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As I told you in my previous post, I received a 4-weeks supply of Occó the beauty drink to test and try out for you.

Here is what it really did for me and what I think of the “beautifying” drink:


First of all, I really liked the taste. I heard other people say they didn’t like, but it kind of reminded me of a German drink called “Rotbäcken”, it has a nice berry flavour and every morning, I was really looking forward to have my little beauty-breakfast juice.

I must say that I didn’t notice a glow in my face or more radiant skin, as other testers did, but that’s maybe because I’m currently on a medicine called “aknenormin”, which fights acne and dries out the skin a lot.

What I did notice though, is that my hair and nails have grown much quicker than usual! My hair grew 3 cm that month (they usually grow only1-2cm a month) and my nails weren’t that brittle, felt much stronger and grew a bit so that I don’t need my fake nails anymore 😀

Although my skin cleared up, I can’t say whether the drink did something for my acne, because I took the medicine. Because I don’t have any wrinkles yet, I also can’t say if the anti-ageing properties helped my skin.

All in all, it is a nice, natural berry flavoured drink with lots of vitamins which is definitey good for your health. For me personally, it helped a bit with hair growth and although I think it doesn’t do any miracles, turning a not-so good looking person into a beauty queen, it won’t definitely harm you. Nevertehless, if you eat a healthy diet with los of vegs and fruits, you might get the same results for far less money… 😉


Beautifying vitamins contained:

Vitamin A – for thicker hair
Vitamin C – for brighter, more radiant skin
Vitamin E – to help skin cells heal
Biotin – for serious hair growth
Zinc – helps fight acne and other skin disorders/irritations
Copper – repairs damaged skin
Selenium – helps heal damaged skin
Niacin – fights aging

Conclusion-You can also get all these vitamins in a healthy diet, so you don’t necessarily need to splurge on those drinks. Nevertheless, if you want to splurge and do yourself something good, go for it-it won’t do any harm 😉


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There’s no scientifically proven way to make your hair grow faster but there are several things you can do to encourage your hair to grow to its full potential.

  •  Brush Carefully

Brush your hair before you shower in the morning to reduce tangling and potential breakage. Let your hair dry naturally and do not brush it while it’s wet. A Mason Pearson is the Bentley under the hairbrushes but if you have a tight budget try the Tangle Teezer!

  •  Use Hot Tools In Moderation

Avoid over processing or heating your hair. This will cause breakage, and slow the growth process.

  • Proper Nutrition

Consider taking supplements like Vitamin B (Biotin, or non-flush Niacin.) Be sure you are eating a proper diet rich with whole grains, protein, fruits and veggies. Iron deficiencies can cause hair loss, so make sure to consult your doctor if you think that might be the case.

  •  Get your hair cut

It sounds contra-productive to get your hair cut if you want to grow it faster, but in fact getting a regular trim will help your hair to grow much healthier and stronger.

  •  Deep condition once a week

Deep conditioning is very beneficial.  It improves the strength and elasticity of hair. Once every other week can work just fine if your hair is in reasonably healthy condition.  Try Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner for a cheap but very effective treatment.

  •  Relax

If you are stressing out too much your hair gets porous and tends to fall out more easily. Hair will grow about 6 inches a year and you can’t do much to speed this up even more, so just relax.

Good luck with growing your hair! For great, cheap DIY hairmasks watch out for my next post.

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