I have a secret.
I remember when I was ten years old, my mom and I went to a health food store and the lady who was selling vitamins told me I had beautiful, shiny black hair. I liked my hair when I was a kid. Something strange happened in my young adult life.
When I became vegetarian, I ended up anemic and had to get regular vitamin B-12 shots at the clinic. I was lacking iron and eventually my hair started falling out by the clump-full. It wasn’t for lack of a balanced vegetarian diet. I was eating a vegetarian diet planned by my doctor, dietitian and myself. I knew that if I wanted to have a certain lifestyle, I needed to do it properly. It wasn’t until the doctor told me, “Look, you NEED to eat meat again” that I reluctantly re-incorporated seafood and then poultry back into my diet. I’m sure this doesn’t happen to everyone, but it happened to me.
My hair got so thin and sparse. For women, a healthy head of hair is pretty much like a sign of fertility and womanhood. At least that’s how I perceived it. Luxurious locks signified healthy, womanly appeal. I perceived healthy hair to be of prime importance because in my eyes, it was part of what made women attractive. I cried each time I washed or brushed my hair and ended up with a handful of hair in my hands.
The situation got worse after I got pregnant and had my daughter. In fact, I’d venture to say that my hair has been its thinnest in the past two years.
I remember ages ago, when I lived in the city, a hairdresser got me to try NIOXIN. It worked really well at getting my hair feeling and looking fuller and with more body. I don’t know why I stopped using it. Fast forward to this month and I was given the opportunity to try Nioxin out on my hair.
NIOXIN System 2: DELIVERS DENSER-LOOKING HAIR WHILE STRENGTHENING AGAINST DAMAGE Designed specifically for noticeably thinning, fine, natural hair, System 2 includes a volumizing cleanser, lightweight conditioner and a leave-in treatment to protect the scalp, amplify hair texture and deliver a healthy shine.
- NIOXIN System Kit (including a cleanser, scalp therapy and treatment) – $45.99*
- NIOXIN DiaMax Treatment – $59.99*
I know this might sound crazy, but I couldn’t believe the results of thicker-looking hair after just two weeks of using the NIOXIN System Kit.
NIOXIN DiaMax is a daily leave-in treatment that increases the thickness of each hair strand by up to 4.5 per cent after one use.
I noticed the NIOXIN difference within the first few days. My hair felt fuller, thicker, and more luxurious. I could not believe it. Even my husband and 5 year old daughter noticed a difference and have been giving me compliments.
I hate that I feel self-conscious about my hair, but it is a reality for me. I tell my child that she shouldn’t be preoccupied with her looks, yet I am so conscious of my thin hair. Though I firmly believe women should feel comfortable in their own skin, I also know what it feels like to feel self-conscious.
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