Back in January, I wrote about my first impressions of the Hairburst Shampoo, Conditioner and Elixir. I have now been using these products for just over 6 weeks. It’s time for an update!
Have I got any results from using Hairburst?
I am pleased with how my hair is looking. The difference is subtle, but it seems softer, stronger, healthier and slightly more voluminous than before. I have even had several compliments on my hair! People seemed to think that I had had a hair cut or done something different with my hair, even though it is basically the same style as I have had for years. These compliments must be a good sign, as they show my hair is looking different in some way!
I think my hair has grown, but I’m not convinced it has grown significantly more than it normally would in 6 weeks. I have noticed lots of baby hairs around my fringe and parting. I’m not sure if they are new or if I’ve had them all along and just didn’t pay attention to them before.
I mentioned in my first impressions that some hair was coming out in my hands while applying the conditioner. This has happened to me for years, whichever products I use. I hoped that the Hairburst products might strengthen my hair and stop this from happening much. Unfortunately, I haven’t noticed much of a difference in this so far, as hair still comes out in my hands. Maybe it is still early days though.
I haven’t yet experimented with repeating the shampoo twice in the same wash, as directed on the bottle. I’m not sure about the idea, as it would take up more time. Maybe I will try it in the future if I think I am not getting optimal results.
How long do the products last?
As predicted, I have got through the conditioner a lot faster than the shampoo. The conditioner has just run out at 6 weeks, which is actually not bad for a conditioner. I still have just over half a bottle of shampoo left, so I predict that the shampoo will last me around 13 weeks in total. Not as good as a LUSH shampoo bar, but not bad! I’ve found that the shampoo lathers really well and I don’t need to use much of it.
I usually wash my hair every other day, so if you wash your hair every day you might find that you get through the shampoo and conditioner in half the time! This could also be true if you have longer or thicker hair than me, as mine is quite thin.
I have been using the Volume & Growth Elixir primarily as a heat defence spray. Once or twice a week I blow dry my hair, and I straighten it most days, at least the fringe. I have used the spray quite generously, and I find my hair still looks clean and non-greasy after using it. In 6 weeks, I have used just over half the bottle of elixir.
Will I keep using them?
I plan to continue using the shampoo, conditioner and elixir for the foreseeable future. If the Hairburst products really are making a difference to how fast my hair grows, I think the difference will become more apparent as time goes on. I usually struggle to grow my hair beyond a certain length without it looking straggly. If it does grow longer and still look healthy, then I will know the products are working!
I have already purchased two more sets of shampoo and conditioner. As mentioned, I get through the conditioner twice as fast as the shampoo, so I thought about buying the conditioner on its own. The only place I have found that sells the shampoo and conditioner separately is the Hairburst website itself, but because these products are quite expensive, I decided to buy them elsewhere to get a good deal. Holland and Barrett had a ‘Buy One Get One Half Price’ offer on, so I got two sets from there. That will keep me going for a while! If I have a surplus of shampoo in the future, I can keep a look out for conditioner being sold separately, or buy it from the Hairburst website.
So far, I would recommend these products on the basis that they are easy to use, they last a while, and they make my hair look and smell nice. Because of the price however, I would only continue using them long term if they really do make my hair grow faster. I’m sure there are lots of other shampoos and conditioners that work just as well for the other aspects. I will post another update in the future to let you know whether I get any significant results in terms of hair growth! Edit: Here is my latest Hairburst update.