My Review: Ultrax Labs Hair Surge (2023) – Scam Or Not?

My Review: Ultrax Labs Hair Surge (2019) - Scam Or Not?

It’s time to review Ultrax Labs Hair Surge – which is a pretty popular hair loss/growth shampoo:

  • many positive opinions
  • quite professional
  • based on caffeine

However – its high quality comes with a cost.

At about $70/bottle, this shampoo is far from a cheap one.

So is it worth all these money? Or it’s just another hair growth scam?

I tried to dig deep into this product and find out the truth behind.

Note: This review is based on my opinion + research on Ultrax Labs’ product.


So Let’s Get To The Review

Full Name: Hair Surge from Ultrax Labs

Versions: Only one (8 oz/bottle)

Best Actual Price: Around $70

Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon (they have discounts very often)

Designed For: General hair growth – it promises to:

  • restore follicle vitality
  • stimulates new regrowth
  • decrease hair loss and thinning

Basically – it’s the kind of shampoo that works for both hair loss and growth.

My Rating: 6 out of 10

Worth Buying?: Definitely not – but mostly because it’s too expensive:

  • works just as good as cheaper shampoos
  • needs to be used 5 times a week
  • one bottle doesn’t last more than 1 month

I personally recommend using this supplement instead of shampoos.

You can also use a shampoo – but mostly as an additional remedy (effect is much weaker than with supplements).


What I Liked About It

  • Formula based on ingredients with clinical evidence behind
  • Very nice citrus smell
  • Many positive opinions from previous customers
  • Easy to find in most retailers


What I Didn’t Like About It

  • Doesn’t lather very well from the start
  • You have to use it 5 times per week (for best results)
  • One bottle doesn’t last for more than 1 month
  • Enough unsatisfied customers
  • Extremely expensive for its quality/quantity



What Is Hair Surge? A Quick Overview

Shortly – it’s a shampoo designed for 2 major purposes:

  1. Growing (new) hair faster
  2. Decreasing hair loss and thinning

Now – what makes it trustworthy is the producer behind it.

I’m talking about Ultrax Labs – which is a pretty serious hair brand (with several products behind).

However, Hair Surge seems to be their #1 product (in terms of popularity).

So what makes it so special?

  • simple yet strong formula (Caffeine + Ketoconazole + Saw Palmetto)
  • high ratings on Amazon
  • very high price

To be honest – judging after its formula, quantity and price, Hair Surge isn’t really worth it.

In my opinion, it’s not such an amazing shampoo (in terms of value).

That’s why I consider it quite overpriced and overhyped.

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


#1 – Ingredients (8 out of 10)

Hair Surge has a pretty good formula, if you ask me:

  • based on strong ingredients
  • its top compounds have clinical evidence behind
  • 3 active ingredients known for their hair benefits

Now – this product also has the typical shampoo problems.

It doesn’t give out any dosages and it mentions active and inactive ingredients all together.

But overall, it has a promising formula.

So let’s take a look at its 3 active ingredients.

1. Caffeine

It’s the main ingredient from Hair Surge.

This compound is used as CaffinoPlex – which is a blend of several caffeine extracts:

  • blocks DHT excess and reduces consequent hair loss [1]
  • stimulates hair follicles
  • extends follicle life cycle
  • similar effects to Minoxidil (in terms of intensity) [2]
2. Ketoconazole

Normally – this compound fights dandruff and scalp inflammation.

However, in Hair Surge it’s used against thinning:

  • strengths roots and follicles 
  • promotes thickness and healthy hair growth [3]
  • also adds volume
3. Saw Palmetto

This herb is probably the strongest natural DHT blocker.

Since DHT excess is a major cause of hair loss (especially in men) – Saw Palmetto’s effect is extremely helpful:

  • blocks the enzyme converting testosterone into DHT [4]
  • decreases overall effect of DHT
  • very helpful in male pattern hair loss


Overall – Hair Surge’s formula looks more than decent:

  • contains classic ingredients with real hair benefits
  • its active compounds have studies behind

I personally wouldn’t expect miracles from a shampoo.

That’s because it mostly improves the external symptoms (it doesn’t treat the problem behind).

But in terms of ingredients – Hair Surge is quite potent.



#2 – Smell & Texture (8 out of 10)

In terms of consistency – this shampoo is good but not perfect.

1. Smell

Hair Surge has a really pleasant scent, if you ask me:

  • based on a fruity smell
  • you can feel the citrus tones easily
  • however, it’s not very intense
  • doesn’t stay in the hair for more than 1 day

Now – citrus flavor is my personal favorite, that’s why I’m a fan of Hair Surge’s smell.

But overall, it’s not too light nor very intense either.

That’s why I think most people would probably like it.

2. Texture

From this point of view – Hair Surge is a bit different than most shampoos:

  • consistency is slightly thicker
  • doesn’t lather very well
  • you need to apply it twice in order to get a good lather
  • works well on color treated hair

Basically – you need to use a higher quantity than you would use in regular shampoos.

And there’s one more thing.

One of the common complaints I found was that it tends to dry hair (in some people).

So it’s probably not the very best choice for women with frizzy curls.


#3 – How To Use It (8 out of 10)

Fortunately – Hair Surge has some really clear directions:

  1. You have to use it like any other shampoo – on wet hair.
  2. Apply a few pumps on your hair (insisting on the roots).
  3. Massage and let it sit for 2-5 minutes.
  4. Rinse normally.

Depending on the greasiness of your hair, use the shampoo twice in every wash (or not).

According to its instructions – it’s recommended to use it 5 times per week (for best results).

I personally think that is way too much.

Most people wash their hair 3 times/week (at most).

So washing it 5 times a week would be really uncomfortable – at least for me.

That’s the only downside I found about Hair Surge’s schedule.


#4 – Results (7 out of 10)

I don’t have a personal experience with Hair Surge – as I never tried the product myself.

For this reason, I will try to analyze previous customers’ opinions.

In this way – you can see the whole perspective.

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

1. What People Say

In order to be unbiased – I will only look at Amazon’s reviews for Hair Surge.

Now, this product has an average of 4 stars (from over 7000 reviews).

Honestly – that’s a pretty good number.

It makes it clear that Hair Surge is far from a scam.

So here’s what most people tell:

  1. Some say it really helps with growing hair.
  2. Others claim you can see results in 2-3 months (but only if you use it 5 times/week).
  3. A few others state their hair doesn’t fall out as badly as before.
  4. Many complain about a tingly sensation when you apply it.
  5. There are also enough unsatisfied users.
  6. Most of them claim the product doesn’t work almost at all.
  7. Also, some believe many positive reviews are fake.

Basically – Hair Surge has mixed reviews, which is normal.

But since it has so many praises (in terms of effect) – I’m quite sure it’s a legit product.

2. Biggest Complaints

As I said, there’s quite a high number of negative reviews.

Most are complaining about:

  1. No effect even after several months.
  2. Very expensive for the quantity.
  3. Doesn’t lather from the first application.
  4. You have to use it way too often (5 times a week).
  5. Bottle runs out very fast (because it’s used too often).
  6. Certain positive reviews are actually fake.

In my opinions – most of these complaints are real.

It’s obvious that no product will work for everyone.

So I’m sure Hair Surge doesn’t work for a pretty high amount of people.

As for the other complaints, I’m quite convinced they’re authentic.

So don’t imagine this shampoo is perfect – because it’s far from that.


Hair Surge has a lot of positive reviews and satisfied users.

However – it also has enough complaints.

Considering its huge price/quantity – I would probably not recommend it.

If you want to get a real hair growth/loss effect, I strongly recommend going for a supplement:

  • much cheaper
  • treats the actual problem on the inside
  • effect appears even in 1-2 months



#5 – Price (3 out of 10)

In my opinion – Hair Surge is extremely overpriced for its actual value.

That’s why it’s not a shampoo I would recommend any soon.

With so many decent alternatives (that work even better) – why spend so much on this product?

1. The Exact Price

Hair Surge’s price is about the same in all sellers:

  1. Standard price is $69.99 per bottle.
  2. There are 8 oz (236 ml) in one bottle.
  3. However, there are often discounts and sales. 
  4. At the moment I’m writing this review, there’s 14% off (in all sellers).
  5. So the actual price for Hair Surge is $59.99.

Now – either it’s $60 or $70, the price is still absolutely huge.

We’re talking about an 8 oz bottle, after all.

And besides, it doesn’t have any unique trademark ingredients – but 3 active compounds that are quite easy to find (as a producer).

For this reason, I couldn’t possibly recommend Hair Surge.

There are so many cheaper shampoos with much stronger ingredients.

2. Competitors’ Price

I won’t compare Hair Surge with any other hair shampoo.

That’s because, in my opinion – if you really want to make the most of your money, you should go for a supplement.

It’s generally cheaper and works much better.

So my #1 alternative to Hair Surge is a supplement called Folexin:

  1. HS costs $60-$70 per bottle.
  2. F costs $25 per bottle (as a standard price).
  3. HS doesn’t have a lower price if you buy a higher quantity.
  4. Instead – F comes as cheap as $18 per bottle when buying a larger pack.

Basically – Folexin is a much better choice in terms of price.

But in terms of effect, the difference is even higher.

I don’t recommend topical products as a #1 treatment for hair loss/growth.

You can use them as an additional product – but your top choice should always be a supplement (or internal product).

The effect is much better in this way.


Hair Surge’s price is absolutely huge:

  • costs around $60-$70 per bottle
  • there are only 8 oz in one bottle

Since you use it 5 times per week – a bottle of Hair Surge won’t last more than 1 month.

For this reason, I strongly suggest going for a supplement instead.

At least if you really want to see a strong effect without paying a small fortune.


#6 – Where To Find It (10 out of 10)

Despite its high price – Hair Surge is quite easy to find in most sellers.

Its official website might be everyone’s top choice.

However – I recommend buying it from Amazon:

  • free shipping (whether you buy additional products or not)
  • higher discounts overall
  • refunds are treated more seriously

Now – Ultrax Labs is a trustworthy company.

So buying directly from their website wouldn’t be a problem (in terms of safety).

But I personally believe Amazon has more advantages overall.

There’s also Ebay that sells Hair Surge – but it’s more dangerous in general.



#7 – Final Conclusions

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

1. Decent Formula

As I said in the beginning – this shampoo has a good formula (but not an amazing one):

  • main ingredient is a caffeine blend
  • other active compounds are herbal based
  • also contains ketoconazole

Basically – its ingredients have clinical evidence.

But none of them is a trademark compound or a purified extract.

So despite being a decent formula, it’s not the best one I have seen in a shampoo.

2. Runs Out Fast

According to the label – Hair Surge should be used 5 times a week.

This means 2 things:

  • quite uncomfortable (takes a long time)
  • one bottle won’t last too much

Actually – a bottle will probably run out in less than 30 days.

This assuming you follow the recommendations from the label.

Since there are only 8 oz per bottle – this can’t be enough for more than a month.

3. Way Too Expensive

In my opinion – it’s one of the priciest shampoos I know:

  • costs around $60-$70
  • there are only 8 oz per bottle
  • typically lasts 1 month (at most)

And in terms of formula – Hair Surge is far from the best shampoos I have seen.

For this reason, I personally think it’s not worth the price at all.

That especially when you have so many cheaper alternatives that work even better.


My Verdict – Is Hair Surge A Scam?

Short answer: Definitely not – it’s a legit product in terms of effect.

However, it’s surely not a shampoo I would recommend:

  1. Extremely expensive for its real value.
  2. Needs to be used 5 times a week (for best results).
  3. For this reason, a bottle doesn’t lasts more than 1 month.

In terms of effect, it does work for more than 50% users.

But there are enough complaints (also regarding its effect).

So there are many customers who didn’t see any change after several months.

For this reason – I couldn’t possibly recommend Hair Surge at $70 per bottle.

There are enough quality shampoos on the market for a much lower price.

I personally recommend Oxford BioLabs’ shampoo – as it’s the most professional one.

However, I don’t recommend shampoos as a #1 treatment for hair loss/growth.

Instead – I strongly recommend supplements:

  • price is a lot lower overall (even under $30/month)
  • effect is much stronger
  • treat the actual problem from the inside
  • work much faster in general
  • effective for both men and women

So if you really want to see a big change in your hair fast – supplements are my top choice.

They’re a lot cheaper than shampoos overall, so they make a better option.


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2 thoughts on “My Review: Ultrax Labs Hair Surge (2023) – Scam Or Not?

  1. Thanks for the review! Just like you, I tried this shampoo and was disappointed. First of all I struggled to use it 3-4 times per week when I normally wash my hair 2 times every week. I was washing it two times more just for the sake of seeing this shampoo work.

    It’s been more than 3 months since I’m doing this but there’s no difference. It’s not growing any faster and it falls out at the same pace as 3 more before. The only improvement I get is more volume but I’m not sure it’s because of this shampoo. I’m also using some moisturizer so that might do the trick insted.

    I really appreciate your honest view on this product. I agree it’s not a scam. But I will probably stop using it in a few weeks, it’s really not helpful at all. If my hair isn’t falling out terribly, do you think a shampoo (another one) would be good enough? I read your review on TRx2 shampoo and I would love to try it out. But you also say you recommend supplements as your top pick, so I was wondering if a supplement would be absolutely necessary in every case. I’d rather use a shampoo only.

    1. Hi Karen, thanks a lot for your feedback on Ultrax Labs’ product. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t have positive results with it but apparently, you’re not the only one. There are a bunch of people who couldn’t see any improvement while using it. 

      You said you’ve been using it for over 3 months – which is a long enough period. So if it really works, you should have seen results by now. That’s why I doubt it’s going to help a lot in the future as well.

      Regarding TRX2 shampoo – it’s definitely a quality shampoo. It’s very professional and it has enough evidence behind (one of the few shampoos, actually). It’s not the cheapest shampoo on the market – but compared to Ultrax Labs’ product, it’s a lot cheaper. However, I would recommend another product in your case – Valotin’s shampoo (it works for shedding, hair growth, thinning and most of the other hair struggles). And in terms of effect, it’s definitely the most potent (I’m speaking from experience here).

      Now – you’re right, I recommend supplements as my top choice. That’s because they have a general effect, so they treat the cause of hair loss/thinning from the inside. That’s why results appear much faster and they last even if you quit the pills.

      On the other hand, shampoos and topical products only work locally. That’s why I don’t recommend them as a main treatment. You can associate them with a supplement for better results, but I personally wouldn’t use a shampoo alone.

      However, I don’t know what exact problem you have. Are you dealing with a serious hair loss? Or you simply want to grow your hair out? If you could give me more details about your goal, I could get a better idea whether a shampoo alone would be good enough for your issue. But until I get more details, I recommend going for a supplement as a top choice.

      I hope this helps.

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