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I'm sure it'll be short-lived, but I rank as a pretty happening mom right now. I’ve just been asked to do my first product review on YouTube. Recently, I received an email from a representative at a company called PURA D'OR. He liked my channel and was reaching out to see if I'd be interested in trying a few products and then doing a video review. I’ve certainly watched my share of product reviews online…and my teenage children loved the idea of their mom entering the world of ‘unboxing’ videos and free sample products. So, I requested some additional information and decided, why not?
That brings me to today’s post.
I received a package in the mail from Pura D’or.
The company's philosophy is simple and sound...
"We believe in presenting our products in a manner consistent with three principles...
Read more here... Pura D'or
Note: I did not pay for these products and I am not being compensated in any way for the review that will follow.
I’m ready to find out what’s inside the box...
Let’s take a look.
Since the Pura D'or Shampoo I received to review is designed to help prevent hair loss, I want to share my own hair loss story.
In 2005, I personally began noticing a significant amount of hair loss during and after showering. At the time, my hair was shoulder length and the shedding was very obvious. I pulled what seemed like a fist-full of fallen strands off my hands every time I showered.
The situation was incredibly disturbing to me. The stress I felt was terrible.
Unsure of what was causing this sudden loss of hair, I sought the help of many doctors over a span of 24 months…dermatologists, hematologists, hair specialists, gynecologists and my family practitioner.
No one had an answer that I felt was satisfactory.
I was offered prescription blood pressure medicine shown off-label to grow ‘peach fuzz’ hair.
I was told, “I’ve never seen a woman your age go bald, so don’t worry”.
In short, I was dismissed. Repeatedly.
Eventually, I found the most amazing doctor, Dr. Anthony Bazzan who treats the body as a whole. He specializes in functional wellness. All human systems are carefully considered with regards to how they work together.
After a full round of tests the answer for me came down to…low Ferritin and low Vitamin D. At Dr. Bazzan's recommendation, I began taking iron and Vitamin D supplements.
I’m thrilled to report that while my hair is definitely thinner than it was when I was younger…I am no longer losing hair! My hair loss stopped once my iron and Vitamin D levels increased.
I wanted to include my experience in this post in case anyone reading is having similar issues. I'm certainly not a medical doctor, but from what I learned, there are many, many reasons that women can experience hair loss. And many of them are completely treatable and reversible.
If you are currently suffering from this taboo problem; keep researching and find a doctor who can help. Excessive hair loss is not normal. I completely understand how frightening this issue can be. I'm hoping you can find the real problem and correct it.
Back to Pura D'or...
I’m excited to share my first product review here! I'll start using these products today. Stay tuned for my thoughts in a few weeks.
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