Last year, around early October, I noticed that I was losing a lot of hair. As in severe case of hair fall. Everytime I wash my hair, I was losing a lot of hair - and I mean a lot! Everytime I comb or brush my hair, a lot of hair falls and some even sticks on to the brush. Even when I run my fingers through my hair, a few strands of my hair will loosen and go down together with my finger as I stroke my hair down. I was starting to get scared. Hairs all over the place! In my room, bathroom, or in places where I hang out inside our house!
This all started when I used the Tresemme Conditioner. I wasn't sure if that's the culprit of my hair fall problem and I didn't want to think that it's the reason. Baka nagkataon lang because I even used and even emptied a tub of the Tresemme Hair Treatment and it didn't cause my hair to fall severely naman. So I consulted my Mother about it. She said we're going to find it out.
One day when she came home from her Chelation therapy, she brought me this hair tonic soap. Yes, a soap which is for your hair. It is an anti-hair fall, anti-dandruff and hair tonic soap. I tried it, but it just made my hair really dry. I didn't use up all the soap, I didn't finish the bar. It's just a small bar soap though. I didn't continue using it because I thought it's not working. So I went ahead and continued to search for a treatment for my hair. I posted a question on the Beauty Bloggers United group on Facebook and asked for help. I asked what is the best hair treatment for hair fall. Then a fellow beauty blogger answered (I'm really sorry I forgot who she was! :/) that I should try the Lauat Shampoo. She even gave me the link of Lauat's Facebook Page for me to check out the product. So I clicked that link.
I read all the testimonials and comments about it that were posted on their Facebook page. These are mixed testimonials from users of the Lauat shampoo and friends of the users (Hindi drugs ah, haha!) I was sold to the comments that I've read so I bought my own Lauat Herbal Hair Fall Treatment Shampoo as soon as I've learned about the product. The very next day when I came home from school, I stopped by the Mercury Drug store in front of the back gate of our University. I bought it for P208.00. And then the hair fall treatment test began. It was about middle of November when I bought it.
LAUAT HERBAL HAIR TREATMENT SHAMPOO
PRICE: P208.00/250ml at Mercury Drug, P202.00/250ml at SM Hypermarket
So, what does this shampoo contains that treat hair fall problems? Lauat contains Gugo, Virgin Coconut Oil and Lawat Leaf Extracts which are all essential for hair fall treatment, hair regrowth and scalp moisture. I've researched about it and I found this from www.dailyposh.net:
"All-natural, All-Filipino ingredients
Gugo, one of the key ingredients of the Lauat line, aids this system by increasing the micro-circulation in the scalp. This helps bring in oxygen and nutrients, which are essential in hair fall control and regrowth. Lawat’s extract, on the other hand, contains essential fatty acids, which the body needs but does not produce naturally. It acts like food for the scalp that helps revitalize hair from the roots— hair follicles, sebaceous glands— to the tips. Unlike artificial conditioners that are greasy on the hair, VCO extracts are easily absorbed. Thus, it helps carry the two active ingredients lawat and gugo to the hair follicles resulting in nourished and moisturized scalp and hair."
(To read the complete article, please click here.)
Let me show you a photo of mine before I started using the Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo. This was taken at HG Studio last November 10, 2012 during the PROS for PROPS Basic Makeup Workshop with beauty bloggers and Clarence Paul.
Look how thin and dull my hair was in that photo. And my scalp was really noticeable like I'm about to get bald. Actually, I've had thin hair ever since but not like this. Sobra na ito!
Then I started using the Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo mid-November. After a week of usage, this is how my hair looked like:
There was no big change yet. I still have thin hair and you can still see my scalp on top view but what I've noticed was that my hair fall was lessened. I was still losing hair but not as much as before I used the shampoo. Lauat also claims that this shampoo will add volume to your hair. I haven't noticed it yet on the 1st week but on the following weeks, I started noticing that my hair is getting healthier-looking. However, the shampoo leaves my hair really dry, especially on the ends of my hair. I dyed my hair last June and haven't trimmed it since then so the ends of my hair are really damaged. When I used this shampoo, I stopped using other regular shampoos and even conditioners. But since my hair was drying from the Lauat shampoo, I decided to use a conditioner from another brand, Pregroe, which also carries hair fall treatment and hair regrowth products.
This is the Pregroe 4in1 Thickening Conditioner. It claims to nourish, thicken, fortify and protect your hair. This helped in moisturizing my hair. It's not like other regular conditioners that will really soften your hair like silk and you need a generous amount to really smoothen and soften your hair. But I love this conditioner because other than it moisturizing my hair, it smells really good like green tea. It helped in volumizing my hair even more and gave more life to my dull-looking hair. However, after consuming all of it, I decided to stop first because I wanted to see if the Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo will really control my hair fall alone and help make my hair grow back without the aid of other hair fall and hair regrowth products.
So, I continued using my Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo. Since it really bugs me that my hair gets really dry after each use, I decided to go back to regular conditioners but what I did is, after shampooing, I just apply the conditioner on to the bottom part of my hair and avoided applying it on my scalp. This routine really worked well on me and I started to see changes already. My hair fall was really lessened and my hair started to look healthy. I can also already see some baby hairs popping out from my scalp. ;-)
After two months of using the Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo, this is how my hair looked like. This was taken last January.
You can barely see my scalp on top view anymore and my hair was volumized! By this time, I was already on my second bottle. By the way, I don't wash my hair everyday (just my body) that's why a bottle of shampoo will last me quite a long time. Anyway, since I was impressed with the effect, I continued using the shampoo. By February, this is how my hair looked like already:
My hair looked way healthier compared to my photo before using the shampoo! And more baby hair started to grow on that section of my hair (Sa hati ng buhok). Really impressive, right? I was also happy that my hair fall was about 90% lessened. When I wash my hair, brush my hair and stroke my hair with my fingers, I still lose hair but three to two or even one strand only! Thank you, Lauat!
Around second or third week of February 2013, Glory of New York contacted me and gave me A LOT of products including their Hair Growth Serum. It looks really promising so to be able to test if it will work, I stopped using Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo. I went back to using regular shampoos since I thought my hair was already treated and I really wanted to see the effect of the GNY Hair Growth Serum.
After a month of using the Glory of New York Hair Growth Serum, I noticed that my hair is growing way faster and my hair became more volumized everytime I use it. BUT what I've also noticed is that, my hair fall situation is back! I started to lose hair again but the situation is not as severe as before using the Lauat Shampoo. Yes, the GNY Hair Growth Serum makes my hair grow faster and adds more volume and I love it but it turns out that I'm losing more than growing back more hair. Gets n'yo ba? So even if my hair is growing fast, at the same time I'm losing a lot of hair so parang nonsense din. I'm growing back a few hair but I'm losing a lot. Tss!
Now I realized that the Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo is really effective. It really controlled my hair fall up to 90% and if I should have just continued using it, it may even improve up to 100%. I thought it's already 99% but sadly, no. Now, this is how my hair looks like:
My scalp is visible again from top view on the section of my hair but you can't see it in the photo since it's too dark. However, I'm sure you can see my baby hairs on top of my head! They grow so fast! Thanks to Glory of New York Hair Growth Serum. If I were to compare it with Lauat, it's like this --- Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo controls my hair fall and helps in hair regrowth but the GNY Hair Growth Serum makes my hair grow even faster. The only downside to it is that it didn't really control my hair fall.
Here's a closer look of my hair from top view. Now it looks almost the same as before I use the Lauat shampoo but the difference is that my hair is not dull anymore. It's just that I started to lose hair again. You can see though the short hairs blown by the wind in the photo. Those are not bangs, those are my baby hairs! They really grow fast. I'll do a separate review about the Glory of New York Hair Growth Serum soon. My Father uses it too and it thickens his hair as well.
Since I don't want to go bald, I decided to use the Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo again but when I went to Watsons a few days ago to purchase another bottle, I saw this Nanny Rose's Gugo and Lawat Anti-hairfall Shampoo right next to it. I was intrigued by the product and asked the sales lady which is better. She said that the one from Nanny Rose's is their best seller and she even said that it's safer? Hmmm... I'm not sure about that part but I was sold when she said it's their best-seller so again, I ditched the Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo and chose the Nanny Rose's Gugo and Lawat Anti-hairfall Shampoo. Also because it smells better and it's more affordable, it's only P185.00, hihi! By the way, Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo smells a bit like medicine.
Okay, I know this is supposed to be a review of the Lauat Hair Treatment Shampoo but I featured other hair products from other brands. I just want to show you what I've also tried and what I'm currently using on my hair to solve my hair fall and hair regrowth issue. Anyway, here are my final words --- LAUAT HAIR TREATMENT SHAMPOO IS EFFECTIVE, GO AND GET IT! I highly recommend this to all of you who are also suffering from hair fall problems like me. It really works! Well, I guess you already know that based on the things I've mentioned above and based on the photos I've provided for you guys. ;-)
If you know any other hair fall products or remedies for this situation, please let me know. I really want to have thick and healthier hair! PLEASE! Haha! ^_^
Stay awesome and accomplish your mission! :)