Provillus is a two-part product consisting of a natural supplement and a liquid formula that says it “aggressively seeds your scalp” to create the optimum environment for healthy hair growth and supplies the hair follicles with nutrients “required to bring damaged, dead hair follicles back to life.” While the ingredients in Provillus can help maintain a healthy scalp and hair, there is no way of renewing dormant hair follicles and there is no evidence that Provillus can prevent hair loss in men or women.
How is it MEANT to work?
Provillus have developed two different formulas – one for men, one for women. According to Provillus, their product contains “an FDA-approved ingredient for hair growth” and the treatment provides “all the vital elements for faster growing, strong and beautiful hair”. However, it fails to mention any evidence that would indicate that it can be used as an effective treatment for hair loss and in fact their website discloses that “This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not designed to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
DOES it work?
The Provillus supplement contains palmetto, nettle root, zinc, biotin, vitamin B6 and uva-ursi, ingredients found also in Belgravia’s own natural supplement, Hair Vitalics. Some of these elements have been found to be beneficial to the quality of hair, but none of them will individually encourage new hair growth or stop the natural progression of hair loss.
The liquid part of the Provillus treatment boasts minoxidil as a key component. It is not what you would call a ‘natural’ ingredient, but it is a liquid and a product in itself. Minoxidil, in fact, is an FDA-approved and MHRA-licenced treatment for hair loss, which when properly administered at the optimal dose has alone proven to regrow hair in most people who use it.
No external studies have been conducted to conclusively prove the effectiveness of Provillus as a hair loss treatment and it is likely that if any hair growth was to be experienced through the use of the complete Provillus range, it would be thanks largely to the minoxidil. However, many UK suppliers seem to only offer the supplement, for which there is no substantial proof that any natural supplement can reverse or control hair loss.
There are only two clinically proven hair loss treatments that have been medically approved and licenced to help prevent and reverse hair loss. If prescribed at the optimum dose to suit the individual, and used and combined correctly, most users will experience stabilisation of loss and hair regrowth with use of these products.