Hair Loss & Grey Hair Remedy Reviews

GreyHairLoss blog brings you the latest news and reviews of treatments for hair loss and grey hair. You are encouraged to use this platform to share your experiences by writing a consumer review on any hair care product or hair restoration therapy you have used, in order to warn other readers about hair scams and recommend hair remedies that you have found effective.

20
November
2017
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

Why change

By Fred from California, age 60, who has been using Grecian formula liquid for 16 years:

Why change a product that has been used by so many with excellent success and change it with reviews that the new formula does not work as well. The CEO of your company should be fired for this.

20
November
2017
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

GreyBan Consumer Reviews

a question

By Dee Ann from PA, age 56, who has been using GrayBan for one week consistently but off and on for three years:

Is this the same product that has been reviewed by a few? Mine is spelled with an a (Grayban) but the review used an e. Mine is made by Verseo.

07
November
2017
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

not good anymore

By Stevie from GA, age 65, who has been using Grecian formula for 18 years:

used for 18 yrs.and it worked but they have changed it don't even smell the same and now when you shampoo the next morning. it has a brown tint in shampoo. they changed and now have a bad product.

03
October
2017
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

grecian formula

By Timothy from Michigan, age 69, who has been using Grecian formula for 10 years:

I've been using grecian for 10 years with great results, BUT they must have changed things. First and formost it doesn't work anymore. Second if you look at the bottom of the container it doesn't have that residue at the bottom anymore. I will go to a different store and check the container for that residue. If it has it I will buy it,if not NO SALE.

21
September
2017
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

terrible

By Tim from the USA, age 54, who has used Grecian formula once:

this product Permanently stained my hair a green tinge. I've cut it to the scalp and it grey back green again. I've tried bluing shampoos to get the tinge out, nothing works. I hate that I ever used it. My hair was a beautiful white and black before I used it. Now I look like the Grinch! I want to sue them so bad I don't know what to do. Do yourself a favor. RUN FOR THE HILLS!NEVER USE THIS PRODUCT!

16
September
2017
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

You just keep getting older!

By Germain from California, age 55, who has been using Grecian Plus Foam for 20 years:

I've been using the Grecian Formula Foam for decades. I dye my hair where it's short around the ears, because Grecian does work slowly, but it looks natural. You don't want that redish-brown monotone color Schwarzenegger has. As I've grown older, I have to use more because my hair is getting even whiter. If I want no tinge of grey I have to apply 3Xs a day and twice a day to maintain. It's interesting that people think the Grecian Formula is changing when it is us who change. It's your DNA making your hair more white and fall out more.

05
May
2017
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

great product

By Doug from south Dakota, age 60, who has been using Grecian formula liquid for two years:

I've used it over 2yrs and if not for it I would be totally gray...i read others say it dont work or hair loss...neither is true..all you have to do is follow the instructions and it works perfect...after I get desired color is when I don't follow the instructions instead I only use once a week and that keeps the color and I have very thick hair...thanx to Grecian formula I don't have a head of gray hair instead I have my original color and love it!!

15
October
2016
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

Stop buying it is not worth

By Wahidullah from London, age 45, who has been using Grecian 2000 for two months:

I am not a businessman and I am not working in dying industry I tell the truth I bought this product Grecian 2000 and use it according to guidelines but to be honest nothing happened please do not buy it.

07
June
2016
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

Change in product?

By Ken from New York State, age 65, who has been using Grecian formula for 20 years:

After using this product for 20 years with extraordinary results it feels to me that they have recently began diluting the product to a degree compromising what was a great product. Please forgive me if I am wrong but something has definitely happened.

20
April
2016
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Restoria Consumer Reviews

Wrong Colour

By Kevin from Durban, South Africa, age 46, who used Restoria Express Men once:

I read all the reviews I could before using the product. One of the reviews I read mentioned that they bought Light Brown and when they used it, it seemed to be Dark Brown. I thought well this cannot happen again, wrong. I too used Light Brown, as they suggest using a colour 1 or 2 shades lighter than your natural hair colour, which is Medium Brown. I only left the product on 5 minutes and the result was dark brown. I now look like an Elvis impersonator and am going to have to spend a lot of money at the hairdressers to sort this problem out. They sell the idea that this product looks completely natural, don't believe it. Very, very disappointed!

24
August
2015
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Restoria Consumer Reviews

Thailand manufacture.....BEWARE!!!

By Derek from Namibia, age 67, who has been using Restoria Express Men for twelve months:

I've been using Restoria Express Men for about a year now and have always only had satisfactory results.

Recently I restocked on the light brown.

What a disappointment!!!

After using it as prescribed, my hair came out dark brown!!

What undoubtedly and very clearly happened, was that the manufacturers in Thailand (as shown on the box)must have run out of their light brown stock so they just went ahead and replenished it with the excess dark brown they had in stock!!

The box and the tube clearly show it to be light brown.

What a disappointment!!! I'll simply have to be patient until my original hair color grows back.

An experience like this certainly leaves a bitter taste in one's mouth!!!

19
May
2015
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

Grecian is the Best

By Jim from Scotland, age 73, who has been using Grecian 2000 lotion and conditioner for nearly 20 years:

For nearly 20 years I enjoyed the benefits of hiding my grey/white hair without resorting to dye using the Grecian product available as the years went by. There were no side effects and no stains on bed linen or running down my face when it rained! Then about 2005, it was banned in the EU and Canada because it contained lead acetate which was suspected (without evidence) of being carcinogenic. Common sense prevailed in the USA where the original and highly effective product is still available over the counter. Good for you! Now I come to my real point. I live in Thailand. I want to buy Grecian 2000 with lead acetate in the USA. I want it shipped to Thailand. Can anyone out there help me?

25
April
2015
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

Is formula changed?

By Jerry from Fort Myers FL, age 71, who has been using Grecian plus foam for 20 plus years:

I have been using this formula for over 20 years with good results. Two months ago I bought a can at CVS, at first I put it on my hair as I usually did, but I noticed every day my hair was getting whiter so I started applying every morning, absolutely no results now my here is totally white. Either they have changed their formula or I bought a defective can. I will try another brand now.

02
March
2015
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Men Perfect Consumer Reviews

Men Perfect works for me

By Raymond from Germany, age 56, who has been using Men Perfect for two years:

I used to use Grecian formula when I lived in Australia. It was called Grecian 2000 there and came in a gel or liquid. After some time it failed to work completely and then I shifted to Europe and I started to use Men Perfect. There is another blog on this site from December 2013 which sums up EXACTLY my experience - in my case I was reapplying after 2 weeks. The only thing I would add is that I often experience scalp itch for 2 days after application, and sometimes a burning sensation on my forehead around the periphery of the hair line, also for a day or so. But this is a small price to pay for the excellent results.

25
February
2015
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

Mr

By Farris from the USA, age 57, who has been using Grecian formula for a month:

No change at all ...in fact i see more gray take it off the market...

16
December
2014
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

Grecian Formula 16 works

By Perry L. from San Francisco, age 53, who has been using Grecian formula on and off for 15 years:

I have used Grecian Formula 16 on and off for over 15 years and it works, yes it takes time but it sure makes my gray hair fade away- I just have to say that people should not post a comment "after 2 weeks" follow directions like I have done-be patient....

15
September
2014
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Touch of Gray Consumer Reviews

Good Product Until They Dropped It

By Dave A., age 62, who has been using Touch of Gray for three years:

I really liked Touch-of-Grey and used it regularly for 3 years. Then one day they decided to stop making the Light Brown color and they tried to push me to Light/Medium Brown color which is way too dark for me. All of a sudden people are asking "Do you die your hair" and the answer is of course, "yes" but they NEVER asked before.

It's really frustrating to put your trust in a product and then to have the manufacturer pull it from the shelves without any notice. They have my email and if they had told me their intention I would have bought a bunch of the old color. Now it's for sale on ebay for multiple hundreds of dollars.

In summary it's a good product if they happen to sell your color. Just don't count on them selling it tomorrow.

26
February
2014
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Touch of Gray Consumer Reviews

Excellent product for me

By Ray from Rhode Island, age 62, who has been using Touch of Gray for three years:

I have been using this product for three years. I absolutely love it. My hair was almost pure white and this takes that away. It's not fake looking at all. I'm sure everyone is not going to like it because there is chocolate and there is vanilla. Get my point? Try it if you like it fine. If not try something else. Just telling everyone it works fine for me.

01
February
2014
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Touch of Gray Consumer Reviews

Works well .. even on facial hair

By Bob C. from central PA, age 68, who has been using Touch of Gray for two months:

I really like this product, because let's face it - most guys my age don't have a terrible lot of hair. And it really frosts me to buy hair products, for men, that are 1 shot deals - mix the whole thing at once. That gives me enough coloring to do my head about 10 times (no exaggeration). What are these companies thinking? So with this Touch of Gray, there's no mixing - you just squeeze what you need out of a single tube, and put the rest away for next time.

I don't have really 'nice' gray hair, so my results may be different from the advertised ...'covers only the gray.' My hair is more like a dishwater mousey brown. When I use Touch of Gray (TOG) it pretty makes all my hair the same color.

Although my hair is really light brown, I use the Medium Brown coloring. It seems to match up better for me. And I don't apply every week - I don't want it getting too dark. Since it does cover all my hair, I don't want that 'fake' look that comes with having too dark/too solid coloring. I find this stuff easy to control to get what I want.

And yes, I do use it on my beard and moustache. Works fine there too. Doesn't last quite as long as head coloring, but then nothing does. I've recently noticed they now have a beard formula, in dark brown/black only. I just ordered some and will mix it with the regular Medium head hair product to try to achieve the best of both worlds.

I've discarded all of my other products (Just for Men stuff) because TOG meets all my needs, and the end result is very natural looking.

14
January
2014

Hair loss research developments in 2013

The most promising projects in the area of hair loss research today include development and testing of medications NEOSH101, bimatoprost, RK-023 and Avodart (dutasteride) as well as surgical techniques such as hair multiplication, also known as hair cloning, and hair generation in wounds of hair-free skin. Whereas the drugs NEOSH101, bimatoprost, RK-023 and Avodart give promise of replacing the currently most effective hair loss medications - Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) - with more powerful alternatives, surgical treatments could provide an unlimited supply of new hair follicles and thus ultimately solve the hair loss problem in most patients. There certainly is a number of other ongoing hair loss projects but this update only reviews those that are in the most advanced stages of development. Unfortunately, the common denominator for most hair loss studies in 2013 was the lack of funding.

NEOSH101 (tetrapeptide aldehyde proteasome inhibitor) is a hair-growth stimulant applied topically to the scalp once daily and it is now in phase II.b of clinical testing. This project, which was believed dead since 2008, seems to have resumed in 2013 with 140 test subjects enrolled but no further details on its progress are available yet.

Bimatoprost (trade name Lumigan, a medication used in eye drops to treat glaucoma) which was not so long ago approved by the FDA for extending and thickening of eyelashes under the new trade name Latisse is also believed to possess the ability to promote the growth of hair on the scalp. However, the data from April 2013 showed that the phase II. clinical tests failed to provide sufficient efficacy in promoting hair growth and thus it could not proceed to a late-stage study. Therefore, the originator of bimatoprost (Allergan) decided to extend the current mid-stage development program which is now due to end in January 2015.

RK-023 is a research code given to another glaucoma medication called Rescula (a novel physiologically active fatty acid derivative) that is being tested in Japan as a potential hair growth stimulant similar to bimatoprost. This drug is in clinical testing phase II. not only for treating hair loss but also for the treatment of hypotrichosis of the eyelashes. The latest results of this project come from phase II.a, which was completed in 2011, showing improvement in number of terminal hairs in subjects treated with RK-023. No data have been provided yet by phase II.b conducted in 2013, though.

Avodart (dutasteride, a dual 5-alpha reductase inhibitor) is an oral drug currently approved for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia undergoing phase IV. clinical trials in Korea for treating male pattern baldness. This study is being conducted by the originator of Avodart, GlaxoSmithKline, with 900 test subjects enrolled and its aim is to monitor the safety and effectiveness of Avodart in Korean hair loss patients. The previous, phase III. clinical trials conducted in the US and Korea showed that Avodart was an effective treatment for hereditary hair loss but only few details were released to the public. Phase IV. clinical testing, also known as post-marketing study, typically takes place after the drug has been approved by the FDA but this rule common in the US seems to be different in Korea.

Hair cloning, also known as hair multiplication or hair regeneration, is a cell-based technique that aims to provide an unlimited supply of new hair follicles. Aderans Research Institute, an affiliate of Bosley, which is considered to be the market leader in this area, announced in July 2013 that it was closing its research facility due to the lack of funding and it started auctioning its laboratory equipment. However, Aderans representatives reacted by saying that they were not going to be liquidated and their research results were encouraging. Despite that Aderans (Bosley) is no longer going to finance this project and it started looking for private funding.

Growing hair in wounds of hair-free skin, also known as follicular neogenesis, is a new technique being developed by Follica. The aim is to spur new hair growth in skin "wounds" with the help of certain chemical(s). Follica is notoriously secretive with their reporting but it confirmed that it already patented a minimally invasive "skin perturbation" device which removes the top layers of skin, causing the underlying skin cells to revert to a stem-like state. Then a chemical molecule that is being currently tested is applied and it works as a catalyst which re-programs the cells to become hair-producers. The company stated in the past that this technique only uses devices and chemicals that already exist and are used in other medicinal areas. Hence, it is hard to say whether Follica is so secretive about their study data for a good reason or whether there is just nothing new to report.

08
January
2014
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

Waste of money and time

By Ike from the USA, age 44, who has been using Grecian formula for three months:

So far, after 6 bottles of this stuff, nothing has happened. I was going to stop at 3 bottles, but I decided to give it more time. Instead of gray hair, now I have blonde hair...wtf? Never-ever-again!