Keranique and Viviscal are likely two of the most popular newer products when it comes to dealing with hair loss. Though they both have legions of fans, there are still those that question whether they actually work. Are they good, or are there better options on the market?
Both Keranique and Viviscal work in extremely similar ways – they’re both full hair care kits. Unlike other shampoos that only focus on one thing, both of these products try and encompass everything that you need. Of course by doing this, you end up paying a substantial price for what you’re getting.
Lets have a closer look at both of these hair loss products and see if they’re really worth their high price tag.
- THICKEN AND VOLUMIZE THIN HAIR: Keranique Deep Hydration Scalp Stimulating Shampoo and Volumizing Conditioner Set is specially formulated to gently deep clean, thicken and volumize thin, fine hair - without weighing the hair down like traditional heavy conditioners
- STIMULATES SCALP BY DEEP CLEANING: This sulfate-free Scalp Stimulating Shampoo is designed specially for thinning hair to gently deep clean and stimulate the scalp to nourish and rejuvenate the hair follicles
- PERFECTLY BALANCED TO MOISTURE: It conditions as it adds volume, fullness and thickness. Perfectly balanced to moisturize and detangle without looking or feeling heavy, leaving hair soft, silky and protected
Keranique is actually the cheaper of the two options – though that doesn’t always necessarily mean it’s the best.
Keranique contains 2% minoxidil, which is specifically designed to deal with hair loss in women. Male Rogaine is typically more effective as it’s 5% concentrated, but this has been proven to be too strong for the female scalp. Although Minoxidil is the active ingredient in Keranique, there are other ingredients that can help with temporary hair loss.
Of course, the name keranique derives from one of the main ingredients – keratin. Keratin treatments have become popular for women in recent years, but unfortunately although they’re great for your hair, keratin treatments can be super expensive. Keranique is a good way to help avoid expensive treatments, as their shampoo contains a decent amount of keratin anyway.
Overall, keranique is a good way to keep your hair in top condition. But, it is expensive and there might be better options on the market if you shop around.
- INGROWN HAIR SOLUTION: Applying a thin coat of Tend Skin Solution post shaving & waxing reduces the appearance of ingrown hairs and razor bumps
- FOR EXISTING INGROWN HAIRS & RAZOR BUMPS: Apply also at night independent of shaving to help clear existing ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Once the skin is clear, start reducing use to once daily after shaving; experiment to determine how little you need to maintain clear skin
- POST WAXING: Apply Tend Skin Solution after the session to minimize the appearance of any redness of the skin.
The ingredients of Viviscal are definitely.. different. One of the weird ingredients that it contains that you might not have expected is shark cartilage. Although it sounds kind of scary, shark cartilage has actually been used extensively and can even be used to help beat cancer.
As well as shark cartilage, viviscal contains all the usual suspects that you might have thought already. Biotin and other b vitamins are present, as well as vitamin C and apple extract powder, which are common in most hair loss vitamins.
The only issue that you will find with products like viviscal is that there is a lack of evidence that their products really work. They aren’t FDA regulated, and they don’t have to prove that they support hair growth. This means that although they may help reduce hair loss, they aren’t guaranteed.
Overall, both of these shampoos can help with temporary hair loss through vitamin deficiency. Their solid full hair care systems filled with nutrients that can replenish your hair.
The reality is that only one of these hair care systems contains the only FDA approved hair loss treatment available online – minoxidil. Aside from using prescription medications, minoxidil – or Rogaine – is the best thing that you can get to help battle against permanent hair loss. Keranique shampoo contains this, and although it might not be quite as effective as using minoxidil itself, it still makes it the better option of these two in my eyes.
In all honesty however, I do feel that both of these products are pretty expensive for what they are. There are other hair loss shampoos on the market that aren’t as expensive that work better (just my opinion).