Hair Growth Products
Got your attention didn’t I? Let me tell you a little bit about why I have delved into this topic. After I had my last child I pretty much lost half of my hair and it wasn’t due to the lack of HCG running through my veins. It was because I had started to go through the preliminary stages of peri-menopause (pre-menopause). You know, that wonderful phase engifted by Mother Nature to us that lasts a minimum of 14 years before actual menopause kicks in. Thanks world, just, thanks. If you have or are going through this then you understand trying to find anything that can help. The market has us in their pockets on this unfortunately. Flip side is that not only life stages can cause hair loss or thinning. There are many different reasons out there for this from genetics to medical.
All products that are deemed to “thicken”, “Lengthen”, or “grow” have major points in common in my experiences:
(1) You must follow the directions to the “T” ~ especially if there is a money back guarantee.
(2) You must continue to use the product or at least find a product close enough to the same formulation.
(3) The claims only boost your natural happenings by a small percentage and in some cases, minute.
(4) All these do is create a layer of the same product on you.
What happens when you don’t? What happens when you start skipping steps? What happens when you take a break even for a week? What happens when you run out or change the product to another one that has a different formulation?
You start from zero. Literally, zero. If you change formulations the first time you use your new product you will strip all the old product off normally. Bye, bye. I hate it when that happens.
So, if you want the claims to happen then you need to follow through and be adamant of getting a schedule or routine together then stick to it. I have tried numerous types of these products with varying results on both sides of the good to bad spectrum.
Ways one can tell of the product is holding to their claims:
(1) You know your regular amount of hair that falls out from showering, cleaning, and brushing it so, use this as a basis week-to-week.
(2) If you dye your hair you know how fast your roots start to show month-to-month so, use this as a basis also.
(3) Take a before and after picture of the hair you normally lose; make a pile of it after a regular wash and brush on your counter and take a picture. Take another one a week or so later. Compare and you know.
(4) Take a before and after picture of the top of your head where your roots are if you dye your hair. Always a tell-tale in my opinion.
Yes, there is eyelash growth serum out there for those of us with thin, thinning, sparse, etc. eyelashes. While my kids have luxuriously long eyelashes mine are “blah” to say the least. I started using eyelash growth serum back in January 2016 with the Art Naturals Art Naturals brand of Eyelash Serum and, through trials and tribulations, found its niche in my life. AKA I would go on sabbaticals every now and then AKA I would forget to use it for different reasons AKA I would be too dang tired to really deal with anything. We have all been there. During the periods of time I would not use this my eyelashes would start reverting back to the same issues I had prior to January: They would just fall out in groups just like my hair. Very depressing and a bit amazing seen as there really isn’t a lot there.
Things to know about these eyelash serums:
(1) The bottle may be tiny but, it should last you 4 months if used and applied correctly.
(2) The main ingredient in all of them I have found is Swiss Apple Stem Cells
While I got a good base growth from the Art Naturals the differences between that and the Uptown since I have started using it is notably uplifting.
Art Naturals enhances up to 14% while the Uptown enhances up to 25%; this is the baseline thickness and length increase and has the ability to go up to 75% if used regularly. Uptown changed their formulation I noticed on this one but, not in such a huge way that the prior became null and void; this is my second bottle of Uptown Eyelash Serum I have tested out. Just a note though that Art Naturals has also changed their formulation and has a different serum out than the one I used at the beginning of this year; of note is the fact that they no longer make any numerical/percentage claims on anything. Just find that interesting.
What is my niche for this? After I shower in the evening, pat my face dry, apply all my evening moisturizers, then I apply eyelash serum to the base of my lashes and go out in a slightly sweeping motion. The serums are thick enough to not run into your eyes or down your face after application yet, thin enough not to feel heavy.
Is there a difference from beginning to end? Yes and this is because I have been using these products for months. Easy to incorporate into a daily evening routine and easy to apply.
Disclosure: I received this Eyelash Serum discounted however; this in no way influenced my review. I chose to write this review and was under no obligation to do so. I only write honest reviews regardless of whether I purchased a product at full price, at a discount, or received it free.
Majestic Pure actually has several of these types of shampoos in this category and I have tried and tested almost all of them. I have to label them by the color of the actual label; this one is the “Green” labeled one.
This is specifically for Anti-Hair Loss but, if you are looking for growth and thickening you can also achieve it with this. Remember, continued use of any product strengthens the hair and adds layers of the product (encapsulation comes to mind honestly).
The claim to fame with this one is the “14 DHT Blockers”. DHT stands for Dihydrotestosterone, or 5a-dihydrotestosterone, also known as 5a-androstan-17p-ol-3-one. DHT has now been widely accepted as the main culprit in the hair loss of 95% of us. It is a sex steroid and androgen hormone; the enzyme 5a-reductase synthesizes DHT from testosterone in the prostate, testes, hair follicles, and adrenal glands.
Yep, got to love beauty products! However, just to be devil’s advocate, for some women that are losing their hair on a larger scale / spectrum, DHT Blockers are not recommended as the loss may be a result of another medical condition that may require these hormones, etc.
Know you first before you go further in my opinion.
What I like about this shampoo besides the DHT blockers is that it contains no sulfate and paraben plus, is free from harsh chemicals. What I find odd is that I do not get any tingling in my hair follicles like most of these shampoos and conditioners cause due to the ingredients. I always leave these types of products in my hair for a few minutes to ensure all ingredients have had a chance to activate and do their “magic” per se. The shampoo is very gentle on my hair though and does not leave it dry; does not strip my hair of color or bounce. Has a bit of a floral and underlying citrus scent to it; not over powering nor cloying just a clean smell to it.
Hair growth from my roots was roughly 1/4″ more than normal after the first two weeks and the loss of hair difference is what is most notable to me. Loss has definitely diminished.
I recommend if you use this shampoo to also use a delicate conditioner that closely matches the shampoo; no harsh chemicals and added ingredients. Argan oil is a good addition to this shampoo or your separate conditioner. Take a good multivitamin daily also, keep up your “you” routines and charge ahead!
Disclosure: I received this Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo discounted however; this in no way influenced my review. I chose to write this review and was under no obligation to do so. I only write honest reviews regardless of whether I purchased a product at full price, at a discount, or received it free.