Zhou Hairfluence Review: Is it Effective for Hair Growth?

If you’re concerned with the appearance and health of your hair, Zhou Hairfluence may be worth trying.

This brand has taken an all-of-the-above approach to hair health by incorporating some nutrients known to specifically improve hair health while also including some that are intended to address more general health.

In this Zhou Hairfluence review, we take a look at the product’s formula, possible health benefits, and our thoughts on it.

Product Ingredients & Health Benefits

  • 8,000IU (160% daily value) of vitamin A:
    • Vitamin A is a vital nutrient to human health. It’s important for a healthy functioning immune system, lowers your risk of acne, and more.
  • 100mg (167% daily value) of vitamin C:
    • Vitamin C is an essential vitamin and strong antioxidant. It’s also widely known to play a vital role in the immune system.
  • 5mg (333% daily value) of vitamin B1:
    • Vitamin B1 is a water-soluble vitamin also known as thiamin or thiamine. Vitamin B1 plays an important role in the nervous system. It helps move electrolytes in and out of nerve and muscle cells.
  • 5mg (294% daily value) of vitamin B2:
    • Vitamin B12 plays a vital function in many body processes. It converts carbohydrates into ATP, which generates energy. It helps maintain the health of the hair, skin, and nails, produces hormones, and many others.
  • 5mg (25% daily value) of niacin:
    • Niacin is also known as vitamin B3 and assists enzymes in converting food into energy. Niacin has multiple health benefits, including: lowering bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol, improves brain function, improves skin strength and function, and more.
  • 5mg (250% daily value) of vitamin B6:
    • Vitamin B6 is necessary for several functions in the body. It’s needed for the formation of neurotransmitters and red blood cells and for metabolism. It also promotes brain and heart health and more.
  • 200mcg (50% daily value) of folate:
    • Folate is a B vitamin that is very important during the growth stages of life. Some believe folate or folic acid promotes hair growth, however, there is actually not a lot of evidence of this. Folate is known to be responsible for healthy cell growth though.
  • 20mcg (333% daily value) of vitamin B12:
    • Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that plays a large role in red blood cell formation. It also supports healthy hair, skin, and nails.
  • 5,000mcg (1,667% daily value) of biotin:
    • Biotin is also known as vitamin H. Biotin is thought to strengthen the skin and nails and prevent hair loss, as many people who experience hair loss have a biotin deficiency. It’s also involved in regulating blood sugar and supporting the metabolism.
  • 100mg (1,000% daily value) of pantothenic acid:
    • Pantothenic acid is also known as vitamin B5. Vitamin B5 is essential for human life, as it helps convert food into energy and is necessary in the formation of blood cells.
  • 215mg (22% daily value) of calcium:
    • As you probably know, calcium is important for bone and tooth strength. However, it is important to keep in mind that too much calcium can be a bad thing.

Hairfluence also contains:

  • 400mg of MSM (methylsulfonylmethane)
    • Methylsulfonylmethane, also known as MSM, is an anti-inflammatory found naturally in plants and the human body. MSM may strengthen the skin and help hydrate it. It may also help repair the muscles by reducing oxidative stress. The results of some studies may indicate that it could help provide relief to joint pain.
  • 400mg of collagen hydrolysate
    • Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and makes up a large part of it. Some studies indicate that taking collagen as a supplement helps support skin health.
  • 20mg of bamboo 70% extract (leaf)
    • Bamboo extract is an antioxidant, which have multiple health benefits. It may be a good alternative to synthetic antioxidants, which can be harmful. However, more research is needed.
  • 50mg of hydrolyzed keratin
    • A 2013 study indicated that keratin may be an eco-friendly and promising hair treatment for strengthening the hair. Keratin is sourced from animal products, so it’s not vegan-friendly.

Dosage

The recommended dosage on the label of this product is two capsules per day. However, one capsule per day should probably suffice.

When to Take It

This supplement should be taken with a meal.

Product Overview

As you may have noticed, not all the ingredients listed in this supplement directly benefit the hair, as the name of the product suggests. However, I think what Zhou was trying to accomplish with Hairfluence was to combine some nutrients known to specifically benefit the hair in some way with others that may benefit cell/overall health.

While this approach may be effective, we would like to see some concrete evidence and data for it from scientific investigations.

We do like that this supplement comes in vegetarian capsules, but one of the ingredients is keratin, which is sourced from animal-based substances so it’s not truly vegan-friendly.

Otherwise, this product does appear to have several nutrients that may be able to improve the health, strength, and appearance of the hair. It also does have a significant number of positive consumer reviews.

If you’re experiencing hair loss or a decline in the appearance of your hair, we do think this supplement is worth trying, but always talk with your doctor about taking a new health supplement, especially if you’re on other medications.

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