– this post contains gifted products –
*UPDATE [January 2018]*
This post continues to get rather a lot of attention, months later. Unfortunately, soon after I published this post, I stopped using the products. My hair felt greasy a LOT quicker, but at the same time – like straw? It became much more flyaway too.
Whatever was going on, I wasn’t loving it and I wasn’t prepared to stick it out for longer hair…! I’ve got no one to compare to so I don’t know if this is just me – but my hair pretty much went back to normal once I switched back to my original shampoo.
I wouldn’t recommend it.
As you know, I love a new shampoo, and I’ve been using Roots Double Effect Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner for a good couple of weeks now.
Roots is represented as a brand new hair-care range designed to help keep hair healthy and fight the impact of ageing for both men and women, and is launching in the UK from August 2017. Roots is the “first and only hair-care brand that helps prevent hair loss and increase hair growth whilst simultaneously addressing second, additional hair complaints such as dandruff, sensitive scalps and oily hair”.
Vegan friendly, paraben, sulphate and cruelty free, Roots allows you to “take charge of hair loss whilst ensuring that your hair’s needs are well looked after.”
I had my majorly long hair cut about three years ago and have loved the change – I won’t grow it that long again but I would like a LITTLE extra length – anything that can help me out is a bonus.
First impressions, both the shampoo and conditioner leave my hair feeling really clean which is always a plus. I have also been using the Intensive Spray for an extra boost too (it smells divine!). The first time after I washed my hair with the shampoo and conditioner, I let my hair air dry. This way, I could get a sense of how my hair felt after using the products, without any additional products in my hair. And I have to say, my hair did feel super soft!
In terms of hair growth, the product information for the conditioner is as follows:
– Hair growth conditioner that stimulates stronger, thicker hair growth, with active 1% Procapil
– Paraben free, sulphate free. Vegan friendly, cruelty free and naturally derived ingredients.
– 23% hair increase in males after 4 months of use. +55.1% hair increase in females after 4 months of use
The science behind, dermatologically tested Roots, is a unique formulation with the key ingredient Procapil, which has many proven benefits including rejuvenating and feeding the hair follicle to prevent hair loss for both men and women. I can’t say for definite if I’ve spotted any real extra hair growth yet – but I’ll keep you posted.
The only thing I found a bit annoying was how fiddly the lids are – the lid comes away completely from the product, with another smaller flip top lid inside. Because of this (and the size of the bottles) I found I was dropping lids all over the place when I used it.
Really nice amount of product for the price too. Give it a go!
The full range is available here.