My Review: Revita Hair Growth Shampoo (2019) – My #1 Pick

My Review: Revita Hair Growth Shampoo (2019) - My #1 Recommended Shampoo

 

It’s time to review Revita Hair Growth Shampoo – a product that I’m a big fan of:

  • one of the best formulas (among shampoos)
  • several studies behind
  • trustworthy producer

But obviously – it all comes with a high price.

So is Revita worth $32 per 7 oz?

Let me give out the reasons why it’s one of my top recommended shampoos.

Note: This review is based on my own experience + research on Revita.

 

So Let’s Get To The Review

Full Name: Revita High Performance Stimulating Shampoo from DS Laboratories

Sizes: There are 2 (7 or 31.3 oz)

Best Actual Price: Around $32 per bottle (for the 7 oz version)

Cheapest Place To Buy: Definitely Amazon

Designed For: Supporting hair loss issues:

  • boosts density and fullness
  • promotes and increases growth/thickness
  • strengthens and improves density

It’s also a DHT blocker (though not a very strong one, since it only works on the outside).

Plus – it works for both men and women.

My Rating: 9 out of 10One of the best shampoos I know

Worth Buying?: Yes, as long as you afford it:

  • an excellent product in terms of effect
  • as I said, one of my favorite shampoos

However, I would recommend combining it with this $25 supplement (especially for hair loss/growth).

The effect is much better if you use them together.

 

What I Liked About It

  • Great formula/ingredients
  • Product itself has several studies behind (big advantage)
  • Works for different causes of hair loss
  • Pleasant citrus smell and orange color
  • Quite effective in my case (for breakage and strength)
  • Many positive reviews online
  • Available in several retailers and countries
  • Works for both men and women

 

What I Didn’t Like About It

  • For best results, you have to use it 5 times a week
  • Also, it needs to be applied twice in every wash
  • A bottle runs out pretty fast (if you follow the instructions properly)
  • Quite expensive on the long term
  • Needs about 2-3 months to start working (like most shampoos)

 

 


What Is Revita? A Quick Overview


In a few words – it’s a shampoo made to “revitalize your hair”:

  1. Supports both healthy and compromised follicles.
  2. Strengthens hair fibers.
  3. Reduces shedding.
  4. Improves density and thickness.
  5. Promotes scalp stimulation.
  6. Cuts down on stress-induced hair loss.
  7. Combats the effects of aging on hair.

In other words – it’s a 7-in-1 product that really seems to keep its promises (unlike most shampoos).

But its main effect is against hair loss, thinning and breakage.

Plus – it also has an excellent formula for hair growth.

But what makes it more special than other shampoos on the market?

  • 2 different studies conducted on it (study 1 and study 2)
  • much stronger and varied formula
  • producer has a lot of clinical evidence behind

In other words – Revita is made by a very trustworthy brand that takes its responsibility for everything.

It’s true that it’s more expensive than most shampoos on the market.

But in terms of results – it’s also way more superior.

So if you afford buying a quality shampoo, I definitely recommend Revita.

 


#1 – Ingredients (9.50 out of 10)


In terms of formula – Revita is probably the best hair growth/loss shampoo I know:

  • strong formula overall
  • based on many herbal extracts
  • most ingredients are natural

Plus – as I already said, this product has 2 clinical evidence behind.

Compared to most products on the market, that’s a real advantage.

Now – I would divide its active ingredients in 2 groups:

  1. Herbs + Extracts
  2. Vitamins/Minerals

Other than these – it also contains inactive substances, but those aren’t relevant (in terms of effect).

So let’s take a closer look at each.

1. Herbs + Extracts

Revita contains some pretty useful herbs/natural extracts:

  1. Procyandin B2 – it’s an antioxidant and promotes hair growth. [1]
  2. Caffeine – it’s a strong DHT blocker that fights consequent hair loss. [2]
  3. Ornithine – it’s an enzyme that strengthens hair. [3]
  4. Ketoconazone – it’s an antifungal with DHT blocking proprieties. 
  5. Taurine – strengthens hair and increases keratin production. [4]
  6.  Emu Oil – promotes hair growth and improves shedding.
  7. Rooibos Tea – increases shine and hair growth rate.

Overall – these 6 ingredients look really good.

I personally have never seen them together in another shampoo, which makes Revita unique.

2. Vitamins/Minerals

This type of ingredients aren’t that effective when applied topically.

But still – they don’t look bad at all:

  1. Niacinamide – decreases female hair loss. [5]
  2. Copper Peptides – strengthen and stimulate hair health. [6]
  3. MSM – promotes hair thickness and density.
  4. Cysteine – can reverse hair loss and restore normal growth cycle. [7]
  5. Biotin – it’s the best vitamin for hair growth and loss.

Conclusion

In my opinion – Revita’s formula looks excellent:

  • most ingredients have several studies behind
  • varied compounds
  • many herbal extracts (which are known to be stronger than other ingredients)

I personally don’t know many shampoos with such a strong formula.

So even though it’s not as effective as a supplement – Revita does look really good.

That’s why it’s a shampoo I would definitely recommend (in terms of ingredients).

 

 


#2 – Smell & Texture (10 out of 10)


I’m actually quite a big fan of this shampoo’s consistency.

The fact that it’s different from the rest (at this chapter) makes it even more unique.

1. Smell

I read plenty of reviews on Revita and no customer complained about the smell:

  • average intensity
  • fragrance is similar to citrus/herbal mix
  • scent is rather fresh than sweet
  • suitable for both genders

Besides – it’s not the kind of smell you could feel from a long distance.

That’s why I personally really like it.

2. Texture

What makes Revita different is color:

  • shampoo has a dark orange shade
  • lathers pretty well
  • you don’t need a larger quantity than in other shampoo

So besides its nice smell – it also has an original color and nice consistency.

 


#3 – How To Use It (8 out of 10)


The shampoo offers great instructions as to how you should use it.

Plus – the directions are pretty straight forward and there are clear recommendations:

  1. You should only apply it on wet hair (as with any other shampoo).
  2. Apply the product and massage with your fingers.
  3. After it lathers, let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Rinse normally.
  5. Apply it a second time.
  6. This time, you should let it sit for 3-5 minutes, then rinse.

Basically – unlike other shampoos, it’s recommended to apply it twice.

This could be a bit uncomfortable, for 2 reasons:

  • takes a longer time to wash your hair
  • you need a larger quantity of shampoo

Therefore – one bottle will run out faster than other shampoos.

Besides, the label recommends using it 5 times a week (for best results).

To be honest – that’s extremely uncomfortable, as few people wash their hair 5 times a week.

Still – even if you use it twice a week, you should still see results (but probably slower).

 


#4 – My Results (8 out of 10)


My personal results with this shampoo are not very relevant (in terms of effectiveness).

Here’s what I mean. 

1. My Background

First of all – I only started using Revita’s product about 4 months ago.

At that point, I had solved my hair loss problems long time ago.

That’s why I said my results with it won’t be very relevant:

  • I used to deal with a massive hair loss in the past
  • very few products worked well enough for me
  • but I managed to solve the problem using a $25 supplement

Since then – I had been using that supplement almost constantly.

In order to test Revita’s shampoo, I stopped it about 2 months before.

But still – my hair wasn’t falling out too much.

That’s why it’s hard to tell if Revita really worked for me.

My Review: Revita Hair Growth Shampoo (2019) - My #1 Pick

2. How It Worked

Well – I can’t tell you the results in terms of hair loss (since I did not have that).

But I will try to point out the changes I did notice while using Revita.

Note: I used both the shampoo and conditioner.

  1. My hair felt a lot smoother after about 2 washes.
  2. In about 1 month, I noticed it also seemed stronger.
  3. I had few hairs falling out due to breakage.
  4. Also, my hair seemed to have more volume than before.
  5. It wasn’t thin before, but now it seemed fuller.

Basically – from what I have seen, Revita does its job.

I only used 1 bottle of each, so it’s hard to notice an effect in terms of growth (in about 1.5-2 months).

But as for volume and strength, I could see an improvement.


Conclusion

Though I was not the best candidate for Revita – my results with it were pretty good:

  • hair density and volume increased
  • there was less breakage overall
  • hair felt stronger and shinier

Now – if you’re using this shampoo for hair loss/growth, it’s going to take more than 1-2 months.

That’s why shampoos are not my #1 choice at this chapter.

I personally recommend supplements – as they work much faster and better.

But in terms of shampoos, Revita is probably my #1 recommendation at this point.

If you associate it with a supplement, you should see some results in 1-2 months.

 

 


#5 – Other Opinions (8 out of 10)


Since my results weren’t very relevant, I tried to look for other opinions.

That’s why I included some other customers’ reviews in this section.

In this way – you could see the whole picture (not just my opinion).

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

1. What People Say

First of all – Revita’s shampoo has many reviews on Amazon (which are known to be real).

As an average, it has about 4 stars out of 5 – which is great.

So here’s what most people say about it:

  1. Many claim it works really well for their hair.
  2. Others say it was really helpful for their shedding.
  3. Some others praise is regarding hair growth speed.
  4. A few say it makes their hair really soft.
  5. There are also some unsatisfied users.
  6. Some complain that it needs to be used too frequently.
  7. Others claim it makes their hair too greasy.
  8. There are also some saying it does not work for them.

But overall – there are more than 75% satisfied customers, which tells a lot.

One thing I noticed is that some users claim it needs about 2-3 months to start working.

This could be why other customers did not see any improvement. They did not use it long enough.

2. Biggest Complaints

Just like any other product – Revita also has bad reviews.

Most users are complaining about:

  1. High price for the quantity
  2. Takes a long time to work
  3. Needs to be used 5 times a day
  4. Not effective in all cases
  5. Bad packing

Now – I have used this product myself, and I do agree that it’s pricey.

But considering its ingredients and effect – I personally believe it’s worth the money.

(That even though I usually criticize and avoid expensive products).

As for the other complaints – shampoos need a longer time to work (than supplements).

So unless you use this shampoo for 2-3 months at least, you will not see any change.


Conclusion

Revita has a really positive feedback overall:

  • over 75% satisfied customers
  • many praises in terms of effect

It’s true that it also has some complaints, but not all of them are 100% relevant.

But overall – people see it as a quality product. And I personally agree.

So among similar shampoos, I think Revita is one of the best (if not the very best one).

 


#6 – Price (6 out of 10)


Despite being a quality product, Revita is pretty expensive.

That’s probably its #1 drawback at this point.

1. The Exact Price

After looking into several retailers – here are the lowest prices I found for Revita:

  • regular version (7 oz) costs $32
  • large version (33.1 oz) costs around $78
  • conditioner also costs $32 (regular version)

Basically – a bottle of Revita costs $32, which is quite pricey.

Plus, the lowest prices I found were on Amazon. 

You can also find this shampoo of DS Laboratories’ official website – but surprisingly, prices are higher.

2. Worth It Or Not?

In my opinion – yes, it’s really worth it.

That even though I do admit it’s quite an expensive product. However:

  • formula/ingredients are really strong 
  • several studies behind
  • trustworthy producer with a great reputation

The only downside is that one bottle isn’t going to last a lot.

If you use it according to the instructions (5 days a week, applied twice) – one bottle isn’t going to last more than 1 month.

I personally did not use it so frequent and it lasted less than 2 months.

So if you plan to use it as the label recommends, get the 33.1 oz bottle from the start.


Conclusion

Overall – I think Revita’s shampoo is worth the money.

It’s indeed a pricey product, but it also has an excellent quality and formula.

So its effect is pretty much guaranteed.

That’s why I definitely recommend this shampoo, if you afford it.

 


#7 – Where To Find It (10 out of 10)


Revita’s products are available in several retailers.

First of all – the producer’s official website offers all sizes/versions. However:

  • price is overall higher than on Amazon/Ebay
  • shipping fees aren’t included

So if you make the calculations – Amazon remains the cheapest option.

Regarding Ebay, you can also find low prices there. 

But in most cases – it depends on the sellers:

  • many of them are based on Asia
  • shipping is usually either very expensive (over $30)
  • or it takes several months to arrive

Plus – Ebay doesn’t have such a safe customer service as Amazon. That’s why it’s a bit risky.

For this reason, I personally recommend buying Revita’s products from Amazon.

 


 


#8 – FAQs


Coming up – I will try to answer the top questions about Revita’s shampoo.

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

1. How often you should use it?

According to the label:

  • for best results, you need to use it 5 times a week
  • also, it’s recommended to apply it twice in every wash

However, I personally did not use it so often and I could still see results.

But if you’re using it for hair loss/growth – you will need to use it as such (for fast results).

2. How long lasts one bottle?

This also depends on how often you use it.

In my case – a bottle lasted almost 2 months.

But if you use it as recommended – a 7 oz bottle will last at most 1 month.

3. Can you use it together with other drugs?

Definitely – it’s a shampoo so there’s no possible risk of interactions.

4. Are there any side effects?

I personally did not experience any.

Besides, I found almost no complaints at this chapter in all the reviews I looked into.

There were some people complaining of greasier hair – but that’s not a real side effect.

So Revita’s shampoo is pretty safe to use.

5. How fast should you notice an improvement?

First of all – it depends whether you use it as recommended (5 times a week) or not.

If you do, you should see changes in your hair loss/growth in about 2-3 months.

Otherwise – it will probably take longer.

However – if you only use it for strength and shine, you should see results after 1 month.

 


#9 – Final Conclusions


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

1. Excellent Formula

As I said before – it’s probably the best shampoo I know (at this chapter):

  • several studies conducted on it
  • quality ingredients
  • many herbal extracts 

Overall – it has about 12 active ingredients with clinical evidence behind.

I personally don’t know any other shampoo with that.

2. Strong Potency

Revita’s product promises a lot – like most shampoos do.

But unlike many of them, it actually keeps its promises:

  • strengthens and adds volume
  • increases shine and softness 
  • decreases breakage

Besides – it also seems to regenerate new growth and stop hair loss.

But I personally did not use it long enough to see this, that’s why I can’t tell.

Still – the high number of praises makes me think this is true.

3. Pricey For The Quantity

Revita is an expensive product, to be honest.

But considering its formula and producer – it’s worth the money.

However, it’s not worth the quantity:

  • you have to use it 5 times a week (for best results)
  • you have to apply it twice in every wash

If you follow these recommendations – a 7 oz bottle won’t last more than 1 month.

That’s why I think it’s too expensive for the quantity.

 


My Verdict – Is Revita Worth Buying?


Short answer: Definitely.

Despite being a bit pricey, it’s my #1 recommended shampoo for hair loss/growth:

  • one of the best formulas I have seen (in a topical product)
  • 2 different studies on the product
  • each ingredient has several studies behind
  • many praises and positive reviews
  • really good effect in my case

Now – it’s not my #1 recommended product for hair growth/loss.

That’s because it’s a shampoo and shampoos rarely have an excellent effect.

So what do I recommend as a #1 choice?

Well – if you want a product that works fast and really well, I personally prefer a $25 supplement:

  1. Treats the cause of hair loss from the inside.
  2. Stimulates hair follicles for real.
  3. Effect appears much faster (sometimes even after 1 month).
  4. Works for both men and women.
  5. Results last on the long term (even if you stop using it).
  6. Much better price overall.

Now – Revita’s shampoo is a great product, which I totally recommend.

But I would also recommend associating it with a supplement (at least if you want better results).

In this case:

  1. You won’t have to use the shampoo 5 times a week.
  2. Results should appear in 2 weeks at most.
  3. Effect will be better overall.

So this is the strategy I would use if I wanted to grow my hair out or stop my hair loss.

Using a shampoo alone won’t make miracles – especially if you want fast results.

But combining it with a supplement will speed up its effect considerably.

References: 

1 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pubmed/11841365

2 – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pmc/articles/PMC3500065/

3 – https://www.sciencedirect.com/-science/article/pii/S0925477399000647

4 –  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-pubmed/18489269

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

6 – https://www.researchgate.net/-publication/6135527

7 – https://cdn.shopify.com/-s/files/1/0028

6 thoughts on “My Review: Revita Hair Growth Shampoo (2019) – My #1 Pick

  1. Your review is so fantastic it makes me want to run out and try Revita right now! However, it is out of my price range, so I’m going to look at the supplements you recommend. You have beautiful hair, so anything you recommend should be taken seriously. I have just been using whatever looks affordable. I used to look carefully at ingredients and try to avoid this or include that. With your research, I can tell Revita is of high quality and worth the money, although I can’t personally afford it. It seems that anyone, male or female, who can afford it should definitely give it a try. Thanks for publishing this review!

    1. Hi Cathy, thanks for your kind words, I’m happy you enjoyed reading this review.

      It’s true, Revita isn’t the cheapest product ever so most of us can’t afford it on the long term. I’m not using this shampoo either, mostly because of its high price. Instead – I use a supplement, because this kind of products have a much better effect than shampoos or any topical products.

      That’s the reason why I always recommend supplements instead. Besides, most of them are also considerably cheaper so they’re much easier to afford. In case you’re interested, here’s a list of my top recommended supplements for this year. You will surely afford the top ones, as they are quite cheap.

      I know many people with minor problems prefer shampoos, that’s why I do recommend Revita. But in terms of effect, it’s much weaker than supplements. Plus – if you’re dealing with hair loss or you’re trying to grow your hair faster, supplements are a way better choice (both as effect and money).

      Thanks a lot for letting me know your opinion.

  2. I actually used this thing and it’s brilliant! Right now my hair looks fine, I’m just looking for a shampoo that will help it grow faster. When I used Revita I had a bad hair loss and did my best to avoid any pills, so many people have recommended me DS Laboratories. It actually helped a lot, my hair fully recovered in less than 3 months so I can really swear by this thing.

    Just wondering, what would you recommend for someone with normal hair (no fall out) trying ti grow it faster? Any vitamins, maybe? Thanks.

    1. Hey Rose, thanks for your feedback on Revita Shampoo. I’m happy to hear it helped your hair loss back then, this makes me trust it even more.

      Regarding your question about growing hair faster – I would actually recommend you Revita itself. I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but it’s actually designed for stimulating hair growth. So it’s not meant to fight hair loss (even though it does it really well actually).

      So basically – if you used it for hair loss and it helped, it will surely help with growth as well. It’s not the cheapest product ever, but if you could afford it in the past, I imagine you can also afford it now. So I think it’s the best product for you right now, considering you want to avoid pills (though supplements have by far the best effect for hair growth).

      Other than that, I recommend you to check out this guide (I made it specifically for growing hair out). You can find several tips there.

      I would only add that you should massage your scalp every night before bedtime, as this will stimulate blood flow around your hair roots.

      Also, you can start using rice water to rinse your hair. It’s a really popular remedy and some people swear by it – but I personally didn’t notice any big change while using it alone. Anyway, it can work as an extra option (when used in combination with something else).

      You can also add more healthy fats and proteins to your diet, as they promote hair health and might help on the long term.

      I really hope this advice helps you.

  3. Hi Olly. I recently started using this shampoo because my hair is thinning very badly at the ends. Shedding is also a problem but the thinning is a lot more noticeable. So far I cannot see a big change in my hair’s aspect but it feels less brittle and a bit more voluminous. Also I noticed a slight improvement in the number of hairs I’m losing daily so I guess it’s starting to work.

    I only have a couple of questions. 

    1. Taking a supplement might speed up the results? I saw you recommend supplements for hair loss, which is why I am asking. 

    2. I noticed Revita has some biotin in its composition. Does it have the same effect on the scalp as when taken as pills? Could I add a biotin supplement to my diet? Would it change anything?

    3. Is it a necessity to use the shampoo 5 times per week (as it’s recommended)? I only heard shampooing your hair often will dry it out, so it will grow slower. But Revita recommends using it 5 times a week, so I’m not really sure.

    I hope you can answer this questions and thanks anyway. Martin

    1. Hello Martin, thank you for sharing your experience with Revita shampoo. I would love to hear if you see some even better results in a few months. But from your description, it seems to help a bit even now.

      Now let’s get to your questions.

      1) Combining a supplement with Revita will surely speed up the results. Actually, I would say that adding Revita to a quality supplement would speed up the results. That’s because supplements have a much stronger effect when it comes to hair growth. Shampoos and topical products are rather an additional solution, that’s why I always recommend supplements.

      Now – it’s hard for me to recommend you a certain product because I don’t really know what kind of hair loss you have.

      a) Male pattern hair loss is responsible for over 80% of cases, that’s why I assume this is your problem as well.

      For this kind of hair issue, I usually recommend a DHT blocker like Profollica (it’s the best product on this category, with lots of satisfied customers). It’s a bit expensive but I think it’s really worth the money. Another alternative would be Procerin or even Follixin. These are all herbal supplements, so they basically have no side effect.

      On the other hand – there’s also the medical option. FDA approved 2 substances for male pattern hair loss: Minoxidil and Finasteride. Minoxidil comes as a topical lotion while Finasteride comes as a supplement (and can be bought only with a medical prescription).

      The problem with these 2 substances is that they cause side effects very often (especially Finasteride). Besides, you have to use them for the rest of your life – otherwise your hair loss will return or even worsen. That’s why I rarely recommend products based on these substances as a #1 alternative.

      Still – if you want to try Minoxidil/Finasteride, I recommend either getting a prescription from your doctor (for Finasteride) or buying them from Keeps (and getting an online prescription, in case you want Finasteride). There are several companies offering subscriptions for these products, but Keeps is by far the best one.

      b) There’s also a change that you hair loss isn’t caused by DHT excess (so it doesn’t have a male pattern). In this case, I don’t recommend DHT blockers but general hair loss supplements.

      If you don’t want to spend a fortune on a supplement, I strongly recommend Folexin. It’s my #1 favorite because it has done wonders for my hair – and I mostly recommend it because it has the best price among most hair supplements.

      In case you want a trustworthy brand, I recommend either Nutrafol or Viviscal (but probably Viviscal). They both have studies behind, lots of evidence and strong formula. The only difference is that Nutrafol is a lot more expensive, while Viviscal costs about half (pretty much both versions).

      2) You’re right, Revita does contain some biotin – but this ingredient isn’t very effective when applied topically. Biotin is a vitamin with internal effects, so your body needs it on the inside in order to use it properly.

      That’s why Revita’s biotin isn’t very useful, since it’s only meant for topical use. That’s why I didn’t insist much on it while analyzing the ingredients in the review.

      Now – I strongly recommend adding one of the supplements I mentioned to your diet. There’s no point adding one of them but also a separate biotin supplement. Most of those supplements I mentioned have a great dosage of biotin, which is enough – so there’s no point adding another product.

      And there’s one more thing. High dosages of biotin can cause acne or some other serious side effects. I usually recommend supplements that have under 1000 mcg per serving (all of the ones I mentioned are under this limit). 

      Most products with high dosages have many complaints about acne and breakouts, so I pretty much try to avoid them (Hairfluence is a good example). That’s why I’m not a fan of biotin supplements alone (they tend to contain around 10 000 mcg of biotin, which is way too much).

      3) As far as I know, Revita does work even if you use it less often. However, it will probably take longer until you see results. That’s why if you want fast results, you will have to use it as recommended (unfortunately, because I agree it’s really uncomfortable).

      However, if you associate it with a supplement, I think you could use it about 3-4 times per week and still see fast results. That’s because the supplement will do most of the work.

      I really hope these tips will help you. Please let me know how it goes in the future.

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