Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Healthy Hair

So recently I switched over to Trukid shampoo and conditioner, and my hair is now super soft! (full review here). I do not wear makeup on a regular basis, but I do spent money on maintaining my hair, and I have two product recommendations for you to help promote healthy hair growth, in addition to the Trukid line. For years I have been taking biotin daily. It promotes the growth of hair and nails, and you can buy 1,000 mcg or 5,000 mcg, and I tend to lean towards the stronger dosage. It's not going to necessarily make your hair thicker, but it will make it grow, so whether you're losing hair or you want to grow it out, this product really helps. And for only $10 a bottle of 120 pills it will last you about 4 months. Plus, I recommend the NOW brand, as right on the bottle it states "contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish, or preservatives."

Recently I also started using a scalp treatment from Nioxin. I called the company from the store to confirm that this particular product was gluten free, and was told all Nioxin products are safe for me to use. This 3.4 oz bottle ran me about $25, but after a steady week of using it my pillowcase was no longer covered in strands of hair that fell out in the middle of the night. Sure it is normal for everyone to lose a few strands of hair everyday, but I was losing more than I normally do, and now, I believe thanks to this product, my hair is back to normal. It's meant to remove any build up of product, etc. that likes to clog up your hair follicles, and promote hair growth. The company and the store clerks where I bought it tried to tell me it wouldn't work, or work as well if I did not pair it with their brand of shampoo and conditioner, but that's just a sales pitch. In any case, my hair is currently healthy and shinny, and I did it within the restrictions of being gluten free.

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