August is “Hair Loss Awareness Month”
Hair is our most precious natural accessory. While I hope you personally do not be experiencing hair thinning or hair loss, the sad thing is that over one third of all women worldwide are. 🙁 Especially women over 40, i.e. us, are likely to see their locks thinning due to menopause or peri-menopause. Stress at work and/or at home, genes, as well as health issues or illness are other reasons. And don’t forget about the damage that hot tools and coloring can cause.
Well, honestly, how often do you just eat something on the run as you run out of time with all the work, kid events, volunteering, etc. It’s so easy to forget about that healthy thick beautifully looking hair needs nutrition. Hair loss in women is very real, and it’s a reality for many of us. And depending on your mentality it can be worrisome to traumatic. Then the big question pops up in the head “Do anti-hair loss or hair regrowth products really work?”
When I see lots of hairs in my brush, I am always concerned like “what the heck is going on?” I have seen over the past decade that my hairline “receded.” Well, not like it’s the case with men. Just a centimeter or so (less than half an inch). Also the “front line” doesn’t get that long anymore. They used to grow as long as the rest and they were more. Now they just look more like some “annoying” one inch long fringe at the hairline. Of course, I could easily hide them under bangs (what my hair dresser always suggests), but that would mean going for a trim every two weeks. Yuck! That’s too time consuming as I have to drive to the other side of Fairbanks. Not to mention that my bangs always would fall to the side anyway due to my natural waves. Well, another factor not to go for bangs are the costs.
When Keranique asked me to give them my thoughts on their Regrowth System and Vitamins, I was immediately like “give it a try.”
Not sure whether you have hair loss?
Then read on to find out. When you know that you have it, you can skip the following section and jump directly to What is the catch to find out what I think and found when using the products.
Major signs you have hair loss
- You don’t have to part your hair anymore because your part is getting wider and wider and wider
- You can see your hairline is receding when you compare old and recent photos of you or when you pull your hair up
- You buy the same brand of ponytail holders since years, but now have to loop a new ponytail holder one more time than years ago
- Your hair dresser recommends to get a lob or cut it shorter
- You ask your hair dresser for cutting bangs because you have a high forehead
- Your hair dresser says you have fine hair and s/he never said that when you were in your 20s. Fine hair is a hair dresser's diplomatic description for thinning hair. #beautyover40 Click To Tweet
- When you have the impression that there is more hair on your pillow, on your brush, and in the drain than a couple of years ago
- It is getting harder and harder and needs more and more hair spray to create volume so your hair wouldn’t look flat
- It takes more time to style your hair despite you wear this hair cut already for one or two years
- You can see your scalp through your hair or even have balding spots
What’s the catch for hair regrowth?
Obviously, Minoxidil is the only FDA approved ingredient clinically proven serious, long-term solution to regrow women hair. Keranique’s hair growth serum contains 2% Minoxidil. The brand claims that their regrowth treatment promotes the flow of blood and hence oxygen and nutrients to your hair. Well, it sounds reasonable that these factors play a role for growth, and re-growth. And we all know that full hair is beautiful!
What the science says
The package information sheet states that continued application of the Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment with 2% Minoxidil is required for at least 4 months before one sees notable results. That’s about 120 days.
Well, it makes sense to me that when you have short hair 1 to 2 inch or so (1.25 to 5 cm) the cut looks revitalized and more full than prior to usage. It is logical that for a thicker pony tail it will take one and a half year to not have to fold the holder as often, and 2 to 3 years to the full length depending on how long the ponytail is.
In other words, the body needs the vital nutrients to produce long, thick, silky-smooth, healthy hair. Keranique’s KeraViatin Hair & Scalp Health Supplements contain minerals and nutrients that may support scalp health and revitalize weak follicles. This means that beauty comes from the inside. These vitamins and nutrients will help to promote growing long locks.
See what Keranique did for me
The look seemed silkier and shinier from the moment I started using the shampoo and conditioner. I am now using the products since 3 weeks. We all know from experience that it takes time for hair to grow. Well the loss also didn’t come over night but over time, right? No wonder that regrowth takes time! We didn’t loose the follicles, but they have been dormant since a while. They have to be reactivated so to speak.
Nevertheless, despite it’s only 3 weeks, it looks like there are some “baby hairs”. They look like the strays of eyebrows that are regrowing on the eyelids after 2 weeks or so after a wax. Or like a 3 days beard. 😉 In contrast to those brow strays, they are wanted. They are still short and only few yet, but I hope for more. The information sheet says that full results are seen at 120 days. They even have a 120 days money back guarantee! So basically low risk.
Rome wasn't build over night. #hairregrowth Click To Tweet
What do you think? Does it work? I think so.
It’s high maintenance
In a nutshell: Like with exercise, healthy eating, or wearing your retainers to keep your teeth in line, you have to stay on top of things. In other words, it’s a lifetime commitment. When you are “high maintenance” – I surely am – you will love the Keranique regrowth treatment. <3
Hair regrowth and optimal health are an ongoing process, i.e. the products are not a quick fix or meant for one-time only!
Are you up to the task? Then join me.
Are you high or low maintenance?
How do you know whether you are “high maintenance?” Think When Harry met Sally. A high maintenance person always substitutes something when ordering food. Whenever she buys a skirt or dress, she has the hem altered to hit at the sweet spot of her leg. She may even exchange the buttons on a shirt, blouse, coat, or jacket just to have the vibe she is looking for. She may even drive miles over town to go to her colorist or barber despite there are 10 or more great salons that she passes on the way. She doesn’t buy a pair of black pumps with a round toe box and sturdy heels from a high end brand on sale, when she wants pointy toe pumps with a stiletto heel. She will search for high end brand pointy toe stilettos until she finds them at an affordable price.
Is this regrowth system affordable?
The system consists of the Hair Regrowth Treatment, Scalp Stimulating Shampoo, Volumizing Keratin Conditioner, and Lift & Repair Treatment Spray. It normally costs $115. However, currently, Keranique has a special offer of the system plus two gifts (detangling tool, defense brush) for ONLY $49.95 which includes auto delivery. Sorry, but I couldn’t figure out what that means.
Maybe it’s like the auto delivery of water or heating fuel in Alaska. Here the water and fuel providing companies estimate how much you have used and refill your tank before you run out. Anyhow.
The vitamins shown in the product photos come extra.
Will you give these products a try?
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Photos of me: G. Kramm
Photos of products: N. Mölders
Disclosure: The products are samples from Keranique given to me to test them. This post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it myself and all opinion are my own and 100% honest.
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