About Viviscal Hair Growth

If you’re losing your hair, you may have heard about Viviscal Hair Growth, a daily dietary supplement that claims to help you reduce shedding and achieve fuller, thicker-looking hair. In addition, you may have been intrigued by Viviscal’s claim to be 100% drug free with no sulfates, parabens, or chemicals included.

While it’s true that any effective hair growth supplement would be worth its weight in gold, can Viviscal really help you achieve this, and is it worth the high price? We did some research and here’s what we found.

How Viviscal Works

Whether your hair loss is due to hormonal changes, age, stress, poor diet, or any other factor, you’re probably looking for something to address it. With this in mind, Viviscal Hair Growth claims that their scientifically formulated, clinically proven, drug free hair growth products for men and women provide an answer to thicker and fuller looking hair.

The product’s manufacturer claims that Viviscal is the result of more than 20 years of continuous research and development, and that its benefits are supported by 7 clinical studies (see more about this in the Bottom Line section). Based on this research, Viviscal Hair Growth is claimed to provide essential vitamins and nutrients, as well as a proprietary AminoMar Marine Complex, which can nourish your hair from the inside out, as well as from the outside in.

Viviscal Hair Growth products include:

  • Extra Strength Supplement for Women – Claims to be the #1 selling hair growth supplement in the U.S. by providing your hair with the essential nutrients it needs to look its best.
  • Extra Strength Supplement for Men – Similar to the women’s supplement, but with a slightly different ingredient formulation targeted at men’s needs.
  • Gentle Shampoo – Exfoliates your scalp and cleanses your hair, creating an ideal environment for growth. Claims to work on all hair types and to be suitable for everyday use.
  • Moisturizing Conditioner – An ultra light conditioner that claims to nourish, soften, and condition your scalp and hair. Claims to work on all hair types and to be suitable for everyday use.
  • Hair & Scalp Serum – A topical hair solution that claims to help prevent heat-related damage and breakage, while also giving your hair a fuller, thicker appearance.
  • Hair Filler Fibers – Microscopic, electrostatically charged fibers that instantly volumize for thicker looking hair. Claims to last in wind and rain and to easily wash out with shampoo.
  • Viviscal Extra Strength Starter Kit – Includes Extra Strength Dietary Supplements, travel size shampoo and conditioner, Travel Compact with hairbrush, mirror, and tablet case, and the Guide to Fuller, Thicker Hair.
  • Viviscal Extra Strength Deluxe Kit – Includes Extra Strength Dietary Supplements, full size shampoo and conditioner bottles, travel size shampoo and conditioner, Travel Compact with hairbrush, mirror, and tablet case, and the Guide to Fuller, Thicker Hair.

According to the Viviscal website, you should take 2 capsules per day and should experience results within 3-6 months.

Viviscal Hair Growth Pricing & Refund Policy

If purchased directly through the manufacturer, Viviscal Hair Growth products are priced as follows:

  • Viviscal Extra Strength Supplement (Women & Men): $49.99 for 1-month supply; $119.97 for 3-month supply.
  • Gentle Shampoo: $19.99
  • Moisturizing Conditioner: $19.99
  • Hair & Scalp Serum: $29.99
  • Hair Filler Fibers: $24.99
  • Viviscal Extra Strength Starter Kit: $39.99 per month or $119.97 quarterly
  • Viviscal Extra Strength Deluxe Kit: $46.65 per month or $139.95 quarterly

All Viviscal orders totaling more than $119.97 include free shipping.

If you choose, you can join Viviscal’s Healthy Hair Club autoship program, which means that you’ll continue receiving the Kit of your choice once every 90 days and your credit card will be charged accordingly.

All Viviscal Hair Growth products come with a 90-day money back guarantee, less S&H charges. In order to initiate the process, you’ll need to contact customer service at (800) 473-0145.

Viviscal supplements are also available from Ulta, Amazon.com, Drugstore.com, and many other third-party retailers.

What Do Other Consumers Have to Say About Viviscal?

Overall, it appears that Viviscal Hair Growth has a mostly positive online reputation, with the most common compliments referencing ease of use and beneficial results. However, it should be noted that many customers who experienced results only saw thicker, healthier existing hair; not necessarily any new hair growth.

On the other hand, the most common complaints appear to reference failure to experience results, high price, upset stomach, fishy aftertaste, and skin reactions. Numerous customers have also complained of difficulty falling asleep and gaining weight.

What’s the Bottom Line About Viviscal?

Now that you know more about Viviscal Hair Growth, can you expect it to work and is it worth the money? Maybe, but remember the following:

Clinical Research

Out of the 7 clinical studies Viviscal cites as proof of their supplement’s effectiveness, only one of them was peer reviewed, and another study appears to be cited twice on their website. In addition, only one of these studies was ever published, and the company notes that you’ll need to email them in order to obtain copies of the non-published studies.

What does all this mean? In short, while there may be some clinical evidence that the ingredients in Viviscal Hair Growth might help create fuller, thicker hair, it is far from “clinically proven” as the website may lead you to believe.

Value & Effectiveness

Like most supplements aimed at reducing hair loss/improving hair condition, Viviscal comes with a fairly high price; one that may not necessarily be in line with its benefits.

Also, remember that like any other supplement, not all customers will experience benefits from Viviscal, which after 3-6 months of use means that it could turn into a fairly expensive experiment.

Bottom line:

With mostly positive customer reviews, Viviscal Hair Growth may help you experience fuller, thicker hair. However, keep in mind that it may not work, and that the price is relatively steep.

Pros:

  • Claims to be a clinically proven, drug-free answer to thicker and fuller hair.
  • 100% drug free with no sulfates, parabens, or chemicals included.
  • 90-day money back guarantee.

Cons:

  • Most common complaints appear to reference failure to experience results, high price, upset stomach, fishy aftertaste, and skin reactions.
  • Can take as long as 3-6 months to see results.

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6 Customer Reviews for Viviscal Hair Growth

Average Customer Rating: 1.7
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 1 4 star: 0 3 star: 0 2 star: 0 1 star:  5
Bottom Line: 17% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Tiny regrowth, not worth the health risks and side effects!

    • Florida,
    • May 25, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I've been taking the Women's Extra Strength for several months. I allowed my body to adjust by starting with one per day for the first two months, then two per day. I've dealt with the cystic acne I've developed (plenty of scars on my face at this point) and small pimples on my chest and back. I dealt with gaining back the 10 lbs I lost before Viviscal, plus five additional pounds.

    I was desperate to have a nice head of hair again and made tons of excuses for the new changes to my body. I've also had a major change to my voice. It's deeper, and I now get called, "sir" at a drive-thru or on the phone. I freaked out on my landlord that it must be mold or something in the A/C vents that's doing this to my voice. I also ignored the massive cold sweats at night, chalked it up to aging. So, LOTS of side effects, LOTS of excuses. Until now.

    I've been so busy that I forgot to order my supply for several weeks. I started again a couple of weeks ago, then stopped after a week when I realized that the tingling in my fingers reappeared along with serious muscle pain in my back (my back was going "out" constantly), shoulders and thighs. I again began getting the migraine pain over my right eye daily, and new cystic acne appeared, etc., so I stopped.

    Days later I had severe flank pain (first time ever) and went to the ER. Turns out that I have what seems to be a cyst in my spleen and two nodules in my left adrenal gland. Bingo! The reason for all the hormonal problems, the fingers tingling, skin issues, muscle issues, fluid under my eyes and swollen hands in the morning, and the horrible change to my voice! Needless to say, no more excuses.

    Viviscal claims all this research, blah blah, and no adverse effects. I call BS. I had a tiny bit of hair regrowth, but it is NOT worth your health. Maybe I'm an exception, but I doubt it. I'm sure there are tons of women who are 40+ making excuses and contributing each side effect to something else. But when ALL of these things occur within one year, and all while on Viviscal, you can still make excuses as I did. But, when it's eliminated from your system and you restart it only to have all these things that you became sort of accustomed return, you just can't deny the culprit.

    Please don't chance your health. Find something else, use topicals, whatever, just not this stuff. If I had ignored the flank pain, I wouldn't even know of these masses in my organs. What if you don't get the warning pain that I got?

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Jun 5, 2017

      Jeanette

      I'm so sorry to hear about your health problems. I want to thank you for sharing your experience with everyone. I hesitate to give you my advice as I can imagine how skeptical you must be, but I have found a solution that works for me. After I started going through the "change" my hair started falling out a lot. Apparently, it happens to every woman. I'll spare you the long story, but eventually, I found the answer in homeopathy.

      I bought some tissue salts which I used four times a day and immediately, like within one day, my hair stopped falling out. I do have to keep taking them, but they are quite inexpensive at about $20, for a three-month supply. I also added flaxseed oil and biotin supplements for regrowth, but that's a different story. I'm just saying that it was the tissue salts that stopped the hairless death in its tracks.

      I hope you are feeling better now, and thank you again for sharing your experience

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  • 5 out 12 people found this review helpful

    My Viviscal trial

    • Alabama,
    • Apr 26, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I am trying something new here with Viviscal. I purchased the product from a CVS pharmacy a month ago. I was having thinning hair and a lot of hair loss with bald spots as well before I started using the product.

    Well, here is what has transpired within this short time span. I have seen some dramatic improvements with my hair thinness, hair loss, and the texture of my hair. I declare that my hair has never looked so healthy, and the texture has never been so beautiful!

    It has a fishy smell, but you can expect that with the shark cartilage ingredient. My hair is much fuller, and the thin places in my hair are filling in nicely. Also, the texture of my hair is smoother, and my hair follicles are stronger and longer. I truly cannot believe the improvement!

    This is not a lie, I promise you, this is the absolute truth. I am not being paid to say this, nor am I in contact with the company in any manner. I just wanted to share my results just after a short month of using Viviscal. It really, really works! I want to thank the company for making such a product for helpless people as myself with such hair loss issues. Thank you again, and God bless you all.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Jun 21, 2017

      paige

      The lady did protest too much. Plus, this sounds like something that ran through a translation app. I call this BS on your review. It has shark cartilage? You are aware that sharks are endangered and the use of their body parts to boost human health lacks scientific support, right? Thanks for the bogus review. I'll steer clear of this product.

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  • 26 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Worst Company Ever

    • Toronto,
    • Nov 15, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    If you're looking to be ripped off, Viviscal is the place to go. Not only do they put you on a membership when you don't ask for one (this was an agent by telephone that took my order), they never ever call you back although they say they will every time you call in. Aside from their horrible low class customer service and scripted talk, the product doesn't do anything at all. Let's face it, as a woman, if it worked I would be delighted to be on their "membership". I have been using their product for many many months and no help at all. Prior to this product I was using Boitin and had the same exact results. I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY NOR IT'S MAKE BELIEVE PRODUCT. Shame on you Viviscal for ripping the honest class off.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 24 out 25 people found this review helpful

    One of the most regretful purchases I've ever made for sure.

    • Illinois,
    • Oct 24, 2016
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    Made my hair UNBELIEVABLY greasy, like while I was blow-drying it after thoroughly washing it, and within 30 minutes of applying dry shampoo, it would look just completely coated in oil. Also made my scalp smell TERRIBLE. Oh, and made me break out like CRAZY on my chin, which has not been a problem area for me for a long time. There were no other diet, lifestyle, health, supplement changes in my life at the time of taking it that could have caused this. Really, really regret even trying it. Wondering how long it is going to take for my trashed hair and skin to return to normal so I can stop feeling disgusting all the time. The minor improvement in hair and nails or decrease in hair loss is negated by this repulsive side effect.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 30 out 30 people found this review helpful

    Weight Gain

    • Pittsburgh, PA,
    • Apr 27, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer

    Experienced abdominal weight gain, approximately 3-4 lbs after taking for 3 weeks. Discontinued. Also experienced lower abdominal cramping. I'm 5 years post menopause. Should not happen. Will never take these again. Initiating refund. Would not recommend.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 32 out 32 people found this review helpful

    No Side Effects and No New Hair

    • SW Iowa,
    • Jul 21, 2015
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    After three months of use, there were no side effects of any kind. On the other hand, I'm finding no improvements to hair texture or density outside more rapid growth of facial hair. The travel size shampoo/conditioner included with the initial shipment are largely unused. The shampoo imparts a strange squeaky feel to my long hair that can't be good for it. Plus, I already use high quality salon and dermatological brands that work well for volume and condition.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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