Posts tagged hair care
All About Hair Loss: Causes and what you can do to manage it

Hair loss is a sensitive topic for many women. We often feel that it’s a condition reserved for men, or women beyond a certain age, if at all. But hair fall can actually begin any time after puberty, and is more common than you think!

Female-pattern baldness is also more difficult to spot, since it occurs around the part of your hair, rather than a receding hairline or thinning crown that men experience. Some hair fall is also normal as hair naturally renews itself, with figures varying from the loss of 50 to 300 strands daily.

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Why you should switch to sulfate-free hair care + a list of gentler alternatives

I've since took note of how different shampoos affect my scalp and hair, and was shocked to discover that certain variants would actually cause breakouts near my hairline. I knew that certain skincare ingredients should be avoided, and a quick look at the ingredients list of shampoos I used revealed they all had one thing in common: sulfates.

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Sebamed Repair Shampoo

I hate to think of myself as a hair expert because my hair (scalp, too) and I ARE NOT ON THE SAME PAGE. You hear that, hair? You’re a crazy piece of dead skin. Sometimes I feel like I want to shave you off and just wear a wig 4evr. Yes, that’s a threat. You better not forget it.

Anyhoo, I’ve been sticking to only one shampoo for most of this year - Head & Shoulders, so boring I know, but it’s the only one that doesn’t break me out. Every time I try a new shampoo and it seems to not give me pimples I get all excited. Finally, something that doesn’t dry my hair like crazy! Could it be the one? But it never is. 

This time I’m really liking something from a brand that I have tried and enjoyed before - Sebamed. I've reviewed the facial wash and shampoo if you remember! I like Sebamed's products because they're formulated for sensitive skin; they're are gentle while still being effective for babies and adults. Sebamed used to be hard to find before, but now you can spot one in major Watsons branches. There's a prominent display in SM Aura Watsons.

Okay, let's talk about the Sebamed Repair Shampoo. It's meant for dry, stressed, and damaged hair. I don't think of my hair as damaged because I barely style it, but it is very dry and very stressed. The Repair Shampoo helps a ton! It moisturizes, cleans, and softens my hair.

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Lucido-L Repairing Oil for Straight Hair

I rarely use conditioner which is why my hair's overall smoothness rests heavily on hair oils. I find that oils are lighter on my fine hair and do not cause me to have bumps on my chin. They moisturize nicely, keeps my head from looking like a hay stack, and do not build up on my scalp! What else can I ask for?

My favorite hair oil slash serum is the Kerastase Ultime, but its amazing-ness comes with a hefty price tag. There are a lot of alternatives out there, however! One of them is the Lucido-L Repairing Oil for straight Hair (P295).

I admit that I wasn't familiar with Lucido-L until I visited one of those drugstore beauty stores in Tokyo - this is one of the most prominent brands displayed! So I got curious. I finally tried this oil which I think I got half a year ago.

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Reader Question: How often should Pinays wash their hair?

Hi Liz, just want to ask if how often should we shampoo our hair? I'm currently shampooing my hair everyday which I've read was not a good idea. I also have frequent hair fall and it's really frustrating. I've tried a lot of hair products that claims to prevent hair fall but none of them works for me. Any recommendations? Thanks! - Joanne

Hi Joanne! My opinion is that the frequency of hair washing should be approached on a case-to-case basis. It depends on how humid it is, and how exposed you are to the dirt and the sun! Washing too often can strip your hair and scalp of moisture; washing too little may lead to stickiness and stinkiness.

The trick is to find a balance. Try to see how long you can comfortably go without washing your hair, and that's your sweet spot. The truth is we don't need to wash our hair as long as it is clean and not overly greasy.

Personally I wash my hair every other day only as I am out of the house about three or four days a week. I work mainly from home so I can get away with not washing so often. If you commute everyday, however, perhaps it's wiser to clean your hair on a daily basis - at least with a mild shampoo.

If you're experiencing increased hair fall though, perhaps it's not the shampoo, but your lifestyle.

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Bed Head Tigi Styleshots Hi-Def Curls Shampoo and Conditioner

Let me tell you about my hair care routine before! I shampoo and then...that's it. I normally don't wear conditioner unless my hair is feeling dry (maybe once a month?). As for styling products, I just use serum and then mousse when I'm going somewhere important.

I make a conscious effort to keep my hair low-maintenance because my scalp is very sensitive, and besides, all the hair care products I've used in the past simply don't do much for my unruly, curly hair. But! All that changed when I started using the Bed Head Tigi Styleshots Hi-Def Curls Shampoo and Conditioner

Bed Head had an event for bloggers at Basement Salon a few weeks ago, which is where I first experienced their products. Allow me to tell you why I LOVE my Styleshots Hi-Def Curls set. I have photos to prove it, too.

What I love about the product

  • As promised, the shampoo and conditioner defined my curls and lessened frizz. My hair also feels smooth, soft, and bouncy instantly after I use them. Like I just came from the salon.
  • Smells phenomenal! Hi-Def Curls has this sort of fruity candy scent that really stays until I wash it off.
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