Are hair loss supplements safe?
Yes, as long as they are taken as directed. Most hair loss pills are considered nutritional supplements that are composed of all-natural ingredients. The hair loss pills we rank do not include any hormones, steroids, or harmful chemicals.
•Are there any side effects associated with hair loss pills?
Not with most supplements. The only side effect we’ve seen is a bit of stomach discomfort if the product is not taken with food. The hair loss formulas containing all-natural ingredients have not been shown to have any damaging side effects.
•How long should I use hair loss pills?
We conducted our study over a 6 month period and that is how long we would recommend trying any hair loss supplement. Natural hair growth takes time and 6 months should be long enough to determine if a particular product will work for you.
Too many people use a product for a week or two and then give up when they don’t experience results. Although we would all like a “quick-fix”, the reality is that we must give our bodies and our supplements time to work.
•Are the results of hair loss supplements permanent?
Yes and no. Some men report that hair loss ceases after taking these products, even when discontinued. This tends to be the case more often in younger men. For others, especially older men, hair loss resumes several months after the product is discontinued. Most men will have to experiment to find the optimum cycle of hair loss supplementation that works best for them.
•Can and should hair loss pills be taken in conjunction with Rogaine or Propecia?
Hair loss supplements are safe to take in conjunction with other supplements and medications for the treatment of hair loss. Many users have reported great success using Propecia in conjunction with a hair loss pill, since both products target different phases of DHT production. Topical treatments such as Rogaine will not interfere with the effectiveness of other hair loss supplements and may help to increase the rate of hair regrowth.
•Do I need a prescription for natural hair loss pills?
No. The hair loss treatments we have reviewed on this site are offered as nutritional supplements and therefore do not require a prescription.
•Can I take more than the recommended dosage if I want to stop hair loss and start regrowth quicker than the average person?
No. You should never take more than the recommended dosage as indicated by each hair loss supplement company. Some herbs and substances are very safe in small dosages, but can become troublesome if taken in large quantities.
•Will hair loss pills work for women?
No. The active ingredients in most hair loss pills are aimed specifically at hair loss caused by DHT. This compound is not present in significant amounts in the female body, and is not believed to contribute to female hair loss to the degree it does in men. Women are unlikely to experience significant improvement by taking hair loss pills. Women are better off using Rogaine for women, which has been shown to help in many cases.