Short hair, do(n’t) care? Plus a hair loss update.

Two weeks ago I gave my husband the scissors and I told him to cut. I knew that if it wasn’t done immediately, I wouldn’t have the guts and I would drag it out for even longer than I already have. My husband took 3 huge gulps of red wine and started cutting … Short hair, do(n’t) care? Plus a hair loss update. If you’re not familiar with my extreme hair loss story, this is it in a nutshell: stress and trauma caused me to lose about two thirds of my hair. The hair that was left became dry and brittle and it seemed like I was losing my natural curl. A huge shock also caused my hair to weaken at the root and once my hair reached a certain length, it broke off. For the last 6 months or so I have been trying my best to hide the hair loss by tying my hair up in the most pathetic little ponytail you can imagine. I couldn’t wear my hair loose as I was sporting a super fabulous 80’s style mullet. The only long hair left on my head was on the bottom half of my head. Thankfully my hair started to grow again!! My hair is full and healthy and my curls are back with a vengeance. Thank you Trichotin!! Find my introduction to Trichotin over HERE. But that pony looked horrible. The dead hair had to go. I was extremely calm that Tuesday evening when I gave my husband the scissors. I sat at the kitchen counter and gave him instructions to cut everything the same length. My hair...

Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Review

Oh my word! Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat shampoo and conditioner is fan-freakin-tastic! I know it’s early days, but I really think this is the budget beauty launch of the year. For me at least. Here’s why … Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat Review Garnier’s Ultimate Blends Oat Milk Delicacy creates its most caring formula for all delicate hair and scalp. Formulated with Oat milk and rice cream, Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat offers a complete routine that cleanses, soothes, hydrates and protects. OAT MILK TO SOOTHE & SOFTEN Protein-rich oats are among nature’s ingredients, easy to assimilate and valued for their nutritive benefits. Known for its various properties, Oat Milk is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin B1, calcium and iron. This milk is often contained in skincare products as it helps soothe and soften delicate skin. It’s the perfect choice for both soothing sensitive scalps and reducing the sensation of itching. RICE CREAM TO MOISTURIZE AND PROTECT Rice is the cereal that is the easiest for the body to benefit from and known for its wealth of proteins. Used in Asian skincare for its hydrating properties, this newest Garnier Ultimate Blends ingredient is ideal for moisturizing and protecting hair. Garnier’s Delicate Soother is designed to care for delicate hair and scalp. I don’t suffer from a sensitive scalp, but my hair needs all the TLC it can get after my hair loss. And oh my, it provides a lot of tender love and care. The shampoo is incredibly creamy and it isn’t stripping at all. The paraben-free formula leaves my hair feeling clean, soft and smooth. The conditioner makes detangling...

Review: Inoar Vegan Shampoo & Conditioner

Inoar recently announced their first ever vegan range and I haven’t seen a brand this excited or passionate about a product in a long time. I am excited with them about Inoar Vegan. What they say: One of the best things about this line is what it doesn’t contain. One of Inoar’s main philosophies is respect for life. All of our products undergo testing, but never on animals. The Vegan line has no ingredients of animal origin and was created to celebrate this attitude, to remember that you can – and should – choose cosmetics that maintain a respectful relationship with nature and animals. Products in the Inoar Vegan line are formulated using vegetable oils, such as coconut and olive oil, that penetrate deep into the hair fibres, caring for your hair with maximum performance. What we say: Firstly, well done Inoar! Cruelty-free for the win. The first thing you notice about the range is the fabulous coconut scent. When I cracked to seal of the shampoo, I wanted to reach for a spoon. It smells like coconut heaven. The real stuff. The shampoo and conditioner is packed with Coconut oil, Olive oil, Macadamia oil, Argan oil and Wheat Germ oil and is suitable for all types of hair. The nasties-free shampoo foams well (considering) and it leaves our hair feeling clean and soft. When it comes to shampoos and conditioners, I always test on Cara’s hair as well, hence the ‘our’. At first, the shampoo left my hair feeling a bit dried out, but after my hair loss my hair was extremely damaged and I may have over did it with the...

Trichotin Hair Regenesis Review & Hair Loss Update

I told you about my extreme hair loss in Feb and I promised you an update, well… MY HAIR IS GROWING!! I’m actually scared to say those words out load because I don’t want to jinx it. Losing your hair is pretty damn devastating. I can’t even imagine how ladies who lose all their hair must feel! From my previous post you will know that I take a hand full of supplements every day. I never used to believe in supplements. I would religiously take supplements for a couple of months and then give up as I felt that it didn’t make a difference to my health. This experience has changed my mind completely. Pop those vitamins people! What has happened since my extreme hair loss post? My hair has stopped falling out! Or at least it’s back to how it used to be and only a ‘normal’ amount is left in the shower after a wash and detangle. My hair is still breaking, but it seems that it is only the long hair that’s breaking off. They are basically just catching up with the rest. The way the GP explained it to me: when I went through an extremely traumatic experience last year, my hair probably weakened at the root and with time, my hair started to break off at that point. That is also why the long hair that I have left, is dry and brittle at the ends. Why not just cut it all off you ask? Hell no! I have curly hair and short does not suit me. I would love to get rid of...

Trichotin Hair Regenesis

I recently told you about my extreme hair loss and how it has impacted my self-esteem. It’s been quite devastating to be honest. You are welcome to have a read HERE. I also shared my plans for getting my crowning glory back to what it was 5 months ago. The response to my post was quite overwhelming. I received so many comments and messages of support, and I want to thank you for making sharing my story a little easier. I also received many (many!) message from women going through the same thing. I promise you, if I find products that work, you will be the first to know! There are reviews coming your way soon. A few ladies suggested that I try Trichotin Hair Regenesis. I also read THIS post by the lovely Chereen and her results made me want to try it even more. Trichotin Hair Regenesis Trichotin Hair Regenesis is a supplement that aims to correct the underlying cause of hair loss and to improve follicle health and activity by supplying your body with the essential nutrients it needs for healthier hair. It also supplies essential nutrients for healthier skin. In short, Trichotin Hair Regenesis reduces hair loss, stimulates stronger, healthier hair growth and improves skin clarity. Plus I’ve read that it does wonders for weak nails as well. The kind people at Fusion Laboratories made me an offer I couldn’t refuse and I will be trying these amazing supplements over the next 3 months. I can’t explain to you how excited I am about this product. All the reviews and testimonials I’ve read have been extremely...

My extreme hair loss story

This is a very difficult post to write, but here goes… The story of my extreme hair loss. I’ve always been the one with the hair. ‘Charlene? Oh, the one with the big, bushy curly hair.’ That’s how people have always known me. My hair has always defined me. Even when I hated my hair as a child. I fell in love with my curls when I was about 20 and I have embraced my big hair ever since. God blessed me with a gorgeous head of hair. My hair was always there for me. It may sound silly to some, but no matter whether I was fat or thin, whether my skin was pimply or clear, I always had my hair. Until recently… 2016 is year that I would love to forget. On a few occasions I felt that my worst nightmare was coming true – losing the people closest to me. I thank God that it didn’t happen, but the shock and stress of seeing loved ones ill and in terrible pain took its toll. I bottled up all the hurt and the fear and my body just couldn’t take it. My extreme hair loss story In November 2016 I noticed that I was starting to lose more hair than usual. I wasn’t too worried at that stage, but with every wash the loss started to increase. I didn’t want to talk about it as everyone’s reaction was the same… ‘Charlene, you put your hair through too much’. I was having fun with my hair in 2016. I went from blonde, to denim, to various shades of...

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