My Hair La Vie Review 2020 – My Results
Most people worry about their appearance at least to some degree, and I am no exception. Although I am young, Iive a healthy lifestyle and take care of myself, I still have insecurities about the way that I look, and I imagine that this is the case with most people.
For most women, our hair is very important to our self-esteem. Imagine my embarrassment when I started to lose my hair earlier this year, long before it was supposed to fall out!
Distraught, I immediately hit the Internet and started looking for answers, and found several hair loss shampoo's online that were advertising the promotion of hair growth.
One of these was Los Angeles based, Hair La Vie. I was initially hesitant about it, as there weren’t many online reviews, and the reviews that I could find from customers were mixed - some customers were very pleased with the results while others had no effects and declared Hair La Vie a scam.
I decided to do some research on the ingredients, price tag, and side effects to find out if Hair La Vie is a genuine and useful hair growth supplement solution - here is my Hair La Vie Review!
What Is Hair La Vie?
Unlike other hair regrowth supplements and shampoos on the market, Hair La Vie contains only natural ingredients. Although there isn't much information out there about the Hair La Vie, the manufacturers have however been sure to let their customers know that their products only contain natural ingredients.
Hair La Vie is designed to promote natural growth in your hair, and is available in a variety of formulas, such as a clinical vitamin formula, a revitalizing formula, a shampoo conditioner formula, and even a conditioner formula. According to the official site, these four products are the top-selling, although they are not the only products that the company offers.
Although there is not much information out there about Hair La Vie, there is no shortage of vendors offering it. I decided to purchase mine from a reputable source, so I went straight to the official Hair La Vie site and ordered a bottle of the Hair La Vie Revitalizing Essential Vitamins for $53.95 (January 2020).
Although this price seemed high to me, I decided to try it anyway as the list of ingredients was extensive and piqued my interest - not to mention the fact that the manufacturer offers a refund guarantee.
When it comes to the topicald like the Hair La Vie shampoo and conditioner, the ingredients are tough to analyze, so I opted to test out the revitalizing vitamins as the list of ingredients was the most transparent.
The main active ones in it are EVNolMax, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Zinc, and Saw Palmetto. It also includes borage oil, flax seed, organic kelp extract, folic acid and essential oils.
Let's take a more in-depth look at some of them.
EVNolMax is also known as “unsaturated Vitamin E” or even “Super Vitamin E” (1). Vitamin E is required for the proper function of many organs in the body, and is also an antioxidant, helping to slow processes that may damage cells (2).
Vitamin E has been suggested to promote capillary growth in the scalp, which leads to increased hair growth (3). In addition, it supposedly maintains the quality of your hair, from reduced chance of breakage to increased shine.
However, these claims are anecdotal and not yet scientifically proven. Vitamin E has been used in many hair growth solutions that I have tried, yet I am unsure how important a component it is for hair growth.
Hydrolyzed collagen is a component of numerous hair products as it has been claimed to help promote the growth of healthy, strong hair (4).
Collagen contains amino acids, which may be able to build keratin (the protein that hair is mostly made from) and prevent hair follicle damage (5).
However, studies (especially on humans) are very limited, so it is hard to know if hydrolyzed collagen is as effective for hair growth as the labels of many products claim.
Zinc is well-known for slowing down hair loss and decreasing hair shedding (6). Zinc is medically-proven to have all kinds of benefits (not just for your hair!), and needs to be consumed (it is typically found in plant and animal proteins) as the body does not store its own zinc (7).
Zinc levels have been observed as lower in people suffering from hair loss. It is widely accepted that zinc is important for slowing and/or reversing hair loss (8), however scientific studies have not yet proven this.
Zinc is an ingredient of many hair growth products and multivitamin supplements - while it may have slowed my own hair loss, it clearly is not the only one needed!
Most of the products and supplements I have reviewed include Saw Palmetto. Saw Palmetto is an herbal extract used by the Native Americans for various medical complaints hundreds of years ago (9).
Like most of the other ingredients in this list, there haven’t been many scientific studies on the efficacy of Saw Palmetto for combatting hair loss, however one study suggests that Saw Palmetto can increase hair count in men suffering from male pattern baldness (10).
The entire Hair La Vie formula contains many herbs and extracts that are also known for thickening as well as boosting hair growth, however the topical products combine active and inactive ingredients in one long list, whereas the revitalizing vitamin formula does not.
Not everyone will experience these same good thicker results at the same levels from Hair La Vie. This is due to variation in each individual person’s genetic makeup.
That aside, there are many potential positives of Hair La Vie. Hair La Vie's may improve the rate at which your hair grows, may strengthen and repair your hair follicles, and may contain an ideal dosage of the main active ingredients.
In addition, Hair La Vie doesn’t contain any unnatural or synthetic substances!
As you can see, there are plenty of potential positives of Hair La Vie. Unfortunately, as with any product on the market, this doesn’t mean that there is no potential for downsides either.
The first, and probably most significant, downside is that the formula doesn’t contain enough ingredients that are clinically proven to promote hair growth, strengthen hair follicles, or prevent hair loss.
This is not to say that Hair La Vie doesn’t contain any patented products, because it certainly does contain a plethora of vitamins and minerals that are probably effective for hair regrowth and strengthening.
Hair La Vie is also missing several key ingredients that are present in other hair loss products available.
Two notable missing ingredients are L-Cysteine and Ginkgo Biloba - both of which are known to promote hair growth. However, I was still determined to try it in case it provided positive results.
Although I did not try the shampoo or conditioner, I can tell you from my research that there are also some potential negatives with these products, which I will explore. Some customers claim that the shampoo doesn’t foam very well, making it tricky and uncomfortable to use.
The conditioner has also received mixed reviews, with many people saying that it is thick and hard to apply. The lack of hydrating properties for hair has also been criticized.
On a positive note, it is worth mentioning that the topicals don’t contain any fragrance. You may have to deal with a thick substance, but at least you don’t have to worry about a funny smell as you go about your day!
How To Use Hair La Vie
Although many hair products are topical and need to simply be applied alongside or instead of your existing hair care routine, others come in vitamin capsules to be taken orally.The revitalizing vitamin formula that I opted for came in capsule form - I chose this not just because of the simpler ingredients list but because of the convenience of incorporating them into my busy daily schedule.
You need to take two of the pills a day - I take one in the morning with my breakfast and one in the evening with my dinner. However, if you opt for the non-revitalizing formula, you will need to take three pills a day (ideally two in the morning and one in the evening, although they can all be taken at once daily if needed).
Shampoo and conditioner's may be easier and more convenient for some, as you just need to use them during every wash. If you opt for the shampoo and/or conditioner, they must be thoroughly shaken before application to avoid the substance coming out too thick. It is possible that some of the customers to leave negative reviews about the thickness were not aware of this!
All in all, the application of either of Hair La Vie is relatively simple. The instructions are listed on the packaging, and clearly explain the use of the product and the precautions that need to be taken before use.
I have always had problems with my hair. I started showing signs of thinning hair at an early age, and my hair has always been slow to grow. One time I tried to grow it out, and it just didn't work out - my hair was thin, with fragile ends and not enough volume, and was prone to frequent breakages. This was one of the main reasons that I opted for Hair La Vie.
Unfortunately, I didn't get the results that I was looking for. I wish this wasn't the case, because I really liked the simplicity and convenience of it and how it didn't disrupt my life too much.
That being said, my lack of results could have had something to do with the fact that I only used the Hair La Vie for a month, as the Hair La Vie revitalizing pills only came available in a month's supply.
Most people seem to get results at about the 3 months mark. Had I continued taking it, I might have garnered better results, but 3 months is a very long time to test something before seeing if it has worked or not! On a positive note, I didn't experience any adverse side effect when using Hair La Vie.
Since Hair La Vie consists of natural nutrients, you will most likely not experience any side effects. However, there is not enough evidence available for Hair La Vie to guarantee that it is 100 percent safe. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients, you could experience effects.
Each serving of Hair La Vie contains 165 milligrams of copper. While copper is required for the body to produce healthy red blood cells (11), consuming more than the recommended two-milligram dose per day can potentially lead to toxicity. Copper toxicity symptoms include vomiting, nausea, muscle aches and pain, and abdominal cramps (12).
Each serving also contains 15 milligrams of zinc. As mentioned before, small amounts of zinc can help keep the immune system healthy - but, when taken in high doses, zinc can cause gastrointestinal effects such as abdominal cramps, headaches, indigestion, diarrhea, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting, and heartburn (13).
The side effects of flaxseed oil include diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, bloating, breathing problems, nasal congestion, and anal leakage. People who are allergic to flaxseed may experience muscle weakness and shortness of breath, which can require emergency treatment (14).
Each serving of Hair La Vie contains 18 milligrams of iron. Iron is essential for building healthy blood cells (15), but when taken in excess can lead to fluid buildup in the lungs, vomiting of blood, and liver damage. The side effects of iron include constipation, heartburn, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and dark stools (16).
200 micrograms of selenium are also present in each serving. When combined with other ingredients, selenium can promote healthy hair growth - however, it can actually cause hair loss in some people! Other effects of selenium include nausea, weight loss, vomiting, fatigue, irritability, skin rash, brittle nails, muscle tenderness, and tremors (17).
Horsetail extract should be taken in conjunction with calcium. Research reveals that taking these two nutrients may lead to osteoporosis (weak bones). Postmenopausal women should not take calcium and horsetail extract simultaneously, as they are at a high risk of developing osteoporosis (18).
Bamboo stem should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or people with thyroid disorders. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not take any Hair La Vie products (19).
Hair La Vie Reviews
Hair La Vie isn't currently sold on Amazon currently, which is what I usually check first when looking for customer reviews on hair supplements or shampoos.
On other sites, there is a mixture of positive and negative reviews for Hair La Vie. I would suggest reading these reviews in-depth before investing. It is important to note that all customer reviews (including this one!) are subjective.
Just because it didn't work for me, that doesn’t mean it won’t work for you! I only tested the revitalizing vitamins - you may find the shampoo and conditioner or clinical formula vitamins more suitable for your needs.
In one video review on Youtube, Indya Ajai mentioned that she stopped taking Hair La Vie supplements because she was getting migraines from the biotin. I have never experienced any negative effects from biotin hair supplements, which just goes to show that everyone’s reactions will be different based on individual genetic makeup and other factors.
In this video from Fernanyi Montero, she mentioned that the pills were pretty big, which can sometimes make them hard to swallow. She said that she wished that the Hair La Vie Supplement pills were a little bit smaller.
She also mentioned that there were no withdrawal symptoms after stopping taking the product. With some products on the market, withdrawal symptoms like hair shedding or thinning can occur. This may be because companies want you to buy their product every single month.
On the official Hair La Vie Facebook page, there are real unbiased Hair La Vie Reviews written by customers. This review left by Regina mentioned that her experience with their customer experience was terrible and that she waited 1 hour for a response. She went on to write that they even ignored some of her messages. Most of the reviews left are positive with an average rating of 4.6 so far in 2020.
Hair La Vie is certainly not a scam, the ingredients are legitimate, and it does work for people suffering from hair loss. However Hair La Vie is just too expensive for me! If I could afford it, I would probably be happy to use it every month, but for now I am going to use other hair supplements that include many of the same ingredients at a much lower price. Folexin is one that is giving me great results right now. It also contains biotin, and has a money back guarantee just like Hair La Vie! You can buy hair la vie from their official website.