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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.