It has been about six weeks since I started using OOKISA's Fortifying Shampoo and the Replenishing Conditioner and I started getting to know the Nighttime Follicle Renewing Serum about a month ago. Although there have been a couple of interruptions as new test products have come my way, I found that I was turning back to use OOKISA with unbridled enthusiasm. I have been having a lot of good hair days. Sometimes I catch my reflection and  shake my head in disbelief. It's like having someone else's hair. It is appreciably thicker  and just really healthy looking.

That's the good news. Despite being really impressed with these products, I cannot bring myself to recommend them wholeheartedly. This is because OOKISA is still running its free trial, which isn't a free trial. When I originally sent off for my free trial a few months ago, I opened the package I to find a statement saying that I had paid $5.95 for shipping and if I did not return the products I would be charged $89.95 and thereafter every month for new supplies. OOKISA has actually modified this to charging $89.95 for reorders every 60 days. Even that is a bit rich, since only Rapunzel could get through 6oz tubes that quickly.

Some people have entered comments on my post, OOKISA - is it a scam, saying that OOKISA is willing to flexible about renewal schedules. Many others though complain about difficulties in returning the product and, of course, are angry because they feel that they were hoodwinked.

It is a pity that OOKISA's marketing policies are still getting in the way of such a good product. Biotinoyl tripeptide-1 is one of the key actives in all thee products and it also shows up in quite a few hair growth products, such as Librow for eyebrow growth and Cargo’s eyelash growth mascara. However, apart from a couple of patent applications, I’ve found nothing backing up claims that it prevents hair loss. Early research on apigenin, on the other hand, indicates that it stimulates the blood vessels and encourages hair growth. The serum majors on B vitamins with niacinamide and pyridoxine HCI. Unfortunately, the latter showed reproductive effects in studies administered at very low doses, so pregnant women should consider avoiding it.

If you want to give OOKISA's hair thickening kit a try, be sure to avoid the "free" trial and order items separately. And be prepared for a constant barrage of marketing emails urging you to buy, buy, buy.

Ingredients in OOKISA Nighttime Follicle Renewing Serum

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pyridoxine HCl, Apigenin, Linolenic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Acetamide MEA, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Panthenol, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Linoleic Acid,Sorbitol, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl, Silanetriol, Phytantriol, Sodium PCA, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Maltodextrin, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf/Stalk Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Dextrin, Alanine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Sulfur, Hexyl Nicotinate, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Sodium Phytate, Paeonia Albiflora Flower Extract, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum)