I’ve had alopecia areata for most of my life. And I’ve tried dozens of different shampoos, topical treatments and natural remedies. On Lady Alopecia, I’ve already shared with you my favourite shampoos for hair loss – and since October 2020, Revita shampoo has topped that list. Plus, as you’ll see on on the company’s website, customer and expert Revita shampoo reviews alike are pretty positive, too!
In this post, I’ll share my personal experience so you can see if it’s something you want to try yourself.
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Before I get into Revita’s many benefits, let me be clear on something: a shampoo that can magically fix alopecia doesn’t really exist. Alopecia is an autoimmune condition, caused by a range of factors including stress, hormonal imbalance, genetics and poor lifestyle habits – so typically, it takes more than a topical treatment to heal it.
Having said that, certain hair loss shampoos do support the natural hair growth process. The best ones are free from harmful chemicals, such as sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, typically found in cheaper shampoos. These components just irritate the scalp further and raise inflammation levels (which anyone with autoimmune issues wants to avoid, bigtime).
Hair loss shampoos, however, are kind on the scalp and contain proven hair growth ingredients – basically providing the best environment possible for regrowth. They may not work overnight but they are worth switching up your regular shampoo for. And as we’ll see in this post, they can be very effective!
I’ve had a great experience with Revita so far and the Revita shampoo reviews I’ve read on Amazon are overwhelmingly positive, too. Although some of these reviews say the formula has changed (which is why I’d recommend getting it direct from the manufacturer, for guaranteed authenticity) I can only say why and how it’s worked for me. Plus, the evidence-based reasons to show why I believe it can work for anyone with thinning or shedding hair…even for those with alopecia!
DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is the hormone typically linked to hair loss – particularly androgenetic alopecia, aka male pattern baldness. Basically, too much DHT can shrink your hair follicles, shorten their growth cycle, result in brittle hair that sheds more easily and prevent your follicles from growing new hairs. Luckily, Revita’s natural ingredients like caffeine and ketoconazole block DHT without any nasty side effects. In fact, some studies show caffeine to be just as effective as topical minoxidil in this regard.
These hair stimulating compounds have also shown faster hair growth and new hair growth after episodes of hair loss in clinical studies. And with more and more people experiencing COVID-related spells of hair loss, Revita shampoo offers a promising solution for regrowth.
Often environmental damage, stress, aging or excessive styling can lead to dry, brittle and damaged hair. Hair that’s much more prone to snapping and shedding, and an irritated scalp that won’t produce new hair in its place. But Revita restores and reinvigorates each and every strand to give you a healthy head of hair again!
In fact, Revita starts reviving hair follicles from the first time you use it – you’ll probably notice a difference in volume, texture and shine immediately! That’s thanks to nourishing ingredients like emu oil, rooibos tea, biotin and niacinamide (a form of Vitamin B3), plus the antioxidants I’ll cover in the next part.
DS Laboratories, who make Revita and sell plenty of other hair growth treatments on their website, are really transparent about their testing procedures. They include full reports from their clinical studies on the product page, plus highlight the key results.
For instance, among the men and women who used Revita Shampoo daily for 90 days:
✓ Suitable for all hair types, men & women
✓ Hypoallergenic, with no sulfates or parabens
✓ Super affordable
✓ Safe during pregnancy & breastfeeding
✓ Dermatologist recommended
✓ Oxo-biodegradable packaging
✓ Smells great!
✓ Over 10,000 5-star Revita shampoo reviews
With 14 kickass natural ingredients, you’re giving your scalp the best chance to sprout forth seriously healthy hair! DS Laboratories also use a proprietary Nanosome Delivery System across all their products. What this does is continuously release active ingredients, bit by bit, for higher efficiency and longer-lasting results.
The chemical-free extraction process involved in Revita Shampoo means it preserves the molecular integrity and maximum nutrients of its powerful ingredients. Oh, and they come packaged in a kinder way, too. Because DS Labs recently switched to oxo-biodegradable packaging, which uses 90% less waste compared to its predecessors. Nice one, guys!
LA Says: To learn more about some of Revita’s star ingredients, and how they support hair growth, check out this shiny video from dermatologist Dr. Dustin Portela.
I ordered the shampoo from DS Labs after coming across really positive reviews online. I’d also emailed the company with a couple of questions and to see if it was possible to ship to Vietnam. I found the customer service to be amazing – so quick to respond and super-helpful!
The shampoo arrived pretty quickly, around two weeks after I ordered it. And things often take much longer to get to Vietnam! After the very first use, I noticed how shiny my hair was, and how much thicker it looked, too. My husband even joked that my mohawk had doubled in volume!
We were off to a good start. And I continued using Revita, alternating it with Pura D’Or Hair Thinning shampoo (read my review on that here). I loved how it smelled, loved the orangey colour and like I said, loved the sheen it gave me! I only needed a small amount to get a good lather so my bottle lasted for ages, too.
After using Revita for just two weeks, I noticed:
This was the most exciting result for me as I hadn’t seen vellus hair on my patches in AGES. Unfortunately, it didn’t progress into longer, terminal hair – but still, I was impressed how quickly Revita boosted circulation and the condition of my scalp!
My mistake was not ordering more bottles. Because when my bottle had run out, and I didn’t have another to start, I may have slowed whatever progress was going on. I noticed that DS Laboratories offer a subscription model on their website though, with 20% off, so maybe that could be a good idea for next time.
In the meantime, I’ve ordered their CBD shampoo so I can compare the two products!
Maybe you don’t just want to take my word for it. And that’s ok – I’m not a doctor, after all, just a regular alopecian in search of kinder, natural treatments for my noggin who shares her experiences!
But if you want to hear what others are saying, have a look at the following reviews…
“I like the ingredients in Revita hair stimulating shampoo because it combines anti-inflammatories, DHT blockers, amino acids, and vitamins to effectively treat hair loss by targeting different causes, while nourishing your scalp to promote hair growth.”
– Dr Jennifer Trent, Dermatologist, US
“Revita shampoo is an integral part of my treatment protocol for all of my patients suffering from hair loss and thinning”
– Dr Yanna Barros, Dermatologist, Brazil
“Revita seems to be working for me. I’ve tried it for a month and now have a subscription. Two spots have shown tremendous improvement in hair growth…also I’ve noticed that my hair is not falling out when I wash, no more hair on my hands!”
– Camilio H., Revita customer
“Immediately I saw a difference in volume, and my hair is thicker and healthier. Now I can no longer see the thin areas that made me self-conscious. I wouldn’t use anything else.”
– Jo B., Revita customer
“Very noticeable improvement after just 3 months. Seems to have plateaued in terms of regrowth after 6 but I still notice fewer hairs in my comb and shower etc. Everyone’s body chemistry is different and I think a lot of people are expecting a miracle from this stuff. It’s not magic, people. It could work wonders for you or not at all. For me it seems to have stopped alopecia in its tracks and rolled back what little loss I had.
– Jaye Lindberg, Amazon reviewer
According to DS Laboratories, you should apply Revita shampoo to your wet hair and scalp, massage it in gently, leave it in for two minutes and rinse. Some Revita shampoo reviews will tell you to use it daily but actually, the company itself advises using it five times a week.
I didn’t pay attention to that part (whoops!) and used it every day, at first. And I thought it was a little too moisturizing – my hair became harder to style as clips would just slide right out! So having a ‘rest day’ in-between, where I used Pura D’Or instead, worked perfectly for me. 🙂
I only needed a very small amount to create a lather, around the size of an almond. That meant my bottle lasted for ages! Personally, I didn’t need the conditioner – as I’ve so little hair and the shampoo was moisturizing enough – but for those with long hair, especially if it’s quite dry or tangled, follow with the scalp stimulating conditioner.
Good news – there aren’t any! Well, not in my experience, and not from each Revita shampoo review I’ve read. I got a little tingling when I first started using it – in a good way, as I think that was the shampoo stimulating my scalp and boosting blood circulation.
The only complaints I’ve read are some customers saying what they ordered on Amazon appears to be a different formula – which is why I’d recommend getting it direct from DS Laboratories.
Also, I checked with the company and Revita says their shampoo is perfectly safe if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Good to know. 🙂
Now, Nioxin shampoo used to be my very favourite shampoo for thinning hair and hair loss – you can read my personal review here or about its various products here. But even though it worked for me in the past, I appreciate it’s not for everyone. Some customers with sensitive scalps report itching, redness and irritation when they start using it – perhaps because it’s no longer sulfate-free like it used to be.
I do still highly recommend Nioxin – however, I prefer Revita now because it’s kinder to the scalp, it’s suitable for everyone and I’ve yet to hear of any negative side effects! Still, like all hair loss shampoos, don’t expect immediate results. Plus, it may take time for your scalp to adjust to the new formula. But be patient – it’s worth it!
I actually noticed an improvement in my hair’s appearance and texture after a single use! But in terms of reduced hair fall or hair growth, results will probably take longer, ranging from a few weeks to three months. Remember, consistency is key so you’ll need to keep using it for best results!
You can buy various Revita products on Amazon or go direct through the manufacturer. Your local salon may stock Revita, too.
Yes, you can! I checked directly with DS Laboratories and they told me the formula is perfectly safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The shampoo is $32 for a 205ml / 7fl oz. bottle – but you can get 20% off on first-time orders, plus discounts for subscriptions. DS Labs are also offering free shipping within the US for orders over $50.
I didn’t need much convincing to make Revita my favourite hair growth shampoo. All it took was using it for a couple of days to see the difference it could make to my dry, brittle hair. And a few weeks later, I saw some regrowth – so I knew I was on to a winner!
With no side effects and no harmful chemicals – only natural, proven hair growth ingredients from a brand that’s dermatologist-recommended, eco-friendly and affordable – I’m happy to give Revita shampoo a giant Lady Alopecia thumbs up. And I’m sure that when you try it, you’ll love it, too. Feel free to share your experiences in the comments!
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Hello. Have you tried any of their supplements in addition to the shampoo??
Hi Michele, thanks for your question! I haven’t as of yet actually, but they do contain great ingredients for hair growth support (like biotin, magnesium and zinc). Lots of women are deficient in magnesium, too, so this would be a great way to get your daily fix! I’m going to look into ordering some and testing them out…watch this space!
Does this shampoo cause bumps after using it?
I have alopecia from lupus and this is my second time that i have had alopecia.
I have been losing hair this time for 3 months and decided to try Revita Stimulating, after two uses I developed bumps and itchiness so I wonder if I should stop it. Also, I’m afraid of using it 5 times a week since I loose so much hair every time I wash it, i’m afraid i will loose too much to the point that my areas will get bigger and becomes more like alopecia arata.
Thanks so much for your question. And I’m really sorry to hear about your alopecia, it’s such a frustrating thing…especially when it comes back a second time! I’ve never personally experienced the bumps you mentioned, although a bit of itchiness or irritation is pretty common whenever switching to a new shampoo. If it’s not causing you any pain I’d stick with Revita for 2 weeks, while your scalp gets used to the new ingredients. They’re all-natural so they’re harmless anyway! However, in rare cases some people might be allergic to botanical ingredients…have you noticed a similar reaction with other products? Bumps are ok but if you notice hives or swelling, this could be a reaction and in this case, I’d advise that you stop. The shedding is a common reaction too, again this is just your scalp getting rid of old hair as it gets used to the new formula. That happened me, too – but if after using the shampoo for 2 weeks (with the recommended 5 days a week) and you’re still experiencing the symptoms you mention, then maybe consider stopping. However for a real improvement, I’d recommend using Revita for at least one month.
I’d also recommend supporting your immune system further by following an anti-inflammatory diet (see my post on nutrition here) and taking fish oil supplements to further lower inflammation – really important with autoimmune conditions and as you mentioned Lupus, this could be of particular relevance to you. I found this book by Dr Amy Myers to be really interesting and helpful if you need further tips around that!
Hope that helps Ilse and wishing you all the very best!
Emma / Lady ALopecia x
Hi!! I love your blog!! It’s like a god send! Am so motivated to try revita now. My alopecia became more apparent in my late 20-s. Although it isn’t severe but there’s like a fear it could worsen as I age, on top of the post partum hair loss.
Am delighted to read that it’s also safe to use while breastfeeding 🙂
Thanks for your lovely message, Daphnie! I’m really glad to hear that you found this post useful and wishing you all the best with trying out Revita…would love to hear how you get on! Take care 🙂
Hi, my daughter (6 years old) is suffering from alopecia totalis since 4. Do you think she can use Revita product ? Don’t think their website mentions whether children can has their products. Also there are a few kinds on their website. One for men one for women and the other one is like a booster ? Which one would you recommend ? Thanks.
Thanks so much for your question. I’ve just emailed the Revita team to find out for you; they’re quite responsive so I should hear back from them soon! Although I had asked during pregnancy whether I could use their products and they assured me they were perfectly safe for both pregnancy and breastfeeding. So I think they should be ok for young children but I’ll let you know what they say! I would recommend their original shampoo and conditioner (here and here) but I’ll let you know what they come back with on that, also.
All the best!
Emma / Lady Alopecia
Hi, im new to having alopecia, and I was wondering… i am looking at getting Revita shampoo. however, i got spooked on a forum about a lady using Regaine shampoo and having hair grow where it was unwanted because it had gone on her face when washing it. I presume it’s because it is more chemicals in it. But wanted to ask you that didn’t happen when you used revita? It seems more natural ingredients. Sorry to ask i feel bit overwhelmed with it all and what to do if anything and where to go with it all.
Hi Sam, thanks so much for your question! And you’ve no need to worry about using Revita shampoo, it’s a far FAR more natural option than Rogaine! That’s because it doesn’t contain minoxidil, which is what Rogaine is. Minoxidil can work for some people as a ‘quick fix’ but in my experience, the terrible side effects just aren’t worth it! Dermatologists, unfortunately, are often too quick to prescribe minoxidil/rogaine without taking into account the reactions like headaches, dizziness, rashes or excess hair in other places. But that’s never something I experienced with Revita, so fear not!
Its natural ingredients means it’s perfectly safe so you shouldn’t experience any adverse reactions whatsoever. I hope that helps Sam, and wishing you all the best! Would love to hear how you get on after using it for a few months. 🙂
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Take good care,
Emma / Lady Alopecia 🙂
Do you have a sensitivity to wheat? If you do, it appears that you can use this product without any negative side effects. If you don’t have a sensitivity to wheat, what are some of the best DHT blocking products that don’t include wheat? Thanks for your time!
Hi Melissa, thanks for your comment!
I do have a sensitivity to wheat it seems – I haven’t had allergy testing done but when I went on the autoimmune diet I mentioned in this post, my hair loss seemed to improve a lot. And when I started eating gluten again during my pregnancy (couldn’t resist the cravings!) it got much worse again. There’s more and more research emerging now about the link between AA and coeliacs too, which I find very interesting! But I’m not sure my wheat sensitivity extends to topical products (although that’s a very good point you raise!). For those who are concerned, the best DHT-blocking products that don’t contain wheat is Vegamour – check out their advanced serum here or read my full review here. Nioxin is also an incredibly popular brand of hair loss products and has worked for me in the past! It doesn’t contain wheat, either…you can read my full review here or check it out on Amazon! Of course, you can also use some vegetable oils to treat hair growth…they will have anti-microbial factors to act as natural DHT blockers. Here are some of my favourites: https://www.ladyalopecia.com/best-oil-for-hair-growth/
Thanks again for your question and have a lovely day!
What happens if you stop using? Does it revert your hair back to thinning like Nioxin?
Good question! And the answer is no, thankfully I didn’t experience any shedding in the break between using this and waiting for my Revita with CBD one to arrive. My hair wasn’t as full and shiny after using it, but I didn’t see any more hair loss after I stopped using it. 🙂
being said that … i can stop the use for a while , but i need to use it like for ever? i kinda confused.
Thank you <3
I’m sorry Yulian, I’m afraid I don’t entirely understand your question! But I’ll try to answer as best I can. 🙂 You don’t need to use Revita forever, and you don’t need to use it every day, either – actually, it’s recommended to use 5 times per week. Unlike other hair thinning shampoos you shouldn’t experience hair fall right after you stop using it. But I believe that if something’s working, you should stick to it! And since it’s an all-natural shampoo it would make a better alternative to most of the chemica-heavy popular brands out there. Hope that helps!