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New Launch: Hair By Revitalash

Is a Solution for:
Thinning Hair & Shedding
Reviewed by Marta March 29, 2009 5 Comments
Revitalash Eyelash Conditioner, an eyelash growth product, is one helluva a successful product. The reason is simple: people who try it normally see results. I've never used it because I don't want to risk using a product that contains prostaglandins, a drug used to treat glaucoma. Nonetheless, Copley was game enough to give it a try and it worked for her too - lush lashes were reported and with no ill-effects. Now Revitalish has launched a new product for the hair and it will be fascinating to see if the company can extend its golden touch from lashes to locks.

Hair by Revitalash is a pricey $160. But then Revitalash Eyelash Conditioner isn't far behind. As a gratuitous aside, it amazes me that people balk at spending $150 on a good eye cream whilst having no price sensitivity to an eyelash growth product that costs $130.

Hair By Revitalash is a liquid that becomes a foam that can be rubbed into the scalp. It is supposed to result in thicker, fuller hair. Trading on the success of its eyelash product, Hair claims to have many of the same ingredients. And, indeed, it does contain our ol' frenemy (the ingredient listed as Trifluoromethyl Dechloro Ethylprostenolamide is the prostaglandin).

Now just because this tongue-twister works on eyelashes doesn't mean to say it will work on head hair. Actually it might. Recent research holds out much promise for the effect of prostaglandins on hair growth in general. Laboratory experiments with latanoprost (another variant on the glaucoma drug theme) have demonstrated stimulation of hair growth in mice and on the balding scalp of the stumptailed macaque.

The side-effects of prostaglandins - sore, itchy eyes, dark pigmentation of the skin where it is applied, change of eye color - may not apply to the head. So if you are concerned about looking like a stumptailed macaque, it may be worth giving Hair by Revitalash a try.

Ingredients in Hair By Revitalash

Water, Acrylates Copolymer, Ginko Biloba Leaf extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Propylene Glycol, Swertia Japonica Extract, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Trifluoromethyl Dechloro Ethylprostenolamide, Glycerin Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Chlorphenesin, Biotin, Panthenol, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
  • April 2, 2009

    by Michelle

    Thanks so much Marta! =] I was also looking for their ingredients list, but couldn't find it quickly on their website either. I hope it's a good company and an even better product though. Perhaps one that doesn't use horrible chemicals or prostanglandins for hair growth. Mine's starting to thin out and shed profusely. If you do get a hold of the ingredients, let me know if they're "Marta-approved." Thank you again!

  • April 1, 2009

    by marta

    Sorry Michelle, I can't find enough info on their website to form any opinion at all. I'll write and ask for ingredients list.

  • April 1, 2009

    by Michelle

    Hi Marta,

    I keep hearing about another hair growth product called Ovation cell therapy which claims to create visibly thicker, fuller and longer hair. They're by DC Labs. Have you heard anything about them or tried their products? It's a little on the pricey side for shampoo, but they have a 100% money back guarantee.
    I checked out their website here: http://www.ovationhair.com/OvationStore.asp?ac=lk&cat=2

  • March 31, 2009

    by marta

    We are in the process of trying to get a sample

  • March 31, 2009

    by dmpond25

    I've never tried the revitalash and Im not sure Im sold on this product either. Like you said we have a hard time spending $150 on eye cream (I'm saving my $$ to get some YBF!). Has anyone at TIA tried this product (or in the process of trying)?

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