Been looking for hair growth treatments for a while? Then you’ve probably come across more than one Pura D’Or review already. Or maybe you’ve spied one of those golden-labelled bottles in real life.
It’s a popular brand – and not just for those experiencing hair loss or thinning hair. Pura D’Or is great for everyone, really. Especially for those who want glossy-looking and healthy hair. Which includes a lot of people, aside from perhaps us baldies.
But even if you don’t have much – or any – hair to begin with, I’d still recommend Pura D’Or as a routine shampoo to cleanse and care for your scalp. It’s affordable, it’s natural and it makes many of those lovely oils I recommend for hair growth in addition to its very popular shampoos and conditioners.
In this post, I’ll talk about a few of my favourite natural Pura D’or treatments, the difference between them and where to buy them.
In this review, I’ll focus mainly on Pura D’Or’s chemical free shampoo, simply because it’s their most popular product. And even though they make a few different shampoos now, it all started with the original: Pura D’Or Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Shampoo.
The sulfate free shampoo works especially well for those with fine hair or thinning hair due to shedding. For other top sulfate free shampoos, check out this post.
The hair and scalp health benefits of this hair loss shampoo for men and women are numerous and include:
Now, I know these numbers can be inflated through all kinds of nasty means but still…10,000 positive Pura D’or shampoo reviews on Amazon (and counting) is still pretty impressive! Unlike big brands like Keranique, they don’t make grandiose claims of regrowth: they just let their reviews do the talking.
Most reviewers mention how it gives them smoother, silkier hair that’s soft to touch, and plenty of them mention how it helps with healthy hair growth issues, too.
The alcohol free shampoo has got superstar ingredients to offer the best possible hair care, whether you have a full mop or you just want a great scalp moisturizer. One of those ingredients, biotin, works to thicken each hair follicle – so your strands will be less likely to become brittle or dry, and less prone to snapping.
Another ingredient, tea tree oil, is an amazing antioxidant…gently cleansing your scalp and getting rid of the excess dirt or sebum that can clog hair follicles, nourishing your skin after exposure to environmental damage or harsh chemicals. Phew!
It’s nice to be nice, right? Especially when we’re talking about being kind to the environment while being kind to our bodies. And Pura D’Or’s hair thickening shampoo helps you do both – it’s organically certified and uses the most bioavailable botanical ingredients.
It’s also free from the compounds that get a bad rep, like sulfates, parabens and gluten, too. Yay!
One of the things I really like about Pura D’Or is: they don’t make false promises. Just like my other favorite brand, Nioxin, they never claim to be “a hair growing shampoo”. (Nioxin, btw, is more of a dermatologist recommended shampoo for hair loss – but it unfortunately contains sulfates these days).
Rather, they market their product as an “anti-thinning shampoo”; one that provides a better scalp environment so that regrowth may occur. So don’t expect miracles – it probably isn’t the best shampoo to prevent hair loss – but do expect some serious moisture and healthier hair!
Again, I’ll focus on the gold label anti-thinning shampoo: the brand’s flagship product. The lovely brown bottle contains a tasty blend of 17 active ingredients, including premium oils and other botanical compounds which nourish and restore damaged hair.
It also uses USDA organic vegetable glycerin, derived from coconut to hydrate the scalp, soften the hair and balance scalp pH levels. A far safer choice than a shampoo with minoxidil, in my opinion!
Here are 5 active ingredients that are particularly nourishing for dry, damaged or frizzy hair.
LA Says: I won’t bore you with the remaining 12 ingredients! But Pura D’Or includes more great natural ingredients like nettle, pumpkin seed oil, cedarwood, clary sage and cumin extract, which will further nourish your scalp for healthier hair. Many of these ingredients block DHT, too, in a natural way.
If I was going to review every single product that Pura D’Or offers – and there are lots, including options for colored hair – I’d be here forever! But here are a few of its most popular natural and organic shampoos and conditioners, which you can add to your hair care regimen in addition to the Gold Label Shampoo.
Psst…If it’s out of your budget to buy direct from Pura D’Or, Amazon has a pretty good deal on the shampoo and conditioner set.
Good news: Nope! Pura D’or offer alcohol free shampoos without a zillion chemicals, too.
So unless you happen to have an allergic reaction to some of the natural botanicals (which is rare enough), you won’t see any bad side effects to using Pura D’Or. And you can use it every day, if you like… it’s plant-based formula is pretty gentle so it won’t strip your hair of its natural oils. Phew.
So is Pura D’Or shampoo safe? In my experience, yes – and from the reports I’ve heard back from parents, it’s safe for children, too (particularly this specialized Kids’ Cleanser).
But if you happen to be one of the few people who experiences mild scalp irritation or a change in hair texture (not in a good way), and if this still happens two weeks in, I’d switch to another product.
Because the ingredients are so natural, they may take a little longer than a stronger hair loss shampoo. But you should notice a difference after a month, if not sooner.
Full disclosure? I don’t think that any topical shampoo can miraculously boost hair growth on its own. Because hair loss depends on such a range of factors, including diet and lifestyle, that one shampoo alone can’t reverse this condition. Or at least, not in the long-term.
However, I do appreciate that offering a healthier scalp environment is a great way to stimulate hair growth and reduce hair thinning. Which is something that Pura D’Or can do in spades and is why it gets my vote as a top routine shampoo for thinning hair.
The organic shampoo works to strengthen and volumize your hair from root to tip – reducing the chances of it snapping or breaking and, as a result, limiting hair loss. The conditioner moisturizes the scalp and brings down inflammation. While the oils boost blood flow; very important for helping hair follicles do their thing.
You might not see immediate results. And it might not be the best shampoo to grow hair either.
BUT switching to Pura D’Or products, or an all-natural shampoo like Revita, will mean you’re treating your head to botanical, hair-boosting ingredients instead of heavy chemicals contained in popular shampoos. And they’re both really affordable, too.
For me, anyway, that’s reason enough to check it out!
Psst: Do you use Pura D’Or? What are your favorite products, and why? Or maybe you’re not such a fan…either way, share your experiences below. I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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