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Product review – T444Z hair food

6 Nov

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:

Ingredients:

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.

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150 Responses to “Product review – T444Z hair food”

  1. Kay 06 November, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    I have tried the product and ended up selling it coz it did wonders to my hair. 3 of my old customers have also become agents.
    People should really try it for them selves but they should think this is a quick fix, a little bit of patience might be needed. I only noticed an improvement on my hair after 2 tubs. I must mention though that some of my customers notice improvements after just 1 tub.
    I agree with you that the website does not look professional at all and needs a bit of work. I also agree that the container does not match price at all.

    • Tendayi 06 November, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

      The container and website did make me doubt it I must confess!

    • ndeyak 06 November, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

      Hi. Do you still sell the product? I would love to try it.

  2. Anita 06 November, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    Thanks for the review. Heard a lot about this hair product. Unfortunately, it’s unavailable in Ghana.

    • Tendayi 06 November, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

      I think its only a matter of time before it is Anita. I will find out for you if you can’t buy it onlne and have it mailed to you.

      • Anita 06 November, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

        Thanks Tendayi. 🙂

    • TatendaRobin 06 November, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

      Ghana has nice fast growing ointment ANGEL or Mercy Ointment. Has petroleum but wow my growth grows fast

      • wendsile 07 March, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

        Hey Tatenda, this Ghana hair grower, can we get it here in Zim?

  3. TatendaRobin 06 November, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I think if you have to use it for two jars 50 USD; that is a lot. Perhaps it is not concentrated enough. The people would not clarify what the african herbal extract is; but i have a suspicion its a cassia plant (Cassia Abreviatta / Cassia Alata).. Essential Oils would most likely include coconut oil. As for softnes it could be the castor oil and coconut oil that caused that.
    My issue is as well the scalp only part. Why they do not have a water based moisturiser makes it difficult to keep the ends well moisturised. To me; sounds like they are exploiting women with hair problems with ingredients that are not that expensive.

    • Mrs C Kadiri 15 February, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

      I have been using t444z hair cream since 2010 and it works as it did make my hair to grow though slowly until last year 2013 that l noticed either a change in the ingredients or a diluted form of ingredients used. There is slight change in the texture and colour. The product is no longer as effective as it was when l first used it. At £15 per jar, the content does not last enough and now the product is ineffective. It doesn’t work for me any more and my friends have also noticed a change in the texture and its effectiveness. Yes, l am minded to think that women with problem hair are being taken advantage of. The lady l buy the product from has no answer to my concerns and this has left me feeling hard-done-by. I am seriously looking for a new product.
      Oh, Sisters why now? We should try and help each other in this Foreign Land we have come to settle!! Yes the ingredients might not be that expensive and probably free to obtain in African, our Mother Land but l did not mind paying so dearly for it providing it did what it says.

      • TatendaRobin 03 March, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

        Sorry. I haven’t used the product but I know that understanding your scalp helps more than anything. Finding out what are the problems and maintaining that length with less damaging styling methods.
        Coconut oil. .tea rinses..shea butter whipped butters.. protein treatments and deep conditioning. .

  4. Kay 06 November, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    @Tatenda, this is a hair food, so like all hair foods; should be applied on the scalp. Perhaps the owner should come up with a water based moisturiser too with the same ingredients.
    You are right about the product being too expensive; I also wish it was cheaper. I however don’t mind the price coz for the first time in my life, my hair is growing!

  5. livie 06 November, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Where can i buy it from in Europe[Holland] please.

  6. Sibusisiwe Ndhlovu 06 November, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    I agree that the website and look of the jar could be improved. I had the fortune of attending a demonstration by the hairdresser who developed T444Z in Harare, Zimbabwe in August 2012. Her hair is amazing and she had about 10 models or so who mingled with the crowd and let us touch their hair. Not only that one could talk to each of them, and find out how they grrew their hair and what their hair issues were. It was amazing. What I noticed was all their hair was very thick and full, and really long. Seeing is believing!!

    So I was sold on the product, and left with 2 jars. She recommended single braids for better access to the scalp whilst using the product rather than weave ons where the cornrows can be too close together to access the scalp. Within 2 weeks of attending this demonstration I removed my weave, and had single braids plaited. The recovery on my hairline is amazing after using the products for 2 months one week. Will keep you updated. So far it is looking good for me.

    For the progress have seen on my hair line, i will pay the price.

    • Tendayi 06 November, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

      Thanks for the info. I would have loved to have attended that demo. Hope they plan a visit to SA too. Best wishes with your hairline. It sounds like its well on its way to recovery.

      • Niche Hair Care 07 November, 2012 at 8:40 am #

        Thanks for an honest review Tendayi. There will be a product launch held in SA in 2013. The lady behind the product and some of her models will attend and give tips on hair care as well as share their personal hair care journeys. Will keep you posted as to when to look out for it!

      • Tendayi 07 November, 2012 at 9:51 am #

        Thank you. Please keep me posted. I would really love to attend.

  7. chiza westcarr 06 November, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Aloe, herbal extract, rose oil, chamomile, menthol, rosemary leaf extract, castor oil, peppermint, papaya extracts, vitamin A, carrot extract, shea butter and essential oils. Trying to work out from the ingredient list what is responsible for stimulating hair growth – is it the herbal extract? If so what exactly is this?
    Thanks
    Chiza

    • Tendayi 06 November, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

      well one of the things is castor oil. Its wel known to stimulate growth and many (including myself) have used it to repair the hairline.

      As for the herbal extracts, like i said in the post they are probably not detailed to prevent the product being opied otherwise people would start making it themselves!

  8. Erica 07 November, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    I used the product last year. I found out after retouching that my hair was long just above my bra. I love the product. M sister in law gave it to me. where can I buy it in JHB or in Harare?

    • Tendayi 07 November, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

      Hi Erica. Stay tuned. Im actually working on a post with details. I’ll put it up in 30 minutes time.

      Would love to see a pic of your hair 🙂

  9. Molly 07 November, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    South africa

  10. Nandipha 07 November, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    Zambia

  11. Kgomotso 07 November, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Hi.I would like to try the product,the minute I see the results on myself I will want to start selling it to others, so can I please please have a jar given to me to try? I will use it as a demontration also-so pls advise how this works if one needs to be an agent, I am in JHB SA

    • Niche Hair Care 07 November, 2012 at 1:09 pm #

      @kgomotso – Please contact 071 895 0178 for more info

  12. O'bidie Maunze 07 November, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Thanks so much for the review Tendayi! I was so looking forward to it since i heard you mention that you were using the product. Like you, the website and packaging made me skeptical but your review helped me make up my mind – i will definitely try it!
    I’m even more convinced when i read reviews from some of the readers who have used the product – i can’t wait to try it out. I can already picture myself with a full head of thick, black hair:)
    I see that there’s a T444Z hair food give-away but i won’t bother waiting till the draw coz i’m highly unlikely to win. I’ve entered all the product give-away draws you’ve had but never won:( I might as well part with R300 and get started already! 🙂 I will enter the give-away draw though – who knows, i might just win!:)
    thanks again for the review.

    • Tendayi 07 November, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

      You’re welcome. Take a ‘before’ pic so you can track changes!

  13. Sarafina 07 November, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    At first I was a bit skeptical as there were many hair products advertised, but then I saw the results on the lady that was selling T444Z I saw how her hair looked before I was surprised to see her hair so thick, healthy and long. I became her client immidiatelly without doubts and people saw same results and wanted the hair product .Im now an agent and very happy that i have helped many people with this product

    • Tendayi 07 November, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

      You should share some before and after pics with us!

  14. Loveness 08 November, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Can’t wait to try it

    • singleafricanmothers 08 November, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      my question is has anyone with aloepecia areata ever used this product and what were the results?

      • Tendayi 08 November, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

        I would love to know too

  15. shingi 12 November, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    As for alopecia it has definately worked for me l had the problem for more than 5yrs, it was a slow improvement at the begining but constant usage changed all the bald patches. l can confidently leave my hair out which l never did before

  16. Grace 15 November, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    I have this product at home, my mum loves it but I’ve never used it before haha. Thanks for the review

  17. Yoli 16 November, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    Hi Tenday, I have recently just heard about this product. I have a receding hairline, probably alopecia, albeit self diagnosed. I have been using minoxidil for men and have taken before and after pictures with microscopic change. I am very skeptical about T444Z because for as long as I have known, I have had a receding hair line and nothing has worked. I would love to try the product, so please enter me for the draw, if its still running. if it works on my hair, i would certainly become an agent and a walking testimony.

    • Tendayi 17 November, 2012 at 11:25 am #

      Hi Yoli

      My first advice to you would be to see a doc / dematologist and get a diagnosis and treatment as well. I think it will also help you to understand what type of alopecia you have. Self diagnosing yourself means you end up trying all sorts of that mainly wont work. Getting a diagnosis will also ensure you can get treatment, things that would not be available to you without a prescription.

      As for the giveaway, it closed on the 15th. The T444Z distributors did inform me that they were planning an event in Joburg where people can be exposed to the product and ask any questions they may have. I will share the information when I get it. You can then go if its conveneint and find out more about the product.

  18. Lelo Cele 18 November, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    Hi there,I would love to try this product,is there any distributor in South Africa.Please help me ,my hairline is very bad.

  19. Borejane 19 November, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Good day, I so wish to get my hands on the product. Is there a hairfood that works mostly the same but is not so pricey and is easy to find?

    • Tendayi 19 November, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

      I’m not really sure about that. There are some serums on the market that also claim to regrow hair. They are not made of natural ingredients though. I know Organic Root Stimulator and Dr Miracle have one. Im sure there are also many others.

      • Noreenm 03 December, 2013 at 10:21 am #

        Hie where can i get the product in Byo? I had a weave omn last month and my hair was pulled off and left a huge scar jus close to my hairline. I would love to try it but i wonder where i can get it in Bulawayo.

      • Tendayi 12 January, 2014 at 12:38 am #

        Call 0773 096 030 or 0773 541 022 and they will assist you

  20. Borejane 21 November, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Thank u so much for the reply, I’ll go out and search for one. Will let u know what I find.

  21. Nita 18 December, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Is this available in the United States?

  22. Chido 21 December, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Where can I buy this product in Cape Town?

  23. Mary T Karimuuswa 31 December, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    The product really works, there is lady who used it her hairline is restored. Ive been getting it from a lady in harare for re-sell in Kwekwe but now the lady is nolonger selling, where can i get it. I also want to be a distributor. Whats the order price?

    • Tendayi 03 January, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

      Hi Mary

      Please contact these Zim numbers and make your query to them – 0773 096 030, 0 773 541 022

      • Melanie 10 January, 2013 at 3:02 am #

        I would like to become a distributor in United States (Nashville, Tn). Who can I contact? Phone? Email?

      • Tendayi 10 January, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

        Please email enquiries@nichehaircare.co.za to get all the detail you need.

  24. portia 29 January, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Eish guys iv never try this products bat since I read ur comments I’m so interested really I want 2 buy it

  25. nozipho 02 February, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    hi tendayi i stay in South Africa durban i use to have very beautiful thick hair now my hair doesnt grow any more my hair line is the major concern as i am always in weaves how can i get hold of this product or see the women advertiseing it so i cn see and judge for myself and is it not dangerous

  26. lorraine N 03 February, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    can u link me to the dustributors in SA .am interested in buying some for myself

  27. Prayers 09 February, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Need this product asap. Would also like to be an agent. Am in Harare, details please!

    • Tendayi 12 February, 2013 at 7:38 am #

      call 0773 096 030 or 0 773 541 022

  28. Izzie 11 February, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    hi there, great review!!

    I’ll would love to try this product out. Could i please have a number for one of the agents in Harare, Zimbabwe.

    • Tendayi 12 February, 2013 at 7:33 am #

      call 0773 096 030 or 0 773 541 022 and they will give you details.

    • Susan 11 March, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

      I am distributor in London, have a few jars left in Harare from my recent visit to Harare. Please email me smugonda@yahoo.co.uk or send whats up on +447947813757.

  29. Moneka Parseley 16 February, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

    How can i become an agent in Jamaica?

  30. patrick 19 February, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    i would like to know if the product works to men too or it was made for women only

  31. Crystal 21 February, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    How can u purchase a jar?

  32. Selly 24 February, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    tendayi where in Zimbabwe can l get this product????????

    • Tendayi 25 February, 2013 at 11:08 am #

      Call 0773 096 030 or 0773 541 022 for the details of where to get it in Zimbabwe.

  33. yasiday 07 March, 2013 at 1:47 am #

    Contact me for the product on 08154366051. Am an agent in Nigeria. my email yasiday@yahoo.com.

    @Anita , I can send it to you in Ghana.

  34. sannah 04 April, 2013 at 12:43 am #

    Hi, I’m really interested in this product. I braid my often or rather should I say I keep my hair in protective style a lot so I worry if that will weaken my hairline. Therefore would like a jar of T444Z, please advice where are the stockist/distributors of the product in Pretoria? I’m also in Pretoria by the way…
    Regards..

  35. zeldah 18 April, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    I would like to buy T444z hair food

  36. basetsana 23 April, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    Hi ladies, I have been using this product since october/november 2012. my baby hairline is back, hair is longer and fuller, my own hair looks like weave. I go for 3months without using chemicals on my hair.
    i am now an agent and sales are high.
    it is worth the R300, i wish the can make the bottle bigger.

    • lolo 20 August, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

      Hi Base. You still using t444z? If so pls show us some improvement pics please

  37. thisyounglady 24 April, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    I have been using it for 2 months now and I’m not gonna lie, I’ve had braids for four weeks now but my hair is ridiculously longer now by almost an inch the past 4 weeks. When I took one braid out, there was no shedding whatsoever, I’m not even joking yeah this is omse miracle working stuff! Totally worth the price (£15 where I live) and trust me on this, IT WORKS! and FAST too! Try it yourself and see

    • Bobbi Allison 28 May, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

      Hi, where did you purchase your bottle from? I’m really interested in buying one for myself

  38. Lee Phil 26 April, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

    Hi admin.how can i get your hairfood.am really struggling with my hairlaine and also my hair is not growing long.am in South Africa.Thank you

  39. pearl 08 May, 2013 at 8:00 pm #

    hello, can you please confirm if i can use for my little girl. thnx

    • Tendayi 09 May, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

      Judging from the fact that they ingredients are all natural I would say yes. Why do you want to use it on your child?

  40. Sonto 26 May, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    hi dear, my name is Sonto. I have been struggling with my hairline for so long for about 2-3 years to be precise. I ended up shaving my hair this february 2013. I only discovered your blog at that time and I regret cutting my hair.I have tried all the other products promising to restore my hair line but nothing worked. In February, I bought my first bottle of T444z and used it. I haven’t looked back and I am also an agent in the East Rand. I am happy to tell all the women who are reading this comment that in the beginning of May I did singles braids and my hair line is restored after I had experience balding shiny parts on my hair line. I was also sceptical and thought maybe it wasa fly by night its working…

  41. Thobekile 31 May, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

    if it does not work. can i take it back and get a refund?

  42. faffy 10 June, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    can l get the product in Mussina – South Africa, which shop exactly? Am in Zim and am thinking its just too expensive here

    • Tendayi 10 June, 2013 at 11:13 am #

      Hi Faffy

      When my sister gave me a jar about a yr ago she had bought it for US$25, here in SA it costs R350. It was cheaper in Zim back then. Please contact the distributors on enquiries@nichehaircare.co.za for details of where to get it in Mussina.

    • privie 21 June, 2013 at 6:10 am #

      it nw costs 30 bucks in zim, i bought mine last month frm their mutare agent, this z my 1st jar and hev applied it twice so far, i hev braids so if any change is happening i cant see it as yet

      • Tendayi 21 June, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

        Would love to know what you think after the first jar

  43. Maureen 19 June, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    At the risk of sounding crazy can I apply the product on my eye brows because the hair on my eyebrow is scarce

    • Tendayi 24 June, 2013 at 10:11 am #

      You could try. I know people who use castor oil on their eyebrows to get them thicker 🙂

  44. wichmannstrasse 22 June, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Can I get this product in Germany please? A desperate client

  45. agatha muchekwa 28 June, 2013 at 11:43 am #

    i juss purchased my jar now in zimbabwe am really looking forwad to a great recovery on my hairline and backline. am in zimbabwe/harare and my name is agatha.

    • Tendayi 03 July, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      Let us know how it goes Agatha 🙂

  46. agatha muchekwa 28 June, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    i’d be very happy to be notified of upcoming events of this product in zimbabwe.

  47. Sibo 03 July, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Hi Tendayi,
    Do you still use this product? If not, why did you discontinue using it?
    Thanks.

    • Tendayi 23 July, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

      I do still use it but not exclusively because I have so many other things! Ive been using a mix of coconut and castor oil lately.

  48. Mary 05 July, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    Can I use this product on relaxed hair or is it only suitable for natural (non -relaxed) hair?

    • Tendayi 08 July, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      I have relaxed hair Mary. You can use it on natural or relaxed hair.

  49. Mary 05 July, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    relaxed = hair with chemicals

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  1. A little heat and some braids… | Soul Hair - 20 November, 2012

    […] I was also pleased with the progress I have made with my hair health wise. It looks healthy, full and aside from my problem area along the hairline, it’s growing very well. My hairline is slowly recovering though and I’ll diligently continue with the daily application of castor oil. I am also planning to start having hot oil treatments with oils that are known to stimulate hair growth. In addition to that, if my budget allows I’ll try getting my hands on T444Z hair food which African Hair Blog reviewed here. […]

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