Even with pretty much zero hair on my head, I’m a big fan of hair growth serums. Why? Well, for starters, I only need to use a tiny amount…and I don’t need to worry about getting greasy or oily hair from it!
But the right serum does WAY more than give existing hair (for those who have it!) added volume and shine. It also moisturizes your scalp, balances sebum levels, clears up flaky or dry skin and revitalizes stagnant hair follicles. Basically, a hair loss serum works to provide a healthy foundation for optimal hair growth.
As with any hair growth treatment, results may vary – we’re all different, so what’s triggering my shedding might not be the same for you. But with things like oxidative stress, hormone imbalances and environmental factors affecting so many of us with hair loss, any product that can help alleviate these stress factors is A Good Thing.
Even better when you can tackle these root causes with a holistic approach – not only using a topical treatment but taking vitamins that can help your body heal from within.
In this Folliboost review, I’ll cover the ingredients and benefits of its formula. I’ll also compare its hair growth products to some of the serums and supplements I’ve tried before. Does Folliboost hold its own against the big brands? Let’s see!
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Created by Tricho Labs in the USA (“tricho” stands for “tricologist”, which is a hair doctor, FYI), Folliboost includes a hair growth serum, a brow and lash booster and a vitamin for women experiencing thinning hair. (Although this post will focus mainly on the serum.)
Tricho Labs claim to “use science backed ingredients, proven to deliver thicker, fuller, more beautiful hair in as little as 30 days”. Although that’s a short timeframe, they don’t make grandiose claims to dramatically reduce hair loss or instant hair growth, like serums such as Nanohair. Healthier hair is certainly achievable within this time – and Folliboost reviews back it up!
However, Folliboost are quite confident in saying their product has “zero side effects”. I wonder if that’s true, considering some people might be sensitive to taking excess biotin (which can cause nausea and skin rashes), not to mention those who might be allergic to botanicals, or to soy.
Tricho Lab’s flagship product, which seeks to address the root cause of hair loss in a safe and simple way. By reviving dormant hair follicles through increased blood flow to the scalp, then delivering the right blend of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, plant extracts and amnio acids to nourish the scalp, it’s a powerful yet natural way to support hair regrowth.
Perfect for those with thinning hair or a decreasing hairline, the serum gently aims to stimulate hair growth at the root and kickstart the anagen (growth) phase of the hair cycle. It’s suitable for all hair types.
The serum’s active ingredients include:
A single bottle of the hair growth serum costs $37 – or you can get 3 bottles for $96 on Amazon right now. For best results, it’s recommended that you use the serum consistently for 3 months – so buying a few bottles at once might be a good option.
While these vitamins mightn’t contain as many proven hair growth ingredients as say, Folexin or Viviscal, it’s a nice vitamin complex to support your immune system without any side effects.
The natural ingredients within these supplements are zinc: to reduce hair fall (particularly helpful for those with telogen effluvium); biotin: to support healthy hair growth and lower inflammation, plus Vitamin C and Vitamin B12 to provide immune support and enhance brain function.
Note: hair shedding can be triggered by both a biotin or zinc deficiency or excess stores of either – so ask your doctor to test your levels if you’re unsure before taking any supplement containing biotin.
I see the merit in using a specialized serum for eyebrows or lashes, if you’re losing either to alopecia. I started losing my own eyebrow while pregnant with my daughter Sunny – and lost it entirely in the first few months postpartum.
Using Vegamour’s brow serum for even a few weeks brought downy fuzz back to my brow and after 2 months, it was back entirely!
Although I haven’t tried Folliboost’s lash and brow booster yet, I’m hopeful that it could deliver similar results.
The booster contains: soy and wheat proteins to boost volume and stimulate hair cells for regrowth, biotinoyl tripeptide-1, which contains collagen to build stronger, thicker hair, squalene oil to nourish strands and protect them against environmental damage and finally, provitamin B5 and Ubiquinone (CoQ10), which have an anti-aging effect on hair.
Honestly, the serum doesn’t get that high a rating on Amazon – only 3.9 out of 2,319 reviews.
The positive Folliboost reviews talk about less shedding, thicker hair and even regrowth – noting that it takes time, but it does work.
I just started using this 2 x day as recommended just a few days ago. There is already a noticeable difference! The shedding has slowed dramatically, and hair doesn’t come out in my hands when I run my fingers through my hair or scratch my head. To say that I’m amazed would be an understatement.
– Cindy, January 2023
I have been using this product for over a year and have noticed a significant difference in hair growth, especially around the hairline. I am very happy with this product and will continue using it.
– C. Wright, November 2022
The more negative reviews don’t notice any difference in hair growth. Some complain about the thickness of the serum and that it leaves hair feeling sticky.
I can see a result after three months. I can live with that but thickness not there yet. container need to be a spout plastic bottle. Using a dropper doesn’t work because of the thickness of the solution.
– Amazon Reviewer, December 2020.
I’ve reordered this a couple of times. Trying to stick with it to see if it actually will work with continuous use. I use it twice daily, been over 2 months. I haven’t noticed a big difference. I color my hair and still doesn’t need touched up after eight weeks so I don’t believe it has helped with growth. My hair is baby fine, along with being thin, I was hoping this would help my hair thicken up but I haven’t noticed anything sufficient enough to mention.
– Amazon Reviewer, April 2020.
Apply Folliboost Hair Growth Serum twice a day, as follows:
If you’re satisfied with your hair growth and volume, you might want to drop down to just one application per day. Plus, if you choose to stop using the serum, Tricho Labs say you won’t experience any additional hair fall; just that results might slow down. Good to know.
I like that Folliboost are quite upfront about their effectiveness. They say their products won’t work on those whose follicles are “dead and gone” – only on those with dormant hair follicles, whose hair loss is perhaps more recent or are experiencing light hair thinning. So their serum may not be suitable for those with a shiny bald head (like me!)
In which case, I’d recommend one of the following alternatives…
So maybe this won’t work either if you have a completely bald head…all I can say is, it worked for me! While I didn’t sprout a head of thick, healthy hair, I did see white vellus fuzz come back and follicle growth for the first time in several months.
And it happened pretty quickly, too – like, we’re talking hair growth within a couple of weeks! Their eyebrow serum helped grow my eyebrow back. And the biotin gummies gave me an amazing energy boost when I took them. (Although I had to stop using them when I became pregnant as they contain Vitamin A – so I only got to try them for 2 weeks).
Vegamour hair growth serum isn’t all that cheap – but they’re a wonderful vegan, natural and sulfate free brand, with great customer service, too. Highly recommended.
Another of my favorite brands is Revita. Admittedly, I’ve yet to try their hair serum. First, I need to do more research on nanoxidil – as I’d a pretty bad experience with minoxidil, and the two are quite similar.
But I do love Revita as a brand – they make my favorite sulfate free shampoo and conditioner with natural ingredients. These products reduced hair fall, helped hair growth and thickened my existing hair without any nasty side effects. It’s not that pricey and their customer service has been super-helpful, with speedy delivery, too.
Unfortunately, Folexin don’t make serums – but their hair growth supplements for men and women get incredible reviews! They contain natural DHT blockers like saw palmetto to tackle hormone-related hair loss, plus biotin and a whole host of B vitamins for immune support and metabolic function.
They’re really good value too – and in my opinion, are one of the best options to promote hair growth, from within! You could even use these in conjunction with Folliboost hair serum or this serum from Viviscal – as they’re probably more effective than Folliboost’s vitamins.
It did in my case! Vegamour serum helped my eyebrow grow back and brough white vellus hair back to my scalp. I haven’t tried Folliboost serum yet, but it’s certainly a cheaper option.
Folliboost advises that results will vary, as we’re all different…but that some people may see results after just one month: with thicker hair, bald patches filling in and baby hairs sprouting around the hairline. They recommend using Folliboost serum for between 3–6 months for the best results.
A 2oz bottle of the serum costs $37 on Amazon. The lash and brow booster is $45 on their website. Which seems expensive but it’s actually much cheaper than Vegamour – and anyway, serums last for ages, as you only need a tiny bit. For a one-month supply of the vitamins, it’s $39 – cheaper than some brands out there but not as cheap as Folexin.
From personal experience, I’ve seen the benefits that a good growth serum can bring to your scalp. Sure, you might not get instant results – but even if you just feel a tingling sensation from all that increased blood flow, it feels like it’s doing something!
And even if that is just the placebo effect, it’s effective, nonetheless. With hair loss shampoos, you often have to rinse it off before you notice any difference. With serums, there’s the mindful act of massaging it in twice a day, letting it soak in and noticing how different your scalp feels.
Although the Folliboost reviews on Amazon aren’t outstanding, they don’t report adverse side effects, either. The main complaint is about it not working fast enough…but these things do take time! And as it isn’t that expensive compared to other serums out there, my thought is: why not give it a try?
Remember, we are all different though – so as with any topical remedy, keep an eye out for any side effects. A little tingling and redness is ok and expected, anything more irritable isn’t. So make sure you use your serum wisely – and feel free to share your thoughts about Folliboost below, if you decide to try it!
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Alopecian. Yoga Teacher. Copywriter. Here to share information, offer support and show people the adventures that can lie in hair loss. I’m proud to have alopecia and I want to help others embrace their baldness, too!