So back at the very beginning of October my friend, who is a beauty blogger, gave me this three-part hair densifying system called Serioxyl to try. And try it I did!
Now I must admit, I’ve been a bit naughty and haven’t followed the instructions 100% but I am confident in saying that after at least two months and nearly-empty bottles, I actually have seen results from this system.
As you can see from the picture above, I have developed lots of new hair growth, and as you can see from the picture below, this new hair is quite a bloody pain! I have very fine hair, and clearly there is not enough weight in this new growth to sit flat against my head so I have this rather alarming outcrop. Sometimes it can be tamed; other times it gets all static-y and I have to back away calmly …
Now I do understand, of course, that some of this is just natural new hair growth, but I can most definitely say I’ve never had this sprouting-out-the-side thing before, so rightly or wrongly, I am attributing it to Serioxyl!
For those of you want more technical information, you can visit their website here. For those of you who want anecdotal, on-the-spot information from Mumpty … read on!
L’Oreal refers to the Serioxyl system as a “densifying” treatment; which means it works in a manner that increases the density of your hair and reportedly promotes around 1700 new hairs over a 3 month period.
I said earlier that I didn’t follow the instructions 100% , and I didn’t. Mainly because I wash my hair every day (I know right – SUCH a pain! Actually, Miss Victory Violet referred to that as “the work of the devil” and I quite agree, but needs must!) … and I found it a bit drying. Sooooo … after about three weeks or so, I started to use it every second or third day instead.
Here are my impressions of each part of the system I received:
Serioxyl GlucoBoost clarifying shampoo for coloured, thinning hair … I LOVE the smell of this – all minty and fresh. And actually, when you first apply it, your scalp tingles and I quite like that – it makes me feel like something is happening in a good way. Anyway, you massage it in and it’s supposed to cleanse the scalp of impurities and increase the microcirculation of the scalp. It’s busy stuff right!
Serioxyl GlucoBoost + Incell bodifying conditioner ... another minty hit of goodness and step two in the system. This one cares for the hair fibre apparently, without weighing it down. I pop this one on and then leave it for as long as it takes to shave my legs and use my Only Good body wash and then I rinse it off.
As seems to be standard fare in this type of situation, I am running out of the conditioner before the shampoo.
And last in the three-step system is …
Serioxyl GlucoBoost + Incell densifying mousse … so this one is put onto towel-dried hair and is designed to “boost the look of the hair’s density.” I am pretty technical with this one (well, for me anyway!) – I make a series of parts (criss-crossed like a hot cross bun!) and then put a little squeeze of the mousse in each bit. Then I comb it through the lengths and blow-dry it from there. I’m not 100% convinced it makes THAT much difference, but hey ; it’s a part of the system; I have it, so why not use it I say!
In summary, do I feel like Serioxyl has made a difference to the density of my hair? Well yes, I do actually! While I’m not blessed with a thick, long, shiny mane of hair as a result of Serioxyl, I definitely feel it has made a difference – certainly there appears to be much more new growth than I would normally see. I do, however, feel that it has dried my hair a bit, so I have been accompanying this treatment with regular applications of Lush’s H’Suan Wen Hua hair mask and have also recently introduced a spray of argan oil before and after heat treatments.
Here is my most recent selfie that shows my hair.
Pffffttttttt!!!! Hahaa – I wish. (Gratuitous shot of Dita Von Teese!) Seriously though, isn’t her hair just PERFECTION? It deserves it’s own song – you know – like how Betty Davis’s eyes have.
Anyway, here is MY actual hair.
This is my deer-in-the-headlights:I’ve-just-discovered-Instagram-has-filters look! And yes, I know you can’t see much of my hair, but I’m using the pic anyway, because I don’t have a better one.
Serioxyl … definitely give it a try. Because … well, you’re worth it …