Dealing with thinning or falling hair can leave anyone feeling at a loss and as videos of Alyssa Milano went viral earlier this season and we started questioning COVID-19 as a cause, we began to look a little closer.
It was about mid-way through Pandemic-ville when I started noticing a little extra hair shedding in the shower, which I attributed to the change in seasons. A little while later, I started finding little piles on my pillow. Then, it started to get scary. Realizing this wasn’t a late summer shed, I ramped up my usual B-Complex Vitamin with a dermatologist-recommended formula.
From gummies to oils, shampoos and hair treatments - I’m sure we’ve all seen the Instagram and Facebook ads for cure-alls about products such as Vegamour, HUM, Hers and Nutrafol – so, which one is a girl to choose?
How I Knew It Was More Than Just Shedding:
Chatting with friends, we began discussing the “widening of the hairline.” Something, you probably wouldn’t normally notice with a full hairline and wavy texture, as I have. Questioning the widening of my hairline, I started going through old pictures and zooming in on my pre-pandemic hairline, and that’s when $hit got real. I wasn’t just shedding, my hairline was in fact widening.
What I Did About My Hair Loss:
With a recommendation from a dermatologist and first-hand experience (from a best friend with a similar situation), I decided to try Nutrafol. *Note: This is not a paid ad, I personally signed up and bought this product. I’ll admit, I was a bit hesitant to make such a ($$$) commitment monthly, but never in my life have I experienced such widespread hair loss and amidst the lingering pandemic, I would try anything.
How It Works:
Working in the beauty industry for some time, I knew about topical treatments that I could try, however, Nutrafol’s tagline “Hair wellness from within” looped me in as a more intense approach marketed to “Improves hair growth with visibly more thickness and strength by targeting root causes of thinning hair like stress, environment, and nutrition.” In short, from what I read on the website and in reviews, this targeted system of vitamins (although not vegan - sorry) would treat and reverse my symptoms. #SOLD.
One Month In:
Around the 3-week mark, I noticed my nails were substantially stronger and I didn’t have as much hair fall in the shower or on a daily basis. This alone took away the worry and anxiety I felt when first experiencing the initial hair fall. The recommendation is to try this product for at least 6 months to see a difference, and after my first month, I am hooked.
How To Order:
If you head to their website - nutrafol.com - you can shop their products (Nutrafol Women, Nutrafol Women’s Balance, or Nutrafol Men) or opt for a quiz with more personalized recommendations. Opting into the quiz will also allow you to add-on 1-2 targeted supplements. (DHT-Inhibitor, Vitamin-B Booster, Digestive Enzyme, Sugar Balance, Liver Support, Stress Adaptogen, or Hairbiotic). *As always, I urge you to take a look at the ingredients, read the reviews for yourself, and chat with your doctor about what the best options are before committing.
I’ll report back in a few months on my progress! #KeepGrowing!
*Please note these are my personal opinions from first-hand experience. The information presented on the Site is in no way intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical treatment. You should always consult with your physician or other health care professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, beginning any diet, nutrition or fitness plan or adopting any treatment for a health problem, whether offered on the Site or otherwise.