I’ve been under a lot of stress lately. I’m not even really sure why. I think it mainly has to do with not having enough time to do stuff, or managing the time I have to do stuff badly. I’ll be the first to admit, I often get overwhelmed when I HAVE to get something done that I don’t really want to do.
I’ve been totally convinced that my hair is falling out. I don’t know if it actually is, any more than normal, but I shed a lot and get kind of alarmed when a clump (which is actually just a few strands) falls out in my hand. My hair is pretty fine and can look somewhat thin if I let it go unwashed for a day or so, or if I straighten it. I often have my own hair stuck all over my shirt and end up picking it off, wondering when I’ll be bald. My co-workers can tell you I’m often complaining that “all of my hair is falling out and I’m going to be bald soon and have to wear a wig”. Dramatic? Maybe.
So I bought some stuff.
The first thing I picked up is Kerastase Initialiste. This is a serum that comes in a really fancy bottle that would probably smash into a zillion pieces if I dropped it. Basically, it is to improve the health of your scalp. It’s a light, pleasant smelling serum that you squeeze out of a pipette and massage into your scalp while your hair is still wet. I’ve been using it consistently for a few weeks and have definitely noticed new growth…I sort of have a “halo” of new hair growing in. I don’t really know if it has done anything for strength, and I haven’t noticed reduced “shedding” with this alone. Not sure if it’s worth the exorbitant price.
The next thing I bought, because I hadn’t seen *that* much difference with the Initialiste, is the Nioxin System 3 Cleanser & Conditioner. This stuff is awesome. It smells like Andes mints and really feels refreshing…especially the conditioner which tingles to the point of almost being annoying. I have DEFINITELY noticed my hair looks thicker and healthier since using this. I’m not sure if it has reduced hair fallout yet, but I do realize that the amount falling out might be normal anyway. I was on the fence about buying this (I stared at the shelf in ULTA for a good half hour wondering what to do), but I’m glad I did. I have noticed that my scalp gets less oily using this, also, so I can go longer between washings. If you are interested in Nioxin I recommend going to their site to find the best one for your hair type, as they have several depending on the condition and texture of your hair.