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When TIA asked if I would be interested in reviewing their Hair Vitality Complex ($49 in the shop), I was excited. I had read a little about copper peptides before in regards to new hair growth and was curious if it would help my hairline, which is thinning due to an autoimmune and thyroid condition. Being in my 30s, hair loss is really the last thing you think of at this age. As a woman, though, you really don't expect it at any age. I put off buying the copper peptide products initially because I figured it probably wouldn't help if my issue is my own body attacking itself and hormones gone amuck.
From what I gathered online, there are several causes of hair thinning or loss. Scientists believe that the subcutaneous fat pad under the scalp provides nourishment to hair follicles and when we age, starve ourselves, or go through something like chemotherapy, this layer is reduced and our hair along with it. There are also other causes like hormonal changes, damaging the scalp with hair products and treatments, not enough follicle microcirculation, etc.
The information I found indicated that the peptides may help in all of those areas. For instance, they help increase the subcutaneous fat layer, and they also help speed up the repair of the scalp when we are overly zealous with some of our styling products.
So, after about a month of using Hair Vitality Complex on my hairline and eyebrows, I'm a believer in this product. I have a small patch of new hair growth on my hairline that was not there before. In fact, I'm not sure when is the last time I've seen any sort of new hair growth! The hair is real hair and not peach fuzz and appears between 1/2 inch to 1 inch in length.
The downside of Hair Vitality Complex is that it only appears to have grown in one spot on my hairline. Why hairs are not sprouting up wherever I tested the product is beyond me. As for my eyebrows, some of the hair appears longer but not fuller that I can tell. All in all, though, a thumbs up for Hair Vitality Complex. Perhaps I need to incorporate something like emu oil next time to help deliver the product deeper in the skin.