Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Luscious Hair the Belegenza Way – Contest Giveaway!

Sexy eco words from Sarah...

After the births of both of my two children, it seemed to me that my hair became thinner and was falling out much more than normal. Was I going crazy as a result of some kind of postpartum delirium? Where were my thick, fast-growing locks (one of the few cosmetic benefits of pregnancy) that I enjoyed so much? After talking to a few other moms and doing a little research, I found out that when a woman is pregnant, your hair actually grows more quickly than usual. It can even become shinier and more lustrous due to the hormonal changes involved and all the healthy things we force ourselves to eat for 9 months.

But my super model hair did not last long after giving birth, and after a few short months, it began falling out at an alarming rate. Now, I don’t want to scare anyone out of motherhood, I am not talking about bald spots or peek-a-boo scalp, or anything like that. But trust me, I could tell the difference… Enough so, that I started buying many different brands of hair care products, all of which promised to restore my hair to its pre-mommy state and bring back the shine and body. I was filled with excitement when I was given the chance to try out two Belegenza hair care products. I chose their GrowOut Shampoo and Strengthener and DraMatic Daily Volumizing Conditioner. I have been using the salon-quality shampoo and conditioner for a little over a month now and seen great results!

The Belegenza hair care line is unique because the ingredients are natural and thus safer for the body and our environment. Plus, Belegenza products are free from many of the chemicals found in traditional shampoos and conditioners (such as parabens, phthalates and silicone). The company is also committed to eco-friendly packaging and shipping.

According to the Belegenza website, The GrowOut Shampoo that I have been using is effective for growing new hair because it is without the harsh chemicals that can literally “suffocate” your hair over time. In theory, when the hair is healthier, there is less breakage and the hair will grow faster.

A pretty green color, the GrowOut Shampoo has a light, fresh smell that is neither artificial-smelling nor fragrance-y. Although the product does not foam up as much or as fast as traditional, store-bought shampoos, it still produces a nice, soft-feeling lather. The DraMatic Daily Volumizing Conditioner is for fine hair, like mine, and contains vitamins and anti-oxidants to bring out more body in your hair. I can definitely tell that my hair is softer and shinier after using both the products and I love the smell!

Because the products are all-natural, they are gentle enough for my seven-year-old daughter to use. My daughter also has fine hair that she too has been trying to grow out, and I can’t wait to see if the Belegenza products will make a difference. In the meantime, her hair looks bouncy and feels so soft. Because of Belegenza’s commitment to the environment and their reasonable prices, they are now a must-have on my list of beauty products. Not just for girlie-girls, I recommend Belegenza for the whole family.



  1. Great article!
    My Green Tip:
    When you take a shower and you have the warm water going it is hard to not just stand there and enjoy the warmth, but it wastes a lot of water. So to solve this problem as you start to get to the end of your shower slowly start cooling the temperature.
    This is a great way to not only save water, but also prevent yourself from staying to long in the shower in the morning!

    Cori G KD

  2. My Green Tip:
    Using "green" hair products such as the fabulous hair products from KMS california! This awesome sea salt styling spray allows you to have sexy beach hair. The formula combines grape and peppermint so not only do you smell good, look good, you are doing your part as an eco-friendly consumer!

    Philicia Tan
    cmarchuska intern

  3. My Green tip:
    Using organic/eco cosmetics that are great for the environment and your skin! My personal favorite brand is Tarte - their lipstains and glosses make you look super sexy and has natural ingredients like acai berry extract, goji berry extract and pomegranate....and Tarte even uses eco-friendly packaging!

    Christine Marchuska

  4. My Green tip:
    Using an organic lip balm that contains beeswax and/or olive oil like Burt's Bees or Yes to Carrots can not only heal your lips, but also your nails. After applying to lips apply access balm around your cuticles to help heal dryness.

    Danielle Henbest

  5. My Green Tip:

    Teeth whiteners can use a lot of chemicals which are bad for your body and when done go in the trash or down the drain into our water! Instead, eat strawberries (or rather, rub them on your teeth)!! Apparently the seeds that cover strawberries rub the tartar off your teeth-- thus a natural teeth whitener!!


    Jean Goto