Ugghhh! I can't stand the commercials on the radio for this hair system. It always gets the phrase "for thicker, longer, stronger hair....."
Well, hype aside, I was at a period in my hair's life when it started to thin out quite a bit (I grew up with thick hair) and it felt like my hair was not growing like it used to. I was desperate to try anything out.
I purchased the 12 oz. paraben free set. I was amazed at how much it cost, but was used to paying a bit more for shampoo and conditioner, because I used to buy Pureology. The system came a few days after I ordered it. I don't know why I thought the bottles would be bigger, but I was almost sick about how much I had paid for small bottles ( 12 oz each. ). I decided to give it a go.
First, you wash your hair with #1. There is an interesting odor to #1. It's definitely tolerable, just different. The formula seemed very high-quality and was very comparable to Pureology. Very thick and concentrated. A little goes a long way.
#2 is the scalp treatment that is the claimed miracle worker. After rinsing the shampoo off, you are to put #2 all over your scalp and leave it on for about 3 minutes. There is no odor to #2. Like #1, a little goes a long way.
After rinsing off #2, you then use the creme rinse (conditioner). #3 also is minus a scent. Very thick and concentrated just like the others. I can always tell when a conditioner is a good one by how my hair feels right after I rinse it. If it stays super soft, it was a good one. My hair was incredibly soft after rinsing off #3.
I was impressed with the quality, as I said earlier, it was comparable to Pureology in the formula department.
At first, it was just a nice shampoo, but after a bit of time had passed (about 4 months) I was starting to notice my pesky baby hairs were multiplying. I decided to commit to it for a year to see what happened. I did notice a little added thickness, but when slow changes happen, it's hard to see it. I only go into my hairdresser for a trim about twice a year (I know..... split end city!) but when I did, she told me my hair felt thicker and had grown immensely since I was in last. More than usual. I committed to it for another year.
I stopped using it for awhile (money issues), and found that I was losing a lot of hair after awhile. I have read that on other reviews, and they view that as a negative thing, but your hair will go back to it's original hair-losing state when you stop using the product. Since you get used to your hair not falling out as much, it is a shock when it does.
I wanted to test it again, and see if the hair-loss would slow down again after I started using it again, and it took a few months until it stopped falling out so much.
I have used it for about 2 years now, and I am still constantly getting asked what I use to make my hair grow longer and look thicker (now I am starting to sound like the commercials)
I make this product last 6 months. I mix shampoos. I use half ovation, half any other brand shampoo. I use just enough scalp treatment to barely cover my scalp, and I also mix the conditioner with any brand conditioner. I only have to buy it twice a year. You can use codes from radio stations (I used 971zht) in the code box to get 10% off.
Rating: A- (minus for weird odor from #1)
Would I recommend this product to a friend? For Sure!
Price: $96.49 for the system (you can google a key code to get 10% off)
You can purchase the system here