The HGR team came across this innovative topical from Club Roots after multiple customer recommendations. We decided to order to order a few bottles for every member of the team and test it out for 6 months.
We picked up a few of these from amazon for the HGR team. Nourish Beauté, the creators of the Burst hair loss treatment, also have a wide range of products for hair loss and hair care including shampoos, conditioners, supplements, and even eyebrow products. However for this review, we decided to analyze their hair loss treatment serum and see how well it holds up compared to other products on the market.
Nourish Beauté, the makers of the serum have claimed that Burst has shown “better results than a transplant” and has “two times better results than minoxidil”. They also claim that the patented Redensyl along with natural keratin and caffeine, make it the best product for thinning and alopecia. These are pretty strong claims and the HGR team along with Dr. Luna decided to take a look at the ingredients in this serum. From an analysis of the list of ingredients found in this product, we have seen that it does have a comprehensive list of ingredients that addresses the three main pathways if hair loss. One of the key ingredients in this product is caffeine, which studies have shown to be effective for hair regrowth. Saw palmetto is another key hair loss ingredient in this serum. Case studies have shown that saw palmetto helps with DHT inhibition. Burst also contains antioxidants such as Sodium Metabisulfite, as well as vitamins which help the scalp. The main issues we had with this ingredient, were the presence of alcohols such as Butylene Glycol which results in more scalp irritation for the user. While we haven’t found many independent studies on redensyl as it’s relatively new, the studies we’ve found do show that it does stimulate hair growth. Therefore, the overall quality of ingredients in this shampoo remains high.
Daily User Experience
The serum comes in a nice and well designed box and the bottle seems pretty high end with a pump for dispensing the serum at the top. The bottle also blends well with other products people might have in their bathrooms. The serum itself is pretty clear and has a consistency resembling thin hair gel. This makes it very easy to apply by hand and reach the scalp directly. Using the serum, most HGR team members noticed that it does dry quickly without leaving any major oily residue or buildup. The product also has a mild but nice scent and the pump dispensing bottle minimizes the risk of making a mess.
After several months of usage HGR team members who tried this product noticed some improvement with their hair in terms of thickening. Those who used this product in a regimen with other treatments such as minoxidil, finasteride and supplements reported better results and thicker hair especially those who were in the early stages of hair loss. Team members with severe hair loss did not see much improvement after using this product.
The product costs $32 which is around the standard price range for a topical treatment. However it’s not really great value for the money when you consider it’s a small 50ml bottle and doesn’t get far with consistent daily usage.
Burst is worth trying, particularly for individuals in the early stages of hair loss. It is a well made serum with ingredients that address the three main hair loss pathways. It is also recommended that this product is used as directed on the package for 4 months to see visible results. It is also particularly great as a booster in a comprehensive regimen. However, for those in the later stages of hair loss, we wouldn’t recommend this product.