My Review: Folliboost Hair Growth Serum (2020) – Good Or Not?

My Review: Folliboost Hair Growth Serum (2020) - Good Or Not?

 

It’s time to review Folliboost Hair Growth Serum – which is a topical remedy for hair.

  • So does this thing really work?
  • Is it any more special than other products?

At $41 per 2 oz bottle – it’s surely more special (but only in price).

So is this serum a scam? Or is it worth the very high price?

I tried to dig deep into this product – so here’s what I found out.

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

So Let’s Get To The Review

Full Name: Folliboost Hair Growth Serum from Tricho Labs

Sizes: Only 1 version (2 oz bottle)

Best Actual Price: Around $41 per bottle

Cheapest Place To Buy: Probably Amazon (best offer I found)

Designed For: According to the label – hair growth:

  • improves density and thickness
  • adds fullness in existing hair
  • combats hair loss

At least that’s what the product claims.

My Rating: 7 out of 10 

Worth Buying?: Not really – but mostly due to its huge price.

Other than that, it’s a decent product (especially if you’re looking for a serum).

But if you prefer a cheaper alternative that works much better (in my case) – this is my top choice.

 

What I Liked About It

  • Average ingredients (they could be a lot worse)
  • Nice smell and consistency
  • Really easy to apply 
  • Doesn’t leave hair greasy at all
  • Many authentic reviews on Amazon (many are positive)
  • Available in several retailers

 

What I Didn’t Like About It

  • No dosages/quantities for the ingredients
  • You need to apply it 2 times a day
  • Bottle is very small (2 oz only)
  • Doesn’t last for more than 1 month
  • Extremely expensive for its actual value

 

 


What Is Folliboost? A Quick Overview


Shortly – it’s a product from Tricho Labs designed for hair growth.

But actually, it claims to do more than that:

  • thicken and increase hair volume
  • decrease shedding
  • stimulate follicles

Since it’s a liquid product, the stimulation part is totally possible.

Most oily liquids stimulate follicles, whether it’s Olive oil or a $100 oil from Amazon.

But anyway – what makes Folliboost more special than other hair serums? Here’s what it claims:

  1. Based entirely on natural ingredients.
  2. Money back guarantee (30 days).

I would also add its absolutely huge price – $40 for a 2 oz bottle.

So this serum should actually make miracles at this price – otherwise I wouldn’t think it’s worth buying.

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

 


#1 – Ingredients (7 out of 10)


In my view, Folliboost’s formula has both a good and a bad side:

  1. Based on natural ingredients (herbs).
  2. No dosages/quantities.

Now – topical products usually don’t have very clear ingredients.

But even so, you can’t really tell the quantities from Folliboost – which is a downside.

Either way, I would divide its ingredients in 2 groups:

  • Active ingredients
  • Inactive ingredients
1. Active Ingredients

These are mostly the herbal extracts and vitamins from this formula.

There are around 20 different ingredients – and some of the most important are:

  1. Peppermint Oil – promotes hair growth without affecting its health. [1]
  2. Vitamin E – also improves growth. [2]
  3. Soybean Germ Extract – can reduce hair loss. [3]
  4. Biotin – excellent for growth and against shedding.
  5. Wheat Germ Extract – can improve dry and damaged hair.

Now – most of these ingredients are studied for their internal benefits.

In other words, they work only when taken internally (as supplements).

When applied on the scalp – their effect isn’t as impressive.

So even those these substances are really good for hair – they’re not as effective in topical products.

2. Inactive Ingredients

They don’t really matter – since they have no effect on hair.

Folliboost contains around 15 inactive ingredients – mostly:

  • consistency agents
  • fragrances and scents
  • preservatives

So basically, these ingredients aren’t necessarily useful to hair. They only make the oil easier to apply.


Conclusion

Folliboost’s formula is about average, in my opinion:

  • high number of ingredients overall
  • several herbal extracts
  • no quantities

Even though some of its ingredients have many studies behind – they were mostly tested internally.

So when applied on the skin/scalp, the effect won’t be as powerful.

That’s why I’m personally not a fan of topical products and prefer supplements instead.

But when it comes to Folliboost – I say it have a average formula (not bad but not great either).

 

 


#2 – Smell & Texture (10 out of 10)


In terms of consistency, Folliboost is better than most hair serums.

So here’s what you should know about it.

1. Smell

These drops actually have a very pleasant scent:

  • similar to peppermint (or other herbal fragrances)
  • light intensity
  • doesn’t stay in your hair forever

Basically – you can feel the smell when you apply the product, but it doesn’t last for long.

That’s a good thing, if you ask me – because no one will tell you’re using it.

2. Texture

Though it’s not perfect – Folliboost is still superior in terms of consistency:

  • quite easy to apply
  • doesn’t leave hair greasy
  • pretty thick consistency

Now – the serum isn’t very light and oily, as most products of this type are.

In fact, that’s the reason why it doesn’t leave hair greasy.

As it’s a bit thicker, it stays put wherever you apply it until it soaks in.

So from this point of view – I have only praises about it.

 


#3 – How To Use It (8 out of 10)


The good part is that Folliboost offers clear instructions (that are available anywhere).

The bad part is that you have to use it more often than other serums.

Here’s what the directions recommend:

  1. For best results, you have to use it 2 times a day.
  2. It’s recommend it to apply it in the morning and evening.
  3. Apply a few drops in certain areas of your scalp.
  4. Use your hands to spread the liquid.
  5. Massage with your fingers and do not rinse.
  6. The product should soak in in a few minutes.

Now – the solution itself is quite easy to apply.

And since it has a great consistency – it doesn’t leave your hair or hands sticky.

However, the fact that you need to apply it twice a day can be a downside (especially if you’re a busy person).

 


#4 – Results (8 out of 10)


Folliboost isn’t one of the products I have tried myself.

So as much as I wanted – I cannot give out a personal opinion about it.

However, I checked out several customer reviews – so that I can judge fairly.

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

1. What People Say

I checked out Folliboost’s opinions on Amazon (which is known to allow only previous customers to write a review).

Surprisingly or not – the reviews were about 75% positive:

  1. Some people praised its consistency and texture.
  2. Others said it really helped with hair growth.
  3. A few admitted it helped, but it took over 3 months to start working.
  4. Some say it’s totally useless and doesn’t help at all.
  5. Others claim it only worsened their hair’s condition.

Now – it’s quite normal that opinions are mixed up.

But since there are enough satisfied customers, I personally don’t consider Folliboost a scam.

That even though it has enough complaints.

2. Biggest Complaints

As I said – there are a couple of users who were not satisfied with this serum.

Most complain about:

  1. Really big price (for the quantity offered).
  2. No effect in 2-3 months.
  3. Worsened hair loss.

Now – these are surely not some issues for everyone.

But since they are among the complaints from Amazon – they must be real.

However, as I haven’t tried Folliboost myself, it’s hard to give an opinion.

The only point where I can agree is price – which is indeed way too high.


Conclusion

Folliboost has mixed opinions from previous customers:

  • some say it’s really helpful
  • others say it doesn’t improve hair at all

But since there are more satisfied customers – I certainly believe this product is legit.

Even so – I personally wouldn’t choose it, just because it’s a topical remedy and only treats the symptoms (instead of the actual problem inside).

That’s why supplements are my own alternative.

 

 


#5 – Price (4 out of 10)


From this point of view – Folliboost looks worse than its competitors.

In terms of price, I consider it unfairly expensive (despite being a good product).

1. The Exact Price

Here’s what you should keep in mind:

  1. Amazon has the best offer for this product.
  2. It costs $41.01 for 2 oz.
  3. You also get free shipping if you buy it from Amazon.

Now – on its official website, it costs $80 on paper (which is absolutely absurd).

But the company offers big discounts quite often – so you can get it for about the same price as on Amazon.

Either way, $40 for a bottle of 2 oz is absolutely huge.

Besides – since you have to apply the product twice daily, it will probably last less than 1 month.

So in my opinion, it’s way too overpriced.

2. Competitors’ Price

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

  1. Folexin costs $25 per bottle (30 days supply).
  2. You can also get it for $18 if you buy more bottles at once.
  3. Folliboost costs $41 per 2 oz.
  4. You can get it for about $32 if you buy 3 bottles at once.

Now – both products offer a significant discount, which is great.

But in my opinion, $32 for 2 oz is still way too much. 

That especially since one bottle isn’t very likely to last 1 month.

So I don’t consider Folliboost as good as Folexin (in terms of price).

When it comes to effect – I always saw much better results from supplements compared to topical products. 

So I would definitely prefer Folexin (or other supplement) over a serum.

 


#6 – Where To Buy It (9 out of 10)


This serum is quite easy to find, which is a big advantage.

Some of the best places to buy it from are:

  1. Amazon (my top pick)
  2. Its official website
  3. Ebay

At one point, it was also available on iHerb – but I can’t tell if this changed or not.

Also – you can’t really find Folliboost in local shops (as far as I know).

So in my opinion, Amazon remains the best option to buy it right now (for 1 bottle):

  • best price overall
  • free shipping
  • money back guarantee

In case you want higher quantities (2 bottles or more) – go for the official website, as it offers some discounts.

 


#7 – FAQs


Up next – I will try to answer the top questions you might have about Folliboost.

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

1. How often should you use it?

According to the label – it works best when applied 2 times a day.

You should use it once in the morning and once in the evening.

2. How long lasts 1 bottle?

There’s no mention about that.

But since one bottle only has 2 oz and you have to apply about 5 drops twice a day – it shouldn’t last more than 3-4 weeks (at most).

3. Can I use it with other drugs?

Absolutely.

Since it’s a topical product, there’s no risk of interactions with other drugs. So consulting your doctor before isn’t a must.

4. Are there any side effects?

I found some complaints from previous customers.

Among its side effects, they mentioned:

  • itchy scalp and rashes
  • dandruff
  • worsening hair loss

However, most reviews stated it as a safe product. So side effects are probably quite rare.

5. How fast should I notice an effect?

I couldn’t find any claims about this.

But in my opinion, you should give it 2-3 months.

That’s the time when you should notice an effect for topical hair products in general.

 

 


#8 – Final Conclusions


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

1. Easy To Use

Unlike other hair serums – this product is a lot more user-friendly:

  • gel-like consistency
  • doesn’t leave hair greasy
  • soaks in really fast

So that’s a major reason why I consider it a good serum (one of the few actually). At least in terms of texture.

2. Mixed Reviews

As it’s normal – Folliboost has both good and bad opinions.

But even so, the positive reviews are more common.

So this makes it pretty clear the product isn’t a scam – for those claiming so.

3. Really Overpriced

In my opinion, Folliboost costs way too much for its actual value:

  • price is $41 per bottle
  • there are only 2 oz in one bottle
  • that’s not enough for 1 month

So in terms of price, I personally wouldn’t afford it – or recommend it.

 


My Verdict – Is Folliboost A Scam?


Short answer: Definitely not – the product is completely legit.

But despite its good points, it’s not a product I would actually recommend:

  1. Only works on the outside.
  2. Extremely expensive for its real value.
  3. Very little quantity per bottle.
  4. Needs to be applied quite often.

Now – this is my personal opinion. 

I’m not claiming Folliboost is a bad product, on the contrary.

Even though I haven’t tried it – it certainly looks like a legit and decent product.

But I personally couldn’t afford paying a small fortune every 3 weeks.

What would I choose instead? A supplement:

  • much better effect than topical products 
  • works on the inside and treats the actual problem
  • lower price overall
  • easier to take 
  • results appear faster (and last longer)

So if you want a serum and you’re willing to pay the high price – Folliboost is a good choice.

But if you want a better product for less money, supplements are my top recommendation.

References:

1 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC4289931/

2 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC3819075/

3 – https://www.researchgate.net/-publication/280983925

14 thoughts on “My Review: Folliboost Hair Growth Serum (2020) – Good Or Not?

  1. Great site. I’m using Folliboost for 3 months now  and even though I’m not fully satisfied I will continue to buy it. I have a couple of bald patches from alopecia areata and this product doesn’t help it grow. I feel like it’s growing at its normal rate, nothing faster since I’m using it. But it’s much better for those area unaffected by alopecia, my hair grows almost twice as fast. Not sure why this is and why there’s no effect on my bald spots. But I’m still hoping for the best in the future! Thanks for this excellent review!

    1. Hey Jess, thanks a lot for sharing your experience with Folliboost. For me it’s really helpful to hear other user’s opinions about it, especially since I never actually used the product. 

      Regarding how the serum works for your hair – it’s probably its mechanism. It seems to help hair that is already in good shape but totally useless for those bald spots you have. Now – your alopecia might also prevent your hair from growing normally. But as you say it does grow (but at its normal speed), that’s probably not the case. So I’m thinking that Folliboost might be only effective for healthy hair.

      Anyway – I don’t have a clear explanation for this, so I think continuing to use it is a good idea for now. Please keep me updated on whether it helps your newly-grown hair at one point, I’m really curious!

  2. This is the best serum for hair loss I have ever used! All of the others are very greasy and I have to wash my hair every day…it’s like I put oil on my hair, it looks disgusting. I tried adding baby powder and it looks better but it still seems dirty.

    Anyway, I love Folliboost because it’s thicker and feels like I am applying some sort of liquid conditioner. It’s not greasy so my hair doesn’t need daily wash.

    It grows my hair but every serum would (my hair grows quite fast normally). For me it’s just a great advantage the fact that I don’t need daily wash and it’s worth paying more money on this serum for that! Kylie.

    1. Hi Kylie, thanks for your feedback on Folliboost. I’m very happy to hear positive things about it. I actually have a similar opinion about its consistency, that’s one of its biggest advantages. And you’re right – it has a similar power to other serums in terms of effect, but it’s a lot easier to use. So this makes it better overall.

      You can use baby powder to hide greasy hair, but this remedy doesn’t always work. Besides, if you have a dark shade in your hair – it’s harder to remove the powder without leaving any marks in your hair. But other than that, you can use it without any worries.

      Thanks again for sharing your opinion on this serum.

  3. It’s not a scam…but I’d rather use plain castor oil, no difference when it comes to effect. The only serum I like is called Miracle Mink. I’ve tried lots of other brands but none works better the essential oils. Only Miracle Mink. I would anytime use that one instead. 

    1. Hey Rina, thanks for letting me know your opinion on Folliboost. I’m quite familiar with Miracle Mink drops as well (this is probably the product you’re talking about). I personally like that product in terms of effect, so I’m not surprised you were satisfied with it.

      However, it’s very expensive for the quantity it has (around $36 for 1 oz). Also, the brand has a terrible reputation, with many complaints on BBB and lots of unsatisfied customers. That’s why I don’t really recommend it.

      But if you’re satisfied with it and had no trouble with your orders, my advice is to continue using it. I don’t know what exactly you use it for, but if it’s helpful, there’s no point switching to something else.

  4. I have been using folliboost for the last 2 weeks now, my hair used to fall so much…. my brush and the sink would be fool of hair every time I brushed my hair. especially after I washed my hair. now I hardly see any of my hair falling. when I style my hair I am quite happy it looks fuller and nice, this product is not greasy and it has a minty feel; so far I am quite satisfied with the product, although I am not happy with the price, the bottle is for 1 month and it’s almost empty I believe for the price it should last the month it says it should. so I think it’s quite high in price. I have been dealing with hair loss for the last 5 years have used many products and have not found any good results. so far this is the best and I’ve only been using it for 2 weeks.

    1. Hello Dina, thanks a lot for sharing your opinion on Folliboost. I’m really happy it helped your hair.

      I pretty much agree with what you said about it – compared to other hair serums, it has a great consistency and it doesn’t leave hair greasy at all (which is a major problem for most serums). However, its price issues are real. Also, it really has a too little quantity for how much it costs. Once your hair stops falling out, you can try applying the serum more rarely and see if the results stay the same. This might help you save some extra dollars.

      I hope this helps!

  5. Hi Olly,
    Can you take either the folliboost serum or pills or the feloxin pills if trying to conceive, or are pregnant or nursing?

    Most hair growth products on the market or prescribed are not recommended. I’m struggling to find anything I can even use let alone works. Your advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

    1. Hi Karri, I wouldn’t recommend any supplement for pregnant/nursing/trying to conceive. Their label actually recommends not being used in such cases – so no matter how harmless they might seem, I couldn’t recommend them. On the other hand, topical products are a lot safer so you might want to try Folliboost or other serums. But I strongly recommend getting your doctor’s consent first.

      Sorry I can’t help more but any oral product can be dangerous in pregnancy, so it’s better to take them only in extreme cases. I hope this helps you.

  6. I have the the hair growth vitamins and after a couple of weeks my hair is growing thicker and
    and fuller and I am well pleased with this product.

  7. I’ve never used this product but, have a question. If your hair is falling out, is it best to wash your hair more or less often? Can washing less often make your hair fall out?

    Thank you in advance for your opinion !

    1. Hi Gail. Your question is quite hard to answer because even scientists don’t have a clear answer to it yet. I personally would say it depends. Some people experience more hair falling out in the shower, so in this situation, washing the hair less often might help. That’s also my case sometimes and I usually wash it 2 times per week. On the other hand, some people have greasier hair, which falls out more if it’s not washed every other day. So in this case, it’s recommended to wash it more often.

      Sorry I don’t have a clear answer at this point. I really wish I knew how was better, but that’s all I can tell you right now. I hope this helps!

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