Trichotherapy by Philip Kingsley (Updated)
Losing hair is an awful thing to go through especially for women. Despite trying various products (more posts to come on this!) nothing has provided a long term solution so far. I was sent the Philip Kingsley Trichotherapy Regime for reviewing and seeing if it can help my hair from falling out.
When it comes to hair, losing it and growing it is very subjective. Growth of hair is influenced by many things such as diet, stress, iron/zinc/selenium levels, pollution and genetic makeup. Some products are scientifically proven to work and others just cosmetic brands tested out on a few women. Trichotherapy uses a more holistic approach, taking into consideration your diet, scalp and actual hair using its 3 step regime.
In order to see if there’s any real difference I’ve taken a picture of my hair before trying Trichotherapy and will update this post regularly with photos to see if there’s any change. The set comes with three products to be used together for optimum results.
Step 1 — Tricho Pro Volumizing Protein Spray: Spray on wet or dry hair daily.
Step 2 — Tricho 7 Volumizing Hair & Scalp Treatment Daily Scalp Drops: Using the pipette provided, apply 5 lots of 0.5ml to the scalp and massage in.
Step 3 — Tricho Complex Hair Nutrition Formula Food Supplement: 90 tablet pack, 2 to be taken daily at breakfast time.
It’s a bit of a faff but I’m willing to try it if produces results. The food supplement will take at least 4 months to show any real difference, yes I’m in for the long haul.
BEFORE PHOTO 1st July 2015 — see below. For the record I used to have double this amount — seriously.
UPDATED 11 the September 2015: It’s been over 8 weeks since I started using Trichotherapy. The first 6 weeks I didn’t notice any change and found it hard to remember to apply the spray and scalp treatment. The drops are tricky to administer as they trickle down your scalp or forehead if your head is tilted the wrong way and you have to apply 5 pipettes full. A bit of a headache but once you get used to it, it’s not too bad. Also avoid the eyes. Seriously I have never encountered such burning in my eyes ever, so please be careful when dropping the scalp treatment on your head (crying emoji). The big question..does it work?
Well I am really pleased to say that I have seen a significant improvement in the thickness of my hair. You may not be able to see from the photos that much as it is subtle to look at but significant to me. It’s not thinning like before and feels stronger and less wispy. I still feel that I lose a lot of hair when washing and brushing but according to the hair stylist who she said it’s not any more than any one else loses. So a definite positive result. I haven’t changed my diet/lifestyle except that it was the school holidays which some days meant more stress, but on the whole a less stressful time than the usual daily chaos.
I would recommend the Trichotherapy set, but a lot of patience is required as you will not see any results for at least 6-8 weeks.
Cost: £120 from www.philipkingsley.com