During my 23 years of alopecia, I’ve tried A LOT of hair loss treatments, some of which worked. And I’ve read plenty of glowing reviews – some are genuine but too many are fake, making it hard for alopecians to find genuine help. So I decided to research existing JuveTress reviews and dig deeper: finding out what REAL customers say and how credible the brand is to (hopefully!) help you make an informed decision.
Full disclosure: I haven’t used JuveTress Revitalizing Hair Therapy before; it’s only recently come across my radar. But I’m including it here because the REAL customer reviews I’ve read are positive – while ‘fake posts’ call JuveTress a scam, simply to drive sales to other products they sell.
So although this review won’t be based on personal experience, I HAVE used the natural ingredients that JuveTress contains – and I’m a big fan.
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JuveTress is a leave-in hair formula/serum that’s designed for thinning, brittle and aging hair. It aims to improve hair health at the root of the problem – pardon the pun – starting by nourishing the scalp.
Like I said, I hadn’t heard of JuveTress until recently. And frankly, I’m not surprised. Because there are SO MANY hair loss treatments emerging all the time, each claiming miraculous results.
Of course, I’d never heard of Redensyl before, either – and studies like this one say it’s more effective than 5% Minoxidil (a common topical treatment for hair loss, which I’m not a fan of). It’s one of the active ingredients in JuveTress and a ‘hair growth catalyst’. But more on that soon.
JuveTress’ polyphenol blend works to strengthen thinning or fragile hair so it looks thick, shiny and volumized. As well as improving density, JuveTress delivers vital nutrients to hair follicles, which boosts hair health from root to tip. Yay!
LA Says: The more JuveTress reviews I’ve read, the more popular I’ve realized it is. The company also makes Restructuring Hair Wash, Restorative Conditioner and JuveTress Hair Supplements. But I’ll only review the serum in this article because it’s the most popular.
Like Shapiro MD, another popular hair growth treatment that I talk about here, JuveTress is made by dermatologists. The company is based in Woodland Hills, California – and was established in 2017. So it’s fairly new.
The award-winning, board-certified dermatologist and biomedical engineer behind JuveTress’ formula is Dr Hal Weitzbuch: a hair restoration expert with the Calabasas Dermatology Center in California.
He’s a spokesperson for Demi Lovato’s skincare range, Devonne by Demi. And now he’s brought his own offering to the market!
Unlike many treatments with hair regrowth claims, JuveTress’ different ingredients have gone through several clinical trials and come out tops. In this study Redensyl was reported to activate dormant hair follicles – and it’s a popular treatment for androgenetic alopecia (AGA). Meanwhile its natural compounds, like aloe vera, have science-backed evidence supporting their kickass hair growth powers.
Since many of these natural ingredients are in proprietary blends, there’s no way to tell their exact quantities. That bugs me a little. But I won’t hold a grudge – at least they’re in there!
Positive customer reviews say JuveTress is the best thing since sliced bread. (But you know, for your head.) While negative reviews and JuveTress complaints say it’s too expensive, maybe even a total scam.
I’ve researched far and wide to bring you an objective summary:
* BUT buyer beware – one reviewer complains about being pulled into an auto-renew program. More on that soon.
LA Says: I’m not so great at math. But even I can tell that JuveTress pros far outweigh the cons! Of course, if you don’t want synthetic ingredients and prefer a natural approach, you could try a different option like Pura D’Or (read my full review here) or Shapiro MD.
I’m about as good at science as I am at math: not very. So this part will be quick.
JuveTress contains almost 50 natural antioxidants and vitamins which work to improve scalp and hair health. It also includes not-so-natural polyphenols like Redensyl – which, among other things, is designed to volumize each hair strand.
So even though JuveTress Hair Therapy may not magically regrow your hair, or stop it shedding, it CAN make it look much thicker in the meantime.
LA Says: But how exactly does JuveTress work for hair loss? Or hair growth, for that matter? Well, let’s delve into its list of ingredients to find out!
I’ve called this section: “key Juvetress ingredients” because if I were to give you a FULL breakdown of all 50 ingredients (3 of which are active, the other 47 inactive), I’d never write about anything else!
The 47 inactive ingredients work as binders, fillers, fragrances and consistency agents. But I wanna focus on the top 3 ingredients, a couple of the inactive ones I love, then include a list of all JuveTress ingredients below so you can research them yourself. Sound good? Good.
Let’s start with a natural goody. Also known as Huang Qin or Scutellaria baicalensis, this plant has been used as an antibacterial agent in Chinese traditional herbal medicine for centuries. Nowadays, it’s used to stimulate hair growth, thanks to a non-toxic flavonoid called Biacalin that promotes the anagen (growth) phase of the hair cycle and boosts scalp microcirculation.
I’m always banging on about better scalp health leading to healthier hair (and more of it!) – and this strangely named, pretty purple plant can do just that!
This patented ingredient is less natural. It’s a mix of synthetic ingredients like “amino functional silicone polymers”, with antioxidant properties to help hair grow long ‘n’ strong.
The conditioning additive is for protection: it protects your hair from heat, styling products, UV rays and other environmental factors. It also adds shine, volume and softness, which is why it’s a common ingredient in speciality hair cream conditioners.
Redensyl is a popular treatment for male pattern baldness and it’s been tested in lots of clinical studies. One of which found it to be more effective than minoxidil for hair growth. Redensyl is made up of 4 molecules that boost the hair growth cycle…
Dihydroquercetin-glucoside (DHQG): a stabilized polyphenol made from plant extracts that activates hair follicle stem cells.
Epigallocatechin gallate-glucoside (EGCG): found in green tea, this anti-inflammatory hair growth enhancer is in the best products for thinning hair or hair loss – like Shapiro MD.
Glycine: An amino acid that your body uses to make proteins like keratin – great for general health and especially for hair health.
Zinc: This is particularly helpful for thinning or brittle hair as zinc strengthens the hair shaft structure – in fact, many people with hair loss have a zinc deficiency.
These blends moisturize the follicles, improve the condition of the scalp and reduce breakage and shedding. I won’t go into them all but I WILL highlight the ones I’ve personal experience with, or ones proven to promote hair growth.
Break out the plant encyclopedia!
Chinese skullcap, Redensyl, Microsil volume, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Trideceth-6, Propoxy Tetramethyl Piperidinyl Dimethicone, C11–15 Pareth-7, Propanediol, Arginine, Lactic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis (Skullcap) Root Extract, Glycine (Amino Acid), (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Zinc Chloride, Larix Europaea (Larch) Wood Extract, Sodium Metabisulfite (Antioxidant), Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetrimonium Methosulfate, Quaternium 91, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Mentha Arvensis, Niacinamide, , Panax Ginseng Berry Extract, Panthenol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 80, Procyanidin B2, Allantoin, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Zinc Gluconate, Fragrance (Parfum), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate,Citric Acid Polysorbate-20, Acetyl Tyrosine, Arctium Majus Root Extract, Calcium Pantothenate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Citrulline, Glucosamine HCl, and Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract.
Right, you’ve heard enough from me. Let’s see what some customers have to say about the Revitalizing Hair Therapy.
Since it’s not readily available on Amazon, I could only find one listing with 5 reviews – where JuveTress gets a 3.6 average rating. Not exactly a huge sample size, but here’s what the good reviews say:
“At first I was skeptical but my friends suggested that I be patient. I’m glad I stuck with it. Seeing good, early results. Only wish the bottle had more inside.”
“My hair is getting stronger and it is growing better and feels healthier.”
“My client started bringing the shampoo and conditioner in for her weekly appt. She then ordered the Therapy and [started] applying very little twice a day with her fingertips into the scars where a facelift left her bald 20 years ago. A month later hair started showing up all around the actual scar line.”
The single negative review called it “snake oil” and reported increased shedding after switching from minoxidil. BUT, this is one of the many bad side effects of minoxidil (it can cause more hair loss when you stop using it) so I’d say that’s a point against minoxidil, not JuveTress!
The final reviewer is neutral and says it’s too soon to tell. That’s the gist but you can read the reviews yourself here.
On the Better Business Bureau website, JuveTress has 20 reviews with an average rating of 4.8 – that’s better!
I won’t include every review: just a couple of positive and negative ones for balance!
The good reviews:
Jonathan H, May 2020:
“I got Juvetress because of my receding hair line. Since I started using Juvetress my hair line is not receding anymore and is actually growing new hair. It is also doing the same with hair along my temples. I’m a believer and will continue with Juvetress.”
Kathy R, December 2019:
“I’ve been using the juvetress hair products – all 3 for about a year – following an alarming loss of hair on the right side of my head. Cuidos [sic] to the rejuvenating serum which has generated more than 1 phase of new hair growth!”
The bad reviews:
Tony L, January 2020:
“The price jump is a ridiculous scam for returned consumers, Two yrs. ago was about $40 for a 237 ML bottle. Today, it is almost $80 for for 100 M bottle. My hair is not x4 times thicker than before. At best maybe 15% improvement. I will find other alternative cure.
One complaint made against JuveTress (gender unknown), April 2020
“I ordered hair products from Juvetress on April 16, 2020. My order was $129, yet they charged my credit card four different times without my consent. My credit card charges were over $400. When I tried to get Juvetress to refund the charges…I was told they would not be able [to] credit my card til I returned all the products that I never received”.
Sounds sketchy, right? But if you look at JuveTress’ response, you’ll see they refunded the customer in full – although granted, he/she had to pay for shipping.
Still, 19 positive reviews, 1 negative (based on price, which JuveTress did respond to) and 1 complaint that was resolved? I could live with that! And you could avoid any auto-renew or over-charging scams by buying it on Amazon instead!
So why would you want to use anything else? Well, these factors might affect your decision…
LA Says: I haven’t read any bad side effects of these lab-made ingredients. One reviewer said she’s prone to allergies but that the Restructuring Hair Wash didn’t aggravate them. Still, read the ingredients carefully – especially if you have skin sensitivities or allergies – and consult your doctor if unsure. For a more natural approach, check out three of my top treatments for hair growth!
A hair loss supplement that can actually work – by balancing your gut microbiome, boosting your immune system and kickstarting your natural hair growth cycle. It contains all the essential B vitamins that many of us with autoimmune conditions are deficient in, plus saw palmetto and other proven natural remedies for hair growth. Oh, and it’s much, much cheaper than JuveTress!
Totally natural, this best-selling shampoo and other products is also developed by dermatologists. It contains saw palmetto, EGCG (that green tea component) and caffeine, all of which naturally block DHT – the hormone linked to hair loss. Shapiro does make a minoxidil product, too. But I’d steer clear of that and just try the shampoo/conditioner set.
Ok so it’s not TOTALLY natural. But it IS good value, especially, considering the size of the bottle. It also has some great natural ingredients and it’s easy to buy from Amazon, Ulta, Walmart or Target (or direct from Nioxin). Oh, and it’s what worked for me, in the past! There can be some side effects of using Nioxin though, so check out my full review (or customer reviews on Amazon) before you make your decision.
According to the brand’s instructions, you can use the Revitalizing Hair Therapy daily. Twice a day, in fact. Here’s how:
I can’t find genuine customer reviews that claim JuveTress is oily or greasy. Only the many fake reviews I’ve found say this – and I don’t know where they get their info from! But you could always apply it before going to bed, just to be on the safe side.
Let me lay down the facts. Despite many of the slamming “reviews” out there, JuveTress gets an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. And even though BBB ratings aren’t actually based on customer reviews – but on how responsive the company is to customer queries and complaints – the reviews I read are STILL mainly positive.
Plus, JuveTress is really responsive to comments – indicating it’s a credible brand. As I alluded to above, one very negative review complains that JuveTress overcharged them, in a potential scam similar to Keranique’s auto-renew policy. JuveTress apologized immediately and refunded the customer’s card.
But if you want to be on the safe side, you could skip ordering it from the manufacturer, and buy JuveTress somewhere else.
If you read other online JuveTress reviews, you’ll notice that every one of them pushes Folexin hair growth supplements as an alternative. (Ok, I recommend Folexin a little in this post, but that’s to give more options!) For these reviews to compare the two brands is like chalk and cheese.
One is a supplement, the other a serum. How can you put them in the same category?! (Yes, JuveTress makes supplements too – but those fake reviews just talk about the serum, say it’s crap, and then push Folexin supplements instead).
These reviewers clearly have their own agenda. They all say the same thing and judging from all the typos involved, I doubt they even read back on whatever nonsense they spew.
Sorry, rant over!! Claws back in. I hope my JuveTress review has given you some honest information and advice to mull over. And if you do go for it, please let me know in the comments how you got on!
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