Can You Trust the Results of Regrowz?
Can You Trust The Results?
A private research company, Princeton Consumer Research (PCR), conducted a study last year to test the effectiveness of Regrowz, a hair care product that bills itself as a solution for hair loss. The makers of the product claim the patients that used Regrowz have a 100% success rate in growing hair. They even offer a money back guarantee that is valid as long as the patient continues using the product for six months and the person takes photographs of the balding area every four weeks that are date-stamped.
How the Study Was Conducted
According to David Chandler, the lead scientist at PCR, fifty men were recruited for a study that lasted three months. The study group was split into three groups of roughly equal size:
- A third of the group was given Regrowz
- A third of the group used another “natural remedy”
- A third of the group was given a placebo
In total, only thirty-seven out of the fifty study group members completed the study, Out of these thirty-seven people, thirteen of them were in the group that used Regrowz.
In order to measure the effectiveness of the product at the end of each month, the study group members were asked if they thought their balding area was getting smaller. Also, hair stylists trained in visual grading used the Severity of Alopecia Tool AKA the SALT scale to determine the effectiveness of the treatments.
The Results Are In
Out of the 13 men that used Regrowz during the study, each of them felt their area of balding had decreased. The same results of “decreased balding” was also felt by the study group members who took the placebo.
The visual graders employed by PCR said that the Regrowz users showed an average hair loss reduction of 48.81%.
Can You Trust The Results?
While the study seems to show the effectiveness of Regrowz, men suffering from hair loss should keep the following items in mind before using the product:
- These results have not been published in a scientific journal
- The results were not peer reviewed for their accuracy
- The study did not include third party checks to make sure the participants were not aware of who was taking Regrowz and who was taking the placebo or natural remedy
- Many experts say a study of only 13 people is too small to properly measure the effectiveness of a product
- The SALT test is normally used to measure patches of total hair loss rather than measuring areas of the scalp for male patterned baldness
When it comes to hair loss, the most effective and long lasting treatment option is a hair transplant. While there are other treatment options such as Rogaine and Propecia, the results only last as long as a person continues to use the product.