Review: Human Heart Nature Moisturizing Shampoo

Ah, hair.

If you know me in person, you would know I'm hardly a hair-girl. The very reason why I've stuck with my permed hair is because I am not required to comb through it all day (as opposed to having to when I had stick-straight hair). All I ever have to do is wash it, condition it and fluff the top bit so it doesn't look like a bird's nest. All through out the day, I can survive with it on its own, in a pony tail, and sometimes, a small hair clip pinned at the bottom of a bun I've gathered together. I never had to deal with flyaways anymore. Heaven!

But getting regular perms (and color jobs, too) can be quite damaging to the hair. Back in the days when I had my luscious black straight hair, I didn't have any problems with hair fall. My hair was thick and healthy and I never had split ends. Up to this day, I never get split ends but my hair fall skyrocketed! Every morning, I see light brown hair in the drain of my shower, and some on my bedspread and some on my study table. It can get frustrating picking them up with scotch tape (a method I learned from my friend M) but still, I don't want to be picking up hair till before I'm dead!

I've tried a number of shampoos, from baby shampoo to Ivory (which they phased out here in Manila, too bad) and none of them really solved the problem of hair fall.

Until I tried Human Nature Heart's Moisturizing Shampoo in Aloe Vera, Egg White and Guava. I wasn't interested to use the shampoo to lessen hair fall, actually. I was browsing through The Island Berry, looking for the HHN Toner when I saw it and since I thought that L'oreal Elseve Shampoo (the one I'd been using that time was too strong), I thought I'd maybe give it a try. And I'm glad I did!

 Photo from TIB

What Human Heart Nature says:

Breathe new life back into your parched, sun-damaged or chemically-treated hair with our enriching and deeply moisturizing hair elixir! Choose from tropical GUAVA scent for normal finish or citrus MANDARIN scent and EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL for silky, smooth hair.
Like the HHN toner, I first tried this elixir in a bottle when I was in Bacolod. I was pleasantly surprised that, unlike other shampoos (as the BFF said), this bubbled up easily.  Shampooing my hair with this was as pleasant as it have been with my former bath buddies (my favorite shampoo of all time is Clairol's lavender shampoo, albeit does nothing to hair fall woes.)

What I Loved About it:
  • Moisturizing. When it said that it was a moisturizing, it completely lived off its promise! On days I forget to condition, I usually get stuck with dry hair. When it happened with HHN's shampoo, my hair stayed in its normally soft state. Unbelievable!
  • Goodbye, hairfall! This post would not exist if my hair fall problems were not answered albeit surprisingly. I never really bother reviewing shampoos (and other hair products) as much as I usually choose shampoos on the basis of moisture and SCENT (hence, the topmost being Clairol). But just like how I raved in the above-paragraphs, my hair fall significantly decreased. If say, I have 20 hairs falling a day before, it's now one to two strands. Even more unbelievable, I know.
  • All Natural. Aloe Vera. Egg White (IKR??) and Guava. Need I say more?
  • Reasonably-priced. Much like everything else in the HHN boudoir, this product is super affordable at Php 109.75/200 mL. It used to be that all-natural shampoos cost so much (which doesn't make sense at all as there are no processes!) but I'm glad HHN's shampoo is super inexpensive and it actually works.
  • Locally available. I buy my HHN stuff from blogger friend Phoebe but Human Heart Nature has stores nation-wide, too. And of course, you can buy online!
 What I Don't Like About It:
  • The packaging. It's not enticing to look at, at all. If one was to base shampoo preferences on appearances alone, this would be at the bottom rung but hey, no one really does that, right? So I will hope that HHN eventually redesign their stickers. Maybe.
  • The scent. Unlike the HHN Toner, the scent wasn't yucky at all. However, unlike most shampoos, the scent doesn't linger, not even for 5 minutes. It's great though that my conditioner (St. Ives' Raspberry) makes my hair smell yummy!
Would I buy this again? Hell yeah! Just a quick tidbit: The first day I noticed I had lesser hairfall was my fourth day in Bacolod. I was raving about it when my two male colleagues walked in and they heard about it. The first day we were back in Manila, they made me order HHN products for them and now they're all enjoying lesser hairfall, too!

What about you? What do you do about hair fall problems?
Tell me about it!

On another note, it's Sunday once again and soon it'll be Monday again! Ah, resting up and lounging around the house is so therapeutic. Manila is still in such gross weather, I'd be staying in till it eases up. I hope you girls are having fun times!

Bear hugs and bunny kisses,
Teeyah