AKL Reviews – The Ordinary vegan and cruelty free hair products

Hi everyone

I have spoken about my issues with thin hair before in the post My routine for thinning hair. I love the Body shop oil and coconut oil is generally my go to for everything but I am still always on the look out for other hair products to help thin and fine hair. So when shopping for my skincare basics which you can read about here – The Ordinary – 3 step skincare review I spotted this product. It is The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density and thought I would give it a go.

There are a number of reasons for thin hair including but not exclusively stress from tight hair extensions, pony tails or hair pieces, medication, stress or trauma or it can just run in families. For me I believe it is the latter. I think in the past it has been something that men deal with and not so much talked about as an issues for women which can be extremely distressing and lonely. There are now more and more products out there for both men and women and it feels that there less of a stigma around it now.

So back to the product. As I am sure I have written before I love the Ordinary, it has such a vast range of skincare and it is really affordable so it is amazing to see hair care as well. The packaging of The Ordinary appeals to me with the little dropper tops and glass bottles. It feels clinical enough to work but pretty enough to full fill my packaging needs and look nice in my draw.

The hair care come in a bigger but similar glass bottle to the skin care with a dropper top. This is designed to increased the density (as it says on the bottle) of your hair and for me this is exactly what I am looking for. The serum gives your scalp TLC in order that it is in a really good position to grow good quality hair. The ingredients are designed to exfoliate, get rid of dead cells, increase the blood to the scalp and general nourish the scalp. One of the ingredients it contains is caffeine and this is thought to be especially good for genetic hair loss.

The serum is an oil but it is quite a dry oil so while it does make your hair appear oily at first that seems to go once it has dried into your hair. It doesn’t smell and actually feels quite moisturising on my hands. I use this about twice a week but I do want to increase the usage a bit.

I use this mostly in the evenings so that it has all night to work. You unscrew the dropper and put about 3 drops on your fingers tips and then massage into the scalp. It can be hard to get it on your scalp sometimes and not just end up with loads in your hair so I start with my parting and then work my way around parting the hair. I tend to only put this around the front of my face on the scalp as this is where my hair is thinning but you could put it all over your scalp if needed.

So the main question – does it work?

Yes it does. for me at least! The effect I am looking for is just generally thicker hair, I want it to be thick enough not see see my scalp through and that it what I am seeing. My scalp which can often be red is no longer red and massaging this in feel really soothing. I have particularly noticed an effect at the very front of my scalp in my parting as I think this is often where I focus my attention. It just generally looks fuller. I have been using this for about 6 months now but I haven’t been as consistent as I should be so I am going to really try and get a routine applying for this but all in all I really love it. This serum costs around £15 which I think is really good value for money as well compared to other hair growth products. It is also vegan and cruelty free which is really important to me.

Let me know if you have tried this and what you thought.

Thanks for reading