When I posted my updated profile picture a few weeks ago, I received many comments that were along the lines of, “Oh my gosh! Your hair!!”
I’ve had my hair mostly short for the past few years. Every couple of years, I would get it into my head that I would grow it out, but then I would get impatient. I would also realize that I really didn’t know what to do with long hair! My hair tends to grow like a lamp shade and styling it would take forever. So I would retreat to my familiar short, choppy haircut.
I think it’s trolling through hairstyles on Pinterest that finally convinced me to grow my hair out and stick with it. I’ve been growing it out since last October and just at the beginning of 2017, it seemed to go from a shoulder-skimming bob to mid-length overnight and I’m now enjoying it more than ever.
Long hair does involve more maintenance, though, and I’ve been in search of products that will keep my hair healthy and feeling soft.
Three products that I started using about a month ago were Pura D’or Anti-Hairloss Shampoo, Deep Moisturizing Conditioner, and 100% Pure Argan Oil.
Last summer, Calvin started having an allergic reaction to the adhesive on his insulin pod and I used Pura D’or’s Rosehip Seed Oil to treat the burn-like skin irritation. We would rub it on his skin before bed and it would go from screaming red and blistering to a fresh pink overnight. So, I already had great personal experience with the brand before I was asked to test out their hair products.
While my hair isn’t thin, I have noticed a lot more shedding as my hair has gotten longer and, since I’m in my late 30’s, it’s the perfect time to take some preventative measures. My own experience with the Pura D’or brand and the 4 1/2 star rating after over 14,000 reviews enticed me to give it a try.
The shampoo, conditioner and oil arrived a few weeks ago and I started using them right away, so I could give an honest review after more than just a wash or two.
I’m just going to insert here that I realize claims made in a paid sponsored post are deserving of a little skepticism. I get that and feel the same way when I read sponsored posts. But, I can honestly say that after just one wash, I made three different people (Jeff, Kriste, and my mom), pet my hair to feel how soft it was. I mean, at this point, any hair-thickening, breakage-reduction benefit is just the cherry on top.
Using these products have changed my haircare routine a bit, so I can maximize their effectiveness.
When I apply the shampoo, I work it primarily into my scalp and let it sit in my hair for a couple of minutes. Letting the shampoo sit on the scalp for 2 minutes is one of the keys to getting a healthy scalp, which is where healthy hair starts. I’ll work the shampoo down to the ends, adding a bit more water if I want to work up more of a lather. I especially needed to do this in China, since the water and pollution were really hard on my hair.
I’ll then rinse out the shampoo and add the conditioner, working it primarily into the ends and the crown of my head, where I have the most tangles.
Am I the only one who ends up with a rat’s nest at the back of my head?! I don’t know what is up with that, but I end up pulling out so much hair trying to work out those tangles. With the Deep Moisturizing Conditioner, I’ll work it into the tangled areas and the ends and just let it sit for a few minutes. When I rinse it out, most of the tangles come out as well and I can gently comb out any that remain.
After towel-drying my hair gently, I’ll work in a couple of squirts of 100% Argan Oil, mostly to the ends. This keeps my hair hydrated and prevents it from getting frizzy.
I still have a few more weeks to use it before I can give a full report on the effectiveness of this haircare regiment, but I’m sold so far and I’ll keep you posted.
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Let me know if you like it as much as I do!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by 2-minute Club featuring Pura D’or. As always, all words and opinions are my own.