Hairfluence All Natural Hair Growth: Does it Work?

Product: HAIRFLUENCE – All Natural Hair Growth Formula, 60 ct.
Price: $21.04
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com
Guarantee:  100% money back guarantee
Overall: 8/10

Amazon.com advertises Hairfluence by Zhou Nutrition as one of the best hair loss products on the market. It is marketed to both men and women of all ages.  But does it stand up to the hype?


 

Ingredients – what’s in Hairfluence?

First of all, this product is both gluten-free and made from non-GMO ingredients, which are both positives in my book.

I really appreciate how Zhou Nutrition lays out all the ingredients in their product, and describes what each ingredient is for. After having researched and tried so many of these products, this level of transparency and clarity is RARE and speaks positively for the product.

Using this information, I want to dig a little deeper into the claims, so we can decide whether this is worth trying.

BIOTIN
Prevents hair loss, breakage & promotes overall healthy hair; for both existing hair and new growth.

==> This is true – read more about Biotin on this blog here.

bambooBAMBOO EXTRACT (Providing 70% Silica)
Bamboo extract naturally contains a high concentration of Silica, an essential nutrient that nourishes vital tissues in hair, skin & nails; encourages a healthier, more youthful appearance.

==> This is also true, and while we haven’t yet reviewed silica products separately, they have been discussed in the context of our bone broth/hydrolyzed collagen review.

COLLAGEN (Hydrolyzed)
Natural antioxidant providing 18 essential amino acids found to generate faster, healthier cell growth in hair, skin & nails.

==> See above. Collagen is CRUCIAL in resolving any variety of hair loss situation. Hairfluence is right on the money for including it.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
Naturally-Occurring compound found in many foods; aids the body’s production of collagen, promoting supple skin & hair.

==>MSM helps maintain structural proteins and works closely with keratin.

KERATIN
Naturally-Occurring protein in the body; aids in protecting and repairing damaged hair.

==> Also true.

VITAMIN C
Antioxidant that enhances immune function at a cellular level to promote healthy hair & skin.

pregnant womanFOLATE (as folic acid)
Promotes the development of healthy DNA, which controls healthy tissue growth and cell activity.

==> Interesting side note: the presence of folate in prenatal vitamins is one reason why women so commonly report improved hair appearance and growth while pregnant!

VITAMIN B12
Essential to red blood cell formation, which carries oxygen to scalp and hair follicles.

==>True.

VITAMIN A
Antioxidant promoting formation and maintenance of healthy cells.

==>Also true!

VITAMIN D3
Promotes the creation of new hair follicles and may “wake up” dormant follicles, providing fuller & more voluminous hair.

==>Definitely true. We will be discussing the critical importance of Vitamin D3 in a future blog post.

THIAMIN(E)
Promotes lush, strong hair.

==>Also true, and as another interesting sidenote – thiamin also has a calming effect on the nervous system, which helps indirectly combat a common cause of hair loss, which is STRESS!

One thing worth noting: this product does not contain any of the usual suspect herbal ingredients, like Saw Palmetto, Aloe Vera, Rosemary, Chamomile, or Lavender. Zhou Nutrition approaches their solution to hair loss from a more scientific, vitamin-and-mineral deficiency perspective instead of one that branches out to herbal alternatives.

Who Should Take Hairfluence?

Hairfluence is advertised as a hair loss prevention supplement for both men and women. In researching this product, I found reviews from both men and women, discussing their experiences with the supplement. I’ve also seen reviews from older and younger people, and people of a wide range of ethnicities. Note: Hairfluence is not suggested for pregnant women.

The Good

Out of the hundreds of positive reviews that I’ve read of Hairfluence for hair growth, one thing that stood out was so many women saying that they heard about it from their hairdressers of all places. And that when the supplements started working, the hairdressers noticed and commented on the appearance!

 

Others noted a distinct thickening and strengthening effect from the vitamins, as opposed to strictly growth. A lot of people who don’t have hair loss or balding specifically still have concerns about fine and/or brittle hair – these users noticed a massive difference in hair strength after taking Harfluence

Most women said they saw results within 2-4 weeks. I will say this: people who like it really like it. There are reviews from people who’ve been using it for many months, as well as from people who’ve tried lots of other products on the market for hair loss.

The Bad

Negative experiences with Hairfluence aren’t too tough to find. Some users say that they didn’t notice a difference, or didn’t notice much of a difference after dedicated use.

The biggest complaint I saw was the possibility of breakouts: several people reported issues with acne and/or  rashes after starting this supplement. Others said it did work for their fingernails, but not their hair. A few people noted increased headaches. So, as with any product (and ESPECIALLY hair loss products) some people will have negative or allergic reactions to some of the ingredients.

Overall

For around $21 for a one-month supply, Hairfluence rings in in as one of the more affordable hair loss supplements on the market. So for people on a limited budget (which is a lot of us!), I’d recommend trying Hairfluence as an all-in-one strategy: it’s simply much cheaper to take one single vitamin than buying individual or speciality vitamins or specialized shampoos individually.

thumbs upWith 4.5 stars out of over 1,600 reviews on Amazon.com at the time of this blog post, it’s clear that Hairfluence is helping plenty of people suffering from hair loss. On this basis alone, it is worth a try.

After my research, my biggest concern with this supplement is the possibility of an acne breakout. If you are already acne-prone, it might be worth the risk since the worst case scenario would be more of the same. For those with sensitive skin, or who have their acne under control, I would be cautious and start with a half dose (one pill) and work my way up to two daily, and discontinue use if acne got worse during that time.

Because I’m currently having issues with acne, I won’t be taking this until I get it under control, but I am definitely curious after reading so many glowing reviews. It will be on my radar for another fun experiment, when my skin clears up! I will be sure to update this blog with my results!

One recommendation I would make for anyone taking this vitamin: also include a nightly scalp massage with rosemary essential oil. This will help you “cover your bases” since Hairfluence is a straight-up vitamin-and-mineral supplement and doesn’t include many of the proven herbal and natural cures for hair loss in its ingredients list.

Curious about Hairfluence? Try it today.

Questions or comments? Already tried Hairfluence? Leave a comment and let us know about your experience. Your feedback is always appreciated!

Thanks for reading,

Penelope

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20 thoughts on “Hairfluence All Natural Hair Growth: Does it Work?”

  • 18
    James Crabtree on June 17, 2017 Reply

    Just so I am clear is the product a pill you take or is it like a oil you rub in?

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      Penelope on June 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi James -thanks for the question. This is a pill that you take by mouth daily.

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    Irma on June 17, 2017 Reply

    Hello and thank you for this wonderful review!

    A few years ago I was searching for information like this for my teenager. She ended up taking the hair, skin and nails gummies that we bought at Costco. If it ever happens again, I will be looking at this product, as it sounds like a good quality supplement.

    What do you suppose is in this product that aggravates acne?

    • 21
      Penelope on June 17, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for the great question! I’m glad you had some luck with the costco supplements for your daughter. I suspect that some of the people who have bad acne outbreaks when using Hairfluence are either od-ing on vitamins by also taking a normal multivitamin (and therefore stressing the body to release the extra vitamins) OR they have an innate sensitivity to biotin. That’s just a guess, though.

  • 22
    Amanda on June 18, 2017 Reply

    Hey Penelope, really great writer up thank you! I agree, any product that is gluten free and GMO free is a win for me too.
    How do you suggest using the rosemary oil in conjunction (as in would you add a couple of drops directly to your scalp and massage in?) I’m not that familiar with oils so would be keen to hear how others use them.

    I really like the idea of both, so I can strengthen and cure at the same time. I look forward to hearing your review and hope your skin clears up soon 🙂

    • 23
      Penelope on June 18, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for the question, Amanda! I think that essential oil massages can be pretty free-form, but you should always dilute the straight essential oil in a small amount of carrier oil (like coconut oil) before applying to your scalp. The massage can focus on the areas near your hairloss but should include the entire scalp for maximum benefit. This can be a great routine for partners to get into, exchanging 2 minute scalp massages before bed…there are very few people who DISLIKE the feeling of a scalp massage!

  • 24
    JR Andrade on June 18, 2017 Reply

    Hi Penelope, thanks for this review. I am always fascinated when I read supplements like these that we really all need yet we tend to ignore, not because we don’t want, but only because we don’t know yet. Now that I know, I’d really consider this. Most supplements, or let us say Vitamins, focus more on the common ones like preventing colds, boosting our immune system, etc. What we actually miss out more often is helping prevent hair loss and on the other side of the spectrum, aiding in producing more of it. Thanks again Penelope for this. Very helpful =)

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      Penelope on June 18, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for the great comment, and it’s definitely helpful to view our bodies and vitamin needs as extending beyond our immune system/keeping ourselves from getting colds. Our bodies are so many other things! While it’s true that immune function is probably tied up in each function of the body to some extent, it makes sense to look at something like hair growth as having certain nutritional needs. People who can correct hair loss with supplements aren’t just lucky, they’re giving their bodies what they need.

  • 26
    Deep on June 19, 2017 Reply

    Great review, my mom it starting to reach that age where she starts to lose more of her hair, I am going to do more research on this product and hopefully, it can help out my mom in her situation, thanks for sharing.

    • 27
      Penelope on June 19, 2017 Reply

      Glad you found my site, and you sound like a good son! Be sure to check out my other resources and reviews, and feel free to send her here directly!

  • 28
    Claudette on June 20, 2017 Reply

    Hairfluence sounds really promising. With a score of 4.5 out of 1600 reviews that speaks volumes by itself. The other important aspect is 100% guarantee. I think those two factors alone makes this worth trying if you are interested in strengthening hair, nails, and skin. Thanks for sharing.

    • 29
      Penelope on June 20, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for the great comment, I’m also very encouraged by these numbers!

  • 30
    Neil on June 20, 2017 Reply

    With thinning air in my mid 30’s, I’ve tried a number of hair growth products from herbal capsules to oils to foam. But none have had any impact on my hair. Maybe I was just expecting dreadlocks overnight or something lol.

    But looking at this Hairfluence, not only is it amazing value for money but seems to have a lot of ingredients for both protecting hair and contributing towards hair regrowth.

    Also from the Amazon reviews, customers seem to be impressed by the results. Which gets a BIG thumbs up from me. 🙂 However, I can see why the negative reviews would put folks off from using it. But at the end of the day, we are all different. It’s the same with medication… What works for one person, may not work for somebody else.

    Thanks for the review, and at roughly 20 dollars, it’s definitely worth a try.

    Neil

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      Penelope on June 20, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for the feedback, it’s always good to hear from other people who’ve been dealing with this issue at length. I agree that the potential downsides to this supplement seem outweighed considerably by the possible benefits. Hopefully you have some luck with it!

  • 32
    Deborah on June 22, 2017 Reply

    Thank you for this article. It was very educational on the different vitamins and what they do and how Hairfluence would actually be very good for you except for the acne part. It also has a cheap price tag at $21 which is good for those of us on a budget. Thanks again!

    • 33
      Penelope on June 22, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for the feedback, come back and let us know if you try Hairfluence!

  • 34
    Marta on June 24, 2017 Reply

    does this help to people that lost their hair?

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      Penelope on June 24, 2017 Reply

      Yes, it helps regrow hair for people who’ve gone bald or experience thinning. Read some reviews and decide if it’s right for you!

  • 36
    Vanessa on June 29, 2017 Reply

    Thanks for this review. A question for you: I stopped changing hair colors so frequently for a couple of years now and I only get my roots colored and highlighted every 2-3 months.

    My hairdresser and I noticed however that my hair is literally breaking apart (it’s not splitting) and I have random short chunks which were never cut in the first place and I have very long hair.

    I’m so confused about because my hairdresser only colors the parts that needs to be done (which is like 2 inches or so) and leaves the rest alone. I take good care of my hair and I stopped straightening it. I only blow dry it and I also use dry shampoo so that I don’t stress the hair too much washing it.

    I’m wondering if this supplement will minimize my damage as my hairdresser blames my highlights for doing this. My natural hair colour is an ugly dark ashy blond (I was a golden blonde as a kid) and I can’t see myself not coloring it blonde. Would this supplement help? Any advice is welcome.

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      Penelope on June 30, 2017 Reply

      I think this supplement will help in your situation. It sounds like the dye is non-negotiable, so what you want is to strengthen existing hair and encourage new growth. I’d say give it a shot and see if it helps!

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