Monday, 29 September 2014

System Hinoki Hair Care System for Thinning Hair - Product Review Update!

I spoke to you a little [before] about the System Hinoki hair care range, which is said to help rejuvenate [and thicken] thinning hair that might otherwise feel as though it has started to thin and weaken.
I  have personally been using the System Hinoki Hair Care System now for several months and I am, unfortunately, not the best of candidates for this particular product. I would, however, like to share my experience with you as [sometimes] a not-so-great experience with a product is just as useful to hear as a perfectly wonderful one!
- Please remember, these are MY own personal experiences and yours may well be very different, and a lot more positive. There were ZERO adverse affects with any other person using the products within our household and my husbands hair is doing great!
My Story: I switched my usual shampoo and conditioner out for the System Hinoki hair care system a couple of months ago and my first impressions were wonderful! I liked the smell, I liked the feel and idea behind the system. My first wash or two seemed fine and I looked forward to the long term results as my hair has changed a lot over the years and could use a little "umph" put back into it, which is why I took on the system.
After the first couple of washes,  though, my hair was left feeling a little dehydrated and dry, which I put down to the switching of shampoo and conditioner from my regular brand of choice - usually any time I switch it up a little it has the same affect and so I wasn't overly concerned.
As expected, after a few washes using the system, my hair was no longer left as dry as it was [the first few times] and it really did seem to be doing my hair some good and putting some life back into it! I followed the instructions to the letter and used the system as directed with all 4 elements from the shampoo and conditioner to the Hinoki Plus scalp conditioner and the leave-in hair thickener
"System Hinoki products contain pure Hinoki Oil from Japanese Hinoki Trees"

After a little while using the System Hinoki products, I started to notice that I had started to develop some small, dry, itchy and flaky areas on my head that were constantly irritated and I didn’t immediately connect it to the system as it was working well for me before then and my actual hair felt great, but I discussed my issues with the lovely lady who sent me the products and she gave me some sound advice and suggested cutting down on the Hinoki Plus and just sticking to the other 3 products, which I did for the remainder of the time that I would be using them.
Unfortunately, for me, the irritation on my scalp was still evident, even while cutting down on the elements of the system, and so I switched up my routine and used just baby shampoo for a week and didn’t add any extras or over-wash it and it is just now that my scalp feels like it is on the mend and not at all so irritated.

I cannot say, with certainty, that the System Hinoki products were solely to blame for my scalp issues as the weather was extremely hot and humid when I started with them, which could have had some sway in the irritation, and the weather has cooled down a lot now and my routine has also changed, which could have influenced the improvement. Nobody else in my household, who have also been using the products, have had any adverse reactions to the system, at all, and it might just be that I am a little more sensitive than I realized or that something else entirely was to blame for the irritation, but as it stands, for now, I have discontinued using the system personally just-in-case, while there are still no reported issues with anyone else in our home.
If you are looking to try out System Hinoki products, then I would absolutely recommend searching online for other reviews as there are many positive experiences out there, which I have come across while taking a look-around for myself at the start of the review/trial period and I have not found anyone with similar issues to mine, proving once-again that not very experience is the same and your experiences may very well differ from mine and so you should not be put off by my one review, but look for others for a well rounded opinion on ANY product we look at here.
If you are experiencing thinning hair and would like to check out System Hinoki for yourself, then head on over HERE to find out more and see if it is right for you!
If you have experienced System Hinoki for yourself in the past, then I would LOVE to hear from you and to get your views! Feel free to leave a comment or email us directly at our contact me button!
Until next time...

Disclaimer: I was given the System Hinoki products to review over a period of months, in order to bring you this review. I was not otherwise compensated and all views are my own, honest opinions. Your experiences and views on the same products may differ from mine. The purpose of this review is not to defame any product or to cast a negative shadow but to just put over 1 person's experience [mine] with a product that you may be thinking of trying out for yourself. You should not be encouraged or discouraged by my experiences, but do some research and see if products tested on our site are a good fit for you, personally, which they may be! Thank you!



Vanessa said...

Thank you for being honest. I have very thick hair that I wish was a bit thinner, so this isn't for me :)

Cyndie said...

I know some people that have thinning hair and wil tell them about this product.

Rae said...

oh man, I hate it when I absolutely love a new product...until it makes me breakout in a rash etc. Darned sensitive skin

kat b said...

Sounds like a great product if you don't have sensitive skin which I do..Probably wouldn't work well with me either. I'm glad you were honest!

Nichole Arnold said...

I am thankful to not have thinning hair, I just shed like a cat! Great honest review though!

Chubskulit Rose said...

My hair is getting thinner each year and I might give this a try although I am concern that it might irritate my scalp as well. JUst like you, my scalp is very sensitive.

Danielle Harper said...

Thank you for sharing such an honest review. It is important to hear the good and bad of all products. I'm one of those people with ridiculously thick hair so this product wouldn't be for me, but I do know people who could benefit from it. Thanks!

Kristal Deane said...

Great review! Sadly this is not a product for me with my extremely thick and curly hair. However I'll surely pass this on to anyone who may find this product helpful! :)