Over-the-counter medications and hair growth supplements have been around for many years but nothing has garnered the attention Nutrafol as received in recent years. In 2018, Nutrafol won Allure’s best of beauty awards and also won “Top Breakout Beauty and Wellness Brand” and “Top Nutraceutical” by Aesthetic Everything® just this year.
Nutrafol is a supplement that contains botanicals such as tocotrienols complex (super vitamin E), ashwagandha (decreases levels of stress), saw palmetto ( prevents testosterone conversion to DHT), and marine collagen (supports healthy hair). This supplement also contains vitamins such as biotin, keratin and multiple antioxidants.
As mentioned, one the ingredients is Saw Palmetto. This ingredient prevents testosterone from converting to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT can bind to receptors, causing hair follicles to shrink, weaken and eventually die. Saw palmetto also promotes healthier hair and hair growth.
Does Nutrafol Work?
Nutrafol does not work overnight but with time, it does work. During the development of this supplement the founders discovered that hair loss can be caused by multiple factors such as pollution (environmental), hormonal, and behavioral (overuse of styling, chronic stress and intense exercising). All of these factors can slow hair growth by damaging the hair follicles and prevents them from being able to absorb nutrients. When hair is not able to absorb nutrients those follicles eventually become thinner and shorter.
The ingredients in Nutrafol help reduce stress levels, inflammation, neutralize free radicals, and rebalance androgen hormones. These ingredients then increase hair growth and help hair become thicker and stronger.
Who can use Nutrafol?
Nutrafol is shown to work best for individuals with mild to moderate hair thinning caused by either stress, age, or genetics. Both men and women can take Nutrafol to prevent hair thinning or to maintain healthy hair.
Nutrafol’s blend of botanical ingredients is what is really making this hair loss product standout among competitors. Nutrafol is not only promoting healthy hair, skin and nails with both biotin and keratin, but is also addressing additional factors that can cause hair loss.
Nutrafol is slightly more expensive than most competitors at about $80 per bottle per month. Rogaine is a topical over-the-counter medication that has been around for years and is FDA approved to regrow hair. It is about $28 per bottle, which lasts one to two months depending on use. If affordable, it’s best to use both products together.