Combating hair loss – continued post

Mar 5, 2012 by
in Life as it is, Oh the things of beauty, Reviews

2 months ago, I blogged about my hair loss problems and the products I have purchased to combat it. This is a continued post, basically on product reviews.

But before I begin, let’s just say, THEY WORK! I am very surprised, and in fact, secretly very grateful *sniffs* to these products for helping me rid the hair loss problem. I wouldn’t stop using them anymore! No need to go for expensive hair-loss treatments at those china-sounding places for now – YAY!

{1} Phyto Phytocyane Revitalizing Shampoo (for thinning hair-women) – with Ginkgo biloba, Grapeseed, Cinchona bark extract and Coconut oil. This is the shampoo which I use almost daily (Once in a while, I use another shampoo just to prevent product built-up). Available at Watsons and Guardian.

In the short 2 months, I am already into my second bottle. It’s a brown, very-liquid-y shampoo, with a strong herbal scent (not unpleasant), and it lathers up well. Normally, I will massage my scalp while using this shampoo to clean my hair. Then, before I wash it off, I leave it on for a minute, just so that the natural goodness of the ingredients can seep into my scalp and nourish my hair!

It washes off easily and because it’s a very gentle shampoo, you wouldn’t find your hair too dry even if you wash it daily. Sometimes, when I have a long day, I even wash my hair twice.

Even though Phyto products are slightly pricey, I feel that this shampoo really does work, and have been recommending it to my friends. 

{2} NaturVital Hair Loss Tonic Treatment – with Wheat and Soybean seeds, Ginseng extracts and Hops. I apply this to my scalp and give it a massage straight after shampooing and washing. Available at Guardian.

This, like salon hair-loss-ampoules, is very cooling and icy on the scalp. I like the fact that it comes with a pointy end, so that you can direct the tonic to the different areas of the scalp, just like how they do it in salons!

I will normally just towel-dry my hair and then start using this tonic on my scalp. The most important step is to massage, massage and massage. I will massage for at least 2-3 minutes, making sure that it gets absorbed. Even though it is a big bottle, and I only use it once a day, I have finished it about 5-6 weeks after I started using it. I think it’s because I was super worried about my hair, and hence was very generous with feeding it with tonic. A bottle should last about 2 months, depending on the amount you use.

If you have a serious problem, I suggest you use more at the start, and then decrease to a constant after seeing improvements in your condition.

{3} Naturelle d’Orient Argan Oil for Face, Body and Hair – 100% pure and organic Morrocan Argan oil. As I do not use a conditioner now (they make my hair and scalp too oily), I use a couple of drops of Argan oil, the liquid gold, to hydrate and nourish my hair. It’s working wonders even though I use so little of it. Available on

This Argan Oil probably did not help with increasing my rate of hair growth, but it did help to nourish my mane. I do not use any conditioner now, and only apply a teeny bit of Argan Oil to my wet hair after combing. It helps my hair to stay soft, and also reduces its frizziness. A sample tube of 8ml lasted me around 1 month, which I think makes the Argan Oil very affordable even though it seems to be pricey! It costs S$69.55 for a 50ml bottle, but it really works wonder, and doesn’t use up as quickly as I thought. One good news is that My Life Store is having a 3/8 International Women’s Day Sale now, so you can grab a bottle at only S$38. I grabbed 1 immediately!

Even though I have affiliations with the store, I am sincerely recommending this product to readers, because it just is SO GOOD. This is not an advertorial at all. The oil is multi-purpose – you can even use it on cracked heels, dry elbows or cuticles. It’s very safe to use, and super anti-aging. It also doesn’t have any smell, unlike coconut oil!

To round up, I must admit that I can’t tell whether the shampoo or the tonic was more effective, or whether it was a combination of them that brought about the great results. But if you are facing a problem with your hair, perhaps you could give both products a try, and let me know if they work on you too! I wish you luck! 

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  1. Hi There, You are truly like a god sent gift, i have been searching all over the net for someone with some sort of success story with regards to female hair loss. Have you ever found out the reason behind your loss? I am told that it’s genetic but for some reason I refuse to believe that and that I should just sit back and do absolutely nothing about it. I will definitely be trying these products but I am uncertain as to whether we have the: Phyto Phytocyane Shampoo in South Africa. Please do respond.

    Thank you and God Bless

    • Hi, I don’t think the reason behind my hair loss was genetic, but honestly, I didn’t get it checked. Rather, I think it has to do with my lifestyle – I was eating foods with high sodium content and also sleeping late at night. I altered by lifestyle and also started using the shampoo and hair tonic, and since then, my problem lessened!

      Hope it works for u!

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