Featured Reviews of Topical Hair loss treatments

The HGR team along with Hair loss specialist, Dr. Mauricio Luna, MD, have teamed up to review some of the most popular topical treatments fro hair loss on the market. Use the search bar to find the topical you are looking for. Want us to review a particular topical? Contact us at support@hairgrowthreviews.com

HGR Topical Reviews

SPARK BY CLUB ROOTS

HGR Editors Choice!

The HGR team came across this topical from Club Roots after a recommendation from one of their customers and we decided to order a few bottles for every member of the team and test it out for a couple of months. At $25 it seems to be really good value relative to other topical treatments on the market right now. The package was shipped pretty quickly and the customer service was pretty helpful.

Lupine Protein, Procyanadin B2, Retinol, Caffiene, Resveratrol, Aminexil, Adenosine, Aqua(water), Alcohol, propanediol, phenoxyethanol, Diaminopyramidine Oxide, Ethylhexyglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Retinol, Pyrus, Malus Fruit Extract, Resveratrol, Beeswax, Behenyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) butter extract
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    The Product

    Club Roots, the makers of Spark have branded the topical as ‘skincare for your scalp’. They claim the ingredients in this topical treatment will help with creating an optimal environment for your scalp to grow healthy hair. The product does seem to have a lot of quality ingredients that backs this claim by the company. One of the quality ingredients in this product is aminexil. While there aren’t a plethora of studies involving aminexil, all available studies have shown that aminexil may be effective for the treatment of alopecia and prevention of hair loss. Shown to have some hair regrowth potential. Caffeine is another ingredient which studies have shown to be effective for hair regrowth. Although we are unsure of the quantities, the presence of Adenosine and procyanidin B-2 are definitely good for the hair regrowth potential of this product. In addition to the great hair growth potential of this product, Resveratrol, a grape extract, is particularly great for its anti-inflammatory potential. Resveratrol has been shown in studies to suppress inflammation of the follicular unit, which is one of the pathways to losing hair. Finally spark also contains Lupine Protein which is a DHT blocker. In summary the ingredients in Spark seem to address the three major pathways to hair loss, which makes it a quality product.

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    Daily User Experience

    Spark came in a really well designed and high quality container which makes it easy to store in your bathroom. It blends in well with other products the average person keeps in their bathroom. The product happens to have a very watery texture which makes it tough to apply by hand. However, we initially purchased droppers, and this made it a lot easier to get the product on our scalp. Club Roots, the manufacturer of this product also makes an accessory called the Hydrobrush, and it is a fantastic accessory that makes spark extremely easy to apply to all parts of the scalp.The product also has a very mild scent and is easy to clean up in the event of a spill. None of our team members noted any harsh side effects while using this product.

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    Results

    After several months of usage HGR team members who reviewed this product noticed thicker hair in areas that were thinning, particularly those in who were in the earlier stages of hair loss. For those in the latter stages of hair loss, as expected this product wasn’t as effective on it’s own and needed to be combined with a complete regimen.

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    Value

    This product produces very decent results and holds up well compared to the other topical treatments on the market. For $25 it is pretty good value as well, especially when you consider the fact that it comes in a 4oz bottle. A single bottle is expected to last about one month. Taking all this into consideration, the HGR team considers Spark to be great value for the money.

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    Final Thoughts

    Spark is definitely worth trying. We’ll advise to use as directed for about 6 months to get the best results. Dr. Luna has also recommended this as great product in combination with 5% minoxidil.

Hair Regrowth Potential
8/10
Anti-Inflammatory Potential
8/10
DHT Inhibition
8/10
Value
9/10
Daily User Experience
9/10
Results
8/10
Overall
8.3/10

Biotopic – Premium Hair Regrowth Serum

HGR Editors Choice!
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Aloe Vera, Biotin, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Argan Oil Caffeine, Niacin, Nettles, Green Tea, Saw Palmetto, Chamomile, Citric Acid, Vitamins B1, B2, B5, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Keratin, Iron, Folic Acid, Sodium, Calcium, Iodine, Potassium, Magnesium, Essential Oils.

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    The Product

    Biotopic is another company with a line of products specifically designed for hair loss and beard growth. Their line includes serums, shampoos and conditioners and the company claims that their products are natural. Today we decided to review the topical serum, which biotopic claims has DHT blockers and reduces shedding. We ordered a few bottles for the HGR team and consulted with Dr. Luna to analyze the ingredients in this serum to see if they backed these claims. There are a decent amount of hair growth stimulants in this serum including caffeine which studies have linked to hair growth. Natural anti-Inflammatory agents and DHT blockers such as saw palmetto and aloe vera are also present in this formula. This formula is further improved with the presence of argan oil and biotin which help with hair strength and reduce breakage. The shampoo is also free of sulfates and alcohol which could lead to scalp irritation. Overall, the formula is really strong with a good mix of natural ingredients to address the three pathways to alopecia.

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    Daily User Experience

    We ordered several bottles of the serum from amazon for the HGR team to test and it was delivered very quickly. It came in a bottle that included a dropper in the bottlecap. The packaging could be improved a bit, but the bottle is pretty easy to carry around and store. Team members who tested this product did not report any scalp irritation or other major side effects. There were no reported issues with the scent or with the product leaving residue or buildup after usage. Some testers did report that it was somewhat sticky when applied, but it dried pretty quickly.

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    Results

    HGR testers tried this product for about 4 months before seeing results. For the testers who were still in the early stages of hair loss, there was some mild hair regrowth and a very notable reduction in shedding. Testers in the advanced stages of hair loss, also experienced minimal regrowth but pretty much no shedding. These results were further improved for testers in both groups who used this product in a comprehensive regimen with minoxidil, finasteride and a good hair loss shampoo. The hair regrowth was more pronounced in this group after 4 months of use.

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    Value

    At $32.95 for a 1oz bottle it is a little pricey for a topical treatment. Also HGR team members that tested this product daily had to get new ones because it ran out after 3 weeks. So it’s doesn’t really last for a whole month. However the Biotopic serum’s value is saved by the fact that it produces decent results, especially in a comprehensive regimen.

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    Final Thoughts

    The Biotopic premium hair regrowth serum is definitely worth a try, especially in a comprehensive regimen. Dr. Luna recommends that this should be used for at least 4 months in combination with 5% minoxidil to see visible results. The presence of natural ingredients and the absence of alcohol, sulphates and other scalp irritants are also a plus.

Hair Regrowth Potential
7.5/10
DHT Inhibition Potential
8/10
Anti-Inflammatory Potential
8.5/10
Value
7/10
Daily User Experience
8.5/10
Results
8/10
Overall
7.9/10

burst bY Nourish Beauté

HGR Editor's Choice

We picked up a few of these from amazon for the HGR team. Nourish Beauté, the creators of the Burst hair loss treatment, also have a wide range of products for hair loss and hair care including shampoos, conditioners, supplements, and even eyebrow products. However for this review, we decided to analyze their hair loss treatment serum and see how well it holds up compared to other products on the market.

Deionized Water, Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Metabisulfite (Antioxidant), Larix Europaea (Larch) Wood Extract, Glycine (Amino Acid), Zinc Chloride, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Biotin, Carbomer, Caviar Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Keratin Amino Acids, Panthenol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PG-26-Buteth-26, Polysorbate 80, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Citric Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, Caffeine, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan oil) Kernel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Cider Vinegar, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto), Palmitate (Vitamin A), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Silk Amino Acids
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    The Product

    Nourish Beauté, the makers of the serum have claimed that Burst has shown “better results than a transplant” and has “two times better results than minoxidil”. They also claim that the patented Redensyl along with natural keratin and caffeine, make it the best product for thinning and alopecia. These are pretty strong claims and the HGR team along with Dr. Luna decided to take a look at the ingredients in this serum. From an analysis of the list of ingredients found in this product, we have seen that it does have a comprehensive list of ingredients that addresses the three main pathways if hair loss. One of the key ingredients in this product is caffeine, which studies have shown to be effective for hair regrowth. Saw palmetto is another key hair loss ingredient in this serum. Case studies have shown that saw palmetto helps with DHT inhibition. Burst also contains antioxidants such as Sodium Metabisulfite, as well as vitamins which help the scalp. The main issues we had with this ingredient, were the presence of alcohols such as Butylene Glycol which results in more scalp irritation for the user. While we haven’t found many independent studies on redensyl as it’s relatively new, the studies we’ve found do show that it does stimulate hair growth. Therefore, the overall quality of ingredients in this shampoo remains high.

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    Daily User Experience

    The serum comes in a nice and well designed box and the bottle seems pretty high end with a pump for dispensing the serum at the top. The bottle also blends well with other products people might have in their bathrooms. The serum itself is pretty clear and has a consistency resembling thin hair gel. This makes it very easy to apply by hand and reach the scalp directly. Using the serum, most HGR team members noticed that it does dry quickly without leaving any major oily residue or buildup. The product also has a mild but nice scent and the pump dispensing bottle minimizes the risk of making a mess.

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    Results

    After several months of usage HGR team members who tried this product noticed some improvement with their hair in terms of thickening. Those who used this product in a regimen with other treatments such as minoxidil, finasteride and supplements reported better results and thicker hair especially those who were in the early stages of hair loss. Team members with severe hair loss did not see much improvement after using this product.

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    Value

    The product costs $32 which is around the standard price range for a topical treatment. However it’s not really great value for the money when you consider it’s a small 50ml bottle and doesn’t get far with consistent daily usage.

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    Final Thoughts

    Burst is definitely worth trying, particularly for individuals in the early stages of hair loss. It is a well made serum with ingredients that address the three main hair loss pathways. It is also recommended that this product is used as directed on the package for 4 months to see visible results. It is also particularly great as a booster in a comprehensive regimen. However, for those in the later stages of hair loss, we wouldn’t recommend this product.

Hair Regrowth Potential
8/10
Anti-Inflammatory Potential
6/10
DHT Inhibition Potential
8.5/10
Value
7/10
Daily User Experience
9/10
Results
7.5/10
Overall
7.7/10

Revivogen Scalp Therapy Formula

Denatured alcohol, Purified water, Linoleic acid (gamma and alpha), Oleic acid, Saw palmetto extract, Ethyl Laurate, Beta Sitosterol, Caffeine, Octyl Gallate, Doclecyl Gallate, Pyricloxal 5-phosphate, Vitamin E, Procyanidin B2, Azelaic acid, Zinc sulphate, Menthol, EDTA Perfume
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    The Product

    The Revivogen Scalp Therapy Formula is a liquid scalp therapy product for treating hair loss. The company claims that the scalp therapy formula is is all natural, derived from organic plant oils and grains. They also claim that the solution works by reducing the presence of DHT and reducing fallout in as little as three months. We decided to take a look at the ingredients to see if the ingredients in this formula supported the company’s claims. The product does have hair growth stimulants such as Caffeine and Procyanidin B-2, which have been shown in studies to stimulate hair regrowth. Anti-Inflammatory agents are also present in this treatment to prevent follicular inflammation. However, the strongest feature of the Revivogen Scalp Therapy formula, is the presence of powerful DHT inhibitors such as saw palmetto and beta sitosterol. As a result, it is clear that this product does address each of the three hair loss pathways pretty well. The major flaw with this formula was the presence of menthol and the high concentration of denatured alcohol which could cause scalp irritation.

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    Daily User Experience

    The formula comes in really nice packaging and well designed packaging. The bottle seems really high end and also comes with a dropper to make the product easy to apply. The product also has a really nice spray mechanism that allows the product to be easily applied to the scalp areas. There were a couple of issues with the daily user experience of this product. Some members of the HGR team that used this product did report scalp irritation and greasy hair, but no other side effects were noted. Also, several members did report greasy hair. Despite these usage issues almost everyone agreed that it was easy to use.

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    Results

    Members who used this formula did report improvements after using the product for about 3 months. There was some mild improvement in regards to thinning hair, for members in the earlier stages of hair loss and also members in the advanced stages of hair loss. It was more effective when used in a regimen with 5% minoxidil.

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    Value

    There were three bottles in a package when we ordered which is intended to last for about 3 months. This is reflected in the pretty steep $105 price which comes to about $35 for each of the 2 ounce bottles. Which is about the standard price for a topical treatment on the market. It might be worth the investment if you are planning to use it with a complete regimen and also if you consider the fact it might take at least three months for users to notice any visible effects.

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    Final Thoughts

    We think this formula does have some merits. It has helpful ingredients that address the three pathways of alopecia. Not necessarily the most effective topical, but it still works. Particularly when it’s part of a comprehensive regimen

Hair Regrowth Potential
7.5/10
DHT Inhibition Potential
8/10
Anti-Inflammatory Potential
6.5/10
Value
7/10
Daily User Experience
6.5/10
Results
7/10
Overall
7.1/10

Just Natural Hair Growth Treatment

HGR Editor's Choice
Pumpkin Seed Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Licorice Root Extract, Chia Seed Oil, Comfrey Extract, Jojoba Oil, Manuka Oil, Nettle Extract, Burdock Oil, Calamus Arnica, Saw Palmetto Extract, Horsetail Extract, Pumpkin Seed Extract, Muria Puama Extract, Eleuthero Root Extract, Green Tea Extract, Grapeseed Extract, Pygeum Extract, Essential Oils of Clary Sage, Sweet Orange, Atlas Cedarwood, Patchouli, Rosemary, Gingko Biloba Extract, Panthenol Vitamin B5,, Viburnum Extract, Sea Buckthorn Oil

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    The Product

    This was a formula with some good reviews on Amazon so the HGR team decided to order some samples to give to team members to analyze, test and create a review. The makers of the product market it as a formula to make give hair a fuller appearance with less breakage. They also claim that the formula is “non medicated” with natural ingredients that enhance the scalp. When we analyzed the ingredients in this formula, we found that it is a pretty good product. The formula contains lots of antioxidants such as horsetail extract. There was also no alcohol or potential scalp irritants in the formula. Saw palmetto is also an active ingredient which gives this formula a boost as a DHT blocker. Other natural DHT blockers present in this formula include Nettle and Pygeum. Finally, the presence of grapeseed and ginko balboa may help improve blood circulation in the scalp.

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    Daily User Experience

    While the formula is great, this product does have some issues with daily use. We tested it with some members of the HGR team who were willing try it out for a few months. The main issues HGR testers had with this was with the strong scent and the very oily texture which could leave the user’s hair feeling greasy. However, the spray mechanism does make this formula pretty easy to apply, and the bottle is well designed, easy to carry around and store.

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    Results

    HGR team members who tested this formula gave generally positive reviews regarding the results. There wasn’t any notable hair regrowth among any of the members in different stages of hair loss. However the product was very effective in preventing shedding and breakage, even in testers with severe hair loss. It was even more effective when used in combination with 5% minoxidil.

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    Value

    For a product that does such a great job of preventing hair loss and breakage, $49 is pricey but still decent value for the money. What makes this even more so is the fact that it comes in a 4oz bottle which is about twice the volume contained in the average topical on the market.

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    Final Thoughts

    This product is definitely worth a try for at least 4 months along with 5% minoxidil, ketoconazole shampoo and supplements. In a regimen like this, you can expect great results from this product, especially if you are in the early stages of hair loss and looking to keep the hair you have.

Hair Regrowth Potential
5.5/10
DHT Inhibition Potential
7/10
Anti-Inflammatory Potential
7.5/10
Value
7.5/10
Daily User Experience
6.5/10
Results
7/10
Overall
6.8/10

Crinagen

Distilled water, Polysorbate 20, Azelaic Acid, Zinc Acetate Hydrate, Niacin, Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5-phosphate), Saw Palmetto extract (serenoa repens), Ginkgo Biloba and a mild natural fragrance
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    The Product

    Crinagen is marketed as a natural topical scalp spray for both men and women who are experiencing androgenic alopecia. They also claim that their serum reduces the amount of dht within the scalp, and that it is free of alcohol and other scalp irritants. We decided to analyze the ingredients to see if they supported these claims. The product is does have a less complex formula compared to other topicals we’ve reviewed but it seems to have a good combo of ingredients. While there aren’t many hair growth stimulants, it does have ingredients that increase blood circulation in the scalp such as azelaic acid and Niacin. Zinc is also present in the formula and is known to reduce dandruff. But Crinagen’s greatest strength is the presence of saw palmetto which is known to be a very good DHT blocker. So it does have a nice list of ingredients, but could use some more hair growth stimulants in the formula.

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    Daily User Experience

    Crinagen comes in a simple spray bottle that is somewhat large. The bottle is well designed and easy to store and carry around. Also, the spray mechanism makes it easy to apply all over the scalp without making a mess. Among the HGR team members that that tried Crinagen, there weren’t any issues with itching, scalp irritation or any major side effects. A lot of members did mention that they didn’t like the scent of the product. There were also issues with the product being sticky and causing a buildup in the scalp. Some users noted that they couldn’t go out right after using this product because it didn’t dry on time.

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    Results

    While the product did have its flaws in usage, it does produce some results after usage for several months in a comprehensive regimen. HGR team members with mild hair loss reported less shedding and slightly thicker hair. Results were below average for individuals in the advanced stages of hair loss.

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    Value

    While it does produce some decent results it does cost about $70 for a 4 ounce bottle which seems on the pricier end for a topical treatment. However 4 ounces of product is a lot more than most other topicals on the market.

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    Final Thoughts

    Crinagen is a decent hair loss topical that is easy to apply, but has issues with build up and greasiness. Although it does produce visible results, mostly when combined with 5% minoxidil and ketoconazole shampoo. Would recommend using for at least 4 months in a comprehensive regimen to get visible results.

Hair Regrowth Potential
4.5/10
DHT Inhibition Potential
7.5/10
Anti-Inflammatory Potential
6.5/10
Value
7/10
Daily User Experience
6/10
Results
7/10
Overall
6.4/10

Amplixin Intensive Hair Growth Serum

This hair growth serum from Amplixin, was recommended to us for review by one of their customers and so we decided to order some bottles from amazon and test the product to create a review. Amplixin also has a line of shampoos, conditioners, hair gels and supplements for hair growth.

Water, Aloe Barbadensis(Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice,Glycerin, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita(Matricaria) Flower Extract, Biotin, Symphytum Officinale Extract,Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract,Caffeine, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin
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    The Product

    Amplixin claims their hair growth serum is natural, biotin infused, and adds volume and body to damaged follicles. They also claim to moisturize the scalp and stimulate the hair roots to promote healthy hair growth. We decided to analyze the ingredients in the serum to see if they supported these claims, and to see if the serum had any other positive qualities. When performing an ingredient analysis, the first thing Dr. Luna noticed was the presence of natural ingredients in the formula. One of the key natural ingredients in this serum is Aloe Vera. Many of you are probably familiar with this ingredient.While Aloe vera does not address any of the three major hair loss pathways, it has been shown to relieve irritation in the scalp, heal damage and clean the pores in the scalp which could lead to healthier and stronger hair. This formula also contains good vitamins such as Biotin(Vitamin B7) which has been shown to strengthen hair. Hair growth stimulators such as caffeine are present and also anti-inflammatory agents such as sage leaf. Dr. Luna notes that there aren’t really many ingredients in this serum that can cause irritation especially because of the natural ingredients. The product is also free of sulphates and parabens. The one major flaw in this formula is the lack of any powerful DHT inhibitors.

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    Daily User Experience

    The product comes in a small spray bottle which is fairly well designed, although the packaging could be improved. The product has a watery texture which is fairly easy to apply because of the spray mechanism in the bottle. The scent of the product is very fruit like, but also very minimal. The spray system is pretty easy to apply and is designed to prevent a mess. None of the HGR team members who tried this product reported any scalp irritation or side effects.

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    Results

    HGR team members who used this product did did get some noticeable results after 3 months of usage. Members who hadn’t experienced much hair loss, noticed a reduction in shedding and thinning, but minimal regrowth. Those in the later stages of hair loss experienced minimal to no improvement. However, most members did comment that, their hair felt better and stronger after using this serum

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    Value

    At about $30 it is fairly priced when compared to other topicals currently on the market. There are about 2 ounces in each bottle, which is about industry standard. However when used properly and frequently, it doesn’t last as long as other products. Still, this product provides decent results at a decent price, so you’ll be getting fair value for your money.

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    Final Thoughts

    This serum is probably worth a try if you are not experiencing strong or heavy hair loss, or you are looking to keep the hair you have left. This serum produces better results in a complete regimen.

Hair Regrowth Potential
4.5/10
Anti-Inflammatory Potential
6.5/10
DHT Inhibition Potential
4/10
Value
7/10
Daily User Experience
8.5/10
Results
6.5/10
Overall
6.2/10

Murad Hair Growth & Scalp serum

Water, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Yeast extract, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Phytantriol, Salicylic acid, Artemia extract, Glycolic acid, Punica, Granatum Extract, Biotin, Ethyl Nicotinate, Lactamide Mea, Allantoin, Cocamidopropyl,PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Capsicum Frutescens fruit extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) seed oil, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit extract, Cyanocobalamin, Tetrasodium, EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Menthol, Cinnamomum Cassia leaf oil, Citrus Grandis (grapefruit) peel oil, Orange oil, Bitter Orange oil.

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    The Product

    Murad is a fairly well known brand that makes products for skin and hair care. So for us at HGR it was a no-brainer to review their hair growth serum when we found out that they had one. Murad claims that their serum can stimulate the hair follicles and improve circulation leading to better hair growth. Also they do market the product as having a natural blend of ingredients. So we decided to order some bottles to try out the product. When we took a look at the ingredients in the product we noticed that it didn’t have as many hair growth stimulants as other topicals, although it contains capsicum frutescens fruit extract(chilli pepper) which may help bring blood to the hair follicles. This serum has very strong anti-inflammatory potential particularly because it contains salicylic acid which helps break down sebum and scalp pollutants, preventing follicular inflammation. It also contains biotin which is great for hair strength and health. The main flaw with the serum was the presence of methylparaben and lots of alcohol which could irritate the scalp.

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    Daily User Experience

    The product comes in a fairly small bottle with a dropper attached to the cover. The product seems to have a watery consistency which can make it difficult to apply, but if you drop it directly on the scalp and massage your scalp and hair, you should be able to get the product to cover your scalp. HGR team members who tested it reported some mild scalp irritation. There were no issues with the scent or storage of the product

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    Results

    For the HGR members that used this serum for over 3 months, there were no reports of improved hair growth for users in various stages of alopecia. Some testers found that it helped reduce shedding, and this effect was improved for users that used this product with minoxidil and finasteride.

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    Value

    At $24.99 it might seem like a decent bargain, however this product comes in 1.7oz bottle. So as you can guess, with regular and proper usage, it won’t last very long. Also the results seem to be subpar and therefore we don’t think this might be good value for the money.

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    Final Thoughts

    This is a very mediocre topical treatment in terms of ingredients and results. It might be worth testing out for about three months, however don’t expect stellar results. The product would be better if it got rid of irritants and added more hair growth stimulants.

Hair Regrowth Potential
4.5/10
DHT Inhibition Potential
5.5/10
Anti-Inflammatory Potential
7/10
Value
5.5/10
Daily User Experience
7/10
Results
6.5/10
Overall
6/10

NuNutrients Advanced hair regrowth treatment

Biochanin A, Acetyle Tetrapeptide-3, Purified Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Dextran, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3,Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, Laureth-4, Laureth-23, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids, Potassium,Dimethicone PEG-7, Panthenyl Phosphate, PPG-26 Buteth 26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Apeginin, Oleanolic Acid, Biotinoyl, Tripeptide-1, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

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    The Product

    This is a very popular and well reviewed product on Amazon and some sites do have it listed as one of the best available topical treatments for hair loss. NuNutrients claim that their treatment can revitalize hair growth by strengthening hair follicles and also control hormonal actions in the body that may lead to hair loss. So we decided to analyze the ingredients in the product and see if they support this claim. One of the first things that stood out to us with this formula was the high concentration of scalp irritants such as laureth-4 and laureth-23. It does contain quite a few damaging chemicals which might affect users negatively. Despite these flaws, it does have a few ingredients that work in its favor such as Biochanin A, which is an extract from red clover and a known DHT inhibitor.

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    Daily User Experience

    The product came in a 2oz bottle with some nice packaging and good delivery time from amazon. The company claims the bottle lasts 3 months however, our testers used this product twice a day and five times a week for three weeks before it ran out. There was some mild scalp irritation reported by a few users but no issues with the scent. Some users felt that it made their hair feel sticky after use, however the spray mechanism made it easy to apply the product all over the scalp.

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    Results

    HGR team members who tested this product for about 3 months reported little to no hair regrowth. Those who used it in a regimen with minoxidil and finasteride, reported increased irritation in the scalp(probably due to minoxidil), but also reduced shedding.

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    Value

    For a 2oz bottle that lasts about 3 weeks with subpar results, we feel like the $49.95 price is very high and definitely poor value for the money

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    Final Thoughts

    Despite its stellar reviews on Amazon, Dr. Luna and the HGR team haven’t seen any strong merits to this product for treating hair loss and would not recommend it.

Hair Regrowth Potential
3.5/10
DHT Inhibition Potential
4.5/10
Anti-Inflammatory Potential
2/10
Value
4/10
Daily User Experience
7.5/10
Results
4.5/10
Overall
4.3/10

Ultrax Labs Hair Lush

Ultrax Labs is a growing name in hair care and hair loss and have a line of products that includes topicals, shampoos and conditioner. Their shampoos have gotten great reviews from customers and us at HGR. After finding their topical treatment on Amazon, we decided to look in depth and see the strengths of this product in regards to hair loss.

SD-Alcohol 40B, Aqua (Deionized Water), dl-Panthenol, Niacinamide, Caffeine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Menthol, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Biotin (Vitamin B7), Triethanolamine, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylisothiazolinone.
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    The Product

    Ultrax labs does make some very bold claims regarding their serum. The company claims that the serum is instantly able to thicken hair and kickstart activity in the follicles to thicken hair and increase the speed of hair growth. We looked at the ingredients of the the hair lush serum to see what ingredients could back these claims. The main ingredient in this serum is caffeine. Yes, the caffeine you find in coffee. Caffeine has been shown in studies to interact with hair follicles and stimulate hair growth. Another useful ingredient found in this serum is biotin(Vitamin B7). Biotin is important in strengthening hair. However these two ingredients alone are not enough to effectively stimulate hair growth, let alone address the other two pathways of hair loss. We couldn’t find any other ingredients that addressed follicular inflammation or any notable DHT blockers in this serum. So this product only has ingredients that somewhat address one out of the three pathways to hair loss. Another issue with the lush serum was the presence of alcohols and other scalp irritants, as well as the presence of potential carcinogens such as PEG-12 Dimethicone.

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    Daily User Experience

    The product comes in pretty nice packaging and the bottle is pretty high end as well. The Hair Lush serum also blends in nicely with products that people might keep in their bathrooms and is very easy to store and carry around. The product has a dense texture which does not allow it to drip and cause a mess. The scent is mild although not particularly great and HGR team members did report scalp irritation and itchiness when using this product. However, the pump system in the bottle makes the application easier.

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    Results

    After several months of usage, HGR team members who reviewed this product reported minimal to no improvement in regards to their hair loss. This applied to members in both the early and late stages of hair loss, as well as members on different regimens. There were frequent complaints of scalp irritation.

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    Value

    At $50 it is definitely on the pricey end when it comes to topical hair loss treatments. This is made worse by the size of the bottle which only holds 1.7oz of product. Given the results and the daily experience of users, we do not consider this serum to be great value for the money.

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    Final Thoughts

    Ultrax Labs’ Hair Lush Serum fails to hold up in many categories when reviewed and tested. As a result, Dr. Luna & HGR Team do not recommend this product for anyone dealing with hair loss.

Hair Regrowth Potential
4.5/10
Anti-Inflammatory Potential
1.5/10
DHT Inhibition Potential
1.5/10
Value
4/10
Daily User Experience
6.5/10
Results
3.5/10
Overall
3.6/10