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Hairy Matters with HAIRGENX

Healthy luscious hair is a trait we can all take for granted, but what does it mean when you start experiencing hair loss? Well, I can’t give the exact answer, and if you are worried, perhaps you should visit your doctor to discuss as each type of hair loss has different causes although some of the types are really not understood properly.images

Could it be genetics?

Male pattern baldness is hereditary passing from generation to generation, if you are a man and you know your father was bald or balding the likelihood that you will experience the same type of hair loss is quite high however it is not clear if this is the case with female-pattern baldness, although it is clear that women who have been through menopause may have increased chance of female-pattern baldness because they have fewer female hormones.

Could it be an immune imbalance?

Androgenic alopecia is an autoimmune condition, where the body’s natural defence is hindered and struggles to protect it from infection from bacteria and viruses. When the immune system attacks the cause of infection, but in the case of alopecia areata it damages the hair follicles instead, the reason for this is still unknown. The hair follicles are not permanently damaged and in many cases the hair grows back within a few months. If you have any other autoimmune disease, such as thyroid disease, diabetes, vitiligo could mean that you would be more likely to be affected by alopecia areata.

Could it be related to medical treatments?

In cases where someone has undergone major medical treatments in most cases for cancer, most commonly chemotherapy however not all chemo drugs cause hair loss and sometimes the hair loss is so small it is hardly noticeable. When I was a teenager, after having various surgeries, none related for anything to do with cancer and/or chemotherapy I experienced terrible hair loss and hair fall. Eventually, some clever doctor rooted it back to having a couple of anaesthetics within a certain period of time. Certain medications also are attributed to hair fall, some are worse than others. Continue reading

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Product Review – Sultans Gold Shampoo & Conditioner

Sultans Gold Shampoo & Conditioner

The Shampoo and Conditioner both have a very light smell, which is absolutely beautiful and lasts on your hair. They contain Moroccan Argan oil which is a bountiful source of Vitamin E and an antioxidant which has anti-aging and anti-wrinkle properties.SULTANS GOLD

The Argan oil which is the main ingredient in these products is absolutely lovely and moisturising and suitable improving hydration and feeding the hair and skin. The bottles are fairly small in size, but with only using a little bit of product for a big result my shampoo and conditioner lasted me over 2 months worth of washes (anyone who knows the length of my hair will be amazed!), with a little extra conditioner left over. Every wash renewed the moisture back into my hair.20130807_190939

Unlike more cream-like substances, the shampoo feels more like a gel in your hand until the water hits it and it effortlessly glides through your hair, once rinsed, your hair feels amazing and smells fresh. Since using the Shampoo and Conditioner my hair has been less dry at the tips (damn you winter and visiting Johannesburg’s dry winter) and feels incredibly healthy. Due to the excessive moisturising properties of the shampoo my forever oily scalp has insisted I wash my hair daily however I can imagine for people who suffer from dry hair and/or dry scalp this product must work like a dream! The tips of my hair feel renewed and my hair shines all day.

For use in oily hair I would suggest only using this product in the drier, winter months as it adds so much moisture into the hair and can very easily start to appear looking greasy. I would suggest anyone to try this product that suffers from dry hair or scalp/dandruff problems for its amazing moisturising properties. Amazing shampoo for R225 is a real steal.

Sultans Gold products are sulphate free, which is great for anyone that colours their hair or struggles from hair fall it also is suitable for anyone who has had a Brazilian blow-wave or similar treatments and doesn’t want to fork out the expensive salon priced products. Sultans Gold additionally is paraben free, which is suitable for everyone. Parabens are used not only in Shampoos and Conditioners but widely in a lot of cosmetics which prolong the shelf life of said cosmetics resulting in minimal bacterial growth which in theory is good, however in practice it is linked to increased levels in Estrogen which can result in premature puberty in teenagers and adding to hair and scalp problems by deteriorating the hair follicles by damaging the hair cuticle which makes the hair dull and brittle.

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Lastly the products are vegetarian as they contain NO animal ingredients and are cruelty free. What is not to love about this shampoo and conditioner?

Shop for it online now at lushberry.co.za and get it delivered for free!LUSHBERRY.CO.ZA

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This is not a sponsored review, however I received these products from LushBerry for reviewing purposes which has not altered my view on this product in anyway.

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