My Review: LaFolie Hair Growth Serum (2020) – Fake Or Real?

My Review: LaFolie Hair Growth Serum (2019) - Fake Or Real?

 

It’s time to review LaFolie Hair Growth Serum – a product designed for female hair loss.

However – things don’t look too good about it:

  • lots of negative reviews 
  • many unsatisfied customers

So does LaFolie work any single bit? I tried to dig deep into this product – so here’s the hidden truth behind.

Note: This review is based on my research + opinion on LaFolie.

 

So Let’s Get To The Review

Full Name: Hair Growth Serum by LaFolie

My Review: LaFolie Hair Growth Serum (2019) - Fake Or Real?Versions: Only 1 (2 oz per bottle)

Best Actual Price: Around $90 per month

The first bottle is about $7, but you’re automatically billed another one after only 2 weeks (more on this dirty strategy later on). 

Cheapest Place To Buy: Its official website.

If you’re lucky, you can also find it on Ebay (but not constantly).

Designed For: Female hair loss. It claims to:

  • start growing your hair in weeks
  • promotes thicker hair
  • helps repair split ends

However, it’s far from a miracle maker (as it claims).

My Rating: 2 out of 10It’s a scam, don’t fall for it!

Worth Buying?: Definitely not, stay away from it:

  • really overpriced formula
  • dirty strategies
  • fake refund promises

You will end up being charged $90 per month without your consent – so try to avoid this product.

Instead of paying $90 per bottle, I recommend you a really good supplement that costs $25 (at most).

 

What I Liked About It

  • Based on a reliable ingredient (Minoxidil)
  • Product itself is effective
  • Nice consistency and smell
  • Easy to apply

 

What I Didn’t Like About It

  • Contains only Minoxidil and no other ingredient
  • Extremely expensive for a Minoxidil solution
  • Over 90% negative reviews
  • You’re forced to sign up for auto-shipping before you order
  • Also, you’re billed a $90 monthly supply 17 days after (automatically)
  • Company won’t issue a refund (despite claiming to)
  • Fake promises
  • Many people calling it a scam
  • Website closed and disappeared recently

 

 


What Is LaFolie Hair Serum?


In 2 words – overpriced Minoxidil.

LaFolie is a pretty unknown brand that focuses on female hair loss pattern. 

It offers only 2 products:

  1. Biotin Supplement
  2. Hair Growth Serum

Regarding the serum – it claims to be “the most effective treatment for hair growth” on the market.

In reality, it only contains 1 active ingredient: Minoxidil 2%.

But that’s far from its biggest problem.

Instead – it’s the huge number of complaints and negative reviews regarding:

  • auto-billing customers without their consent ($90 every month)
  • no accepted returns (even unopened bottles)
  • no refunding (despite claiming to refund customers)

Besides, its price strategy is more than weird:

  • $8 for the first month supply
  • $90 for the next ones (that are auto-shipped)

So considering these facts, LaFolie’s serum has high chances to be a scam.

But now it’s time to get into more details about it.

 


#1 – Ingredients (6 out of 10)


LaFolie’s formula has a few serious problems:

  1. No ingredients mentioned (on the official website).
  2. No dosages/quantities.
  3. Little info on the exact formula.

It only mentions one things: it’s based on the only FDA-approved ingredient for hair loss.

That is Minoxidil – but if you check out the label, it’s the only active ingredient.

So basically, LaFolie’s serum is just minoxidil 2% and inactive ingredients.

1. Minoxidil

Just as LaFolie’s website claims – this is the only ingredient approved by FDA for hair loss:

  • regrows new hairs (even on bald scalps)
  • can stop the shedding
  • promotes hair thickening on the long term

Minoxidil is used as a 5% solution for male baldness and 2% solution for female hair loss. [1]

However – it’s far from a miracle remedy.

Besides the serious irritation and side effects it causes – you have to use it for the rest of your life.

If you give it up, the hair grown by Minoxidil will simply thin and fall out.

2. Inactive Ingredients

These substances don’t have any real effect. 

They’re mainly added to improve the texture and consistency of the serum:

  • additives
  • coloring agents
  • scents

So there’s no point focusing on them, as they have no benefit for hair.


Conclusion

LaFolie’s formula is pretty poor – in my opinion:

  • only Minoxidil
  • no dosages or quantities

So if you really want to try Minoxidil, you can get it from your local drugstore a lot cheaper.

Because using this serum will help as much as using Minoxidil alone.

 


#2 – Smell & Texture (8 out of 10)


Now – I haven’t used this product myself, so I won’t be speaking from experience.

But here’s what I could find out about it (in terms of consistency):

  1. Light scent that doesn’t feel too intense.
  2. Smell is rather fresh and natural.
  3. Texture is pretty light.
  4. Doesn’t leave the hair greasy.
  5. However, you have to wash it more often than usual (every 2 days).

So in terms of texture, the serum looks decently. 

There are no major complaints, from what I read.

 


#3 – How To Use It (8 out of 10)


Even though its official website doesn’t mention any instructions, I managed to find a couple of things.

My Review: LaFolie Hair Growth Serum (2019) - Fake Or Real?

So here’s how you should use this serum:

  1. Apply a few drops on your scalp (twice a day).
  2. Massage the area where you applied it.
  3. Try to spread it all over your scalp.
  4. Let it sit for about 15-30 minutes.
  5. You can either rinse or leave it in your hair.

As the serum isn’t too greasy, it shouldn’t make your hair look oilier.

However – while using this product, washing your hair is necessary about every 2 days. Otherwise it might look greasy.

But other than that, the serum is quite easy to use.

 


#4 – Results (1 out of 10)


Firstly, I haven’t tried the serum myself – so I can’t tell how it worked for me.

However, I checked out other people’s opinion.

Note: I only considered authentic reviews, not general ones.

1. What People Say

I checked out trustworthy websites – like Amazon, HighYa and Better Business Bureau.

Surprisingly, I found over 90% negative reviews:

  1. Some people say they paid but never received the order.
  2. Many claim they were charged automatically (without their consent).
  3. Other say they were denied a refund.
  4. Lots of customers complain about the rude staff.
  5. Overall, more than 50% call this company a scam.

In fact, I couldn’t find 3 positive reviews in all those websites together.

So it’s quite obvious that LaFolie isn’t an excellent choice.

2. Biggest Complaints

As I said, a lot of people were disappointed by most aspects in LaFolie’s serum – especially:

  • price
  • billing system
  • refunds
  • fake promises

Basically – lots of customers were charged the money for another order, without actually being asked if they want it.

When they tried to get a refund and send the UNOPENED BOTTLES back, LaFolie didn’t agree.

That’s why so many people are calling it a scam.

And considering the promise to refund any unsatisfied customer – it really seems to be a scam.


Conclusion

LaFolie’s serum isn’t a bad product itself (since it contains Minoxidil).

But the company is using some unfair strategies:

  • very few satisfied customers
  • over 90% negative reviews
  • people cannot get a refund even though the company claims so

So overall – I certainly would not recommend LaFolie.

Besides all these complaints it has, it’s just an overpriced topical product.

If you want a real hair loss solution, my advice is to choose an internal product instead (supplement). 

 

 


#5 – Price (1 out of 10)


That’s another problematic aspect of LaFolie’s serum.

Besides having some shameful strategies – it also makes a regular product extremely overpriced.

1. The Exact Price

First of all, the serum doesn’t have a clear price (as most products).

Instead – it depends of its auto-shipping.

But let me explain how things go – from the start:

  1. First bottle costs around $8 (plus about $4 shipping).
  2. That’s the 30 days supply.
  3. You can only order if you sign up for their monthly auto-shipping.
  4. However, they claim you can quit whenever you want.
  5. 17 days after ordering the first bottle, you’re automatically billed another month supply.
  6. But this time, it costs almost $90 per bottle (plus shipping).
  7. Your credit card is charged automatically and you’re shipped the product.
  8. On paper, you can send it back if you don’t want it.
  9. But from the reviews I read, they won’t agree to refund you any penny.

So basically – LaFolie is using a very dirty strategy.

They tell you will be billed another monthly supply next month, when your first bottle runs out.

But in reality – you’re billed another supply 17 days after you placed the order.

That’s not long enough for you to see if the product works or not.

Plus – they don’t even inform you about sending another bottle. You simply receive it and find out afterwards where it’s from.

2. Refund Politics 

Now – the weird part is that LaFolie has a money back guarantee.

  1. They claim you can return your first bottle in 18 days.
  2. You will receive your money back (except the shipping fees).
  3. Also, they claim you can cancel the auto-shipping anytime.

However – I read a lot of reviews that claim these facts aren’t real.

The company doesn’t agree to refund even unopened bottles. Also, they hardly let you cancel your subscription for no reason.


Conclusion

LaFolie’s price is the best proof this company is a scam:

  • extremely overpriced
  • huge difference between the initial price ($8) and the regular one ($90)
  • fake money back guarantee 
  • dirty auto-shipping strategies

So I definitely advise you to stay away from this company and the products it offers.

There are so many complaints about it all over the Internet – feel free to check them out.

Instead of spending a fortune on some overpriced Minoxidil, there are lots of quality products that cost way less.

 


#6 – Where To Find It (5 out of 10)


Unfortunately, LaFolie’s serum isn’t very easy to find.

At this point – I could only see it available in 2 sellers:

  • its official website
  • Ebay

However – on Ebay it’s not constantly available, so you can take it off this list sometimes.

On the other hand, retailers like Amazon or Walmart don’t sell LaFolie’s products.

That’s another questionable thing – as Amazon is known to disagree with scams and dirty strategies.

So in my opinion, that’s another proof that LaFolie isn’t a very legit product.

Later Edit: LaFolie’s website disappeared from Google. When you try to access it directly, there’s an error. So it’s clearly unavailable now (probably to all those complaints and alerts). 

 


#7 – FAQs


Coming up – I will try to answer the most common questions about LaFolie’s serum.

Note: I might repeat something I already mentioned, but it’s easier to spot here.

1. How often should you use it?

Twice a day – according to the instructions.

2. How long lasts 1 bottle?

As far as I know – it’s meant to last 30 days.

But considering you don’t have to apply a certain quantity, it can last a few days longer or run out in 20 days.

3. Can I take it with other drugs?

Yes – since this serum is a topical product, there’s no risk of interaction with the drugs you’re taking.

But if you’re using another scalp solution, you should pay extra attention.

4. Are there any side effects?

The product itself doesn’t mention anything. 

But Minoxidil (its main compound) is known to have some serious adverse reactions [2]:

  • rash
  • burning or stinging
  • allergic reactions
5. How fast should I notice an improvement?

Minoxidil may be a good hair solution – but it’s not a fast one.

According to scientists, it needs about 4 months to start working (especially for scalps with little hair left).

Also – best effects appear after at least 6 months.

 


#8 – Final Conclusions


Here’s how I would sum up my opinion on LaFolie (in 3 ideas):

1. Just Minoxidil

There’s only 1 active ingredient in this serum – Minoxidil.

Even though it’s an excellent substance for hair loss, it doesn’t answer for LaFolie’s huge price.

2. Really Overpriced

Basically – this serum is only overpriced Minoxidil.

Why exactly? Well – Minoxidil alone is far cheaper:

  • available in most drugstores
  • you can also find it on Amazon
  • some brands offer it for about $25

On the other hand, LaFolie’s serum costs $90 per bottle – despite containing the very same thing.

3. Scam

According to all the complaints I found, LaFolie is a rip-off:

  • uses dirty strategies
  • doesn’t keep its promises regarding refunds
  • charges customers’ credit cards without their consent

Now, the serum is actually a decent product itself. But its huge price speaks for itself. 

Besides, LaFolie’s website recently disappeared and doesn’t seem to come back.

So that’s a clear proof there’s something wrong with the company.

 


My Verdict – Is LaFolie’s Serum Worth Buying?


Short answer: Definitely not – it’s a scam, if you ask me:

  1. My Review: LaFolie Hair Growth Serum (2019) - Fake Or Real?Cheap product masked as an expensive formula (overpriced).
  2. Company uses some dirty strategies to keep customers.
  3. Refund policy is fake.
  4. You’re forced to go for auto-shipping and charged before you can quit.
  5. Lots of complaints from customers.
  6. Website disappeared completely recently.

So my advice is to avoid this product and its company for the rest of your life.

At least if you don’t want to spend some money in vain.

Better get a Minoxidil from your local pharmacy. 

Or if you want an even better solution – switch to an internal product (supplement):

  • treats the actual cause of hair loss/thinning
  • works much faster than any topical product (1-2 months)
  • results remain even if you quit the pills
  • much cheaper overall

So if you really want something that works, my advice is to choose a supplement.

I’m personally using one that works really well for my hair – and it saved me a ton of money in the last year.

References:

1 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pubmed/12196747

2 – https://www.webmd.com/-drugs/2/drug-3503/minoxidil-topical/details

6 thoughts on “My Review: LaFolie Hair Growth Serum (2020) – Fake Or Real?

  1. This company uses fraud and dirty marketing to get potential customers into their scam! I would never recommend it! My mom ordered their free trial bottle because it sounded like a good deal for less than $10. She couldn’t even tell it was working when she got another bottle after being charged $80 without her consent. It’s $80 people!!! For a tiny bottle of trash! She wanted to return it unopened but they never accepted and claimed she had agreed for their auto-shipping 1 year from then. The only way she managed to solve this was by closing her bank account and opening a new one they didn’t know. So they couldn’t charge her anymore and they didn’t send any more bottles.

    Stay away from this company, it’s a big rip-off!

    1. Hi Kelly, thanks a lot for letting me know you mom’s experience with LaFolie Hair Growth.

      I certainly don’t recommend it, since they use dirty schemes to convince their customers – so I definitely agree with you. The only difference is that I haven’t actually used the product, so I can’t tell whether it works on not (based on my expereince). But considering it’s based on Minoxidil, it’s certainly a scam in terms of price.

      Also their auto-shipping seems like a joke, but it’s real. 

      No honest company could agree to ship a $80 supply 2 weeks after the customer’s first order. Since the product needs a lot more to start working, it doesn’t make any sense.

      That’s why I agree that LaFolie Hair Growth is a scam and I couldn’t possibly recommend it. Thanks again for sharing your experience.

  2. Hi, Hair La Folie is certainly a scam, I learned that myself after making the big mistake to fall for their “excellent” offer. You know, $8 just to test a product seemed like a great deal to me, I never thought they would actually bill me an $100 order without actually asking me if I really wanted it. I don’t even remember signing for auto-shipping, I just wanted to see if their product was good but it wasn’t. Luckily my bank manager managed to get the money back by cancelling the payment, I didn’t accept the delivery and it was sent back so things ended up fine for me. But I’m sorry for all those unlucky people who fell for this scam., I was just lucky to have a great support in my local bank. That’s the first and last time I order something before doing my own share of research. Olly I hope your review helps future customers!

    1. Hi Anna, thank you for sharing your experience with LaFolie. I’m really happy you managed to get your money back congratulations to your bank support! I’m just curious, did they issue a refund or how they managed to cancel the payment? This kind of companies like LaFolie are pretty hard to deal with, as they have a lot of unsatisfied customers so they almost never agree to issue refunds. I’d love to hear more about this, as I could include some tips for other people in this review.

  3. Hello Olly, thank you for an extensive review on the LaFolie Hair Growth product. 

    I’m just wondering, perhaps the vitamins are having more effect than the serum when it comes to hair growth. Or maybe the effect would be better if using both together. Are the vitamins as pricey as the serum? I couldn’t find too much info on them on Amazon, guess they’re unavailable.

    1. Hi Derek, thanks for your opinion on LaFolie’s product.

      Actually, you’re pretty right. I normally recommend supplements instead of topical products. But since there are a lot of people interested in the serum, I decided to focus on it.

      Anyway – I still don’t recommend LaFolie’s vitamins, for several reasons: no ingredients mentioned, no dosages, pretty overpriced. Though it’s not as pricey as the serum, the supplement is also quite expensive. Especially compared to other products on the market.

      So in terms of supplements, there are far better choices (Folexin is best example, but there’s also Nutrafol, Kerotin, Viviscal, etc). That’s why I don’t recommend LaFolie’s vitamins.

      Maybe the effect would be better if someone used both the pills and the serum. But what’s the point spending so much money when you can get the same products under a different name for more than $50 less?

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