hair loss product reviews and research
Feel like going on an information hunt? Trying to find actual information about this product is like being caught in a maze of smoke and mirrors. There are a lot of products out there that promise results. In trying to review Folicure, I found a lot of places to buy the product, but could find little actual information about the product itself. Is someone trying to hide something? Is Folicure all hype? Here’s what I did find:
Folicure has an array of products for hair care: shampoos, conditioners, styling mousse, and the signature scalp formula for dry and thinning hair. We’ll focus on the scalp formula for now.
The product comes in a variety of different package options. The most common available is three vials with .23 fluid ounces for $4 to $5. One vial equals one treatment. Treatment is supposed to continue every other day for forty days. After the initial treatment, they suggest using two vials per week to maintain results.
Panthenol—Usually derived from plant sources, this nutrient is beneficial for retaining moisture in the skin. Panthenol soaks into the deeper layers of the skin where it becomes Vitamin B5. Panthenol has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of skin conditions, wrinkle treatment, etc. It has also been shown to add moisture and shine to hair which is why the ingredient is so popular in shampoos and other hair care products.
Biotin — This B vitamin supports healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Hydrolyzed Mucopolysaccharides — This is a natural compound found on the scalp.
Folicure claims to give fuller and thicker hair when used as directed. The dual action formula is said to stimulate and clean the scalp as it thickens hair.
The theory behind Folicure seems to be directed at keeping the scalp clean and healthy. Some users of the product state that the skin turns red for about twenty minutes after application. Is the idea that if it looks like it’s working, it’s really working? By bringing blood to the scalp surface, that may help nourish hair follicles. Or, it may just give you a nice tingly feeling in the shower and do nothing more – the jury’s still out.
Folicure has some ingredients that will nourish the scalp and hair. Whether or not it really makes your hair thicker is unknown at this time. Some consumers say it helped make hair thicker, while others claim it did nothing.
Folicure does not claim to re-grow lost hair; therefore, we feel it would be of little value to the consumer looking for help with male pattern baldness. If you want a healthy scalp and shiny hair, give it a try. To me it’s a complete waste of money, unless you want a clean scalp.