I get a bit overexcited about anything that might help my fine hair get a bit more oomph (have a read of my review of cleansing conditioner if you need any convincing) and I also have a deep love of hair serums. My original favourite has always been Phyto’s Phytopolleine botanical scalp treatment which helps support hair growth by cleansing and improving scalp health, but I’ve been so impressed with the Grow Gorgeous Cleansing Conditioner that I wanted to try the Grow Gorgeous hair serum from the same range.
The science bit
Grow Gorgeous is, as Deciem put it, cutesie but full of science. This little hair serum claims that within 4 months you could have an extra 13000 hairs in your mane. I don’t know what 13000 hairs looks like, but I’d be absolutely willing to find out. That boost is down to the serum containing Clover Flower Extract and Acetyl Tetrapeptide along with a host of other ingredients.
My favourite one in this might well be the Pea Sprout Complex. Now I know that little pea sprouts aren’t ACTUALLY going to start taking root in my head, but I like the imagery. In reality, Grow Gorgeous claim that this Complex can boost hair growth by 78% over 3 months. Lovely.
Similarly powerful, but with a name which freaks me out a bit more is Chinese Skullcap, which along with Soy Sprout and Wheat Sprout, also contribute to that 78% improvement in hair growth.
The serum contains Hyaluronic Acid, which improves the condition of your scalp by attracting up to 1000 times its weight in water, boosting hydration and penetration.
Obviously this is a product which only time (and a bit of cash) will tell how successful it is. You apply it once a day by distributing 20 drops evenly throughout your scalp and massaging in until it has disappeared. As it has a very thin, water like consistency, I divide my hair into four sections to make sure I evenly distribute it. That thin, water like consistency also means it doesn’t make my oily hair any oilier than it needs to be (although it does contain a small amount of castor oil). I’ve been applying this in the evening so my normal hair washing (or avoiding) routine has carried on as normal.
The serum has a slightly masculine smell which could put a few people off, but it’s pretty mild. I actually quite like it and I am more than happy for my hair to smell slightly like a boy if it gives me those 13,000 extra hairs.
It’s too early for me to say whether this serum is having any benefit for me, but I’m hoping to see a change over the next few months. Grow Gorgeous hair serum isn’t cheap and normally costs £29.99 for 60ml which is around a 2 month supply, but right now Boots have it on offer for £19.99. Still doesn’t fall into my bargain category but definitely worth a try!
Image courtesy of The Telegraph