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A few months after giving birth, many women notice that they will shed quite a bit of hair. Postpartum hair loss is more common than you might think –40% to 50% of women who have given birth experience it as it’s the body’s natural way of ridding the 9 months worth of hair it held onto during the pregnancy.
“While women are pregnant, the female hormones estrogen and progesterone skyrocket, causing the body to look and feel different. These hormones are not only responsible for making your mood more unreliable than ever, but can also give you that famous glow. The hormones change the way your body looks, but also how your hair looks. A lot of women experience increased hair growth, volume and shine while being pregnant,” Dr. Dendy Engelman, board certified dermatologist. After giving birth, the body stops producing the excessive amounts of female hormones, the estrogen levels plummet, and hair follicles move from the growing phase to the resting phase, leading the hair to fall out.
What can you do about this?
Consider a preventative approach, reduce the shedding cycle, and help the body rebalance and regrow thicker, healthier hair. NUTRAFOL for Women is formulated with key ingredients such as Ashwaghandha, Saw Palmetto, Kelp and BioCurcumin that can help balance elevated hormonal levels, reduce elevated stress levels, and restore the key nutrients needed for healthy hair growth. After about 3-4 months, you will start to see the voluminous healthy hair that you love.
While you wait….
- Use a volumizing hair mousse that will give your hair an extravagant boost. Also, make sure your hair is moisturized by using hair masks, conditioner and avoiding heat styling tools.
- Consider changing your haircut – not necessary to go as far as the mom bob!
- Wear accessories, like the black headband, to divert attention or cover your hairline (thank you Eva Chen for making this a trend)!
- Have fun- enjoy that little bundle of love! And remember #ThisTooShallPass
Nutrafol is a science based research and development company focused on formulating hair health solutions. Nutrafol products for men and women are available through multiple channels including physicians, salons and online. The company is committed to providing natural, healthy and effective solutions for hair loss and poor hair health. For further information, please visit: www.nutrafol.com and follow the brand on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @Nutrafol.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Did you know that August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month? Hair loss can be devastating for a woman. Thankfully, there are products on the market that can help. ColorProof aims to bring attention to this cause which affects 40% of American Women!
Jim Markham, CEO and Founder of ColorProof, developed the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System, a solution-based system for women with aging, thinning, and color-treated hair. This skin-care inspired, scientifically-advanced, three-step system uniquely targets the four main causes of female hair loss at the bio-cellular level to regenerate the scalp, improve strength and density, and deliver noticeably thicker, fuller hair. Using advanced ingredient technology derived from apple and grape, the products in the BioRepair-8 system deliver a cell complex that actives plant stem cells directly into the follicle to restore aging tissue.
The BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Shampoo actively increases microcirculation and exfoliates the scalp, while the BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Conditioner strengthens and repairs weak hair from the inside out.
Applying the BioRepair-8 Stem Cell Scalp Serum twice a day will repair the tissue responsible for the strong anchoring of new hair growth and combat follicle aging for healthy new growth cycles. Daily use of the hair system has resulted in fuller looking hair, improved scalp health, and color protection, that can dramatically increase results over time.
- Every product in the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System works at the cellular level using advanced ingredient technology including our proprietary AG-Stem Cell Complex which is derived from apple and grape to deliver the age-repair power of active plant stem cells directly into the follicle to restore aging tissue.
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids (up to 4%) gently exfoliate and remove sebum and dead skin cells, increasing microcirculation.
- A powerful blend of eight natural DHT Blockers neutralizes and stops further absorption, preventing follicle minimization.
- Biotin and copper peptides work to repair the tissue responsible for the strong anchoring of new hair growth and phytonutrients, proteins and thickening agents add supersonic volume, strength and health.
- Lastly, ColorProof’s Advanced ColorLast System™ featuring Chromaveil® and Heliogenol® delivers unsurpassed color protection.
- BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Shampoo contains a luxurious signature aromatherapy essence of fresh lime, eucalyptus, mint leaf and rosemary while the Anti-Thinning Condition and Stem Cell Scalp Serum contain tea tree, juniper berry, mint leaf and spice.
- Like all ColorProof products, BioRepair-8 is 100% free of sulfates, salts, gluten, parabens, keratin and any known carcinogens. It is also 100% vegan, cruelty-free and never tested on animals.
Although I don't yet suffer from thinning hair, or hair loss, I do know that I could experience that at any time, and that I should never take my hair for granted! I have been using the BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System for about a week now, and it makes my scalp feel amazing. Not only does it keep my scalp feeling renewed, I have noticed that my psoriasis (that I have near the back of my scalp) has been greatly reduced and healed.
My hair look and feels so much healthier. I have noticed that it is thicker and feels stronger. I am also noticing that there is not as much breakage when I brush it out, and it looks vibrant and alive. I have always used anti-aging products on my face and taken really good care of my skin, but I have never really thought of the importance of taking care of my scalp in the same manner. It makes so much sense! I wish I had thought of that sooner.
- BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair System Kit (all 4 products) - $132
- BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Shampoo 8.5 oz.– $44
- BioRepair-8 Anti-Thinning Condition 8.5 oz.– $44
- BioRepair-8 Stem Cell Scalp Serum 3.4 oz. – $38
- Scalp Exfoliating Brush – $6
Enter to win! One winner will receive a full-sized bottle of ColorProof SuperPlumpWhipped Bodifying Mousse. (ARV: $26)
This ultra-rich, all-over bodifying crème mousse instantly delivers astonishing volume for a full-bodie silhouette. Designed to nourish and keep strands soft and flexible, this incredible, alcohol-free, salt-free formula provides a power boost of body, bounce and shine with lasting style memory and maximum color and heat protection. With this super-concentrated formula, a little goes a long way for instant lift and larger-than-life style.
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*Product received. All opinions are my own.
LADIES: HARNESS THE POWER OF HAIR REGROWTH IN A HELMET
For 40% of women who suffer with hair loss and the self-consciousness it leads to; finally, there is a discreet FDA cleared at-home product designed strictly for women. Theragrow™ is a helmet worn at home that harnesses the power of laser light to minimize hair loss and promote hair growth. It delivers the same precise wavelength and dosage of energy proven to rejuvenate hair follicles and effectively regrow hair.
Only lasers with a wavelength between 670 and 686 nanometers can penetrate deep enough to reach the base of the hair follicles and stimulate growth; a depth of 3 to 5 millimeters. No other light source, including devices using LED light, can achieve this.
By treating the base of hair follicles, Theragrow's proprietary cold laser technology ensures the mitochondria - the energy generator of hair cells - is reactivated. The mitochondria then produce cell energy that is absorbed by hair follicles stimulating new hair growth.
More than half of women experience significant hair loss by age 50, but the process begins much earlier. Topical medications work for less than half of the women who try them and most women are not candidates for hair transplants.
"We are excited to provide a viable, cost- effective solution specifically for women who haven't seen adequate results from topical treatments and cannot take the only prescription drug available because it is only FDA cleared for men. More than 90% of women in a recent user group reported positive results from treatments delivering the precise weekly amount of laser light energy you get with Theragrow, explains Tamim Hamid Ph.D., Theragrow Inventor, CEO of Theradome Inc.
The lightweight Theragrow™ helmet houses 40 individual lasers. It provides maximum scalp coverage to treat all areas affected by androgenetic alopecia, the condition suffered by most women reporting hair loss.
After the first treatment the process of halting hair loss and rejuvenating your hair follicles to grow healthier, stronger, thicker hair begins. Laser light therapy targets the stem cells at the base of hair follicles. It’s working deep beneath the surface even before you see visible results.
Low-level laser light technology has been proven to :
Repair, improve and grow hair in women.
- Reduced hair loss
- Increased hair thickness and density
- Thicker hair
- Fuller overall body
Visible new hair growth on top and crown of head
Answers to frequently asked questions
Q. How often do I have to use Theragrow™?
A. 20 minutes 4 times a week and you can watch TV, read, and work at a computer while you are wearing it.
Q. Does Theragrow™ make noise?
A. No it is quiet and cordless.
Q. Is Theragrow™ right for me?
A. Theragrow™ is an FDA-cleared, over-the-counter (OTC) medical device to promote hair growth in women with androgenetic alopecia, having Savin hair loss scale classifications I and II with Fitzpatrick skin types 1 to 4. Hair growth in skin tones 5 and 6 has not been documented. Hair growth in levels Frontal III, and Advanced has not been documented.
Q. What comes with my Theragrow™?
A. You get everything you need to start regrowing your hair right away, including a Quick Start Guide, instructions for use, foam pads to adjust for comfort and fit, and a micro-USB cable for charging.
Q. Is it safe?
A. Yes! Numerous studies confirm that low-level laser light therapy has no harmful side effects. However, we do not recommend using Theragrow™ if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have been diagnosed with cancer. Consult your physician if you are concerned about underlying medical conditions.
Q. Can I use other treatments simultaneously?
A. Yes, you can use Theragrow™ while also using minoxidil or undergoing hair transplant procedures. You’ll find complete instructions and details in your Theragrow™ User Guide.
Q. How many times do I have to purchase Theragrow™?
A. It is a one time purchase. Owners will simply have to replace the batteries after 18-24 months.
Q. Do I have to keep using Theragrow™?
A. Yes, as with any low level laser therapy for hair growth, if you stop doing it, the problem will return. However once optimized results have been reached (generally accepted as a year of use) it is possible to reduce usage to two times per week for maintenance purposes.
Retail Price: $495.00
Theradome™, the maker of Theragrow™, is a medical therapy company located in Silicon Valley focused on developing the world’s most technologically advanced Laser Phototherapy (LPT) devices along with complimentary, superior scalp products. Tamim Hamid, Theradome President and developer of Theragrow™, is a former NASA Scientist and Ph.D. Biomedical Engineer. Our company is committed to restoring health and confidence in people all around the globe by bringing affordable, clinical strength hair rejuvenation therapies into the home.
Enter to win! One winner will receive a Theragrow™ hair re-growth helmet (Retail value: $495.00)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
*Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post. However, I fully support this company.
To commemorate August as National Hair Loss Awareness Month, the all natural hair care brand HAIR LA VIE is donating 10% of their profits throughout the month to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (https://www.naaf.org).
Alopecia aerata is a prevalent autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and and elsewhere on the body. It usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth patches on the scalp and can progress to further hair loss. More than 6.8 million people in the U.S. and 147 million worldwide have, had or will develop alopecia aerata at some point in their lives.
To create awareness about alopecia areata, Hair La Vie will be posting a series of educational articles as well as interviews with stylists on their blog and via social media throughout the month of August. Hair La Vie will also be hosting a month long sale of their haircare products.
HAIR LA VIE is a beauty brand that designs natural hair care products to help you grow longer, fuller hair faster than ever before. Hair La Vie has been on the market for a little over two years and has been incredibly well-received by thousands of women around the country. To learn more about Hair La Vie success stories, please click here.
Hair loss is something that Hair La Vie co-founder Carla Rivas is very familiar with. A hairstylist with more than 10 years of experience, Carla was inspired to created Hair La Vie after an intense battle against cervical cancer when she experienced the helpless feeling that comes along with losing your hair. Carla never wanted another woman to have to go through the insecurity and heartbreak associated with hair loss, thinning and damage.
"Milton Berle once said, 'If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door,' says Carla. "This month we are helping to take charge, create change, and build the door to a cure by donating 10% of our profits to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. I know first hand how devastating the effects of hair loss can be for both you and those who love you. Help us, help the world."
The complete Hair La Vie line includes:
Hair La Vie Revitalizing Hair Blend Vitamins (their flagship and most popular product)
Hair La Vie Revitalize Shampoo & Restore Conditioner
Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum
Hair La Vie "Revive" Deep Hydration Masque
Hair La Vie Revitalizing Hair Blend Vitamins
Hair La Vie Revitalizing Hair Blend is an all-natural hair growth vitamin that helps repair and stimulate your hair’s growth from the inside out. Its 20 clinically proven active ingredients will not only restart the growth process, but quickly strengthen and protect the hair. It works in three stages:
1. The Scalp Hydration Stage – In the stage all debris, irritation and residue is removed from the scalp to help stronger hair grow.
2. The Root Repair Stage – Now the hair follicles are repaired from their shrunken or inflamed stage.
3. The Unbreakable Hair Stage – Healthy, strong hair begins to grow with a strong cortex which protects from split ends and breakage.
Hair La Vie is made with only the highest quality of clinically proven, all-natural ingredients, there are no synthetic additives, fillers, binders, artificial flavors, colors, dyes, or secret ingredients in Hair La Vie. Even the capsules are made with vegetables.
● 20 all-natural, clinically proven ingredients
● 1370mg proprietary active ingredient blend (highest on the market)
● 5000mcg biotin (most competitors have 2500 or lower)
● No synthetic fillers, binders, or additives
● Visible results after 2-3 weeks
● Grow healthier, fuller and longer hair or your money back
Price: $39 per bottle of 30 capsules
Hair La Vie Revitalize Shampoo & Restore Conditioner
Only natural hair care system with 21 active hair loss fighting ingredients - keratin, peppermint, tea tree, marula, saw palmetto berries and more
Hair La Vie Revitalize Shampoo & Restore Conditioner is the only natural hair care system that completely rebuilds and protects the health of the hair from the outside in, this duo uses an unprecedented combination of 21 natural oils, extracts, vitamins, proteins and amino acids. Most shampoo/conditioner combinations only have 5 to 8 active ingredients. The formula keeps everything from the scalp to the ends of the hair in mind using saw palmetto, keratin, peppermint oil, tea tree oil, argan oil, marula oil and lemon oil.
Unnecessary buildup on the scalp can damage hair follicles and ultimately cause hair loss. Instead, Revitalize and Restore contain lemon oil (helps hydrate the scalp and prevent dandruff), marula oil (rich in vitamin C, E and essential fatty acids which moisturize the scalp without clogging the pores) and peppermint oil (helps to stimulate circulation in the scalp) among others.
With each use, Revitalize and Restore is proven to improve the overall health of your hair while making it more manageable and beautiful. Bonus? This is all done without synthetic fillers, harsh sulfates and parabens.
Hair will be left:
● Healthier - less breakage, shedding & hair loss
● Cleaner - more hydration, no buildup or dandruff
● More Beautiful - softer, shinier & less frizz
Price: $49 per set, 8 oz. each bottle
Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum
Unique combination of ingredients that ease frizz, treat split ends, add shine and promote a healthy scalp
Just in time for those hair damaging summer actives. Perfect for wet or dry hair, Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum is an all-natural hydration system that protects against damage and frizz, while creating instant shine. The serum’s unique combination of hair loss fighting ingredients is perfect for those with weak, damaged, brittle strands and split ends. It provides immediate results because of an argan oil base and a complex combination of essential oils and vitamins like coconut oil, avocado oil, jojoba seed oil, Vitamin D3, and Vitamin E.
Designed to be paired with the Hair La Vie hair growth vitamins for optimal hair health from the inside out, argan oil is the top ingredient.
Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum heals damaged hair and stimulates the growth of strong, healthy follicles. Argan oil reverses the damage from chemicals and is very high in Vitamin E, promoting a healthy scalp to eliminate dandruff and itching. Coconut oil further prevents breakage, while biotin rich avocado oil deep conditions the hair, locks in moisture, and promotes healthy cell growth.
The result is a lightweight, results driven oil that aids in the growth of strong and healthy hair. No parabens, no phthalates, no dyes, no alcohol.
Price: $30, 2 fl. oz.
Hair La Vie "Revive" Deep Hydration Masque
Hair La Vie "Revive" Deep Hydration Masque is an all-natural moisturizing and strengthening treatment that is infused with 11 vitamins and essential oils to repair damaged hair while deep conditioning the scalp. Revive Deep Hydration Masque Keratin protein is completely free of parabens, phthalates, dyes and alcohol.
Price: $35, 8 fl. oz.
About Hair La Vie
Hair La Vie was co-founded by Carla Rivas, a hairstylist with more than 10 years of experience. She created Hair La Vie because she never wanted another woman to have to go through the insecurity and heartbreak associated with hair loss, thinning and damage. After an intense battle against cervical cancer, Carla knew the helpless feeling that comes with losing your hair extremely well.
Hair La Vie is committed to changing the face of the haircare industry by making it more health and socially conscious. Hair La Vie wants to create a safe place for our children and grandchildren to grow up.
Hair La Vie is a different kind of brand. They are informed. The are aware and committed to doing what’s right, not just what’s easy.
Hair La Vie's mission is to create high-quality, uncompromising, natural products that help to repair your hair while keeping it naturally healthy and beautiful. And they're lucky enough to get to do that every day.
Not only does Hair La Vie believe you deserve hair products that work—without damaging your hair further—they use the latest hair care research and top formulators to make sure their products are exactly what your hair needs. Every ingredient is carefully considered and thoroughly researched before entering one of their proprietary formulations.
Their products will never include the cheap harsh chemicals, synthetic additives, fillers or binders that are unfortunately widespread throughout the hair care industry. And, they will never include artificial flavors, colors, dyes or other “secret” ingredients either. They also promise to never use demeaning and unrealistic ads to sell their products.
It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with hair thinning, balding, damage, breakage, frizz, split ends or you just want to keep your hair as naturally healthy as possible, Hair La Vie has you covered.
After all, when you feel good about your hair, you feel good about yourself, and you can take on the world.
I was sent samples of Hair La Vie products to review. My hair is color treated,and always dry and brittle. I cannot wait to see how much healthier my hair will be after trying out these vitamins for a month! So far I love the way my hair feels, looks and smells after one use of the shampoo, conditioner, masque and serum. My hair is shiny, full of body and feels luxurious!
Enter to win! One winner will be chosen to receive a Hair La Vie Prize pack including the following products:
- 2 bottles of Hair La Vie Revitalizing Hair Blend Vitamins
- 1 Hair La Vie Revitalize Shampoo & 1 Restore Conditioner
- 1 Hair La Vie Moroccan Repair Serum
- 1 Hair La Vie "Revive" Deep Hydration Masque
(Retail Value: $200)
Please follow Hair La Vie on social at @HairLaVie.
For more information go to: https://hairlavie.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Did you know that over 56 million men and women in the United States are experiencing hair loss? It's time to face this problem head on with an ingenious new beauty gadget premiering on HSN May 3rd.
NutraStim Pro Hair Growth Laser Comb is a non-surgical solution, an at-home "comb" through your locks, that could be the answer to restoring a full mane! This high tech gizmo offers professional quality treatment with low-level laser light technology that stimulates hair growth and awakens dormant follicles.
Just use the hand-held cordless comb for 8 minutes, three days per week and watch as your hair is restored to its natural density and fullness. This device is one of the first FDA cleared medical devices to treat hair loss in men and women.
With hair restoration costing up to $12K and similar at-home laser hair treatments costing up to $800, the NutraStim Pro Hair Growth Laser Comb gives consumers access to the most advanced treatment technology at a much more attainable price.
Available for $279 on HSN.com
*product received to facilitate post