HR23+, NUTRAFOL & TRX2: Do They Cure Hair Loss?

It’s the billion dollar question that so many men and women ask: Do hair health supplements actually prevent hair loss and boost hair growth? 

Before we go into this topic,it should be noted that there is no cure for hair loss. If a product or treatment claims otherwise, then they are being untruthful. A cure for common hair loss conditions, such as male/female pattern baldness or alopecia, would result in the complete reversal of the hair loss pattern. There are no products or treatments of any kind that are able to reverse baldness, therefore a cure has not yet been found. 

With that said, there are indeed products and treatments on the market that can help slow down the pattern of hair fall, as well as promote healthy hair growth. It should also be made clear that ‘promoting hair growth’ does not mean ‘stimulation of hair growth where previously lost’. Hair loss products come in many forms, most commonly in supplements, foams, shampoos and liquids. But we ask, do these products actually do anything in the way of preventing baldness and thinning hair? 

In this article, we take a look at hair health supplements and the impact they are having in the hugely competitive, and rather bloated, hair loss treatment industry. We’ve covered a fair few supplements on The Comb Over, so if you’re an avid reader of this blog, you’ll get a fair understanding of where we stand on it, as experts. But if you’re new to the hair loss industry and are seeking solutions for your baldness or thinning hair, then you’ll probably have come across at least one of the three most talked about hair health supplements n the market – HR23+, Nutrafol and TRX2. 

So, what are these three hair supplements and can they really, and we mean REALLY, prevent hair loss and help sustain healthy hair growth? Well, let’s take a look at each of these supplement powerhouses to give you an idea of what they are, what they claim, and most importantly of all, if they actually work.  

HR23+
What is it?: HR23+ is a new and advanced capsule that is designed to slow down hair loss and help promote stronger hair growth in men and women suffering from early stages of balding and thinning hair. HR23+ is packed with 23 key beneficiary ingredients that can prevent the production of DHT and encourage hair to grow thicker, stronger and faster. 

How does it rate?: Based on customer reviews and testimonials, HR23+ rates extremely well with their users, particularly with women battling thinning hair.
How much does it cost?: HR23+ costs between £45-£50 per bottle, which lasts for one month. However, bottles can be purchased for as low as £35 if you buy this product in multi-pack deals.
What’s the science behind it?: The funny thing is, HR23+ seem keen to distance themselves from the ‘science’ factor, and instead focus on delivering a pure hair beneficiary supplement using tried, tested and proven ingredients that have shown to be effective for hair in past studies – what’s more, they’re all packed into one potent pill. 



NUTRAFOL
What is it?: NUTRAFOL® – a ‘smart’ supplement, with natural nutraceutical ingredients specifically designed to target the multiple root causes of hair loss, including blocking the DHT hormone without any harmful side effects, revitalises and restores follicles to help prevent hair loss and reverse thinning hair. 
How does it rate?: Based on customer reviews and testimonials, Although not as convincing as HR23+, Nutrafol does rate moderately well with their users.
How much does it cost?: Nutrafol costs around £60 per bottle, which lasts for one month. This does appear to be rather expensive, and there is no evidence of multi-pack savings deals.
What’s the science behind it?: NUTRAFOL® leverages the multi-dimensional properties of potent therapeutic plants, and their full spectrum of phyto-chemicals, which they suggest has the capacity to full their claims of blocking DHT and stimulating hair growth. 

TRX2
What is it?:
While conducting pre-clinical studies on hair loss, the researchers claimed they  could stop hair loss and promote hair growth by combining powerful nutritional stimulants (Potassium, BCAA, Nicotinamide) with a pure form of a naturally-generated substance (L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate). This development targets the stimulation of potassium ion channels* within hair follicles.

How does it rate?: TRX2 has a bit of a mixed bag as far as reviews go. The feeling suggests this supplement has gained far too many bad reviews and testimonials for it to be truly credible.
How much does it cost?: TRX2 costs between £45-£50 per bottle, which lasts for one month. However, bottles can be purchased for lower if you buy this product in multi-pack deals..
What’s the science behind it?: Stimulating potassium ion channels. Apparently this is something scientists have missed over the past 60 years… 

Which one do you choose? 
So, these are the best three hair supplements on the market, but which one will work best for your hair? As with any product you use, it really does depend on your genetics. As all these three products clearly state, results do vary with each individual. The question you should ask yourself is: Which one of these three supplements will work best on your hair?

There’s no doubt about it, each of these supplements must be in some way effective, because if they weren’t, they wouldn’t have repeat customers who can confirm they have noticed considerable change in their hair. Hair loss forums are filled with sceptical comments suggesting these types of hair products are scams, but we should consider each of our bodies react differently to different formulas. NUTRAFOL could work impressively on Patient A, but less effectively on Patient B. The same applies to HR23+ and TRX2. It really does depend on your genetics and your hair structure. Also, if you are completely bald and expecting a miracle cure for hair loss, then none of these supplements are likely to help you. Each of these supplements are designed for patients suffering from early stages of balding and thinning hair. 

How to choose which supplement to take? 
The final decision is entirely up to you. Many people decide to trial each supplement for a minimum of three months, and then evaluate which one showed the most positive results. This is a long process but very effective in finding out which one works best for you. As stated above, reading user reviews and testimonials won’t get you very far, because what works for some may not work for others. 

Cautions: Always consult with your doctor before taking supplements, especially if you are on medication. Also, check to see if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in a herbal supplement before using. Always purchase expensive supplements like these from the official company or reputable resellers.

Guest post by Tommy Stinston

New HR23+ Capsules Are Better for Hair Growth

It seems HR23+ have been listening to their customers, so much so, that they’ve changed the form of their tablet to a much more favoured capsule. Upon gathering feedback from regular male and female users of HR23+, something had to give. So, gone are t…

New Hair Treatment Releases by TRX2

We were beginning to think things were going a little quiet over at Oxford BioLabs, and judging by their latest two product releases, we can now see why. Oxford BioLabs have released two new products that they claim can further treat the pattern o…

The Hair Loss Treatment Awards 2015

As another year comes to a close, we thought we’d do our usual Hair Loss Treatment Awards, because our readers seem to love it so much. So, from all our testing and reviewing, here are The Hair Loss Treatment Awards 2015. All the winners are of our opi…

HR23+ IS Just Fine for Hair Loss

If you’re an avid user or follower of HR23+ then you’ll probably have been made aware of the slight confusion surrounding its Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF) additive in the scalp therapy treatment serum. UK Trading Standards were concerned that …

How Do We Rate the Best Selling Hair Loss Treatment Supplements?


OK, so we’ve been asked to do this for quite some time now, but for some reason we just never quite got round to it. So, without further ado, here is a list of our best 5 hair loss treatment supplements of all time. Please note, this list is based on our opinions only, therefore we always feel it is important to state that each product’s effectiveness varies in each individual case. 

So, from the expert panel of Anna, Omar and myself (Karl), this is how we rate four of the best selling hair supplements on the market today…  

Procerin


This famous supplement was the best selling hair pill for men in the States, last time we heard, and if you’ve been conducting some supplement research of your own then you’ll have bound to come across Procerin. This isn’t a bad old supplement, but many hair supplements have come along since Procerin with newer and more advanced formulas. Procerin also does a scalp therapy foam, which could be worth a try if you’re particularly thinning at the top.  

How we rate Procerin (out of 10)
Anna = 
Omar =
Karl = 
Overall rating =  6/10

TRX2


Bursting onto the scene in 2011, TRX2 claimed it could beat hair loss through a completely different method to its competitors. This method involved stimulating hair follicles through potassium channels, which gave many men and women around the world real hope that this could actually be the closest thing we have to a hair loss cure. The result? Well, TRX2 is really nothing more than a vitamin tablet with the addition of potassium – it certainly isn’t a cure for balding, or anything close. The additives are pretty good though, so we’re still fans of this Oxford based supplement, but perhaps we just don’t hold the same enthusiasm as we used to.  

How we rate TRX2 (out of 10)
Anna = 
Omar =
Karl = 
Overall rating =  5/10

HR23+

 

Why do we go on about HR23+ so much? Well, simply because it’s a bloody good hair health supplement, and unlike many of its rivals, it actually works. HR23+ is a no messing, straight down to business kinda supplement, packed with key essential hair beneficiary ingredients that have been proven to enhance hair health in men and women. If you’ve not tried this quite awesome pill yet, then be sure to give it a go – we bet you’ll see some pretty radical results in no time!

How we rate HR23+ (out of 10)
Anna = 
Omar =
Karl = 
Overall rating =  8/10

Viviscal

The reason Viviscal has become so popular is because the brand have spent huge on advertising. Ingredient wise, this supplement is pretty decent, and we certainly wouldn’t turn people away from using it. It won’t cure hair loss but it might, just might, enhance the thickness of your hair.   

How we rate Viviscal (out of 10)
Anna = 
Omar =
Karl = 
Overall rating =  6.5/10

Fair Trade: Why is HR23+ so Expensive?


Ok, so it might be one of the fastest selling hair health supplements on the market, but many people still have a few reservations about HR23+, and one of them is its price. 


At £49.99 per bottle, which gives you a total of four weeks usage, HR23+ certainly isn’t one of the most cheaper hair health brands that you’re likely to come across. So, why is HR23+ such a pricey product? Well, let’s investigate this supplement further and do our best to justify this hefty price tag.

We’ve had a few discussions on forums and over social media with men and women that are keen to try HR23+ hair tablets, but are immediately put off by the price. People seem reluctant to purchase HR23+ because they believe all the ingredients in this supplement can be purchased separately for a much more cheaper monthly cost. Is this true? Well, it’s not quite that simple, as we’re about to explain… 

We conducted some extensive research on all the ingredients in HR23+, to see how exactly how much the price compared. Here are our findings… 
  • One bottle of HR23+ costs £49.99 from their official website. You can also get HR23+ at just £39.99 per bottle if you purchase them in multi-packs, but for the purpose of our research, we’ll price this product at £50.
  • We went through each and every ingredient in this product and researched online how much the ingredients would come to if they were all bought separately. The cheapest we could replicate HR23+’s ingredients came to £135, based on 12 supplements – some with individual ingredients and others with multiple ingredients. 

Purchasing the ingredients separately amounts to almost three times the cost of one bottle of HR23+, proving the point that you are actually getting far more value from this supplement than many sceptics would suggest. 


Also, what you need to bear in mind is the dosage amounts. Taking 23 separate supplements every day cannot be good or safe for the body. Our bodies need to digest healthily, and over-dosages can potential be harmful or have no effect at all. What you get with HR23+ is a safe supplement that comes with the convenience of taking just two pills every day, rather then taking a ridiculous amount that are either unsafe or have no lasting effect on your hair. 

What Hair Loss Products are Genuine & Which ones are Scams?


We don’t work for anyone or endorse products of any kind, here at Comb Over, but we do like to keep our readers informed about everything hair loss related, and that includes updates about products and treatments on the market. 

If early stages of hair loss is beginning to worry you, then you’ll have probably started your search for a solution by now. There are literally hundreds of products and treatments readily available on the market that make outrageous claims about curing hair loss in both men and women, but the reality is, most of these products just don’t work.

So, just what are the best products and treatments readily available that can help with hair loss in any way possible? Well, the bad news is there isn’t a cure for baldness, but the good news is there are indeed products out there that can benefit your hair immensely. If you’re looking for a way to slow down and prevent hair loss then there are realistic options available for you to combat hair loss safely and effectively.


To help you avoid being scammed and wasting your money, here is a list of some of the best and worst hair loss products available on the market. Check out the ones to try and the ones to avoid…

Avoid
Hair Formula 37
Rating 

Ok, so none of us here at Comb Over have tired Hair Formula 37, but from looking at the product alone, this does look like it could be an absolute scam. This three step system is just a gimmicky way of squeezing more money out of you. Because they can’t market this supplement as a ‘hair loss cure’, they’ve clearly marketed it towards young women looking to grow their hair faster. Does Hair Formula 37 grow your hair any faster? We highly doubt it. 

Avoid
Hair Again by John Kelby
Rating 


I don’t think I’ve laughed so much as I did when I read this rather pathetic book by John Kelby. Hair Again is an e-book that claims it can cure any stage of hair loss through some tried and tested principles, safely and effectively. The truth is, this book is a load of nonsense. It’s going to take a lot more than berry potions and a bunch of herbs to stop balding. This book has got ‘get rich quick’ written all over it. Please avoid this rubbish at all costs! 

Avoid
Herbal H
Rating 

Just when you think it couldn’t possibly get any worse, it has! Herbal H has got scam written all over it. This ‘revolutionary’ hair growth spray is nothing more than a private label of the Chinese spray, YUDA. If you’re looking for an effective scalp therapy treatment, then look no further than Regaine foams. Regaine is one of very few topical applications you can afford to trust in today’s scam-filled hair loss market. 

Try
Alpecin Shampoo
Rating 

Ok, let’s get one thing straight – Alpecin shampoo is not and doesn’t claim to be a cure for hair loss. But, with that said, it can act as a hair energiser, stimulating hair follicles which in turn can be excellent for strong hair growth. Cases will vary with each individual, but at just £5 per bottle, you should definitely consider trying this caffeine shampoo if you’re a man suffering from thinning hair. 

Avoid
TRX2
Rating 

Since its launch in 2011, TRX2 has been the fastest selling hair health supplement in Europe. With its unique theories and hair loss studies, this was the most highly anticipated pill for hair loss that the market had ever known. But, after some legal complications and a lot of negative reviews from users, TRX2 is now looked upon with much scepticism. If you strip everything down to the tablet itself – it’s nothing more than a vitamin tablet with the addition of potassium. If, like thousands of other men and women, you’d like to try it, then go ahead – but at £45 per bottle, it’s probably best to seek alternative treatments that stand a better chance of working. 


Try
Viviscal
Rating 

We’ve never had a bad thing to say about Viviscal, but we don’t rave about it either. We classify this as an averagely decent supplement that many men could benefit from using. The ingredients look good but it could be a little pricey for most guys. Early reviews suggest Viviscal can have excellent effects, but this innovative supplement seems to gain more sales from its female counterpart product. If you’ve tried other supplements that haven’t worked for you, then Viviscal should be one for you to consider. 

Avoid
Provillus
Rating 


Provillus is one of the best selling hair health pills in the USA, but we remain sceptical about this supplement. If you’re looking for a potent supplement to slow down and prevent hair loss then Provillus probably isn’t for you. The reason this supplement is so successful is not due to its results, but more down to the fact it was one of the first of its kind to be released on the market. Now there are hundreds of supplements like this, all promising the same thing. 


Try
HR23+
Rating 

HR23+ is a terrific supplement for the prevention of hair loss and promotion of healthy hair growth. This new and advanced supplement is packed with excellent hair beneficiary ingredients that work in conjunction with one another for effective results. The reviews have been extremely promising and its popularity has grown tremendously since it launched in 2014. If you’re looking to tackle early stages of hair loss then HR23+ is definitely worth a try. Expect to pay over £40 a month for this hair health solution. 

Try
Hair Oil by White Label
Rating 

Ok, so White Label’s Hair Oil isn’t a hair loss treatment as such, but it does come packed with some pretty potent ingredients that can increase the volume and strength of your hair. This affordable solution is a great option to take alongside a more potent treatment for multiple effects. 

Try
Dermaheal Hair Serum
Rating 


Again, Dermaheal isn’t a hair loss cure or a hair growth serum, but it can definitely benefit your hair in the way of health, volume and texture. For best results try using this popular serum in conjunction with a potent supplement. 

Avoid
MediGro Hair Loss Formulation
Rating 

MediGro is affordable, but it’s not anywhere near as effective as some of the other hair supplements available on the market. This new and improved formula may work for you to a certain extent, but it’s highly doubtful you’ll see major results from using this. If you’re willing to spend a little more on your hair, then we’d recommend avoiding this supplement in favour of something much more advanced. 

An Effective Routine To Stop Hair Loss and Promote Hair Growth



Guest post by K Ashton.  


Ok, so if you’re an avid reader of my blog you’ll know it’s not secret I’m a bit of a hair loss nerd. I’ve been suffering from hair loss since I was in my mid twenties and, through trial and error, I’ve tried a host of products and treatments to get to where I am today.

I am now 31 and I have finally managed to stop my hair loss by going through a simple routine that seems to work for me. I think we can safely say that results with each individual will vary, so this routine may not work for you as well as it has for me, but it’s definitely worth trying. What have you got to lose, right? 

Live Well

Honestly, I can’t stress this point enough. By eating healthy and exercising regularly, you’ll give your hair the best chance of growing faster and stronger. I wouldn’t say I was out of shape in my mid twenties, but once I made a few alterations to my eating and exercise pattern I did notice some extraordinary changes in my hair growth. 


Now, I’m not saying you should go from one extreme to another, but just take note of what you eat and how it can benefit your hair. Providing your hair follicles with key hair beneficiaries like green apples, rice, vegetables and high proteins, your hair will stand a far better chance of growing faster and stronger. 

Topical Treatments

I have tried more topical solutions than I can to remember. Minoxidil, serums, foams, shampoos, you name it I’ve tried it! It took quite a bit of trial and error to find a way of slowing my hair loss down, and this is something you should be willing to go through as well if you are serious about keeping on to your hair.

I currently use Head & Shoulders Endurance Shampoo, with the occasional use of Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo. Of all the hundreds of shampoos I have tried, these are the two that have worked best for me. My hair looks much thicker and fuller in volume since I started using these shampoos. I also use pure minoxidil liquid at 3-5%, with occasional use of HR23+ KGF serum – both have helped slow down my hair loss dramatically. 

Supplements

I have made it pretty clear on my blog that I refuse to use Propecia (finasteride), so for over five years I made it my mission to find a natural, side-effect-free supplement that could potentially slow down and stop my hair falling out. After trying tens of products, I finally settled on HR23+ hair restoration tablets, which worked so well for my hair. I use these tablets in conjunction with the topical treatments mentioned above and my hair has seen incredible benefits from this routine. 

Like I said, different treatments work for different people, so it is definitely worth trying things out for you to know exactly what works for you. If you suffer from early balding like me then there is every chance you’ll find something that can work for you both safely and effectively. 

Here is my full hair loss treatment programme that has worked for me (prices are the cost of the product):

  • Shampoo: Head & Shoulders Endurance (£4.99) – I use this daily.
  • Shampoo: Alpecin Double Effect (£7.99) – I use this once a week.
  • Topical Solution: Pure Minoxidil (£29.99) – I use this every other day.
  • Topical Solution: HR23+ KGF Serum (£44.99) – I use this every other month.
  • Supplement: HR23+ Hair Restore Tablets (£49.99) – I use this daily. 
——————————————————————————————————————————————

Visit K Ashton‘s hair loss diary, My Battle With Hair Loss.

Pills For Treating Hair Loss: Do They Actually Work?

It’s a question we get asked frequently: Can pills stop hair loss and promote new hair growth? The supplement form of hair loss treatments seem to be the most intriguing for most of us. Many remain sceptical about topical treatments such as serums, shampoos, sprays and foams, so there seems to be a much higher regard for oral treatments. 


Since Comb Over formed in 2012, we have been solely committed to bringing our readers honest and insightful articles and reviews on everything hair loss related. We’ve tried a fair few hair supplements over the past three years, and although some have demonstrated good results, others have been a complete waste of time.

What’s Hot and What’s Not! 
Your Complete Hair Loss Supplement Guide

Here, we take you through seven popular hair loss treatment supplements that we have tried since 2012, and give you a brief run down on how good (or bad) they really are. If you’ve tried any of these popular supplements, then please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below. 

Viviscal Man
Hair Growth Programme
Product Description: Viviscal Man dietary supplements contain the exclusive marine complex AminoMar® – a rich compound of marine extracts. Plus Zinc, Vitamin C, Horsetail Extract and Flax Seed, to nourish hair from within. Viviscal claims to have an 81% success rate.
Test Period: 2014 (for six months)
Positives: Showed slight decrease of hair fall and increase of hair density.
Negatives: No evidence of new hair growth.
Price: £50 per month
Rating: 

Phytophanere
Dietary Supplement



Product Description: Phyto is a dietary supplement comprised of natural elements, each daily dose provides all the nourishing vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants needed to promote healthy hair growth, strengthen nails, illuminate skin, and fortify lashes.
Test Period: 2014 (for three months)
Positives: Hair appeared slightly shinier and healthier. 
Negatives: Hair loss was just as frequent with no new hair growth.
Price: £35 per month.
Rating: 

HR23+
Hair Restoration Tablets


Product Description: HR23+ is a new and advanced hair health formula designed to stop hair loss and promote healthy hair growth in men and women that suffer from early stages of hair loss.
Test Period: 2015 (for three months, ongoing)
Positives: Has slowed down hair loss considerably and increased thickness and density of hair. 
Negatives: Very little new hair growth as of yet.
Price: £45 per month
Rating: 

Provillus
Hair Regrowth Treatment



Product Description: Provillus Hair Regrowth for Men is a natural dietary supplement offering a powerful combination of herbs and essential nutrients to support healthy hair.
Test Period: 2012 (for three months)
Positives: Slight slowing down of hair loss during the first two months. 
Negatives: No clear results after the first two months.
Price: £30 per month
Rating: 

TRX2
Molecular Hair Growth Supplement


Product Description: TRX2 claims to prevent hair loss and regrow hair by maintaining the membrane potential of hair follicles, stimulating the de novo synthesis of potassium channels, restoring potassium channel activity/functionality, and hyperpolarising hair follicles.
Test Period: 2013 (for six months)
Positives: Hair appeared slightly healthier. 
Negatives: No evidence of hair loss stoppage and no new hair growth. Overpriced.
Price: £45 per month
Rating: 

Procerin
Thinning Hair Food Supplement For Men

Product Description: TRX2 is a hair food supplement that helps maintain healthy hair growth in men that suffer from thinning hair.
Test Period: 2012 (for six months)
Positives: Excellent results during the first three months with slowing down of hair loss. 
Negatives: Results subsided after the initial three month treatment period.
Price: £30 per month
Rating: 

Nutrafol
Hair Dietary Supplement


Product Description: Nutrafol is a first-of-its-kind preventative formula-powered by our patent pending Synergen Complex-applies recent biotechnology breakthroughs in ingredients research to revive hair production in the scalp and follicles.
Test Period: 2014 (for three months)
Positives: Really good branding and impressive ingredients. 
Negatives: The results were minimal in hair loss prevention and hair growth promotion.
Price: £50 per month
Rating: