I promised you a review of T444Z Hair Food so here it is…
T444Z is a hair product developed by a hairdresser in London. It is available in many countries in the world and sold mainly through agents. I got a jar of T444Z from my sister several months ago. She had used it on her hairline and loved it so she gave me her jar to try. She told me she had used it for 3 weeks on her hairline after it had thinned from braids and her hair had grown back. I was sceptical but I accepted the jar and promised her I would try it the next time I had braids.
I used T444Z on my scalp during the 8 weeks I had braids. I applied it once a week after I had washed my braids (and waited for them to dry). I applied it quite sparingly, it is very easy to apply too much because of the consistency – it just glides onto the scalp and seems to melt in. It has a light ‘pepperminty’ smell. I had braids for 8 weeks or so, so that’s the number of times I used it in all. During this time I moisturised my hair with braid spray, I used braid spray generously each day. I did not spray it on my scalp though. The product is specified to be a product for the scalp and not for the hair since it works by stimulating the scalp.
Like I said above, when my sister gave me the jar I was sceptical. The jar is quite plain, like something you can buy from a supermarket / pharmacy and it does not look custom-made. The label is also very simple. The name also threw me off. I just thought ‘what type of name is T444Z for a hair product’! It sounded like a chemical formulation to me! I was also thrown by the claim of ‘massive hair growth, volume and thickness’ on the jar. I read the ingredient list though and it was all natural which led me to agree to use it.
I then visited the website. There are many testimonials / profiles of women who have used the product to resolve issues such as thin hairlines and balding which many struggle with. The website uses pictures to track changes while using the product and I must say the changes are phenomenal. I did think the website did not have a professional feel to it.
So what did I think?! I think this product made my new growth come out softer and stronger (is there such a thing!). I also think it make my hair thicker. I’ve observed this in the few days after my relaxer as I’ve tied my hair into a bun. The hair feels thicker when I pull it all together before tying it back. There just seems to be more hair than I remember. So is this a miracle product? I think it has some great ingredients including castor oil and aloe which are known to promote grown and in turn thicken the hair. The rosemary, peppermint and menthol work on the scalp and keep itching at bay. I do not remember feeling the urge to scratch my scalp while I was using it! The ‘herbal extract’ and ‘essential oils’ I thought were not detailed on the ingredients list to stop the product being copied.
The issue of contention with this product comes with the price. My sister bought the jar months ago for US$25 in Zimbabwe. In South Africa it sells for R300 (about US$35). This is a lot of money for a 150g jar. I know many women have stayed away from this product because of the price. So would I buy this product? If I had balding or a thin hairline I would. All I would want is something that works and I think this does. I did realise some good growth in the time that I was using this product. Can I say my hair grew faster because of T444Z? It’s almost impossible to tell. What I do know though is that my hair is definitely thicker.
What I would change
If this product was mine I would revamp the website by giving it a professional feel. I would also revamp the label and the packaging – not to necessarily make it more expensive but to improve its appearance. I believe some are put off by the price when they look at the packaging and label and they never even give the product a chance.
Product information from the jar:
Aloe, herbal extract, rose oil, chamomile, menthol, rosemary leaf extract, castor oil, peppermint, papaya extracts, vitamin A, carrot extract, shea butter and essential oils.
Directions for use:
Wash your hair and dry it thoroughly. Apply T444Z, massaging into the scalp. Apply to the whole head once a week. For damaged areas such as bald patches and hairline apply daily.
The distributors of T444Z in South Africa have given me some jars for a giveaway. I will post details of the giveaway on the blog tomorrow. Enter for a chance to win and try it for yourself.
Have any of you tried T444Z? I would love to hear your thoughts on this product.