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OOKISA's serum for thicker hair

Is a Solution for:
Thinning Hair & Shedding
September 8, 2009 Reviewed by Marta 11 Comments
Although I don't feel that OOKISA is being fair to consumers by promoting a free trial that isn't a free trial, I do believe that I should give their products - once I finally got them for a one-off introductory price with no obligation to reorder - a fair trial. My first impressions of the shampoo and conditioner is that they are pretty good, although I would like to use them for a couple more weeks before coming to a final verdict. I have also started to use the OOKISA Nightime Follicle Renewal Serum and I am getting the distinct impression that there are fewer hairs in shower drain.

OOKISA's serum ($62.95) has a peculiar contraption on the nozzle that I eventually worked out was a nifty device to ensure you can spray the product directly onto the scalp, including the back of your head. This serum is similar to Kronos Phyx in that it is designed to be used overnight as a mask that delivers all manner of amino acids and antioxidants for a healthy scalp, stronger hair and an end to thinning. I need to use it a bit longer to see if OOKISA really delivers all of this (Kronos, I have found, does a good job), but so far I have noted some advantages to OOKISA over Kronos. First it is less expensive that Kronos Phyx, which comes in at $105. Secondly, it is lightweight and non-greasy to the point of being invisible. With careful application, you could get away with wearing it during the day, whereas you wouldn't want to be seen in public with the Kronos version of the greased-back look.

Although there are a few potential irritants in OOKISA's serum, including polysorbate 20 as the third most abundant ingredient, I haven't been afflicted with an itchy scalp so far. The next ingredient is a controversial one. Niacinamide is a a B vitamin derivative and is associated with hair growth. However, there isn't much data to back that up and, unfortunately, there is data to suggest that it is toxic at high doses and an irritant at moderate doses. The recommended limit is cosmetics is 3%.

I have finally got to the bottom of biotinoyl tripeptide-1, which shows in OOKISA’s other products and in the Lilash and Cargo eyelash growth products. It is part of a concoction made by Sederma (the same company makes Matrixyl 3000) for treating alopecia that also includes butylene glycol, PPG-26-buteth-26, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, apigenin, oleanic acid (and) biotinoyl tripeptide-1). According to Sederma, it helps to slow aging effects by lessening the production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to improve the irrigation of the hair follicle. Studies (by the company) showed the product to: increase hair growth enhance adhesion molecules stimulate hair strengthening genes increase the proportion of anagen hair. Hexyl nicotate may (I am guessing here) stimulate follicles by increasing blood flow, which it does according to a 1988 study. Sodium phytate, the salt of phytic acid, is a curious ingredient. It seems to be an antioxidant, but also (when added to food) can inhibit uptake of minerals. In hair products, it acts as a scalp exfoliator.

I’ll give a full review of all three OOKISA products in a couple of weeks.


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)
  • September 12, 2013

    by Clay

    Lost of front forward and rear male hair growth concern. Any idea how you might reverse hair growth issue. Thanks in advance!

  • December 11, 2012

    by Victor G.

    Just stumbled on this lost complain regarding Ookisa product. Am back but have not heard or receive any refund as of yet..... eMail me

  • June 10, 2011

    by Clare powers

    I have bought a trial offer for Ookisa, but they didn't not work at all for me. First the pump was broke, I called the customer service of Ookisa, the rep offered me an extended days to use it's products and he said that I didn't have enough time to let it work. I tried a few weeks and called again to cancelled the order and returned it products. Ookisa charged me for 2 months of suppply ($39.95). When I called them for refund. Ookisa rep said that they can't refund me. What a scam. Please don't try Ookisa.

  • May 29, 2011

    by Laura

    2 inquiries here... what about the followups for the shampoo and this you said you'd do? Did I miss links somewhere?

    Did someone contact Victor? If now, whooooo that's a mighty long contract! I have noticed a lot of people seem to think you SELL it, yikes!

  • September 8, 2010

    by mike

    Can this be bought in stores? If not, how much for a bottle (how big)? Don't want to get tied up in the monthly program! Thanks

  • December 5, 2009

    by Victor G. Villanueva

    My hair color is clean silver white and very proud of it. I am 60 years old and have a full head of hair, though lately, I have been noticing that more hair are falling off and leaves traces of 10 to 20 strands on my pillow, and because of this, it prompted me to try your product as advertised to help with that issue. I ordered the Ookisa Revitalizing Essentials(H0600009.01) 30-day FREE trial on 11/14/2009 and right away applied some as the direction states, but twice (2x) more hair has fallen off since and significantly, my hair color has changed from clean silver white to a DIRTY White/Yellowish color. Obviously, this product is not for me therefore, I am returning them and no longer want to use any of your products. If my HAIR color does not change back to its lustrous clean silver white before I started to use your product, (I have pictures of before and after) I will file further complaints with the Better Business Bureau unless the RMA(435-800) given to me by (an Agent) Alex will permit me to include the return and be refunded $22.95 for Instant Volumizing Souffle 3.7 oz. as well plus my postage expenses. Awaiting on your reply to rectify this matter. Contact me through


  • November 29, 2009

    by Rita

    I had terrible breakage from hair straightening, color, highlights, etc. It worked beautifully. However, I stop using it and starting to see my hair break again. I am going to reorder and stay consistent with it. They were always helpful when I called.

  • October 19, 2009

    by nancy

    i have to say that i've noticed my individual hairs appear thicker and i don't "shed" as much i've decided to stick with it for at least one more month to see if i feel the same. i like it.

  • September 21, 2009

    by Judy Tulleners

    I was upset about the terms and the price. I was at fault in not reading the terms carefully. I called to get the RMA and was pleased with their cooperation. I was able to modify my order to a more reasonable price of $69.95 which I will receive every three instead of two months, since I don't wash my hair every day.
    I've used the shampoo/conditioner/mousse only once. I like it so far.

  • September 10, 2009

    by marta

    Jenny, definitely the former. I plan to test for a few more weeks to see if it does thicken and I will do another review. I've certainly noticed must less hair (virtually none) in the shower drain.

  • September 9, 2009

    by jenny

    does this make your hair seem thick or does it actually thicken your hair?

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