About six months ago Viviscal® launched ‘Hair Confessions’, the worlds largest hair survey. 6,900 people participated, that’s alot. Last week, Viviscal® had an event hosted by Maia Dunphy and a panel consisting of Pippa O’Connor, Psychotherapist Anne Colgan and Ciaran Nevin Celebrity Hairstylist.
This event was all about the survey findings. There is no doubt, people value their hair and having it look strong and healthy makes them feel good and not having it makes them feel the opposite. In men, particularly, I think having a good head of hair can be linked to the perception of being viril and in women feeling attractive and confident. 84% “said that when their hair looks good they’re more likely to go after what they want, make an impression or be social” with 90% saying they’d gone for days or even a week, shock horror, without washing their hair. I always felt washing my hair every day was unnecessary, I think I was a little outnumbered at this part of the discussion. Where I felt like everyone else, was around the chat about changing your hair at different stages in your life to reflect how you feel. Alot of feelings going on here! I went through a period a few years ago when my own hair grew thinner, there are lots of reasons why this can happen and I think it’s a good idea to speak to your doctor if this happens. It can be stressful and most definitely affect how you feel about your appearance, in both men and women.
I had a look at the survey, which can be completed here at http://viviscalhairconfessions.com/questionnaire
Viviscal® is an Irish company doing very well worldwide. For those of you who haven’t heard of Viviscal®, it’s a supplement to help with hair loss and thinning. We were kindly given a month’s supply of the supplement and some of the other products to try. I believe would need to be taking the supplement for at least six months before you would see results and then you need to continue taking it to maintain the results. A months supply is €49.95, three months, €119.96 and six months €199.95
Something really great coming from the survey is that €1 from every Irish survey completed is being donated to the Mia Hair Restoration Charitable trust, the trust provides counseling for children and young people who have suffered with hair loss.
What are your thoughts? Have you tried any hair loss or thinning hair products?