School of Medicine - LSU Health New Orleans - LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine

Country: North America, US, United States

City: 70112 New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Sherry White - Can't Stop Touching My Hair!!I have fine blonde hair, just below my shoulders. I've used Loreal 9.5nb to keep my roots at bay for the last 10 yrs, and have always been really happy with that. For some reason I decided to treat myself to a professional color/hi light. Worst mistake ever! My hair was destroyed! I hated to wash it because it felt like mushy cotton candy when wet, and even using top of the line conditioners, it took forever to comb out, ever. so. gently. And then I would still end up with HANDFULS of broken hair. It was devastating. I won't lie, I cried many times at my bathroom sink over the last couple of months. I prayed for something that could strengthen my hair and make it stop breaking. It took me 2 years to get to this length and i didnt want to have to cut it off. I would stay up late into the night reading everything I could find online. I kept hearing about this stinky 2 step protein treatment....why, oh why didn't I order it right then?? I guess I was a bit intimidated by the whole "rock hard hair" thing, and still shell- shocked over the damage to my hair. Honestly, I was terrified of doing more harm. I ended up noticing it in my "save for later" cart here on amazon and went ahead and ordered it earlier this week. It arrived today, and since my girls were napping I decided to be brave and go for it. BEST THING I HAVE DONE FOR MY HAIR, maybe EVER!!!! I used a spray bottle to apply it evenly, didn't comb it thru, because, well, I'm so scared of combing my hair nowadays. And I sure didn't want to comb it wet with this shellac stuff on it! I aimed the blow dryer at it and it got amazingly plasticky feeling. I was nervous that it wouldn't rinse out well, but it rinsed super easily! As soon as the water hit it, it softened right up and I could tell my hair was different! :) :) I conditioned with the step 2 (which someone had described as smelling old ladyish. And it does. She said it helped to imagine Dolly Parton doing your hair in the shop from Steel Magnolias, which I found hilariously accurate! :) and let me tell you, when I took that towel off my head, I could run my fingers thru my damp hair!! I used a spritz of my regular leave in (aveeno nourish + condition) out of habit, but I don't think I even needed it. Worked in some fructose xl body mousse, and styled it with my blowdryer, did a little dance around my bathroom and ran to grab my iPad to order 4 more packets of this wonderful stuff! And to leave this review. Hoping it helps someone else not be a chicken like I was. I seriously can't stop touching my hair right now.
  • Eileen - A must read for anyone suffering from IC, Chrons or IBSWhat a wonderful book! Like so many with UC & Crohn's, we were told diet played no part in the onset of the disease in our 17-year-old daughter. The diagnosis was a shocker - she was always so healthy! We started the diet as a family 5 months after the diagnosis - my husband discovered his own IBS drastically improved, and our daughter cut meds to very low dose. Every time she's "cheated" on this diet for extended periods she's had a flare - each one more major that the last. Yes, it's hard to stick to it - she's in college now and has to pass up the hamburgers, fries, pizza, pasta, cheesecake, etc, that all her friends are eating. I don't know if she'll have to stick to it all her life - I just know she spent 11 weeks of her senior year in high school out sick - 9 days in the hospital being fed interveineously, after losing 30 lbs. - and the doctor talking of removing her colon or putting her on IMURAN. Read this book - if you care enough about yourself to stick to this diet, it may change your life!
  • Ellen - Purrfect GiftThis calendar is the perfect gift for anyone who loves those cat pictures with the funny captions. I got it for a friend of mine for christmas and he uses it at work. I am told that everyone likes to come by and look at what funny picture is up that day. Whether you buy it for christmas or a birthday, I highly recommend it!
  • Jessica - son loves itMy 3 year old loves his leap pad, he got it for Christmas, we did end up with a cracked screen at one point, no clue what happened, we went to dinner, pulled it out to play it & when he turned it on we noticed that it was cracked which led to this mama freaking out since I'd just recently bought it but the next day I spoke with Leap Frog about the issue & they actually replaced it, they say you can get a 1 time replacement which is good since there is no way to repair cracked screens :-/