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As a man, I can say the one thing I lack taking care of the most is my hair. Is it just me?  Sometimes it's hard for me to even brush my hair in (I am the worst) and I low-key believe I am paying for it now. 

Back in January, I noticed my hair was starting to thin out in the front, right across my hairline. As soon as I saw this I began to freak; I didn't know why this was happening to me (I still don't). I quickly thought back, "Is this because I've been interviewing new barbers because mine of 3 years had recently broken up with me and left me? 

I had tried three new barbers all over the course of two months back in November, due to my barber moving out of town. But before I learned that he left his shop, I had grown my hair out—as I always do—from August to March. But I stopped by the shop to cut it a little sooner. 

After maybe the third cut I noticed that my hair was not growing back and filling out the way it used to. I started investing in new shampoos, conditioners, and whatever else black hair magic I could get my hands on to help grow my hair back. There was one time when I just stopped washing my hair altogether. I stopped putting products in it and just left it alone to breathe, for maybe a month, and still nothing.

Then one day while on Instagram, I came across @hims—bringing hair loss and erectile dysfunction solutions to a more youthful customer. I've never taken pills or used grow back oil before, so I was skeptical about investing in the brand at first. I DM'd the @Hims Instagram account and was immediately wrote back by Brian, who then connected me to someone else to help me receive the product. After maybe two months of using Hims products, I started seeing a difference in my hair; it was starting to grow back.

February 12, 2018 - Before products.

February 12, 2018 - Before products.

April 23, 2018

April 23, 2018

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018

It's a process. 

 

About Hims

Hims, Inc. is based out of Austin, TX and was founded in November 2017 by Andrew Dudum. He’s a serial founder and is also behind companies such as Atomic, Ever Co, Terminal, TalkIQ, Cherubic Ventures, and Mira Technologies (to name just a few). The Hims FAQ emphasizes that their “hair loss products are only recommended for patients age 18 – 65,” and their sexual health products “for patients aged 25 – 65.” Furthermore, that Finasteride “is for use by men only and should not be used by women or children.”

In their hair kit you'll get Vitamins: $16, Minoxidil: $13, DHT Shampoo: $11, Finasteride: $28.50, Sildenafil: $20. But feel free to use my code:  https://www.forhims.com/antoine and get your first hair kit for only $5. 

 

Which Products and Ingredients Will You Find in Hims Hair Kits?

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5% Minoxidil Treatment

Ingredients: 5% Minoxidil w/v, Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Purified Water

Without going into unnecessary detail, minoxidil (the active ingredient popularized by brands like Rogaine, although it’s also found in hundreds of OTC products, whether from Hims or otherwise) is a vasodilator, which means it’s a substance that widens blood vessels and improves circulation, leading to improvements in male and female pattern baldness.

Hims Finasteride

Each film-coated pill contains 1 mg of Finasteride.

Note: Per the Hims FAQ, “It is not known if Finasteride works for a receding hairline on either side of and above your forehead (temporal area).”

DHT Shampoo

Beauty expert Paula Begoun emphasizes that only the first five or six ingredients in any shampoo are present in high enough concentrations to make a meaningful difference. However, since some ingredients further down DHT Shampoo’s list have some clinical support for their efficacy related to hair loss, we’ve presented the complete lineup here:

Multivitamin Supplement

The only ingredients listed on the Hims website for their Multivitamin Supplement were: Corn Syrup (From Corn, Sugar (From Beets), Water, Gelatin, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Pectin (Derived from Fruits), Colors (from fruits and vegetables), Lactic Acid.

 

I was instructed to take one gummy vitamin a day and use the Minoxidil Oil everyday, two times a day. I also use the shampoo maybe once a week. 

Save your hair before it's too late, and share what you are use with me in the comment section below.  

- Ward

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