Friday, July 31, 2015

Regenepure Nourishing Treatment for Thicker Hair: A Review

As many of you know, I have been on a journey to transform this mop on my head into a beautiful head of radiant, healthy hair. I've tried several different products, natural remedies, and have even purchased a brand new brush (which I love, by the way), all with the intention to renew my lackluster locks. Only a few of the products and remedies have been good enough to continue using—but I am still looking for a quality, gentle shampoo!

* Product and/or service provided for review without cost. As always, all opinions are my own.

I recently had the opportunity to try Regenepure Nourishing Treatment. This shampoo is designed for thinning hair and hair loss. Over the past several years, I have experienced thinning hair—and it is no fun at all. I remember being complimented on my thick hair as a teenager, but today, you wouldn't even know that my hair was ever thick at all. I had high hopes that this shampoo would help restore my hair to its former beauty.

Once I received Regenepure NT, I was pretty anxious to try it out.

The bottle comes equipped with the standard nozzle that you typically see on shampoo bottles. It allows for easy dispensing.

Because I'm pretty serious about what I put on my head these days, I read about the ingredients and did a little research on each of them. I have listed the ingredients below for your reference (you can find more information about product ingredients from the Environmental Working Group).

  • Aqua (Deionized Water)
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine
  • Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate
  • Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
  • Glycerin
  • Carbomer
  • dl-Panthenol
  • Lecithin
  • Lauramine Oxide
  • Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Extract
  • Emu Oil
  • Niacin (Vitamin-B3)
  • Pyridoxine HCI (Vitamin-B6)
  • Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract
  • Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract
  • Linolenic Acid
  • Caffeine
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Hydroxyethylcellulose
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Ethylhexylglycerin
  • Parfum (Fragrance)
  • FD&C Blue #1
  • FD&C Yellow #5

This shampoo contains no parabens and is sulfate free.

After having checked out the ingredients, I decided to try out the shampoo and see how well it fared compared to shampoos I've used in the past.

What I first noticed was that the shampoo was a watery consistency. I am used to thicker formulas and find that they tend to spread more easily throughout the hair. Unfortunately, the thin formula of Regenepure NT made it a bit more difficult to cover every strand.

The second thing that struck me as odd was that the shampoo barely lathered with a quarter-sized amount. Now, I have pretty long hair (to the middle of my back), and a quarter-sized amount is usually more than enough for me. However, the instructions on Regenepure NT say to "massage a generous amount into the scalp to activate lather." I assume this means more than a quarter-sized dollop.

What I didn't realize is that it meant a fistful. It seriously took a fistful of shampoo to cover all of my hair and get it to lather sufficiently. That right there tells me that this 8 ounce bottle isn't going to last very long at all—and for $20, I expect a whole lot more than four or five uses!

Needless to say, that was enough to help me decide that it isn't practical for a long-haired girl like myself.

It could be sufficient for those with shorter hair, but I can't vouch for that. Maybe someone else can. If that "someone" is you, leave a comment and let me know!

With that said, I did notice something about the shampoo that I actually liked. While it didn't lather unless I used a ridiculously large amount, it did make my hair feel super soft right after I applied my conditioner. Conditioner typically makes my hair soft, of course, but I felt that after the Regenepure NT, it was at least 3 times softer.

After I conditioned and rinsed, I blow dried and curled my hair. The result wasn't phenomenal, nor did the shampoo make my hair look particularly healthy or radiant. However, it did feel soft. Even still, after two weeks of use, I didn't notice a significant difference in the overall thickness of my hair.

Head on over to Amazon to pick up a bottle of Regenepure NT.

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