Disclaimer: I received a sample of the Focus Rejuvenating Shampoo and Conditioner at a deeply discounted price in order to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are completely my own.
After 8 pregnancies and a hysterectomy, my hair has been through a tremendous amount of stress. It’s always been thin. That’s just what I was born with. During pregnancy, it would get thicker and fuller, longer and stronger. And then, as soon as those pregnancy hormones were gone, all the extra hair that had come in would fall out. Imagine this 8 times over. My hair is really thin now. And then I had my hysterectomy, and it got even worse. My hair started falling out in clumps. I would take a shower and just get out and cry. I could hardly stand to look in the mirror because the front of my hair is thinning so badly.
So, it’s no wonder why I was excited to try out the Focus Rejuvenating Shampoo and Conditioner!
I’ve been using it for a little over a week now, and I’m already starting to see some change!
I have little wispy hairs where new hair is starting to grow. (How exciting!!)
My hair doesn’t look as thin. I can pull it back in a headband without wanting to cry. (That’s great, right?!)
My hair no longer comes out in clumps, and my hairbrush is no longer full of hair each time I brush my hair.
My hair is no longer the reason the shower drain is always clogged.
There are a few drawbacks, and I need to share those with you.
The shampoo smells VERY medicine-y. It’s a very strong smell, and it took me about 4 days before I could stand the smell. After those 4 days, I hardly even noticed the smell, though.
The conditioner doesn’t smell badly at all. In fact, I really like the smell of the conditioner. However, the conditioner doesn’t really “condition” my hair, though. Because I have very long, thin, stringy, naturally curly hair, my hair tangles VERY easily. This conditioner does nothing to help with the tangles, so I was still pulling out a ton of hair with each brushing. I started mixing the conditioner with my regular every day conditioner, though, and that made a world of difference. Of course, now I’m spending twice the money because I still have to buy my regular conditioner too…
Overall, I do like the shampoo. I would probably buy the shampoo by itself again. The conditioner isn’t my favorite, and I think the only thing it’s doing is counter-acting the smell of the shampoo.
I am thankful that I am no longer losing clumps of hair, so for me, it’s worth the price to buy both the shampoo and conditioner if I can’t get them separately.