It is like the Quest for the Holy Grail. I am always searching for new products and ideas to help with my thin hair, as evident from the number of blog posts I have dedicated to this subject. I seem to be forever refining and changing my routine. I am moving away from chemicals towards a more natural approach, so I want to set the story straight now. I am no longer using, Clinicure, Rogaine, Nizoral, KMS, as I have mentioned in previous posts below:
In July, I asked fellow Diva, Lauren Chiodo-Benmuvhar to share her regimen of using Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar to clean and condition her hair. You can read more in the post here http://pcosdiva.com/2013/07/a-natural-hair-treatment/
I tried this routine from late June to early August and saw a big difference in the texture and manageability of my hair. I now see tons of new regrowth, the only downside was that it seemed to strip the color from my hair and made it kind of dry. Another Diva suggested that the baking soda only be used for about 6 weeks and then transition to a natural oil rich bar shampoo.
Soon after she made that suggestion, I came across a locally made bar shampoo at a natural health store here in my hometown of Nashua, NH.
On their website they state, “Unique, contemporary, and totally terrific, this fine formulation of our bar shampoo is based on the original formulation but has no added fragrance. It is designed for people who prefer none, or have allergies to deal with.
Tea Tree Oil has powerful antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that help enhance our shampoo’s abilities to effectively tame dermatitis, itchy-flaky-scalp conditions and may also stimulate hair growth!
Hemp Oil contains a combination of essential fatty acids that supply your hair’s acute nutritional needs.
Last but not least, Almond Oil is also added to provide the ever important moisturizing, healthy hair requires.”
I have been using this bar shampoo which only cost $6.99 for about a month now and still doing the apple cider vinegar rinse. My husband commented the other day on how thick my hair looked and felt. Perhaps I have found my Holy Grail.