Honeyz Beauty Review: Sara Shantelle Head CPR
Resurrect your crowning glory with Sara Shantelle’s Head CPR!
Remember this from my previous blog post?
No. I wasn’t trying to act like a nutcase. In fact, I’m trying to prevent myself from becoming one by using what I deem the best stress reliever of the decade!
Yes. Your stress buster and answer to all your hair woes will finally be revealed in this post. 🙂
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this little teaser I put together and hopefully, you’re already intrigued by what that sleek bottle (in the image) can do for you. 😛
Question of the day: Do you lead a very hectic lifestyle?
I do. At this juncture, I’m juggling my daytime work, my blog and its photoshoot direction (this means scheduling, styling, posing, liaising, etc.), Japanese Language studies, B school applications…. Well, you get the picture.
Sometimes the innumerable responsibilities and tasks can cause enormous stress, physically and mentally, on me.
And this may lead to fatique, regular headaches, hair loss and even an imbalanced pH.
As they always say “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
I use the following remedies to curb the problem.
1) Drink peppermint tea
2) Apply medicated oil.
3) And get a good massage. (Sorry. No pictures to illustrate that. 😛 )
It is vital to get your stress under control because one of the obvious signs of prolonged stress is hair loss! (I don’t think you want that.) When that happens, you know you’re working too hard and taking things to the extreme.
This may be an opportune time to pull back and rethink your priorities i.e. restoring your health.
Besides the few remedies mentioned above, I also try to get adequate sleep and exercise more regularly. I read that physical activities encourages better blood circulation, including for our scalp.
But! The positive effects of these activities may only be visible after some time.
So what do I do in the meantime to feel better?
I use this!
SaraShantelle’s Head CPR!
This was given to me by a colleague and I loved it so much that I decided to review it.
I’ve tried other SaraShantelle products before such as the Miracle Anti-Acne Cooling Mask and I loved it to bits.
You know how paper sheet masks tend to fall off the face after a short while? Well, this baby was clinging to my face for dear life, even when I was sitting up, for a full 30 minutes.
I loved the smell and feel of the menthol which produced this cooling effect. My face felt extremely smooth and supple after use. Pretty amazing stuff.
Alright, enough of the blathering. 😛
So when I was given a bottle of SaraShantelle’s Head CPR, of course I was exhilarated and couldn’t wait to try it!
Here’s how you use it.
Apply the hair tonic by pressing its dispenser nozzle on your scalp like this.
Then massage the product into your scalp for three whole minutes.
Yup. It’s that easy. Here’s my review.
It’s a Number one, indeed.
After application, I felt this cooling sensation on my head and I felt refreshed almost immediately and the feeling lingered on for the next hour or so.
This is pretty different from many other hair tonics that I’ve tried before, where the effect wears off after a mere five minutes.
The label also claims that it helps to reduce headaches and improve blood circulation.
And that’s totally accurate.
After a night of boozing (as you can see from the photos above), I was suffering from the various symptoms of a hangover, including a bad headache and nauseousness the following morning.
So I applied the product to my head. ( I think I sprayed it on my head at least five times.)
The headache went away after 15 minutes.
Usually, I’ll have to consume analgesic drugs to get rid of acute headaches, so I was definitely impressed with its effectiveness in alleviating the exasperating headache so quickly. So ten big fat thumbs up to Head CPR!
Well, I guess that justified the claim too. 🙂
I think the real ‘magic’ lies in its dispenser nozzle.
The bristles of the nozzle gently massaged my scalp when I pressed it on my head.
Don’t worry, the bristles will not hurt your head as they are very blunt, in fact, when you apply pressure, they bend slightly and the cooling liquid oozes out of the nozzle onto your scalp creating this soothing and minty sensation. I know.. heavenly!
The liquid formula also has a nice smelling fragrance to it.
Yes, you’ve guessed it. A strong peppermint smell which I absolutely adore.
These days, I use this every night before I go to bed and I swear that my insomnia is almost cured. I’m sleeping much earlier than before. 🙂
I also love the sleek and lanky design which makes packing for traveling much easier. I’ll usually slip it into the sides of the suitcase. I guess the downer is its 330ml volume. It does not come in smaller sizes. So I’ll always have to check it in. No Head CPR on flights. 🙁
Despite all the positive comments I have for this product, you wouldn’t believe that I was apprehensive about using it at first as I’ve never used anything that do not retail at departmental stores or drugstores due to health and hygiene reasons.
Then my colleague assured me that the product is safe and has been certified by HSA. This means that the ingredients were tested and have been proven to be safe enough for use.
Alright. All doubts removed.
So I decided to let my stressed-out Daddy try out the product too.
And he liked it!
Ok he loved it!
Since Christmas is just around the corner, I guess this makes a perfect Christmas gift for Daddy and Mummy. 🙂
It retails at SGD 79. Well, value trumps price everytime for me. It’s a great relaxant and it prevents a thinning mane. Besides, most good hair tonics cost more than a hundred bucks so I thought that’s a pretty reasonable price.
The only downside to this product is that Sarashantelle do not carry this in smaller quantities like a 100ml or 200ml bottle which will be really easy to carry around.
All in all, I think it deserves 4.5 Honeyz crowns.
Finally, I’m going to serve the dessert of this post!
Tips on preventing hair loss
Don’t subject your hair to frequent, constant heating and drying procedures. Heat weakens hair proteins, no matter the gimmicks promising softness and shine, and constant heating and drying can lead to brittleness and fragility that causes hair loss that would not have occurred otherwise.
Minimize the usage of hair dryers, hot curlers, hot brushes, hair straighteners, hair fasteners, and chemical treatments and your hair will last longer. And watch where you put those heated tools; burned scalps can permanently damage hair follicles! Ultimately, natural drying is best for you hair, so aim to dry it naturally more often than drying it with heat.
Slow down on the dyeing. Never color your hair more often than 6 to 8 weeks and try for semi-coverage rather than full dyeing. When it comes to going gray, it’s a lot kinder to your hair to let it turn gray than to dye it. While there are a lot of well-meaning comments about not needing to look older than you are, this ageist “beauty before health” slant overlooks the value of having your hair at all!
Be careful how you style your hair. Some styles that require tight pulling and elastics, clips, etc. can be a cause of hair loss if done on a daily basis. For example, tight ponytails, braiding tightly, corn-rows, and plaits, can lead to significant hair loss when done daily. Winding hair tightly onto rollers, especially heated rollers, is also liable to cause more hair loss.The medical name for loss of hair due to hairstyles that are too tight is known as “traction alopecia” and it is completely preventable as a cause in and of itself!
Hair is primarily made of protein and, therefore, it makes sense to eat a protein-rich diet if you’re trying to maintain your healthy hair. However, eating a steak every day isn’t going to help you. Stick to leaner proteins such as fish (which has a myriad of health benefits beyond just maintaining your hair), chicken, calf’s liver, brewer’s yeast, low-fat cheese, eggs, almonds, beans, and yogurt. Soy milk and tofu are also smart to add to your diet because they are high in protein and low in bad fats.
Just as your overall health will benefit from eating a balanced diet, so too should the health of your hair. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, so don’t put foods in your body that speed up hair loss. You may be experiencing a thinning on top already, but you can counteract this (or at least slow it down) by eating from every food group daily — concentrating on foods that are rich in protein, iron, silica, and zinc.
Thanks belles for reading. I’ll talk to you very soon.
Your friend, Juliana
Disclaimer: Do keep in mind that reviews are entirely subjective. It is normal to have differing views so please don’t hate me if I didn’t speak well of your favorite product. I definitely have no intentions of distorting the image of any brand. Well, to each his own, isn’t it? Peace!