FORTIFY YOUR HAIR NATURALLY WITH THE REDWOOD TREE + BONUS PRODUCT REVIEW: eprouvage Fortifying Shampoo & Gentle Volume Conditioner

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This evergreen happens to be the tallest living tree on Earth and also among the oldest living things on our planet as well. They can be up to 379 feet tall and almost 30 feet in diameter, putting these trees in a class all by themselves as sheer "Goliath's". There is more than one species of redwood, but in most cases the term on its own actually refers to this specific species named the sequoia sempervirens or  the California Redwood and Coastal Redwood.

What does the Redwood tree have to do with beauty?! The Redwood's stem cells are extracted and these powerful cells instantly boost cellular activity and repair damage too! These stem cells are inserted into beauty/hair care products to aid in the  prevention and improvement of the signs of aging, while also leaving skin/scalp/hair: soft, moisturized, and rejuvenated :)

After discovering what I did about this awesome ancient living tree, I decided that I had to snag a product and see for myself. I'm always on the hunt for new natural and organic ingredients so I set out to see what I could find! It didn't take much searching surprisingly, as I came across a great brand that makes products that are right in line with my mantra!

Eprouvage is a professional hair care brand that prides themselves in creating products with real science behind them and ingredients like Sequoia Sempervirens Leaf Cell Extract, Egyptian Blue Lily, and fruit extracts! Make sure to see my verdict of eprouvage's awesome products below! You can score their products at:, independent salons, and at




Fortifying Shampoo


Have you been seeking the perfect shampoo that doesn't contain tons of harmful ingredients and yet it's still safe for color-treated or stressed hair?! Your search has now ended ;) Eprouvage really does make an affordable, quality hair care product that's difficult to match. I was very impressed with how well this shampoo cleansed my hair, yet didn't "strip" away my scalp's natural oils- leaving it feeling strong and healthy!

The smell is great as well- it's clean and light. The formula spreads nicely and that means you won't have to use a ton of product to get real cleansing results. I have often found this to be an occurring issue with some natural and organic hair care- it seems to take more product and sometimes quite a bit more, in order to achieve the desired effect :/

You won't get that problem with this product from eprouvage, at all! I'd recommend this shampoo for any age and most hair types as it's inexpensive and effective, without being formulated with unpleasant ingredients! In fact at this price, you can afford to snag the Gentle Volume Conditioner  -it's the perfect companion to the Fortifying Shampoo ;)



Gentle Volume Conditioner



This is the perfect addition to any hair care routine, but it's absolutely fantastic in combo with the above mentioned shampoo! The smell is equally as pleasant and it contains the same wonderful qualities as the shampoo as well- quality ingredients with a formula that doesn't dry or weigh hair down, but provides great moisturization and shine!

My hair feels stronger and looks healthier, plus I'm not having to use a product chalked full of ugly ingredients that aren't really all that good for my hair or color. I would recommend this product for all ages, most hair types- even those with color-treated hair can benefit from this conditioner. 

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by Christina in ,


Awapuhi or commonly known as bitter ginger, is a specific type of species of the ginger family that is native to India and grows in mostly tropical regions like the Hawaiian Islands. Parts of the plant are often utilized in several cuisines and flavoring for food.

The extracts of the rhizomes or underground stems from the bitter ginger [awapuhi] have been used for many years in herbal medicine as well. People in Hawaii use it as medicine to cure indigestion and in Malay traditional medicine, they utilize the plant for stomach ailments and as an anti-inflammatory.


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The most common use however for Awapuhi, is for hair care. It's an excellent natural choice, as it will make your hair soft and shiny- without all of the harsh chemicals ;) If you have brittle or naturally dry hair, sun-damaged, or chemically treated- then Awapuhi is the natural and effective way to go!

Rebuild your hair's shaft without chemicals and harsh ingredients and lock in hydration- all with the Awapuhi plant. Looking for a great hair care product that contains the awesome natural power of Awapuhi?! Check out the lowdown on the shampoo and conditioner duo from Nature's Gate below:




Awapuhi Ginger + Holy Basil Volumizing Shampoo


If you've been seeking a great affordable and natural alternative to all of the expensive and not-so-great hair care products out there- this shampoo is THE product for you! In fact, I enjoyed it so much, that I let the entire family give it a try and it was a big hit for everyone.

I was surprised at the quality of the product, especially due to the price of just under $7 for each! I normally twice twice that amount when it comes to my regular shampoo and conditioner, so I was quite shocked to discover how much I loved how healthy, shiny, and soft was after using the Nature's gate duo.

The shampoo will suds up nicely, but doesn't leave you feeling like your've stripped your scalp of all it's natural oils. I loved how clean and great smellying my hair was with the first usage of this shampoo. As for the scent- it's fantastic and probably one of the biggest parts about the Awapuhi hair care products from Nature's Gate that I like :) I'd recommend this inexpensive and natural solution to almost any hair type or age!



Awapuhi Ginger + Holy Basil Volumizing Conditioner


I thought it couldn't get much better when I tried out the shampoo from Nature's Gate- that was until I tried out the Volumizing Conditioner! This is one of the best affordable, natural options for conditioning that I've come across and the smell is equally awesome as with the above mentioned shampoo :) I have super coarse and thick hair as well and this still left my hair manageable, very soft, and shiny.

Due to the nature of my hair, I was a little hesitant about the volumizing action of the product, however my hair looked fabulous! Leave this one in a 2-3 minutes, then rinse; you will notice the difference as soon as you get out of the shower. Before my hair was completely dry, I could tell how well moisturized, soft, and good-smelling my hair had become after just the first use.

I'll have to be careful though- the family loves this as much as I do and it's going to disappear quickly...even at the 18 oz. size that it ea. bottle comes in. ;) I suppose though that's okay since at this rate, I will be able to at least afford it! I give BOTH products in this duo ***** 5 STARS

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