There are many facts and myths revolving around hair loss. The average human loses 50 – 100 hairs a day. We all know the Old Wives Tale about how you should brush your hair with 100 strokes a night to get rid of all old hairs and refresh the scalp for the day ahead.It seems a little old fashioned, but we do it anyway.
I have always battled with thin, brittle hair that has a tendency to fall out whenever I have been under stress, had bad eating patterns, on new medication or the temperature has changed drastically. Hair loss can be a result of many things – stress, dietary habits, genetics, illness, reaction from medications or general dry scalp.
I happened to stumble upon this treasure one afternoon when I had prolonged the buying of new shampoo and conditioner, as Pick n Pay was out of stock of the previous natural product I was using. I only chose this Dove brand because it was the only shampoo and conditioner that was sulfate-free (I will discuss the need to use sulfate-free products in a later post) and I was in quite a rush to get out of the busy store.
As it is quite a heavy, milky feeling product, I was worried about it leaving my hair feeling lank and ‘dirty’. This was not the case. After using the shampoo and conditioner for two washes (over 4 days) I could see a visible difference in the colour and weightlessness of my hair. I have continued using this shampoo and conditioner combination over the past 10 weeks, and I cannot explain how different my hair feels. I have reduced the number of washes down to three times a week (from washing every day before!) and I have no knots or tangles anymore. The hair is easy to style – and even my hair stylist, who I only see once ever 6 months, has noticed a difference.
And considering you use so little – one squeeze of a large coin size amount covers a whole head – the product really goes a long way.
Dove Hair Therapy: Hair Fall Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner 400ml, R64.95 each, Dis-Chem
Any thoughts? Have you tried it?
DISCLAIMER: The thoughts are of the writers own, and not that of Dove or the PR Agency representing them in South Africa. The product was store bought and tried/tested by the writer on her own hair over a period of a month.