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Nutrafol Review: Does It Work for Hair Loss? An In-Depth Analysis

Written by Markita Lewis, MS, RD

Reviewed by Anthony Dugarte, MD 

Last Updated on November 11, 2021

Our Expert Rating:

4.0

About This Rating
The average rating of this product is calculated based on the evaluation of the following factors:
  • Ingredient Quality:5.0
  • Ingredient Safety:2.0
  • Value for the Price:4.0
  • Brand Transparency:5.0

Nutrafol provides hair nutraceuticals to help you naturally address the factors that contribute to hair loss. Many of their ingredients are high quality, have clinical research to support their effectiveness, and their products are likely worth the investment.

Nutrafol Review: Does It Work for Hair Loss? An In-Depth Analysis
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Pros

  • Utilizes ongoing professional support with supplement line to promote lifestyle changes
  • Most products have been clinically tested and have evidence that they work
  • Quiz results are helpful in making recommendations for supplements
  • Offers hair testing to check nutrient levels in hair

Cons

  • More expensive than alternative hair supplements
  • Time for products to work and see results may be too long for some individuals
  • No options to customize basic formula of hair nutraceutical supplement with ongoing changes

What Is Nutrafol?

Nutrafol is a company dedicated to natural solutions to hair loss and hair thinning, supported by a line of products and naturopathic medicine to promote hair wellness from within.

Nutrafol was created from the personal experiences that the founders had with hair thinning and their desire to make a natural way to take control of their hair growth.

A journal article written by some of the founders and scientific advisors of Nutrafol suggests that current research supports a multifactorial approach to dealing with biological pathways that regulate hair growth.

The main factors that Nutrafol identifies as contributing to hair thinning and hair loss include stress, environment, hormones, nutrition, and metabolism.

Behind the scenes, Nutrafol has a board of scientific advisors consisting of doctors from areas of dermatology, cellular metabolism, surgical and non-surgical hair loss, allergy, immunology, and internal medicine.

Nutrafol also employs a team of naturopathic doctors to give tailored advice to consumers to address the root causes of hair loss.

In this review, we’ll be covering Nutrafol’s line of hair growth nutraceuticals – Women, Women’s Balance, Postpartum for Women, and Men.

Nutraceuticals are medical-grade botanical ingredients with standardized active components to ensure consistent results and optimized absorption.

Nutrafol also offers a line of Targeted Boosters to support areas of wellness that may require additional supplementation.

These supplements include a Vitamin B-Booster to target stress, a DHT Inhibitor to target hormones, a Haribiotic to target nutrition, a Liver Support vitamin to target environmental factors, and a Stress Adaptogen to target stress.

For this article, I will only be reviewing the main product line of Nutrafol’s hair growth nutraceuticals. However, these Targeted Boosters are supplements that may also be recommended to you if you take the Nutrafol Hair Wellness Quiz.

Nutrafol’s Hair Wellness Quiz and GrowthPlan

Nutrafol offers a quiz meant to help users get a personalized plan for better hair growth.

The quiz assesses whole-body wellness based on hormones, environment, stress, nutrition, and metabolism. The quiz is about 3 minutes long and consists of 21 questions for men or 24 questions for women.

At the end of the quiz, you’re given results showing what “root causes” could be contributing to your current hair issues.

You’ll be shown what hair health factors may be addressed by using one of the core Nutrafol products and which factors may require extra support.

Nutrafol will recommend up to 2 Targeted Booster supplements for your plan based on your results.

I took the quiz and was recommended the Nutrafol Women formula. The quiz also suggested a Vitamin B-Booster to address increased stress.

I could tell that my quiz answers were meaningful to how the recommendations were made. I wasn’t recommended too many products or products that weren’t relevant to me.

I also appreciated that I didn’t need to provide my email address to get results, and the website did not use fear-mongering language to coerce me into buying any of their products.

On the results page, Nutrafol offers a GrowthPlan subscription service to not only provide a formula but additional ongoing hair support.

Included in your subscription is a Hair Mineral Analysis, which will test your hair wellness through lab testing every six months.

Subscribers also get access to 1-on-1 consultations with naturopathic doctors for further advice on improving your hair health. These naturopathic doctors can also help with referrals to local MDs if needed.

Overview of the Nutrafol Product Line

The entire Nutrafol line consists of four products designed to improve hair growth within 3–6 months:

  • Women
  • Women’s Balance
  • Postpartum
  • Men

The supplements in Nutrafol’s hair nutraceuticals line contain a vitamin blend tailored to gender and stage of life.

Research supports the use of vitamins for hair loss if vitamin intake is low or if nutrient deficiencies exist.

Vitamins and minerals commonly studied to support hair growth and hair quality include iron, zinc, niacin, selenium, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, and biotin.

Each batch of Nutrafol products is third-party tested for purity, pesticides, heavy metals, other chemicals, and microbiological safety. However, I was not able to find any special certification for these products.

I will detail the clinical research available on Nutrafol’s effectiveness for hair health and discuss some of the spotlighted ingredients for each formulation.

Nutrafol Women

Rating Breakdown
  • Support for Claims:4.4
  • Ingredient Safety:2.0
  • Value for the Price:4.0
  • Brand Transparency:5.0

Overall Rating:

3.9

Nutrafol Women is supported by a clinical study to be effective in improving hair growth and quality without side effects being seen within the trial. This supplement also contains well-studied ingredients to address factors such as inflammation, oxidation, stress, and nutrient needs.

Pros

  • Has clinical study supporting effectiveness for improving hair growth
  • Contains standardized and highly bioavailable forms of ingredients

Cons

  • Product contains allergens (fish derived collagen)
  • Taking 4 pills daily may be cumbersome to some

Effectiveness

Nutrafol Core for Women is the primary supplement for women to improve hair growth and reduce hair thinning by targeting the roots of hair loss through their ingredients. This supplement is best for women ages 18–44 years.

The serving size of Nutrafol Women is four capsules daily, which should be taken with one meal during the day to maximize absorption of fat-soluble ingredients.

Results from Nutrafol products are generally seen after 3–6 months of consistent use.

Nutraceutical Wellness (the company behind Nutrafol) funded a clinical trial of their Nutrafol Women’s capsules and Synergen Complex to determine its effectiveness in improving hair growth and overall hair quality.

In this 6-month randomized trial, women with self-perceived hair thinning were assigned to taking either Nutrafol Women or a placebo.

Women taking the supplement started having significant improvements in hair growth and quality at 90 days and continued to have improvements until the end of the study compared to placebo.

These women also had significant improvements in anxiety, self-esteem, and feelings of attractiveness.

Ingredients

Nutrafol Women contains vitamins and amino acids necessary for hair growth and ingredients for reducing stress and inflammation to support hair health.

Nutrafol Women contains:

  • Vitamins: Vitamin A (as beta carotene), vitamin C (as camu camu fruit extract), vitamin D (as cholecalciferol), biotin (as D-biotin), iodine (from organic kelp), zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate), and selenium (as selenium amino acid chelate)

  • Synergen Complex, 1,680 mg: The Synergen Complex consists of hydrolyzed marine collagen Type I and II, ashwagandha root and leaf extract, saw palmetto fruit CO2 extract, curcumin extract, full spectrum balm extract.

  • Nutrafol Blend, 530 mg: This blend contains L-cysteine, L-lysine, L-methionine, solubilized keratin, horsetail stem and leaf extract, Japanese knotweed root extract, black pepper fruit extract, capsicum fruit extract.

Details About Key Ingredients

Sensoril Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha has active components that are important for stress management and reducing anxiety. A 2014 review of trials on the effectiveness of ashwagandha on anxiety found that ashwagandha extract supplementation significantly decreased stress and anxiety compared to placebo.

Tocotrienol Complex
The tocotrienol complex in Nutrafol is derived from full spectrum palm extract. Tocotrienols are a family of vitamin E forms that differ slightly from tocopherols (such as alpha-tocopherol) but may have greater benefits to health.

Tocotrienols have antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory activities and are effective at reducing tumor growth.

Marine Collagen
Collagen is the most abundant structural protein found within our bodies and is prominent in connective tissues and our hair, skin, and nails. Research shows that fish-derived collagen is absorbed up to 1.5 times more efficiently in the body and is more bioavailable than collagen sourced from pigs or cows.

While there is not much research on the effectiveness of collagen on hair loss, collagen provides many essential amino acids, including lysine, which can be beneficial to reducing hair thinning.

Verdict on Claimed Benefits of Nutrafol Women

Below is our summary of the available evidence for the claimed benefits of Nutrafol Women based on the available research:

  • Improves hair growthStrong Evidence
  • Improves hair qualityStrong Evidence
  • Decreases stressGold Star Evidence
  • Improves skin qualityStrong Evidence
  • Improves sleepGold Star Evidence

Safety

In the 6-month clinical study on Nutrafol Women, no side effects were seen in participants from taking this product.

This supplement contains collagen sourced from North Atlantic cod, which may trigger existing fish allergies in some.

Saw palmetto may cause mild side effects, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, headache, decreased libido, and stuffy nose.

Prolonged intake of saw palmetto may also interact with blood-thinning medications and increase the risk of bleeding.

Speak with your doctor before starting a new supplement.

Nutrafol Women’s Balance

Rating Breakdown
  • Support for Claims:4.2
  • Ingredient Safety:2.0
  • Value for the Price:4.0
  • Brand Transparency:5.0

Overall Rating:

3.8

Nutrafol Women’s Balance is formulated for middle-aged women and women going through menopause with thinning hair. It has the support of a clinical study to show that it can be an effective supplement and the proprietary blends contain ingredients that reduce symptoms of hormonal imbalances.

Pros

  • Has clinical study supporting efficacy in middle-aged women and those experiencing menopause
  • Has additional ingredients to support hormonal balance
  • Contains standardized and highly bioavailable forms of ingredients

Cons

  • Contains allergens (fish derived collagen)
  • Taking 4 pills daily for a hair supplement may be cumbersome to some
  • Dependent on mostly proprietary blends, so it is difficult to confirm that all ingredients are in clinically-studied doses

Effectiveness

This supplement is formulated to support hormone balance, hair growth, and hair quality in women ages 45 and older or undergoing menopause.

A single dose of Nutrafol Women’s Balance is four capsules daily. To maximize absorption of fat-soluble ingredients, take it with one meal during the day.

Results from Nutrafol products are generally seen after 3–6 months of consistent use.

Nutrafol Women’s Balance has been studied in menopausal, perimenopausal, and postmenopausal women.

A 2020 study on the hair growth in perimenopausal, menopausal, and postmenopausal women found that Nutrafol Women’s Balance was significantly more effective at improving hair growth and reduced hair shedding by over 32% compared to placebo after six months of use.

Ingredients

In addition to essential vitamins needed for health, Nutrafol Women’s Balance contains ingredients meant to reduce stress, reduce hair thinning by supporting hormonal balance, and improve mood symptoms related to menopause to reduce emotional distress.

Nutrafol Women’s Balance contains:

  • Vitamins: Vitamin A (as beta carotene), vitamin C (as ascorbic acid), vitamin D (as cholecalciferol), biotin (as D-biotin), iodine (from organic kelp), zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate), and selenium (as L-selenomethionine)

  • Synergen Complex Plus, 1,875 mg: This complex contains maca root powder, saw palmetto fruit CO2 extract, hydrolyzed marine collagen Type I and II, ashwagandha root and leaf, curcumin extract, full spectrum pal extract, and astaxanthin.

  • Nutrafol Blend, 480 mg: This blend contains L-cysteine, L-lysine, L-methionine, solubilized keratin, horsetail stem and leaf extract, Japanese knotweed root extract, black pepper fruit extract, capsicum fruit extract.

Details About Key Ingredients

Sensoril Ashwagandha
Similar to Nutrafol Women, Nutrafol Women’s Balance contains Sensoril Ashwagandha for stress relief.

Saw Palmetto
Imbalances of hormones may contribute to female pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia), with this effect becoming more likely after women are in their 40s. Saw palmetto is a botanical extract that blocks androgen hormones such as dihydrotestosterone (DHT, the converted and more potent form of testosterone) and decreases their effects.

A 2020 review on the effects of saw palmetto on hair regrowth found that topical and oral supplements containing saw palmetto helped increased hair quality, hair density, and hair growth in individuals with androgenetic alopecia and telogen effluvium (hair loss from stress).

Maca
Maca root is reported to benefit mood, reproductive health, and libido. In addition, small studies suggest maca may help improve symptoms of anxiety and depression in postmenopausal women and increase sexual function in postmenopausal women taking antidepressants.

In perimenopausal women, maca may reduce symptoms of perimenopause, including hot flashes, interrupted sleep, and mood symptoms.

Verdict on Claimed Benefits of Nutrafol Women’s Balance

Below is our summary of the available evidence for the claimed benefits of Nutrafol Women’s Balance based on the available research:

  • Supports hair growthStrong Evidence
  • Supports hair qualityStrong Evidence
  • Decreases stressGold Star Evidence
  • Clearer skinStrong Evidence
  • Reduces hot flashes and mood irregularitiesStrong Evidence
  • Improves libidoStrong Evidence

Safety

This supplement contains collagen sourced from North Atlantic cod, which may trigger existing fish allergies in some.

In the study for Nutrafol Women’s Balance, no side effects were experienced during the 6-month trial.

Saw palmetto may cause mild side effects, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, headache, decreased libido, and stuffy nose. Prolonged intake of saw palmetto may also interact with blood-thinning medications and increase the risk of bleeding.

According to the manufacturers, the ingredients in Nutrafol have no known interactions with hormone replacement therapy.

You should still speak with your doctor before starting this supplement to be sure that it is appropriate for you.

Nutrafol Postpartum

Rating Breakdown
  • Support for Claims:4.0
  • Ingredient Safety:2.0
  • Value for the Price:4.0
  • Brand Transparency:5.0

Overall Rating:

3.8

Nutrafol Postpartum is a supplement with vitamins to support postpartum nutrient needs and hair growth. Unfortunately, this supplement lacks the strength of a clinical study behind its effectiveness. In addition, some of the ingredients in the Synergen Recovery Complex do not appear to have strong research behind their benefits. Despite this, most of the other ingredients in this supplement are beneficial to health.

Pros

  • Contains additional vitamins and minerals to replenish nutrient stores after pregnancy
  • Contains standardized and highly bioavailable forms of ingredients

Cons

  • Lacking clinical study showing efficacy in postpartum women
  • Dependent on mostly proprietary blends, and some ingredients in Synergen Recovery Complex don’t have strong research supporting benefits
  • Contains allergens (fish derived collagen)
  • Taking 4 pills daily for a hair supplement may be cumbersome to some

Effectiveness

Nutrafol Postpartum was formulated to target the root causes of thinning hair, including nutrient depletion and stress in the first year post-partum.

Nutrafol Postpartumwas designed to be taken after childbirth through the first postpartum year, but potentially longer if you continue to breastfeed after the first year.

If you’ve stopped breastfeeding, then you can switch to the Nutrafol Women’s supplement.

To use Nutrafol Postpartum, take four capsules with a meal to maximize absorption of fat-soluble ingredients.

At the time of writing, there aren’t any clinical trials available on the efficacy of Nutrafol Postpartum on hair growth and quality.

In examining the nutrient list for this supplement, it is noticeable that Nutrafol Postpartum contains more vitamins and minerals, particularly those lost through breastfeeding or inadequately consumed post-partum.

Ingredients

Nutrafol Postpartum contains extra vitamins to support postpartum nutrition and reduce the hair thinning that occurs after birth, has stress-reducing ingredients, and anti-inflammatory ingredients.

Some of the ingredients in the Synergen Recovery complex have wide use in traditional medicine but don’t have much research supporting benefits for postpartum health.

Nutrafol Postpartum contains:

  • Vitamins: Vitamin A (as beta carotene), vitamin C (from camu camu), vitamin D (as cholecalciferol), vitamin B1 (as thiamin hydrochloride), vitamin B2 (as riboflavin), vitamin B3 (as niacinamide), vitamin B5 (as calcium pantothenate), vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride), biotin (as D-biotin), vitamin B9 (as 5-MTHF), vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin), iodine (From organic kelp), selenium (as selenium amino acid chelate), and zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate)

  • Synergen Recovery Complex, 1,210 mg: Contains hydrolyzed marine collagen, omega-3 algae extract, shatavari root extract, L-theanine, apple extract, nettle root extract, full-spectrum palm extract.

  • Postpartum Hair Blend, 410 mg: The Postpartum Hair Blend contains L-cysteine, L-methionine, pea sprout extract, sea buckthorn fruit powder, and L-lysine.

Details About Key Ingredients

Tocotrienol Complex and Marine Collagen
Nutrafol Postpartum shares some ingredients with Nutrafol Women, such as tocotrienol complex for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and hydrolyzed marine collagen to provide essential amino acids to support hair growth.

L-theanine
L-theanine is an amino acid found primarily in green tea and green tea extracts. In a 2017 review, the current research supports L-theanine as an effective ingredient for reducing anxiety, helping memory and attention, and helping brain function, especially when combined with caffeine.

Shatavari
Shatavari is an adaptogen and Ayurvedic herb that may increase breastmilk production during lactation. However, currently, the available research is weak concerning this benefit, according to a 2020 review.

In addition, this adaptogen may help improve hormonal balance and other complications of the female reproductive system by reducing oxidative stress, but there is little research supporting this benefit.

DHA Omega-3
Essential omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) can help reduce inflammation in the body and support the function of your immune system.

Nettle Root Extract
The nettle root extract has been used in postpartum care as a tonic for treating anemia and helping breast milk production, but there are no solid clinical trials to support these claims. Stinging nettle leaves and roots are a source of nutrients, including minerals, protein, fiber, and antioxidants.

Apple Extract
Apple extract (also known as apple pomace) is derived from the peel, stem, seeds, and pulp left from the processing of apples. It is rich in minerals, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and other nutrients. Animal studies and small human trials suggest that apple extract could be beneficial for antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory benefits, antibacterial action, and antiviral action.

Verdict on Claimed Benefits of Nutrafol Postpartum

Below is our summary of the available evidence for the claimed benefits of Nutrafol Postpartum based on the available research:

  • Reduces hair sheddingStrong Evidence
  • Promotes hair growthStrong Evidence
  • Increases hair strengthStrong Evidence
  • Improves sleepStrong Evidence
  • Improves moodStrong Evidence
  • Healthier skin and nailsStrong Evidence

Safety

This supplement contains collagen sourced from fish, which may trigger existing fish allergies.

Nutrafol Postpartum is soy-free, shellfish-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, free of preservatives and binders, does not contain artificial sweeteners or flavors, is 100% drug-free, and hormone-free.

This supplement should not be taken during pregnancy due to stimulation of uterine contractions and is not a replacement for prenatal or postnatal vitamins.

Nutrafol Men

Rating Breakdown
  • Support for Claims:3.7
  • Ingredient Safety:2.0
  • Value for the Price:4.0
  • Brand Transparency:5.0

Overall Rating:

3.7

Nutrafol for Men is formulated to support hair growth, hair quality, and improving hormonal balance that may affect male pattern hair loss. It does have some research supporting its ability to improve hair growth and quality, but the evidence is not very strong on some ingredients to support libido or energy production.

Pros

  • Has clinical trial supporting effectiveness of supplement for hair growth
  • Contains standardized and highly bioavailable forms of ingredients

Cons

  • Dependent on mostly proprietary blends, so it is difficult to confirm that all ingredients are in clinically-studied doses
  • Contains allergens (fish derived collagen)
  • Taking 4 pills daily for a hair supplement may be cumbersome to some

Effectiveness

Nutrafol Core for Men is made to improve hair growth, thickness, and scalp coverage by targeting the root causes of hair thinning without compromising sexual performance.

The Nutrafol Men supplement is very similar to the Nutrafol Women supplement and only differs in the dosing of the Synergen Complex and the Nutrafol Blend included in this supplement.

The dose of the Nutrafol Men supplement is four capsules daily and is best taken with a meal to maximize absorption of fat-soluble ingredients.

Results from Nutrafol products are generally seen after 3-6 months of consistent use.

Nutrafol presented a scientific poster at the 2020 annual meeting for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery on the effectiveness of Nutrafol Men and Women for hair growth in men and women of various ethnicities.

In this prospective study, most men reported significant improvements in hair appearance, quality, volume, thickness, scalp coverage, and reduced hair shedding starting as early as four weeks after beginning supplementation.

Ingredients

Nutrafol Men has a vitamin blend to support hair growth, ingredients to support stress reduction, anti-inflammatory ingredients, and ingredients to reduce the severity of male-pattern hair loss.

Nutrafol Men contains:

  • Vitamins: Vitamin A (as beta carotene), vitamin C (as camu camu fruit extract), vitamin D (as cholecalciferol), biotin (as D-biotin), iodine (from organic kelp), zinc (as zinc amino acid chelate), and selenium (as selenium amino acid chelate).

  • Synergen Complex, 1,720 mg and Nutrafol Blend, 575 mg: Similar to the Nutrafol Women, the Men’s supplement contains the Synergen Complex and the Nutrafol Blend.

Details About Key Ingredients

Tocotrienol Complex and Marine Collagen
Like the other products in the Nutrafol line, Nutafol Men contains a tocotrienol complex for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits and Sensoril Ashwagandha for stress management.

Saw Palmetto
Androgenic alopecia (also known as male pattern hair loss) is a hair loss disorder that affects up to 80% of men by the age of 80. Male pattern hair loss is dependent on androgens (such as testosterone). Saw palmetto may benefit hair growth and hair quality by blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT.

Verdict on Claimed Benefits of Nutrafol Men

Below is our summary of the available evidence for the claimed benefits of Nutrafol Men based on the available research:

  • Improves hair growthStrong Evidence
  • Improves hair thickness and scalp coverageStrong Evidence
  • Improves libidoModerate Evidence
  • Improves sleepStrong Evidence
  • Increases energyModerate Evidence
  • Improves moodStrong Evidence

Safety

In the trial for Nutrafol Men, no side effects were reported among participants.

Saw palmetto may cause mild side effects, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, headache, decreased libido, and stuffy nose.

Prolonged intake of saw palmetto may also interact with blood-thinning medications and increase the risk of bleeding.

This supplement contains collagen sourced from North Atlantic cod, which may trigger existing fish allergies in some.

The manufacturer states that Nutrafol can be combined with other hair procedures, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and transplants.

The ingredients are reported not to have any known interactions with FDA-approved medications used for hair loss.

Cost and Customer Service

The four core Nutrafol hair nutraceuticals cost $88 per bottle when purchasing a single, 1-month supply.

You can save 10% on your purchase with a monthly delivery ($79/bottle) or save 15% if purchasing a 3-month supply ($225 total, $75/bottle).

Each subscription option comes with free naturopathic doctor consultation.

The Targeted Boosters are only available through taking the Hair Wellness Quiz or by purchasing a bundle. The shopping page says that these supplements are $30 each, but when I took the quiz, my Targeted Booster was discounted to $10.

Nutrafol also offers Hair Growth Duos consisting of one of their core hair growth nutraceuticals and a Targeted Booster. The De-Stress, Gut Restore, and The Hairline Defender hair growth duos are $89 each.

A baseline GrowthPlan subscription consists of a monthly bottle of Nutrafol’s core product, monthly access to doctors on-call, and Hair Mineral Analysis (every six months). If you get one of their Targeted Booster supplements, that is also added to your total subscription.

Purchasing these items and services individually would cost $288, but a GrowthPlan subscription is $79/month – this is a great deal.

Nutrafol offers the ability to pause or cancel your subscription at any time. In addition, if you’re not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can get a full refund or exchange up to 30 days from the date of purchase.

How Nutrafol Compares to Alternatives

Nutrafol is the only hair supplement company that offers the support of a naturopathic doctor in their subscription service to address lifestyle changes that may influence hair growth.

This is unique because most hair supplement companies primarily target the nutrition aspect of hair health, either alone or in combination with brand-specific hair care products.

Nutrafol uses a system to support whole-body health with consistent professional support and lab testing.

Prose is an alternative brand that has a 2-in-1 system to address hair needs. Its RootSource supplements consist of two pills. One is their proprietary blend of ingredients, and the other is a blend of ingredients customized to your lifestyle through quiz results.

Prose RootSource has an advantage over Nutrafol in that the company will use your feedback to continue to tailor your hair growth formula.

The company Hims & Hers Health offers Biotin Gummy Vitamins for both men and women. Their gummies are focused on providing vitamins for supporting the growth of hair, skin, and nails.

The brand also has accompanying salon-quality products to use on your hair to support hair growth.

Haircare line Ouai also offers a thinning hair supplement featuring vitamins, amino acids, fish oil, and ashwagandha in addition to their extensive line of hair products.

DeeplyRooted from Hush & Hush and Viviscal are other popular and affordable hair supplements.

Summary

There are many alternatives to Nutrafol that have different features and are cheaper. However, Nutrafol is still an excellent option.

This product is well-suited to someone interested in changing other areas of their lifestyle for their hair health and likes the idea of professional support.

Considering that consultations with naturopathic doctors can be a significant expense on its own, it’s great that Nutrafol offers this as a packaged deal that can help consumers save.

The Bottom Line

Overall, Nutrafol’s line of products appears to be effective in promoting hair growth in a natural way, just as the founders of the company intended.

These supplements are for anyone who has thinning hair and wants to know about other lifestyle changes to support their hair growth.

If you’re someone who already has nice hair without thinning and wants an extra boost to your hair growth, this may be above what you need. Instead, trying one of the alternative supplements listed above may be more suited for your lifestyle.

Before starting any Nutrafol products, I recommend speaking with your doctor to see if they are right for you.

A Word from Our Dietitian

Nutrafol’s line of products can be a good step to improving the health of your hair, but it doesn’t stop there.

Whether you choose only to do the supplement or take advantage of the consultation with the naturopathic doctors, there are things that you can do on your own.

Staying hydrated is vital to maintaining healthy hair. Being dehydrated may increase hair breakage due to a lack of moisture in the body.

The current recommendation for water intake is about 3 liters per day for men and 2.2 liters per day for women, but everyone’s needs are different.

Factors like age, environment, exercise, and dryness of foods eaten may influence your water intake.

What you eat can have a significant impact on your hair. Nutrient deficiencies may increase the rate of hair loss or make it more difficult for your hair to grow.

Aim for a healthy diet made up of various whole foods from each food group to give your body and your hair the nutrition it needs.

Regular exercise may help your hair grow by stimulating blood flow towards the scalp. Increased blood flow means that your head can receive necessary nutrients more frequently to promote growth.

Stress affects hair growth and thinning, so finding ways to relieve stress in a healthy manner is essential.

Lastly, hair growth is also dependent on your use of hair products:

  • Are you using pH-neutral shampoos?
  • Do you regularly use conditioner in your hair?
  • Do certain ingredients (natural or synthetic) increase breakage or other hair troubles?

Don’t be afraid to try new products until you find the one that is best for you.

If you are experiencing hair loss and lifestyle changes are not giving you the desired results, I recommend speaking with a dermatologist who can do a full assessment to see what kind of treatment plan is best for you.

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