Does ScalpMed Really Work?

Does ScalpMed work?ScalpMed comes in two types, one for men and one for women, and says that it’s clinically proven to target the cause of your hair loss. We all know that the results you see in TV promos are not typical, but they are still very persuasive. That’s why we looked further into this to see what the details are, and whether or not you can expect it to work.

Overview
Losing one’s hair can be a traumatic experience, and out of desperation you might be tempted to try just about anything. Manufacturers know this and so they’re always bringing to market possible solutions that sound plausible. They know that all they have to do is create a shred of hope and they can make a sale. That’s why it’s best to tread lightly when evaluating any hair loss product, take the claims with a grain of salt, and research the active ingredients listed to see what the general consensus is.

The Claim
The makers of ScalpMed claim that they’re treating the cause of hair loss right at the source, which we’re guessing they’re saying is the scalp, since that is where the products are applied. They also say that you won’t need hair transplant surgery, wear a toupee, or experience any sexual side effects from using it. They say that they guarantee the results, but after further research it appears that you only get 30 days to try it out, not 60, and they only accept unopened packages, so you won’t get a refund on the products that you’ve tried.

The Hype
There’s always hype involved with products that say they fix hair loss. With this one they add to it by saying that their formula has been patented, which indeed checks out, but patents are for products that are unique and novel, not necessarily ones that work. Basically they’re selling Minoxidil mixed with other ingredients, so they’ll need to hype it up enough for people to think it’s going to give them different or better results than using Minoxidil.

The Cost
The cost is what raises the most concern. While ScalpMed might look tempting enough at the $25 price point, that’s only for a trial, and the actual price is $80 for a one month supply. If you don’t call and cancel you’ll get billed for the trial, plus you’ll get sent additional product and charged for it at the normal retail price.

When you consider that you can get a three month supply of Rogaine foam for $50, and this is a formula that has been tested and retested and has a high efficacy rating among users, and contains the same active ingredient, it’s hard to justify spending an extra $63 for

The Commitment
They say that you’ll start to see results with this towards the end of the 60 days they recommend for the trial period, which seems rather convenient. You’ll also have to consider the long-term commitment because the results you get with this are not permanent, so you’ll need to keep using it as long as you want to maintain your appearance. You’re also committing to paying these prices if you continue on it for multiple months. While they do have a loyalty program that lowers the price after each consecutive purchase, their lowest price point still clocks in at several times the price of other options.

Evaluation
When considering whether to buy ScalpMed or not, it has to be the clear winner over other competing products promising similar results. In this regard they just don’t measure up, because they only make claims that are just like all the others. The product won’t do anything more spectacular than other Minoxidil products. It won’t work if you’re totally bald, it won’t work on frontal hair loss, and if you stop taking it your hair will start to fall out again. These are all features of Minoxidil use.

One aspect that might separate it from other products is that they say it won’t cause some of the side effects that are reported with other hair loss solutions. Namely they bring up the sexual side effects that have been reported with pharmaceutical drugs like Propecia. But Propecia is taken internally, is not a topical solution like ScalpMed, and does not use Minoxidil, it’s a totally different drug altogether. So the claim that you’re avoiding these types of side effects could be made by any distributor of a Minoxidil product.

Final ScalpMed Review

ScalpMed is getting the Thumbs Down due to its inexplicable price point. Because it contains Minoxidil it will work for those that respond well to Minoxidil. But regardless of whether it works or not, it’s still many times more expensive than other products that contain the same active ingredient. For that reason there’s no need to spend through the nose to try it out and see how well you like it, you can simply buy generic forms of Minoxidil or Rogaine and conduct the same experiment.

Our Recommendation
Since it’s unclear what all of the other ingredients are, and since we know that the main ingredient is Minoxidil, it makes better sense to simply use generic Minoxidil that can be purchased rather cheaply online. You’re just not going to beat Big Pharma to the solution for hair loss, so don’t worry about being left in the dark on the newest most exciting discovery to regrow hair. When it does hit, everyone will know about it the same way everyone found out about Viagra.

What do you think? Does ScalpMed work or not?


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DeMarco February 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

Scalpmed lost me on the price and return policy. I was very much interested at first, but upon review it is a complete joke when it comes to their sales method. Who knows about the product itself, maybe it works or maybe it doesn’t, but they should really be more upfront about their pricing and stop trying to make money off of auto order and such. It does however get some good reviews from some users, so that part of it is still intriguing.

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chuck rice July 25, 2014 at 6:26 pm

i tried scalp med and it did not give me the results zx42 gave me and its baout 25 bucks per month

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Asha March 14, 2015 at 3:14 pm

I just saw the infomercial for Scalpmed. It interested me, because thin hair run in my family. So it isn’t worth my time?

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Ajay November 8, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Stay away from scalp med. These are number one cheater. I stooped using in the month of feb and made the payment for the same but they are still asking me for money. They send it to collection Service.

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Kawamura Dianara January 27, 2015 at 8:53 am

Oh,,,really? You mean to say scalpmed is not really work,,I have plan to try that scalpmed,but I red your experience about that,, they are look like scammer?

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Linda Dee August 29, 2015 at 3:19 pm

What I have found is that Scalpmed does not give me the itchy bumps that straight minoxidil does and the spray applicator is a much more effective way to distribute it over the scalp. I have used minoxidil for many years. It works for me to keep my hair from thinning any further. The alcohol base in Rogaine or L’Oreal, etc,. are irritating to the scalp (duh). It must have to be in some alcohol base (cheaper?), and the drip applicators (cheaper?) seem to me to be just dumb technology in this day and age. Yes, Scalpmed is basically overpriced minoxidil, but it does not irritate my scalp in the process. And yes, keep track of your shipments…don’t let them drown you with product.

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Brett Soyars. November 25, 2015 at 1:08 am

I have a question about scalp med, does it work? I do have a thinning hair problem. Not much as far as balding goes, but definitely some thinning on top & just above my forehead that doesn’t look good. There’s a partial area some men have above their forehead, I call it kind of a letter W just above the forehead. Others have got hair that’ll hang over the forehead a little more without the W thing. & the hair just goes arrow straight across. That’s what I had in the past, today I’m dissatisfied with how I look, Just from looking at my reflection on just about anything, & there is no hidden fact when I look at myself that I feel like I need to make an improvement sooner or later. So I’ve just gotten finished checking out Bosley. About transplants or hair restoration stuff like that, the doctor I’m dealing with wants me to pay over 5000 dollars. Now here I am checking out information on Scalp med. To me 350$ for a 6 month supply sounds pretty reasonable. Its no doubt I am losing my hair. But I want to end this thing before its too late. However I’d like to know whether or not it will irritate your skin. I’ve used hairloss products before, afterwards it feels like your skin is on fire! So I got to know from whoever. & I do want to know the truth. Some people say when you spend a lot of time out in the sun, that can be to blame for this. Hopefully it won’t harm me in any way. If you guys say there’s no risk, no side affects. I guess it can’t hurt to try it out for myself.
I’ve heard jokes told to me before by other people who are already bald or almost completely bald. They say one day you might look like me, & its not just my family saying this to me, but a few other guys around me. If Scalp Med does what they say, & it works for me, (Then they’ll be in for the surprise of their Life!!!!!!!!)
If it can help me then I’ll thank the makers of Scalp Med 1000 times!!
Amen to that!
See ya later. I don’t know who this email is going to exactly. But thanks for taking the time to listen.

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K March 8, 2016 at 10:47 pm

This lengthy response strikes me as having been written by someone who works for ScalpMED. Notice how how “Brett” pitches the product.

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DirtyHarry44 April 23, 2016 at 3:04 am

K, I don’t think he works for ScalpMED, I think he has a point as far as cost savings because I also checked out Bosley and they quoted me a cost of up to $12,000 for a procedure that may have to be repeated again in the future due to the loss of the hair that isn’t transplanted now, in other words, I’ve still got some hair on top and all they would do is “fill-in” the bare areas. What happens in the future when the hair that’s there now falls out? Well, I “fill-it-in” with another $12,000 procedure. So, to go on TV and pull at my hair and say: “It’s my hair, it’s my own hair”, I will have to spend $24,000…it wouldn’t be a problem if I were Joey Fatone or Chris Knight or hit the lottery for that matter, but that kind of money I just don’t have, so I look for alternate ways of saving my hair.

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Brett Soyars. November 25, 2015 at 1:34 am

I’ve never tried Scalp med before.
But I’m looking forward to using it for the first time. & you guys will just have to forgive me if I’m on the wrong website for seeking a little more information. I do mess up a lot of times accidentally & end up on the wrong page for conversations & questions.
If I have upset anyone in anyway then I am truly sorry.
I just get a little confused here & there about where to go for what I’m doing here. That’s all. I probably am on the wrong page to talk about how I feel, what I’m thinking.
Again thank you for taking the time to listen! Please understand I am not the type of individual who criticizes!

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Susie January 4, 2016 at 4:37 am

Brett, did you read the review on this page where you put your comment? The reviewers of this website gave this product a “thumbs DOWN” and explained very explicitly why! This website reviews products in an attempt to help consumers save money and aggravation if the product doesn’t preform as advertised, or has some other unethical issues. On the other hand, if the product preforms as advertised, and is supported by the comments of users, then the reviewers give a thumbs UP!
You have not upset anyone. This is just a great website to check things out before either getting your hopes up and then be disappointed, or spend a lot of cash that you can’t really afford!
Good Luck Brett.

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Dont December 4, 2015 at 8:02 am

Get a hair transplant surgery only thing that eorks.

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georgene December 31, 2015 at 2:48 pm

Iwill NOT try scalpmed. don’t like what I have read about it. thank you all for your input on this product.I don’t like automatic delivery–it is a way of making money on you.

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Raziel January 10, 2016 at 5:41 pm

I was using scalp med when I had hair thinning significantly along the crown of the head. It did stop the hairloss, and even kept what hair I had still their. I just didn’t see the results I was expecting , so I discontinued scalp med after a year of use. Huge mistake I made, I called and canceled my monthly order. Almost immediately after only a few weeks of stopping scalp med, I had significant hair loss, and extreme scalp dryness and irritation. I recently enrolled back into the scalp mad program because it is the only thing I can use thar replenishes my scalps moisture. I use it now just to keep my shaved bald head moisturized. No other product I’ve tried can do this . Is the price steep, that really depends on your own financial status at the moment . Scalp med was working for me, it helped to revitalize my hair , and kept it looking thicker, my biggest regret was stopping the treatment altogether , when you stop using it , it accelerates your hair loss dramaticly. I’m now looking into combining scalp med with propecia, to bring back the hair I lost. I’m also going to go in for a complete hair transplant consultation, because even tho I don’t look bad with a shaved head , I certainly don’t look as good either. Do not discontinue using scalp med if you’ve already been using for more than 6 months to a year. You will experience what happened to me, and maybe even more so.

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Michelle Darnell January 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm

I have thinning on the top of my head & just above my temples. How come it only works for the top of your head? Don’t you have follicles all over your head? Also it says if ur 40 yrs old or younger…I’m 50 yrs old, does it not work for me? I’m using the trial now but bought the 5% rogaine foam cuz scalp med is just too expensive. I like that I only have to keep it on for 45 mins. The rogaine has to be on 4 hrs. How can the timing be so different?

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Michelle Darnell March 17, 2016 at 2:54 pm

I stopped usingit for about 2 weeks & used the 5% rogaine foam. I started getting nose bleeds so I went back to scalpmed. Been using almost a month & it doesn’t seem to be working likeit did in the first few weeks i used it. They don’t tell u what happens if u stop using it for a couple weeks & start back up again. I don’t understand why it worked at first but not now. Does the regular 2% rogaine for women work just as good?

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Bass player March 23, 2016 at 9:52 am

Transplant first. Propecia to maintain. Rogain for thickness. Shampoo only once or twice a week. This is what I did and it works! My hair looks better now than it did 15 years ago. Sprays will not work alone. Just save your money and get a transplant . Best thing I ever did for my hair. One more thing- I also use Caboki to fill in my hair.

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mark April 8, 2016 at 9:03 pm

dont give ur credit card dont work

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