How does The Hairy Pill® treatment actually work?

The underlying technology has been clinically proven to work but what’s
behind the magic? The science.


Treatment can help stop hair loss by targeting the hormone that shrinks your hair follicles. This type of hormone is known as DHT and is present on your scalp. When you become sensitive to DHT it leads to hair loss (most commonly androgenetic alopecia). In simple terms, stopping DHT can stop hair loss.


Treatment can help to stimulate thicker, healthier, stronger hair as well as regrowth (new hair!) by increasing blood and nutrient flow to your hair follicles via the bloodstream. This works via a process called vasodilation, where blood vessels widen, allowing more blood to flow through them. In simple terms, more blood flow equals more active hair follicles.


A specific collection of vitamins, essential elements, and amino acids (proteins) provide the building blocks for hair growth, help improve your hair health and help boost immunity.

TGA regulations prevent us listing active ingredients online. That doesn’t make it a secret. Please contact us anytime to find out more.

How it’s personalised

We work with registered Australian pharmacies that have been compounding medications specifically for hair loss for over 15 years. Compounding is an art and provides you with a truly personalised treatment. Here’s how they do it…

The hair growth journey

Just like your pill, this journey is different for everyone.

0 – 3 months

Your hair loss may slow or stop. There may be some hair shedding, which means the medication is working! New hairs are pushing out the old.

3 – 6 months

There may be less (or no) hair loss and new growth. At your 3-month consultation, the doctor may change your dose to improve results.

6 – 12 months

You may experience natural cycles of growth and shedding. Noticeable growth may not happen every month but you should always be moving forward.

12 months +

Having found your optimal dose, your hair can become thicker, fuller, and stronger all over, with the shedding cycles less noticeable.

In case you were wondering…

How will treatment stop my hair loss?

Good question! The active ingredient/s used in the treatment are clinically proven to stop further hair loss via a number of actions.

Often your personalised medication will include two active ingredients which will both work to stop further hair loss.

The first will be an anti-androgen which may reduce or completely stop the formation of a particular type of testosterone present on your scalp (DHT) that shrinks your hair follicles. Blocking DHT can halt the progression of your hair loss.

The second active ingredient (which can be used alone or in combination with the first) is a vasodilator. It helps increase blood flow and nutrients to your hair follicles to promote new growth and stop further hair loss.

How will the treatment grow my hair?

The question above explains how one of the main active ingredients in the medication helps stimulate hair growth. This ingredient is what we call a vasodilator — it helps increase blood flow and nutrients to your hair follicles, pushing growth through and awakening dormant follicles.

There are two types of hair growth taking place: growth and regrowth. Growth means the current hair on your head is improving over time. It’s quite easy for the treatment to improve the general quality, health, strength and thickness of the hair on your head.

Regrowth refers to producing new growth in places where you have lost hair and no new hair is coming through. It is entirely possible to produce regrowth but it can take a bit more time to achieve.

When this new hair comes through, it will normally be less mature than the other hair on your head, and may at first appear wispy, lighter in colour, and finer.

With each ensuing growth cycle, the hair can continue to improve in thickness, strength, colour, and health, until it matches the rest of the hair on your head.

How does the treatment concentrate growth on the head?

Most of the time, you won’t start sprouting unwanted hairs on your body because the treatment focuses on scalp hair.

Think about all the hair across your body (such as legs, arms, armpits, and the public region). It grows to a certain length and then falls out. The hair on your head will continue to grow and grow and grow until you get a haircut (in an ideal world!).

This is why the treatment usually concentrates the growth on your head and has clinically proven to be so effective. The hair follicles on your scalp have the greatest capacity for stimulation and receive more nutrients and blood than all your bodily follicles.

What happens if I stop the treatment?

In most cases, if you stop taking the treatment, it will stop working. The treatment is safe to continue taking over the long-term, and the goal is to find the lowest effective dose for long-term success.

We want to make your treatment simple, comfortable, convenient, and part of your daily routine. You will not be required to take this treatment forever as there will be advancements in technology in the not too distant future.

Are there potential side effects?
With 650+ ingredient combinations, our partner doctors and pharmacists have a great deal of control over what goes into your hair loss medication to significantly reduce the risks of side effects.

Part of The Hairy Pill® treatment is Side Effect Protect™. In the unlikely event you experience any side effects, our partner doctors can adjust the dose and ingredients immediately.

Communication is important so please don’t hesitate to contact our team if you experience side effects. Call (03) 8899 6322 or email us at [email protected].

How long will it take to work?

Unfortunately, there is no miracle overnight hair loss cure for men or women. Like all good things, the treatment takes time to work. For most patients, it will take between 3 and 6 months to start seeing results.

You’ll start on a low dose and likely increase your dose at months three, six and beyond to continue to improve your results — it’s important to talk to a doctor at these intervals to make sure you’re on the right track.

See some of our success stories here.

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The Hairy Pill® Subscription

$75 per month

3 months paid upfront A$225
Or from $10/week with Zip pay

Pause, delay, and cancel whenever you like.

The Hairy Pill® Subscription

$75 per month

3 months paid upfront A$225
Or from $10/week with Zip pay

Pause, delay, and cancel whenever you like.

What is it?

One pill, taken daily

What’s inside?
The Hairy Pill® contains active ingredients that have been clinically proven to decrease the production of the hormone responsible for hair loss and stimulate blood flow to the hair follicles to stimulate regrowth.
What to expect?
  • 0 – 3 months: Hair loss slows or stops. New hairs may begin to push out the old.
  • 3 – 6 months: Hair shedding slows down and you may notice new hair growth.
  • 6 – 12 months: Your hair becomes thicker, fuller, and stronger all over.
What can it treat?
  • Thinning hair
  • Bald spots
  • Receding hairline

That doesn’t make it a secret. Please contact us anytime to find out more.

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulations prevent us listing active ingredients online.