Review: Apivita Propoline Women’s Tonic Shampoo for Thinning Hair
Hair everywhere! On my pillowcase, on the glass panels of my shower, on my living room floor and sometimes in my dog’s water bowl. I shed like a sheep dog. But I have always accepted the fact that long hair is synonymous to hair shedding. Yes….or maybe No?
So, when I was asked to review Apivita’s Propoline Women’s Tonic Shampoo for Thinning Hair, I was quite hesitant. But like most bloggers, we try everything.
This shampoo is specially formulated to strengthen, nourish and revitalise thinning hair while protecting it from breakage. It offers antioxidant protection, helps maintain scalp healthy appearance and improves hair texture. Water content in this shampoo is also replaced with organic rosemary infusion to further tone hair.
Result: After two weeks use, less hair fall. This is seriously true…even I cannot believe it. Normally after shampooing, I will cup and run my hands over my wet hair. It is normal to see 5-6 strands of wet stray hair on my hands each time I do it – like ultra thin and long snake worms all over my wet hands. I thought this was normal shedding for long hair. But after using this shampoo, I hardly get 1-2 stray strands each time.
Oh, and my hair seems denser and has more volume. This might not just be psychological because I am definitely retaining more hair on my head than on the floor.
On first impressions: The scent is more masculine than feminine. If you like floral scents, this may not work for you. Personally, I love it! I have always loved men’s colognes so this scent works for me. It has a pleasant deep musk woody scent that is really refreshing.
What other reviewers have said: This shampoo leaves hair feeling very dry. It may defer with different users. For me, it was not noticeable. My hair does feel cleaner after the shampoo. If you have naturally oily scalp, you might notice this ‘drying effect’ a lot more. Perhaps try to complement this shampoo with its conditioner? Or with your own stronger conditioner.
Like all Apivita products, this shampoo is 100% free of parabens, silicones, mineral oil, propylene glycol, ethanol amines, colorants and phthalates. Its 86% natural product formula consists of lupin, honey*, propolis*, aloe, laurel*, neroli*, lavender*, clary sage* and ginseng*. Looking at the ingredients list, natural purists would not love the inclusion of Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLE) in 3rd place, though it is considered the gentlest of the sulfate family. (*from certified organic cultivations)
Key ingredients to note is lupin and laurel. Studies have demonstrated that lupin peptides, a flowering plant from North America, have excellent nourishing properties for human hair. Laurel, on the other hand, a shrub plant from the Mediterranean region, has strong natural astringent properties.
I love Apivita’s unique bottle cap packing for all their shampoos. It has a special cut-out lip that allows your finger to go underneath and pop open the cap easily. Also, the brown translucent pharmaceutical-looking bottle protects the essential oils and organic extracts from degrading with sun exposure and allows you to see how much shampoo you have left in the bottle.
Note: This shampoo is a women’s hair tonic. Apivita also offers an alternative for their male customers known as Apivita Propoline Men’s Tonic for Thinning Hair.
It retails for S$36 per 250ml, and is vailable at Apivita boutique outlets at VivioCity Singapore (#01-04) and ION Orchard (#B3-45). Read more reviews on Apivita Propoline Balancing Shampoo for Very Oily Hair and Apivita Suncare Antispot Face Cream SPF 50