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Can You Really Grow Hair Back With Just A Simple Pill?

We investigated the science behind natural hair growth...and the answer might surprise you.

By, Karen Weathers

Senior Editor
Consumers Guides Beauty Advice
Karen@ConsumersGuides.com

You've seen them. Those ads online and in magazines, claiming that you can re-grow lost hair with just a pill. Too good to be true, right?

Well, we were curious...so we looked into the science behind the claims that some of the top products make. Is there anything to this, or is this just another marketing technique?

We examined over a dozen hair growth products, analyzing both their ingredients and user reviews to discover the truth. And, to tell you the truth, we were shocked by what we found.

Turns out, there may be something to these pills after all.

First - Understanding Why Hair Loss Happens

You might have heard all sorts of crazy reasons why people lose their hair- wearing caps or hats, hair gel, even how much hair your grandfather had.

None of these reasons are true, of course. In fact, scientists have done a fantastic job of figuring out the primary reasons why you might lose your hair, including:

  • Hormonal changes, including menopause
  • Increased production of DHT, a form of testosterone
  • Stress
  • Alopecia, or pattern baldness
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Thyroid issues, especially in regards to an iodine defiency
  • Illness and medication (such as chemotherapy

The good news about most of these conditions is that they are temporary and treatable. In some cases, the hair loss will go away on its own, or after the reason behind it is addressed (e.g., when chemotherapy is stopped).

How Hair Pills Work

Most of the natural hair supplements on the market attempt to address hair loss by giving your body a mega-dose of targeted vitamins and nutrients. Typically, these vitamins and nutrients are chosen based on how essential they are to healthy hair.

There are many herbal extracts that have shown some effectiveness in fighting DHT, one of the primary causes of hair loss. Additionally, if your hair loss is due to some sort of nutritional deficiency, then a supplement could be a major help.

Of course, if you suspect your hair loss is due to some underlying medical condition, we recommend you see a doctor, not buy a supplement.

What a Supplement Can- and Can't- Do

A quality hair supplement can help thicken hair, which can work wonders for a large percentage of hair loss sufferers (note: we said "quality hair supplement"...more on this later).

What they can't do is regrow hair when the follicle is dead. Only an expensive surgical procedure can help in those cases. When the hair is gone, it's gone.

However, many people think they're hair is gone, when in fact it has just become so fine that it's virtually invisible. In these cases, a supplement can thicken the strand, covering up thinning patches. While the hair isn't actually regrown, the effect is the same.

Also, if you thicken your existing hair, it will naturally help fill in your hairline.

What to Look For in a Supplement

If you're ready to try a supplement to restore your hair, there are a few things you need to be on the lookout for.

Specifically, you want a supplement that has:

  • Proven ingredients- for hair loss, these include biotin, folic acid, MSM, collagen, silicon, saw palmetto extract, kelp powder, and Vitamins A and B

  • A trusted manufacturer- does the company have shoddy packaging and a website that looks slapped together? Does it make other products, and does it stand behind them with a guarantee?

  • User reviews- what are other people saying about the product? While everyone is different, typically what works for other people should work for you

  • 3rd party testing- has the company allowed an independent party to test their product to verify its integrity? After all, a company can make all sorts of claims about their product, but that doesn't make them true

These are things that any quality supplement will have, and they're exactly what you want to see from any supplement you're considering taking.

What to Avoid

Like with any other industry, you'll find companies that don't follow recommended guidelines, make shoddy products, and in some cases mislead customers.

Look out for these things in particular when choosing a hair supplement:

  • A confusing or misleading label- we've seen some products that claim to have all sorts of ingredients on the box, but when you look at the ingredients list, there's none of what they claimed in there!

  • Fillers and binders- ingredients like magnesium stearate are used by some manufacturers to fill up their capsules (taking the place of more effective ingredients) in order to save money

  • No guarantee- like with any other item, why would you buy from someone who doesn't believe in their own product?

If any product you're considering fails to meet the above criteria, then buy at your own risk.

What We Recommend

Because men and women lose hair for different reasons, it's difficult to pick a single, one-size-fits-all product. For best results, you should find one that's specifically tailored for men or women.

The best men's hair product we found was HH550 Men's Hair Repair Advanced Formula, from Whole Body Research. Their formula uses a powerful concentration of all the vitamins and herbal extracts we recommend, with no fillers or binders.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the best women's hair product is also from Whole Body Research, Hair Repair Advanced Formula for Women. They took their proven men's formula and fine-tuned it to target women's hair loss, and the result is a product every bit as extraordinary as the men's formula.

Both products are reasonably priced for any budget. We also found a quality supplement, BioSil, which isn't as good for hair re-growth, but can be useful for maintaining hair health after you grow it back with one of the supplements above.

Of course, we recommend trying things for yourself and finding what's right for you. Just because most people respond to the Whole Body Research formula doesn't guarantee that you will, so shop around.

But whatever you do, do something. Hair loss is horrible to deal with, and since most hair loss can be stopped or reversed, there's no reason to live with it.

We hope you found this guide helpful, and wish you luck on your path to reclaiming fantastic hair.

 

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:
1)
Clinical Studies
2)
Proven Ingredients
3)
3rd-Party Verified
4)
Easy-to-Swallow Capsules
5)
Trusted Reputation
6)
Real User Reviews

 

hh550


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

Rating:

Outstanding

 

#1 Top Choice: Whole Body Research HH550 Men's Hair Repair Advanced Formula and Hair Repair Formula for Women

If you want to regrow your hair quickly and safely, these are the supplements to try.

Whether you've just noticed that your hair isn't as thick as it used to be, or if it's noticeably thinner than before, these formulas can help.

Made using the most proven vitamins and herbal extracts, Whole Body Research's advanced hair repair formulas address hair loss at its source.

If you use these formula as recommended, you should notice thicker, stronger hair within a few weeks.

The formulas aren't just for hair growth, however. Beyond looking thicker, your hair will also be shinier and more manageable, so you look better than ever.

The supplements are easy to take and free of unwanted side effects. There's no smelly creams or painful procedures- it's as simple as taking a couple of capsules a day.

And the best part is this formula won't break the bank. At $31.99 for the men's formula and $28.99 for the women's, you can get the thick, lustrous hair you remember for about a dollar a day.

 

Read Full Review And Learn More About Whole Body Research's Advanced Hair Repair Formulas>>

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womens hair

star
Outstanding

 

# 2 Second Choice: Shen Min Formulas

The consensus second place pick were the Shin Men Formulas for men and women. While these provided results, they took a lot longer than the Whole Body Research products.

These formulas do use proven ingredients, though, so if regrowth speed isn't a concern for you, these can be excellent options.

They are a little more expensive, though, so you'll actually be paying a little more for slower performance. This is why we can't rank them higher than #2.

 

Read Full Review And Learn More About Shen Min>>


 


biosil

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Great

 

Honorable Mention: BioSil

Rounding out the top three was Biosil. Filled with collagen, keratin, and elastin, this can help restore your hair, though not as quickly or completely as our top two choices.

Additionally, it's one of the more expensive supplement options, so we'd recommend using it only after giving one of the other options a try first.

 

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P.S.While the Whole Body Research Hair Formulas 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.

Sincerely,

Karen Weathers

ConsumersGuides.com

 

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