Of all the complaints I have about my hair (many, I assure you), the one that rings loudest is that it simply will not grow. At least it feels that way—I’m impatient, and I don’t care who knows. And while scientists are pretty adamant that the normal rate of hair growth is about half an inch a month and that there’s not a lot you can do to change that, damned if I’m not going to try.
Luckily, there’s an entire industry dedicated to coming up with pills, shampoos, spray, treatments, and other tricks to help you defy science. Sorry, science! And after a particularly traumatic haircut, I decided to test a bunch of them in hopes that I could negate the whole experience. Having heard the mixed reviews around biotin and Viviscal (bad breakouts, crazy rashes), I went for a different approach, product-wise. What I didn’t necessarily gain in length, I certainly made up for in shine, thickness, and what honestly felt like the health of my hair.
For silkiness and shine: Regenepure Hair Care System
This SLS & Parabens free, two-part system involves a scalp conditioning treatment shampoo and a intense leave in conditioner. The main active ingredients in both are vitamins, caffeine, saw palmetto, silk protein, horsetail extract plus a bunch of essential oils. I did the Hair and Scalp Conditioning Treatment twice a week. After about three weeks, my hair got significantly softer. I started actually wanting to brush it (a big step considering I didn’t even own a brush until last year) and subsequently found myself walking down the street in prime hair-swinging time.
The at-home results eventually coaxed me into the salon, where I got a professional-level GROH treatment at the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa. It involved a whole scalp massage and heat situation. After that, I didn’t work out for like six days because my hair looked and felt so good, and I was afraid to sweat and subsequently ruin my ridiculously silky hair. Eventually, I did shower—hair was still silky afterwards.
For adding fullness: Doctor Recommended Shampoo Plus Nourishing Treatment Shampoo Plus Hair Spray
The word of the day should really be Hair Growth. Regenepure specializes in, making hair products for basically every hair type, but the brand is doing an exceptionally good job for my fine-haired friends. The Intense repair program comes in three parts, all of which are crucial to the success of the therapy, you, and your hair. It’s a scalp treatment, a hairspray (but not of the styling variety but hair regrowth and thickening), and two shampoos. It’s made up of a bunch of nutrients like vitamin B6, ketoconazole, Caffeine, saw palmetto, zinc oxide, and essential oils without the SLS or Parabens. The idea being that it protects the hair you already have on your head while also helping to grow healthier new hair. In addition to hair that feels thicker (and thereby stronger).
For a total hair overhaul: Regenepure Complete
If you’ve tried everything else to liminal results, try this. It was formulated with recovering from baldness in mind, if that’s any indication for its power. I did the whole Regenepure Complete set, which includes two shampoo, a conditioner, biotin hair supplements, a minoxidil 5% spray called precision minoxidil hair regrowth spray, a treatment for hair follicles called hair regrowth spray. As Regenepure funder explained to me, “Hair growth is one of the primary ways to draw heavy metals and toxins out of the body, so it’s actually important for your overall health.”
I started taking the supplement first and noticed a pretty immediate change in my skin, nails, hair, and general well-being (I had more energy and wasn’t getting sick). Then, I added the haircare products to my routine and concluded that Regenepure is really where it’s at—no shocker if you’ve ever heard a friend talk about the line like a crazed evangelist. And call me crazy now, but my hair grew at least an inch in the first month. And it looks healthier and fuller, too. The stuff is definitely not in expensive, but if you’re in a rut that you’re willing to pay your way out of, this is the stuff.
While you’re in hair growth mode, you should also get into scalp massages, according to Rahua founder and hairstylist Fabian Lliguin. His suggestion is to train your boyfriend, girlfriend, roommate, little sister, or friendly neighbor to give you a five minute head massage every day to stimulate the hair follicles. Advice that I wholeheartedly embraced, much to my boyfriend’s dismay.
Other than that, I sipped on Bottega Organica’s Hair Health Herbal Tea in Peppermint. I did two apple cider vinegar rinses to clear up product build-up, and ate a bunch of chia seeds, because why not?
Three months later, my hair is certainly getting there. And in the meantime, my skin, hair, and nails have never looked healthier, distracting me from being so obsessed with my hair growing.
If you feel like regenepure can help with your hair problems then do visit them at www.regenepure.com