in March, who started a gruelling four-month de-tangling process to restore her long locks to their former glory.

For the full story, see this week's Braintree and Witham Times.