Topical “hair inhibitors” usually have an herbal ingredient which they claim has healing properties which have not been tested under accepted scientific conditions. Many hair inhibitors do not list exactly what herbal ingredients they contain, so it’s hard to say if there have been any safety tests.
Some herbal ingredients have been tested for safety when taken orally, but few have been tested for topical use.
All herbal topical hair inhibitors have complaints. The real trick is finding someone who hasn’t used one for a year who says it achieved the permanent results they often claim. I have not been able to verify any claims of permanent hair removal from consumers who have gone one year after final treatment with an herbal topical.
If you find a hair inhibitor which lists the “active ingredient” they claim causes this hair inhibition, I can tell you what the medical literature says about it.
When a salesperson makes a health claim about their product, there are two kinds of responses by consumers:
Hmm, sounds like that’s worth a try!
Where’s your proof of your claims?
These salespeople are literally banking on all the consumers who choose response #1. Should you send them $20 or $30 to find out if they’re lying, or should you keep your money until they prove their claims with reliable data?
I urge consumers to avoid this kind of quackery and to rely on legitimate data before handing over their hard-earned money. To date, these herbal topical hair inhibitors have not provided the kind of proof necessary to back up their claims.