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Parachute Advansed Therapie Hair Fall Control with Root Healing Complex.

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Here a product from the company that manufactures Parachute coconut hair oil. I am sure many of you like me have memories of Parachute coconut oil from our childhood days. My friends mom was such a fan of it that every Sunday would be spent sitting in the sun in winters or under shade of a tree on hot days and a hard-core session of application of the coconut oil would ensue. My friend now has beautiful dark hair. Thick, straight, full of shine. You would mistake it for chemically straightened hair, but no gals……it is au natural.

Coming back to the Hair Fall Control  variant of Parachute…..here is a snapshot :

Here is what the package has to say about hair fall and the product :

Kindly note that it says that ''Not for hereditary hair fall. Not for hairfall due to medical conditions".

Here are the INGREDIENTS :


I like how the products listed above are herbal.

PRICE:INR 190 (USD  ~4.28) for 190ml.

WHY DID I PICK THIS PRODUCT :
Was suffering from stress induced hair loss. Lots of hair coming out in clumps. With the market littered with so many anti hair fall products, I picked this because I trust the brand.


USAGE :

(The product come with a leaflet in the box with further details about the oil and method of usage. That insert is long-lost by me, but here is how I used this hair oil….)
It says to use thrice a week, overnight. I used it every alternate night before bed and washed off the next morning.

-The bottle comes with a transparent cap with ml markings on it with a leaflet that advises the amount (ml) of oil to be used depending on you hair length. I did well without this addition.

DURATION OF USAGE :
~6months.


MY EXPERIENCE :

-The oil has a pleasant herbal fragrance, nothing repulsive. It has a light brown colour to it and occasional blackish residues pour out with the oil. The leaflet said that it is absolutely harmless and a part of the oil ingredient.

The caramel coloured oil may show some black deposits but it is a harmless component of the oil.

-Nothing special about the application. It is to be used like just any other hair oil, preferably well massaged into the scalp.

-I left the oil overnight as per the recommendation. Washed off well with my usual shampoo (Garnier Fructis Long and Strong) the next morning.

-Did not notice any change in the hair loss until after the second week when the hair loss gradually started to decrease. In a period of  around 2months, my hair fall stopped completely.

-The best thing about this product is that it not only rid me of my hair loss but also MARKEDLY IMPROVED THE TEXTURE OF MY HAIR. I had some botched up chemical hair treatment at the salon which had made my hair rough, brittle, split-ended. Use of this product got my hair back at its feet and gave strength and softness to my hair. Also, the split ends never came back! This is the reason why I continued to use the hair oil even after the hair fall stopped.


Now for THE DOWNSIDE :
-I suffered from stress induced hair loss around 4-5months back. Again!!  I got this hair oil. Used it religiously for 3months until giving up. This second time somehow, it did not stop my hair loss. Don’t know why, don’t know how…..


WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT :

Definitely. It worked beautifully the first time around. It not only stopped my hair loss,  but remarkably improved the hair quality. I hold no grouse that it did not work the second time around. Who know what could be the reason.
This is an effective and very cheap product with so many benefits. I have used Vichy  Dercos (cost a BOMB) which did nothing for my hair. I would really advice you to look into this product if  you are suffering from hair loss.

However, please keep in mind that, as stated in the product package, this product is NOT FOR HEREDITARY HAIR FALL. NOT FOR HAIR FALL DUE TO MEDICAL CONDITIONS.
So if you have male pattern baldness, you would do better with a hair transplant. If you have hair loss due to some fungal infection, see a dermatologist. Rest of you……join the fan club 🙂

Thanks.


Biotique Shopping Spree.

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I got a bunch of products from Biotique for my hair and a undereye cream.

Suffering from bad stress induced hair fall. My fine, thin, silky hair is getting finer, thinner and rough!  I have some undereye fine lines….not very bothered about it. Call me crazy but I kinda think it is cute 😛   Crows feet are a strict no, no though. Thankfully, don’t have any at the moment.

Time for something…..anything! And that is where Biotique comes in.

Hope I come around to reviewing these 🙂


Why Biotique?

1. It is trusted Indian brand in Ayurvedic products. It has been in the Indian market for as long as I can remember.

2. Had used some of its products as a teenager and had satisfactory results.

3. Claims to be “organically pure and preservative free”.

4. No animal testing; a special bonus for all the animal lovers.

5. Cheaper, if you compare with the other  similar products in the market like Shahnaz Hussein, Lush and The Body Shop.

BUT  and a big but here is they claim that their products are good to go for 3 years which I find hard to digest when propped up with claims of being preservative free. How an organic product can last for 3 years sans any preservative is beyond my understanding…..
I mean, take the example of Lush that claims a similar profile. It has a short time period within which the product should be used (usually a month or so or may be 6) and they won’t even deliver some products outside U.K. citing the extremely short shelf life making it unsuitable to be exported outside U.K.


And here is a snapshot of the stuff I got……

From top-bottom, left-right:

1. BIO MUSK ROOT. Fresh growth nourishing treatment mask; Intensive hair growth treatment. INR 199 for 230gms (USD ~4.47 for 8.11 oz.).

2.BIO HENNA. Fresh powder hair colour for dark hair.  INR 199 for 90gms (USD ~4.47 for 3.15 oz.).

3.BIO THYME. Fresh sparkle hair conditioner for fine and thinning hair. INR 159 for 210ml (USD ~3.57 for 8 fl.oz.).

4.BIO KELP. Fresh growth protein shampoo ; Intensive hair growth treatment. INR 159 for 210ml (USD ~3.57 for 8 fl.oz.).

5.BIO GREEN APPLE. Fresh daily purifying shampoo and conditioner; For oily hair and scalp.  INR 159 for 210ml (USD ~3.57 for 8 fl.oz.).

6.BIO BHRINGRAJ. Fresh growth therapeutic oil; Intensive hair growth treatment. INR  159 for 120ml (USD ~3.57 for 4.2fl.oz.).

7.BIO ALMOND SOOTHING AND NOURISHING EYE CREAM. For drylines, dark circles and puffiness. INR 199 for 16gms (USD ~4.47 for 0.6 oz.).

Hope these things work out for me. Will write a review after an appropriate time of usage.

Thanks!