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I decided to try this because I color my hair and I'm always looking for a shampoo that won't leach the color and will help with the bad effects of the coloring process.   I basically have healthy hair and scalp.  I think I put off trying it because of the line on the website under usage: 
"A tiny amount will go a long way in giving you clean hair without irritation, but don’t expect much in the way of bubbles."
 
It is true that a tiny amount went a long way but I got as many bubbles as with normal commercial shampoos!!
 
I had tried other SLS free shampoos and they literally did not lather at all and left my hair feeling stripped and tangled.
 
Oh, and the shine!  I can't forget about the shine.  My hair is usually shiney but today it was glistening in the sunlight and the color was really vibrant.  I LOVE this shampoo!!   My only gripe is the bottle size.  4oz is too small and I won't be able to sink $134 into the half gallon size and still get everything else I want.  Can we get something in between?  I would suggest 12-16oz.

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I have been putting off trying the shampoo as well, for various reasons; the main one being that my hair is waist length and I don't want to fall in love with it only to find that I can't afford it on a regular basis

 The 4 oz bottle just doesn't seem like it will last very long and, like Angel, I can't afford the 1/2 gal.  A mid-sized bottle would certainly make me think twice about my hesitation.

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I just received the marine shampoo and conditioner yesterday. I was very excited to try them.

I am not liking it yet after the first try. Maybe it is because the shampoo is not bubbling up like the regular shampoo. When I put the shampoo on, it was like I didn't put anything on.  I think I will have to use ALOT as I have very thick hair. Also, after i rinsed the conditioner, my hair wasn't smooth. However, today I can feel my hair is smoother.

I hope the bottles would come in a bigger size. I am thinking this small bottle would only last 2 weeks or less.

Any suggestions of how I should use them?
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Don't expect big bubbles. You need sodium lauryl sulfate for that. Any supermarket shampoo will do that for you.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is an irritant but manufacturers will keep using them as long as customers demand big bubbles.



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I will try again tonight with bigger amount of shampoo and conditioner. I think I am just not used to wash my hair without bubbles. haha..

Hannah, are you planning to make a bigger size shampoo and conditioner?
I really don't know how long are they going to last.
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Update with the shampoo and conditioner:

I find my hair becomes oily in the morning.
With the conditioner, I am not sure if I am using it right, I need to use 1/3 of the bottle each time so all my hair can be covered. I am not sure if I want to purchase it again. The entire bottle can only last me for a week time.

At this point, I am sort of disappointed.

What is your experience you can share with the marine shampoo and conditioner? I need help.
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I went thru a period of extreme hair loss a year ago (lost approx. 60% of my hair) so when I found this shampoo, conditioner and serum I didn't care how much it cost.

After a month or so of trial and error this is my routine:

Shampoo - thoroughly wet hair, turn head upside down and run under water (again) - place shampoo on finger tips and place as close to roots as possible (while upside down) - do this in several locations - massage head and rinse - it'll find its way to the ends of hair although my hair is 'not dirty' at the end just the scalp.

Conditioner - upside down again put conditioner in palms or fingertips (small amount) and again place as close to roots as possible in several locations extending down hair shaft approx 1 inch. I use sea kelp from the 1 inch mark to the end of hair. Leave in for however long you want and then rinse.

Serum - once out of shower I comb my hair, part it one section at a time and apply a small amount to the scalp of each section, and gently massage. Rinse in the morning and air dry.

This routine makes my hair 'feel' 50% thicker than using my beloved Wen.

I can only hope that it's regrowing but who knows as only time will tell.

I believe we're too used to suds and soft conditioners and have always used too much of both.

Info for those interested:
59 yrs
doctors have no ideas (spent thousands) except the typical i.e. hormones, DHEA, etc., etc., etc......
did the red laser thing ... have no idea if it was worth it
thank goodness I started with a LOT of hair (more than most) so really the only person that knows how bad it is/was is me

Hope this helps someone

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You give a lot of detail about the mechanics of how to apply the products, but it is not clear to me whether these are our own products or something else.

I am confused about this "red laser", what could red laser do for hair? Did a dermatologist do it?

Also, did you use DHEA?

I am sure MDs have ideas about hair loss. Menopause would be the first suspect.
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Oops, so sorry Hannah, thought it was implied due to the thread ....

Yes, I'm definitely talking about Skin Actives shampoo, conditioner and serum.

Red laser/diodes helmet/brush, advertised to increase circulation of the scalp so supposedly 'helps' the hair follicles. Dermatologists use red or blue for skin depending on what they're trying to achieve but I have no idea if they use for hair. Trust me, when you're in panic mode you'll try anything (and retailers know it).

My understanding from MDs is that too much DHEA may contribute to hair loss, no I wasn't taking it at the time.

You're right in that menopause seems to be the diagnosis of choice, however I'm not fond of most MDs so I require a bit more convincing/facts than most. My last two (one MD, one Naturopath) agreed with me that it's totally hit and miss. Maybe it's hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, etc.) we'll try X, maybe it's a digestive issue we'll try Y, maybe it's stress we'll try Z, maybe it's a thyroid issue and so it goes.

This is what "I know". When I use Skin Actives hair products I lose far less hair to my brush (very gentle) and pillow and often refer to the products as my 'hair glue'.

Have no idea what it'll do for anyone else but chose to share in the hopes that others do not have to go thru what I did. Perhaps if I'd found SA earlier it wouldn't have been such a drastic lose, again who knows!
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I am happy our products are working for you.

I don't think that naturopaths, in general, are MDs. I think it is an alternative title.

We have plenty of good MDs in Arizona (one of them my daughter), and there are many in Michigan, I am sure there are many good ones where you live.

Panic mode makes people do things that can be detrimental to their health. We get many clients at Skin Actives seeking relief from damage done by laser.




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