About JuveTress

By Derek Lakin
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?

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? 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.

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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  • Stronger hair and new growth

    • By Sharon W.,
    • Midwest City, OK,
    • Apr 9, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    I have been using the JuveTress for 4 months now and the best thing about it is that my hair has quit falling out. I find very few hairs in my brush now where before I started using it, my brush was really full. I was getting concerned that my hair was not able to replenish the amount I was losing and would soon be too thin to wear longer. Also, I have always had receding hairline on each side of my head. I can see the new hair growing there. It makes me feel very good to know I will have a full head of hair again.

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

  • What a difference!

    Since using the JuveTress products that include the therapy, shampoo, and conditioner, my hair is looking better than ever. I no longer worry about the thinning area that has been in the back looks in public. No longer checking and rearranging my hair when out in public. The shampoo and conditioner have made my hair softer and a better texture. Glad I tried the products and will keep using them!

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

  • Hair loss

    • By Jean P.,
    • Plainfield, NJ,
    • Apr 6, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    l struggled with hair loss since 2012. Tried everything. Nothing worked and it kept getting worse. Was seen by a Dermatologist and after blood work and biopsy and referrals to Endocrinologist and Rheumatologist, gave me a list of things I could try including Minoxidil and that was it.

    I felt defeated then. I started to search the internet for information and as I searched I stumbled on the article by JuveTress and was interested in what it said. I immediately ordered the Revitalizing Therapy and am presently on my second bottle. l am thrilled to see that I now have hair in the bald areas.

    I no longer "need a hat" as I can style it to hide the areas not yet fully covered.

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

  • Pleased so far, looking forward to the end result!

    • By Lena P.,
    • Ohio,
    • Apr 3, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    About 6 weeks ago I started to use the products. I have not seen new hair growth yet, but it has DEFINITELY STOPPED the fallout, praise GOD! I was losing so much hair I was starting to get scared. I found the product by searching online. I started with the hair treatment, and added the shampoo. I was so happy with the two products that I then added the hair conditioner to my regimen. I would highly recommend using all 3 products for the best results. Even my hairstylist told me my hair is in excellent shape. (She thought it was something she did, but I can tell you it wasn't.) It was the JUVETRESS!

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

  • Great results!

    • By Maria H.,
    • Sacramento, CA,
    • Apr 1, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    Been using JuveTress for 3 months and I'm happy with the results. I will continue to use for another 3 months to see if I can exceed current results. Have new hair growth and hair feels softer with shampoo. That's a first!

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

  • Product working well

    • By Elaine T.,
    • Pennsylvania,
    • Mar 31, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    JuveTress seems to be adding strength and volume to my hair. I am combining Minoxidil with the JuveTress. Minoxidil alone did not seem to produce strong growth. Using both together seems to be the ideal combination.

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

  • My hair looks fuller!

    • By Renee C.,
    • Michigan,
    • Mar 27, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    I love JuveTress Revitalizing Hair Therapy! My hair looks fuller and I've noticed a significant drop in hair loss when I brush or wash my hair. My hair grew incredibly slow before and I've noticed it's growing faster now. I just love JuveTress!

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

  • Love, love, love

    • By Cindy S.,
    • Independence, MO,
    • Mar 17, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    I love this product! I had hair loss due to several surgeries in a short period of time and medications.

    I now have fuller and younger hair than I have had in years! I am getting compliments and I am happy to tell everyone how it all happened.

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

  • Fantastic hair product

    • By Wilfrid K.,
    • Albuquerque, NM,
    • Mar 6, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    Within one month, my hair was noticeably fuller and thicker. I am actually quite astounded at the results, which greatly exceeded my expectations! I am glad that I was willing to give this product a try.

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

  • It works!

    • By Martha P.,
    • St. George, UT,
    • Feb 25, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    I started using this product thinking that it was going to be like all the other products that I have tried. But it's not, it's better. I can see the new hair coming in at the roots. I've never seen that with anything else I have tried, so I'm very happy with the products. I have been using the oil along with the shampoo and conditioner. Would recommend this to all that I know because I know that it works! Thanks!

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

  • Hair restoration products

    • By Fred T.,
    • Ashland, OH,
    • Feb 8, 2020
    • Verified Reviewer

    Dear Nadia at customer services at JuveTress, I used your products for almost six months, sent the remaining products back for a refund. I was told I had two paper checks coming to me in the mail for $117 and $124! It's been since December 1st, 2019! I'm tired of excuses! 45 days, now 60 days!

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

    • Feb 10, 2020

      Company Response from JuveTress™

      Fred, I'm very sorry you haven't received your refund checks yet. Please email me at nadia@juvetress.com and I'd be happy to look into your account for you and provide you with an update.

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