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Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Monday, November 13, 2006 11:32 PM (Eastern)

Finally got that Alba Hawaiian shampoo. I wanted to use up my Kiss My Face Whenever shampoo first. It was a toss-up between the Honeydew and the Plumeria...they both smell fantastic, and are labeled "for all hair types." Finally I just went with the Honeydew. I've used it once...and am already a bit impressed. Most shampoos are either astringent, and leave the surface of my hair feeling slightly rough, or else they're emollient, and my hair gets oily toward the end of the day, but this one actually did leave my hair both soft and clean. Not a ringing endorsement as of yet, of course; as I say, I've used it only once. But so far, so good.

Still with Nature's Gate Herbal daily conditioner. I need so little of this for it to work...a blob between dime- and quarter-size...too much and I get greasy hair.

Disclaimer: this is a beauty blog, relating the personal experience of the bloggers therein, not a medical website. It should not be used as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. Always consult your own doctor if you're in any way concerned about your health.

Been taking a biotin supplement for about two months now. Very pleased with this. I've seen megadoses of this on the shelf (then there are megadoses of just about every vitamin on the shelf) any case, I wouldn't take the megadose. I use the BBC guideline here: Vitamins and the one here: Treating Hair Loss Naturally. The former cites 150 mcg as the recommended daily allowance, with 500 to 1,500 mcg as the "typical therapeutic daily dose" and 2500 mcg as the maximum. The latter mentions amounts from 2000 to 3000 mcg. In my opinion, it's well to start small. If smaller amounts produce results, by all means save your money.

It took about a week for me to see results. I've had a seemingly lifelong problem with thin hair, with hair shedding throughout the day. I'd say about half as much hair falls out now after I wash it. And hardly any sheds during the day (this used to annoy the beejabbers out of me, frankly).

I'm anticipating full results in six months to a year. Good stuff.

Does it really matter if you wash your hair right after coloring it? I can admit I never found out. I've always washed my hair after coloring. looks guilty

This time I did not have time to wash my hair, so I'll end up seeing if it makes a difference or not (followed instructions...rinse color out thoroughly with warm water, apply deep conditioner, leave on two minutes, rinse conditioner out thoroughly). My hair feels quite clean now at any rate. Can't tell it wasn't washed. What was I worried about?

Life is short--keep on being beautiful!

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2 comment(s)
November 14, 2006 6:10 PM, Blogger Dain said...

Strangely, I had the same experience with Nature's Gate. It's potent and heavy, but not at all emollient in the way most conditioners are. I find it works well if you leave it in for a bit, as if it were a "treatment".

November 15, 2006 2:13 AM, Blogger Colleen Shirazi said...

Good idea. I can tell you, I like it. It's a brilliant find.


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