I purchased the Wild Hair Growth Oil a month ago because I’ve noticed that this rather expensive oil has been advertised in the back of most black magazines claiming that it will grow your hair long beyond any length you’ve ever achieved. The company that manufactures the Wild Hair Growth Oil makes a lot of wild claims so my initial research was that of the company’s website. As I read through the tons of testimonies from the women I noticed that the hair growth that they achieved was actually nothing more than the average hair growth they would’ve achieved if they cared for their hair properly. With that assumption I decided to test this oil out myself. After visiting several beauty supply stores I found a store that sold the oil for $7.99. Most stores sell this oil for almost $10!
As I began to use the oil I kept a log of my hair growth and how my hair felt as I used the oil. The very first thing I noticed about this oil was it did not contain an ingredients list so you really don’t know what you’re putting in your hair. As you may know I pay very close attention to the ingredients in a product so I can know what is going into my hair and the lack of an ingredients list is very displeasing to me. The next thing that I noticed was how thick and smelly the oil actually is. It doesn’t smell very good at all and when it comes time to shampoo the hair, I have to shampoo twice to get as much of the oil out as I can – another displeasing factor.
The bottle says to apply the oil to the scalp. I do not believe in putting anything on my scalp, but I did just to accurately complete this review. Here is a record of my hair growth log using the Wild Hair Growth Oil:
Q: Does Wild Hair Growth Oil make the hair grow faster?
Fact: Hair grows on average 1/2 inch per month or 6 inches in 1 year.
Day 1 – 1/29/09: Purchased Wild Hair Growth Oil after pricing several retailers. Applied oil according to directions. Smells strong and gives a slight cooling sensation during initial application.
Day 6 - 2/4/09: Hair has a softer texture. Hair also feels thicker. I’ve also been using Duke Revitalizing Lotion.
Day 16 – 2/13/09: Hair is still soft I’ve noticed about 1/4 inch of new growth. Hair needs to be shampooed 2x to remove the heavy oil.
As you can see my hair really didn’t grow exceedingly fast. It’s been growing according to schedule. After using the Wild Hair Growth Oil for over 2 weeks I find that this oil is good for preventing breakage, but I don’t think it should be applied to the scalp. It should only be applied to the hair lightly paying close attention to the ends.
In conclusion Wild Hair Growth Oil will not grow your hair faster to some wild fantasy length like it claims, but it will help prevent and/or lessen breakage and improve manageability which will aid in adding length. This product is nothing more than an oil, plain and simple.
Credits: Photo from www.gen2hair.co.za