Anti-Hairloss Shampoo – Pura d’or Review

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a few years ago, i started losing what felt like a lot more hair than i was used to. the hair in the drain was double the amount, my hair felt thinner and i started panicking (duh).

i finally went to the doctor to see if there was something medically wrong because i was getting freaked out. the blood draw came back fine and healthy, thank goodness, but didn’t really solve my issue. my doctor said that you can start losing your hair due to stress but the hair loss might not start until three months after the stressful time.

looking back three months earlier, i had gotten married, graduated from graduate school, traveled to dubai and started a new social work job working with people in crisis. yeah, i guess it was kind of a stressful time.

ever since that time about 4 years ago, my hair has changed. i used to have super thick and curly hair (i mean, i used to get a hair cut and have the hairdresser ‘thin’ my hair by cutting lobs of it off). now my hair is really fine, has lost the thickness and i still feel as though i lose a chunk more hair than i used to.

when the opportunity came up to review pura d’or argan oil products and one specifically around anti-hair loss, sign me up! i’ve been trying out the organic argan oil based hair loss preention shampoo, argan oil condition (lavendar vanilla-YUM) and some straight up argan oil.

pura d'or argan oil

isn’t it nifty that we have a little ledge in our shower like this?! it’s perfect for setting a cup of wine hair products on it.

the shampoo says it can prevent premature hair loss, stimulates healthy hair growth and increases volume. to be honest, i didn’t love the smell of this guy. it smelled almost medicinal but it did make my scalp feel tingly so i felt like it was stimulating that healthy growth.

however, when i followed up with the lavendar vanilla conditioner, that smell was intoxicating. i did feel like i had to use slightly more conditioner than i’m used to to get my hair covered but since it’s in an easy pump dispenser, no bigs.

the pure and organic argan oil isn’t as oily as others i’ve used but also didn’t smell as delicious either. i do like that the instructions say i can use it on my nails and skin too so it’s been making my hands feel a bit softer.

after using these for about a week, my hair hasn’t felt crazy different but it does seem to feel less weighed down. i haven’t seen a noticeable difference in less hair winding up in the drain but it’s still early so there is hope.

what i like about these products is that they are made from natural ingredients without all the harsh chemicals while being sustainably grown. they also never test on animals, are fully biodegradable and certified organic (hello, my name is chelsea and i’m totally a portland hipster now). if you’re curious about more information about what’s good and bad in various products we use, my friend amanda did a super thorough review you can read more about on beauty products/hair stuff/cleaning products/make-up/pet foods and more!

pura d’or has free shipping to anywhere in the continental U.S. of A. too! they are also doing a special february deal to get 10% off your entire order AND a free 1oz bottle of argan oil on all purchases so get at it with code “Valentines2015.”

want to see what my hair looks like after my husband runs his fingers through the curls?

crazy hair

if you’re a person with curly hair, then you can appreciate the fact that no brush or fingers or anything should break apart those curls after they’ve dried.

ps. please no one on the internet make a meme of this crazyass hair photo. we will not be friends.

1) have you ever experienced hair loss?
2) has your hair changed drastically since you were in your teens?
3) do you have any hair rules (like my ‘no fingers through curls?’)

this sponsored post is powered by Brandbacker. all opinions and curls are my own.


  1. Dawn Dunsmore

    February 28, 2015 at 8:48 am

    My hair has started growing back in after the chemo. I is almost long enough to lie down now. If you want a picture of before and now email me and I’ll send one over.

    • chelsea

      February 28, 2015 at 9:10 am

      so happy to hear your hair is starting to grow back now that chemo is done, dawn! i’ve been keeping you in my thoughts and hope you are healing and feeling good.

  2. Beki

    February 28, 2015 at 9:32 am

    YES a year or so ago my hair started falling out like crazy! I blamed it on my hair being super long and tangly but I don’t know if that was it or it was stress-related. I got a ton cut off and it stopped and I feel like it’s been getting thicker now. But my hair is still the same as it was in high school I think it’s just gotten quite a bit darker. And hair rules – YES when my hair is up no one can touch it. Well, no one in my family anyway…

    • chelsea

      February 28, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      i didn’t know that, beki! interesting that it got better after being cut short but glad it feels like it’s getting thicker! haha glad you have strict guidelines about hair touchage, especially with family members 🙂

  3. Amanda

    February 28, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Aw yay, thanks for the shout out! I’m still using mine and am on the fence that it’s doing what it says it does.
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    • chelsea

      February 28, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      absolutely! you worked your booty off on testing and providing all that information!

  4. Rachel G

    February 28, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    When I was in my teens I did experience hair loss and my hair changed from pin-straight to the loose curls you see today. Safe to say, that really freaked me out. I’m wondering what the science behind a hair loss prevention shampoo is–that isn’t something I heard of or was told to sell (I detested selling products) in my beauty industry days.
    Rachel G recently posted…A Real Beach Adventure

    • chelsea

      February 28, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      really interesting to hear about how dramatically your hair changed, rachel! pin-straight to curls are quite the difference.

      this shampoo/company is saying “it has active DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) blockers in Pura d’or Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo fights against natural hair loss. This gentle formula is fortified with an organic blend of argan oil, B vitamin complex, biotin, and other clinically proven natural ingredients to fight against hair loss. Ingredients are specially selected for increased bioavailability and maximum absorption. It starts by nourishing hair follicles with essential nutrients to reverse damage and begin the healing process. Continued use will prevent further hair loss. Safe for daily use.”

      not sure of the science exactly but i’d be interested too!

  5. rebecca browning

    March 1, 2015 at 9:59 am

    in the last 18 months my hair has gotten thinner, since I had very fine straight hair to begin with I wasn’t happy, but after lots of medical things found out I had thyroid cancer, didn’t lose all my hair but does make me appreciate what I have left, got it cut to chin length and am working on finding the right products, the meds aren’t helping so I keep looking for solutions to losing hair that aren’t oil based….if anybody has any suggestions would be delighted to hear them.

    • chelsea

      March 1, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      i will keep my eyes and ears out for non-oil based product, rebecca! so sorry to hear about thyroid cancer and i’m still definitely keeping you in my thoughts! xo

  6. Lindsay @ The Newlywed Notebook

    March 2, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Ugh, for the past few years I had been dealing with MAJOR hair loss. Like, will-I-need-a-wig-in-6-months hair loss. I just started using a few new products a couple months back and that has seemed to make a big difference, thank goodness..but dealing with that is scary stuff!!

    • chelsea

      March 2, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      oh i’m so sorry to hear this lindsay! i am so glad you have found a few new products that work and are making a big difference. so scary and helpless feeling when your hair starts coming out in globs 🙁