Hims

Helping men prevent hair loss, erectile dysfunction and more

Hims is a men's wellness brand built to help guys tackle those uncomfortable topics related to their health. Men arenโ€™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.

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  • Pros:ย 

    Good branding and marketing

    Cons:ย 

    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.
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  • alex hayworth
    alex hayworthMakin', Buildin', Boppin'
    Pros:ย 

    Helps normalize/destigmatize men's hair loss products

    Cons:ย 

    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.
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Ryan HooverHunterPro@rrhoover ยท Founder, Product Hunt
I appreciate the branding and the position, focused on men's health and wellness. Similarly, a startup focused on erectile disfunction Roman (an product area Hims is expanding to after hair loss), launched yesterday.
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Alex Lam
Alex Lam@hialexlam ยท Maker @ Lamify
That is a beautiful site.
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Abadesi
Abadesi@abadesi ยท ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
Love how you are challenging out dated notions of what it is to be a guy @andrewdudum ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ
Lana  Petrosyan
Lana Petrosyan@lana_petrosyan ยท pet lover
how cool!
katheli linasa
katheli linasa@katheli_linasa ยท AanyaLinen
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