Hair Supplement Buyer’s Guide

How to find the right supplement to Stimulate a lush, healthy, thick head of hair.

By, Karen Weathers

Senior Editor
Consumers Guides Beauty Advice

A lot of people aren’t aware of this, but there are actually supplements that can help improve hair health. Of course, there are a lot of supplements that claim to do the same, but come up completely short. As with any popular supplement, the market is full of high-quality products and people who promise the world, but only want your money.

We’ve seen enough hair supplements by now that we decided we should review them to help take the guess work out of what works and what doesn’t.

Before we start, we need to point one thing out: No hair supplement will help you re-grow hair that’s already gone. If anyone says they can, they’re lying. What supplements can do is help make your hair fuller, lusher, more vibrant, and younger looking.

And that’s the key: a product that actually works. Too often we see a market get flooded with supplements because they get promoted on television or websites. This leads to a lot of companies that offer a product because they want your money, not because they care about your hair.

In this article, we’ll help you take the guesswork out of finding the highest-quality hair supplements. Before we begin, we’ll address some of the concerns we had as we began our research:

  • They sometimes don’t work: This is always our biggest concern. A lot of supplements out there simply don’t work. Or they make promises that they just can’t keep. The first thing we want to know about a supplement is whether or not it will actually work.
  • They’re expensive: Some hair products can cost a lot of money. Which is fine--if they work. Others just match market prices hoping to turn a quick dime on an inferior product. When we spend money on a supplement, we want to make sure that money is well spent.
  • Side effects: Some supplements have side effects thanks to ingredients that don’t belong. This is always a concern for us, since not every company uses high-quality ingredients.
  • They’re just taking advantage of a trend: And, as always, we have to be worried about those fly-by-night companies that just want to get rich quick by jumping on a trend with an inferior product. These people only want our money, and don’t have our hair’s health in mind at all.

So how can you tell which supplement will help invigorate your hair, and which ones only want your money? Well, keep reading of course.

The first thing we looked for is reputation. Plenty of companies are happy to make money by jumping on a trend, whether their products work well or not. If the product you’re looking at isn’t backed by a reputable company, then you should steer clear. These people really only want your money, and don’t care about your health.

The second thing we looked for is the importance of third-party testing. After all, if a company isn’t willing to put their product to the test, then what are the chances it’s a good product? Companies that sell legitimate hair products aren’t afraid to have those products verified by others.

We also looked at what customers think of these companies. Did they experience good customer service? How easy was it for them to return a product they weren’t happy with? If a company didn’t have happy customers, there was no way they’d make our final cut.

Our Research Method

For a hair product to be effective, it needs high-quality ingredients in the proper proportions. This is where we see one of the biggest problems with hair supplements.

Lots of the ingredients that will help stimulate thicker hair, such as saw palmetto, collagen, silicon, and B-vitamins are notthe cheapest things to source. To counter the costs some companies will use proportions that aren’t high enough to work. Others will add fillers, binders, and synthetic ingredients that can make a product pretty nasty.

So, the first thing we looked for when we began our research was the ingredients. We wanted to see the right vitamins and nutrients in proportions that have been shown to improve hair health.

We got our hands on as many hair supplements as we could--around 35 in total--and put the ingredients to the test. But we didn’t stop there.

We also investigated what else the company sells to find out if they’re just trying to capitalize on a trend, and researched customers to find out what they experienced with these products. After all, if the customers aren’t coming back, that’s probably a sign that the product isn’t living up to its promises.

What our Research Found

As we predicted, the vast majority of products we tested just didn’t have the high-quality ingredients in the right proportions to make them effective.

Lots of them included fillers and binders, and some didn’t have key ingredients such as saw palmetto powder, silicon, and collagen. Some of the products did include these ingredients, but in such small concentrations that they wouldn’t have been effective, basically leaving the supplement as an over-priced multivitamin.

The remaining brands had the right ingredients, but after researching the companies and their customers’ experiences, many of them were cut as well. After all, even if a company sells a good product, why would we recommend them if they refuse to stand by their satisfaction guarantees?

What about the brands that did make our list?

Boy, are they amazing! They were jam-packed with the highest-quality ingredients and customers reported seeing lusher, thicker, more youthful hair in a matter of weeks. Most of these brands were also sold by companies that sold other health products and had great return policies.

Some of the people we talked to loved these brands so much, they take advantage of big discounts by ordering their supplements in bulk so they never run out. Now that’s a ringing endorsement.

Our Top Picks

What You're Going To Learn:
How to Safely and Effectively Stop Hair Loss
How to Tell the Difference Between a Quality Supplement and a Pretender
Which Product We Feel Is The Best You Can Buy

6 Rating Factors In Evaluating Hair Products:
Clinical Studies
Proven Ingredients
3rd-Party Verified
Easy-to-Swallow Capsules
Trusted Reputation
Real User Reviews



Proven Ingredients
Outperformed Every Other Supplement We Tested
Positive User Reviews
Company Reputation
3rd-Party Verified




#1 Top Choice: Whole Body Research HH550 (Men) and Hair Repair Formula for Women

If you want to try a hair supplement, this is the one you should buy.

Yes, that’s right: we’ve included two supplements. That’s because these formulas are both very similar but specifically researched and designed for men or women. The products include the same great ingredients, but just in different proportions to better promote hair growth in men and women, specifically.

They wowed us in all our review categories, offering products with loads of vitamins and nutrients in very high concentrations. They also never add fillers or binders to their products, offering a natural supplement that will vastly improve hair growth.

Whole Body Research is also a long-standing company that doesn’t jump on trends. They tend to research their products thoroughly, even if it means they can’t release a product right away. They sell a variety of supplements, that people also seem to be raving about, and we love that.

The cost of their supplement is actually a bit lower than what we saw as the average for high-quality hair supplements, and on top of that, they back them up with an industry-leading guarantee that gives customers 90 days to try their products risk-free.

And the customers we contacted love this company, too. They reported seeing dramatically fuller hair within a month and even better gains after that.

They gave glowing reviews and loved the customer service Whole Body Research provided, often citing the fact that they were able to speak to real people who could help with questions and orders as a reason they loved the company.

Simply put, these were hands down the best supplements we reviewed. Some of the others were good, but none impressed us across all the categories that really matter quite like Whole Body Research’s supplements for men and women.

You can read the in-depth review here>>

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Futurebiotics: Hair, Skin, and Nails Formula

We also liked this hair supplement from Futurebiotics, though it wasn’t perfect. It included some of the ingredients we wanted to see (including folate and biotin), but it also lacked some of the really important ingredients, such as saw palmetto powder, silicon, and a complete assortment of vitamins.

Still, Futurebiotics make a decent supplement that, while not the best we’ve seen, will help get you a jump start on your hair.

We should also mention that they do use fillers, though not in a way that’s especially hazardous--there’s just a bunch of ingredients that don’t need to be there at all.

Customers who used this product were mostly happy with it, though a few we contacted didn’t really see any results and mentioned the lack of a return policy as a bit troubling.

If you want a hair product that will work marginally well on a budget, then you should check out Futurebiotics Hair, Skin, and Nails for Men.


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Vitol Products: Great Hair

Like the Futurebiotics supplement, we liked this hair formula, but didn’t love it. Vitol Products is a good company that makes good supplements, but this one simply didn’t shine as brightly as HH550 or Hair, Skin, and Nails for Men.

This product had some of the vitamins and nutrients that we look for, but also lacked saw palmetto powder, B vitamins, silicon, and some of the premium ingredients that really set Whole Body Research apart.

The price was pretty low for this supplement, which is understandable since it lacks some of the costlier ingredients found in the other two supplements.

Overall, this was an OK supplement, and the last of the finalists we’d recommend. Most customers will get much better results from using Whole Body Research HH550 or the Futurebiotics supplements.


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P.S.While Whole Body Research HH550 (Men) and Hair Repair Formula for Women were the best supplements we found, we would still love to hear about any others you've tried. If you have had a great experience of your own, please send me an email at KarenWeathers44@gmail.com with the details. We'll check it out and if it looks good, we'll post it here.


Karen Weathers



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