Hers vs Nutrafol: Which Hair Loss Treatment Should You Try?

Reviewed by Hannah Emerson  |  Last Updated May 2024

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As a woman, it can feel tough to find a solution while you’re dealing with hair loss. Most hair loss treatments are aimed towards men, but more than 30 million women in the U.S. struggle with hair loss. In recent years, more female-focused treatments have emerged, like Hers and Nutrafol. After a lot of research and testing, check out why we chose Hers over Nutrafol as offering access to the best hair loss treatments for women.

Getting Started With Hair Loss Treatment

There are so many things that can cause hair loss; stress, hormonal changes, weight loss, and more. Pinpointing the exact cause to try to fix it can feel impossible. If you've tried silk pillowcases, cold showers, and supplements to no avail, it's time to seek other options.

Hers and Nutrafol make it quick and simple to get started with treatments for your hair loss. Both are fan-favorites and dermatologist-trusted, but are they really equal? Let’s take a deeper look.

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Both companies offer a free, comprehensive hair quiz to help determine the best course of action for your age, hair type, and specific concerns, which really helps to take the guesswork out of finding the right products for you.

However, Hers takes an in-depth dive into your hair and health to help find the right treatment based on your responses. Afterwards, a licensed medical professional will review your answers and confirm if a treatment will be a good fit for you. You also have access to unlimited follow-ups to discuss your treatment options. As someone whose hair loss had damaged my confidence for far too long, I wanted to talk to a professional and seek the most effective treatment possible.

Range of Treatment Options


Nutrafol is best known for their Nutraceutical supplement capsules that come in 4 different versions for women of different ages, nutritional preferences, and post-partum. They recently expanded their hair-care line with a shampoo, conditioner, serum, and mask. I was slightly disappointed by their range, especially the fact that they only offer one version of shampoo, conditioner, and serum. My stick-straight, thin hair needs different things compared to my sister's thick, ringlet curls.

Hers, however, has a wide range of prescription and non-prescription options including Minoxidil, multiple shampoos and conditioners, serums, and biotin gummies. The newest addition to their product line, Hair Blends, are custom blends prescribed by a medical professional and based on your needs. Formulated with dermatologists, Hair Blends combine powerful supplements like Zinc and Biotin with prescription Minoxidil for a customized, once-daily pill, chewable, or spray.

Winner: Hers


Hers and Nutrafol are both made with best-in-class ingredients with clinically proven results, so it's no surprise that they're our top contenders. But which is more effective?

Nutrafol's formula relies heavily on natural supplements and ingredients like marine collagen, hyaluronic acid, and organic kelp. Nutrafol has been clinically proven to promote growth of new hairs as well as length of existing strands. However, these results come from a study conducted after 6 months. Many of Hers hair treatments use Minoxidil, which is clinically proven to help regrow hair in as little as 3-6 months.* The combination of clinically-proven ingredients like Minoxidil, ketoconazole, and Biotin is unmatched for hair regrowth.

Winner: Hers


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Hers and Nutrafol are both extremely convenient online providers for hair loss treatments. However, Hers offers access to treatments, providers, and follow-up appointments 100% online and from the comfort of your couch. Plus, your treatment will ship to you for free, if prescribed.

Winner: Hers

Final Thoughts


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Personalized Hair Loss Treatments




With products made from powerhouse prescription ingredients and dermatologist formulations, Hers offers the gold standard of products for your hair health journey.

Take the Hair Quiz

While Nutrafol is a good drug-free option, when you're fighting hair loss, you want customized, prescription-strength treatments like those that Hers offers access to. From their wide product offering to their provider support, Hers is the clear winner here. 

*Randolph, Michael and Antonella Tosti. “Oral minoxidil treatment for hair loss: A review of efficacy and safety.” J. of the Academy of American Dermatology. (2021).

Prescription products require an online consultation with a healthcare provider who will determine if a prescription is appropriate. Restrictions apply. See the website for details and important safety information. Results vary. Based on studies of topical and oral minoxidil.