Happy & Heavenly Clarifying Hair & Scalp Shampoo for Oily Hair by the Good Virtues Co. Review

Anyone facing hair loss problems like me?

I’ve been having hair loss problems for almost 2 years now. It started when I was preparing for my wedding and was highly stressed and fighting depression. When I was all well and alive and kicking, my hair didn’t stop falling out 😩

And this round when I went to my hairdresser’s, the first thing he said to me was that I seem to be balding badly on the back of my head, nearer the right side. Boohoo! He said, “I cut your hair for sooo long already, I never ever told you this but this time really quite bad so must tell you…” 😰😰😰

My hairdresser has been cutting my hair for 18 years now… 😱😱😱 hahaha I only just realised it’s been 18 freakin’ years! Omg!

Anyhow, he said my shampoo is too oily for my scalp so get some clarifying scalp shampoo … And keep using whatever hair loss cream I did before.

Happy & Heavenly Clarifying Hair & Scalp Shampoo for Oily Hair by the Good Virtues Co. Review

And because I’m a sucker for nice packaging, this 👆🏻 shampoo first caught my eye when I was back in SG almost 2 weeks ago. And when I saw it in Tesco a few nights ago, and it only costs RM12+, I decided to try it! Afterall, it reads “Clarifying Hair & Scalp Shampoo for Oily Hair”, hitting all the right notes!

Happy & Heavenly Clarifying Hair & Scalp Shampoo for Oily Hair by the Good Virtues Co. Review

And when I read the list of ingredients, I approved.

My Hair Type

I have a very oily scalp and very fine limp hair – I wash my hair twice a day if I go out. If I’m at home the entire day, I only wash once at night before I sleep. Most shampoos leave my hair oily after just a night’s sleep. Like stick to my scalp kind of oily. At best, my hair becomes stick-to-my-scalp kind of oily and not even limp, but more dead, at noon. I also hardly condition my hair. If I do, I only condition the ends. I try to do it alternate days.

Smell

this shampoo smells heavenly! I absolutely love it!

On the Scalp

my head is all tingly when I leave the shampoo in my hair for a bit, especially after a mini scalp massage. I love how it feels so minty on my scalp!

After Shampooing

my hair feels dry when I’m washing off the shampoo. And when I feel my hair like that, I almost dread combing it. Conditioner definitely helps in these cases. If I use conditioner, hair combing feels almost unnecessary. But surprising, today, even though I didn’t use conditioner, it was relatively easy to comb still.

Happy & Heavenly Clarifying Hair & Scalp Shampoo for Oily Hair by the Good Virtues Co. Review

Verdict : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I still love it and I think I’m gonna buy the big bottle. After the last couple of days, I’ve found that I’m losing less hair (judging from the amount of hair on the floor) and my scalp isn’t as oily as before. At 6pm the next day, my hair still has volume and still looks good. And my hair isn’t even dry to the point where it’s messy or has too many flyaways like what Himalaya shampoo does. It looks great!

Tackling Clients : 4 Tips To Get From Good To Great

Tackling Clients : 4 Tips To Get From Good To Great

I was reading this article written by Jennifer Aldrich on the Invision website and it make me think about how many people I know who allow themselves to become “victims” of their clients. Yes, I use the words “allow themselves to become”. The clients don’t victimize them. More often than not, we allow ourselves to be victimized.

How often have we become upset and face unnecessary stress and temper flares when our clients cannot make up their minds, or perhaps think we can work a miracle? No doubt, sometimes they really are too much. But I believe that all this can be nipped in the bud.

1. Do not be a Yes Man. Be honest.

Many of us are guilty of being Yes men, just so we clinch the deal. Do not be afraid to say no. Do not be afraid to say you don’t know how to do something. Just be plain honest about what you can or cannot do. I have seen and met 1 too many clients who just love honesty over everything else. If you’re honest, some clients are even willing to accept your inabilities and tackle that learning curve with you.

2. Ask questions. Ask, even if you end up looking stupid.

In Asia, there is this thing called Face Value. In the western part of the world, it’s called an ego or pride. People, especially Asians, do not want to look stupid or look any less than their counterparts. So in a struggle to not look stupid, we do not ask questions even when we don’t know what the **** the other person is talking about. Oh trust me, even my own hubby does this. And sometimes at the end of a long monologue, I get a question that tells me he totally didn’t get what I said. And I’ll go, “You didn’t even get what I was saying all this time, did you?” and give him a really withering look. And so back I go to the beginning, explaining in greater detail. Gee.

So my husband is certainly not the only person I’ve encountered, who is like that. Countless. And this huge question pops in my head, “Why didn’t you stop me to explain? Why didn’t you tell me you don’t understand what I’m talking about?!”

Trust me, if you just say “sorry, I didn’t understand that…” or “what is ____ ?” They aren’t gonna think you stupid. In fact, they’ll be more than happy to simply explain. If that person belittles you for asking, it just says ALOT about their own character.

3. DIG DEEP

More often than not, clients do not understand what we do, in every industry. It is our duty, as service providers, to explain how things go and set the “ground rules”. If you set the ground rules right, right out from the beginning, your work together will be a lot less hasslesome.

Digging deep also pertains to what the client wants. Get to the bottom line – what they want to achieve, what they want to do, what they have in mind. Make sure you understand fully what the client wants. Ask each question a few times to ensure they stick to their guns. That they truly know what they want. Do not be afraid to question a client who keeps shifting gears and doesn’t seem to know what they want at all.

Digging deep also sometimes brings out information that will otherwise be hidden from you. Most clients only tell us about the tip of the iceberg. Dig deep and keep digging to have a good feel of how huge this iceberg is gonna be.

4. Be Responsible. You Are Your Word.

We are our word. In other words, our words make us who we are. At least, a large part of who we are. So be responsible for your words and actions. Do not over-promise and under-deliver. And when shit hits the fan, be responsible and take action. The blame game is old and sick.

Being responsible also means not playing the victim and taking responsibility for your own actions or inactions. If you could have done something about it in the beginning, and you didn’t, suck it up and learn your lesson and make sure you set your ground rules right in the beginning.

Day 10 of 10 of my #ThankYouNotes Challenge

10-Day #ThankYouNotes Challenge to Kill Writer's Block

It’s the last day of my 10-day Challenge. I sure took more than 10 days to complete this, but nonetheless, it’s the end. I’m thankful for this challenge I embarked on. It has forced me to focus on only the good of everything in my life. Some days I struggled to find something to be thankful for.

Dig deep, that’s what I told myself. When you dig deep, there’s bound to be something/someone to be thankful for.

Day 9 of 10 of my #ThankYouNotes Challenge

10-Day #ThankYouNotes Challenge to Kill Writer's Block

Today, I’m thankful for a brand new day. I’m thankful for being able to work from the comforts of my home, in my PJs. lol. I can sit crosslegged at my chair, eat anytime I wish, work in front of the TV if I wish, take a moment to chill on the couch … or slog it out in front of my computer where the hours just disappear into thin air.

I’m thankful for our time of devotion last night and our extremely long prayer for almost everyone in our lives. For those who are sick, recovering or troubled. For the caregivers. For the healthy and living.

I’m also thankful for wonderful friends I have found in my yoga class. Friends who are yoga newbies, yoga enthusiasts, and are my neighbours too! I’m thankful for their notes of positivity and encouragement every single morning in our whatsapp group chat. I cannot imagine a morning without it anymore. lol.

I’m so thankful I got to take away 3 packs of chicken rice from my favorite chicken rice shop in Singapore, just before we came back to KL. Because I did this, I am able to enjoy chicken rice today for my lunch. It’s in the rice cooker now, heating up.

I’m thankful for the aircon. lol. Seriously. For without it, I’d be sweating it out in this humid heat and haze.

Thank you Lord for all your blessings.

Day 8 of 10 of my #ThankYouNotes Challenge

10-Day #ThankYouNotes Challenge to Kill Writer's Block

Ok, I know it’s no excuse but I’ve been so busy travelling. And I forget all about writing when I’m travelling. Oops.

So here goes the 8th entry of my #ThankYouNotes challenge:

First of all, I’m so thankful that my husband has gotten his PR approved, without the help of my parents. I cannot imagine how we had gotten this with minimal hassle, other than that our Father Lord has been watching over us. Thank you Father.

I’m thankful my 90-year-old grandma is as fit as a fiddle and had successful hip surgery. When I visited her at the hospital the other day, just hours before her surgery (she had no idea she was going to have surgery), she kept telling me to pray for her. My devout grandma =) Just thinking of her makes me smile. I’m thankful for how amazingly strong she is. She’s started walking with the help of a walker, just 2 days after her surgery. Mind you, she’s 90 years old. No complains about pain or hard to walk. In fact, she asked the nurse if she could dump the walker and walk on her own. *chuckle* Trust my grandma to do that. I’m so thankful for how the Lord works and blesses my loved ones. I couldn’t ask for more.

I’m so thankful for the great living example of faith and strength in the Lord I have in my grandma. She puts many of us to shame. No kidding. I pray that I would be able to follow in her footsteps, come my time.

I’m thankful for my very supportive and loving pillar – my husband. Thank you for all your valuable input and for just being there. I don’t think I’m easy to live with. Thank you for always wanting to spoil me.

I’m also thankful I have gotten that one proposal off my head and off my hands! It’s been quite the heavy burden – right on top of my head. It’s heavy, trust me.

I’m thankful for a great week that has just passed and a greater one beginning today.