I have never had thick luscious hair, but have been able to rely on styling products and hair extensions to give me the look I want with no issues. After having my daughter, though, my postpartum hair loss felt more extreme and I panicked especially about the hair loss, especially close to my hairline. Hair extensions work well for length and volume, but once thinning and loss hit the hairline, it's time to consider some additional options. This is a big area of insecurity for me so I was on a mission to find some products that could help me out.
*Vegamour enters the chat*
I had seen posts raving about the products on social media, but wanted to do some more research myself. I was delighted to find that they are vegan, cruelty free, and don’t have all of the baddie ingredients we all hear about (sulfates, parabens, etc.). I am careful not only about what I use on my real hair, but my extensions as well (they’re expensive so I do not play around!). Luckily it seemed like these products were a good solution for both my natural hair and my faux locks.
For the past month I’ve been using The Everyday Kit, which includes GRO Revitalizing Shampoo, Conditioner, and Dry Shampoo. I’ve been very impressed with the results already. Here are my highlights:
These are now a staple in my haircare routine and I would recommend them to any postpartum mom who is going through the same thing. I am not still breastfeeding, but based on the ingredients these are products I would be comfortable using while breastfeeding and even while pregnant. Of course, talk to your doctor and make your own decision, but for me these get the stamp of approval.
I also want to mention, over the years I’ve had chats with many other women who have experienced thinning hair or hair loss during a time when their IBD was really bad. I went through this for years and know how much of a blow it can be to your confidence. If you fall in that bucket, this could be a haircare line for you to look into. Especially with the assurance of clean ingredients you can confidently use the products without worrying about scalp irritation or exacerbating any other skin condition (also common with IBD/autoimmune diseases).
When it comes to price point, the products are on par with other high end hair care brands. I feel good about making the investment in these, because I know exactly what I am getting thanks to the transparency around ingredients and IT ACTUALLY WORKS. Worth. Every. Penny. They also offer mini sizes (which you know I love) of the shampoo, conditioner, and dry shampoo. So if you want to try before grabbing the full size versions, that is an option.
You can take a deep dive into the science behind the products and their ingredients, here, and shop the full product line on their website.
Next up on my list to try is the GRO Hair Serum…
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Sharing my raw and real journey through motherhood and navigating Crohn’s Disease. CrohnicallyBlonde is a place where I serve up my unfiltered commentary on chronic illness, mental health, pregnancy, and motherhood alongside lighter lifestyle content like beauty product reviews, travel tips, and book recommendations. My hope is that by authentically sharing my story I can help others going through similar situations not feel so alone and maybe even laugh along with me.