I lasted one week and two days before I broke down and found myself on the road looking for more. I tried telling myself I didn’t need it and it was an expensive habit. Each day I was without it, I worried about the side effects of withdrawals and how it would affect my appearance. But I felt like a million bucks on it, so I found myself this past Wednesday giving into temptation.
I ran to the closest CVS, plunked down $49.99 and purchased a new box of Viviscal.
My journey with Viviscal, the vitamin supplement specifically formulated for promoting hair growth, began in February. After reading how models and celebrities such as Lauren Conrad and Gwyneth Paltrow all used the product for beautiful, healthy hair, I decided to take the plunge. I signed up on Viviscal's website for a 3 month supply at $39.99 a month ($10 cheaper than in retail stores). The price was steep, but cheaper than hair extensions.
Before I delve into whether the supplements worked or not, here's a few important facts about hair to know:
With all the internal and external factors that can disrupt hair growth, such as stress, menopause, post partum, heat styling and chemical processes, the stronger the hair is, the better. And contrary to popular belief, frequent hair trims will not make your hair grow faster (in fact I think it's counter productive if your trying to grow your hair long).
Here's what I discovered Viviscal won't do:
What I discovered Viviscal can do:
Alas, there are no dramatic before and after photos to reveal. My moment of truth? I realized today I'm almost two months away from my last hair trim. By this point, you can usually find me at my desk, cutting my own split ends and counting the days until my next hair appointment. I haven't taken the shears out of my desk once since using Viviscal consecutively, and despite my newish highlights and weekly blowouts, my hair is healthy and strong.