Treat Postpartum Hair Loss with J.F. Lazartigue Stymulactine line

j.f lazartigue for hair loss iliketotalkblogiliketotalkalot iliketotalkblog reviewDid you know that August is Hair Loss Awareness Month? You’d be surprised to hear how often hair loss happens with women and not only men. And while it doesn’t directly affect our physical health, it can definitely take a toll on our emotional health. While there are a variety of reasons why women lose their hair, the one I want to talk about is postpartum hair loss, and how J.F Lazartigue’s Stymulactine line can help.

Postpartum hair loss happens when there are changes in your hormone levels, specifically Estrogen. During pregnancy, Estrogen levels are high, but once we have our little ones, they tend to drop off and that’s when we start seeing our hair at the bottom of the shower. Hair loss can go on until my baby reaches one years old, and by that time it should be back to it’s normal routine.

My daughter just turned six months and with that, I’ve noticed over the past three months that my hair was coming out at a noticeable rate. I had be warned that postpartum hair loss was a thing, but didn’t really worry about it until I started seeing my hairbrush and comb collecting enough to make someone else a full head of hair (or at least it felt like it). I already have very fine hair, and to be losing so much made me feel like my pony tails were getting tinier and tinier. Was I going to end up with a bald spot or that crazy baby hair that sticks up no matter what you do to it? All things I’ve seen in my mommy groups and was starting to imagine happen to myself.

It was right around month five that I was contacted by J.F Lazartigue to try their anti-hair loss line and see if it could help me. The J.F Lazartigue Stymulactine line consists of a few products that slows hair loss by fortifying the hair at the root and encouraging new regrowth of stronger hair. There is a shampoo, a spray, the scalp revitalizer, and revitalizing hair nutrients (vitamins).

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J.F. Lazartigue Stymulactine 21 Shampoo uses plant glycoproteins to improve tissue respiration while homotaurine stimulates regrowth–just what new mamas need in this first year. It’s formula also includes anti-inflammatories and antioxidants to promote healthy, lush hair. The shampoo has a light fragrance and rinses well.

Their Intensive Scalp Revitalizer fortifies and strengthens the hair at the root, helping anchor when you have left, while improving your chances of healthy, strong regrowth . Plant placenta nourishes the scalp with much needed amino acids and vitamins vital to sustaining heathy hair growth. I basically part my hair in several places and squeeze the ampules into the part and rub gently into the scalp and hair. It leaves my scalp a little “wet” so a ponytail is what I usually resort to during the day if I use it in the morning every couple of days.

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Lastly, the Revitalizing Hair Nutrients are supplements that help fill out any dietary deficiencies which we all know can happen when caring for a baby. Can we say skipped dinners and missed breakfasts? Depending on your level of hair loss, they recommend anywhere from 3-6 pills per day. I was advised to start with six pills a day, then 4, then 2 over a three month period of time.j.f lazartigue for hair loss iliketotalkblogJ.F. Lazartigue recommends using the products for three months to see the best results.  I’ve only just started using the products, but wanted to share this amazing line with my readers in case there are any mamas out there dealing with postpartum hair loss like myself. I’ve always been a fan of J.F Lazartigue products like their soy milk line and orchid shine products, but this is new for me. I plan to update you guys on my Instagram so I can share my results so be sure you’re following me over there!

You can find out more about J.F Lazartigue by visiting their website or following them on Facebook! Their website also tells you where you can find their products in retail locations.

Correxiko : For A Healthier You

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As someone who enjoys looking for ways to improve my health, I am constantly on the hunt for products that will help me hit my goals and make me feel good. I love working out, yes, really, and with that, means making sure I have the proper nutrition to keep my wheels greased and ready to go.  Lately, Correxiko has been a go to brand that I’ve been using for my postpartum getting in shape journey and I’m here to tell you about the two products that have made way into my daily routine for the past couple weeks.

Correxiko specializes in overall wellness products ranging from superfoods, vitamins, supplements and protein powders that are utilizes clean ingredients, minus non-nutritious binders, fillers and preservatives.  Basically, you’re getting the good stuff in one of it’s cleanest and convenient forms possible.  You can often find a lot of the vitamins, minerals and macro-nutrients you need in fresh foods we eat, but sometimes we look for a little added boost and that’s where Correxiko can help.

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One product I decided to try was “The One” Protein Powder. It’s a plant-based protein powder that offers 24g of protein per serving, which is comparable to the other whey based protein powders I have at home. It’s also gluten, soy, and GMO free in case those are things you are trying to avoid. Because of it’s high level of BCAA’s, it’s great for muscle recovery and repair. One bonus benefit of this powder is it’s lack of added ingredients to bulk the product up, is that it comes unsweetened making it a versatile ingredient for shakes, protein pancakes, power balls, and mug cakes. I chose to try different protein shakes with this powder and made a couple of delicious options you see below.  My favorite was the frozen dark chocolate banana one, but my pina colada shake was pretty delicious as well!  These were a great treat post-workout or when I wanted to have a healthy treat.

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Correxiko’s Flaxseed Powder in my shakes and morning bowls of oatmeal.  Flaxseed has a multitude of benefits, like being a good source of fiber, works as an anti-inflammatory by serving as a source of two vital essential fatty acids, EPA and DPA. Flaxseed is also thought to promote a healthy milk supply for breastfeeding mamas. It also is a source of LNA which helps produce DHA, a crucial component found in breastmilk that promotes healthy brain function of your feeding babe. I usually add a teaspoon to my oatmeal and you don’t even notice it.  It does add some texture to a shake but nothing bad or intolerable. It doesn’t change the taste of anything at all, and is a really healthful addition to the foods you eat.

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I’ve really enjoyed the products I’ve sampled from Correxiko and could see myself using a few more like the Kale powder and Spirulina. I’d also like to use the lightening supplement but will wait to try anything else until after I’m done breastfeeding.

To find out more about Correxiko you can visit their site and check out all their different things they have to offer. You can also follow them on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.

Chella’s Beautiful Brow Kit

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Whether you like having thick or thin brows, beautiful brows can be had by all. I myself have gone through the super thin brow phase when I was much younger and now I try to get that natural, cleaned up arch look.  I’m a little embarrassed thinking how long it took me to actually start using some product and tools to do this instead of just tweezers alone. Seriously, what was I doing? Now, in my wiser years I use helpful kits like Chella’s Beautiful Brow Kit to get the clean, sculpted look I desire.

Chella’s Beautiful Brow Kit gives you the tools you need to get brows in shape. In the kit you get a super fine brow filling retractable pencil, a highlighter pencil, eyebrow defining gel, and a dual sized sharpener. The brow filling pencil comes in six different shades to choose from and has a complimenting highlighter in one of four colors to open and brighten the eye area. I chose Beautiful Blonde.

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The brow filling pencil is wonderful in this kit. It has a super fine retractable tip so you can literally draw in fine hairs for a natural look. It also works great for first outlining the shape of the brow you are going for. I tend to outline the lower part first, then follow with the upper outline and fill out and heighten the brow arch point. I have “bald” spots in my brows so with quick sweeps I’ll fill in areas within the brow that need some help. I then blend it all with a spoolie so there are no harsh lines.

After, I’ll follow with the Highlighter pencil (in Ivory lace) on the brow bone and just a dab above. This pencil easily smudges into place with your fingers, and can be used on other places like the inner corners of your eyes, and down the nose if you wish.

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The brow defining gel sets your brows in place. It has a mascara type wand that you can use to brush hairs into place and gives them a slight hold so even stubborn hairs that like to do their own thing can stay put.

I like how thin the brow filler pencil is because it really gives you the most natural look possible and the color works great for me. Not to mention, you’d be amazed how nice that highlighter opens up the eye area with something so subtle you’d never even think to do it before. Overall, this is a great little kit to keep in your makeup arsenal for natural but clean looking brows.

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Chella’s Beautiful Brow Kit is available on their website, but you can also pick it up at any of their brow bars located in Southern California (Los Angeles area).
To find out more about Chella you can visit their website, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for updates.

Get Gorgeous Hair with Mitch Stone Essentials

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How nice is it when you get new hair care products? I know I always look forward to the next shower when I get to use everything because your hair ends up feeling like a million bucks afterwards.  But what makes it even better is when you get to treat yourself some really good salon quality hair products that make a difference in your hair, and result in extra compliments from your husband. I recently got a shampoo and conditioner set from Mitch Stone Essentials and love the way my hair looks, feels and smells!

Celebrity hairstylist, Mitch Stone created the line to deeply nourish the hair creating healthy, shiny, beautiful hair. The entire line utilizes a unique proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals and oils in a papaya base creating the ultimate health “smoothie” for your hair. And when I say smoothie, I mean it. One sniff of these products will actually make your mouth water with its tropical, juicy scent that makes me want to buy the big salon bottles for my own shower.

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The 456 Lustre Shampoo works up a nice lather and easily rinses clean. It’s sulfate and paraben free, and naturally fragranced with pink grapefruit and jasmine. The keratin-based 457 Lustre Conditioner hydrates, smoothes and restores hair to a silky finish.  It also has a truly delectable blended scent of plumeria, passionfruit and coconut. Can you see why I describe this combo as a tropical smoothie? My husband has complimented me on how good my hair smells every time I’ve used this combo which I love, and my hair feels incredibly slick and easy to comb after stepping out of the shower.

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At this point I only wish that I had the Lustre drops and Texturizing Spray so that my hair got the added benefits when I do my hair after it dries. I love added shine and my hair is fine and lays pretty flat so any easy way to add volume is welcomed by me. Mitch Stone Essentials also has firm and light hold finishing spray in the line as well if you need product to hold your style in place

I’m totally in love with this shampoo and conditioner duo from Mitch Stone Essentials and highly suggest checking it out if you have the chance.

Interested in trying these out for yourself? You can find Mitch Stone Essentials products are available online for purchase.

Find out more by visiting their website or following them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for tips and updates.