We Tried the HIMS and HERS Hair Growth Kits and Fell in Love
Say hello to your newly thick and shiny head of hair.
My hubby joined in on the fun and was game to try out the HIMS version of the kit, so together we were able to get a solid idea of the product line and its capabilities. Below, I’ll outline more about what the kit includes, how long we used them, and what results we experienced. What I will say right up front is that we loved the products, saw results, and would definitely recommend them.
About The Products
First off, there are two kits: the HERS and the HIMS.
The HERS version of the hair growth kit contains a shampoo and conditioner set enhanced with 2-percent minoxidil, which is an FDA-approved medication for hair loss that stimulates the follicle and promotes regrowth. In addition to the shampoo and conditioner, the kit contains biotin gummies that are as delicious as they are effective. Biotin is a B vitamin that reportedly helps strengthen and add shine to hair.
Now, for the HIMS. This kit also contains the shampoo and conditioner with the 2-percent minoxidil and the biotin gummies, but there’s also a serum containing 5-percent minoxidil that can be applied directly to the scalp.
Here’s How We Used Them
My husband, Nathan tried out HIMS while I experienced HERS. We used all of the products for a little over three weeks. For the shampoo, the instructions on the box tell you to lather from root to tip and to let it sit for one minute. You then go in with the conditioner and leave it in your hair for one to three minutes. The box instructs users to take the biotin gummies daily. Don’t worry, guys, we followed along as well as we could!
For me, the changes were so small initially that I didn’t notice much of a difference. Then, about two and a half weeks in I started noticing how shiny my hair was. Not only did I start noticing, but my husband and friends also started noticing as well. I’m not sure if it’s the gummies or the shampoo (my money’s on both!). I had been feeling like my hair was on its last leg throughout the bulk of this quarantine. Even after getting a haircut, it just felt dull and dry. So this was perfect timing.
I now notice that my hair looks much healthier and stronger. I will also say that I’ve noticed less frizz — it’s almost like my hair is more immune to humidity. I will definitely keep using these products, even if I go down to every other wash for the shampoo and conditioner and every other day for the gummies.
Now, for the hubs. As a 36-year-old man, it should go without saying that Nathan has been experiencing some, ahem, slight baldness. He’s fairly sensitive about it, but not so sensitive that he didn’t jump at the chance to use these products the second they graced our door.
He used the HIMS shampoo and conditioner daily, and he also took the biotin gummies daily (which, while he’s not the biggest fan of cherry flavoring, he said he found these super tasty). He used one drop of the minoxidil in the morning on towel-dried hair, and then one at night before tucking in for the day.
I’m not kidding you when I say his results are super uplifting. While he wouldn’t agree to a photo since it looks a little bit like tiny feathers right now (yay for regrowth!), the new hair is totally evident and I think these products have made a huge difference. Nathan is pumped and says he plans on continuing to use them for the foreseeable future.
Overall, we strongly recommend HIMS and HERS – the shampoos and conditioners smell great, the biotin gummies taste delicious, and overall, these hair growth kits truly do produce results.