Led by a CEO who values natural hair care and growth herself, Shedavi is an innovative hair-care organization that aims to support you in your hair-restoration journey. If healthy and beautiful hair is your priority, this Shedavi review is for you.These past years have seen a steady rise in the number of women opting for their natural hair over weaves and wigs.
Hi, I’m Lilly, Hair trouble isn’t just about the alarming hair loss, breakage or the stunted growth stories you see in your news or fashion feeds. If you’re like me, you know what it’s like to have those days when your hair just won’t cooperate. In my early 20s, I subjected my hair to a lot of harsh treatments; from strong chemicals and dyes, tight braids and hairstyles that pulled at my hairline, to little or no hair conditioning at all. The hair dryer was my quick fix to every occasion (you know those exciting campus days!).
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I would Google all the various styles I could use on my head to stay presentable at work, for those fun evenings with the girls – and even on a date! All the while, I’d try out all the ‘miracle-working’ hair oils, conditioners and treatments you can think of – with no results. I was getting so tired of covering my head; friends and colleagues were asking why they never saw my hair.After two years I could see and feel the change. I had lost so much hair volume! The ends were brittle; there was so much breakage and excessive hair left on the comb and my back every time I attempted to keep it in order. Let’s not forget my hairline; the receded hairline was probably the main reason I kept my hair covered on most occasions.
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It wasn’t until a close friend of mine saw the pitiful state on my head and recommended the Shedavi supplements she regularly used. I was a little reluctant, so I researched on the product and read all the Shedavi reviews I could find. Feeling encouraged, I decided to go for the Shedavi oils first. In three months I noticed less shedding and more hairline growth, so I added the Shedavi hair vitamins to the mix. Check out the pictures below to see my amazing hair transformation.
After 3 months:
If you are looking for the right combination to give your hair all the support it needs, you’re in the right place. I will explain in detail how these products have helped me and then highlight the pros and cons found in each.
If you are not sure whether you should try out Shedavi, read along! There’s a huge chance you will find a product that targets your specific hair issue.
A great way to begin your healthy hair journey, this starter bundle consists of the ‘Shedavi Hair + Scalp Growth Elixir’ and the ‘Shedavi Hair + Skin + Nails Whole Food Vitamins.’ A lot of hair products concentrate only on relieving a dry scalp and keeping your hair shiny, and they do exactly that by leaving your hair excessively oiled even when you use a little amount. You run your fingers through your hair, and they come back all greasy and sticky. Not so alluring.
I noticed that when I used the Elixir, there was none of that greasy mess. The oil was light, and my scalp and hair absorbed it quite well. The new sheen to my hair was amazing. It was interesting how my scalp wasn’t as flaky or dandruff-ridden as it was before – all this while still managing to avoid leaving you all greasy with lots of oils.
I know most of us are hesitant when it comes to pills; you never know what really in there. The Shedavi vitamins are completely natural (I will compile a list of the ingredients used in the Shedavi products at the end of this), and they help your skin and nails too – talk about an all-rounded boost at an affordable price!
Overall, I would recommend the starter bundle for anyone who feels like their hair has been through a lot. Do you have no idea where to start to fix the damage? Start here.
- Fast hairline growth
- Less hair breakage
- Hydrated scalp and hair
- More sheen
- No flaking
- More hair volume
- Achieving length takes a while
One thing I love about using the growth elixir is the simplicity of it. Sure, I did practice the occasional deep conditioning (egg white, avocado, and banana blend), but my major hair change began with the elixir. There was nothing too much to it. I cleaned my hair as I normally did and applied the oil directly to my scalp.
Personally, I preferred doing this in the evening right before I went to bed. I’d divide my hair into four manageable sections, a few drops onto my palm (don’t slather it all on), then apply throughout my scalp. Quick tip: Part each section with a comb to cover as much of the scalp as possible. I would then massage my scalp for a couple of minutes to distribute the elixir fully and to work the remaining oil on my hands all over my hair. Remember to keep it light, do not overdo it.
My hairdresser was the first person to comment on the difference in volume. Before, I had a few bald spots I couldn’t hide as much as I wanted to – not just along my hairline. Her exact words were, “Finally, something more to work with!” As I grew healthier, thicker and stronger hair, I did not feel bad trimming off the undesired older edges. Judging by the new thickness, I was patient for the length to come. I have the scalp growth elixir to thank for that.
- Healthy and strong hair
- Can be used for hot oil treatment
- Visible growth
- Amazing volume
- Clear scalp
- Less breakage
- Slower length development
Like I said earlier, I began my healthy hair journey with the growth elixir for the first two months before I decided to get the growth vitamin pills. The main bonus I noticed was the improved texture. Back when my hair started growing in sparse and thin clusters, it did not improve much with all the other products I tried. Though it improved with the elixir, the Shedavi supplements gave my hair some more boosts!
Initially, I purchased just one bottle, mostly out of curiosity; took one pill in the morning and one in the evening. One bottle holds 60 growth vitamin pills and right before the month ended, I decided to go for another bottle and reap more benefits. It wasn’t just my hair that improved – my skin and nails were looking healthier as well. The dietary supplements were working naturally from within, providing my body with nutrients I never thought I needed.
By the end of the second month, I knew I had more than a chance to regain my beautiful hair. Probably even surpass it. After the third month? It was finally time to take the head wraps off my head. I could now make my DIY Bantu knots before going to bed and undo them in the morning. The curls were amazing! The thicker and fuller hair was even better. A lot of colleagues kept telling me that I should never have covered my hair in the first place – if they only knew!
I would recommend the hair growth pills for any woman aiming to achieve and retain healthy hair, skin, and nails.
- Improved texture
- Helps even relaxed hair
- More volume
- Natural and herbal
- Stronger nails
- Seek medical advice if you have undergone surgery or taking medication for underlying conditions such as diabetes and hypertension
A wise action to take while choosing hair growth products is to check their listed active ingredients. By law, manufacturers are required to provide this information for your benefit. That way, you can avoid products that contain ingredients that you do not like – even more for people who are highly allergic to some of the contents used in the making. But most of us do not bother checking.
Imagine you are allergic to peanuts and you are curious about some snacks in the supermarket aisles. You will confirm if there are nuts in the ingredients, yes?
Of course, you want to be safe, which is the same thing you should do when it comes to your hair! Like I said before, find out what your hair type is, what it needs, and start your work from there. Skin allergies from hair products are real, and you probably may not know you may be having some reactions to your favorite shampoo or hair oil.
Below, I will guide you on the active ingredients used in both Shedavi products and how each ingredient helps you in your hair growth journey.
These special contents in the elixir are collected from all over the world to give you that sheen, volume, and length you want.
A popular non-greasy oil, Grapeseed Oil (Vitis vinifera) contains high levels of linoleic acid responsible for a healthy scalp thus promoting growth. Vitamin E is present as well, and it helps repair scalp stress and damage.
To target the hair breakage, Camellia Oil (Camelia oleifera) increases your hair elasticity while Coconut Oil (Coco nucifera) works from the inside to moisturize your hair shaft. If your scalp is having trouble producing adequate sebum, Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinesis) imitates your scalp’s sebum, relieving your dry scalp and strengthening your hair.
Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima) contains lots of monosaturated fatty acids that have amazing hydrating and softening properties. Apart from treating skin inflammations, it is also useful in cooking.
Anyone maintaining natural hair knows that sometimes the scalp gets flaky or presents some dandruff. Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus amygdalus Dulcis) provides vitamins and proteins while Castor Seed Oil (Ricinus communis) is rich in moisturizing Omega-9 fats to combat any dandruff plus the annoying itch.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) and the unique Ylang Ylang Oil (cananga odorata) also clean your hair by balancing your hair sebum, reducing the amount of dandruff. A well-known oil that has the same properties is Olive Oil (Olea europaea). Not only does it moisturize, but it also contains antioxidants, oleic and palmitic acids that improve your hair’s texture and appearance.
Commonly used in hot oil treatments, Argan Oil (Argania spinosa) contains Vitamin E and lots of antioxidants that promote healthy hair growth. Carrot Seed Oil (Daucus carota) is rich in vitamin A and E as well, providing even more moisture for your healthy scalp, which reduces hair breakage too.
Omega 3, 6, and 9 fats and vitamins have been proven to fight a dry and non-nourished scalp; the Baobab Oil (Adansonia digitata) mainly from Senegal is rich in them. Together with the Macadamia nut Oil (Macadamia ternifolia), these oils strengthen your hair strands, provide elasticity while giving your hair some impressive shine. They provide a great way to beat your hair thinning problems.
Sunflower seed Oil (Helianthus annuus) is not only used in the kitchen. It is rich in linoleic acid that you can use to moisturize and promote a healthy scalp. Having spider trouble at home? Peppermint Oil (Mentha peperita) can repel them. If you apply it directly, peppermint oil is rich in antioxidants that stimulate blood flow beneath your scalp, promoting healthy hair growth.
Hair loss is also linked to a lot of stress. Clary Sage Oil (Salvia sclarea) helps stimulate hair growth. Even better, it is used as an antidepressant and relaxing oil.
MSM Sulfur, known as the “beauty mineral” isn’t only used to alleviate multiple physical problems. It encourages thicker and stronger hair as well.
The hair growth supplements contain multiple ingredients.
For stronger hair, Silica extracted from bamboo, boosts collagen formation in your scalp. If you are looking for more volume and length, Kelp is a seaweed rich in minerals and vitamins that may boost hair growth.
The “herb of longevity,” Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) improves circulation beneath your scalp, minimizing scars from any scratches, wounds or infections you may have had. To deal with any inflammation and bacterial issues on your scalp, Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) can help with that. It is a popular remedy for acne as well.
DHT is a molecule known to be responsible for hair loss. Saw Palmetto blocks the production of DHT thus encouraging hair growth. Ingredients full of vitamins, fatty acids, and minerals like calcium and iron are the Moringa Seed and the Hibiscus Flower. They moisturize your dry scalp, fight dandruff, nourish damaged hair, and stimulate follicle size, encouraging more hair volume.
Other Shedavi ingredients that work best from the inside are the Pumpkin Seed. They are rich in minerals, and their oil is far more advantageous taken as a supplement than applied directly on the scalp to combat hair loss. The Shatavari root contains amazing healing properties, from the reproductive, digestive, to the mental.
Also known as vitamin H, Biotin improves keratin that makes up your hair *
Shedavi Side Effects
A lot of these products in the market promising miracles have side effects. Some manufacturers will use illegal or harmful ingredients and manage to get away with it. Look at the organic business. Businesspeople are using carbide to ripen fruits from the outside and make profits. While they earn thousands of dollars, it is you – the consumer – who suffers.
Similarly, in the beauty and cosmetics world, a lot of chemicals are used in our products. Some are universally approved – since they work with the other ingredients to give you the result you desire. Others? Not so much, and the products themselves never really go through intense scrutiny for approval to get into the market. The cosmetic industry itself is highly unregulated.
You cannot avoid all the chemicals there are in this modern age. However, you can reduce the number of toxins you take in by eating clean and researching before purchasing. A better option is seeking natural replacements for most of the chemicals we use in our homes. Some of the major harmful chemicals include:
- The parabens found in makeup, cleansers, and deodorants can increase risk of breast cancer
- Synthetic colors are not safe either, and the European Union went as far as banning them since they are suspected to be a human carcinogen
- Phthalates are considered endocrine disrupters and are present in perfumes, conditioners, nail polish and lotions. Other endocrine disrupters to look out for in your cosmetics are benzophenone, homosalate, and ethoxycinnmate that you can find in sunscreen
- Triclosan, found in antibacterial soaps and toothpaste, is associated with making bacteria antibiotic-resistant
- Over 80% of your cleaning and personal care products (think shampoos and cleansers) contain sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate – which has shown potential to lead to respiratory and kidney damage
Ideally, there are thousands of chemicals in our products – and we can barely list all of them. Though it is impossible to avoid run-ins with chemicals and toxins, take a second, research, and educate yourself when it comes to the items that you buy. Some websites, such as EWG’s Skin Deep Database, try to point out toxic contents in some of your cosmetics. In the end, it is up to you to look after yourself.
Common mild reactions to hair products include:
- Discomfort or a burning feeling on your scalp
- Painful tingling or redness
- Contact dermatitis
Severe allergies can present themselves as:
- Blistering rashes or sores
- Severe dermatitis
- Some allergies go as far as causing a swollen tongue and difficulty breathing
Do Shedavi products have side effects?
One factor that sets the Shedavi brand aside from most hair growth companies is the use of natural ingredients in their aim to battle hair growth problems via healthy means. You know what this means – NO CHEMICALS. Each ingredient is directed towards a positive change in your hair, from the vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, down to the antioxidants.
Like some supplements, hair vitamins side effects are usually temporary as your body adjusts to the new supply of nutrients. For a healthy person, the side effects may include stomach upsets, constipation or diarrhea. This unpleasantness goes away with time, and your body starts making full use of the added help.
Other side effects may occur for women who take the pills with milk; which is why you are advised to take the vitamins with water. When it comes to supplements and medication, medical experts will advise you on this as well. Obviously, it would also be unwise to take them with alcohol!
If you experience minor side effects that either get worse or do not ease out after a while, trust your gut. Seek medical advice. You may be allergic to one or a few of the ingredients present in the product. Admittedly, many people may not be familiar with most of the herbal products present; so you may not know if you could be allergic to one or two.
Who should avoid Shedavi hair vitamins?
Serious health conditions may require you to put the vitamin-pills bottle down. If you have had surgery (or before surgery), have conditions like diabetes or hypertension, it is paramount to talk to your doctor first. Some medication you are on may require avoiding other additional medication or supplements to prevent any unpleasant interactions.
Even if you are not on any medication, underlying problems such as liver or digestive problems (like ulcers) may require consultation first.
Pregnant women are also advised to speak to their doctor before taking vitamins for hair loss. Some of the contents you take in when you are pregnant passes into your breast milk.
If you feel uncertain about using Shedavi hair vitamins, seek your doctor’s opinion to be safe. All in all, any Shedavi side effects experienced so far have only been mild.
How Does Shedavi Work?
We have seen how the natural ingredients in the hair vitamins and the growth elixir work individually and it is similar to how they work as a whole – as capsules. To summarize it all, Shedavi products target four main key areas to give you the beautiful hair you have been looking for:
- Moisturized Hair
One reason your hair could be weak and going through so much breakage is due to dryness. A dry scalp and thirsty hair root will produce weak hair. Shedavi ensures that both your scalp and hair follicles have the moisture they need to avoid breakage. Moisturizing also fixes dandruff and flaky scalp as well as the itchiness and inflammation.
- Increased Strength
Strength does not exactly mean tough and troublesome hair. It means better elasticity and less breakage, so you do not have to lose copious amounts of hair each time you pass a comb through it. Shedavi works by strengthening each hair strand to handle more hair manipulation into different styles.
- More Volume
Resulting from moisturized hair and increased strength and elasticity, you can look forward to thicker hair strands. It is very easy to tell weak and ‘see-through’ type of hair from a full and healthy head of hair. Shedavi hair growth vitamins and elixir provide overall volume and less hair loss.
- Undeniable Sheen
Well-nourished hair always has a certain glow to it; it is neither dry nor overly oiled. By promoting the growth of new cells and regulating healthy sebum levels, Shedavi leaves your hair with an attractive sheen that is here to stay.
Going through hair loss or hair thinning can take a toll on your self-esteem. Flip through television channels and magazine pages, and you will come across pictures and photo shoots; different women boasting rich and perfectly tanned skin; thick, voluminous hair flowing so elegantly from their shoulders.
Makes you wonder if it is possible for you to achieve that. Even if you haven’t experienced hair loss, a part of you (if not all) craves such a beautiful, lustrous mane.
In the meantime, you avoid situations warranting social interaction. You have to go to work, but there are those days – when you’re covering your hair up for the umpteenth time – you can’t help but feel tired and drained. Everything you’ve been trying out promises so much – yet delivers so little!
However, there are some genuine hair growth products out there. The much simpler ones include certain shampoos, conditioners, supplements and styling products. Other more intense (sometimes riskier) options involve laser therapy and hair transplants or restoration.
As you can see, some are a little more basic than others. I will explain the options listed above to help you determine which method is best suited for you.
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Hair Growth Pills or Supplements
Multiple factors can lead to hair thinning and hair loss; Aging, stress, poor diet, illness or hormone-related issues are some of the major factors. No woman enjoys bald spots or seeing her scalp through thin hair strands, and you should not have to. A great diet does not only benefit the body, the intake of proper minerals and nutrients also assists the hair. From the bloodstream and into the capillaries, the nutrients travel to the dermal papilla, leading to healthier and well-nourished hair.
Here is how the supplements come into play: Since the body considers hair and nails like some of the “dead” parts of the body, they are among the last to receive these vitamins and minerals! Thus, less nutrient intake means less likelihood of the nutrients reaching your hair and your nails. The supplements provide more vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for your body, resulting in more of them reaching your hair and your nails.
Improving your diet and incorporating vitamin supplements goes a long way in encouraging more hair growth – I’m speaking volume, texture and length. Search for nutrients rich in Vitamin C, D, Biotin and Vitamin B complex, lean proteins and vital fatty acids found in nuts, seeds (chia and flaxseed), and minerals such as iron and zinc. The same way you will not notice adverse effects of a poor diet and improper hair treatment until after a few months, is the same way it will take some time for you to see amazing results.
Hair growth pills are a great way to improve the quality hair, especially if you suffer from vitamin deficiencies or conditions that may limit your body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
Keep in mind that these supplements are only there to help your body help your hair. They are by no means a replacement for your multivitamins. A great way to confirm the severity of your nutritional deficits and whether you can take hair growth pills due to other medical conditions is to see a doctor for further assistance.
Shampoos and Conditioners for Hair Loss
One thing I love about the special shampoos and conditioners with hair growth properties is the thoughtfulness of it. They make work easier because you are assisting your hair as you clean it the same way you always do. It’s as simple as that!
Shampoos work by removing the dead skin cells from your scalp and creating a better environment for hair to grow. Though that is the main purpose of all shampoos, most of them leave harmful chemical residue in your hair, leaving it dull, dry and feeling like there is some heavy coating all over. Then you have to buy clarifying shampoo to battle that – very uneconomical. The specialized shampoos and conditioners mostly contain natural ingredients and steer clear of sulfates and parabens that are part of what leaves residue in your hair.
Just like any shampoo, step into the shower and lather a decent amount on, scrub your scalp and rinse as much as possible. Always make sure not leave soap in your hair. Some of these shampoos target the buildup on your scalp; others work hand in hand with your natural oils and hormones to promote growth while others aim to reduce hair breakage.
Use the specialized conditioner the same way as before. Apply a proper amount and work it in completely throughout your scalp and your hair. Leave it in for about 5 – 10 minutes before you rinse it all off.
These conditioners help nourish your hair and scalp using special oils and natural ingredients that moisten and provide nutrients for your hair. In turn, this promotes growth and texture. They also do not leave residue that damages and weighs your hair down. I love doing this cleanse once a week or even twice when I feel like my hair is exposed to more dirt than usual.
Hair-styling Products for More Growth
There are countless hair styling products available in the market to help improve your hair’s general appearance. They range from creams, oils, sprays, pastes, jellies, and pomades. By styling your hair up using such products, you can cover up the bald spots with the hair you have and hold it in place.
These products can increase your hair’s body or create an illusion of more volume. Some of these styling products even have treatments and nutrients that can assist your hair. In the meantime, you can try other supplements and solutions while using what you have with these products.
Natural Options For Hair Loss and Quality
For most of us, natural remedies are our first option when it comes to health-related issues. Going back centuries ago, our ancestors knew the value of seeking natural solutions to most ailments. After all, nature knows best. It is no different when it comes to hair loss, volume, quality, and breakage.
A lot of natural hair remedies involve healthy diets and changing some lifestyle habits. Those cigarettes and alcohol shots are not great for your body or hair. Some other remedies involve the application of organic products directly into your hair and scalp. These two are my favorite traditional home treatments to improve my hair:
· Cut banana and avocado into small pieces and mash them completely. Add the egg-whites from two eggs and mix the best you can. Blend the mixture (add just a little water). Apply the past on your hair – don’t leave out your scalp. Leave it for about 30-40 minutes then wash it all off. I find that this conditions my hair and provides it the nutrients and vitamins it needs much more directly.
· Hot oil treatments are great depending on your hair type. My hair gets dry and brittle sometimes, so I go for lavender, olive or avocado oil – I mix two oils sometimes. Make sure it’s not too hot before applying!
Whichever hair growth selection you choose
Pick a treatment that suits you and your hair’s needs and type. You can try and mix different hair growth treatments without going overboard. This way you can settle on the products that you find best suited for you. For pills and supplements, confirm if you are okay with the ingredients and talk to a doctor just to be sure.
Factors To Consider Before Choosing Hair Growth Treatments
1. What is Your Hair type?
It is never a good idea to use the first product you come across. Most of us pick products we are familiar with, recommended products or something new that worked for another person. Don’t do that. Take time and figure out your hair type. As hair gets curlier and wavy, it is liable to suffer more dryness and frizz. Straight hair is the oiliest because the oils encounter the least resistance when traveling down the strands.
Before you pick your go-to hair products, confirm that they specifically focus on your hair type.
2. How is Your Scalp?
Are you experiencing a dry scalp? Is it constantly flaky and full of dandruff? Maybe it is constantly oily and greasy, and you decide to stop oiling your hair for extended periods.
Look out for hair growth products that target your problem areas. Remember a healthy scalp leads to healthier hair.
3. What is Your Current Problem?
Do you have bald spots and a receding hairline you would like to fix? Does your hair shed too much whether you comb it or not? Lots of coloring and relaxing may have led to hair breakage, and multiple split ends.
You don’t need severe hair issues to look for hair growth treatment. Maintaining healthy hair volume and elasticity are goals to always keep in mind.
4. How is Your Overall Health?
A lot of the natural hair growth treatments are safe and healthy. However, some medical conditions and situations place strict guidelines on what one is allowed to take. Diabetes, heart ailments and hormonal imbalances are among the things to watch.
So, again, before purchasing some of these products talk to your doctor.
Over the years I realized that I did take my hair for granted, and most of us do so too! Instead of going through the right procedures, we opt for the shortcuts and assure ourselves that our hair can handle it. While the damage may not show immediately – takes a couple of months and years – it takes even longer to repair all the damage done. Don’t forget our hair ages as we do, which means even slower repair time.
Ideally, hair loss is not always determined by how we treat our mane. Some medical conditions and deficiencies may affect how hair grows; causing shedding, little and alarming loss or even stunted growth. Either way, hair growth treatment products help women all over regain their confidence – making them essential.
Both the Shedavi growth elixir and the growth vitamins work great together. On the one hand, the elixir is the lightweight oil I have been looking for – and the benefits are countless. On the other hand, the vitamin pills offer that extra nutrients punch, profiting the skin and nails as well. Therefore I would have to recommend the starter pack; your hair has missed out on too many nutrients, give it the treatment it needs!
Which Other Products Can You Use With Shedavi?
Undoubtedly, Shedavi hair growth vitamins and oils are what you need in your hair care routine. Even so, other products go a long way in ensuring that they support your hair journey to greatness and beauty.
Add bouncy and light curls to your natural hair for that glamorous look. Moroccanoil gives your hair smooth and fine definition that most oils do not provide. After working the Shedavi Elixir on your scalp, apply one pump (or two) of this curl cream and distribute it completely throughout your hair. The results are quite amazing when applied on moist hair or right after towel-drying your hair from a through cleanse. I love how my hair remains frizz-free and I don’t have to try so many manipulation techniques to get the curls.
Like I previously stated, many shampoos in the market are guilty of holding harmful chemicals within them. Not the Sweet Baby Shampoo – it has no phthalates, sulfates or parabens. Made for babies and children, I find that Sweet Baby Shampoo gives me the gentle cleanse that I need without leaving any residue. For adults, they have the Paradise Island Shampoo which also stays away from harmful chemicals and residue that may deter my Shedavi Elixir from assisting in hair growth. One thing I love about these shampoos – they offer scented and unscented products depending on your preference.
While cotton and linen are great fabrics for your bed sheets, did you know that they are not good for your hair? Not only do they encourage hair breakage, but they also absorb so much moisture from your hair. Many of us like wrapping our hair protectively with silk or satin head wraps while going to bed. This is the same with silk and satin pillowcases. Sometimes I get tired of wrapping my hair up and these soft pillowcases come in handy! These babies come in different colors and retain your hair’s moisture while preventing frizz. Your hair simply glides smoothly over the pillow, reducing that bed head look in the morning and making sure the elixir isn’t sucked all out from your hair.
I particularly like Palmer’s olive oil for my hot oil treatments because it works well at dealing with split ends. If your hair feels a little thinner, you could try castor oil instead. I incorporate once a month in my cleaning routine. Place your olive oil in a bowl and warm it up in another bowl holding hot water (Direct heating or microwaving destroys the nutrients). After shampooing and completely rinsing my hair, I work this warm oil into my hair and massage it all in. Cover it under a cap for 20 minutes and then rinse as usual before using the Shedavi oil and styling as I desire.
- DIY Deep Conditioning
To avoid overdoing my moisturizing treatments, I prefer alternating the hot oil treatments with deep conditioning. You can do it once a week or in two weeks depending on how dry your hair feels. My favorite deep conditioning method involves a banana + egg + avocado mix. Some women add coconut oil or honey – and you can as well – but make sure it isn’t too heavy for your hair! (honey feels heavy for mine). Once you have mashed one banana, an avocado, and added the egg whites from two eggs, blend the mixture to get a thick paste. Apply this paste to your clean and moist hair. Make sure you massage it into your scalp, you can comb through a bit to detangle your hair and then leave it on for at least 30 minutes. Rinse it out and proceed with your usual Shedavi oil application.
- Heat Protectants
Sometimes natural hair can be stubborn – especially curly and kinky hair. For such occasions where I really need it to have some order, the hair dryer and the curling iron are my go-to. However, intense heat can be damaging to the hair, drying the strands and leading to hair breakage. For this, I always make sure I have some olive, coconut or grape seed oil in handy. Their high smoking points ensure that they form a protective barrier when the hot styling tool comes in contact with your hair; keeping your hair soft and safe from damage. HIS PROFESSIONAL Argan Oil Heat Protector is another great product to use before heat-styling.
Most natural hair women will have perm rods in store for those easy breezy curls and I do too. Diane Rods are great for my medium length hair since the curls come out just right – not too tight and not too large either. In my shorter hair stages, I preferred the Perm Long Gray Rods, which are smaller and do not create tight and kinky curls for short hair. For longer hair, I would suggest Diane Cold Wave Rods, Tangerine. Apart from beautiful and bouncy curls, you can look forward to more body and volume for your hair. After massaging the Shedavi Elixir in your scalp, don’t forget to oil your hair ends lightly before setting up your perm rods. Make sure you keep your perm rods on for 2 – 3 hours before taking them out for long-lasting and well-defined curls.
Either way, look for hair products that offer a natural and safe way of encouraging healthy hair just like the Shedavi hair growth elixir and supplements. Keep a regular routine; don’t skip any hair care steps, and good luck with your Shedavi hair journey!