You may have read my other Ultrax Labs Review for the very popular Hair Surge Shampoo. This is the partner product, intended to be used alongside Hair Surge for maxium results.
Ultrax Hair Solaye is a conditioner containing powerful DHT blockers. It’s intended to be a unisex product, perfectly acceptable to use for both men and women. If you haven’t tried using the same shampoo as your boo, it’s pretty awesome. And de-clutters the shower!
What makes it so special?
Solaye contains moisturizers and DHT blockers that leave a lasting impression in your hair. It contains many of the same ingredients from Hair Surge, and has a “reinforcing” effect when paired with that shampoo.
The specific ingredients in Solaye include: caffeine, jojoba oil, and Chamomile extract. It also includes lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, and peppermint extracts. What do each of these do?
Caffeine as a hair loss treatment is essentially a miracle.
A revolutionary 2015 study showed that caffeine could encourage hair cells to produce more hair.
The scientists placed follicles from hundreds of different human scalps in petri dishes. Some of the petri dishes were treated with caffeine, some where untreated. The experiment showed that the hair follicles that were spiked with caffeine grew much faster than the untreated cells.
Because of this landmark study, many shampoos, conditioners, and sprays formulated to treat hair loss now include caffeine as a primary ingredient.
Jojoba moisturizes your scalp, stimulating hair growth. Jojoba oil acleanses the scalp of excess sebum build-up, which is scalp oil that’s often too high when there are excess androgens. Jojoba also stimulates circulation on your scalp, bringing new blood to hair follicles and thereby stimulating growth.
Dermatologists in Scotland showed that 44 percent of alopecia patients who were tested experienced new hair growth when they massaged their scalp daily with lavender and other essential oils for seven months.
The essential oil blend included lavender, thyme, rosemary, cedarwood, and the carrier oils were jojoba and grapeseed. Carrier oil dilutes essential oils and helps deliver the healing properties of these strong oils without irritation.
The main benefit from Rosemary for hair loss is in its positive effect on circulation. Technically speaking, it boosts microcapillary perfusion, which in plain language is improved blood flow in the scalp.
As we have learned previously in Penelope’s school of hair loss, stressed scalps have poor blood flow and stressed follicles, which leads to weak and shedding hair.
Improved bloodflow means healthier, stronger follicles that bring nutrition from cells and waste away from cells.
This means more nourished, strong hair and newly-strengthened follicles that are capable of growing new hair.
When mixed with a carrier oil like jojoba and applied to the scalp, eucalyptus gives a tingling sensation which stimulates the hair follicles, and improves blood circulation in the scalp. This brings nutrient-rich blood to every cell and hair follicle, which can then do a better job growing hair!
A study from Toxicological Research showed that peppermint oil solution can promote hair growth. The peppermint oil used performed better than minoxidil, which is a hair growth product approved by United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), commonly found in Rogaine.
Menthol, the main component in peppermint oil, has been shown to increase blood flow to the area where it is applied. Increased bloodflow means increased follicle health and improved hair production.
With anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, and anti-microbial properties, chamomile encourages healthier hair regrowth. Chamomile also has a calming and soothing effect, which reduces stress, another indirect cause of hair loss.
Chamomile conditions the scalp as well as nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles, stimulating the growth of fuller, thicker, healthier hair strands.
Reviews of Ultrax Labs Hair Solaye:
At the time of this post, this conditioner has an average star rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from nearly 1,500 reviews on Amazon.com. The below summary are straight from these reviews.
- Makes hair more lustrous and bouncy
- New hairs appeared just after a few weeks
- Small quantity goes a long way
- Invigorating smell
- Increased strength and fullness
- Increased shine
- Good for style damaged hair
- Eliminates Dandruff
- Does not leave hair greasy or coated
- Makes coarse hair more workable
- Small quantity for the price
- Allergic reactions possible
- Increased fallout initially (this is common for all hair loss treatments)
- Weighed down some hair
- Challenge to comb hair after use
As you can see, there’s some contradictory information in these reviews. Sadly, this is the state of things in the world of hair loss products.
Some stuff works wonders for some people and causes reactions or irritation in others. And some stuff does work well for everyone, but is financially out of reach.
In the case of this conditioner, at least there’s a 30 day money back guarantee, so you’ll know right away if you’re having a reaction and can return it.
I found all of the specific comments about healthy and luster in hair to be encouraging.
I feel that the positive reviews so vastly outweigh the negatives that this is a product worth trying and using regularly for hair loss.
Overall: a Worthy Pairing with Ultrax Hair Surge
If you’ve already a fan of Hair Surge, you need to give this a shot for the full-on synergistic effect of using both at the same time. If you’re curious, I highly recommend that you try this and Surge.
It’s true, they’re both pricier than the grocery store options by a lot. However, well-forumlated shampoos with clinical strength ingredients like these come at a higher price.(If you need much a lower-priced caffeine shampoo and conditioner, I recommend giving OGX Fight Fallout with caffeine and niacin a shot).
And any of us dealing with hair loss are already accustomed to spending an arm and a leg on stuff like this.
Our hair deserves whatever we can do for it while we still have the chance to regrow from weakened follicles, and protect the hair we already have.
Any experiences with Solaye, or any other ultrax labs hair products? I’d love to hear about your experiences, good or bad, and so would all the readers here. Thanks for your comments and feedback!