I wanted to write my Folexin review to share my experience, in case any of you experiences sudden hair loss like I did.
A few months ago I was taking a shower when I noticed my hair felt very thin and fragile. I looked down and saw I was losing my hair in clumps!
I looked in the mirror and I freaked out! For the first time ever, I could see the scalp under my hair. Even when my hair was dry, the gap where my hair was parted was wider than it used to be. I frantically started researching what the possible causes could be and what I could do to stop my hair from falling out, and to regrow it ASAP.
After trying a bunch of the hair loss products I found online, a friend recommended Folexin. She told me she’d had a really really bad case of “telogen effluvium”, which is the technical term for this type of sudden hair loss. While hers came about after giving birth to her first child, mine happened completely out of the blue, so I wasn’t sure it was gonna work for me.
But when she gave me her glowing Folexin review and she texted me her before and after pictures, I was sold: it looked nothing short of unbelievable and, by this point, I was pretty desperate.
Being a health freak, I always check the ingredients of whatever supplement I take. Folexin is great in that it lists every single ingredient and its dosage, which, surpisingly, not every hair loss product does.
Besides a bunch of vitamins, the main ingredient in Folexin is biotin, which is well-known to help regrow hair and nails. Most hair loss products contain biotin, but what makes Folexin special is their “proprietary blend” (see below).
I looked into the research behind all of these ingredients, and they all have solid hair loss science behind them. Saw palmetto in particular is a common dehydrotestosterone inhibitor. This molecule, DHT attacks hair follicles, weaking them, and making your hair fall out. Don’t let the ‘testosterone’ in the name fool you – this happens in women too.
The only ingredient I didn’t know anything about was “fo-ti”. I have since learned that it’s Chinese climbing knotweed. This plant has been shown to have a wide variety of health benefits, including slowing aging (always good!), and especially it promotes significant estrogen activity (paper here). I believe this is one of the ingredients which makes Folexin superior to other hair loss products.
How I Use Folexin
On the label it says that you should take Folexin twice a day with food (and not any more than that). I’m going to be very specific in how I personally use Folexin since I’ve noticed that even small differences can have an impact on how effective it is.
I take one capsule in the morning, and one in the evening with dinner.
In the morning, I just take a few spoonfuls of whole milk vanilla yogurt, and I take my Folexin just before having a single cup of coffee. This is mainly so that I don’t have trouble sleeping, since I like my coffee strong and caffeine affects me a lot.
I usually skip lunch (I’m trying a kind of intermittent fasting schedule – I’ll write about that at some point), and I go straight to dinner. After dinner, I will take my second Folexin capsule with plenty of water.
When I shower, I use a bit of this peppermint oil that I leave on my scalp for a couple minutes just before shampooing with a gentle shampoo. For some time I tried the off-the-counter version of Ketoconazole, Nizoral. I have since been using that only once a week at most, since it seemed to dry my scalp out a lot otherwise. The peppermint oil tingles a little bit, and it’s supposed to help increase the bloodflow to the scalp. Not to mention, my husband always tells me he loves the subtle mint smell on my hair.
Since I straighten my hair pretty regularly, I also do a once a month keratin treatment, to repair heat damage in the existing hair.
Basically, I’m using only Folexin specifically for my hair loss. Which I guess helps since this is a Folexin review, and it kind of isolates some of the variables!
How Long Does Folexin Take to Work?
I’m not sure if it was just an impression, but I’ve seen results as soon as two weeks since I started taking Folexin.
Three weeks in, I was Skyping my mom, and she asked me if I’d done something with my hair! That’s when I knew it was really working.
Not only was I seeing tiny new hairs grow all around my hairline, but all of my hair looked and felt so much thicker than before. It still makes me really happy to run my hand through my hair and feeling it thick and healthy. There is a very noticeable difference in the way my hair feels.
Another added bonus is that my nails started growing like crazy and I haven’t had one break in months (knock on wood)!
Folexin Side Effects
My friend who first recommended Folexin said that the first few days she had a bit of tenderness on her scalp, but she said it went away pretty quickly.
I actually haven’t experienced that, or any other side effects at all. As a matter of fact, I think it’s helped my general health – I feel like, since I started taking Folexin, I am more energetic throughout the day and I sleep better at night. Of course, not sure if it’s just an impression and your mileage may vary!
So, Is Folexin a Scam or Legit?
I’ve been getting emails asking me if Folexin was a scam, and I think it’s a little strange – I mean, it’s not expensive. You can get a bottle, try it out and see if it works for you. If it doesn’t, no big deal. But I guess people are very risk-averse.
Also, there didn’t seem to be a Folexin review out there when I got mine, which I guess would have made me a little skeptical if it weren’t for the personal recommendation I got.
The company itself is very responsive. They have a chat on their website for any questions or problems. I have contacted them there a few times to check on my shipment status, and they’re really quick to respond.
So, Does Folexin Work?
The long and short of it, is that yes, Folexin works great! While not everybody responds the same to supplements, my (and my friend’s) experience with Folexin has been very very positive.
But a picture is worth a thousand words…
My Folexin Before and After Photos
I don’t have photos of the way my hair looked exactly when I started, so the “before” picture is about one week into taking Folexin. The “after” picture is from after six weeks of taking it.
As you can see, when my hair is pulled up, I can barely see the scalp underneath anymore (as I’ve pointed out in the comments, I wish I’d taken before and after pics with dry hair both times but unfortunately I didn’t – I still think the difference is very visible though).
Folexin Review: In Conclusion
Folexin is a great product. It works better than any other hair loss product I’ve tried, it’s affordable, and the company behind it is legit.
Folexin is available on Amazon, but I buy it on the official site, since it’s quite a bit cheaper (and there’s usually discount codes online which bring the price down even further).
If you try Folexin, I’d love to read a comment from you!
Thanks for reading!