Need help?Ask a question to The Hair Growth Specialist
Your message could not be accepted:

Free shipping above € 75
On smaller orders from € 35 only € 7,95 for shipping to United States

Which shampoo suits you best? Regenepure DR vs. Revita vs. Neofollics shampoo

Tuesday 29 April 2014
The Hair Growth Specialist often receives questions about the differences between the hair growth stimulating shampoos in our range: Revita, Regenepure DR and Neofollics shampoo. In order to be able to answer this, we will compare these three shampoos on their most important aspects.

We start with the important properties in a handy overview. Next, we give advice on which shampoo suits you best. If you would like more explanation about the differences, you can read them in our extensive, point by point comparison.

Summary

  Neofollics Revita Regenepure DR
Ketoconazole / Piroctone olamine 1% Piroctone olamine 0,25% Ketoconazole 1% Ketoconazole
DHT-inhibitors Ecklonia cava
Caffeine
Panax Ginseng
EGCG
Caffeine Saw Palmetto
Caffeine
Zinc Oxide
Other active ingredients Raspberry ketone
Carthamus tinctorius
Sanguisorba officinalis
Niacinamide (vit. B3)
Fenugreek





Nourishing:
Argan oil
Wild mint oil
Procyanidin B2
Rooibos
Copper peptides
Spin traps
MSM
Rooibos
L-carnitine
Amino acids
Biotin

Nourishing:
Emu oil
Saw Palmetto
Niacinamide (vit. B3)
Vitamin B6
L-Panthenol
Zinc Oxide
 




Nourishing:
Emu oil
Jojoba oil  
Manufacturer Neofollics DS Laboratories Salonceuticals
Package 250 ml

Dutch and English package
100 ml, 180 ml, 500 ml and 925 ml
English package
118 ml and 224 ml

English package
Recommended use Suitable for daily use.
In case of dry hair, a lower frequency is recommended.

At least 3 times per week.
Suitable for daily use.




At least 5 times per week.
Suitable for daily use.
In case of dry hair, a lower frequency is recommended.

At least 3 times per week.
Operation Effective against hair loss in all stages.



Effective against dandruff, flakes, itch.
Effective against hair loss, especially preventive and in early hair loss.

Effective against dandruff, flakes, itch.
Effective against hair loss in all stages.



Effective against dandruff, flakes, itch.
Color and scent Green color
Smells like mint
Orange color
Smells like pomegranate
Mint green color
Smells like peppermint


Which shampoo suits you best?

Revita shampoo, Neofollics shampoo and Regenepure DR are of very high quality and contain proven ingredients. They are the three best shampoos for the treatment of hair loss. No comparative study has yet been conducted on these shampoos, so it is not possible to objectively state which shampoo is better. The choice between these shampoos often depends on the type of hair and the degree of hair loss. In addition, other factors may help in making a choice, such as possible dehydration of the skin, the scent and substance of the shampoo, the packaging and the price.

Ketoconazole and Piroctone olamine concentration
Revita shampoo has a lower concentration of Ketoconazole (0.25%) and is therefore considered to be milder. That is why we especially recommend this shampoo for preventing hair loss and in an early stage of hair loss. Regenepure DR and Neofollics shampoo contain a higher concentration of Ketoconazole or Piroctone olamine than Revita shampoo and are therefore recommended as shampoos in both early and advanced hair loss.

When the ingredients Ketoconazole and Piroctone olamine are compared, 1% of Piroctone olamine turns out to have a slightly better effect on hair growth than 1% of Ketoconazole. Neofollics shampoo contains 1% of Piroctone olamine and may therefore be a little more effective than Regenepure DR with 1% of Ketoconazole.

Other active ingredients
Regenepure DR and Neofollics shampoo both use their own unique combination of active ingredients. The effectiveness of these combinations depends on many factors. Unfortunately there are no comparative studies on these shampoos.

What we can state based on the ingredients however, is that Neofollics shampoo contains a few more DHT inhibiting ingredients. Moreover, Neofollics shampoo contains many other ingredients that actively stimulate hair growth. For example Raspberry ketone, which increases the production of the growth factor IGF-1. Many active ingredients in Regenepure DR do not directly focus on a stimulation of hair growth, but rather they work on improving the health of the scalp.

Revita shampoo contains many ingredients that improve the condition of the scalp. You can use this shampoo very well on a daily basis in order to improve the condition of the scalp and to prevent early hair loss.

Advice

  • Preventive and early stage of hair loss: Revita shampoo
  • Moderate to advanced stage of hair loss: Regenepure DR or Neofollics shampoo.
    Based on the number of active ingredients that actively target hair loss, Neofollics shampoo is most likely to give the best results.

If you have any questions or you would like personal advice before making your decision, feel free to contact us any time.
 



If you would like more explanation about the differences, you can read them below in our point by point comparison.

Ingredients and composition

Ketoconazole and Piroctone olamine
An important and well known ingredient in hair growth shampoos in Ketoconazole. Ketoconazole is effective against dandruff and fungi and has a proven effect on hair loss. Revita shampoo contains 0.25% of Ketoconazole, Regenepure DR contains 1% of Ketoconazole.

Ketoconazole is a well known ingredient, but not the only ingredient that combats dandruff and stimulates hair growth. Piroctone Olamine has a similar effect as Ketoconazole. Research has shown that Piroctone Olamine scores even better than Ketoconazole when it comes to stimulating hair growth. Neofollics shampoo contains 1% of Piroctone Olamine. Read more about the research on Ketoconazole vs. Piroctone Olamine.

DHT inhibitors
All three shampoos contain a large variety of (natural) ingredients that have a positive effect on hair growth in their own distinct way. An important mechanism of action is inhibiting dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The body produces this molecule based on testosterone. DHT can damage the hair follicles and is therefore an important cause of (hereditary) hair loss.

Neofollics shampoo contains the highest amount of DHT inhibiting ingredients, Revita shampoo the lowest. Ingredients that inhibit DHT are for example Saw Palmetto, Ecklonia Cava and EGCG. Various of these do not only have a DHT inhibiting effect, but also stimulate hair growth in different ways.

Other hair growth stimulating ingredients
Apart from inhibiting DHT, hair growth may be stimulated in different ways. For example, by stimulating certain growth factors that influence hair growth. By improving the health of the scalp, the hair may also start growing better. That is why many of our shampoos contain ingredients such as antioxidants and vitamins to improve the health of the scalp.

The three shampoos were all composed based on scientific research on the effectiveness of each ingredient on hair growth and/or health of the hair. Each shampoo uses its own unique combination of active ingredients. The effectiveness of these combinations depends on various factors: the dosage, the combination with other ingredients, individual sensitivities, etc. Unfortunately, no comparative studies have been conducted on these shampoos. This makes it impossible to make an exact judgment on how effect a shampoo is. What we can do, is indicate what is known about the various ingredients based on scientific studies.

Looking at the active ingredients in the shampoos, Neofollics shampoo contains many ingredients that stimulate hair growth through other means than inhibiting DHT. Such as Raspberry ketone, which may increase the production of the growth factor IGF-1, which in turn stimulates the growth of the hair follicle.

The hair growth stimulating ingredients in Regenepure DR and Revita consist mostly of ingredients that improve the health of the scalp so that the hair starts growing better and stronger, such as vitamins and amino acids.

Nourishing ingredients
Revita is the most nourishing shampoo; it contains many ingredients to make the scalp healthy and to nourish it, such as amino acids and antioxidants. In turn, Regenepure DR contains many vitamins and nourishing oils. Neofollics shampoo contains many plant based ingredients, including two nourishing oils.

All of our shampoos are also free of SLS and other sulfates, silicones, and parabens. This ensures that the condition of the scalp is improved and the hair becomes greasy less easily. Therefore, the shampoos lather less strongly than shampoos with SLS.

Operation against dandruff

All three shampoos are effective against persistent dandruff and flakes and contain ingredients that may improve the condition of the scalp. The ingredients that help with this are Ketoconazole and Piroctone olamine. Research shows that both ingredients have the same effect on combating dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and itching. Seeing as Revita shampoo contains less Ketoconazole (0.25%), it is to be expected that this shampoo is better suited for people with only a mild form of dandruff.

Dehydration of the scalp

Ketoconazole and Piroctone olamine may dry out the scalp a little. Regenepure DR and Neofollics shampoo contain a higher concentration of Ketoconazole / Piroctone olamine, making the chance of dehydration of the scalp a little bit bigger than with Revita shampoo. If this is the case, we recommend to lower the frequency of use (3 to 4 times per week). Do not wash the hair on the other days or wash it using a different, milder shampoo without Ketoconazole (for example Regenepure NT). Keep in mind that this shampoo will start becoming effective when used at least 3 times a week. Revita shampoo is milder due to the lower concentration of Ketoconazole and can easily be used on a daily basis. Revita shampoo is effective starting from 5 times per week.

In case of dry hair, a conditioner may also help. This may be a conditioner that also contains hair growth stimulating ingredients, such as Revita.COR, Regenepure Biotin conditioner or Neofollics conditioner, or a nourishing conditioner such as Argan oil conditioner and Keratin thickening conditioner.

Characteristics of the shampoos

Regenepure DR and Neofollics shampoo both have a scent of fresh mint. Revita smells like pomegranate. Regenepure and Neofollics have a green color, Revita is orange.

Regular shampoos contain SLS. This strong cleaning agent has a strong degreasing effect and lathers a lot. Our three shampoos are free of SLS. Because of this, they do not lather as much as regular shampoos. For all three shampoos it is recommended to wash the hair twice. The first time to remove the dirt from the hair, the second time to allow the active ingredients to soak in well. This will benefit lathering, because the hair is less greasy when washing it a second time.

With Regenepure DR, you can choose between two amounts: a bottle of 224 ml and a travel size bottle of 118 ml. Neofollics shampoo comes in a bottle of 250 ml. With Revita, you can choose from different sizes. Calculated per 250 ml, Neofollics shampoo has the most competitive price. Revita shampoo has a higher price, but buying 925 ml makes it a bit cheaper.

Customer satisfaction

When it comes to customer satisfaction, all shampoos score equally well. Revita and Regenepure DR have been on the market for a number of years and therefore a more well known. Neofollics shampoo has been launched in late 2015 and therefore is less widely known. However, in a short time, this shampoo has become one of our best-selling products, with a high customer rating.