If you’ve noticed your hair is shedding a lot more as of late, or your hair is thinning in the temples or at your part, you’re not alone. According to the American Hair Loss Association, 40 percent of women will experience visible hair loss by age 40. That’s why efficacious hair serums that target thinning, hair loss and shedding are more popular than ever. And when used consistently, many of them really work.
One formula we love is UNITE BOOSTA PLUS+ Hair Serum, which was created in tandem with salon professionals who know what their clients want and need to feel confident about their hair. Here’s why it works.
This vegan formula focuses on three patented ingredients—Baicapil, Procapil and Agreynist—that are scientifically proven to stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss. They do this by enhancing the metabolic activity of the stem cells in the scalp, protecting against oxidative damage to help delay aging, and revitalizing the hair follicles. Other key ingredients include caffeine and phyllanthus embilica fruit extract (aka amla fruit, which you may have heard of). This ingredient was used in ancient Ayurveda to nourish the scalp and help grow the hair.
Not only is this serum beneficial for thinning hair and hair loss at the scalp level, but its benefits also make their way to the mid-lengths of the hair, adding softness and shine. After all, a healthy scalp is the basis for healthy hair. I appreciate that the serum is lightweight and nongreasy. It’s also nice that it’s a leave-in treatment, so I don’t have to get back in the shower to rinse it out after applying. And, it’s fragrance-free.
Though I wasn’t able to use it for 90 days straight (we are constantly testing new products as beauty editors), after just a couple weeks, I started seeing new baby hairs pop up around my hairline. Below is a before-and-after from the brand’s testing, which shows significant improvement after three months of use, both in the temples and at the top of the head. According to UNITE, with daily use, you will see visible results—thicker, fuller hair—within 90 to 120 days. You will also see reduced hair shedding in just two weeks.
How to Use It:
Once a day, dispense the serum onto your scalp in the areas where your hair is thinning. Always massage it in well. Scalp massage not only feels good, but also stimulates blood flow to the scalp, which helps promote healthy hair growth. The serum is a leave-in product, so you don’t need to rinse it out after applying it. It can also be used on wet or dry hair, which is a nice perk for those of us who like to shower at night and sleep on damp hair.
If you use styling products like hairspray or dry shampoo, make sure your hair is clean of those products before applying this, as those can cause buildup on the scalp and create a barrier that prevents the serum from penetrating.
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