Review: Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Range

I can’t think of anything more frustrating and irritating than a shitty hair day. If your hair looks bad, you immediately feel uncomfortable and out of your element. It is like your safety blanket is damaged and unable to protect you. According to Viviscal, a woman spends nearly $50,000 on hair maintenance during her lifetime, and over 1/3 of women admit they’ve canceled plans because they don’t like how they look, and 1/4 women avoid going on a date when they have a bad hair day. It’s safe to say that having good hair is important to us women.

Viviscal has been researching hair for over 20 years, and have developed the most researched 100% drug-free hair supplement. The new shampoo, conditioner and elixir work with Viviscal’s clinically proven hair growth supplements as a unique dual-action system for thicker, body-boosting volume to attain gorgeous locks. Viviscal’s new Gorgeous Growth Densifying hair care range aims to work from the outside to make your hair look thick and luscious. Each Gorgeous Growth product contains Viviscal’s proprietary complex Ana: Tel™,  which contains clinically tested ingredients from natural sources, including pea sprouts, and nourishes strands with Biotin, Zinc, and Keratin to leave hair looking thicker and fuller. The Shampoo cleanses with a light, creamy lather and rinses out easily. It has a refreshing botanical scent that lasts. The Conditioner has a weightless formula that moisturizes the hair. The Elixir is a lightweight, body-boosting leave-in treatment for thicker looking hair.

My Experience

I’ll be honest, after my first time using Viviscal’s Gorgeous Growth Densifying Range (the shampoo, conditioner, and elixir) I didn’t notice a huge difference in the thickness or denseness of my hair. Since I naturally have thick hair, the first time I used the product trio I only noticed that it gave my hair some added texture. It wasn’t until I gave the shampoo, conditioner, and hair elixir another chance that I began to see more noticeable results. Like I said, regarding thickness, my hair is already fairly thick, so it was hard to notice changes at first. But after the second, third, and fourth time using the products I began to see that not only was my hair given extra texture, but it was also starting to be more voluminous, specifically at the roots. I always struggle with getting enough lift, body, volume, and texture in my hair, especially at the roots where I flip my front layers over to the side. I like to have full-bodied hair, and sometimes products leave my hair looking too soft and flat at the time. These products would benefit those people who are struggling with fine and flat hair. For those of you who already have relatively thick hair and are hesitant to try a densifying range of products, I would still definitely recommend giving the Viviscal’s Gorgeous Growth Densifying Range a try. It doesn’t make hair feel puffy or frizzy, but rather enhances volume and texture. Say bye-bye to bad hair days!

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Parlour Salon: Nioxin and Olaplex Treatment Review

Photo: Parlour Salon
Photo: Parlour Salon

Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of visiting The Beaches to get pampered at Parlour Salon. Parlour has made its mark in the salon scene in Toronto since 2009, with its first location in Ossington, and its second spot at The Beaches. The highlight of the Beach Retreat evening were complimentary Nioxin and Olaplex treatments, an essential refresher for the spring to summer season change. Climate adjustments affect hair and scalp conditions as we undergo cold to warm temperatures and humidity levels. These treatments did the job of strengthening and nourishing the hair, and we now know why Nioxin is a 14-time Stylist Choice Awards winner for “Favourite Thinning Hair Line”, while Olaplex is celebrity hairstylist Joyce Bonelli’s all-time favourite.


Nioxin is an inspired skin-care treatment that uses custom technology. Think of it as a microdermabrasion procedure for your scalp. Scalp care is often overlooked, but it is the foundation for healthy hair, as it provides a base for thicker and fuller-looking hair. Before beginning the process, a tiny camera was used to take an image of my scalp condition. Residue from hair styling products was visible, and I could not wait to get a new base.


The treatment was just applied to my scalp and left on for 10 minutes. Once the treatment settled, I had the chance to experience the Nioxin Hair System in full. With six different levels, each system kit is customized to suit your hair condition. An “after” picture was taken for me to see the change post-treatment. The was a visible difference, and I left with not only a fresh blowout but with an elevated hair solution. The Nioxin is best for the winter months from November to April when we experience warm to cold temperature changes. If used with the complete hair system, you will see healthier, fuller hair within three months of use.



Olaplex made its name in the beauty industry when we found out that Joyce Bonelli uses the treatment on the Kardashians for their intensive hair colour changes. Also known to be hair stylist Tony Guy’s favourite, Olaplex is a wonderful treatment that “multiplies bonds and cross-links broken bonds”. The treatment can be used to complement colour change or as a stand-alone treatment. It’s all over social media, but our Social Media Analyst Joyce had to experience the coveted treatment herself, and the results were unbelievable. Her locks were instantly glossier and fuller. The visible results were not the only benefits of Olaplex; she noticed that her curls were moisturized, and the fading dye became more vibrant to give her a fresh look. There was no compromise to her hair health, and Olaplex undeniably proved to be worth the hype.


Parlour Salon’s contemporary all-white, chic interior mirrored our Beach Retreat experience. You are bound to feel like a queen right as you walk in. The stylists were so kind, and willing to listen to our hair concerns while accommodating our preferences. They all reflected on Parlour’s main goal to make their clients look and feel great, with no pressure. We hear that the treatments are a specialty, but they are also known for their fabulous cuts and colouring. Stylists ranging from junior to senior levels are always available to consult and offer expertise on their use of eco-friendly and cruelty-free products. We were so pleased with our results, we are already planning our next trip back!

For more information, visit and drop by Parlour Salon at 2086 Queen Street East or 6 Ossington Avenue.

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