Whether you’re a man or a woman, Kerafy Hair Building Fibers promise to instantly bond to hair and deliver a thicker, fuller appearance that blends easily, is virtually undetectable, and can withstand wind, rain, and perspiration.
The company explains their fibers are made from high-quality plant-derived proteins that look and feel just like real human hair, are soft and light so they won’t irritate skin or clog pores, and are colorfast (they won’t run or fade), so you won’t have to worry about staining your clothes or linens.
The process works over three steps, which the website reports should only take one to three minutes and is as simple as combing your hair:
- Dry and style your hair, and then lightly shake Kerafy’s fibers until thinning areas are completely covered.
- Gently pat your hair to evenly distribute the fibers, which will are statically charged to instantly bond to, and blend with, your natural hair.
- Finish with the Fiber-Lock Spray before heading out the door in order to create an extra-strong bond between the fibers and your natural hair, as well as to help maintain thicker, fuller-looking hair.
When you’re done with your fibers at the end of the day, simply wash them out in the shower with shampoo. The website claims you can even sleep with them in place if you choose.
Compared to messy liquids, gels, and other products, it certainly seems that Kerafy’s ‘shake and go’ process could help hide any thinning patches of hair that might be making you self-conscious.
Just because it’s easy, though, is this product necessarily your best hair loss option? Will Kerafy work as well (and look as real) as the website makes it seem? Is it really a breakthrough formula?
We’re about to explore all of these questions, starting with the cause of hair loss.
Is There a Cure For Hair Loss?
Hair loss is not a diagnosis; it’s a symptom. In other words, some other condition causes it to occur.
Healthline reports these myriad causes include medical conditions like alopecia areata and hypo/hyperthyroidism; nutritional deficiencies, stress, and diseases like Hodgkin's disease and syphilis. However, the most common cause is androgenetic alopecia, which affects millions of men and women.
Here, (the exact cause remains a mystery to the medical community) it’s thought that the hormone testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone, which then attaches to hair follicles. Once there, the follicle produces increasingly thinner hair, until it eventually ceases production altogether.
Medicinenet reports that when it comes to hair loss, many products like shampoos, conditioners, and vitamins “are usually harmless but generally not scientifically proven and therefore potentially useless.” In fact, the only FDA approved options for addressing hair loss are:
- Minoxidil (Rogaine)
- Finasteride (Propecia)
- Medications called prostaglandin analogs
Even though Kerafy doesn’t claim to re-grow hair, exactly how does it help cover up hair loss?
Taking a Closer Look at How Hair Fibers Like Kerafy Work
Despite their potential usefulness, the basic idea behind hair fibers like Kerafy is fairly straightforward.
In most instances, these are made from plant-based keratin, a fibrous protein naturally found in hair and skin that helps provide structural support and protection—although some brands are made from cotton, while others use real hair.
Either way, these fibers are statically charged, which makes them naturally attracted to the hair on your scalp. In most instances, they’re available in a variety of shades to best match your hair color, are dispensed in a ‘shaker’ or ‘pumps,’ and are meant to remain in place until shampooed out in the shower.
How Much Does Kerafy Cost?
One 12g bottle (a one-month supply) of Kerafy fibers is priced at $39.95, plus $6.95 S&H, and is available in nine different colors:
- Dark brown
- Medium brown
- Light brown
- Medium blonde
- Light grey
Each order will include one bottle of Fiber Lock Spray and a hairline enhancer comb.
Customers can also purchase a three-month kit for $79.90, as well as the Fibers only for $29.95, plus $6.95 S&H each.
All orders come with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, less S&H, which you can request by calling 800-665-8365 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kerafy vs. Other Hair Loss Fibers
As we outlined earlier, there aren’t a whole lot of differences between these electrostatically charged fibers, other than the material they’re made from (i.e., keratin, cotton, or real hair). And we didn’t encounter any data from authoritative websites that any of these materials will necessarily provide better results than the others.
Given this, the right option for you is largely going to come down to budget and available colors. In fact, according to HairLossRevolution.com, the biggest challenge could be to find an exact match for your hair color—they even note that dying your hair might be the best way to achieve this match.
Here’s how some of the top options compared at the time of our research (30-day supplies, where possible):
|Product||# Of Colors Available||Size||Price|
|Bosley Thickening Fibers||7||12g||$14|
In addition to these, we found several generic options advertised on marketplaces like Google Shopping and Amazon for as little as $15 at the time of our research. Given all these choices, how can you make a decision?
In addition to the budget and coloring concerns, we think it’s important to make sure any company you purchase from offers a money back guarantee, with realistic S&H charges (which are almost never refundable). After all, you’re buying these fibers site unseen, so it’s important you can return them if you’re dissatisfied.
Also, what are online customers saying about their experiences with the product in question? Do you encounter any frequent complaints or concerns? If so, this could be indicative of what you’ll experience once you become a customer.
How does all of this line up for Kerafy?
Our Final Thoughts About Kerafy Hair Fibers
Kerafy seems to be a relatively new product, with very little online customer feedback and no Better Business Bureau listing. In addition, their fibers are the second most expensive option in our chart above, although the manufacturer provides customers plenty of time to try them, with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee.
However, many competitors don’t include the hold spray and application comb, so it could be the case that you’re getting a better overall value with Kerafy (we didn’t try any of these options ourselves to provide firsthand feedback).
Whichever product you choose, though, it’s important to emphasize that hair fibers only represent a temporary solution, and that they won’t do anything to halt your hair loss or cause it to re-grow.
Also, regardless of the brand, one of the most common complaints we’ve found among consumers is that these fibers don’t tend to stay in place when encountering moisture (whether from sweat, rain, or just high humidity), so be sure to keep your expectations realistic along this front.
Finally, these fibers require existing hair to attach to. As a result, if you’re completely bald in areas, it’s unlikely that they’ll deliver meaningful coverage.
Looking for more information? Be sure to read How to Choose a Hair Loss Product, Even If You Don’t Know What to Do.