Five months ago, my cousin who had recently given birth was raving to me about a prenatal vitamin called Materna and the wonders it did for her hair.
Later that day, I was watching one of my favourite bridal shows, Randy to the Rescue, where wedding hair sylist Paul Norton advised a client to start taking prenatal vitamins to make her hair shinier, healthier and grow faster.
Two people on the same day with the same advice? I was sold.
I have been taking Materna ever since and am absolutely amazed at the results! I abuse my hair with heat (blow dryer, straightening iron, curling wand…) but have still noticed a HUGE difference! My naturally curly hair is way smoother, shinier and healthier!
My observations were confirmed last week after my hair dresser, not knowing I’ve been taking Materna, said to me “your hair looks and feels so much healthier than the last time I saw you!” I squealed with excitement. MATERNA IS A MIRACLE!
So, if you are looking to seriously improve the health of your hair, try taking Materna or a similar prenatal vitamin. (I’m no doctor or health expert, so check with your doctor first!)
Now that I can finally say I have healthy, shiny hair, here are some other products that are working well for me:
Garnier Anti-Dandruff Shampoo - Scrub this deep cleaning shampoo in your hair and let it soak in for a few minutes. This stuff is great for getting rid of oil buildup and dandruff, and really leaves your scalp feeling clean.
Redken Iron Silk 07 Ultra Straightening Spray I cannot live without this product. Lightly spray and rub this in your hair before straightening. It protects your hair from heat, makes straightening a lot easier and instantly improves the texture of your hair.
Moroccan Oil This oil is all the rage these days, and for good reason. I like to put a touch in my hair after straightening to help smooth out fly-aways and add more shine.
Batiste Dry Shampoo The best dry shampoo on the market! This dry shampoo works wonders on absorbing oil and makes your blowout last an extra day. I use the one for black hair but I’m sure the original is just as great.
So, have I convinced you to start taking prenatal vitamins? Give them a try and you will thank me later! (I also recommend hiding the bottle – don’t want anyone to assume you’re pregnant!)