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The VoluMedic Hair Thickening System is a three step, no hassle program that easily integrates into your existing hair-care routines. We’re going to break down each step in this thickening and volumizing program for you. In this review, we’ll talk about what we love about the product and the brand. Feel free to skip around the page using our content navigation widget below. I personally used the 30 day system in order to be able to give you a first hand look into what you might experience if you invest in this product.
Quick Overview of the Benefits of the VoluMedic System
- Botanical based hair care system with all natural ingredients
- Made for men and women
- Effective for all hair types
- Can be used to supplement you hair regimen along with products such as Rogaine or Propecia
- Cruelty free and manufactured in the United States
What is VoluMedic? How Does it Thicken the Hair?
The creators of VoluMedic Hair Thickening System have targeted hair loss in men and women, regardless of hair type. With a focus on botanical ingredients, users get a guaranteed “drug and hormone free regimen.” The company boasts of it’s investments in botanical sciences and rightly so, they use 17 plant-based ingredients in their products. That is a robust line-up of natural ingredients. Unlike the shelves of shampoos at your local drugstore, this shampoo, conditioner, and scalp stimulator are all sulfate and paraben free. At the very least, you can rest assured this system will not do any chemical damage to your hair or scalp.
They offer two different 10.1 oz shampoos (original and moisturizing), a 10.1 oz thickening conditioner, and a 3.3 oz water based scalp stimulator that promotes growth and volumizes at the root. The shampoo, conditioner and stimulator is now available in the 30 day starter kit (5.5 oz, 5.5, oz and 1.7 oz) for anyone looking to get their toes wet (or hair, in this case) or if you’re needing a smaller set to take on the go. At the $23 price point, it is a fair way to give the system a trial and examine your personal results. Keep in mind that the full size bottles would run you about $40.00 and last about 60 days (twice as long).
Here is a full list of the 17 botanicals you’ll find in VoluMedic:
|Peppermint Leaf Oil||Mentha Arvenis||Ayurvedic ingredient, cools, stimulates and cleanses.
|Wolf’s Bane Flower Extract||Arnica Montana||Soothes skin and reduces inflammation.
|Pot Marigold Flower Extract||Calendula Officinalis||A fragrant conditioner for hair.
|Matricaria Flower Extract||Chamomilla Recutita||Soothes and protects scalp and hair shaft.
|Scotch Pine Bud Extract||Pinus Sylvestris||Helps reduce inflammation and regulate sebum accumulation at the follicle opening.|
|Rosemary Leaf Extract||Rosmarinus Officinalis||Possesses anti-oxidant and antiseptic properties.|
|Sage Leaf Extract||Salvia Officinalis||Anti-inflamatory with disinfectant properties.
|Indian Lilac Leaf Extract||Melia Azadrachta||An emollient with skin and scalp benefits.
|Fennel Seed Extract||Foeniculum Vulgare||This fragrance has anti-irritating and soothing qualities.
|Pea Sprout Extract||Pisum Sativum||Sprouts a few days old have an extremely high concentration of isoflavones. These act as anti-oxidants, reduces hair loss and stimulate follicle production.|
|Arctium Majus Root Extract||Arctium Majus||Helps reduce DHT accumulation while stimulating the scalp and treating skin.|
|Lemon Peel Extract||Citrus Lemon||Fights free radicals common in pollution and invigorates.
|Ivy Leaf Extract||Hedera Helix||Protects skin and fights oil residue build-up.
|Nasturtium Flower Extract||Trapaoleum||Stimulates hair follicles.|
|Nettle Extract||Lamium Album||This anti-oxidant energizes follicles and soothes skin.
|White Licorice Extract||DiPotasium Glycyrrhizate||Thickens hair.|
|Jojoba Seed Oil||Simmondsia Chinensis||Conditions hair.|
My VoluMedic Experience: 30 Days Using the Starter Kit
In order to give you a solid glimpse into my experience with VoluMedic, I will tell you a bit about my hair type, typical regimen, and my personal struggles with thickness and volume.
I am female, and since my teens have had rather thin hair made up of fine strands. At one point in my life, I was on medication that thinned out my hair at the scalp significantly, so finding the right thickening agents has always been a part of my shopping and personal care routines. I have quite a bit of natural curl to my hair, but because of how lightweight it is, over using products (or using the wrong ones) has a tendency to weigh it down and pull out the curl. Thankfully, this is not at all the experience I had with VoluMedic.
1. The Shampoo
The VoluMedic Shampoo is a lot lower lather shampoo than many that I have come across. It smells minty with a green tint (no artificial dyes, though!), due to the Mentha Arvenis, or peppermint leaf oil. The directions instruct the user to rinse with cool water, so make sure you turn down the heat at this point in your routine.
The experts at VoluMedic recommend alternating it with their moisturizing shampoo if you deal with dry hair or environments that suck the moisture out of your hair. Dry, damaged hair is the biggest threat to your hairs thickness and body. I only wash my hair every 3-4 days and supplement with dry shampoo, so dry hair is no longer an issue for me. If it is for you I would recommend purchasing both.
2. The Conditioner
Due to it’s refreshing nature, the conditioner is my favorite part of this three step system. Once again, the peppermint leaf oil stands out in the scent. One note I would give is to make sure to avoid the eyes, it doesn’t burn, but it gives the scalp a cooling sensation that does not feel great if it gets near your eyes. I typically avoid working too much conditioner into my scalp, because typically it pulls the curl out of my hair. However, I will say that this has an opposite effect. It is a very lightweight conditioner, and I did not find myself having to rinse multiple times to get it out of my hair.
3. The Scalp Stimulator
This heat-safe product is water based and contains multiple floral extracts to refresh your scalp before styling. As with the theme of keeping my curls in-tact, I rarely use heat (curling irons, blow dryers, straighteners), but it is good to know that it is made to coincide with those routines. It does not leave a residue behind, and feels refreshing. The instructions depict that “slight tingling or flushing is normal and should subside within 30 minutes.” But this is not something I experienced, but I am sure this varies based on skin type.
My 30 Day Results with VoluMedic
I was extremely please with the results of VoluMedic. Long ago I gave up on the idea that I would find a product that would totally change my life, and realized that finding the right products that emphasize the good features, and enhance what is there was more important than cookie-cutter treatments full of drugs and hormones.
My curls have been healthier than they have been in a long time, and even the days that I did style my hair, I found that it did not fall flat. I have full size versions of all of these products now, and plan on continuing to use these as part of my daily routines. With that I give it a strong reccommendation to anyone looking to pump up your hair health, volume and thickness.
If you’re interested in getting started on a regimen of naturally healthy hair, stimulated by a plethora of botanicals, you can purchase all VoluMedic products at SallyBeauty stores in the US, Canada and Mexico — or online at SallyBeauty.com. For more information about VoluMedic products and the company visit their site at VoluMedicSystem.com.
If you like to do a lot of your online shopping on Amazon, you can purchase the Starter Kit product there as well.