We take a close look at Zhou Nutrition Hairfluence, to see if the claims could be true and to see if it really could give you the long, beautiful hair you’ve always dreamed of.
Zhou Nutrition Hairfluence is a premium hair supplement that aims to give healthy, fast-growing, great-looking hair. It also should give the side benefits of nourished, moisturized skin and healthier, stronger nails.
It is manufactured by Zhou Nutrition, a nutrition company based in Utah. They want you to consider them a partner on your greatness journey, or a friend, yelling “You got this!”.
The product contains numerous vitamins for general health, as well as some ingredients regularly used to improve hair, skin, and nails, such as Biotin, keratin, and collagen.
Biotin may weaken the effect of certain medications so it is advisable to speak to your doctor before using this supplement if you take medications.
Pantothenic acid is present here in a very high dose of 100mg per day; the recommended amount for adults is 5mg per day. However, it may still be safe in larger amounts but it does increase the chance of having side effects such as diarrhea.
In some people, MSM might cause nausea, diarrhea, bloating, fatigue, headache, insomnia, itching, or worsening of allergy symptoms.
There have also been reports of severe skin breakouts from customers as well as hair loss!
Hairfluence is not too expensive for a months supply. It costs $21.99 for 60 capsules from the official website, or you can save 5% if you choose the ‘subscribe and save’ option. It is also available on Amazon US for the same prices.
It can also be purchased from Amazon UK for £42.85.
Zhou Nutrition Hairfluence contains a good amount of some vitamins that are essential for overall health.
However, the ingredients that are supposed to help the most with hair, skin, and nails, such as Biotin and Pantothenic acid do not have the scientific evidence to back up their use. A daily dose of 2 capsules also gives extremely high amounts of both of these compounds, and it is currently unclear if they are likely to be safe to supplement at these levels.
MSM is thought to be safe when taken by mouth, for up to 3 months, therefore this supplement shouldn’t be taken long-term.
It appears that overall, there is just not enough evidence to support the use of these ingredients to promote better hair, skin, and nails. They could potentially give you better hair, but you also could just be wasting your money on an expensive vitamin b complex.
There is also a concern about the side effects reported by consumers. Many have claimed to have had major skin breakouts as well as hair loss, both of which have continued to affect that many months after stopping taking the product.
Due to all of these issues, we do not recommend Zhou Nutrition Hairfluence to our readers.
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Zhou Nutrition Hairfluence is a dietary supplement to give the consumer great hair that grows more quickly and is stronger than before. It also aims to give lovely skin and nails as an added bonus. The company suggest that Hairfluence helps to do all this by providing the nutrients that may be missing from your diet.
There is a huge amount of Biotin in this supplement (5,000 mcg), with an adequate daily intake being 30mcg. This amount would not normally be used other than to treat a deficiency, and most people don’t need to supplement at all as we get Biotin in foods naturally and our bodies recycle the Biotin we’ve already used. Taking Biotin can interfere with the results of blood tests, causing false results which could lead to incorrect diagnoses.
Biotin might help with hair loss when taken with zinc by mouth and also applying a steroid cream to the skin. It could also improve brittle nails; however there is insufficient evidence that Biotin can help with hair loss and nails, and it is currently unknown at what dosage it might start to pose health risks.
Take 2 capsules once daily or as directed by a healthcare professional. For maximum effect, take daily for at least 30 days.
There is also insufficient evidence that Pantothenic acid can help with hair loss. As with Biotin, it is rare to be deficient in Pantothenic acid and supplementing beyond the recommended 5mg per day (there is 100mg in one daily serving of this supplement) is unlikely to be effective and this higher dose could lead to side effects. Again, there is not enough evidence to say that MSM can help with hair loss either.
There is some evidence that Collagen Hydrolysate could help to improve the elasticity of skin. However, there is still not enough evidence to support this idea, and the studies that have been carried out are weak and often funded by companies looking to sell collagen.
There is also a concern about the ‘subscribe and save’ purchase option that you are encouraged to sign up to. We do not advise this as auto-ship agreements can be very difficult to cancel.
Overall, there isn’t a lot of evidence to support the use of these ingredients to promote better hair, skin and nails, so buying this supplement could be a waste of your money.
There are a lot of positive reviews on Amazon, many of which appear to be genuine. There are also plenty of people who claim it hasn’t worked for them. It does seem like this supplement may work for some people to some extent, but there is no way to know if it will do much for you, and the high levels of some of the ingredients as well as the side effects reported by customers is a concern.
Zhou Nutrition claims to give you healthy, fast-growing, great-looking hair. It is suggested that it does this by supplementing the nutrients that may be missing from your diet to promote healthy hair growth and a natural volume and vibrancy you can be proud of.
Hairfluence also claims to provide you with nourished, moisturized skin and healthy, stronger nails as an extra positive benefit.
We think it is possible that Hairfluence could have a positive effect on hair, skin, and nail health. It includes some good b vitamins for overall health.
However, there is so little evidence to back the main ingredients up for their use as a hair supplement, and two of them, in particular, are rare to have a deficiency in. So, they are likely to have little to no effect on most people. This goes against their claim that Hairfluence works by providing the nutrients that are missing from your diet.
Biotin may weaken the effect of certain medications.
Pantothenic acid at this high dose may give diarrhea.
MSM could cause:
Do not exceed recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18 and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. Use caution if you have sensitivity to any of the listed ingredients.
There are thousands of reviews on Amazon with an overwhelming 68% of them being 5 stars. There are also many reviews on the official website that are embedded via Trustpilot. However, it is difficult to know whether these are trustworthy, particularly as there are quite a few very negative reviews reporting increased hair loss and skin breakouts.
An example includes:
This product caused my hair to fall out. I would run my hand through my hair and strands of it would come out…. not one, but four five; waking up I would see hair all over my pillow; run a comb through my hair and hair would be all over the floor and sink. I took this for two weeks, stopped and started again and within three days my her was falling out again. I was deeply bothered as this company usually makes products that work well for me. Unfortunately, not this one. It may work differently for others.
Yes, they do appear to offer a money-back guarantee, both on the official website as well as on Amazon.
Your satisfaction with our products is completely guaranteed for a full 60 days from the date of purchase. If you are not completely satisfied, simply write a brief explanation of your negative experience with the product to [email protected] and write “Refund Request” in the subject line. We will then be happy to issue a full refund.
Hairfluence is available to purchase from the official Zhou Nutrition website for $21.99, or you can save 5% if you choose the ‘subscribe and save’ option.
It is also available to buy on Amazon US for the same price, as well as Amazon UK for £42.85.
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