Stop hair loss. Stimulate natural hair growth. Quickly repair thinning hair. Increase energy levels. Follicure is a nutritional supplement that claims to do all this and more, using only 100% natural, lab-tested and formulated ingredients.
Whether you’re a man or a woman, Follicure’s ingredients can help block the formation of DHT, the primary cause of pattern baldness, while providing the nutrients needed for hair growth. If you’re a man, Follicure can even prevent an enlarged prostate and other urinary health conditions!
Is Follicure really clinically proven? Can its vitamin B6, saw palmetto, and stinging nettle extract provide these amazing benefits?
The short answer: In our opinion, probably not. For some explanation, let’s start with the causes of hair loss.
What Causes Hair Loss?
There are lots of conditions that can lead to hair loss, including stress, hormonal changes, too much (or too little) essential vitamins, not enough protein, certain hair styles tools (especially heat!), and much more.
Follicure is formulated mainly to address hair loss caused by male and female pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. Sure, the name sounds complicated, but it simply references gradually thinning hair.
For men, this primarily occurs near the temple and vertex (back, or crown, of the head), while women typically experience thinning on the top (or midscalp). In either instance, the cause is usually genetics, although men can begin experiencing hair loss as early as their late teens, but women most often don’t experience this until during or after menopause.
There’s still a lot that the medical community doesn’t understand about MPB and FPB, but it is widely understood that it’s largely a result of hair follicles being exposed to dihydrotestosterone. And over time, these follicles produce increasingly thinner hairs, until they stop producing altogether.
Will Follicure’s Ingredients Address Your Hair Loss?
Probably not. This is because there is insufficient clinical evidence showing that vitamin B6, saw palmetto, or stinging nettle extract can treat or prevent hair loss, whether related to genetics or anything else—or provide any of the other benefits claimed by Follicure’s manufacturer.
Follicure isn’t alone though, because this ineffectiveness is shared by nearly all the “natural” hair loss supplements we’ve reviewed here at HighYa, including popular options like Silk Advanced Biotin Complex, TLS Hair, Scalp Med, and many more.
Many of these products also come with high prices and poor online customer reputations, which we’ll talk about next.
Follicure’s Free Trial
Follicure can only be purchased through a 14-day trial. Here, you’ll pay $4.95 for S&H, and will receive a full size bottle (60 capsules).
Think this is the end of it? You’re just getting started.
After 14 days have passed, you’ll be billed $89.78 for the full price of the supplement! You’ll also keep receiving a new bottle of Follicure once per month through their autoship program, and will be billed $89.78 each time.
Outside of the trial, Follicure comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. Want to cancel your trial, autoship program, or request a refund? You’ll need to call customer service at 844-688-6197.
Follicure’s Arbitration Agreement
An arbitration agreement is “a technique for the resolution of disputes outside the courts. The parties to a dispute refer it to arbitration by one or more persons (the "arbitrators", "arbiters" or "arbitral tribunal"), and agree to be bound by the arbitration decision (the "award"). A third party reviews the evidence in the case and imposes a decision that is legally binding on both sides and enforceable in the courts.”
The key here is “outside the courts.” This means if you experience any damages from using Folliplex, you won’t be able to become part of a class action lawsuit or trial by jury, effectively restricting your legal recourse.
Customer Feedback for Hair Supplements
Remember those hair supplements we talked about earlier? They have an average rating of 1.5 stars on HighYa, based on—you guessed it—failure to work and high prices.
And when dozens of customers called to cancel their trial or autoship enrollment, they were often met with rude customer service. Some even found it impossible, and had to cancel their credit cards to put and end to the recurring charges.
Will you experience the same with Follicure? Based on the company’s nearly identical business model, we think it’s fairly likely.
Follicure Almost Certainly “Folli-can’t”
Near the top of the Follicure website, there’s a little badge that leads you to believe the supplement is “Doctor Recommended, Clinically Proven.” What proof does the company provide to back up this claim? Absolutely nothing.
But the truth is, it seems like there’s more we don’t know about Follicure than what we do. Most importantly, we’re only told about 3 of its ingredients (none of which will work like the company claims), but we’re not told how much of each the supplement contains.
And the things we do know—the high price, free trial, autoship enrollment, low satisfaction ratings for very similar products—aren’t good.
Pro tip: Speaking of which, were you impressed by those before and after pics featured on the Follicure website? They’re actually images of hair restoration patients stolen from another website; not Follicure customers. You shouldn’t expect anything like this with Follicure.
Our opinion about Follicure? All available signs point to this being a scam, so we’d recommend speaking with your physician about more effective hair loss treatments instead of placing an order.
Before you do, be sure to learn everything you need to know about hair supplements. Then, learn how to choose a hair product, even if this is your first time!
3 out 3 people found this review helpful
Horrible customer service. Scam.
The worst customer service I received in my life. Horrible advertising. After taking $90 from my account I called to get a refund. Then I followed the rules and mailed the package back and supposedly they did not receive it. My husband personally mailed it in a bubble folder. Still nothing. I was supposed to receive a partial refund for this product more than 6 months ago. Every time I call they tell me the same crap. (7-12 business days.) I've made so many phone calls and got transferred to supervisors, one named James Foster, and they are no help also. Where is my check. Next call, I am getting my lawyer involved. We will take a personal trip down there to investigate. I am not kidding. I want my money back and I am not giving up.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
7 out 7 people found this review helpful
I recommend everyone read the terms and condition. You pay 4.95 just for shipping. After 15 days they charge you 90 dollars for the bottle. It's really not worth it.
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Dec 11, 2015
I can't find the customer service number anywhere. Can someone help or tell me where to find it?