Every once and a while, I find a niche beauty brand that really blows my socks off. Major heads-up to those dealing with thinning hair. Honestly, the ugly truth from me is that not only do I suffer from breakage and thinning hair thanks to years of wearing buns but I also suffer from dry scalp. Gross. While I have found shampoos and conditioners that can heal dry ends, they leave my hair flat. Other shampoos heal my scalp, but leave my hair straw-like. Leave it to a company using ingredients from Mother Nature to find something that does it all.
I just finished up my three month trial of Viviscal! I couldn’t be more thrilled with the supplements and results.
Average hair growth is about 6 inches per year or 1/2 inch per month. During the first month, my hair grew an amazing 1.5 inches. The second month, I logged another inch. A month ago, my test spot measured 15 inches from root to ends.
So… now time for confession. My hair had gotten so long, I couldn’t resist a trim. I really needed to even up and add some layers. While it was healthy, the quick growth made it a little unfinished looking.
My stylist and I noted my “test spot” and measured a 3 inch trim. Man, did it feel good to cut my hair, especially with all that length to work with. My “test spot” today measures 13 inches (or 16 adjusting for the trim). Bottom line, my hair grew another inch! So, I have logged 3.5 inches in three months. Astonishing when you think an inch and a half is normal for that period of time.
My lashes and brows are fuller and longer. My hair seems healthier despite an increase in heat styling lately. And my scalp health is even improved. My body hair did grow a little faster, but the trade off was worth it.
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Average hair growth is about 6 inches per year or 1/2 inch per month. When I measured my strands for this second Viviscal update, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had to remeasure and remeasure. Until, I finally realized: yes, my hair did grow an inch and a half. 1.5 inches. In a month. When I (repeatedly) measured at the cowlick, my hair is 14 inches long (compared to 12.5 inches on July 30th).
This drug-free formula sped up my hair growth approximately three-fold. I assume some parts of the year, hair grows faster. But even adjusting for seasonality, this is impressive results.
My hair is slightly more oily, a somewhat expected side effect. There is a component of fish oil in the supplements. But this is something I am happy to exchange for fuller, healthier locks. Actually, the change in moisture actually tamed frizz – that and my new favorite hair oil.
I’ve also heard that users find their body hair grows faster. I cannot attest to this as I am a huge fan of laser hair removal. But I could swear my lashes and brows are fuller and longer.
I’ll check back in after month two of my trial! For more details on Viviscal, check out my first post here.