Experiencing hair fall during the pandemic? You’re not the only one.
According to The New York Times, hair fall is usually noticed after “a profoundly stressful experience such as an illness, major surgery or emotional trauma.” But because we’re living in unusual times, more people are losing their hair now. Dr. Shilpi Khetarpal, an associate professor of dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic, said, “There are many, many stresses in many ways surrounding this pandemic, and we’re still seeing hair loss because a lot of the stress hasn’t gone away.”
I’ve experienced a weird amount of hair fall during the pandemic so I decided to start looking for remedies. I checked out a Facebook group where people can look for recommendations and found a surprising amount of people who’ve also experienced the same thing. As for recommendations, many were sharing the benefits of gugo shampoo.
Gugo shampoo is made from gugo, a large woody plant found in tropical forests. It’s used as a shampoo for hair growth and for thicker and fuller hair. To make it, you need to soak the bark in water and squeeze it to get the juice. Thankfully, you can now buy gugo shampoo so you don’t have to extract the juice yourself.
Here are some recommendations on where you can buy it:
Nanny Rose’s version comes in a specially-formulated herbal blend that has gugo, lawat, lagundi, and malunggay extract to nourish and revitalize hair follicles. This shampoo also has sunflower and soya bean oil to moisturize and add shine to hair. This might be a good choice for you if you want your hair to smell great: Nanny Rose’s shampoo has a lemongrass and grapefruit scent. Buy it here for P219.
Forest Garden’s gugo shampoo promises great-looking, thick, and strong hair. It stimulates growth, strengthens follicles, and is suitable for all hair types. Apart from gugo, this shampoo is infused with aloe vera, which is said to activate existing hair follicles by increasing blood circulation to the roots. Buy it here at 70% off, or P138.
Paradesha Farms Handmade Natural Soap Co. has now perfected its Gugo Hair Juice, an organic hair shampoo made with natural gugo bark, rosemary extract, and peppermint and rosemary essential oils. Their all-natural shampoo is made the traditional way, so it does not contain any parabens, laurates, or thickening agents like many commercially available store-bought shampoos. Buy it here for P282.
Zenutrients’ version also promises to strengthen hair, thicken it, and promote growth. What makes this shampoo cool is that there’s a gugo bark inside the bottle! Buy the Zenutrients Gugo Strengthening Shampoo for 20% off or P199.20 here.
If you’re looking to reduce your plastic waste, try the gugo shampoo bar from Bendurya! Their gugo shampoo bar is handmade with natural ingredients such as real gugo bark, virgin coconut oil, and vitamin c. It is also enriched with natural oils and plant extracts that moisturizes the hair and scalp. It’s good for the planet, too! Buy a 3-set for P180 here.
Be Organic’s shampoo is formulated with powerful gugo and healing oils to repair, protect, and nourish hair from deep within. Hair becomes stronger, healthier, shinier, and more manageable. It’s made with 100% natural ingredients without harsh chemicals, so it’s good for your hair! Buy it here with a 5% discount, or P341.
SESOU’s gugo shampoo also has real gugo bark in the bottle. Apart from the bark, this version also has aloe vera, along with patchouli, ylang-ylang, and sandalwood for added fragrance. Buy it here for P330.
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