Made in Armenia Product Review: Shampoo to Prevent Hair Loss

Since Armenia is so full of imported products, I figure it would be a good idea to offer proper product reviews about their Made in Armenia alternatives. For some strange reason, foreign goods always seem to appear more appealing even if the locally produced are higher in quality and cheaper in price to some extent. Of course, it may even be very much worth paying a higher sum so long as you know that money goes to pay a local employer and employee, keeping the money within Armenia and spurring on local businesses. After all, how do you expect any Armenian business to thrive or even simply survive if we don’t all support them wholeheartedly. Just like it is the healthier option to take the stairs instead of the elevator, just look for the Armenian version of whatever it is you want to buy.

To start off my series of Made in Armenia product reviews, and I promise to have many from all types of different businesses here, I will start with my first ever locally produced product. I had a problem with excessive hair shedding for years before I came to Armenia. I had tried everything from baby shampoos to special organic rather expensive versions that would cost me $22.50 CAD per bottle. Nothing really seemed to work but I kept away from chemically induced shampoos in general. When I got to Armenia, 3 months in I was at a fair in Gyumri when I came across a line of shampoos and other interesting products that were mostly natural, paraben-free and looked rather intriguing. One of the items I picked up was this shampoo. It was in a bit of a different packaging then, but I love the simplicity of their labels to this day.

IMG_20150330_111958

The bottle cost me 2500 AMD, which is roughly $6.75 CAD. Now, it may seem like it isn’t quite affordable, but these are not made in China or manufactured by huge corporations. They are made by father and son here in Yerevan with lots of love. I have had the pleasure of meeting them and they are quite a lovely family. The best part? It worked like a charm! I won’t say that I don’t shed at all now, for it’s quite normal to have your hair replenished, but I can certainly say that I no longer stare at a handful; instead, it is a few strands that wrap themselves around my comb or fall around the house here and there. Other than that, my baby hairs have grown back in and the crown definitely appears fuller than it was when I got to Armenia. For a woman to be losing hair it is probably even more daunting than a man. Seeing your hairline fill right back up is an awesome moment. I have been using shampoos only from H Gardens at this point and could not have been happier with a hair product than I have been for the past 1.5 years. This is a brand that has fully earned my loyalty.

015. Four Armenian folk legends / Cuatro leyendas folklóricas armenias / Չորս հայկական ժողովրդական հեքիաթներ

Tamar Najarian:

I love this way too much <3

Originally posted on 100 years, 100 images | 100 años, 100 imágenes | 100 տարի՝ 100 նկար:

ENG | Vectorial illustration | 34 x 27,5 cm  ESP | Ilustración vectorial | 34 x 27,5 cm ՀԱՅ | Վեկտորային նկարազարդում | | 34 x 27,5 սմ ENG | Vectorial illustration | 34 x 27,5 cm
ESP | Ilustración vectorial | 34 x 27,5 cm
ՀԱՅ | Վեկտորային նկարազարդում | | 34 x 27,5 սմ

ENG | The illustration recreates four armenian legends: Hayk the Patriarch, The Flower of Eden, Akhtamar, The Convent of the Doves.


ESP | La ilustración recrea cuatro leyendas populares armenias: Hayk el Patriarca, La flor del Edén, Ajtamar y El convento de las palomas.


ՀԱՅ | Նկարազարդումը պատկերում է չորս հայկական ժողովրդական հեքիաթներ.  Հայկ Նահապետը, Եդեմական ծաղիկը, Ախթամար, Աղավնավանքը:

View original

Finishing Off 2014 with a Bang: Armenian Achievements in the Last Month

Armenian cook Vera Hovhannisyan won a gold medal and a cup at the Culinary World Cup 2014 held in Luxemburg from November 22 to 26. The competition featured more than 1 000 cooks from 60 countries , as well as 105 national, regional and youth teams. Vera Hovhannisyan’s twin sister Rena Hovhannisyan also jointed her in the competitions. The sisters presented two works at the contest and both won gold medals.

During the Warsaw Cup 2014, in Poland, 15-year old, Anastasia Galustyan, representing Armenia won the SILVER Medal, amongst 18 European competitors.

Garnik Harutunyan scored another gold medal for Armenia during the international boxing tournament held in Riga: http://armenpress.am/eng/news/787374/armenian-boxer-scores-medal-at-international-tournament-in-riga.html

As part of Armenian team, Nagorno Karabakh-born Mavrik Nasibyan won a gold medal in 74kg weight category at the 2014 World Sambo Championships in Narita, Japan. http://www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/185040/

Armenian teams participated and took home 114 top prizes in all different types of sports during 2014, out of which 32 were gold….

How an Armenian Monk Brought Gingerbread to the West

Originally posted on PeopleOfAr:

In the spirit of holidays I would like to share an interesting article about the introduction of gingerbread in Europe. 

Gingerbread from ArmeniaBy:Liana Aghajanian from: Ianyan magazine 

Eaten in England, Germany, the U.S., Romania and more Nordic countries than you can remember – the humble gingerbread has been a winter holiday favorite, accompanying other delicacies on tables for centuries, but always standing out thanks to a delicious combination of ginger, molasses or honey.

So deeply rooted in Europe, it is perhaps odd, yet also delightful, that it was actually an Armenian monk who introduced the sweet, dark confection to the continent over one thousand years ago.

It was the year 991, when archbishop Gregory Markar traveled from Nicopolis, a city in the ancient kingdom of Pontus now located in modern day Anatolia, Turkey, after being chased out by the Persian Army. Tired and weary, he made his way across Europe, arriving…

View original 429 more words

51 countries with Armenian passport

Originally posted on Yevaylen:

Armenian passport holders enjoy visa-free or visa on arrival access to 51 countries and territories while Lebanese passport gets access to 32 countries only but too bad I still don’t have the Armenian passport but It’s very easy to get. here is the list of the countries 

HENLEY & PARTNERS VISA RESTRICTIONS INDEX: Top 5 Countries on the list:

  1. United Kingdom – 166
  2. Denmark – 164
  3. Sweden – 163
  4. Finland – 162
  5. Luxembourg – 162
UK 166 Countries! YES . This is not fair plus take a look at the countries you can enter , 50% of the countries I have never heard of them ..after finding this out I started exploring them well There are a discussions between Armenia and the European Union to liberalize the visa regime between the two countries and I want that to happen SOON! so what do you think ? is it fair ?

Oceania Countries and…

View original 246 more words

Thoughts, News and Interesting Tidbits- From Armenia C. 2013

%d bloggers like this: