This post is sponsored by 2-Minute Club Pura D’or
Remember how Mazen affectionally called my ponytail “Big Hair”? He has always loved my hair, and for years it was a character in our house. “Good morning, Big Hair!” “Hug for Big Hair!” I think it was a comfort to him going back to breastfeeding when he would tangle his little fingers it in while he nursed.
Pura D’or recently sent me their hair loss prevention shampoo and conditioner. When I spoke with them on the phone, we went on a long tangent conversation about all of the hair changes that come with having a baby.
I remember shortly after having Mazen I got my hair highlighted for the first time. I had no idea it would take MANY HOURS (including waiting in the salon and a haircut). But once I was there I was stuck in the chair, and I remember how badly I needed to nurse Mazen when I got home.
I also remember how much hair I lost those first 9 months after he was born. My hormones were changing and every shower I had, so much hair fall out. So much so that I had to have my tub drain snaked. It was gross, and it wasn’t something I was prepared for!
Following that period of hair loss was a period of hair growth! I had constant fly-aways and tufts of new hair growth coming out of my head, looking like I’d stuck my finger in a socket.
But then there are super sweet hair moments too, like when Mazen played with it when he was a baby. And when Big Hair became his BFF. Even our neighbor started saying hello to Big Hair!
Pura D’or’s hair products work with your body to promote hair growth and reduce breakage. There are 15 key active ingredients that work together to make hair stronger, shinier, thicker and healthier. These include Biotin, Pumpkin Seed, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Nettle, and other plant-based ingredients.
I loved seeing each ingredient named and explained on the 2-Minute Club website:
Amla Oil – A fruit known as the ‘wonder berry’ in its native India for thousands of years. It is concentrated in L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C 160 times more potent than in an apple) it naturally strengthens the hair follicle to support hair health.
Black Cumin Seed Oil – Comprised of more than 80% polyunsaturated fatty acids, this powerful ancient oil is rich in Omega-6 gamma linolenic acid, a super-antioxidant that helps prevent thinning and dryness.
Cedarwood Oil – An essential oil extracted from the Himalayan cedar tree that stimulates and strengthens hair follicles to promote hair health while calming and soothing the scalp.
Hibiscus Flower Oil – A vibrant floral oil with potent scalp stimulating properties to allow for better absorption of nutrients into hair follicle and a thickening effect.
Green Tea Leaf Extract – Extracted from the leaves of this popular tea that are rich in polyphenols, flavonoids, and antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E as well as zinc and selenium. These are known essential components to naturally prevent hair thinning and encourage hair regrowth.Stinging Nettle Root Extract – Helps to support hair health topically due to the high content of silica and sulfur in the leaves. Hair is shinier and healthier. Works synergistically with Pygeum to boost benefits of both.Rosemary Oil – An herbal essential oil that feeds and nourishes the hair and scalp to prevent thinning and breakage. Contains proteins that repair damaged hair cuticles and prevent further damage so hair is smoother and stronger.
Clary Sage Oil – A fragrant, herbal essential oil known for its anti-stress and calming properties that naturally helps prevent hair thinning and dandruff while enhancing overall shine and condition.
He Shou Wu Root Extract – Used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, this medicinal root boosts SOD (superoxide dismutase) activity to slow the effects of aging, including hair thinning by neutralizing free radicals and stimulating hair follicles.
Saw Palmetto Extract – A medicinal Native American plant with small berries used as an herbal remedy for hundreds of years. Shown to strengthen weak hair follicles to help prevent hair thinning while boosting volume.Soy Isoflavones – Supports the production of hyaluronic acid, “nature’s moisturizer” for the scalp providing nourishment to the deep layers to promote healthy hair. The hyaluronic acid also forms a protective barrier on hair follicles.
Niacin – Known as Vitamin B3 is essential for a healthy, nourished scalp and hair. It promotes stronger and thicker hair while enhancing overall hair texture and volume.Beta-Sitosterol – A powerful plant sterol extracted from soybeans that promotes a healthy scalp with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to prevent hair thinning. Works in tandem with saw palmetto to boost benefits to hair and scalp.Biotin – Vitamin H or B7, is part of the super B-Complex vitamins that deeply moisturizers, conditions, and fortifies hair when applied to the hair and scalp. It also boosts shine and strengthens from root to tip.Tea Tree Oil – A powerful essential oil native to Australia that is well known for its antiseptic properties. On the scalp it eliminates any harmful bacteria to promote a healthy scalp for new hair follicles to grow and thrive in resulting in fuller, softer and shinier hair. It is also excellent in treating and soothing dandruff and itchy scalp to help prevent hair thinning.
So then the question is, does it work? I’ve been using them for about a month, and I definitely have some of those tufts of new hair growth popping out. See here:
I also had been using it up to my TV appearances last month, and I had someone come up to me from the set and ask what I did to get my hair so shiny. I told her healthy fats and this shampoo might be the key! The products come highly rated, so there are thousands of people who have reaped the benefits of them.
If you’d like to try these out yourself, you can get a $20 off discount and free shipping on your first purchase with the code katheats on the 2-Minute Club website which is the official membership site for Pura D’or. The blue line that I tried is $40, so you receive 50% off of that and free shipping. Please note that you will be signing up for a subscription but if for any reason you don’t like the product, you can cancel at any time without any penalties.
Happy showers, happy hair!
Thanks to 2-Minute Club and Pura D’or for sponsoring this post!