My Review: Folicell Hair Regrowth Treatment (2020) – Is It A Scam?

My Review: Folicell Hair Regrowth Treatment (2019) - Is It A Scam?

 

It’s time to review Folicell Hair Regrowth Treatment – because this product looks quite questionable:

  • no official/seller website
  • only promotional reviews online
  • product cannot be found anywhere

So is this remedy a scam? In my opinion – it has all chances.

For this reason, I decided to dig deep into this review and find out the truth about it.

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

So Let’s Get To The Review

Full Name: Hair Therapy from Folicell

My Review: Folicell Hair Regrowth Treatment (2019) - Is It A Scam?Sizes: Only a 2 oz bottle available

Best Actual Price: Around $90 per bottle

Cheapest Place To Buy: Its official website (not available anywhere else)

Later Edit: Folicell can’t be bought anywhere now, as its official website disappeared.

Designed For: Regrowing hair in people dealing with shedding. It claims to:

  • grow new hairs from scratch
  • restore hair on bald spots
  • stimulate actual hair growth

However – these are only its promises (no proof that they’re real).

My Rating: 2 out of 10In my opinion, it’s a scam.

Worth Buying?: Definitely not – try to avoid it as much as possible:

  • tricky free bottle offer (you’re forced to sign for auto-shipping)
  • no details about the producing company
  • official website disappeared overnight

Instead of using Minoxidil (that has to be used forever, once you start it) – I personally prefer supplements.

My top choice is a $25 supplement that worked really fast for me.

 

What I Liked About It

  • Based on an FDA approved ingredient (Minoxidil)
  • Product is quite easy to apply

 

What I Didn’t Like About It

  • Only contains 1 ingredient (in a higher price than normally)
  • No customer opinions available on the Internet
  • No info about the company behind
  • You’re forced to sign up for auto-shipping to get their free bottle offer
  • Hard to quit auto-shipping (despite their claims)
  • From second bottle on, price is $89 per 2 oz
  • Official website closed down suddenly

 

 


What Is Folicell? A Quick Overview


In a few words – it’s an overpriced for of Minoxidil.

My Review: Folicell Hair Regrowth Treatment (2019) - Is It A Scam?Now, judging after this description – it doesn’t look bad at all.

But if you take a closer look, you will notice some questionable issues about their offer:

  1. First bottle is offered for free.
  2. The only condition is that you sign up for their auto-shipping.
  3. From the second bottle on, price is $89 per bottle.

Considering that most Minoxidil products costs under $50 – Folicell seems like a joke.

But there’s more:

  • The producing company is secret
  • Also, you can’t find any info about its location, phone number, etc.
  • Its official website disappeared overnight

So in my opinion – these are real proofs that there’s something not right about Folicell.

That’s why I consider it a questionable product (close to a scam).

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

 


#1 – Ingredients (7 out of 10)


First of all – there’s very little info about Folicell’s ingredients.

Here’s all the label mentions:

  • based on Minoxidil (2%)
  • it’s a topical solution

Based on that – Folicell is actually Minoxidil under a different name. 

So what exactly is Minoxidil? Here’s what you should know:

  1. Topical liquid meant to grow new hairs. [1]
  2. One of the few hair loss solutions recognized by FDA. [2]
  3. Meant to work as long as you use it.
  4. Once you start using it, you have to do it for the rest of your life.
  5. Otherwise, the hair it grew will fall out eventually.

Basically – Minoxidil is a very popular ingredient in my hair loss products (mostly topical ones).

And it’s surely an effective substance – since it’s FDA approved.

However, it has 2 major problems:

  1. Needs about 4 months to start working.
  2. If you stop using it, your hair will fall out.

Now – Folicell is only based on Minoxidil (nothing else).

But even so, it costs around $80 per bottle – while most products with the same formula cost under $50.


Conclusion

Folicell’s formula is pretty basic:

  • only contains Minoxidil 2%
  • one of the numerous products with this exact formula

Even though Minoxidil itself is pretty good, it’s not my top choice for hair loss.

That’s because you have to use it for the rest of your life (otherwise your hair will fall out).

Plus – Folicell costs almost double than other products with the same formula (Minoxidil 2%).

That’s why I surely would not recommend it.

 

 


#2 – Smell & Texture (8 out of 10)


Since Folicell is actually Minoxidil – its texture is the same as in this ingredient.

So here’s what you should know about it.

1. Smell

I’m personally not a fan of this substance’s fragrance:

  • has a moderate chemical smell
  • average intensity
  • stays in the hair for a few hours

Now – these facts are available for Minoxidil 2%.

In higher concentrations, the smell should be more intense.

But even in the 2% version, it’s certainly not a very pleasant scent.

2. Texture

Folicell contains the liquid form of Minoxidil (not the foam).

This is probably a bit harder to use – mostly because of its consistency:

  • no thick consistency
  • leaves hair a bit greasy
  • soaks in quite fast

Now – you shouldn’t have a hard time using the liquid.

But from what I have seen, it tends to leave your hair a bit oilier than usual (at least in certain people).

Even though that’s not a major issue – it can be a downside for some.

 


#3 – How To Use It (7 out of 10)


One of Folicell’s downsides is that its directions aren’t available online.

At least I couldn’t find them…

Basically – you have to buy the product first to see how many times you should use it, the quantity you should apply, etc.

But luckily – there’s a lot of info on Minoxidil on the Internet.

So here’s how you should use Folicell:

  1. Apple a few drops on the area you want to regrow hair.
  2. Use your fingers to massage and spread the liquid.
  3. Let it sit (without rinsing).
  4. Repeat this procedure twice a day.

Even though the product is quite easy to use – the lack of directions is a downside for me.

Plus, the fact that you have to apply the product twice daily isn’t very comfortable.

 


#4 – Results (1 out of 10)


Folicell isn’t available on any website/seller at this point.

For this reason – I couldn’t test it out myself, so I can’t give any personal opinion on it.

However, I tried to look for other people’s opinions (as I usually do).

And that’s where the tricky part comes up.

1. What People Say

Surprisingly or not – I couldn’t find ANY authentic reviews on Folicell:

  1. There are about 10 reviews on it on the Internet.
  2. About 80% are promotional.
  3. This means the writer only tries to state its advantage (some fake) to make people buy it.
  4. There are also about 20% general reviews.
  5. This means the writer only talks about the product in general.

Basically – there’s no conclusion I could draw from these reviews.

That’s because none of the writers has actually tried the product.

Plus, there’s no customer review on Amazon, Walmart or any big retailers.

2. Biggest Complaints

I found a page of Folicell on BBB – which means there are customers who reported it.

However:

  1. There’s only one complaint.
  2. No details are available about it.
  3. Also, there are no details about Folicell’s company.

So basically, there are a few things that look quite shady about it:

  • no contact info
  • almost no details about the producer
  • no price mentioned 
  • auto-shipping after receiving the free bottle (at $80 per bottle)

And the list could go on. Not to mention that the lack of authentic reviews is a big question sign about Folicell.


Conclusion

There is absolutely no real customer opinions on Folicell.

In my opinion – this tells a lot about its trustworthiness. Besides:

  • company has no contact info/details
  • many promotional random reviews on the product
  • official website completely disappeared 
  • auto-shipping trick (more below)

So I personally wouldn’t recommend Folicell.

As things look at this point – there are high chances that it’s a scam behind.

 

 


#5 – Price (2 out of 10)


As I said before – Folicell is quite tricky at this chapter.

What do I mean? It uses a “free bottle” offer to attract customers – like many other products known as scams do.

1. The Exact Price

Folicell’s cost is a longer story:

  1. According to the official website, the first bottle is free.
  2. You only have to pay for the shipping fees (under $10).
  3. However, you automatically agree to sign for auto-shipping.
  4. This means you will be sent another bottle (in less than 30).
  5. But this time, you will have to pay for it.
  6. Starting from the second bottle, the price is $89.41.
  7. That’s only for a 2 oz bottle.

Basically – Folicell’s offer is extremely unfair and meant to trick customers:

  • they have the chance to receive a free bottle
  • the official website claims you can cancel your subscription anytime
  • however, that doesn’t happen in reality

In other words – you end up being charger $90 for a 2 oz bottle every month.

That’s a classic scheme many poor-quality products use (Hair Bloom and LaFolie are some great examples).

And they all have lots of complaints all over the Internet.

So I would definitely not advise you to give out your credit card details for Folicell.

Despite seeming a good offer at first – it’s actually far from one.

2. Competitors’ Price

I only want to compare Folicell with my #1 recommended hair product (a supplement called Folexin).

  1. Folicell is only based on Minoxidil (overpriced Minoxidil).
  2. Folexin contains about 30 ingredients overall.
  3. Folicell offers a free bottle but requires you to sign for auto-shipping.
  4. Folexin can only be bought (without any auto-shipping option).
  5. Starting from the second bottle, Folicell costs $89.
  6. There’s also no discount available for larger quantities.
  7. On the other hand, Folexin costs $25 per bottle (normally).
  8. For larger quantities, you can get it for about $18 per bottle.

Now – regarding trustworthiness, Folexin is a legit product (real info available online).

Besides, I personally had great results with it – which is why it’s my top recommended product (besides its great price).

So compared to Folexin – Folicell is actually a lot lower.

Only the fact that it’s not legit ranks it under most products I reviewed.


Conclusion

I cannot possibly recommend Folicell – there are way too many questions signs about it.

If you want my opinion, Folexin is a way better choice.

But even if you don’t like my alternative – I still advise you to stay away from Folicell.

 


#6 – Where To Find It (3 out of 10)


Folicell isn’t available on any of the big retailers:

  • My Review: Folicell Hair Regrowth Treatment (2019) - Is It A Scam?Amazon
  • Ebay
  • Walmart

Also – it’s not sold in local drugstores, pharmacies or stores.

The only option you have when it comes to buying it is its official website.

Even though the first bottle is free – you have to give out your credit card data (and subscribe for monthly auto-shipping).

So keep this in mind before placing any order.

Later Edit: Folicell is not longer available for purchase anywhere.

Its official website just disappeared from the Internet – so you can’t find it anywhere else.

 


#7 – FAQs


Coming up, I will try to answer the top questions about Folicell.

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

1. How long lasts 1 bottle?

Normally – it should be enough for 30 days. 

But it really depends on the quantity you apply, whether you use it twice a day or not, etc.

2. How often should you use it?

According to instructions – Minoxidil 2% should be applied twice daily.

3. Can I take it with other drugs?

Despite being a topical product – Minoxidil is known to interact with other drugs:

  • high blood pressure medication
  • disulfiram
  • metronidazole

Since Folicell is based on Minoxidil, there’s a risk of interaction (especially if you’re following a long term treatment).

That’s why it’s better to ask your doctor before using it.

4. Are there any side effects?

Unfortunately – products based on Minoxidil were reported to have several side effects:

  • severe headache
  • scalp rashes and itching
  • nausea

So there’s a risk of developing side effects from Folicell (higher than from other products).

5. How fast should I notice an effect?

According to studies – it takes about 4 months for Minoxidil to start working.

So you would have to give Folicell at least 4 bottles (or even more) to start seeing an effect.

 

 


#8 – Final Conclusions


I will try to sum up my opinion on Folicell in 3 ideas.

1. Overpriced Minoxidil

This product is actually based on just one ingredient – Minoxidil:

  • no herbal extracts or vitamins 
  • Minoxidil is the only active ingredient

Now – most products with the exact same formula costs under $50 (some around $25).

So except for the free bottle, Folicell costs $90 per 2 oz.

That is way too much considering its formula, honestly.

2. No Customer Feedback

Folicell has absolutely no customer opinions:

  • only a few reviews available online
  • most are promotional
  • the others are based on general info

So since there’s no feedback on this product – I don’t think it’s too legit.

3. Most Likely A Scam

Based on the facts I found about it – this product might be a scam:

  • official website closed down
  • cannot be bought anywhere at this point
  • no authentic reviews
  • tricky free bottle offer

Plus – there are many similar products and most of them are clear scams.

So I would advise you to stay away from this product.

 


My Verdict – Is Folicell A Scam?


Short answer: Most likely – I would definitely not recommend it:

  1. My Review: Folicell Hair Regrowth Treatment (2019) - Is It A Scam?No info about the company/contact details.
  2. Official website disappeared overnight.
  3. No real customer opinions anywhere.
  4. Tricky free bottle offer just to make you subscribe to auto-shipping.
  5. Regular price is extremely expensive ($89 per 2 oz bottle).

For this reason, my advice is to stay away from Folicell.

There are many other Minoxidil products on Amazon – and they cost under $50.

I personally recommend supplements instead:

  • much better and faster effect
  • treats the actual cause of hair loss (as they work on the outside)
  • hair doesn’t fall out if you stop using them (as happens with Minoxidil)
  • cheaper price
  • side effects are a lot more rare

But as I said – it’s your own choice.

If you still want to try Minoxidil, there are lots of cheaper and legit options (compared to Folicell).

If you want to stay on the natural side, supplements are my top recommendation.

References:

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

2 – https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/-drugsatfda/021812s000TOC

4 thoughts on “My Review: Folicell Hair Regrowth Treatment (2020) – Is It A Scam?

  1. Thank you for your review, very informational! I was looking for an honest review but I struggled to find one…there are just so many fake reviews out there.

    I have received an email from someone saying this has helped his hair grow back from 0! Now I am starting to think it was just a scam. The product is not even available anymore, there must be something going on behind. I am strongly decided not to buy it even if it was available. But do you know if there is a product that can grow hair from zero? I once heard something about minoxidil but not sure…

    1. Hey James, thanks for sharing your opinion on Follicell. Unfortunately – there are so many fake reviews about it, I also had a hard time finding authentic experiences while writing this review. Anyway, most of those reviews are promotional – meaning they only praise the product in order to convince you to buy it. Usually they get it for free just in exchange of a positive review, as far as I read.

      So I’m glad you’re not interested in Folicell anymore, it’s definitely not worth it.

      As for the email you received – trust me, almost no product can regrow new hairs on a bald scalp. I’m pretty sure that email was a scam, as there are so many similar ones. I received many of them throughout the years, so I stopped trusting everything I come across.

      Regarding your question, very few products can grow new hairs from scratch. Some people claim they had positive experiences with certain products (see Follixin), but I can’t guarantee for that. For example, the Follixin I mentioned works great for growing hair faster and decreasing hair loss (I tested it out myself for that). But when it comes to growing new hairs on a bald scalp, I can’t tell for sure.

      You also asked me about Minxodil. Well, it’s one of the few products FDA approved for hair loss. But it also doesn’t grow new hairs if your scalp is already bald. It’s mostly used for prevention and for decreasing an early baldness (especially frontal forms).

      So if you’re already bald, it’s not going to help. But if you want to use it for prevention, it might be helpful. Now – you can either get Minoxidil on a prescription from your doctor or buy it online (usually as a monthly subscription). In case you choose the latest option, you should check out Keeps’ offers – as they have by far the best prices and offers for Minoxidil.

      But if you have a medical insurance, my advice is to see your doctor and buy it with a prescription (it’s much cheaper).

      In case you don’t want to go for Minoxidil, you can choose a herbal supplement that is a pretty good alternative to it (no side effects, you can stop it anytime without losing your hair again, etc.). It’s called Profollica and it has a lot of positive reviews on the Internet, so it’s not a fake supplement.

      I really hope this helps you. If you have any other questions, just let me know anytime.

  2. Hi Olly, this Folicell is definitely a scam! My mom got an email from them claiming they’re offering a big discount if you buy it at that point, so she fell into their trap. She got the free bottle but ended up being charged $100 for every new bottle in the next months. Cancelling was impossible, they never answered the phone or email. In the end she contacted her bank and asked them to block payments to that company so she solved them problem. But she never got any money back, she lost about $300 in total. And yes she never received the orders (only the first one). We thought it was a mistake at first but then I started researching and found so many people scammed by this ghost company. Fortunately they closed it down but I doubt anyone has ever been refunded a penny. That’s such a shame!

    Thank you Olly for your honest review, it’s hard to find one like this today, everyone is promoting scams just to make money on innocent people. Keep up the good work Olly!

    1. Hi Rick, thank you so much for sharing your mom’s experience with Folicell. This product is clearly a scam, just as its producer’s offer. I’m really sorry to hear so many people were scammed by them, I thought there were just a few but I received a lot of comments and emails of people complaining about it.

      Unfortunately, you’re right – there’s not much you can do about it. Luckily the company closed down, so they can’t scam any other people. But I doubt you will ever get your money back, even a part of them. I would take this as a lesson – next time your mom gets a good offer and wants to buy something, tell her to research first.

      Generally, offers that claim to expire in less than 24 hours are fake. They only want to urge the customers to buy the product then – instead of focusing on promoting the products’ quality (if there’s any). 

      So tell your mom to look for opinions and reviews online before she buys anything. If a product is a scam, she will surely find (at least) some complaints about it. There are also products with fake positive reviews, that are actually promotional (Folicell has many actually) – but you will still find many complaints on websites like BBB, Trust Pilot or even Amazon.

      I hope this helps you guys!

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