keratase-vitaminsWho hasn’t heard the name L’Oreal Paris? Their products are on the shelves in our stores, and their commercials are on the TV regularly. This cosmetics giant doesn’t just make products available in drugstores. They also have a healthy product base in hair salons around the world.

Keratase is a brand developed by the huge company, L’Oreal. Promoted in hair salons across the country, Keratase products are said to be higher quality for salons. The Densitive brand is targeted at reducing hair loss. The Densitive Vitamins are supposed to help correct any nutritional deficiencies that may lead to hair loss.

L’Oreal has actually received a U.S. Patent for their nutritional product saying it fights and prevents the process of androgenic alopecia that causes male pattern baldness.

Ingredients

Taurine

Apparently, L’Oreal convinced the US Patent Office that their claims that taking taurine at 500 mg per day has a positive effect on the connective tissue that holds hair in the follicle. Their research is convincing enough that the US Patent Office issued a patent shows they buy into the claims made to support the company message. I would rather see double blind controlled scientific studies.

Green Tea Extract

Green tea is known for its antioxidant activity. According to the latest research (of which it was never named), the catechins in green tea have an anti-aging effect on hair follicles and the scalp.

Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract is rich in coenzyme Q10 and polyphenols which are rich in antioxidant properties. Research indicates it has benefits for the immune system, the circulatory system, the heart, connective tissue, aging, and they say hair loss too. They still don’t name the scientific studies in relation to hair loss benefits.

How it Works

Together, all of these proprietary ingredients support the immune system and fight aging. Aging contributes to hair loss. Taurine specifically is said to strengthen the connective tissue surrounding the hair follicle. As people age, collagen and testosterone build up in this area, causing the hair shaft to shrink. Eventually the hair stops growing. Taurine supposedly fights this process.

How to Use

The package suggests taking two tablets per day with a meal. They caution that the results are not immediate and may take anywhere from three to six months before results are seen.

Cost

The price for these vitamins is a whopping $60 per bottle of 60 tablets. In other words it will last you 30 days at $2 a day. If you want to keep the hair you’ve still got, you can spend all your extra cash taking these vitamins. The information is suspicious to me.

Conclusion

Would I take these? No, I would not. You can get good vitamins from your local store that are much more reasonably priced than these. If you are missing out on a new and exciting breakthrough for male pattern baldness and female genetic hair loss, you’ll eventually hear about it on the news.