Viviscal Hair Loss in Women Survey & InfographicEstimates state that nearly 60 million Americans experience some form of hair loss or thinning hair. Hair loss, while typically associated with men, is almost equally prevalent in women. Some estimates state that nearly 30 million women have some form of female pattern baldness – from mild thinning to severe hair loss.
MariaMaria provides an early review of Viviscal after the first month of taking the supplement
Layna F. ~ Fishkill, New York, NYI have suffered from hair loss since age 28 and now I am 49 years old. It was quite devastating to say the least. I had gorgeous hair and earned a living doing shows as a Barbie I have suffered from hair loss since age 28 and now I am 49 years old. It was quite devastating to say the least. I had gorgeous hair and earned a living doing shows as a Barbie lookalike for children. I mainly lost hair in the front and on the sides but for the most part my hair loss was all over.
After seeing several doctors and spending a large amount of money I finally found a doctor that not only controlled my hair loss but even grew it back. I’ve been under his care for the past 20 years. I maintain my hair by daily drops and quarterly shots. Even if I tried every few years to wean myself off these medications, my hair fell out very fast and I was back to where I started. I’ve tried several vitamins too and since I’ve started Viviscal I’ve noticed a difference like never before. When I started taking the supplement I thought it would be like other vitamins thinking that it wouldn’t work but to my surprise I saw new growth and I was totally amazed. Who would think that anything could work in this point of my life? My hair is stronger and I have short hairs sprouting out like crazy. You name it, I’ve tried it. I did a spot on the Today show for women’s hair loss and still wasn’t sent down a road that could help me. I have my friends taking your supplements with some being males. I’m so happy I’ve found you and look forward to growing with you :)
Deborah A. Colorado Srpings, Co.I had been teaching overseas in Europe , Kuwait, Kosovo and Afghanistan for over seven years, and when I returned to the States, my hair was like straw! It had been long and fairly healthy, but now it was dry and brittle. I cut it in a bob, hoping to refresh it, but it was still lack-luster and it would not grow. Two years later, it had not even grown an inch! I started reading about models using Viviscal, and I decided I wanted that. I searched the web, and found it was available, of all things, at Walgreens. That was the first time I ever bought it and immediately saw benefits! My hair started growing again, almost immediately, and it was shiny! I've ordered it on-line since then, and I get it at Ulta. I buy it for my sisters and my Mom, and we are NEVER out of it! Even when I went off to China to teach last year, I made sure I had my stash of Viviscal with me!! Your Loyal Devotee, Deborah A.
Tabatha CoffeyTabatha shares her experience of losing hair after the death of her mother.
Linda Jo, Olney MDI was laid off 3 years ago and decided to reinvent myself: new job and new look! I returned to teaching first grade Spanish, which I LOVE, and went back to my auburn hair. The new look and job rescued me - muchas gracias to Viviscal for making this new look possible
I am so excited!I have only been using Viviscal for about 6 months but already have new growth. I am so excited! I'm a 55 year old female and my hairline started to thin-out noticeably just in the past few years. When I saw an ad I gave it a try. I don't have any before & after pictures but I have wispy new hair coming in from above my ears to the top of my forehead. I am convinced and will recommend Viviscal to anyone who needs it and I already have to my 22 year old son who is starting to go bald.
Adrienne M, Durham NC - Breast cancer survivorI was diagnosed with stage 3A breast cancer in late 2006. After successful chemotherapy, mastectomy and reconstructive surgeries, and radiation treatments, I decided not to put any more chemicals on my hair. I started a natural hair care journey that exposed how much damage I was doing to my hair by using excessive heat to straighten out the kinks. I've been using Viviscal for 1.5 months and I've noticed thicker, fuller hair.
Jennifer M. Ft Myers FlMy hair has been extremely damaged since I decided to go blonde then back to dark. Then I tried to straighten it, and basically ended up with severely damaged hair that fell out when you touched it. I am not kidding. It just broke off in handfuls when I brushed my hair. It was a mess. I say was because now my hair is so much stronger. I can brush my hair and even wear it in a ponytail without having my hair fall off. When I was at a conference with Jeana from Deals4Dummies she was amazed out how much of my hair coated the bathroom floor and she felt sorry for me.
That day we went to the conference and met one of my most favorite people in the world, Kristie from Lifes2good, the makers of Viviscal. She gave me a two-month supply of Viviscal about a month ago. Now, four weeks later I am thrilled to say I can run my fingers through my hair right out of the shower. No tangles, no hair loss, no breakage. It is awesome and so relieving not to have to worry about losing my hair. I had got a hair cut right before I started taking the pills so I would be able to measure my hair growth. In a short month my hair has grown just under 2 inches. That is CRAZY TALK. My hair normally grows a 1/2 inch a month along with the rest of the population. I knew that Viviscal promoted that you could have around 2″ of growth so I was okay with letting my hair dresser cut off quite a bit, and now it is right back to the length is was before my hair cut. Simply amazing.
Michelle K, Via FacebookI just went to get my haircut. I've been taking Viviscal for almost 3 months and I've had 2 inches of regrowth since my last color, amazing! My hair is still not thicker and fuller yet, but I believe it will be after 3 more months of taking your product
Dr. Laura BermanThere are numerous reasons why people lose their hair. As we shed a spot light on hair loss during Hair Loss Awareness Month and its affects on people, in particular women, we discover that the psychological impact can be just as detrimental as the root causes. However, the objective of Hair Loss Awareness Month is to provide encouragement to those suffering from the condition and show real stories of people bouncing back. People like Dr. Laura Berman, host of one of the most successful shows on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN); she shares her story about going bald after cancer. Known as a SEXpert, Dr. Berman states, "Our hair defines us: I'm no exception. My hair has been a central part of my image in the media and a source of my feelings of femininity and sense of attractiveness. Women are bombarded with media images of lustrous long locks that are supposedly the key to our beauty and sexiness. As a country, we spend billions of dollars on products and services, coloring, cutting and styling our hair".
KattI have lost hair after each of my pregnancies. It never grew back to its pre pregnancy thickness or health. So after two children and a miscarriage my hair was extremely thin, brittle, and limp. I was having to use Toppik on my front area daily. This was my last hope before seeking medical intervention. Thankfully this works wonders!!! After two months of usage my hair has grown a ton. Even my hairstylist has commented. Best of all my thin dry hair has body, lustre and is filling in. I have tons of baby hairs from regrowth already. It does make hair a tiny bit oilier, but for my dry hair it was a great thing! I plan on using this forever. – Katt
Stronger nails and thicker hairI have never had strong nails and have always kept them short. Yet, when I began taking Viviscal, I ended up with much stronger nails and thicker hair. I saw a significant change in my nails within one week of taking the vitamins. They grew quickly and were not as brittle as they had been before. Also, my hair began to thicken up and grow a little faster… Plus, whenever I shower I no longer have to pull several hairs from my fingers as I finish rinsing my hair. It has thickened and developed a new luster about it.
After three months, there is a differenceThree months ago, I told you about my pitiful hair. It has never been thick and luxurious, but I was able to make it look fuller with hair product and styling. After having kids, though, there wasn't much helping it. It became very brittle and very, very thin. I've used Viviscal for three months so far. The instructions state to use Viviscal for a minimum of six months so I wasn't sure if I would see any results yet. I'm thrilled to say that I have!
I definitely still don't have thick hair by any stretch of the imagination, but there is a difference. My hair is softer and less brittle and isn't as thin as it used to be. I'm planning to keep taking Viviscal the entire six months to see how much more improvement I can get because I'd still like it thicker. I'm pleased so far, though. And there was an extra bonus I wasn't expecting – stronger fingernails, which is really nice.
Sheryl GoldfederHair loss in women is a serious life altering condition that more and more women are experiencing. Instead of suffering in silence, women like Sheryl Goldfeder who have dealt with hair loss are sharing their experiences, so that other women are more comfortable dealing with their hair loss conditions, seeking help and finding hope. An episode of Dr. Oz changed Sheryl’s perspective about her hair loss condition and introduced her to her hair loss solution. Below Sheryl shares her entire story of how using Viviscal restored her sense of confidence with a healthier head of hair, shiny nails as well as fuller eyelashes and eyebrows.
Sheryl’s story: I saw the episode of Dr. Oz with Tabatha (I absolutely love her!) talking about Viviscal and she said point blank "that it really works!" Financially, I wasn’t in a position to really spend money on hair loss products and definitely not ones that didn’t show any results. I had been unemployed for over a year and just ended a temp job so I went back to being unemployed again! Which meant my budget was extremely tight. I took $199 from my emergency fund to buy the Viviscal extra strength. I knew if Tabatha and Dr. Oz were endorsing your product that it was the real deal. My hair had been thinning in the front top of my head, between the hair line and the crown for a long time and it started getting worse! It was noticeable, along with the thinning of my eyebrows and eyelashes. It was freaking me out!!
I wear my hair short to medium length. Normally, I like it spiked up, but after the thinning began, I started wearing my hair combed down in an attempt to camouflage the fact that I was losing my hair with different hairstyles. In addition to changing up my hairstyles frequently, I had also tried using other treatments and products, shampoos and conditioners which are said to combat hair loss. I only experienced minor results. No real difference was made in the thickness of my hair and nothing was making my hair grow back.
My six month supply of Viviscal extra strength arrived on January 26, 2012 and I started using it immediately. Taking Viviscal twice daily as directed, I started noticing a difference in my hair about six weeks later. I first noticed I had a little bit more eyebrows as well as fuller eyelashes. In six to eight weeks the hair on my head was getting thicker. As of today my hair is noticeably thicker on top where the thinning was. My eyebrows and eyelashes also have noticeable improvement. My nails have a shine to them and are smooth. My hair even has a wave to it that I love because I always wanted wavy hair! My hairdresser told me she noticed the difference in my hair as well. She said it was growing thicker and healthier and she couldn't believe it!! I told her to tell all her clients because I know the panic of watching your hair disappear! I’ve told a couple of friends about it as well.
You can’t go on an interview with thinning hair as a woman. I have been job hunting and when you are a women experiencing hair loss, you don’t feel comfortable going out of the house, let alone having to interview for positions. Your self-esteem is affected and you are worried about how your hair loss will be received by the people you come in contact with. I can't even thank Viviscal enough for your AMAZING product that really works!! What I love about Viviscal is that it’s natural, no chemicals, and the fact that it really does work. NOTHING has produced the results for me that the extra strength Viviscal has. I recommend this product to anyone with thinning hair and don't WASTE your money on anything else! It was a very worthwhile investment, under my circumstances at the time. I’m so impressed with the product. Finally a company comes out with a product that actually works. I really can’t say enough about how great this product is!
SusieThree months ago I started taking Viviscal. I was very excited to be able to try it because since being in my 30′s and after having 3 kids, I've definitely noticed thinning hair. I started out very committed but have to admit that by the 3rd month I wasn't as consistent. I've never been a very good pill taker and found that sometime's I forgot to take it. I think my hair overall grew about 2- 3 inches over 3 months, which seemed to be faster than average. I didn't find that the thinning spot near the front filled in any. But I did notice that less hair seemed to be falling out on a daily basis. I used to see handfuls when I took a shower but now it's just a few strands. Viviscal does say that it may take up to 6 months before you see complete results, with most users noticing a difference after just 3 to 4 months. So I think with prolonged use, in addition to faster hair growth and less hair falling out, I would see more hair fill in also.
After having Baby E......my hair had been falling out in clumps and generally looked awful. Within a week of taking two pills a day, my hair was already getting shinier and felt healthier. I could tell that my hair was growing because I was getting more tangles when trying to brush. The weird thing about my hair is that it never, ever tangles when its short but the longer it gets, the more tangles it gets. My husband even commented on the fact that my hair was so shiny a few weeks after I started taking the Viviscal! That says alot coming from him. Here is a picture of my before hair that my husband took. See how mousy brown it looks? I am a redhead. Like never dyed (not since 9th grade at least with that disaster of a bleach job) red hair. As I have gotten older and had kids though, its gotten darker and darker. You can see how dull and thin it looks here as well in the before photo. Does it not look better? This is even right after a cut and with the ends turned up! You can see how much longer and healthier it had grown! I have had so many compliments on my hair these last two months. I estimate that my hair grew at least 2 -3 inches and got noticibly thicker in the time I was taking Viviscal
So it's been 4 months......(wow has it flown by!) since I've had my beautiful baby girl Stormy and let me tell you how things have changed! Of course my life is crazy with baby, business (wedding season) home, and everything else we do on a daily basis that we take for granted until you have a baby and realize how easy you had it before. Now of all the changes that have happened in the last 16 weeks the one that has been the most shocking for me is my skin and hair which are super dry. Now my hair, "OH LAWD", my poor hair is having a break down. Now I know it's normal to lose hair after having a baby since you don't lose much while you're preggo. And I know that it's normal to lose about 100 strands a day. But when your losing clumps of hair that's a no bueno situation. Now seeing your hair fall out everyday after a while does take a toll, especially after having a baby and trying to get your body back and dealing with the stress of everyday life. The last thing you want to see while you're taking your well deserved shower and your first quiet time of the day is hair on your comb and all over you and the tub/shower floor. After seeing all this mess I was going to take a pair of clippers and have a Britney Spears moment but my family, friends, and hairstylist convinced me not to do it. But I did take off 4-5 inches of hair. Now it's to my shoulders. The trial with Viviscal has come to an end. Booooooo!!! But no wait no Booooo since it went very well and I'm going back for more. Why you ask and does it REALLY work? Well, I'm going back cause it really does work and I'm so happy with the results.
Before starting I cut about 4-5 inches of hair. I was left with my hair just touching the top of my back. Now my hair is at my shoulders and feeling healthy, soft, and shiny. I also noticed that my nails grew faster, longer, and stronger. My skin hasn't looked this clear and healthy in years and I have brows again!!
Alright here is the proof. Before and after pics left.
Oscar BlandiOscar Blandi gives a hairdressers perspective of thinning hair and Viviscal and reminds us that no solution is an instant mircale, with hair it takes time and patience.
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Dr. Jacob is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. In Biology, and attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine. She was Chief Resident of Dermatology at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, and completed a Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Fellowship at Harvard.
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Finola Hughes, Emmy Award-Winning Actress
“No doubt about it, since taking Viviscal my hair is much thicker and healthier. I want people to know there is an alternative treatment for hair loss that is natural and drug-free. Whatever path you take to look and feel good, it should always come from the inside. How great it is to be able to tell you about Viviscal.”
Caroline Trentini, International Super Model
On Into The Gloss online beauty blog, Caroline Trentini, super model who has graced the covers of magazines such as Elle magazine ,France, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, among others says this about Viviscal:
"I don’t do very much with my hair. ….But my hair is in the best shape ever thanks to Julien [d’Ys]—he told me to take Viviscal. I used to have such thin hair, because of genetics...Viviscal is a miracle. But you have to stick with it—I’ve been taking it for five years, and my hair’s never been so long. Thank God…for Viviscal. I tell everybody about it."
Reese Witherspoon, Emmy Award-Winning Actress
Movie star, Reese Witherspoon talks to In Style Magazine about her Must Haves and lists Viviscal as one to help to keep her hair healthy after all the over-styling it goes through on movie sets.
“Reese Witherspoon, who graces the cover of May’s InStyle Magazine reveals in her interview that she takes Viviscal supplements to keep her hair healthy, strong and vibrant. She lists Viviscal as one of her “Top Must Haves.” “When I am working on a movie, they blow-dry and curl my hair quite a bit. I take these supplements to keep it healthy”.”
Rebekah George, Celebrity Beauty Expert - As Seen on My Carolina Today
“During the summer many women with long hair tend to wear it pulled back in a pony tail. But this can damage hair and cause hair loss... A great solution for women who suffer from hair loss is Viviscal which is a new line of hair products that is drug-free and strengthens and nourishes weak hair from within.”