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!
Devon Gillespie says
Thank you so much for your transparent and honest review(s) regarding hair loss. I’ve been noticing mine for quite sometime, trying various products without any real results. I can’t wait to try this, but I’m nervous because I do have stomach issues when it comes to taking vitamins. Hoping this one will work with me and for me! Thanks again ❤
Aw, thanks Devon! I hope Folexin works for you!
Dee Dee says
This product says to take it at least 1 hour before or after taking other meds and to take 2 a day with food. I’ve been taking the two together and it is causing major constipation so will split them to after breakfast and dinner. Hope these side effects go away!
Yes, I definitely recommend splitting them throughout the day, this should help with any side effects and, while I’m no biologist, I am sure it should also help with the hair loss itself, since you’d have the ingredients in your bloodstream for longer throughout the day!
Thanks for your comment, let me know how it goes!
Lisa Mowat says
Hi, im disappointed by this review, it seems the same before and after pictures of most reviews on products, ie for lash serums, false lashes or extensions on the after pictures. And here it looks like you hair is wet with water, gel, hairspray, which of course woukd make it look thiner stringy and see your scalp more, the after picture.. bone dry hair. This does not give a proper result of the tablets, im using these and really wanted to see whether to buy more, just unfair.
Hi Lisa! Not sure what you mean by “it seems the same before and after pictures…”.
As for the hair being wet, you’re right, and I wish I’d taken better before pictures, but I think it’s pretty obvious that there’s a big difference. It certainly is obvious when I touch/brush my hair. I may add an after picture with wet hair so it’s a more fair comparison, although now I’ve been adding other things (mint oil / ketoconazole), meaning the results wouldn’t be from just the Folexin.
Anyway, how long have you been on Folexin? I was lucky in that I saw some results pretty fast, but even though they slowed down some after the three week mark, now that I’m several months in, the difference is pretty big and I believe consistency was key.
I am in my 3rd month of this tablet. I did extensive research before taking it, and one I read this review I thought it was worth a shot.
I share the same thoughts as to your before and after pictures and read your response.
I’m using a mint based supplement by chance as well.
Could you help explain for me… hair growth only grows at a certain pace for everyone .. so to get a semi fuller look, you would need to wait minimum a 6months- 1 year to see results of a fuller scalp.
Then naturally as the years go one you would see length.
Whilst I have no doubt this tablet supports strengthening and perhaps reduces the hair your loosing because it’s stronger.. I’m not completely sold that it can make your scalp fuller like these pictures.
I’m keen to hear your views genuinely .
Whilst I agree no one is saying it’s miracle cure, I can’t seem to understand how a scalp can look fuller with hair when hair grows naturally slow that couldn’t look like that in that period.
Thanks for your clarification on this one
I am not sure exactly but my guess is that it’s the combination of two things: I saw tiny hairs around my hairline very early on, and I’m guessing that even tiny hairs help keep the scalp from showing through. And the second is that my hair texture changed a bit. I wish I’d taken better before and after pictures with dry hair and close up both times since the difference would be more subtle but maybe more illustrative of this. (Lately I’ve been trying other things so to get new pictures I’d have to “reset” and go back to Folexin only, which I’m actually thinking of doing anyway.)
You can get a good idea of the texture change I’m talking about if you try Ketoconazole shampoo, since your hair texture changes immediately after using it – it’s like the individual hairs get “puffier” and your scalp looks fuller. That’s kinda what happened with Folexin except the change lasted longer (by the way, if you try Ketoconazole shampoo I found it works best if you have naturally pretty greasy hair – it’s a dandruff remedy and I personally have to avoid using it too often since it actually causes dandruff for me if I overdo it)
Did you see any results after three months? I think you would definitely see something by now. Do you have any side effects?
I was thinking the same thing as Erika. No one would think my hair is as thin as it is by looking at me when it’s dry and pulled up and not knowing…but when it’s wet it’s way worse and all you see is streaks of scalp. I’m going to go ahead and try for a couple months just to see bc…why not! It would be nice if we could see an up to date picture of your hair wet and pulled back that way we could actually compare the results of your before and after.
Thanks Rose! I will try to upload an updated picture with wet hair!
Vanessa battle says
I just started using this product I was wondering does this product cause stomach upset. How long will it take before seeing results. My hair loss is due to child birth and cholesterol meds. Also I loss more hair when I started using permanent hair dyes. Can this product help with that
Hi Vanessa! I did read some reviews of people getting an upset stomach when taking Folexin but personally I never had any issues! I just made sure I took it with some food and it was fine. I could see tiny baby hairs around my hairline from two to three weeks if I recall correctly, but the more noticeable results came about a month / six weeks in, I’d say. Also consistency is key, I set a recurring reminder on my phone to take it and I only skipped it only once when I ran out and my next shipment was a few days late. If you can, shoot your doctor a message to double check if it’s okay to take Folexin with your current meds? I’m sure it’s fine but it wouldn’t hurt to ask, especially if you’re getting an upset stomach!
Hi Erica! I have been contemplating whether or not to purchase Folexin. I have been noticing my hair is thinning out from loss. Especially around my sides and hairline. I want to know if you can post recent pictures of your hair after using Folexin? Thank you!
Lisa Fox says
THIS IS AN HONEST REVIEW FROM A MID 50’s WOMAN.
I was so worried about wasting hard earned money on Folexin. For the most part I had only seen negative reviews and implied warnings that reviews were staged by advertising ploys. I only saw one review that seemed honest from a young man comparing 3 different products. I had used one but it was too pricey for my budget and so was the other leading brand I had not tried, so I figured that natural ingredients couldn’t hurt.
I am on my third week using folexin and this is the drastic change occurring with my hair.
I have had dry color treated hair since my early 20’s, at age 55 it wasn’t worth the constant dye jobs and other salon treatments to keep it looking good. I accepted my silver fox locks and shaved my head. At one year of hair growth my hair was beautiful but still very dry which disappointed me. That’s when I bought Folexin and let me tell you my hair I’d now not just shiny but it’s actually a bit oily on top even after washing it twice with Matrix shampoo and no conditioner! I am going to cut my dose from two pills to one and see if that balances me out. But for any skeptical people out there I just thought you should know that this product has worked miracles for me. No more heavy shedding or breakage either. I haven’t noticed faster hair growth but the hair I have is staying put and it’s full of shine and life with no artificial products to get me there. For all of you who struggle with your mane I wish you hope! Perhaps I was just deficient in what is in this product is packed with, but if it works for me, I believe it is worth the investment that it could work for you as well.
Thank you for reading my review.