About JuveTress

By Derek Lakin
HighYa Staff Published on: Oct 5, 2017

JuveTress is a doctor-designed line of at-home products that uses a blend of polyphenol-rich natural extracts to help improve hair volume, shine, length, thickness, strength, and usefulness, regardless of your age or gender.

Specifically, the website reports their formulas can reawaken and revitalize aging follicles by accessing the power of stem cells, leading to hair that looks more gorgeous and youthful than it has in years.

They claim some ingredients are so useful that they’ve even been shown to work twice as well as hair regrowth formulas you’ll find in stores—and even more effective than a single hair transplant procedure. Just:

  • Apply JuveTress’ formulas all over your scalp using the precision applicator once daily. Be sure to concentrate on problem areas.
  • Using your fingertips, massage into your scalp for approximately 30 seconds.

If you’ve researched other online-only hair restoration products, you might recognize that many of these claims—while substantial—aren’t necessarily unique. But when it comes down to it, do JuveTress’ polyphenol-based formulas represent one of the most revolutionary hair restoration treatments in the last 25 years, as noted in the promo video?

In this article, we'll cross-reference the company's claims with what we learned from third-party resources during our research so that you can answer this important question. Before diving in, though, let’s discuss the root of the problem.

What Causes Thinning Hair?

Interviewed for a WebMD article, Wendy Roberts, MD, a dermatologist at a private practice in Rancho Mirage, CA, likens hair to a garden. And as with plants, if something goes awry during the growth cycle, this can lead to hair loss.

What can cause this interference? Dr. Roberts calls the causes “dynamic,” including everything from genetics and medical conditions to grooming practices and styling habits. But what about the dormant follicles frequently mentioned in the JuveTress long-form video?

As we outline in Everything You Need to Know About Hair Supplements, all follicles go through a dormant (catagen) stage during their life cycle where growth stops, and the hair eventually falls out.

Often, though, these types of products are formulated to address male and female pattern baldness. Here, a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) ‘attacks’ hair follicles, causing increasingly thinner hair until it stops producing altogether. According to the Mayo Clinic, this is the most common cause of thinning hair.

While more is discovered each day, they also emphasize that hair loss isn’t fully understood by the medical community, so there’s currently no cure. But is there clinical evidence indicating that JuveTress’ ingredients can help?

Which Ingredients Are Found In JuveTress’ Products?

According to Paula Begoun, beauty expert and author of Beautypedia.com, “All shampoo is essentially a cleanser. Only the first five or six ingredients impact the formula’s effectiveness.”

As a result, we’ve only included the first six ingredients in each of the three JuveTress formulations below.

Revitalizing Hair Therapy

This acts as the center of the company’s hair care system, as it’s “designed to help revitalize thinning, aging hair at the root level” using an advanced blend of polyphenol micronutrients.

You’ll need to massage a quarter-sized dollop into your entire scalp twice daily, and leave in for about 30 seconds. Then, drink a full glass of water, as we’re told this will “keep hair-growth cells hydrated and working at peak performance.” This could lead to improved hair in as little as a day, although full results are more likely to be evident after 90 days of continuous use.

This easy-to-use, mess-free formula contains:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-6, Propox Tetramethyl Piperidinyl Dimethicone, C11-15 Pareth-7

According to authoritative sites like Truth In Aging, Paula’s Choice, and EWG.org, these ingredients work mainly as conditioning agents (aloe barbadensis leaf juice, propoxtetramethyl piperidinyl dimethicone), emollients (cetearyl alcohol), cleansers (cetrimonium chloride), and emulsifiers (trideceth-6, C11-15 pareth-7).

What about the polyphenols referenced on the JuveTress website? Redensyl is a proprietary formulation from Vitalize that’s made up of green tea leaf and larch wood extracts. While the manufacturer claims it’s been shown to stimulate hair follicles and be clinically proven to deliver two times better results than Minoxidil, they don’t provide any citations on their website.

Furthermore, you’ll notice that these are the 14th and 16th ingredients on Revitalizing Hair Therapy’s list. And as we learned from Paula Begoun earlier, it’s unlikely that anything outside of the fifth or sixth ingredient will meaningfully impact hair.

Restructuring Hair Wash

A cleansing product that also helps hair maintain strength, thickness, and luster, without stripping moisture. It includes the following essential ingredients:

Deionized Water, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (Plant Derived), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Plant Derived), Cocamide MIPA

Relying on these same sites, we learned that all of these first ingredients work as surfactants; that is, they help boost cleansing power.

This formulation also contains Redensyl, but its constituent ingredients (larch wood and green tea leaf extracts) are further down the list at 25th and 35th, respectively.

Restorative Hair Conditioner

If you’re experiencing dry, damaged, or thinning hair, this formula promises to hydrate and deliver a fuller, denser look and feel. The contains the same Redensyl ingredient found in the Revitalizing Hair Therapy, in addition to:

Deionized Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Metabisulfite (Antioxidant), Larix Europaea (Larch) Wood Extract

Of all JuveTress’ formulations, their Restorative Hair Conditioner is the only one that contains any part of the frequently promoted Redensyl within the first six ingredients (larch wood extract). The second part of the proprietary ingredient (green tea leaf extract) is listed close behind at ninth.

The other top ingredients are emollients (cetyl alcohol), conditioning agents (stearyl alcohol, glycerin), and preservatives (sodium metabisulfite).

Will the Ingredients In JuveTress Cause Side Effects?

Unless you’re especially sensitive, these same sites report that these ingredients likely won’t cause any side effects. And if so, they likely won’t be worse than mild redness or irritation (no specific dosages or circumstances noted).

How Much Does JuveTress Cost?

What you pay for JuveTress products, as well as which ones are available, depends on which website you purchase from. For example, here's what's sold at the Juvestress.com URL:

  • Revitalizing Hair Therapy (8 fl oz): $79
  • Restructuring Hair Wash (8 fl oz): $56
  • Restorative Hair Conditioner (8 fl oz): $70

However, only JuveTress’ Revitalizing Hair Therapy was available through their ThinningHairFix.com URL, and at the following prices:

  • 1-Month Supply: $49
  • 3-Month Supply: $129
  • 6-Month Supply: $240

All JuveTress products come with a 180-day money back guarantee, less S&H charges. To request one, customer service can be reached at 877-300-1806 or support@juvetress.com.

Who Is Dr. Hal Weitzbuch?

Dr. Hal Weitzbuch is a Calabasas, CA-based dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon who, according to his bio on the practice’s website, “specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases, tumors, infections, and age-related changes of the skin, hair, and nails.”

Before founding his practice, Dr. Weitzbuch obtained his bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, his master's degree in Applied Physiology and his medical degree from Chicago Medical School, and completed his dermatology residency at Cook County Hospital.

The JuveTress website also informs us that he’s “presented at many national meetings, has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, and has received numerous awards.”

Are There Other Topical Hair Loss Systems Competing With JuveTress?

According to a 2016 IBISWorld Market Research Report, manufacturing of hair loss treatments represents a $4 billion industry, comprising well over 300 businesses. In a nutshell, this means you have a ton of options to wade through; everything from statically-charged fibers and transplantation surgeries, to over-the-counter dietary supplements to prescription-only medications.

Even if you’re only interested in non-prescription topical shampoos and systems like JuveTress, it’s still easy to become overwhelmed by all the options at your disposal. Top results on Amazon and Google Shopping at the time of our research included:

  • Rogaine (or the generic Minoxidil) Topical Solution
  • Pura D’or Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo
  • Nioxin System 2 Cleanser
  • OGX Anti-Hair Fallout Niacin + Caffeine Shampoo
  • Biotopic Natural Hair Growth Treatment
  • Keranique Hair Regrowth

And given the fact that these can range in price between $10 and $80+, how in the world can you simplify the process and make a more empowered decision? In How to Choose a Hair Loss Product, Even if You Don’t Know What to Do, we recommend:

1. Talking with your doctor. They can help identify the cause of your hair loss and, based on your diagnosis and extent, can recommend relevant treatments that might maximize your results.

2. Maintaining realistic expectations. According to the American Hair Loss Association, “American hair loss sufferers spend more than 3.5 billion dollars a year in an attempt to treat their hair loss. Unfortunately, 99% of all products being marketed in the less than ethical hair loss treatment industry are completely ineffective for the majority of those who use them.”

As such, if you’re expecting phenomenal results as soon as a product touches your scalp, you could be setting yourself up for disappointment.

3. Choosing an option. This is perhaps the toughest part of the process, as the best solution for you might not work at all for someone else, and vice versa. As a result, you might need to try more than one option before achieving satisfactory results.

This means that from a manufacturer perspective, you’ll want to shortlist only companies who price their products in line with the majority of the competition, provide robust refund policies with no restocking fees, don’t sign customers up for recurring shipping programs, and back up their claims with clinical support.

How does all of this stack up for JuveTress?

The Bottom Line About JuveTress

With a 180-day refund policy and no restocking fees listed on their site, JuveTress seems to stand behind their hair loss products in the event customers aren’t satisfied.

But at $56-$79 each, their products aren’t exactly inexpensive compared to the competition.

And based on what we learned earlier from beauty expert Paula Begoun, only the first five or six ingredients in a shampoo—most of which constitute surfactants, conditioning agents, cleaners, and preservatives in JuveTress’ formulas—are in high enough concentrations to be considered ‘effective.’

What about Redensyl? According to the system’s website, the only formulation that contains any part of this proprietary ingredient (larch wood extract) in the first six ingredients is the Restorative Hair Conditioner, which WebMD lists as having insufficient clinical evidence indicating it can provide any benefits in (or on) humans.

Furthermore, Redensyl’s manufacturer doesn’t provide any clinical support for the claims that it works twice as well as hair regrowth formulas you’ll find in stores, or that it’s more effective than a single hair transplant procedure.

Last, but certainly not least, we encountered little-to-no clinical evidence on sites like the National Institutes of Health’s PubMed directly linking polyphenols with improved hair growth or reduced hair loss.

In the end, if you feel like giving JuveTress’ products a try, it doesn’t appear you’ll lose much more than a bit of your time and perhaps return shipping fees. But if you’re looking to maximize both your time and your money, we might recommend that you start your journey by making an appointment with your healthcare provider.

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24 Consumer Reviews for JuveTress

Average Consumer Rating: 4.2
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5 star: 15 4 star: 6 3 star: 0 2 star: 0 1 star:  3
Bottom Line: 88% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Great but slowed down

    • Bakersville, NC,
    • Jun 18, 2018
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    I was quite surprised to see visible results in about 7-10 days. This has continued with hair growing longer for about 2 months. Lately, there seems to have been some regression of the progress and no growth of new hair. I have just started using the shampoo and conditioner so I think I should see more improvement soon. Very satisfied thus far with the use of these products.

    I think that some of this may be that I was using Rogaine before and stopped using this when I started using JuveTress.

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

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  • It worked wonders

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Jun 18, 2018
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    I am very pleased with this product. I am growing new hair in the areas that were receding. I would recommend this product to everyone. It is very easy to use and once dry lets you comb your hair naturally.

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

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  • Unexpected results

    • California,
    • May 31, 2018
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    There are so many products on the market offering similar results, how does someone choose? So much money can be wasted on ineffective products that I have just stayed away from them all. Something in their presentation sold me. I believe I notice hair growth, which is more than I've seen with anything else I've used, but there are parts of my head (the "wings") where there has been no change. At this point, I think we can't grow something where our genes weren't programmed to do in the first place.

    That being said, my hair does seems thicker and healthier. For that, I am happy.

    I'm considering buying the shampoo to boost the outcome even more.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Product is working - seeing results

    • Illinois,
    • May 30, 2018
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    I have had a bare spot right in front since the '70s when a hairdresser used a metal clippie to hold a bag over my permanent with my hair rods filled with perm solution. Basically it reacted like acid and burned through my scalp. Since then nothing has grown there until now.

    I used another popular, expensive over the counter treatment for a year and did not grow one strand of hair.

    Needless to say, I am thrilled with my results as there is regrowth happening! I am coming up on my four month anniversary using JuveTress. While the hair is not thick, it is there and appears to be filing in - much preferred to my "bald" spot. I generally use the product on the crown in the mornings and all over at night. I think I could use three times more of the magic products in the formula.

    I have just ordered some of the Hair Wash as I do have thin dry hair and haven't found much that helps that, so am going to try it.

    We also have hard water, so used the recipe the doctor provided for that and it worked well.

    I am trying really hard not to use lots of product on my hair for volume, thickening, etc. while I go through this process of regrowth.

    Overall, I am happy with the products.

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

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Pleasant surprise with JuveTress

    • Grass Valley, CA,
    • May 27, 2018
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    Normally I do not take much interest in email ads for health-related benefits, however, I decided to try JuveTress to address my continuing loss of hair. I am 83+ years old and found that in the last couple of years my crown area loss had increased from about 2-inches to 6+ inches and major thinning was occurring toward my forehead.

    I purchased several containers of the product and by the time the second unit was applied, I could definitely see improvement with new coverage in the lost areas. That improvement continues. I would like to thank you for the positive results thus far.

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

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Healed damage to my hair follicles!

    • Alabama,
    • May 25, 2018
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    I could feel the difference immediately, and now after a couple of months of daily use, I actually see regrowth to damaged areas of my scalp. I see less gray also, and I have now shared with my mom, who is 86!

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Great product!

    • Ann Arbor, MI,
    • May 25, 2018
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    I have been using the product for a little over a month and have already noticed a great improvement. Not only have I noticed, but my family and friends are noticing as well and asking what I am doing. I am so glad I found this product! Thank you!

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Best products I've tried for covering thinning hair spot on crown and general overall thickness

    • Maryland,
    • May 24, 2018
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    I have been using the hair wash, conditioner and revitalizing hair therapy. I recommend that they all be used together. The result has been an overall thickening of my hair with good effectiveness covering my thinning hair at the crown and closer to the front. I cannot yet determine whether the products are slowing the rate of hair loss.

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    So far so good

    • Sun Lakes, AZ,
    • May 23, 2018
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    My hair loss is due to an auto-immune disease. So my derm didn't put much faith in restoring the hair I have lost. But I do think there are little fragile hairs coming up in the bald spots. I have five more containers to go through, so hopefully, it will really restore my hair.

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

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  • 0 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Hair is growing

    • Michigan,
    • May 21, 2018
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    I faithfully use the product twice a day, morning and night. Before use, I dampen a washcloth with warm water and hold it over the areas that I want to have the most growth, then I apply the product and gently massage it in, this usually takes 4-5 minutes. I use a circular motion while massaging as I feel it will absorb into the follicle quicker. I have noticed that the hair on the widow's peak is beginning to fill in, but the most noticeable is the front, and that is filling into almost the same line as when I was much younger. I am very pleased with the product and will continue to use it to get a full head of hair.

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

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  • 1 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Love the product

    • Canada,
    • May 19, 2018
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    My hair feels thicker and healthier. I'm not sure if I am seeing much by way of new hair, but it is still early. I absolutely hate the bottle it comes in, tough to use, and there are some days I skip it just for that reason.

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

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