Hers Complete Hair Kit Review
Does It Really Work? (New Update After 60 Days)
hers is a company that offers personal care products for skin, hair, wellness, and sex from anti-aging serums to birth control and many things in between. They are also the women's counterpart to brand hims, which offers a similar range of products for men.
I wanted to try hers' complete hair care kit because I've been seeing a gradual declining change in my already thin hair and have a family history of female pattern baldness. I've tried many other hair loss products already to no avail, so I thought hers would be worth a try, especially since they have a subscription.
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About this Hair Regrowth Kit
The Subscription: hers Complete Hair Kit
The Cost: $44.00/month + $5.00 processing
What You Get: A 30-day supply of biotin gummies, shampoo, conditioner, and minoxidil topical treatment.
Ships to: The U.S. only
My Subscription Addiction paid for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
Pros & Cons
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Why Did I Try the hers Complete Hair Kit?
I've never had thick hair, but the older I get (I'll be 40 in March) the thinner it gets. Both my mother (in her early 70s) and her sister (in her mid 50s) have very little hair left and my Mom began wearing wigs years ago due to severe hair loss. For me, it's not a question if I will lose my hair, it's a reality in the not-so-distant future. I try not to subscribe to society's unrealistic beauty standards for women, so I hate to admit how much it worries me, but it does. I figure I should do what I can now to slow down the process before it becomes too late for me to do anything at all. When I saw hers being advertised, I figured I had nothing to lose (but more hair), so why not give it a shot?
What the hers Complete Hair Kit Claims
Simply put, the hers complete hair kit says it "works to help regrow your hair, decrease shedding, and strengthen." Each product has its own claims and together they offer a complete system to *hopefully* whip my wimpy locks into shape. The shampoo claims to stimulate hair follicles and moisturize, the conditioner does the same with added shine, the gummies deliver heavy-hitting vitamins connected with hair health, and the minoxidil claims to chemically help regrow stronger hair. On their help page, they state that "results can start showing in 3-6 months, however, please keep in mind results vary per person". So- using this for only 1 month may not exactly show me the results I crave, but it should give me an inkling as to if my hair can benefit from it over time.
Ordering hers Complete Hair Kit is super easy. I simply navigated to the product page for the kit and hit the "try today" button.
Before checking out, you'll get a review order screen which explains this is a subscription that will auto-ship a new kit to you each month until you cancel. This is currently the only way to order the complete kit so I suggest adding a calendar reminder to your phone if you don't want it to auto-ship. Canceling is easy and can be done via email with no pushback.
You can purchase all of the items without a subscription but it will cost quite a bit more ($77.00). Alternately, you can purchase the shampoo and conditioner as a $33.00 subscription bundle and save $8.00 (as compared to purchasing them each separately).
My First Shipment
The kit arrives in a plain brown box with tape branded with the hers/hims "h" so that if you're bashful about receiving hair regrowth products in the mail, your privacy is kept. This goes for all of their products.
Inside the box, you'll find a booklet that gives an overview of each product in the kit and how to use it.
Plus, there's a postcard with an illustration by Queens, NY native, Cindy Lozito.
As a gift, they also include two cute branded hair ties in cream and baby blue. I am always in need of hair ties since they're so easy to lose so these can get tossed in my purse for when I need to get my hair out of my face.
What's Included in the Complete Hair Kit?
The hers Complete Hair Kit is comprised of four products: biotin gummies, shampoo, conditioner, and minoxidil- a topical hair growth treatment. You can purchase any of them separately, but this is the most cost-effective way to try them all together (and have them auto-shipped).
hers Multivitamin Gummies, 60 ct - Retail Value $16.00
I've never been a gummy vitamin kind of gal, but since these are part of the hair kit, I thought I'd give them a try. These sugar-coated gummy bears contain hair-essential vitamins like B12, B6, D & folic acid, along with biotin (which supports the production of the amino acid keratin). I do find the gummies to be a bit sweeter than I'd like, but the flavor is quite pleasant and fruity (watermelon mint). Two of these bears are needed each day to get what my hair needs to strengthen, and it helps my nails as well. I do want to point out that as with many gummies, these contain gelatin (an animal by-product) in them, so if you're vegan or a strict vegetarian, these will not work with your diet. There is, of course, no flavor associated with that ingredient and they do use grass-fed beef gelatin, but it's something to be aware of if you prefer cruelty-free/vegan beauty products.
hers Shampoo, 6.4 oz. - Retail Value $19.00
At first glance, I love the super minimal design of the bottle. It looks nice in my shower, and it doesn't scream "hair loss" at anyone. It also happens to smell quite nice, like a light botanical scent. The booklet says that buildup of excess hair oil can actually make thinning worse. Yikes! So this shampoo aims to clean excess sebum from the scalp and also contains biotin, saw palmetto, and pumpkin seed oil to moisturize and stimulate hair follicles. The directions say to use this once a day but then also says to use on your normal schedule. I happen to wash my hair every day, so it's one and the same for me, but if you only wash yours every 2-3 days, it seems like you should stick to that. When first shampooing, my hair immediately felt like it had a little more body to it and overall it felt clean.
hers Conditioner, 6.4 oz. - Retail Value $22.00
The next step is to condition my hair with this blend of amino acids that will help damaged hair and boost strength and shine. It smells just as nice as the shampoo but even more subtle. It has a really creamy formula that feels like lotion for my hair. In addition to the amino acids, it has star ingredients for hair like argan oil, coconut oil, and sunflower seed oil. After rinsing, my hair feels smooth and is easy to comb after my shower. It looks shinier over time as well and the pleasant smell continues throughout my day.
hers Minoxidil Topical Solution USP 2%, 2 fl. oz. - Retail Value $15.00
The hair regrowth solution contains the active (FDA approved) ingredient minoxidil 2%, along with alcohol, propylene glycol, purified water. It's used to help with the main issues connected to women's hair loss and "promotes hair growth by shedding old hairs and replacing them with new ones." It comes with a dropper that has 1 mL clearly marked which is the dose I use twice a day on what they call the "affected areas" of my hair. At first, I thought "Well, it's all affected, right?" and that small 1 mL amount really doesn't cover a lot of surface area at once. I decided to concentrate on the sides of my hairline where I notice my hair is the thinnest and my center part. Over time, I would switch it up and jump around to try and get even placement throughout the month. It does have a semi-harsh chemical scent if put right up to my nose, but once it's on my scalp and my hair dries, I didn't notice a smell at all (neither did anyone else). It's important to note that women who are pregnant or nursing should NOT try this, but since I am neither, I'm all good. The main common side effect is possible irritation at the application site, but even though my skin can sometimes be sensitive, I didn't have any problems.
My New Daily Hair Regimen
While each product has its own directions, hers doesn't really give you a solid regimen to follow in a certain order each day. Here's what I came up with which seemed to work for my schedule.
Step 1: I keep the multivitamin gummies on my nightstand along with my other supplements so that I can take them as soon as I wake up. I take two gummy bears each day to start the regrowth process from the inside.
Step 2: I shower in the morning, and have always washed my hair every day. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea, but since I have such thin, fine hair, it works for me and keeps the greasiness at bay. I shampoo my hair first thing once I get in the shower. The directions say to leave it on for at least one minute, so while that is sitting in my hair, I get to scrubbin' the rest of my body. After the minute, I rinse and immediately move to step 3.
Step 3: I add the conditioner to my hair, making sure it gets onto my scalp and then work it through to the ends of my wet tresses. This needs to sit for a minimum of three minutes, so I'll take that time to shave before rinsing it out.
Step 4: Once I'm out of the shower (I wash and exfoliate my face last if you are curious), I part and comb my hair while it's still wet. I then take the first 1 mL dose of minoxidil I'll use in a day and slowly apply it to my scalp where it's needed. Since I'm extra aware of the fineness of my hairline around my temples, I pay close attention to this area. I do try to switch it up each morning though since 1 mL is not very much and I want to apply it evenly over time. Once I've used the whole dropper of the solution, I softly massage it in, and dry and style my hair as usual. The solution needs to stay on for a minimum of four hours, so figured this is the best way to do it since I won't wash my hair until the next morning.
Step 5: Before bed, I apply the 2nd dose of 1 mL to my dry hair. Again, I try to switch up where I apply the solution onto my scalp and gently massage it in. It's also important to remember to thoroughly wash hands after applying this solution since it's a chemical and I don't want to end up accidentally ingesting it or transferring it elsewhere. To be honest, I did find this to be the most tedious part of the treatment, but it's also probably the most important. I can be a little lazy with my evening routine and adding drops of this to my scalp before bed wasn't always high on my list. But when I weigh thinning hair against roughly 2 minutes of time for each application, it was enough to push through.
When I began the hers hair loss treatment, there were a few areas in which I wanted to see progress. Mainly, I notice thinning hair at the crown of my head/my hair part and sides, near my temples. I took photos of the length of my hair overall, the crown of my head, and sides to see how things progressed. The first photo of each set is my "before." Simply scroll through to see the changes after a month/one complete product delivery.
The first set of photos shows the length of my hair. To be honest, I'm not sure how fast my hair grows on its own so I can't vouch for how much hers potentially boosted it in length. But lately, a lot of my friends have been saying "Whoa- your hair is getting so long!" and it does feel that way all of a sudden.
Next, the photos of the crown of my head and my part show that things are looking a little more full. Granted, my part isn't always perfect, but I have to say that these photos are compelling. I find the last photo to look a lot healthier than the first in terms of body and shininess.
The final view is the one I am most conscious of. I tend to tuck my hair behind my ears a lot which exposes my side hairline at my temples. This is what I worry the most about when I see how thin it looks after a shower or when I have my hair in a headband while washing my face. While the front of my hairline is still thin, Megan pointed out that the size (meaning, front to back) of the thin part seems to have decreased, or shortened. Sort of like the fuller hair is moving its way closer to the front.
I want to first point out that since I am human, there were days that I forgot a gummy dose (though not often) or found myself a little too lazy to do my nighttime dose of minoxidil. That's why you'll see that the photos go to day 35- I decided to use the minoxidil and gummies until they were gone. They did happen to run out at the same time, while I had almost half a bottle of both the shampoo and conditioner left at the end. (Check out the two-month update below!)
After one month of use, I've been getting more compliments on my hair and I think it does look healthier overall. hers really seemed to help my hair show signs of fullness in certain areas and perhaps even made it grow faster. I personally have seen more results from hers than with Nioxin and I find the shampoo and conditioner to be much more pleasant. I'm still seeing the same amount of shedding hair in my shower drain each morning but hers does say that it's normal and I may even see more shedding before seeing less due to my thin hair being replaced by new thicker hair. I don't think I can expect full results in just one month, but I definitely see promise in hers' treatment. However, I did forget to cancel the auto-shipments and got a second month of the complete hair kit, so I'll be continuing use and will update this post after two full months of treatment since I think that may give a more rounded idea of what these products can do.
60 Day Update
As I mentioned at the end of the original post, I still had a whole second month's worth of products to try, so I figured I'd keep going to see if I got even more results. I will admit that I got a little more relaxed on my regimen and there were more days I forgot to put the minoxidil on my hair, but I still continued using the gummies, shampoo, and conditioner quite regularly. Again, I am human, so there will be days that I'm just not as good as I should be.
As you can see here, my hair grew quite a bit longer! As I mentioned originally, I don't know how fast my hair normally grows, so I can't be sure if this really made it grow faster, but I'm pleased with the results none-the-less.
I think that this view is the most impressive and clearly shows a nice progression with how much fuller my hair looks at my part.
This view was showing real progress in the first month but then seemed to sort of fall off. It's still arguably better than the before photo, but there isn't much change between 35 and 65 days here. I'm not sure if this is due to my laziness or if my hair just reached its limit on the sides. It's where I notice my hair loss the most, so it is kind of a bummer.
To wrap up, here are things that I noted after two months of usage:
- I noticed slightly less hair in my drain, but I'm not sure if that really equates to the kit since we all normally shed and it's just part of our body's process.
- I didn't even use the second bottles of shampoo and conditioner and was still using the first month's bottles throughout this process, so it seemed like a waste to have those in the kit every month. Some people with more hair may have a different experience though.
- For someone like me who loves trying new products, I did feel a bit stifled by the regimen. When I completed the second month, I was excited to go back to using diff shampoos, conditioners, and losing the minoxidil step in my morning and nightly routine.
- While I can't quantify it, I do feel like my hair grew a lot quicker than it normally does. I just keep remarking on how long my hair is these days and it's been a while since I've felt that way.
I think the hers Complete Hair Kit is a product that really can help regrow hair, but it comes with a decent amount of work. For those who easily stick to a routine, this will be a simple process. For those of us who want to switch things up every so often, it will be more difficult to stay on track (and feel a little like Paul Rudd's character in Wet Hot American Summer being forced to clean up his own mess). I suppose it all depends on how badly we want that thicker hair!
Have you tried hers or other hair loss treatments? How quickly do expect to see results from something? I want to know!
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