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Hair La Vie

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3.3

62 Customer Reviews

Summary

Hair La Vie is a line of natural hair care products and daily vitamins designed to address issues like frizz, dryness, thinning hair, and more.

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Hair La Vie Review: Is It Worth It?

By Lydia Noyes

Updated on: Oct 17, 2019

What Is Hair La Vie?

The Hair La Vie product line is designed to naturally repair, protect, hydrate, and grow your hair from the inside out. In other words, to provide “longer, faster, fuller hair growth.” Hair La Vie products are manufactured by La Muse Beauty based out of Los Angeles.

Hair La Vie’s products claim to be free of sulfates, parabens, synthetic fillers, dyes and preservatives, and other harmful chemicals. They are also purportedly safe for color and chemically treated hair.

Whether or not they’re the right product for you in relation to what they do and how much you can spend is the key to making a smart buying decision.

We’ll help you make that decision by analyzing Hair La Vie’s products, main ingredients, side effects, pricing, and customer reviews.

Product Lineup

There are 10 main products within the Hair La Vie Line:

Revitalizing Blend Hair Vitamins

As Hair La Vie’s flagship product, these daily vitamins infuse your hair with natural antioxidants and other nourishing ingredients to promote hair health. You’ll take one capsule twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening.

Key Ingredients: Saw palmetto, organic kelp, horsetail herb, collagen, bamboo, borage oil.

Clinical Formula Hair Growth Vitamins

These daily vitamins include a nutrient-rich formula that transforms your hair’s appearance. They contain a proprietary blend of 20 natural ingredients and 5,000 mcg of biotin.

Key Ingredients: Amla, reishi mushroom, flaxseed, bamboo, EVNol Max®, USPlus Saw Palmetto®.

Renewing Growth Treatment

This treatment provides your hair with a daily boost of clinically studied ingredients that add volume and repair hair strands to protect against loss. You’ll spray it onto your clean scalp and then comb it through your hair for balanced results.

Key Ingredients: Ecklonia cava, Capauxein™ G2, CAPIXYL™, fiberHance™ BM, Procataline Biofunctional, AquaCat™.

Nº 77 Leave-In Conditioner

This leave-in product hydrates hair during the day without leaving it heavy or greasy. You can apply it generously to damp hair and massage it directly onto the tips of your hair, working towards the scalp.

Key Ingredients: Keratin, horsetail extract, vitamin B5, silk amino acids, soy protein.

Shampoo

Designed to gently clean the hair and scalp, this shampoo boasts a fresh spa scent and a low-lather formula.

Key Ingredients: Marula oil, saw palmetto, silk amino acids, coconut oil, keratin, peppermint oil.

Conditioner

This conditioner claims to deliver salon-quality results to restore necessary hydration to hair strands. It’s designed to make unruly hair more manageable. Apply to the tips of your hair in the shower and let it sit for at least two minutes before rinsing it out.

Key Ingredients: Marula oil, coconut oil, horsetail extract, saw palmetto, keratin, peppermint oil.

Serum

This serum works to naturally hydrate, smooth, and style all hair types without coating your strands with silicone ingredients. The result is soft, touchable hair. Just apply to the ends of your hair when damp and finger comb through.

Key Ingredients: Argan oil, fractionated coconut oil, silk amino acids, coconut oil, jojoba seed, vitamin E.

Masque

This deep conditioning product will provide hydration while also strengthening your hair for results in just five minutes. Apply a small amount to your strands, focusing on the ends. Let it sit for at least five minutes before rinsing thoroughly.

Key Ingredients: Argan oil, keratin, coconut oil, avocado oil, bamboo extract, meadowfoam seed..

Organic Moroccan Oil

This 100% pure argan oil protects, softens, and de-frizzes hair. Pour a dime-sized amount on your fingers and rub onto the ends of your hair. You can apply as often as needed.

Key Ingredient: Argan oil.

PhytoCera

Not a haircare product, La Muse PhytoCera capsules contain phytoceramides (skin-benefiting antioxidants) that work to promote firmer, healthier skin under your eyes for a younger appearance. You’ll take one capsule a day, preferably with a meal.

Key Ingredients: Ceramide-PCD®, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E.

Do The Ingredients Work?

Though Hair La Vie’s products contain dozens of ingredients, the following four ingredients are an important factor in how well the company’s shampoos and conditions work.

To start, saw palmetto is a native North American shrub that grows about four feet tall. According to Consumer Lab, the plant’s berries have long been used to treat urinary infections and female breast disorders.

Today, it’s also used to address male pattern baldness, though the study results haven’t been impressive yet, and there’s little evidence it will do much for women.

Argan oil is another common ingredient within Hair La Vie products. Healthline told us this culinary oil comes from Morocco and has a high fat content that may improve hair health and reduce damage like split ends.

Both Hair La Vie’s shampoo and conditioner contain marula oil. According to Healthline, this African tree has a long history of use in traditional medicine.

You can extract oil from the tree’s nuts that is rich in protein and easily absorbed, which makes it a popular ingredient for hair and body products.

It’s considered especially beneficial for nourishing dry, frizzy hair that’s prone to breakage.

Finally, numerous products contain coconut oil. Consumer Lab shares that applying coconut oil to hair can prevent protein loss and cuticle damage.

The oil works to reduce the amount of water absorbed by the hair shaft, and it also adds lubrication that makes it less likely to tear during combing.

Side Effects

Hair La Vie doesn’t list any side effects for using its products. However, we learned from customer reviews that many people thought this brand damaged their hair. Some reported that the products dried their hair out and caused breakage.

The shampoo seems to be a polarizing product, as customers mentioned repeatedly that it was too watery to use yet still dried out their hair.

Pricing: Single Products, Subscriptions, and Bundles

Hair La Vie gives you three ways to buy their products, the first of which is buying products without signing up for a subscription or buying a bundle:

Clinical Formula Hair Growth Vitamins

  • One Bottle: $59.95
  • Three Bottles: $52/bottle
  • Six Bottles: $45.67/bottle

Revitalizing Blend Hair Vitamins

  • One Bottle: $48
  • Two Bottles: $41.33/bottle
  • Six Bottles: $36.50/bottle

Renewing Growth Treatment

  • One Bottle: $34.99
  • Two Bottles: $33.99/bottle
  • Four Bottles: $31.99 /bottle

Nº 77 Leave-In

  • One Bottle: $25
  • Two Bottles: $22.50/bottle
  • Four Bottles: $21.25/bottle

Hair La Vie Shampoo

  • One Bottle: $27.95
  • Two Bottles: $24.50/bottle
  • Four Bottles: $21.75/bottle

Hair La Vie Conditioner

  • One Bottle: $27.95
  • Two Bottles: $24.50/bottle
  • Four Bottles: $21.75/bottle

Shampoo and Conditioner Set

  • One Set: $49
  • Two Sets: $43.50/bottle
  • Four Sets: $41.75/bottle

Hair La Vie Serum

  • One Bottle: $35
  • Two Bottles: $29.50/bottle
  • Four Bottles: $27.25/bottle

Hair La Vie Masque

  • One Jar: $39
  • Two Jars: $33.50/bottle
  • Four Jars: $29.75/bottle

Organic Moroccan Oil

  • One Bottle: $42
  • Two Bottles: $37.50/bottle
  • Four Bottles: $35/bottle

PhytoCera

  • One Bottle: $39
  • Three Bottles: $36.33/bottle
  • Six Bottles: $33.17/bottle

Shipping for all orders under $59 is $5.95; otherwise, it’s free.

Each order is covered by a 90-day guarantee, which means that you can contact the company at any time within the first three months of delivery to send the product back for a refund, minus shipping and handling.

According to the company’s terms, only one return is permitted per year.

Hair La Vie Subscriptions

If you want to buy Hair La Vie’s products on a regular basis, you can join their Journey Box Subscription Program.

You’ll receive VIP discounts on all future purchases, automatic expedited shipping for vitamins, and four free gifts (vitamin travel case, smoothing hair wrap, damage-free hair ties, and vegan leather cosmetics clutch).

This subscription costs $59.95 per box for monthly delivery, or $169.85 for quarterly deliver (contains three bottles of vitamins).

The company FAQ states that you can cancel, reschedule, or customize your subscription at any time by phone at (888)588-0068.

You can also contact the company at support@hairlavie.com.

Hair La Vie Bundles

It’s also possible to purchase Hair La Vie products in Treatment Bundles. Each Bundle is designed to target specific hair health problems you might be facing.

  • Revitalizing Blend Travel Set ($75): Designed for hair care on the go (masque, conditioner, serum, shampoo, revitalizing vitamins, bonus vegan leather cosmetics pouch)

  • Clinical Strength Collection ($145): Provides hair with a boost of antioxidants and amino acids to build up protein (masque, conditioner, shampoo, clinical formula vitamins)

  • Clinical Nourishing Collection ($129): Designed to strengthen and repair damaged hair (clinical formula vitamins, conditioner, shampoo, leave-in, serum)

  • Clinical Restore Collection ($169): Clinical-strength hair restoration you can do at home (clinical formula vitamins, shampoo, conditioner, serum, masque)

  • Nourishing Collection ($124): Products designed to strengthen hair, make it more manageable, and promote growth (revitalizing vitamins, shampoo, conditioner, leave-in, serum)

  • Hydrating Collection ($69): Cleanses and restores dry, damaged hair to make it softer and more manageable (shampoo, conditioner, leave-in)

  • Restore Collection ($159): Spa-quality treatment for strengthening, hydrating, and restoring hair (revitalizing vitamins, shampoo, conditioner, masque, serum)

  • Strength Collection ($129.95): Gives hair a boost of protein-building antioxidants (masque, shampoo, conditioner, revitalizing vitamins)

  • Clean Collection ($119): Promotes a salon-clean look and feel for sleek, styled hair (shampoo, conditioner, masque, serum)

All bundle purchases over $80 come with free shipping, while the rest include $5.95 in shipping costs.

Analysis of Customer Reviews

Between all 10 Hair La Vie products, the company website featured hundreds of customer reviews at the time of our research, with an average rating close to 5 stars.

There, frequent compliments centered around great results and ease of use.

At the time of publishing, HighYa reviewers gave Hair La View an average of 3.5 stars after 58 reviews.

Those who liked the products wrote that they solved their dry scalp and dandruff problems, and left their hair looking and feeling healthy.

A few wrote that customer service was quick to respond to any quality concern issues and send them replacement products.

Others had less positive experiences. Some reviewers reported that the products were too runny to use or that they left their hair brittle and unruly.

A few also said that they felt like the daily vitamins were ineffective and that the hair care products were causing hair loss.

The Bottom Line

Is Hair La Vie worth adding to your hair care routine? This company makes sense for some people, but others might be happier going a different route.

To start, these products are expensive. Buying a bundle or multiple products can quickly bring your costs above $100 a month.

While these products seem to have quality ingredients, most of them are common across haircare brands and don’t necessarily make Hair La Vie unique.

However, we like that the company’s only auto-ship program is for the Journey Box, which contains the Clinical Formula vitamins.

This means you only need to reorder haircare products when you want to and don’t need to worry that you might forget about your subscription and get unexpected charges.

We like the Bundle options that Hair La Vie offers because they permit you to customize the products you receive and take advantage of cost savings by qualifying for free shipping.

Hair La Vie’s products might be worth the relatively high price if you’re looking for healthier-looking hair.

Just don’t expect them to perform miracles, and consider trying out small amounts to start to see whether your hair reacts poorly to them.

Customer Reviews

3.3 Stars out of 62 Reviews
5 Star:50% 4 Star:4% 3 Star:6% 2 Star:3% 1 Star:35%
63% Recommend This Company
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Posted on Oct 2, 2016

Money Back Guarantee?

By Jill Burbridge, Iowa, Verified Reviewer

I tried the shampoo, conditioner and the hair masque. I was very pleased with the hair masque, however, I was very unhappy with how much shampoo I had to use to just to get a good lather going. (The bottles are extremely tiny for the price, BTW.) I decided to return the shampoo and conditioner because I felt they were way too expensive for the amount I was using. I followed Hair La Vie's instructions regarding returns and a refund. I returned the shampoo and conditioner over 6 weeks ago, and as of today, I have not received a refund. I have emailed the company a dozen or more times, with zero response, and still no refund. VERY dissatisfied with this company! Even though I really liked the hair masque, I will not buy from them again. I have been ignored, and I am still wondering if I will ever receive a refund.

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

Helpful Review? 23 People Have Voted

Posted on Nov 11, 2016

Terrible Customer Service

By Michelle, California, Verified Reviewer

This review is based on the customer service I received during the return process.

Return advice: Make sure you send the product back within the ninety-days to receive a refund. You have to contact customer service and wait for them to email you a return authorization code. I would also recommend putting insurance on the package and requesting a signature. They take their time processing returns. Be prepared to wait at least a month for a refund.

Hair La Vie has absolutely the worst customer service department. Very rude and condescending.

I contacted customer service to request a return shipping label because two orders were processed without my knowledge or consent. I placed one order for six bottles of the hair vitamins. I initially was going to purchase three bottles and backed out of the order without hitting the final select button to confirm the order because there was an offer at the end of my purchase to upgrade to six bottles for an additional $50.00. Before I confirmed the upgrade I wanted to speak to a friend to see if she wanted to split the order. I decided to order six bottles instead of the original three. I got back online and placed the order. Did not think anything of the order until I reviewed my bank statement and noticed two charges. One for $107.00 and a second charge for $160.00.

No big deal (so I thought). I contact customer service and request a return label for the unauthorized purchase. Instead of being greeted with a "we see you are a repeat customer" and a "sorry for the inconvenience, we will be happy to mail you a return shipping label," I spoke to Angela who stated "we would rather lose you as a customer and have you return both orders at your expense than send you a return shipping label for the extra order."

Very disappointing. And the worst part about the situation is when I tried to contact someone else within the company I get Angela over and over.

I am not sure if this company values their, customers, but Angela is terrible for business and terrible to deal with.

I took my business to another natural vitamin company whose product is very similar to Hair La Vie and they do not have an Angela there to send condescending emails to customers. And they actually appreciate customer feedback and handle issues with orders promptly and without a nasty attitude.

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

Helpful Review? 27 People Have Voted

Posted on Nov 21, 2016

Shampoo is horrible, conditioner is OK

By Vicki Miller, Kinsley, KS, Verified Reviewer

I have somewhat long hair and it takes almost a quarter of the expensive bottle to come close to covering my hair. Most sulfate free shampoos that I have used I can use a quarter size glob in my hand to do the job. My hair, after rinsing the shampoo out was like straw, I couldn't get my fingers through it without causing breakage. The conditioner was okay and once I could get it in my hair, was nice. Smelled good and you could feel the mint oil tingle. It does take a long time to rinse it thoroughly, twice the normal time, but it did make my hair soft and manageable. So keep the conditioner, throw out the shampoo.

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

Helpful Review? 6 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 26, 2017

Not good

By Sheryl, Virginia, Verified Reviewer

I have been losing hair at an alarming rate. Most might say it's due to aging. So I tried Hair La Vie shampoo and conditioner hoping it would stop the hair loss or at least slow it down. On my first use, the hair in the shower hair catcher was double or even triple what I'd been seeing with the cheap drug store brand shampoos and conditioners. Yikes! That was scary. I will be asking for a refund.

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

Helpful Review? 7 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 26, 2017

The worst ever!

By Mandy Dandy, Texas, Verified Reviewer

I never ever leave a review for anything, but this was by far the worst product I have ever purchased!

I purchased the shampoo/conditioner, and the pills. I didn't feel or see any difference after taking the pills. Now, the shampoo and conditioner are what got me! The first time I used it, it actually made my head feel good and clean. After using it continuously, I started to notice my head getting really itchy. It has gotten worst and worst.

I returned the product and got a full refund, but now my head remains itchy, and I never had dandruff problem until I used their product. At times I feel like pulling out my hair, and it's so embarrassing wearing dark color shirts because of dandruff.

Don't waste your money. It's also overpriced for a such a small bottle.

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

Helpful Review? 10 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 4, 2017

Misleading and fraudulent

By Jennifer Jolly, Westminster, MA, Verified Reviewer

I'm not happy that I went to order ONE bottle of vitamins and almost $180 was taken out of my account! They way you order online is misleading. I am furious. It preselects a large quantity for you, so you think you are purchasing one bottle and wind up purchasing six! And of course, you cannot get them on the phone to discuss this issue with people.

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

Company Response from La Muse Beauty

Jul 28, 2017

Hello Jennifer,

We apologize for the confusion that you experienced while shopping on our website. We always strive to leave our customers 100% satisfied. We apologize that this is not what you experienced. We did rectify the situation as soon as possible.

One of our customer service representatives spoke with you about this unwanted purchase the following day. You were refunded in full for your order before the product was shipped out.

We hope this was satisfactory for you, as the issue was resolved. We are grateful for your feedback and we hope that you will consider purchasing with us in the future!

Helpful Review? 22 People Have Voted

Posted on Aug 3, 2017

Don't waste your money

By Christine McKissack, Scottsdale, AZ, Verified Reviewer

I purchased two bottles of shampoo and conditioner and 90 days of vitamins. What a joke. The shampoo doesn't bubble, so it doesn't even feel like your hair is getting clean. The conditioner takes such a large amount, I used one bottle within two weeks, and it doesn't even prevent tangles nor soften your hair. I have taken vitamins all of my life and didn't notice one difference with the additional vitamins from Hair La Vie. Healthy, strong, shiny hair is very important to me in my mid 50's, and I was looking for something to maintain what I have and this product is false advertising and just stealing concerned woman's money.

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

Company Response from La Muse Beauty

Aug 7, 2017

We are sorry to hear that you did not experience the results that you were looking for while using our products. The lack of bubbles, or foaming is due to the fact, that our formula does not contain any SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) which is an additive that allows cleansing products to foam.

According to the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database, SLS is a "moderate hazard" that has been linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation and endocrine disruption. Hair la Vie is a natural hair care system. We are committed to providing products that are all natural and free of synthetic or artificial ingredients.

We understand that the lack of bubbles may seem strange at first, but we assure you that your hair is being cleansed. Most importantly, you are using a product that is all natural and is not harmful to your health.

Helpful Review? 28 People Have Voted

Posted on Jan 29, 2018

False advertising

By Diana Terry Porterfield, Rockford, IL, Verified Reviewer

I tried the products as instructed. It did absolutely nothing for my hair. I called and was told since I had purchased the products past the ninety days I could not get a refund. I believe they pay models to say their products works. The products I purchased from them was not true to advertising. I would never recommend this product to anyone.

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

Helpful Review? 30 People Have Voted

Posted on May 23, 2018

Causes breakage close to scalp!

By Maris G., Santa Barbara, CA, Verified Reviewer

I have been using for about a month, shampoo and conditioner. I have no problem that it does not lather up. My problem is it leaves the hair tangled. I have never had so much breakage close to the roots of my hair. Now I have breakage all over. I was using Wen for many years and decided to give this a try. So sorry I did! It cleans well, but it has damaged my hair, a lot! Not pleased at all. It’s going to take a long time to get my hair back to normal. Extremely disappointed!

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

Helpful Review? 19 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 23, 2018

Dried hair, not as good customer service as they claim

By Biljana M., New York, Verified Reviewer

I almost never leave reviews unless it’s an amazing or very terrible experience. I’ve been using Hair La Vie products for over a year now believing all the reviews for great customer service on their website. Each shampoo bottle I’ve opened so far has had different density, but it worked ok. It did dry my hair a lot though, which I think increased my hair fall rather than help it.

My last order placed in January, I ordered three bottles of shampoo and two bottles of conditioner and last night I just opened the third shampoo bottle. The shampoo seemed to be 90% water! It was clear!

I decided that I no longer want to use a product that is different between each order, so I called customer service to return the items that I haven’t used. They told me that their policy is 90 days. I understand this to be the rule if it was just me disliking their product, but not when it comes to them sending me a faulty bottle! I will not be ordering again, and I am very disappointed. It also seems like no hair salon carries their line, which makes me doubt the validity of the brand altogether.

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

Helpful Review? 17 People Have Voted

Posted on Sep 21, 2018

Terrible experience - I think this is a scam

By Beatrice K., Bellevue, WA, Verified Reviewer

I ordered through their website. The order process was annoying, to say the least. They desperately try to upsell, to the point where I was ready to abandon the ordering process. I should have done so. When I received the order confirmation, I saw that a product, which I was sure I had deselected (travel kit), was added.

I called customer service, was assured it had been removed, and I would receive an email. I never got the mail, called again, after the second call I got the email, which clearly listed the items I ordered, and a refund for the item I wanted removed.

Finally, I received the shipment, and it was the item I wanted removed. I called customer service again and was told I had canceled the shampoo and conditioner, and I "had it backward." It didn't matter that I told the lady that is not what I cancelled, and I have their confirmation that confirms that. I checked my bank account, and I was charged for the items that I ordered, but never received.

I wonder if I will ever get my money back, or get the products I paid for. They also charged long before I received the shipment (charged on 9/13, received shipment 9/21).

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

Helpful Review? 19 People Have Voted
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