Thursday, November 15, 2007

Lovely Locks

Talk about your locks of love. Despite our already deep plunge into middle age, we have held onto our longer-than-it-should-be hair. Each week we find a grey hair (which we pull). We are well aware that we’ll soon have to opt for the mature woman’s curse: coloring our hair.

But until then, we’re thankful for products. Products that shampoo, condition, moisturize, detangle and shine. And products, that allegedly work from the inside out.

On our jaunt to the Manhattan Beach Sephora (see archive), we bought Phytophanere Dietary Supplement - Hair & Nails. We were more than a little taken aback at the $50 price tag, and really, we weren’t influenced by the claim that Jennifer Anniston took eight caps daily and her hair grew like crazy.

We’ve been taking them for almost three weeks now and our hairs are very shiny and look healthy. So we can recommend it. Or at least, the ingredients. We think we may have to put together our own hair concoction of the oils, etc. in them, and it probably will be cheaper (although that’s a lot of caps.)

Phytophanere Dietary Supplement - Hair & Nails
Phytophanere is a dietary supplement for lifeless hair and weak, brittle nails. Super nutrients like carotene, wheat germ oil, and brewer's yeast nourish, protect, and help maintain healthy hair and build strong nails.
120 Caplets:
Carrot Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Borage Seed Oil, Fish Oil, Brewers Yeast.

In doing a little bit of web research, there are other hair supplements. In fact there are a whole bunch of them. We cannot vouch for any of them. And you should probably be careful in what you injest. Many are various forms of multi-vitamins. The ingredients of the above are oils and they seem to work.

Anyway, as for other available supplements , they include:

Nioxin Intensive Therapy Recharging Complex $20 for 30 caps.
Super Hair Energizers $13.95 for 60.
GNC Biotech™ Corporation Shen Min® Hair Nutrient $34.99 for 60