Are you trying to find 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. This is what Provillus looks like:

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Click on image to go to the official Provillus website

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 the official Provillus website.

Provillus before and after

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 is not available in stores, you can only buy it online. If you want to be eligible for the money-back guarantee, you must buy Provillus from the official website, which you can visit HERE.

Provillus for women

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.”

“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.”

“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!”

“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.”

Provillus for men

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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

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. Otherwise you won’t be eligible for the money-back guarantee.

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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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