Hims is a men's wellness brand built to help guys tackle those uncomfortable topics related to their health. Men aren’t supposed to care for themselves. We call bullshit. We offer products to prevent hair loss, erectile disfunction, aging skin, and more of the stuff you care about.
Good branding and marketingCons:
Shady business practices
After you give Hims your money you'll notice that there's a few more things that you need to do (take pictures) until you can receive your order.
This is shady. Keeps, a competitor of Hims, makes it very clear *before you give them your money* that you'll need to do this.
I immediately requested a refund from Hims. My emails and phone calls were ignored for 2 days. I then messaged them on Facebook where I finally got a response. First they said that their emails were "a few days behind"... okay. They then told me they would be giving me a "full refund".
A couple days go by and I notice that the "full refund" they gave me is missing $5. When I asked about this on Facebook (since you can't get a hold of them any other way), I was told that the $5 is non-refundable and part of the "consultation and medical assessment". I never had either of those.
Save some of your money and go with one of their competitors, who don't come across as shady at all.Ben Word has never used this product.
Helps normalize/destigmatize men's hair loss productsCons:
Selling you (some) things you likely don't need.
I know a number of doctors who specialize in hair loss (and hair loss research) with regard to multiple causes, including androgenetic alopecia and autoimmune diseases. None of them regard any shampoo or biotin as effective in treating male pattern hair loss...unless you want to keep your nails healthy as can be - biotin will help do that.
If you're man who's suffering from male pattern hair loss, it's probably best to save your money and stick with Minoxidil (most commonly known as Rogaine) and Finasteride (most commonly known as Propecia). I understand what Hims is doing from a business standpoint, but the combinations of products that they sell for hair loss are oddly arbitrary. Minoxidil and/or Finasteride are the standard treatment for male pattern baldness.
I have not used the Hims service, so I can't speak to the process by which they evaluate patients/customers. But while the rate of side effects from Finasteride is very low and the drug is commonly regarded as quite safe, I do hope ample information is given to each person beyond a link to a list of side effects. Some doctors will hand out Finasteride like candy; others will recommend a PSA test as a baseline, and even a semen analysis to be thorough (though I don't think this is even near being a common recommendation). In any case, seeing a dermatologist in person to rule out any other forms of hair loss can be a good practice, too.alex hayworth has never used this product.