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.
At $25, Spark by Club Roots presents a great value relative to the price of other topical treatments on the market right now. Packaging and customer service have been superbly helpful.
Murad is a fairly well known brand that makes products for skin and hair care. So for us at HGR it was a no-brainer to review their hair growth serum when we found out that they had one. Murad claims that their serum can stimulate the hair follicles and improve circulation leading to better hair growth. Also they do market the product as having a natural blend of ingredients. So we decided to order some bottles to try out the product. When we took a look at the ingredients in the product we noticed that it didn’t have as many hair growth stimulants as other topicals, although it contains capsicum frutescens fruit extract(chilli pepper) which may help bring blood to the hair follicles. This serum has very strong anti-inflammatory potential particularly because it contains salicylic acid which helps break down sebum and scalp pollutants, preventing follicular inflammation. It also contains biotin which is great for hair strength and health. The main flaw with the serum was the presence of methylparaben and lots of alcohol which could irritate the scalp.
Daily User Experience
The product comes in a fairly small bottle with a dropper attached to the cover. The product seems to have a watery consistency which can make it difficult to apply, but if you drop it directly on the scalp and massage your scalp and hair, you should be able to get the product to cover your scalp. HGR team members who tested it reported some mild scalp irritation. There were no issues with the scent or storage of the product
For the HGR members that used this serum for over 3 months, there were no reports of improved hair growth for users in various stages of alopecia. Some testers found that it helped reduce shedding, and this effect was improved for users that used this product with minoxidil and finasteride.
This product produces very decent results and holds up well compared to the other topical treatments on the market. For $25 it is pretty good value as well, especially when you consider the fact that it comes in a 4oz bottle. A single bottle is expected to last about one month. Taking all this into consideration, the HGR team considers Spark to be great value for the money.
This is a very mediocre topical treatment in terms of ingredients and results. It might be worth testing out for about three months, however don’t expect stellar results. The product would be better if it got rid of irritants and added more hair growth stimulants.