There comes a point in every man’s life where we start to worry about our hairline receding, creating these “cul de sacs” large enough to park an Escalade or if hair thinning out so much that we can see our sun-deprived scalp. You fall into denial and look back at your family tree and try to convince yourself that male pattern baldness will skip your generation. Once you are done cursing at the world and you begin to accept the fact that you are starting to go bald, you have two options: you can shave your head and tell everyone that you are going for the Professor Xavier look or you can stand your ground and combat this.
Fortunately, men’s grooming brand Zirh has developed their new Thickening Shampoo and Thickening Condition products to help men have fuller looking hair. We have liked many of their shaving and skin care products and will continue with the review of their hair care line.
First off, Zirh has perfected their scents in all the shaving and skin care products we’ve reviewed so far. We just love how everything smells. Their Shampoo is a clear gel consistency with a refreshing minty scent. It contains active ingredients to repair each strand of hair to help increase the thickness and overall fuller appearance. While we did test the shampoo on staff members who do have oily hair, the product is gentle enough for all hair types; it is even safe on color-treated hair. Our male staffers who have oily hair did notice that it took a bit more product to build up enough lather. Lather was more of a dense type and not as foamy as typical hand soaps.
The Condition is a white cream that goes on thick and also washes off very well. It does a great job replenishing our scalp’s natural oils leaving hair lightweight and soft for ultimate manageablility. Some conditioners post-use don’t feel like they “condition” but this one certainly does.
Shampoo Key Ingredients – Biotin, Silk & Keratin Proteins, SLES, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Nutrients & Humectants.
Conditioner Key Ingredients – Biotin, Silk & Keratin Proteins, Coconut Oil, Polyquaternium-67, Diisopropyl Sebacate
One thing to note is that some die-hard hair professionals boycott hair products that contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES). The Zirh Shampoo does contain SLES. The internet has floated false rumors of SLS/SLES being linked to causing cancer in recent year and the American Cancer Society’s website (www.cancer.org) has tried to dispel this myth.
With the combination of the refreshing shampoo scent and silky smoothness of the conditioner, our hair felt amazingly clean and soft. Although we tested both for several weeks, we couldn’t determine if we noticed an increase in hair volume. We do feel, however, we did not lose any volume and these products have all the right ingredients stacked in it to help get us a fuller set of hair. Priced at $20 each for 350 ml / 12 fl oz, any man desiring a better set of hair should give Zirh Shampoo and Condition a try. Maybe The Donald should try them out too?