About a year and a half ago I, per usual, had an urge to be blonde. Mind you, my standard hair color is box-dyed black, so this is never a particularly good idea. 1. I’m not patient, so I never follow the proper protocol of getting to blonde over the course of multiple sessions. 2. I’m not really the best at taking care of my hair i.e. I constantly use hot tools, I’m too lazy for oil treatments, etc. The past couple of times I’d gone blonde from black I got very, very lucky. This time, not so much. The hair that had been down to nearly my butt broke right off (sadly, I hadn’t yet found out about Olaplex). I ended up hating the blonde after a month (no surprise), and went right back to black Amy Winehouse style. I was left with shorter-than-I’d-prefer damaged black hair. For months it seemed to stay at the below length, and I thought that perhaps I’d be stuck with shoulder length hair forever. This was my hair straightened and curly the week of June 30th, 2016:
In the past I had tried Hairfinity, Biotin, and various other “Hair, Skin, and Nails” vitamins to no noticed avail. As I usually do when I’m depressed, I decided to spend more money on another product I’d found online called Viviscal Extra Strength.
I recognized some of the ingredients, such as biotin and other basic vitamins, however, one mystery ingredient particularly stood out to me. Viviscal’s patented “Amino mar complex” intrigued me, and I soon learned its made from shark and mollusk powder. Apparently, a Scandinavian professor researching the Inuit tribe attributed their amazing skin and hair to their high intake of fish and protein, and thus, these fish-based proteins were added to the formula. Good thing I’m not avegetarian, as in that case these ingredients would probably be a no-go.
Anyhow, I began taking Viviscal daily. I’m not very good at remembering to take vitamins in general, let alone twice a day, so these resultsare based on me taking 1 pill a day on average (the instructions say to take two). As of December 16th, 5 and a half months later, my hair has grown significantly. I’ve seen many blogs mention that results weren’t seen until after 3 months, but that wasn’t the case for me. I immediately noticed less shedding (AKA no hair to put on the walls of my shower) and fresh roots (easy to see when you’re naturally 10 shades lighter than your dyed color). I started getting compliments on the thickness of my hair, and I can feel a significant difference in the width of my pony tail. For once, I feel as though I didn’t completely throw money away on a broken-promise product.