If you’re still worried about thinning hair, listen up- today we’re talking about Viviscal. This is an all-natural supplement to renew and restore thinning or processed hair. Depending on what your concerns are, you will select from two different options, the Viviscal “Hair Repair” system, or the Viviscal “Extra-Strength” system. Both of these options contain ingredients like biotin (a B vitamin known to help hair and nail growth), Selenium, and Folic Acid. Viviscal also contains a specific complex called “AminoMar C” that was formulated as a protein that helps provide strength to the base of the hair and reduce shedding. Once you have identified the system that’s right for you, you can begin taking the supplement. For the Hair Repair System you take one tablet daily with food. The Extra Strength system is two tablets daily (morning and night), also with food. Initially, the hardest thing is remembering to take the pill, especially if you do not take medications on a regular basis.
We had two groups try the system (mostly women), and here is the breakdown:
Hair Repair System: This group felt that their hair needed revitalization after significant heat styling, color processing, highlighting, etc. Within two weeks many of these women felt they had less breakage and by one month most reported some sensation of increased volume and thickness of their hair.
Extra Strength System: This group felt that they had generally thinning hair, or were concerned about hair loss in specific areas of their scalp. Each person that tried this system felt that they had visibly thicker hair by the end of the month. A few also noticed their hair grew faster than normal. They also noted stronger and quicker nail growth. More people in this group, however, did mention that they felt their hair was slightly oilier than it had been before, but they did not feel this would keep them from using the supplement again. This group also mentioned that taking the pill twice a day was sometimes difficult to remember. Overall, both groups were pleased with the results.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a relatively easy, painless way to restore the health of your hair, Viviscal is a great option. It has been proven to show a positive difference in a few studies (you can check out their website for more detail on the methods of the studies- but these were done by the company, so keep that in mind) where it was tested. Many of the ingredients in Viviscal are natural vitamins and minerals that many of us lack, so you don’t need to worry about taking something with a large amount of chemicals and preservatives. For a one month supply the cost is about $100 for the Extra Strength, and $30 for the Hair Repair System. If you are considering trying Viviscal, bring the supplement to your personal physician before you start so he/she can make sure none of the ingredients interact with your current medications. If your hair is thinning, fragile, or extremely processed, Viviscal is an all natural option you may want to consider.