Hairfluence All Natural Hair Growth: Does it Work?

Ingredients – what’s in Hairfluence?

First of all, this product is both gluten-free and also made from non-GMO ingredients, which are both major positives in my book.

Zhou Nutrition lays out all the ingredients in their product, and describes what each ingredient is intended for.

After having researched and tried so many of these products, this level of transparency and clarity about ingredients is RARE and speaks positively for the product.

Using this information, I want to dig a little deeper into the claims, so we can decide whether this is worth trying.

BIOTIN
Prevents hair loss, breakage & promotes overall healthy hair; for both existing hair and new growth.

==> This is true – read more about Biotin on my blog here.

bamboo hairfluenceBAMBOO EXTRACT (Providing 70% Silica)
Bamboo extract naturally contains a high concentration of Silica, an essential nutrient that nourishes vital tissues in hair, skin & nails; encourages a healthier, more youthful appearance.

==> This is also true, and while we haven’t yet reviewed silica products separately, they have been discussed in the context of our bone broth/hydrolyzed collagen review.

COLLAGEN (Hydrolyzed)
Natural antioxidant providing 18 essential amino acids found to generate faster, healthier cell growth in hair, skin & nails.

==> See above. Collagen is CRUCIAL in resolving any variety of hair loss situation. Hairfluence is right on the money for including it.

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
Naturally-Occurring compound found in many foods; aids the body’s production of collagen, promoting supple skin & hair.

==>MSM helps maintain structural proteins and works closely with keratin.

KERATIN
Naturally-Occurring protein in the body; aids in protecting and repairing damaged hair.

==> Also true.

VITAMIN C
Antioxidant that enhances immune function at a cellular level to promote healthy hair & skin.

pregnant womanFOLATE (as folic acid)
Promotes the development of healthy DNA, which controls healthy tissue growth and cell activity.

==> Interesting side note: the presence of folate in prenatal vitamins is one reason why women so commonly report improved hair appearance and growth while pregnant!

VITAMIN B12
Essential to red blood cell formation, which carries oxygen to scalp and hair follicles.

==>True.

VITAMIN A
Antioxidant promoting formation and maintenance of healthy cells.

==>Also true!

VITAMIN D3
Promotes the creation of new hair follicles and may “wake up” dormant follicles, providing fuller & more voluminous hair.

==>Definitely true. We will be discussing the critical importance of Vitamin D3 in a future blog post.

THIAMIN(E)
Promotes lush, strong hair.

==>Also true, and as another interesting sidenote – thiamine also has a calming effect on the nervous system, which helps indirectly combat a common cause of hair loss, which is STRESS!

BUT:

Worth noting: this product does not contain any of the usual suspect hair loss herbal ingredients, like Saw Palmetto, Aloe Vera, Rosemary, Chamomile, or Lavender.

Zhou Nutrition approaches their solution to hair loss from a more scientific, vitamin-and-mineral deficiency perspective instead of incorporating herbal alternatives.

Who Should Take Hairfluence?

Hairfluence is advertised as a hair loss prevention supplement for both men and women. In researching this product, I found reviews from both men and women, discussing their experiences with the supplement.

I’ve also seen reviews from older and younger people, and people of a wide range of ethnicities.

Hairfluence is not recommended for pregnant women.

hairfluence gorgeous hairThe Good

Out of the hundreds of positive reviews that I’ve read of Hairfluence for hair growth, one thing that stood out was so many women saying that they heard about Hairfluence from their hairdressers, of all places.

And that when the supplements started working, the hairdressers noticed and commented on the appearance!

I tend to trust something recommended by hairdressers, as they are on the front lines, so to speak!

Other Hairfluence users noted a distinct thickening and strengthening effect from the vitamins, as opposed to strictly new growth.

This is valuable because a lot of women, including readers of this blog, who don’t have hair loss or balding specifically still have concerns about breakage from fine and/or brittle hair. These users noticed a massive difference in hair strength after taking Harfluence.

Most women said they saw results within 2-4 weeks. I will say this: people who like it really like it. There are reviews from people who’ve been using it for many months, as well as from people who’ve tried lots of other products on the market for hair loss.

The Bad

As for the negative results from my research, some users say that they didn’t notice a difference, or didn’t notice much of a difference after dedicated use.

The biggest complaint I saw was the possibility of breakouts: several people reported issues with acne and/or  rashes after starting this supplement. Others said it did work for their fingernails, but not their hair. A few people noted increased headaches.

Important reminder: with any product (and ESPECIALLY hair loss products) some people will have negative or allergic reactions to some of the ingredients.

Overall: Hairfluence is an Affordable Option

For around $21 for a one-month supply, Hairfluence rings in in as one of the more affordable hair loss supplements on the market.

For people on a limited budget (which is a lot of us!), I recommend trying Hairfluence as an all-in-one strategy: it’s simply much cheaper to take one single vitamin than buying individual or speciality vitamins individually.

With 4.5 stars out of over 1,600 reviews on Amazon.com at the time of this blog post, it’s clear that Hairfluence is helping plenty of people suffering from hair loss. On this basis alone, Hairfluence is worth a try.

After my research, my biggest concern with this supplement is the possibility of an acne breakout.

If you are already acne-prone, Hairfluence might be worth the risk since the worst case scenario would be more of the same (sorry for the cynicism there).

For those with sensitive skin, or who have their acne under control, I would be cautious and start with a half dose (one pill) and work my way up to two daily, and discontinue use if acne gets worse during that time.

Because I’m currently having issues with acne, I won’t be taking this until I get it under control, but I am definitely curious after reading so many glowing reviews. It will be on my radar for another fun experiment, when my skin clears up! I will be sure to update this blog with my results!

One recommendation I would make for anyone taking this vitamin: also include a nightly scalp massage with rosemary essential oil.

This will help you “cover your bases”, because  Hairfluence is a straight-up vitamin-and-mineral supplement and doesn’t include many of the proven herbal and natural cures for hair loss in its ingredients list.

Hair loss must be treated comprehensively, on the inside with nutrition and supplements AND on the outside with scalp, hair, and skin nourishment.

Questions or comments? Already tried Hairfluence? Leave a comment and let us know about your experience. Your feedback is always appreciated!

Thanks for reading,

Penelope

49 thoughts on “Hairfluence All Natural Hair Growth: Does it Work?”

  1. Hello and thank you for this wonderful review!

    A few years ago I was searching for information like this for my teenager. She ended up taking the hair, skin and nails gummies that we bought at Costco. If it ever happens again, I will be looking at this product, as it sounds like a good quality supplement.

    What do you suppose is in this product that aggravates acne?

    • Thanks for the great question! I’m glad you had some luck with the costco supplements for your daughter. I suspect that some of the people who have bad acne outbreaks when using Hairfluence are either od-ing on vitamins by also taking a normal multivitamin (and therefore stressing the body to release the extra vitamins) OR they have an innate sensitivity to biotin. That’s just a guess, though.

  2. Hey Penelope, really great writer up thank you! I agree, any product that is gluten free and GMO free is a win for me too.
    How do you suggest using the rosemary oil in conjunction (as in would you add a couple of drops directly to your scalp and massage in?) I’m not that familiar with oils so would be keen to hear how others use them.

    I really like the idea of both, so I can strengthen and cure at the same time. I look forward to hearing your review and hope your skin clears up soon 🙂

    • Thanks for the question, Amanda! I think that essential oil massages can be pretty free-form, but you should always dilute the straight essential oil in a small amount of carrier oil (like coconut oil) before applying to your scalp. The massage can focus on the areas near your hairloss but should include the entire scalp for maximum benefit. This can be a great routine for partners to get into, exchanging 2 minute scalp massages before bed…there are very few people who DISLIKE the feeling of a scalp massage!

  3. Hi Penelope, thanks for this review. I am always fascinated when I read supplements like these that we really all need yet we tend to ignore, not because we don’t want, but only because we don’t know yet. Now that I know, I’d really consider this. Most supplements, or let us say Vitamins, focus more on the common ones like preventing colds, boosting our immune system, etc. What we actually miss out more often is helping prevent hair loss and on the other side of the spectrum, aiding in producing more of it. Thanks again Penelope for this. Very helpful =)

    • Thanks for the great comment, and it’s definitely helpful to view our bodies and vitamin needs as extending beyond our immune system/keeping ourselves from getting colds. Our bodies are so many other things! While it’s true that immune function is probably tied up in each function of the body to some extent, it makes sense to look at something like hair growth as having certain nutritional needs. People who can correct hair loss with supplements aren’t just lucky, they’re giving their bodies what they need.

  4. Great review, my mom it starting to reach that age where she starts to lose more of her hair, I am going to do more research on this product and hopefully, it can help out my mom in her situation, thanks for sharing.

    • Glad you found my site, and you sound like a good son! Be sure to check out my other resources and reviews, and feel free to send her here directly!

  5. Hairfluence sounds really promising. With a score of 4.5 out of 1600 reviews that speaks volumes by itself. The other important aspect is 100% guarantee. I think those two factors alone makes this worth trying if you are interested in strengthening hair, nails, and skin. Thanks for sharing.

  6. With thinning air in my mid 30’s, I’ve tried a number of hair growth products from herbal capsules to oils to foam. But none have had any impact on my hair. Maybe I was just expecting dreadlocks overnight or something lol.

    But looking at this Hairfluence, not only is it amazing value for money but seems to have a lot of ingredients for both protecting hair and contributing towards hair regrowth.

    Also from the Amazon reviews, customers seem to be impressed by the results. Which gets a BIG thumbs up from me. 🙂 However, I can see why the negative reviews would put folks off from using it. But at the end of the day, we are all different. It’s the same with medication… What works for one person, may not work for somebody else.

    Thanks for the review, and at roughly 20 dollars, it’s definitely worth a try.

    Neil

    • Thanks for the feedback, it’s always good to hear from other people who’ve been dealing with this issue at length. I agree that the potential downsides to this supplement seem outweighed considerably by the possible benefits. Hopefully you have some luck with it!

  7. Thank you for this article. It was very educational on the different vitamins and what they do and how Hairfluence would actually be very good for you except for the acne part. It also has a cheap price tag at $21 which is good for those of us on a budget. Thanks again!

  8. Thanks for this review. A question for you: I stopped changing hair colors so frequently for a couple of years now and I only get my roots colored and highlighted every 2-3 months.

    My hairdresser and I noticed however that my hair is literally breaking apart (it’s not splitting) and I have random short chunks which were never cut in the first place and I have very long hair.

    I’m so confused about because my hairdresser only colors the parts that needs to be done (which is like 2 inches or so) and leaves the rest alone. I take good care of my hair and I stopped straightening it. I only blow dry it and I also use dry shampoo so that I don’t stress the hair too much washing it.

    I’m wondering if this supplement will minimize my damage as my hairdresser blames my highlights for doing this. My natural hair colour is an ugly dark ashy blond (I was a golden blonde as a kid) and I can’t see myself not coloring it blonde. Would this supplement help? Any advice is welcome.

    • I think this supplement will help in your situation. It sounds like the dye is non-negotiable, so what you want is to strengthen existing hair and encourage new growth. I’d say give it a shot and see if it helps!

  9. Great review about HAIRFLUENCE. It has so many vitamins and minerals I didn’t even know existed. Do you think one should consult with a doctor before taking these pills?
    Thanks,
    Paulina

    • It can be a good idea to check with your doctor before starting a new supplement, especially if you have any medical concerns or sensitivities. But if you are familiar with your reaction to many vitamins and supplements, I’d say give it a shot and see what happens!

  10. This was very informative. I lost hair like crazy during and after pregnancy, and now that the big M (menopause for the males) roles around, I’m right back at it and really don’t know how to approach this. I will have my hormone levels checked in a bit, but if nothing comes up I will keep this in mind and hit you up with all of my questions.

    • Thanks for the comment! I absolutely recommend that you look into supplements to help support you during The Big M, because it can help you shed less hair and get back in balance.

  11. Hi, Penelope What A great review and I have been looking into products like this because I am experiencing hair loss and thining of my hair but I also have skin problems so I have to very careful of what kind of supplements I take but I think I am going to try this Hairfluence Thanks for the review!

    • Thanks for the comment, come back and let us know how it worked out for you, and if it caused any kind of breakout or was good for your skin!

  12. Hello! I loved reading this blog. I just have a question. I don’t have an issue with hair loss, I just bought this product to help my hair grow faster. It is made for that too, right? It’s not going to make my hair fall out? The ingredients look like mostly vitamins that are good for you.
    Thanks for any guidance you can give me.

    • that’s a great question, and yes, even people not experiencing hair loss can use most hair loss products for the goal of growing hair faster. They all go to the same place -improving health of your follicles and helping you hold onto the hair you already have.

  13. Hi! Loved this post. I just have one question. I have a very hard time swallowing pills and I didn’t realize how big these pills were until I opened the bottle when I got home. Is it safe itf I were to split the capsule open and mix it in with my food?

    • Hi Fawn – yes, you can mix the Hairfluence with your food. None of the ingredients is timed-release or extended release. great question!

  14. Hi, Ive been using this product for about 2 & 1/2 weeks now and I’m starting to see I’m breaking out on my face which I never do!!! Does this have to do with hairfluence? Please help.

    • Hi Melanie, thanks for reaching out. If the hairfluence is the only new variable in your routine, I’d say the chances are good that you’re having an allergic reaction to one or more of its ingredients. If you’re really concerned, stop taking it, get a refund, and try a different supplement. People have awesome results with Viviscal and my personal favorite, Nutrafol.

  15. That sounds like a very easy way to promote hair regrowth – just taking a pill! Certainly reduces to chances of topical skin allergic reactions. Also would save so much time on doing treatments to the actual hair. Would you recommend this in conjunction with other products?

    • Hi Megan, great question. I recommend that everyone experiencing hair loss do simultaneous treatments, both inside and out. Topical treatments and supplements enhance each other’s effects and give speedier and more noticeable results. That, and the follicles are living organs under our scalp but easily influenced by topical applications like shampoos and serums.

  16. Great article. A lot of useful and helpful information at one place. We usually surf on google and spend hours to get some information and here everything regarding hair growth and it seems easy and practical, even busy people can easily do it as well.

  17. I like this product for a couple of reasons. First the fact that hairdressers recommended it to people. That gives me confidence in the product because why would they lie because usually, they want you to try their products. Another reason is the price it is pretty affordable and comparable to other hair supplements. Another reason is that there aren’t many bad complaints about this product, which makes me more confident. I usually look at reviews first and how many bad reviews there are. Thanks for the great review!

    • Yeah, you’ve GOT to trust your hairdresser, right? They are the real hair experts! It is super affordable too, and it’s exciting that there’s an option out there like this that so many people have good results from.

  18. Hi Penelope, this is such a great review on a great product as always. Product looks amazing and the best thing is it is gluten free and pregnancy women can have them. Usually hair loss prevention minerals are not good for pregnant woman but these ones are, I will share it with my friends, such a great product.

    • I’m grateful for your insight and perspective about how this supplement is appropriate during pregnancy. thanks for sharing your thoughts and sharing the info with your friends!

  19. Wow, great product, hairfluence contains biotin and collagen and both are the basic building blocks fir hair growth but thank you for sharing such a useful reviews and the new thing I have learned is bamboo extract and hot it works with our hair. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing product with us.

  20. Hi Penelope,
    I’m a little concerned about the Vitamin A in this supplement. I have always heard that too much Vitamin A can be toxic because it is not soluble and can collect in the liver.

    • Excessive Vitamin A can be toxic, for sure. The daily dose of Hairfluence includes 8000 IU, which is 160% RDA (recommended daily allowance). This is far under the amount required for toxicity.
      “Supplements are typically 10,000-50,000 international units (IU) per capsule. Fish-liver oils may contain more than 180,000 IU/g. The acute toxic dose of vitamin A is 25,000 IU/kg, and the chronic toxic dose is 4000 IU/kg every day for 6-15 months. (Beta-carotene [ie, provitamin A] is converted to retinol but not rapidly enough for acute toxicity.” (from Medscape)

      Thanks for the great question!

  21. Hi! I currently take a prenatal vitamin, biotin, vitamin D, and a fish oil every day. If I started taking hairfluence, should I stop taking these other vitamins or is it okay for me to take all these plus the hairfluence every day?

    • Hi Lauren,
      It’s fine to continue to supplement with your other vitamins while taking hairfluence. thanks for reaching out and asking!

  22. Hi 🙂 how long should I take hairfluence? is it for life or should I take breaks?
    if I stop using it, is my hair going to go bad again or the effects of the cure will remain?

    Thank you for your answer

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