Revivogen Shampoo and Scalp Therapy

Revivogen® shampoo has been on the market for over 20 years. It is one of a select few renowned hair loss products that I never reviewed. I even used it once over a decade ago. It is ranked amongst the best hair loss shampoo products in the world.

The Revivogen line of products were developed by California-based board certified dermatologist Dr. Alex Khadavi. The company’s Facebook page and Instagram page have updates on any new sales , discounts, coupons and product releases.

Revivogen Bio-Cleansing Shampoo

Revivogen MD Shampoo
Revivogen MD Shampoo.

The Revivogen MD Bio-Cleansing Shampoo for thinning hair contains a number of natural anti-DHT ingredients. The company also sells a PRO line of bio-cleansing shampoo.

The shampoo removes sebum and impurities from the scalp. This creates a healthy environment for stimulating hair growth and preventing hair loss. A number of people have discussed this product on Reddit and on hair loss forums over the years.

On Amazon, the Revivogen shampoo has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars as of the time of writing this post. This is based on almost 500 customer reviews, although no-one has posted any before and after images. You can also purchase the bio-cleanser and hair thickening conditioner combination package.

Revivogen Scalp Therapy

Revivogen MD Scalp Therapy Serum.
Revivogen MD Scalp Therapy Serum.

The Revivogen MD and PRO lines both include the company’s scalp therapy serum products. The product’s reviews on Amazon currently average 4.0 out of 5 stars.

This dermatologist formulated, botanically rich hair serum is a topical, leave-in hair loss solution. It is effective for all hair types and is safe for color-treated hair.

The Revivogen MD scalp therapy serum contains natural dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blockers. It is clinically proven to inhibit both type 1 and type 2 5-alpha reductase. This should ultimately reduce hair shedding and thicken existing hair, although results will vary.

How it Works

The Revivogen shampoo and conditioner products work by inhibiting the adverse effects of DHT and strengthening existing hair. Note that if you purchase all three products, make sure to first lather and rinse the Nizoral shampoo. Then apply the conditioner.

The serum is its own separate treatment. It will require 10 or more sprays in large thinning areas of the scalp. Or just one or two sprays in small balding spots. Make sure to then leave the serum on overnight, or for at least for 3 hours in the daytime.


Among the key side-effect free natural ingredients in Revivogen include:

  • Gamma linolenic acid (GLA), alpha linolenic acid (ALA), linoleic acid and oleic acid. All of these are essential fatty acids that are found in plant oils. These fatty acids have all been proven to inhibit the baldness causing 5-alpha reductase enzyme.
  • Saw Palmetto extract, which is a natural dihydrotestosterone (DHT) inhibitor and mild anti-androgen.
  • Azelaic acid, vitamin B6 and zinc. The synergistic anti-inflammatory activity of these three compounds against 5-alpha-reductase is powerful.
  • Procyanidin oligomers (Proanthocyanidin). These naturally derived ingredients have been shown to stimulate hair growth to a similar extent as Minoxidil (Rogaine).
  • Caffeine, aloe vera, castor oil, grape seed extract and more.

Note that since Revivogen shampoo is a natural product, it does not require US FDA approval in order to be sold to the public.

There is also a published study that examines Revivogen’s impact on testosterone metabolism. In general, I would still prefer Minoxidil as a first line topical hair growth treatment over a shampoo.

Make sure to also check Wal Mart for potentially cheaper prices of this popular hair loss product. Also see my posts on competing products such as Nioxin and Shiseido Adenovital and Revita.

Revivogen Before and After

On Revivogen’s website, you can see a number of customer testimonials with before and after photos. Also check out their UK site. When I used Revivogen shampoo many years ago, I did not take any photos. However, I am certain that I did not see any kind of major hair regrowth. Perhaps just an overall improvement in hair texture.

Revivogen Shampoo & Scalp Therapy.
Revivogen Shampoo & Scalp Therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions about Revivogen shampoo and scalp therapy.

Does Revivogen block DHT?

Yes, but to a limited extent. Revivogen contains a number of natural DHT inhibitors, such as Saw Palmetto. The shampoo also contains a number of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors.

What ingredients are in Revivogen?

The active ingredients in Revivogen shampoo and scalp therapy include: saw palmetto; gamma linolenic acid; alpha linolenic acid; linoleic acid; oleic acid; azelaic acid; vitamin B6; zinc; procyanidin oligomers (proanthocyanidin); caffeine; aloe vera; castor oil; and grape seed extract.

14 thoughts on “Revivogen Shampoo and Scalp Therapy”

    1. I dont think Saw Palmetto will be absorbed sistematically. I add Saw Palmetto to my shampoo, once it’s in my hand, as well caffeine and essential oils. You can do it any shampoo.

  1. My brother has been taking saw palmetto for his prostate since six years and he’s as bald as an egg. Saw palmetto does nothing for AGA.

    1. well does it do something for his prostate ? Because if it does it means it has an effect on his androgens somehow. Maybe he was already bald when he started saw palmetto.

  2. FYI Hope Medicine’s website seems to be up and running. They mention that the Phase 1 trial in Australia should be completed by the beginning of 2023. They also say that “global multi-center phase II clinical trials for androgenic alopecia and endometriosis will soon be launched” but don’t give any other detail.

    1. I thought in 2023 they will be running phase 3 already…if it works when could it be available to us ?

    1. In the Revivogen ingredients list, it says a few counter the 5 alpha reductase enzyme. How strong is this effect?

    1. Couldn’t agree more. SP did nothing for me personally. Never seen any real evidence of actual hair regrowth either. Save your coins an buy your dear old ma some flowers instead.

  3. Oddly enough I used to take Saw Palmetto and it gave me he same sides as Fin does. I do think it’s a natural way to deal with DHT. I tried it in a shampoo and eventually it gave me the same sides again. This isn’t something psychosomatic because I didn’t suspect it to be like Fin and when stopping the supplements (and shampoo) the sides went away eventually.

    1. I used saw palmetto supplemental vitamins and it really stopped hair loss and helped regrowing a bit. Ofcourse not as finasteride. However, every time I stop and restart saw palmetto, I experience a sudden drop in libido and erection and feel like I don’t want any woman in life. To exclude the psychological effect, I continued using it for at least one month to ensure it’s not in my head, however loss of libido was so clear and never changed.
      P.s. I was a finasteride user years back but I had to stop after I had strong sexual side effects. Was hoping saw palmetto would help without side effects, but it seems not.

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