I never had hair problems – EVER. I was always so proud that my hair was jet black, silky and full. Would you believe that I’ve never had a single strand of white hair? Yes, I was also very proud of that because we have a family history of having white hair early. I was, you can say – happy with the crown of hair on my head. I’ve tried long and short hair styles too! I’ve colored it and styled it, used products everyday – but I never had it re-bonded. I was too chicken to damage my hair. That was my only limitation when it comes to my hair. I had this No to re-bonding policy even if I was tempted sooooo many many many times. Hahaha!!
But that fact (of having no hair problems) is long forgotten now. Ever since becoming a mom, well – you can say – I suffered major hair loss. When I was breastfeeding Kailee – it seemed that I was having quite heavy of a hair fall/loss. I never noticed it until a friend of mine mentioned it. I felt really embarrassed because – my hairline was receding and I am female. At first, I refused to accept it. I looked at pictures from weeks prior and months prior just to compare. And I couldn’t believe it. I would stare at myself in the mirror inspecting my front hairline. I am not a vain person, but I did this everyday, I was half expecting my hair to grow back soon. I was very affected by the hair loss. I didn’t even want to go out with friends. Then one day, I realized – you know what, just accept the hair loss. It will eventually grow back anyway.
And it did. Very awkwardly at that. I tell you when you saw me then, my front hair looked really funny. My hair is kind of wavy – so you can just imagine the mound of hair that I had in the front part – it was *wavy*. Hahaha!! I tried hair spray, and brushed it back – but it only emphasized the receging hairline. I tried hairbands, headbands – but they weren’t *bagay* to my face shape. It took months to be honest, a LOT of awkward months – but my hair eventually grew back. But this time – it grew back with strands of white hair.
I would pull out the white hair and keep them. I guess, I wanted to keep count. But when I started to find white strands every so often – I stopped and threw them all away. It was such an eye opener for me, it made me realize that I was age-ing. So I decided to just color my hair – because the strands of white hair was depressing me.
With colored hair – shampooing is not easy. My hair has somehow dried out (because of age) and it has become very stiff after I shower. I then became lazy in drying my hair too, so I would just air dry it. I am thankful that I found a conditioner to use that would somehow tame my hair. And I was contended.
I’ve heard and seen Zenutrients’ Gugo shampoo for years now. I have friends who swear by it, they have repeatedly told me to try it. But matigas ang ulo ko e, and I didn’t listen. I have this certain impression of a gugo shampoo being pungent. People swear by it’s effectivity but I just couldn’t bring myself to buy and use it. Once, someone gave me a full bottle of Gugo shampoo, and I just gave it away. I don’t know – I just can’t bring myself to use it.
Last week, while we were in Greenhills we stopped by the toy store across of Zenutirents in Virra Mall. For some strange reason, I picked up a bottle and saw that there was actual Gugo inside the shampoo bottle! It was very surprising to see it to be honest. But what surprised me more was when I declared to the staff that I was buying the smallest size to try! Hahaha! It costs P200 something, I forgot the exact amount. To be honest, it was quite pricey since a big bottle of my favorite shampoos would cost the same and the size was triple of it. But I bought it anyway.
I tried it when I got home. I loved the minty smell and I loved the minty feel it had on my scalp. One thing I didn’t like though was that after washing the shampoo off my hair – it became stiff! I then used my trusty conditioner and it became softer again.
I was surprised that when I brushed my wet hair it was smooth! I used to dread brushing because of the tangles and the stiffness of the hair. I then used my hair dryer to dry it and I was surprised how FLAT & SMOOTH my hair was becoming. After drying it – I felt it. MY HEAD FELT LIGHTER!! Hahaha.. I had the same feeling when I cut my hair last November. IT WAS LIBERATING! I loved that my hair was light, smooth and not heavy to my head. I thought, ah – baka this was just a fluke. I declared to use it everyday since using it first last Sunday.
4 nights have passed and I’m officially a believer. What made me a believe? Well, on Monday night, I was too lazy to use the hair dryer – so I just left my hair to dry by itself. I just brushed it once after towel drying it and that was it. I was very surprised that when I woke up – my hair felt light, it was smoother (like I hair dry-ed it the night before) and it was very manageable – no tangles!! I loved the result, but the at the back of my head – maybe it was a fluke (I thought, I was still doubting it) – so I did the same thing for the next two nights.
The result was still the same. Hair felt lighter, no more tangles, hair was soft to the touch and smoother. I was AMAZED with the result. I guess it was only then that I realized why my friends loved this shampoo. This was the reason. I wish I listened to them sooner. Sigh.
I guess, I needed to go through the process on my own to believe in the effect of Zenurtrients’ Gugo Shampoo. I am now officially a convert. I will go buy the large pump shampoo when I got to the mall this weekend. Hahaha! I will purchase a small one for my mom to try too. I still have an issue with the price, but then when I think about it – it makes my hair feel great thus making me feel good. And when I feel good about myself – I am a happier person and happiness is infectious! Hahaha… I guess, it will be worth it.
Thank you to my friends Kath, Maymay and Tin for always mentioning to try Zenutrients’ Gugo Shampoo. I finally tried it after a year of hearing good things (from you) about the shampoo. So now, I am officially a convert. Hahahaha!! 🙂
Make sure to buy the Gugo shampoo and the conditioner! They go hand in hand.
I love organic stuff. I use naman human nature. 🙂 May be will try this one next time.
I hear a lot of good things about Zenutrients! I should check out this one..
Wohoo! Another environment friendly option 🙂
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This is another good organic product for girls like me na long hair. Hope to try this one of this days. Thanks for sharing sis 🙂
Uy I wanna try this one! I have no problems with my hair din.. kaso when I had coloring last year, medyo naging dry na ung ulo. I always end up with tangled hair (tamad magsuklay eh haha)
Uy, thanks for the recommendation. I'm on the lookout for a nice shampoo that will just leave my hair clean, yung hindi mabigat ang feeling. Added this to the list of things I have to try sa next uwi sa Pilipinas 🙂
I have a gugo shampoo too and currently using it now! I tandem it with it's conditioner and so far, less falling hair!
Sounds like another good natural option. I've also been using Human Nature for some time now. Will take note.
Hair loss is my biggest problem inside the house. Why? Because I could always see hair strands (sobrang dami) sa 1) bathroom after my bath or even if I pee lang; 2) sa bed; 3) and anywhere sa sahig. I would sweep the floor siguro every four hours and still, parang di sila nauubos. Even pala sa carpet, meron. I have thick hair and di ba masyadong kakapal hair ko if I use that Gugo shampoo? SUper thanks
oh my dad would love this! he's such a fan of organic products.. lalo na shampoo! there's this one shampoo he used before, may roots pa inside the bottle – just can't remember the name. 😀
I want to try this, my hair fall problem is getting worse. 🙁
Smooth ba kahit walang conditioner???
I also have problems with hair loss, my all-natural hairfall defense shampoo is not helping. You can see strands of hair everywhere + I find it alarming + downright annoying, too!
I have tried another Zen Nutrients product + I absolutely loved it. Will check this out the next time I go to the mall.