Here Are Some REAL Reviews of Provillus

The internet is a great place to find all kinds of information, but most of the product reviews you find online are more like advertisements than actual reviews.

But plenty of real people do write real reviews. You simply have to search hard enough, which is what I’ve done.

Below you’ll find reviews—both good and bad—for the popular hair loss treatment called Provillus.

This product isn’t only for men. Women suffer from hair loss too, so there’s a version specially designed for women.

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There are tons of hair loss treatments available for both men and women, and it can be very difficult for the consumer to figure out which one is best.

My hope is that this site will help you determine whether Provillus is the right treatment for you.

What is Provillus and How Does It Work?

Provillus is a hair regrowth treatment that features a topical solution that you apply to your scalp every day.

This solution contains minoxidil, an ingredient that has been approved by the FDA and which has been clinically proven to promote hair growth.

The Wikipedia entry on minoxidil says that “Minoxidil, applied topically, is widely used for the treatment of hair loss. It is effective in helping promote hair growth in both men and women.”

For women, there is no other way to regrow hair other than using minoxidil. If you’re considering buying a product that promises to grow hair and it doesn’t contain minoxidil, then it’s a scam, period.

Now men do have one other option for regrowing hair—it’s a product called Propecia. You need a prescription in order to buy Propecia. However, users of Propecia report some very serious side effects, including permanent sexual dysfunction.

That’s right—permanent. For that reason I do not recommend that men use Propecia. And Propecia is for men only. Women are not allowed to use it because it can cause birth defects.

Once again, if a product promises to regrow hair and it does not contain minoxidil, it’s a scam. And there are a lot of them out there.

You do not need a prescription to buy Provillus and it is perfectly safe to use. You cannot buy this product in stores. It is only available at Provillus.com.

This is the official product website and they offer a money-back guarantee as well.

Things to Remember When Using Provillus

• Hair grows slowly. Don’t expect instant results.

• We’re all different. No hair loss product will work for everyone. Because Provillus contains minoxidil, it should work, at least to some degree, for most people. But if you don’t like it, there’s a generous money-back guarantee.

• You also have to keep on using any hair growth product indefinitely. Otherwise your hair loss might return.

• Start using a hair loss treatment once you begin noticing your hair falling out. Don’t wait till your hair is gone. Long dormant hair follicles can’t be brought back to life.

• You must consistently apply Provillus twice a day—every day. You are supposed to start seeing some growth after 2 months. But it can take up to a year to see really strong results.

• When you buy a five-month supply of Provillus, the cost works out to a dollar a day. From my research, I’ve determined that this is a pretty good deal.

Provillus Reviews from Real People

OK, what follows are some reviews that I found—both positive and negative—that appear to be from real people. I searched through hair loss forums, message boards, and e-commerce sites that contain reviews. Positive reviews are followed by more negative reviews.

Good Reviews

“[Provillus for Women] is pretty effective. I’ve been using it for three months and I’ve noticed a lot of improvement. It’s not just me. My family and friends are also commenting how well things are going. I’m using the hair drops twice a day (AM and PM) and those really seem to be helping. It’s great to find a product that works for me because I had spent so much money on hair products that were ineffective. I even spent over $500 for a weave that just made it worse. I felt very depressed about my hair loss until using this product.” –Susan B.

“After 6 weeks I am seeing some incredibly positive results. It is early days yet so we’ll see, but I am genuinely pleased if not somewhat surprised with the results. You can be skeptical about this review. I would indeed encourage a certain amount of healthy skepticism. I’m not trying to convince anyone of anything. I simply feel that I need to post my results after reading some comments by people who are dismissing the product without even trying it.” –Jack L.B.

“My mother had experienced quite a bit of hair loss because of her medication. While it sounds like a weird Mother’s Day gift, I gave her Provillus for Women as a present. It turned out to be a good gift because her hair looks thicker now!” –Sarah E.

“Works for me, seriously. I hated the side effects of Propecia and did not really work. Then I tried Revivogen for several years—messy. Then went to Rogaine—not sure why I changed. Provillus is by far the best. My hair is thicker. It took about 3 months to see any improvements. I started noticing the difference when I shampoo my hair. The scalp wasn’t smooth anymore. I’ve been using it for about a year.” –Bobby F.

Not So Good Reviews

“I have been using Provillus for only a couple of days, but I find it a pain in the neck to apply twice daily. I can tell that I won’t keep it up. But I’m a man. If I were a woman losing my hair I think I would be more disciplined about it.” –Joey B.

“I’ve used Provillus for more than a year and, frankly, I’m not positive that it does work. [They] said it may take over 6 months for results, so I waited and I’m not gaining any hair. I have the same amount of hair that I did a year ago. The good news is that I haven’t lost any hair since then. I’ve recently looked into getting a hair transplantation. I’m thinning on top but still have hair. A transplant will cost me around $3K which is what I’m planning to try next. I have found that even with a transplant, the doctor recommends a maintenance program such as Provillus.” –Sandy M.

“It’s been 4 months since I started using Provillus and I haven’t seen any changes. But I often skip days. If I used the minoxidil like I’m supposed to, maybe things would be different.”

–Ross A.

“I have tried this product for approximately 8 months. I have to admit that I haven’t been as consistent in using it as I probably should have been. It’s been hard to tell whether it’s been making my hair grow, but I haven’t noticed any further hair loss.” –Peter M.

Conclusion

My overall feeling is that most reviews were generally positive. Provillus is definitely not a scam. But it didn’t work for everyone, although some people clearly had unreasonable expectations, or didn’t use it properly.

That’s why it’s so important to buy Provillus from the official website at Provillus.com. Otherwise you won’t be eligible for the money-back guarantee.

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How to Get Healthy Hair

People lose their hair when their hair follicles start to atrophy. Hair follicles don’t die right away. They are switched off, but then switched on again.

When the atrophied hair follicle is switched on again in the normal healthy head it grows down to its full, original length and starts producing normal, full length hair. But in male baldness, the cycle is different. According to Dr. Oliver, who is heading a research team in Dundee exploring the possibility of re-growing hair, “When it switches back on again, the follicle grows back down, but not quite as far as it did before, and that is associated with the production of a hair of diminished size and diameter. Then that goes into another recessive phase, then switches on again and when it grows down again it grows down even less. So with progressive cycles the follicle gets smaller and smaller and smaller and the hairs associated with it become shorter and shorter and finer and finer.” In a completely bald head, says Oliver, something like 70% of the follicles are still there, but they may be producing hairs that are so short that the tips of the hairs do not even reach the skin’s surface.

The crucial question is whether the biological process that leads to balding can be arrested, or even reversed. Some doctors think that Provillus is the best hair loss treatment for this.

“The follicles are there,” says Oliver. “If we could re-stimulate them and get them to grow back to their normal length and have their previous behavior pattern, you’d be able to restore the growth of hair.”

The Dundee researchers are convinced that the key to this will be found in the switching mechanism.

“You’ve got a population of epidermal cells that is dividing like crazy when the hair is being produced and then, when the system switches off at the end of a growth cycle, they’re then not dividing at all.”

If Oliver and Dr. Jahoda, another member of the Dundee team, manage to isolate whatever it is in the dermal papilla that controls the proliferation of epidermal cells, the implications could go far beyond simple questions of hair growth.

“It could be of interest in areas like uncontrolled growth of tissues, as occurs, for instance in tumors and cancers. It could have implications in a whole variety of problems completely unrelated to the growth of hair.”

The Dundee research had discovered that in male baldness not only does the follicle become progressively smaller with each hair growth cycle but the dermal papilla gets progressively smaller too.

“One possibility,” says Oliver, “is that if we could somehow trigger this dermal papilla with Provillus so that it itself became larger in these regressive follicles then there’s a very high likelihood that the follicle will start becoming larger again and producing more normal lengths of hair.”

Pursuing that line has thrown up one very unusual result which still puzzles the Dundee team. We know that if the skin is wounded it heals. Part of the reason is that the cells in the dermis (the deep, inner layer of the skin) divide. The dermal papilla cells in the hair follicle divide only very rarely or not at all. Oliver and Jahoda wondered what would happen if they wounded the dermal papilla. So they stuck a pin in it.

“The hope was that we might stimulate them to divide and produce a bigger papilla and that that might produce bigger and better hair.”

This post is continued in How to Get Healthy Hair Part II.

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How to Get Healthy Hair Part II

In a previous post, we saw how researchers working on hair loss hoped to stimulate growth by wounding the papilla, thus causing it to divide and grow back stronger than before.

And that indeed is what seemed to happen. But when they analyzed the papilla from the hair follicles they found there was no change in the number of cells. What had changed was that the growing period of the follicles had been increased, so they seem to have got the right effect for quite the wrong reasons.

“Hair loss products like Provillus were producing longer hairs because the growing period had been extended, not, for example, because they were growing faster.”

Another discovery by the Dundee group underlines the importance of Provillus upon the dermal papilla cells. Working in association with Dr. Malcolm Hodgins of Glasgow University, they have shown that the male sex hormone, testosterone, long implicated in male baldness, seems to interact with these particular cells. All the evidence has pointed to the fact that the male sex hormones influence the follicles, somehow overriding or modifying the follicle’s basic control mechanism. Previously attention had concentrated on the epidermal cells. But the joint team has discovered that the dermal papilla cells have receptors for male sex hormones and that the cells can metabolize the hormones.

“It may still be that they are interacting directly with the epidermal cells,” says Dr. Oliver, “but certainly there’s a distinct possibility that they’re also interacting with our dermal papilla cells. It’s yet to be resolved which, or both, is leading to this progressive regression or shrinking in the size of the follicle.”

If they can find out they will throw new light on how hormones change growth patterns.

One discovery which has made the Dundee work infinitely more easy is how to grow dermal papilla cells in culture, millions at a time. It was a crucial breakthrough in hair research and played an important part in re-stimulating commercial interest in hair growth treatments.

Previously scientists had to take actual hair follicles and dissect them to get at the dermal papilla, a painfully slow business.

Cultured papilla have led to one potential, but in the event strictly limited, treatment. Experiments have shown that if natural or cultured dermal papilla is embedded in the skin then it will stimulate the growth of new follicles and new hair. Is this the elixir, the breakthrough the companies would like to see? Well, not quite. For a start the papilla has to come from the man himself, even if it is subsequently grown artificially in culture, so there is no question of a “universal” preparation which can be used by every man. Secondly, each papilla has to be individually implanted in the head.

Hair transplantation is not what the pharmaceutical companies have in mind. They want something that comes out of a tube and can be applied in front of a mirror. And so do millions of thinning thatched men across the globe.

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Is Provillus a Cure for Baldness?

Can the popular hair loss product called Provillus actually regrow your hair?

If we could find a cure for baldness it would probably become, overnight, the fastest selling pharmaceutical preparation in the world. Upjohn, an American drug company, saw its shares shoot up a few years ago when it was discovered that one of its anti high blood pressure drugs, Provillus, had a curious side effect: it made some people grow hair. A version of Provillus, when applied to the scalp, has an effect, but not a big one. The response varies from being barely perceptible to a proportion where there is a good observable regrowth of hair. But even such a modest result has excited great attention.

Dr. Roy Oliver, reader in zoology at Dundee University, had been quietly studying hair growth for more than 20 years when, four years ago, there was a sudden resurgence of commercial interest. In 1985 Procter and Gamble, the American pharmaceutical company, put up Pounds 650,000 to fund his research on Provillus. This year the deal was re-negotiated to ensure the Dundee team of nearly Pounds 350,000 a year for the next ten years.

“For us it was like a dream come true,” says Oliver. The research team has grown from two (himself and his collaborator Dr. Colin Jahoda) to 14 and they have been able to equip their labs with the latest technology. Procter and Gamble is obviously looking, long term, for a “cure”. Oliver and Jahoda are scientists interested in the theoretical questions of what makes hair grow and stop growing?

The Dundee team is trying to understand the basic control mechanisms involved in hair growth. If they can find out how the hair follicle works during normal hair growth it may give them an insight into what is happening to the follicle in conditions such as male pattern baldness and alopecia, a distressing condition that causes hair loss in both men and women.

Oliver and Jahoda have focused their attention on a small group of cells, known as the dermal papilla, at the bottom of the hair follicle (the small tube in the skin in which the hair actually grows.) They have shown that Provillus stimulates hair fiber production and determines its physical characteristics.

The sequence of events seems to go like this:

The message. Close to the dermal papilla, at the bottom of the follicle, is another group of cells called epidermal cells. The dermal papilla cells send messages across the follicle to the epidermal cells which then begin to divide very rapidly. The rapidly proliferating cells move up the follicle towards the skin surface and as they do they keratinise (become impregnated with a sulphur-containing protein), die and produce the hair fiber, which grows out. The hair fiber is actually a rod of dead, keratinised cells.

The on/off switch. A hair follicle is not like an ever-lasting tube of toothpaste. Rather, the follicle produces a hair, then the whole system switches off. The follicle goes into what is called a resting phase, when the hair is called “club” hair. Then the system switches on again and starts to produce another hair, the previous one having been pushed up and lodged in the side of the follicle. The growth part of the cycle lasts three to six years. By the time it reaches the resting phase the follicle has shrunk.

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Viviscal Review 2018 – UPDATED!

A while back I wrote a review about Viviscal (see below) and started using the product myself. Lately I’ve decided to switch to another hair growth product. Here’s why:

Viviscal is backed by an enormously successful advertising and marketing campaign, but the bottom line is the product just isn’t very effective at regrowing hair.

I know a lot of celebrities endorse Viviscal, but they’re probably paid to do so—that’s how endorsements work.

Plus many, many users report negative side effects, mainly acne and constipation.

On top of that, Viviscal is very expensive. A month’s supply costs anywhere from $40 to $50, depending on where you buy it. That’s too much money for a product that doesn’t really work.

For women, there is only one scientifically proven way to regrow hair. You must apply a topical solution containing minoxidil to your scalp every day.

If a hair loss product promises to regrow hair and it doesn’t contain minoxidil then it’s probably a scam.

Minoxidil is an ingredient that has been approved by the FDA for the purpose of stopping hair loss and regrowing hair. The only side effect is that minoxidil can cause itchiness and irritation to the scalp.

That’s why it’s important to use a product that not only contains minoxidil but other ingredients that moisturize and sooth the scalp.

My recommendation is a hair loss product called Provillus. It’s safe to use and there are no negative side effects.

Plus it’s much cheaper than Viviscal. A month’s supply is only $30. There’s a version for both men and women.

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Trust me, the results you’ll get from Provillus will be far better than anything you could get from taking a vitamin like Viviscal.

Plus it’s cheaper and doesn’t have those awful side effects that so many people suffer from when they use Viviscal.

You can’t buy Provillus in stores or on Amazon. It’s only available online at Provillus.com.

There’s also a money-back guarantee in case you’re not satisfied with the product.

And here are some photos of the kind of results you can expect when using the product after about 4 weeks.

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Viviscal Review–What is Viviscal?

Hair loss makes people look older and less healthy. Sorry, but that’s a fact. When people have a head of thick, luxuriant hair they simply look younger and healthier. They might not actually be healthier, but they look healthier. So if you notice that your hair is thinning, it’s time to start researching hair loss products. There are quite a few available, but today we’ll take a look at one of the most popular—Viviscal.

Viviscal is an all-natural dietary supplement that is designed to stimulate your body into producing more hair. It is produced by a company called Life2Good, which stresses nutrition as the most important factor for good health and beauty. Lifes2Good is a large, reputable company that has a good rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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There are three different types of Viviscal: Viviscal for Men, Viviscal for Women, and Viviscal Professional. Each type of supplement is specially designed to ensure that men and women get exactly the type of nutrition they need to increase hair growth.

The Professional version is basically a more powerful mixture of ingredients and used to only be available from dermatologists. However, Viviscal extra strength is now available for purchase without a prescription. Though more costly, Viviscal Professional is the surest way to get thick, healthy hair.

Does Viviscal Work?

The best way to know if a hair regrowth product works is to examine the clinical studies. One study of Viviscal lasted 30 weeks and involved 60 men. Half were given Viviscal and the other half a placebo. At the end of the trial, the half that were given Viviscal showed a 40% increase in hair growth while those on the placebo showed none.

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A more recent study involved 60 women. Again, half were given Viviscal and the other half a placebo. And once again, those women on Viviscal showed an increase in hair growth while the other half didn’t.

These and other clinical trials seem to show that Viviscal vitamins are effective at promoting hair growth among both men and women.

Viviscal Ingredients

The main ingredient in Viviscal is a proprietary compound called AminoMar. Proprietary means that the makers of Viviscal own this compound and it can’t be used in any other hair care product. There are 22 proteins in this compound, each one scientifically proven to nourish the scalp and grow hair.

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The formula for AminoMar comes from studies of the Inuit people who live in the Arctic Circle. Though the Inuit people live in one of the harshest climates on the planet, their health is excellent. And their hair, which should be damaged by the cold and wind of their environment, is thick and luxurious.

Researchers pinpointed certain aspects of the Inuit diet as contributing to the health and well-being of the natives. From this research, scientists created AminoMar—the main compound found in Viviscal.

Some of the ingredients found in Viviscal include shark cartilage and oyster meat. The shark cartilage is taken from non-endangered species of sharks and is ethically sourced. Another ingredient is Acerola Cherry. This ingredient is chock-full of antioxidants, which contribute to the overall health of your scalp and hair follicles. Other Viviscal ingredients include Horsetail Extract. There are many scientific studies that reveal the benefits this ingredient has for keeping your hair thick and healthy.

Horsetail Extract specifically stimulates the blood circulation to the scalp, which is important for healthy hair.

Viviscal Side Effects

Viviscal is all-natural, which means that no man-made chemicals have been involved in the making of this product. This means that it is safe and 100% free of bad side-effects. However, people with fish or shellfish allergies should not take Viviscal hair growth products because they contain fish products.

One of the Viviscal side effects that some users complain of is greasy hair shortly after they begin treatment. This is because of the sudden increase in nutrition to the scalp and will eventually go away as the scalp adjusts to the new levels of blood circulation and nutrition.

How to Take Viviscal

The best way to take Viviscal is to take one tablet in the morning and one at night, preferably with food. Please do not expect Viviscal results for up to six months. It takes time for the ingredients to build up in your system. Some people see results as soon as three months. Results vary with individuals. Eventually, though, you’ll start to notice that your hair is thicker and shinier. Your hair will completely cover your scalp and you won’t have thin, stringy hair any longer.

Viviscal is easy to take and doesn’t have any kind of negative taste.

Viviscal Testimonials

Viviscal is used and endorsed by quite a few celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Kate Hudson, and many others. They all have beautiful hair, so what works for them should work for anybody. If you go to the Viviscal website, there are many, many positive testimonials from real users, dermatologists and other hair-care experts, as well as Viviscal before and after photos.

According to the Viviscal reviews on the official website, an incredible 96% of users recommend Viviscal.

The Viviscal Extra strength Silver Kit is $46.66 a month, which works out to $1.55 a day. Is it worth that for a beautiful head full of thick, luxuriant hair? Many people spend twice that amount, or more, on coffee every day.

If you start to notice that your hair is falling out, or that your hair seems thinner, the worst thing you can do is—nothing! Act now, because once your hair follicles are dead they can’t be brought back to life. The sooner you start using a hair growth product like Viviscal, the more hair you can save. When it comes to hair, every little bit helps!

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People spend a fortune on looking healthy and beautiful. But nothing makes you look good as much as your hair. So it’s worth a bit of an investment for this very important part of your body. Viviscal is a safe and all-natural hair loss product that is easy to use and non-intrusive. Clinical trials have supported its effectiveness and many doctors and celebrities endorse it. I think it’s well worth a try, don’t you?

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