Price: $16.99 for 8 fl oz bottle. For this review I purchased the 4 fl oz bottle (no longer offered) for $8.99
Purchased At: www.hairtriggergrowthelixir.com
Promises: “Hair Trigger Explosive Growth Elixir is an extraordinary formulation of vitamins, all natural herbs, and oils slowly infused with the special capsaicin properties of Cayenne Pepper. This blend has been proven to accelerate hair growth and thickness deep into the root of the follicle Where Healthy hair actually begins. The result is up to double – triple* your normal rate of hair growth in as little as 2 months with noticeable results in as little as 1 week. Some have grown from their normal rate of .5 inches to an accelerated growth rate of 1.5 inches in just 1 month!”
Directions: Daily Treatment: Apply hair trigger explosive growth elixir to the scalp making sure to apply to no more than 1 inch of hair from the root. Massage in well with fingertips starting from nape and edges towards the crown thoroughly for 2-5 minutes. Style as usual. Apply up to twice daily or as needed. // Overnight Pre-shampoo (pre-poo) Treatment: Apply a generous amount and distribute evenly to scalp and hair from roots to ends. May add another oil and/or conditioner of choice as well. Massage in thoroughly. Cover with plastic cap or saran wrap overnight for maximum absorption and intensive conditioning. After awakening, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and continue with normal shampoo routine. // Straight or Curly hair hot oil deep conditioning: To revive follicles Apply a generous amount to damp or dry hair and distribute evenly from scalp to ends. Massage in thoroughly. For intensive deep conditioning, cover hair with plastic cap or saran wrap and leave on for 15-30 minutes with moderate dryer heat. Rinse thoroughly and proceed to shampoo.
Ingredients: Avocado oil, castor oil, clary sage oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, safflower oil, biotin, silica, black tea, cayenne pepper, garlic, onion
My Assessment: When I first started using Hair Trigger Growth Elixir, I promised I would track my progress by taking weekly pictures. I slacked on actually taking pictures every week, but 6 weeks out of a 10 week stretch isn’t bad (I hope). During the week, I used Hair Trigger for my scalp massages every other day and on wash days (all but one wash day actually) I applied Hair Trigger to my scalp as a pre-poo (pre-shampoo treatment).
I ended up buying two bottles of this product. For the first bottle, I opted not to purchase a fragrance for an additional $4.99. I was being cheap and thought I could handle the “normal” fragrance. I was wrong. Without an additional fragrance, the product smells very herbal-y and it’s pretty strong. I ended up purchasing a second bottle with the vanilla poundcake scent. The normal scent was just too strong for me and I was pretty self-conscious about anyone around me smelling it in my hair. I personally thought the vanilla poundcake scent was a little overpowering when I first opened the bottle but it faded and ended up smelling sweet and pretty nice.
When applying the elixir during the week, I had to make sure I wasn’t heavy handed because it’s a fairly heavy oil. I also had to rebottle it in a color applicator bottle with a much narrower nozzle. It’s great the product comes with a applicator nozzle but I think the nozzle’s design is a bit flawed because it’s pretty wide, causing more oil to be dispensed than necessary. I used the bottle shown here.
Shipping was also very fast. I received a shipping notification about an hour after I completed my order and received the product 3 days later. This elixir also helped soften up my new growth.
All in all, I love Hair Trigger most for its impact on my shedding. Black tea, garlic, and onion all help reduce hair fall and I experienced noticeable reduction in weekly shedding and shedding on wash days. As for a “growth explosion” I can’t say I really experienced one. I did grow a little bit more than normal (seen better in the second picture below) but it was no where near double or triple the amount I normally grow in 10 weeks.
Because the 4 fl oz bottle is no longer offered I don’t know if I’d be willing to purchase a 8 fl oz bottle for $16.99 without a sale. I also wouldn’t repurchase solely for growth aid purposes because I just didn’t see the double/triple growth spurt or 1.5 inches in one month the product claims to produce, but for shedding, I’d definitely repurchase.
|I’m sorry the week 9 picture is off-center!|
|Un-stretched vs. stretched new growth at 9 weeks post relaxer|
Disclosure of Material Connection: Items in this post were purchased with my own funds. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”