I never had hair problems - EVER. I was always so proud that my hair was jet black, silky and full. Would you believe that I've never had a single strand of white hair? Yes, I was also very proud of that because we have a family history of having white hair early. I was, you can say - happy with the crown of hair on my head. I've tried long and short hair styles too! I've colored it and styled it, used products everyday - but I never had it re-bonded. I was too chicken to damage my hair. That was my only limitation when it comes to my hair. I had this No to re-bonding policy even if I was tempted sooooo many many many times. Hahaha!!
But that fact (of having no hair problems) is long forgotten now. Ever since becoming a mom, well - you can say - I suffered major hair loss. When I was breastfeeding Kailee - it seemed that I was having quite heavy of a hair fall/loss. I never noticed it until a friend of mine mentioned it. I felt really embarrassed because - my hairline was receding and I am female. At first, I refused to accept it. I looked at pictures from weeks prior and months prior just to compare. And I couldn't believe it. I would stare at myself in the mirror inspecting my front hairline. I am not a vain person, but I did this everyday, I was half expecting my hair to grow back soon. I was very affected by the hair loss. I didn't even want to go out with friends. Then one day, I realized - you know what, just accept the hair loss. It will eventually grow back anyway.
And it did. Very awkwardly at that. I tell you when you saw me then, my front hair looked really funny. My hair is kind of wavy - so you can just imagine the mound of hair that I had in the front part - it was *wavy*. Hahaha!! I tried hair spray, and brushed it back - but it only emphasized the receging hairline. I tried hairbands, headbands - but they weren't *bagay* to my face shape. It took months to be honest, a LOT of awkward months - but my hair eventually grew back. But this time - it grew back with strands of white hair.
I would pull out the white hair and keep them. I guess, I wanted to keep count. But when I started to find white strands every so often - I stopped and threw them all away. It was such an eye opener for me, it made me realize that I was age-ing. So I decided to just color my hair - because the strands of white hair was depressing me.
With colored hair - shampooing is not easy. My hair has somehow dried out (because of age) and it has become very stiff after I shower. I then became lazy in drying my hair too, so I would just air dry it. I am thankful that I found a conditioner to use that would somehow tame my hair. And I was contended.
I've heard and seen Zenutrients' Gugo shampoo for years now. I have friends who swear by it, they have repeatedly told me to try it. But matigas ang ulo ko e, and I didn't listen. I have this certain impression of a gugo shampoo being pungent. People swear by it's effectivity but I just couldn't bring myself to buy and use it. Once, someone gave me a full bottle of Gugo shampoo, and I just gave it away. I don't know - I just can't bring myself to use it.
Last week, while we were in Greenhills we stopped by the toy store across of Zenutirents in Virra Mall. For some strange reason, I picked up a bottle and saw that there was actual Gugo inside the shampoo bottle! It was very surprising to see it to be honest. But what surprised me more was when I declared to the staff that I was buying the smallest size to try! Hahaha! It costs P200 something, I forgot the exact amount. To be honest, it was quite pricey since a big bottle of my favorite shampoos would cost the same and the size was triple of it. But I bought it anyway.
I tried it when I got home. I loved the minty smell and I loved the minty feel it had on my scalp. One thing I didn't like though was that after washing the shampoo off my hair - it became stiff! I then used my trusty conditioner and it became softer again.
I was surprised that when I brushed my wet hair it was smooth! I used to dread brushing because of the tangles and the stiffness of the hair. I then used my hair dryer to dry it and I was surprised how FLAT & SMOOTH my hair was becoming. After drying it - I felt it. MY HEAD FELT LIGHTER!! Hahaha.. I had the same feeling when I cut my hair last November. IT WAS LIBERATING! I loved that my hair was light, smooth and not heavy to my head. I thought, ah - baka this was just a fluke. I declared to use it everyday since using it first last Sunday.
4 nights have passed and I'm officially a believer. What made me a believe? Well, on Monday night, I was too lazy to use the hair dryer - so I just left my hair to dry by itself. I just brushed it once after towel drying it and that was it. I was very surprised that when I woke up - my hair felt light, it was smoother (like I hair dry-ed it the night before) and it was very manageable - no tangles!! I loved the result, but the at the back of my head - maybe it was a fluke (I thought, I was still doubting it) - so I did the same thing for the next two nights.
The result was still the same. Hair felt lighter, no more tangles, hair was soft to the touch and smoother. I was AMAZED with the result. I guess it was only then that I realized why my friends loved this shampoo. This was the reason. I wish I listened to them sooner. Sigh.
I guess, I needed to go through the process on my own to believe in the effect of Zenurtrients' Gugo Shampoo. I am now officially a convert. I will go buy the large pump shampoo when I got to the mall this weekend. Hahaha! I will purchase a small one for my mom to try too. I still have an issue with the price, but then when I think about it - it makes my hair feel great thus making me feel good. And when I feel good about myself - I am a happier person and happiness is infectious! Hahaha... I guess, it will be worth it.
Thank you to my friends Kath, Maymay and Tin for always mentioning to try Zenutrients' Gugo Shampoo. I finally tried it after a year of hearing good things (from you) about the shampoo. So now, I am officially a convert. Hahahaha!! :)
Make sure to buy the Gugo shampoo and the conditioner! They go hand in hand.