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Over the last few years, I began to notice some hair loss. I didn’t make much of it at first. Big mistake! Over the last year, I noticed a lot more thinning. Maybe it was due to the stress of Covid-19, or other unknown reasons; I’m not sure. I just knew that my hair wasn’t the same. It was much thinner, no longer curly, brittle, weak, and clearly falling out.
Thinning hair can be a very embarrassing problem for women. I know, personally. When I would tie my hair in a ponytail, there was almost nothing there. When I combed my hair back, I would see way too much of my scalp. What’s worse? When I left my hair out, it looked stringy and dried up! I became so self-conscious about my hair.
I could no longer watch my hair getting thinner and thinner. My confidence was starting to drop, and other people were starting to notice my hair loss, too. So I started to do research and look into what may be causing my hair loss. I decided to look at natural ways before jumping to taking any medications. After all, I always try to find a natural alternative first!
I tried a few different approaches, and finally I found some methods that worked! My hair has become fuller, shiny, healthy, with bouncy curls, again! I am happy to share my experience about what worked for me, and hopefully it will help you, too!
Tip 1: Choose the Right Shampoo
The first thing I discovered is that the type of shampoo you use matters! I never paid any attention to the ingredients in shampoos. I quickly learned that most shampoos you find at the store have ingredients that are very harmful for your scalp and your hair. For example, parabens are used in many shampoos. Parabens can cause a lot of irritation to the skin, which can cause problems for your scalp. It can lead to dry scalp and brittle hair (1).
After doing some research, I decided to give Pura D’or Gold Label Anti-Hair Thinning Shampoo a try. This shampoo has many benefits. It contains no harmful chemicals including parabens. It also has a number of natural ingredients such as argan oil, nettle leaf extract and biotin.
How Do I Use This Product?
I use the shampoo every other day. I use three pumps and massage it into my scalp for 2 minutes, before rinsing it out in warm water. A major bonus of this product: I love how I can smell the natural ingredients when I’m using it! So refreshing!
I noticed a difference in a few months. My hair became healthier and less brittle. It also became less dry, and was falling out less. I used it with the Pura D’or Conditioner. The conditioner helped bring back my curls and brought life back to my hair! It also smells great! I hadn’t seen my hair curl like that in over a year!
Well Natured’s Recommendation: Pura D’or Gold Label Anti-Hair Thinning Shampoo & Deep Moisturizing Biotin Conditioner
Why do we recommend this?
- No parabens
- Non-gmo/certified organic at 90%
- Cruelty free
- No gluten
- No common allergens
- Natural preservative
- Decreases thinning
- Promotes thickness
Tip 2: Scalp Massages with Oil
Now that I had a natural shampoo that wouldn’t cause further damage to my hair, I then looked at ways to stimulate my hair growth. I decided to give scalp massages a try. Studies have shown that scalp massages can result in increased hair thickness. You could just do a 5 minute scalp massage daily to see results (2)!
I decided I wanted to give it a try with some oil.
How Did I Do My Scalp Massages?
I used peppermint essential oil. I put 2-3 drops of peppermint oil in pumpkin seed oil. You always need a base oil! Both oils have been shown to promote hair growth (3) (4). I dip my fingertips into the oil mixture and then massage my scalp slowly. For how long? I do this for 5-10 minutes. Then, I let it sit in my hair for 30-60 minutes, and wash it out with Pura D’or Gold Label Anti-Hair Thinning Shampoo and Conditioner. I do this once a week.
Another tip you may ask? Well, I also do the same scalp massage with coconut oil once a week. I take a scoop of coconut oil, warm it up and massage it into my scalp. Coconut oil has also been shown to encourage hair growth and make your hair healthier (5).
Well Natured’s Recommendations:
Reminder: Always be sure to read and follow the directions written on the products you are using.
These two changes to my life have made a huge difference. I am so glad I found a natural way to promote healthy hair growth. If you’re suffering from hair loss, or just want healthier hair, give Pura D’or Gold Label Anti-thinning Shampoo and Conditioner a try; as well as scalp massages with peppermint essential oil, pumpkin seed oil, and coconut oil. It helped me and I hope it does the same for you!
Live Well Groomed.
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(3) Cho, Y. H., Lee, S. Y., Jeong, D. W., Choi, E. J., Kim, Y. J., Lee, J. G., . . . Cha, H. S. (2014, April 23). Effect of Pumpkin Seed Oil on Hair Growth in Men with Androgenetic Alopecia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Retrieved from https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2014/549721/
(2) Koyama, T., Kobayashi, K., Hama, T., Murakami, K., & Ogawa, R. (2016, January 25). Standardized Scalp Massage Results in Increased Hair Thickness by Inducing Stretching Forces to Dermal Papilla Cells in the Subcutaneous Tissue. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4740347/
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(4) Oh, J. Y., Park, M. A., & Kim, Y. C. (2014, December 30). Peppermint Oil Promotes Hair Growth without Toxic Signs. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/article/10.5487/TR.2014.30.4.297
(5) Saxena, R., Mittal, P., Clavaud, C., Dhakan, D. B., Roy, N., Breton, L., . . . Sharma, V. K. (2021, March 31). Longitudinal study of the scalp microbiome suggests coconut oil to enrich healthy scalp commensals. Retrieved from https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-86454-1