Is Profollica A Scam? (My Honest 2019 Review)

Is Profollica A Scam? (My Honest 2019 Review)

 

It’s time to review Profollica – because it looks like a promising hair loss solution for men:

  • original ingredients
  • safer than classic alternatives (Minoxidil + Finasteride)
  • clinical evidence behind

So does this 2 products kit work? Is it as effective as it seems?

Or is Profollica a scam – like many similar products on the market?

To be honest – at this point, it’s my #1 recommended product for male pattern hair loss.

Let me give you the reasons why.

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

 

So Let’s Get To The Review

Full Name: Hair Recovery System For Men From Profollica

Versions: It offers 2 different products:

  1. Daily Supplement
  2. Activator Gel

However – they come as a kit, so you can only get the together (not separately).

Best Actual Price: $59.95 per kit (price is much better if you buy a larger quantity)

Cheapest Place To Buy: Profillica’s official website (Amazon has much higher prices)

Designed For: Male hair loss caused by DHT excess.

According to its website – it claims to:

  • normalize levels of DHT and decrease hair fall out
  • strengthen follicles and roots
  • promote hair regrowth

My Rating: 8 out of 10It’s a great product actually

Worth Buying?: Yes – I definitely recommend it for male pattern hair loss:

  • strong formula in both products
  • pretty fast effect (compared to others)
  • one of the few products with studies behind
  • really good price overall ($60 for 2 products)

Plus – it has a 60 days money back guarantee.

So if you’re dealing with DHT hair loss/thinning, I definitely recommend Profollica.

 

What I Liked About It

  • Quality ingredients (especially in the gel)
  • Formulas are different from most products on the market
  • Clinical evidence behind
  • Many satisfied customers and positive opinions
  • Effect appears pretty fast (1-2 months on paper)
  • Good price overall (2 products included)
  • Available on several retailers
  • 60 days money back guarantee
  • You can receive a refund for unopened bottles as well

 

What I Didn’t Like About It

  • Supplement doesn’t contain any herbal extracts
  • You can only buy the 2 products together (not separately)
  • Gel smells a bit too strong
  • Not effective for everyone
  • Some people notice an effect after 3 or several months

 

 


What Is Profollica? A Quick Overview


Shortly – it’s a 2-part hair system designed for male pattern hair loss (caused by DHT excess).

The 2 parts of this hair system are:

  1. Daily Supplement (decreases and normalized DHT levels)
  2. Activator Gel (reduce hair loss in 90% of men)

Other than that – what makes it different from the rest? According to Profollica:

  • based on an original formula
  • clinical testing and evidence behind
  • no common side effects
  • effect appears in 30-60 days

Now – it’s not such an unbelievable product overall.

If it was – everyone would be using it, right?

But I have to agree that its features are pretty unique on the market (at this point).

That’s why I personally have an excellent opinion on Profollica. But there’s more:

  1. Price is $60 for both products (supplement + gel).
  2. 60 days money back guarantee (even for used products).
  3. You can get a refund for unopened bottles.

So on paper – Profollica’s offer looks really tempting. That’s why I personally would try it, if I were dealing with male pattern hair loss.

At this point – it’s one of the best products of this kind I know.

So now that you know the main things about Profollica, it’s time to analyze it closer.

 


#1 – Ingredients (9 out of 10)


To be honest – Profollica’s 2 products have some really good formulas:

  • gel is based on herbal extracts
  • also contains an original ingredient with studies behind (Trichogen)
  • supplement contains many essential amino acids

Now – the supplement doesn’t have any herbal extracts inside, which I’m not very happy with.

But other than that, its formula looks promising (and unusual).

So let’s take a closer look at each of the 2 products.

1. Daily Supplement

Here’s the full formulation of this product:

Out of these ingredients – the most important ones are:

  1. Niacin – stimulates blood flow and scalp circulation. [1]
  2. Folic Acid – promotes nail and hair growth and prevents thinning. 
  3. Biotin – the best vitamin against hair loss. [2]
  4. Zinc Oxide – a deficiency causes massive shedding and thinning. [3]
  5. L-Arginine – nourishes follicles and promotes growth.
  6. L-Tryptophan – fights against hair loss and maintains pigmentation. [4]

As I said – this formula is quite different from most products on the market.

Though it’s not my personal favorite, it has enough support evidence behind.

So there’s nothing to criticize about it.

2. Activator Gel

In my opinion – this formula is much better (compared to the supplement):

The top ingredients inside it are:

  1. Trichogen – blocks DHT excess and decreases hair loss. [5]
  2. Panax Ginseng Extract – improves blood flow and stimulates follicles. [6]
  3. Arginine – it’s an essential amino acid for hair growth.
  4. Hydrolyzed Soy Protein – strengthens and nourishes follicles.
  5. Kigelia Africana Extract – blocks DHT transformation. [7]
  6. Clary Extract – prevents follicles destruction by DHT excess. 
  7. Cinnamomum Extract – normalized DHT levels and prevents scalp infections.

Overall – this formula looks excellent for a topical product.


Conclusion

Profollica’s both products come with unusual formulas:

  • gel contains exotic herbs (with clinical evidence behind)
  • its #1 ingredient is an original compound 
  • supplement is mostly based on amino acids

Both products have studies behind – while less than 5% of the hair products from the market do.

That tells a lot, in my opinion.

So it’s quite obvious these formulas work – and REALLY WELL actually.

That’s why I consider them worth trying.

 

 


#2 – Smell & Texture (8 out of 10)


Though I haven’t used Profollica myself – I could find enough info about its products.

And apparently, they’re not amazing in terms of looks.

1. Smell

Obviously – that’s only available for the gel (as the pills are odorless).

According to some reviews I read:

  • gel has a very strong and intense smell
  • it also has a medicinal flavor
  • it goes away completely after about 1 day

Now – the smell isn’t very original, meaning that people won’t be able to detect it.

Or at least – they won’t be able to say it’s Profollica.

But it’s worth keeping in mind that the gel does smell quite intensely. 

2. Texture

Regarding the pills – they are a bit thicker than most hair supplements.

That’s because they come as tablets (not gelatin pills, which are lighter).

But in my opinion – they’re easy to swallow once you get used to them.

Now let’s get back to the activator gel:

  • transparent color
  • medium consistency (not to light but not too thick either)
  • can be applied easily

So Profollica’s pills and gel aren’t perfect – but they could be worse than that.

 


#3 – How To Use It (8 out of 10)


Profollica doesn’t offer clear directions online.

However – after doing a deep research, I managed to find the full instructions for both products.

So here’s how you should use the supplement:

  1. You need to take 2 pills per day.
  2. It’s up to you whether you take them together or not.
  3. My advice is to space them out (constant level in your body).

As I said – the pills might seem a bit thick at first.

But once you get used to it, swallowing them won’t be a problem.

The activator gel should be used as following:

  1. Make sure your hair is dry.
  2. Apply the product on the areas where you hair is thinning.
  3. Use your fingers to massage and spread the liquid.
  4. Let it sit for a few minutes (even 30).
  5. Do not rinse afterwards.

The product might make your hair a bit greasier than usual – but it won’t be a big deal.

Other than that, Profillica’s gel is easier to use compared to Minoxidil.

Since you only have to apply it once a day – it’s not very complicated.

 


#4 – Results (7 out of 10)


As I said before – I didn’t try Profollica myself.

Since it was only designed for male hair loss, I doubt it would have been too effective (or relevant).

However – I tried to find real users’ opinions and reviews.

In this way, you could see an unbiased perspective about this product.

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

1. What People Say

Profollica’s website has a lot of customer reviews.

But as official websites tend to be biased and only show praises, I didn’t include those ones here.

Instead – I checked Profollica’s page on Amazon.

It only has about 20 reviews overall (which isn’t very relevant).

But here’s what customers say about it:

  1. Some say it works really well and fast (1-2 months).
  2. Others claim it took them 3 months to see major results.
  3. A few others say it’s the best product they have used.
  4. Some praise the 60 days money back guarantee.
  5. Others complain it doesn’t work for them.
  6. Some also say it takes a longer time until it works (more than 1 month).

Since there are very few reviews on Amazon, it’s hard to draw a conclusion.

But one thing is clear – Profollica works in most cases, but it might take more than 2 months (as they claim).

So keep this in mind before starting to use it and be patient.

2. Biggest Complaints

As I said – there are some negative reviews as well. Most are related to:

  • high price
  • shipping isn’t free
  • you can’t buy the products separately
  • not effective for everyone
  • takes a longer time to work

Even though the reviews are surely true, I don’t think they are 100% relevant.

That’s because there was about 1 user complaining of each thing.

If there had been at least 5 for each issue – it would have been different.

But in this case, I wouldn’t worry too much about these complaints.


Conclusion

Profollica has mixed reviews on Amazon (but only about 20 in total).

Since I avoided the reviews from its official website, it’s hard to draw a conclusion.

But judging after most customers – it’s a product worth trying:

  • works for a pretty high number of users
  • can decrease hair loss really well
  • 60 days money back guarantee
  • you can get a refund for unopened bottles

So considering its price, formula and features, Profollica is a product I would definitely recommend for male hair loss.

 

 


#5 – Price (8 out of 10)


Though it seems quite expensive at first sight – Profollica is quite affordable, I would say.

It’s all about taking a closer look. 

1. The Exact Price

The official website has the lowest prices:

  1. Supplement + Gel costs $59.95 per month.
  2. Shipping costs at least $10 (depending the carrier you choose).
  3. You can’t buy the products separately, only as a kit.
  4. If you buy the 3/6 months supply at once, you get a discount.
  5. In these case, shipping is free.

Basically – $60 for 2 products isn’t that much. 

If you make the calculations, it’s around $30 per product – which is quite decent for this kind of formula.

However, the #1 problem is that you can’t buy each product alone.

Some people might want only the pills, while others could want just the gel.

It’s really unfair not to have the possibility to buy one alone.

So that’s the only downside I can find when it comes to Profollica’s price.

Other than that – it’s more affordable than many other products on the market.

2. Worth It Or Not?

In my opinion – it’s definitely worth it:

  • price is pretty good for 2 products
  • you get a significant discount for larger quantities
  • formula is really worth the money

Compared to other products – Profollica has an unusual formula, a trademark ingredient and clinical evidence behind.

And still, it costs around $30 per product (in the worst case).

Most DHT blockers have a basic formula, no trademark ingredients and no studies.

And even so – they cost over $40-$50 per bottle.

Plus, most don’t offer any guarantee – while Profollica offers a 60 days one and refunds unopened bottles.

At least that’s what its official website claims.

That’s why I think Profollica is totally worth it as this point.

 


#6 – Where To Find It (10 out of 10)


As I already mentioned – Profollica’s website has by far the lowest prices.

Other than that, you can also find it on:

  • Amazon
  • Ebay

Starting with Amazon – its prices are almost double compared to Profollica’s website.

Plus, it still doesn’t offer the products alone (only in kits).

Ebay is the only place where you can get each product separately.

However, prices are usually higher and so is the shipping.

That’s why I recommend going for Profollica’s official website (as the 2 products work better together anyway).

 


#7 – FAQs


Coming up, I will try to answer the most common questions about Profollica.

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

1. How long lasts one bottle?

According to the official website, each bottle is 1 monthly supply.

However – the gel can last longer or less (usually longer), depending on the quantity you use.

2. How often should you use it?

The directions are pretty clear:

  • you need to take 2 pills per day (supplement)
  • you have to apply it at least once daily (gel)

So both products have to be used on a daily basis.

3. Can you take it with other drugs?

I would recommend asking your doctor’s advice if you’re following a long term treatment.

The gel will surely not interact with anything – since it’s a topical product.

But there’s a minor risk of interactions for the supplement, that’s why it’s better to ask your doctor.

4. Are there any side effects?

Profillica actually brags that it’s free of any side effects (unlike competitors like Minoxidil/Finasteride).

Out of the reviews I checked out – none complained about any side effects.

That’s why I’m pretty sure it’s a very safe product.

5. How fast should you notice a change?

According to its official website – in as fast as 30-60 days.

However, most people claim they saw a results in 2-3 months (so one month longer than predicted).

There were some that saw an improvement from the first month.

But for the biggest part – it took about 2-3 months.

 

 


#8 – Final Conclusions


Here’s how I would sum up my opinion on Profollica.

#1 – Promising Formula

I’m mostly talking about the activator gel:

  • contains several unusual herbal extracts
  • based on a trademark ingredient (Trichogen)
  • one clinical trial behind

Regarding the supplement – it also has a strong formula, but it’s not my personal favorite.

It’s based on amino acids + vitamins, so it’s surely effective.

#2 – Takes Longer To Work

Profollica’s official website claims it works as fast as 30 days (up to 60).

However – from most reviews I read, it’s not really so:

  • the typical period is 2-3 months
  • that’s a month longer than predicted

It’s true that some people noticed a change from the first month.

But most cases claimed it took them 2-3 months to see an improvement.

#3 – More Affordable Than It Looks

Profollica might sound expensive at $60 per month.

And I would be the first person to criticize its price – but there’s something to note:

  • there are 2 products offered at these money
  • that’s about $30 per product
  • compared to others, that’s quite affordable

Plus – the gel sometimes lasts more than 1 month (depending on the quantity you use).

So Profollica’s products are surely not as pricey as they seem.

 


My Verdict – Is Profollica A Scam?


Short answer: Definitely not – it’s an excellent product actually.

In fact, it’s one of my top recommended products for male hair loss:

  1. Based on a excellent formula and an original ingredient.
  2. Has some clinical evidence behind.
  3. You get 2 products for $60 (good price).
  4. You get a 60 days money back guarantee + unopened bottle refunds anytime.
  5. Many satisfied and repeated customers.
  6. A lot safer compared to competitors.

Since you can test the product for free (by asking for a refund) – I definitely advise you to give it a try.

I haven’t used it personally, as it’s only designed for male hair loss.

But I would surely try it out, if I had this issue.

At this point – I think it’s one of the best male hair loss products (if not the very best).

So even though it looks a bit pricey, 2 products for $60 is a great deal actually.

 

 

References:

1 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pubmed/17168873

2 – https://www.karger.com/-Article/FullText/462981

3 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC3870206/

4 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pubmed/11132729

5 – https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/-doi/full/10.1111/ics.12091

6 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC6163201/

7 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC5611606/

8 thoughts on “Is Profollica A Scam? (My Honest 2019 Review)

  1. Hi Olly! I was recommended Finasteride because I was losing hair at a very fast pace, my crown has thinned a lot in the past year. I read a lot before ordering and decided I would not risk my health for the sake of my hair. Finasteride has plenty of negatives and many users reported recurrent headaches and sexual dysfunction so I did not want to take the risk. I reached Profollica in the meantime and said I should give it a try. This happened in 2017 and now I’m a regular customer. This has been the life saver for my hair, not only that it stopped thinning but most of my hair is back so now it looks way better than it did 2 years ago. This is surely not a scam! I’ve been on a couple other hair pills before but none worked as well as these ones. They are expensive but so worth the price.

    1. Hello Greg, thank you so much for sharing your experience with Profollica. I’m not sure whether you used only the supplement or the gel as well – but still, I’m really happy to hear it was so effective for you.

      From what you say, apparently it also helped regrow new hairs – which is pretty rare in this kind of supplements. But once again, these are honestly great news.

      I’m not sure if you tried taking a break from it, but you might (for a few months at least). Try to see how it goes and whether your hair starts thinning again (but normally it shouldn’t).

      Thanks again for your feedback on Profollica and best wishes for you!

  2. My cousin used this together with turmeric from BioSchwartz and his hair loss stopped after some months of constant usage. Not sure if it’s this supplement or the turmeric, though. Any thoughts?

    Also do you think it could help me? My hairline is starting to recede and I am really worried, I want to use something that works, price doesn’t matter as long as it helps.

    1. Hi Jay, thanks for your thoughts on Profollica. I’m happy to hear it helped your cousin. In my opinion, it’s Profollica that did most of the work. The supplement from BioSchwatz he’s been taking isn’t designed for hair – instead, it works best for inflammatory problems and pain (especially arthritis). So its effect doesn’t have much to do with hair.

      Yes – turmeric can help strengthen hair, but mostly when it’s applied on the scalp. If it’s taken internally – it’s a lot more helpful for conditions like arthritis or joint pain. So it doesn’t really have anything to do with hair.

      That’s why I doubt BioSchwartz’s supplement has any connection with your cousin’s improvement in hair loss. If you ask me, it’s only because of Profollica.

      Now – regarding your problem, I actually think this supplement would be the best choice. Judging after your brief description, you’re probably dealing with DHT hair loss (which is the main cause of thinning/receding hairlines in most men). So a DHT blocking supplement would be the wisest choice. 

      That’s exactly what Profollica is, that’s why I think it’s great for your issue. Since you’re not on a tight budget, it’s surely the best choice you can make right now. Plus – if it also helped your cousin, there are higher chances that you also respond well to the treatment .

      Just make sure to use the supplement for a few months until you expect seeing any effect. In the meantime, you can use some hair fibers that will hide any thinning hair. Caboki is my top recommended brand at this point, so you can check it out.

      Please let me know how things go in the future.

  3. I used Minoxidil for 3 months and saw no changes. I started adding this to my daily routine and thinning stopped after several months. It has not thickened all my hair yet but it surely looks better than one year ago. I’m only wondering, is something going to happen if I stop using Minoxidil? I think my hair improved because of Profollica but am not sure. I would need some advice on this please.

    1. Hi Benji, thanks for your feedback on Profollica. I’m happy to hear your thinning got better.

      Now – it’s pretty hard to tell what’s the main responsible behind your good results. First of all, Minoxidil needs about 4-6 months to start working. As for Profollica, some sources say it works in 2-3 months. That’s why it’s extremely hard to tell which helped you most, because both usually work after the period you have mentioned.

      I personally would not advise you to stop Minoxidil. You can’t tell whether it helped or not – but if it did, stopping it might cause reverse thinning, which would be pretty bad. Assuming you would restart using it, it would need some more time to decrease the thinning once again. I’m not sure if you get the point, but you should.

      So in my opinion, you should continue using both for now. When you feel like you are happy with your hair, you can try to stop Minoxidil and see if something happens. As your hair would be thicker than it is now, it would take a longer time to get thin again. So you would have more time to restart Minoxidil.

      Please let me know what happens in the future.

  4. Hello Olly, just came across your review of Profollica and I’m starting to consider this supplement. I’m 33 and my hair is starting to thin around the crown, not a pattern yet but you can see it’s thinner than the rest. I have used several products including Lipogaine, Juvetress and Propidren, I did not see great success. But I can see you recommend Profollica specially for male hair loss, which is what I think I have right now. 

    I’m only trying to make sure it’s right for me and that it’s going to work this time. I have a problem with using a product consistently, I usually forget using it daily after 1-2 months. But if I knew this could work, I would pay more attention to it. Do you think I should try it, is it better than the products I mentioned? I’ve also been on a Keto diet about a year ago, do you think this has something to do with the thinning? I felt like it got worse in that period but I’m not really sure, might have been a coincidence.

    I’m eager to hear what you think and thank you!

    1. Hey Michael, thanks for your feedback on all those products. I’m sorry to hear about your problem but yes, it does seem like the typical case of male pattern hair loss.

      It usually starts with a thinning, then with a hair loss and in the end baldness comes up. So it’s great that you’re trying to prevent this. You’re in an early phase so there’s a lot you can do at this point.

      Now – Lipogaine is a topical treatment, which isn’t always successful in male pattern hair loss. It’s based on Minoxidil, which should help normally. But this ingredients typically needs about 4 months of consistent use to start working. 

      You usually need to apply it daily, twice a day. Considering the problem you have with consistency, I doubt you applied it as such. So maybe that’s why you didn’t see any result. But still – it’s probably not the best product for you, since it needs to be applied so often and for the rest of your life. If you ever give it up, hair loss usually worsens (even more than before).

      I also know Juvetress, I’ve done a review of it in the past. It’s a pricey product with good results – but it’s designed for thinning hair caused by aging. It can also help with shedding, but not really with those cases caused by DHT excess (as yours is). So I’m pretty sure it’s not suitable for your problem, that’s why you didn’t see positive results.

      As for Propidren, I’m quite surprised you didn’t see any results. It’s a much better product compared to the previous too, especially since it’s a supplement so it works on the inside. It has a great formula and high dosages, so I don’t really know. How long have you been using it? Did you take the pills correctly and constantly or you just happened to skip some?

      I think Profollica is a great choice for you, on paper. 

      It’s designed for male pattern hair loss, caused by DHT excess – exactly the problem you have. So I personally think it’s one of the best products you can use. It also comes as a gel and a supplement, so you have 2 products to use – that should speed up the effects.

      Still – you would need to use Profollica correctly for 2-3 months to see any small change. In some cases, it takes even longer. You might see an improvement in your hair loss (if there’s any) in 1 month, but it depends from person to person. In most cases, you’re going to need 2-3 months.

      So if you promise to be consistent and patient, I think it’s worth the shot. It’s not the cheapest product ever, but considering you’re paying for 2 products – it’s surely not that expensive either.

      And by the way, I doubt the Keto diet has influenced your thinning. This diet can cause hair loss – but it usually happens if you’re not having enough proteins. Plus, it usually appears about 3 months after you began the diet. So that doesn’t seem to be your case at all. Besides, this diet causes actual hair loss – not thinning, as in your situation. Your thinning seems typical for a male pattern hair loss, which doesn’t appear due to Keto diet ever.

      So from this point of view, there’s nothing to worry about. Still – if you want to change your eating habits, these dieting tips might help you.

      Other than that, I think Profollica is a good choice for you right now – as long as you use it correctly and constantly. So if you decide to give it a try, let me know how it works. I really hope this helps you.

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