As most women of any age can understand, I am slightly obsessed with keeping my hair looking nice. This has become even more true as I have left my 20s and entered my 30s, finding my first gray hairs and battling a general unruliness that I don’t remember having all my life. Of course, this could just be perspective. I remember thinking my hair was terrible when I was a teenager.
Looking at photos from that period of my life, I wish my hair looked as effortlessly good when I threw it up into a messy ponytail now as it did back then.
Fortunately, the hair care industry has a category solely designed to deal with aging hair. I have done a lot of reading recently regarding this niche, and how it is very important to care for not just your hair, but your scalp as well.
Enter Dr. Dennis Gross Root Resilience Anti-Aging Scalp Serum. Wow, that is a mouthful. This serum promises to “reinvigorate the scalp.” It is designed for anyone with aging hair, wanting fuller hair, and wanting more shine. Dr. Gross Anti-Aging Serum contains amino acids, peptides, and vitamins that are supposed to “nourish hair follicle and root” so the hair can resist breakage and counteract damage from heat styling.
Although Dr. Dennis Gross’ website had nothing but glowing reviews for this product, Amazon’s customers were a bit more discerning. Many complained about the scent of the serum, which didn’t bother me.
The instructions are to use three to five pumps on wet or dry scalp (ideally after using Root Resilience Shampoo and Conditioner, of course). The serum is nice and light, and does give my hair a bit of a boost when I massage the serum into my scalp. But this could also be from the scalp massage.
After using Dr. Dennis Gross Anti-Aging Scalp Serum for a few weeks, I’m not all that impressed. Although it does give my hair a bit of a boost right after application, that lift fades quickly. I have not seen a big difference in the condition of my hair. The serum is nice and light, so that’s a plus. It doesn’t weigh down my already oily roots.
Cost and Where to Buy
The serum can be found on the Dr. Dennis Gross website, on LovelySkin.com for $54. Overstock has it a little cheaper at $43.49 plus $4.95 shipping. There are several bottles listed on eBay as well at much cheaper prices, usually under $20.
I’d give Dr. Dennis Gross Anti-Aging Scalp Serum a 6 out of 10. The company is cruelty free and vegan, which is always a plus, but the product didn’t wow me. I expected more based on what was promised. At $54, I’d like to be impressed, and I wasn’t.
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