I Tested Viviscal's Densifying Shampoo and Loved How Healthy My Hair Looked

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Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo

Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

What We Like
  • Adds instant shine to hair

  • Hair looks and feels thicker

  • No overpowering smell

What We Don't Like
  • Takes a little longer to lather

  • Can be drying if used often

  • Takes time to see growth results

For a thickening shampoo that adds instant volume and is budget-friendly, Viviscal’s Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo is a great option for anyone looking for a new shampoo.


Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo

Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

We put Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review. 

Healthy hair—we all want it, period. With so many products that are targeted to help strengthen hair, cleanse and remove impurities, add volume and more, it’s difficult to pick which shampoo is actually going to give results and fit into our budgets. Whether you want to add more volume to your locks or simply boost its shine and strength, Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo is a must-try for anyone wanting to up their hair game.

Ahead, I tested Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo to see if it truly lives up to its promise of thicker, fuller hair, and have nothing but good things to say about it.

Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo

Best For: All hair types

Byrdie Clean?: No (contains polyquaternium-7)

Potential Allergens: Ammonium lauryl sulfate, eucalyptus oil, sodium chloride, dimethicone

Price: $10

About The Brand: Viviscal's products are specifically formulated to aid in the growth of hair and help control thinning along with maintaining hair loss. The brand offers a wide range of products along with its notable best-selling hair growth supplement program.

About My Hair: Medium length, fine texture

My hair is fine but I have a lot of it, so I like to use volumizing and thickening shampoos to bulk it up. I usually shampoo my hair 3-4 times a week and need to use gentle products, as I have a sensitive scalp that can flake if I’ve overused certain products. My hair is about a medium length and I really want it to grow longer, so I am absolutely down to try anything that will aid in that process.

For the most part, I let my hair air dry and then will do some light heat-styling to keep it as healthy as possible.

Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

How To Apply: Use a dime-size glob

Most of us know how to use shampoo, but the key with different formulas is to always read the ingredients to see which ones need to be used once, and which ones might need to be used twice in one shower session. For this particular shampoo, just apply a dime-sized amount (maybe more if you have longer hair) massage into the scalp, and rinse.

Typically, one application is enough, but if you have some stubborn product build-up you can absolutely shampoo twice. Follow up with your conditioner or hair mask of choice.

The Results: Thick, voluminous and shiny

I have to say: I’ve tried many shampoos over the years, and after using this product consistently, my hair looks and feels thick, voluminous, and shinier after heat-styling. Most of the time when I use shampoos that are intended to add volume, my hair can feel a tad bit greasy as it’s fine and can hold onto product easily.

Testing Insight

With Viviscal, my hair looked and felt natural and my blow-out lasted a tad bit longer than with other shampoos I’ve tried.

With Viviscal, my hair looked and felt natural and my blow-out lasted a tad bit longer than with other shampoos I’ve tried. I also really liked how the shampoo rinsed out of my hair without leaving any kind of residue behind. My hair didn't feel weighed down at all. I also tried it with a few different styling products to see how it would hold up, and everything worked quite well together.

To see any kind of effect on hair growth, you typically need to use products for at least 90 days. The most notable results I saw from testing in a short period of time were thicker, fuller, shinier-looking hair

Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

The Ingredients: A potent blend

It's no surprise this shampoo seems to add thickness and volume when you look at the ingredient list. Biotin and keratin strengthen strands while oils like patchouli and coriander help balance oils in the scalp, leading to less buildup and dryness. Plus, it has moisturizing panthenol, so it helps keep hair from feeling overly dry.

The Value: Budget-friendly

Each bottle is over 8 oz for $10, making this shampoo a budget-friendly find for anyone wanting thicker, more voluminous hair. With ingredients like biotin, panthenol, and keratin that help hair to feel and look thicker, I consider this shampoo all in all to be a total steal.

Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

Competition: A range of options

OGX Thick & Full Biotin Shampoo ($8): A budget-friendly shampoo that’s formulated with collagen, biotin, and vitamin B7 to cover each strand and deliver thickening and strengthening results. 

Marc Anthony Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Shampoo ($8): This shampoo gently cleanses without stripping hair of its moisture and promotes longer hair growth with ingredients such as vitamin E, ginseng, and caffeine. 

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen and Restore Shampoo ($10): Formulated to help restore color-treated hair, this shampoo contains key ingredients such as shea butter, apple cider vinegar, and peppermint to stimulate the scalp and gently cleanse away excess build-up.

Final Verdict

For a shampoo that is volumizing and contains key ingredients such as biotin, keratin, and zinc, Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo helped my hair look thicker and stronger after heat styling. It's a suitable option for anyone looking to add a boost of shine and volume to hair.  


  • Product Name Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo
  • Product Brand Viviscal
  • SKU 2260000464
  • Price $10
  • Weight 8.45 oz.
  • Ingredients Aqua (Water), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Myristamide DIPA, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Panthenol, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-7, Methoxy PEG/PPG-7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Zinc PCA, Disodium EDTA, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Biotin, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene.

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