Hairtamin is a dietary supplement that is used for improving hair quality. The brand claims that their supplement can promote “healthy hair growth,” reduce hair loss and encourage stronger hair.
In this article we’ll analyze every ingredient in Hairtamin based on published medical research to determine if we believe this product is likely to be effective and safe for naturally improving hair growth and reducing hair loss.
Hairtamin Advanced Formula Ingredient Review
The Advanced Formula is Hairtamin’s most popular product. The brand claims that this product promotes “longer, stronger, thicker-looking hair.”
Many of the ingredients in this formulation are vitamins or minerals. There are 13 vitamins and minerals in this formulation, which make the Supplement Facts label for this product look more like a multivitamin than a supplement for improving hair quality.
As we referenced in our Virectin reviews article, we don’t believe there’s enough medical research to support taking random blends of vitamins and minerals to support any health outcome. There is some research suggesting that patients deficient in vitamins and/or minerals may benefit from their supplementation, but taking random blends without proof of deficiency seems illogical, because if a patient’s blood levels of any vitamin or mineral are in the normal range then supplementing with that vitamin or mineral would make no sense.
Vitamin deficiencies have been associated with hair loss. A medical review of vitamins and minerals in hair loss concluded the following: “Only riboflavin, biotin, folate, and vitamin B12 deficiencies have been associated with hair loss.”
Hairtamin contains all of these vitamins, so it may be a good option for patients deficient in B vitamins, but we believe it makes more sense to get a blood panel if you’re losing hair and supplement with vitamins or minerals which you’re proven deficient in rather than take a random blend of vitamins and minerals.
The remaining active ingredients in Hairtamin are included in a proprietary (prop) blend, with a total of 242 milligrams (mg). We strongly disagree with the use of prop blends by dietary supplement manufacturers, because they only list the total dose of all ingredients and not the individual dose of each ingredient included. This makes it more challenging for consumers and researchers like us to make informed purchase decisions.
The first-listed ingredient in Hairtamin’s prop blend is aloe vera leaf powder. We cannot find any human studies suggesting that this plant is effective for treating hair loss, so we will consider this an ineffective ingredient.
The second ingredient in bacopa monnieri leaf extract which is strange to see in a hair loss formulation because it’s typically used as a nootropic (cognitive-enhancing ingredient). The vast majority of medical research on this compound evaluates its effects on cognition. We cannot locate one single study suggesting that this plant is effective for improving hair quality or reducing hair loss, so we will consider it ineffective.
We cannot identify one single ingredient in Hairtamin’s prop blend with medical research backing its efficacy for improving hair quality in humans or reducing hair loss.
We consider this to be an extremely poor formulation, and one of the worst we’ve ever reviewed. It’s not often we review a supplement without one single ingredient we believe is likely to be effective for the stated health outcome.
At least there are no harmful additive ingredients like added sugar or artificial flavors.
Hairtamin Gummies Review
Hairtamin Gummies appear to have an even worse formulation than their Advanced Formula capsules. The active ingredients are similar (primarily a seemingly random blend of vitamins and minerals) but the gummies also contain a number of ingredients we find questionable from a health perspective.
The gummies contain added sugar which is harmful to human health in excess. Since many Americans already consume too much added sugar, we recommend avoiding supplements with added sugar.
Since hair loss is already proven to be an inflammatory process, we believe it’s illogical to consume hair loss supplements with inflammatory ingredients like processed sugar.
Hairtamin Gummies also include ingredients like citric acid and natural flavor, both of which we recommend avoiding. Citric acid is a flavor enhancer and preservative compound which causes whole-body inflammation in a small subset of patients, based on medical research, and “natural flavor” is a broad categorization which may include ingredients like synthetic solvents and preservatives.
We find this formulation to be even worse than the capsule formulation, which is impressive because the capsule formulation was already terrible. If you’re going to choose one Hairtamin product, we recommend the capsule formulation because it contains fewer questionable additives.
Zero Medical Citations
Generally, when purchasing a supplement for health or aesthetic reasons, we recommend that consumers purchase from brands which cite medical research to prove that their product is likely to be effective. High-quality brands will either fund clinical trials proving their product works, or link out to medical research proving that the individual ingredients in their product are likely to be effective for the stated health claim.
Hairtamin does neither. Their product page doesn’t appear to include a single citation backing their claims. Consumers are left without any information backing the brand’s claims.
We recommend avoiding brands that make health claims and provide no research to back those health claims.
No Public Team
Hairtamin doesn’t appear to have a team page on their website detailing who the team is behind this product. Are there any scientists involved? Who developed the formulation? These are questions consumers are left without answers to when visiting the Hairtamin site.
We recommend that consumers avoid supplements sold by brands without any easily-accessible team information.
Formulating an effective dietary supplement is challenging, and requires team members with relevant credentials. Doctors and scientists are used to poring over medical research to determine the efficacy of ingredients, and this process can be difficult for people without the relevant medical training.
We also believe it’s a red flag if a company founder won’t even publicly associate with the brand. If the founder of the company won’t share their story on the website, and publicly associate with the brand, is this really a product that you as a consumer want to ingest?
We recommend that patients suffering from hair loss speak to their doctor about pharmaceutical medications for treating and reversing baldness. As we referenced in our Keeps reviews article, there unfortunately isn’t much medical research backing natural treatments for baldness.
Pharma meds such as Keeps and Rogaine are backed by significant medical research. As an example, an extensive medical review published in the Drug Design, Development and Therapy journal found that the active ingredient in Rogaine provided “remarkable benefits” for patients with hair loss.
Keeps, and its active ingredient minoxidil, is effective because it can shift hair growth stages from telogen phase to anagen (growth) phase, thereby increasing overall quantity of hair follicles on the scalp.
There are side effects to this type of hair loss treatment, but at least it’s proven to be effective on average, whereas dietary supplements for hair loss simply are not.
Hairtamin User Reviews
Hairtamin has relatively positive reviews on Amazon, which is a better barometer for honest customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion.
Their Advanced Formula has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 1,263 overall reviews at the time of writing this article.
The most popular positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Daniel Cruz” who claims that the product solved their hair loss:
“Within the first month in taking these hairtamins my hair stopped falling out and I saw new growth. I'm currently on the second month and already have about 1 inch of hair.”
The most popular negative review from a verified purchaser was written by a user named “AD” who claims that the product had no positive impact on their hair:
“I see NO difference at all. I don't recommend this product at all.”
Hairtamin Influencer Review
One of the most popular unsponsored videos on Hairtamin is published by a YouTube channel called “Dallas Kalustian.” She used the supplement for two months and shared her experience:
Hairtamin Pros and Cons
Here are our thoughts about this brand:
- No harmful additive ingredients
- Good reviews on Amazon
- Unlikely to be effective
- No clinical research backing
- Uncited health claims
- No public team