keeps hair loss products
Last Updated: June 2021

Keeps Review: We Tested for One Year

The Bottom Line:

It took a bit of experimentation and a dose of patience, but I finally cracked my hair loss problem (thinning at the top of my crown) using Keeps Minoxidil Hair Loss treatment. The key is consistency, consistency, consistency. For me, it became much easier once I switched to the foam. It may not work 100% of the time, but if you’re serious about solving male pattern baldness, you should try it.

The Keeps review below shows my progress at 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year of treatment. And shop our exclusive Keeps offer – 50% off your first month.

Pros

  • Convenient online consultations (in most states)
  • Offers solutions for overall thinning, receding hairlines, and thinning at the crown
  • Direct lab relationships mean incredibly low prices
  • Offer generic Finasteride and Minoxidil products for baldness
  • Easy-to-use ordering, refills and customer experience

Cons

  • Treatment plans are designed to work for male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia)
  • Medical consultations not available in all states but can still use Keeps if you have a prescription
  • Not currently eligible for insurance, but affordable nonetheless

Finasteride + Minoxidil Treatment

Keeps performed well during our 1 year test. We started to notice improvement by month 3, but it really picked up during the final 6 months. Sticking to the regiment is the most difficult part. Nevertheless, the performance is clear. After 1 year the hair was thicker, fuller, and healthier.

$60$120(50% off first 3 months)

Day #1 Using KeepsKeeps After 1 Year
Keeps day 1Keeps After 1 Year

Highlights:

Offer three FDA-approved treatment options, depending on your type of hair loss (Finasteride, Minoxidil, and both)

Minoxidil comes in 5% concentration, in both liquid solution and foam options

Refills happen every three months, by default

Prices start as low as $20 / month

Finasteride is generic PropeciaⓇ and Minoxidil is generic RogaineⓇ

Keeps is free to cancel anytime by logging in or calling customer service

Ratings Breakdown

quality

This is the same stuff you get when you buy Rogaine or Propecia – it’s FDA-approved and *should* work if you are consistent

value

You’re paying a fraction of what you’d pay with a doctor-backed prescription

customer experience

One small packaging slip-up aside, I’ve had a great experience with the platform and customer service team

brand

Keeps doesn’t have quite the fanfare of say, hims, but they’re a rock-solid brand with a great offering

perks

The service is solid and largely no frills, which is all you need for this type of offering

How Keeps Works & Treatment Options

Keeps automates the entire process of getting hair loss treatment online. You answer simple questions about your male pattern baldness and where it’s occurring and are paired with treatment options that best suit you. The bulk of the process is in the setup and initial consultation. After that, it’s a very streamlined process for receiving your shipments and continuing or updating your treatment.

Keeps uses FDA-certified generic Finasteride and Minoxidil to solve a variety of issues associated with male pattern baldness (androgenic alopecia), including receding hairline, overall thinning and thinning at the crown (top of the head). They also offer a dandruff shampoo, that supports the treatment when combined with one of the three treatment options.

keeps treatment options

Keeps offers three Options:

  1. Option 1: Best for Overall Thinning Hair is a combination treatment of Finasteride (1mg tab) and Minoxidil 5% solution or foam
  2. Option 2: Best for Receding Hairlines is Finasteride treatment of 1mg tab, taken daily.
  3. Option 3: Best for Thinning at the Crown (what I chose) is a 5% Minoxidil solution or foam

 

Finasteride 1mg Tablet – Overview and Uses

Finasteride is generic Propecia, and is taken daily as a 1mg tablet. Finasteride squashes your baldness by helping to block the production of DHT, an androgen derived from testosterone that basically works to make your scalp’s hair follicles more susceptible to thinning hair and outright hair loss.

Finasteride is FDA-approved and has been shown to stop hair loss and even help regrow hair in patients. Finasteride is best used for overall hair loss, including a receding hairline and hair lost at the crown.

Keeps Finasteride
Keeps Finasteride

Minoxidil 5% Solution or Foam – Overview and Uses

Finasteride is generic Propecia, and is taken daily as a 1mg tablet. Finasteride squashes your baldness by helping to block the production of DHT, an androgen derived from testosterone that basically works to make your scalp’s hair follicles more susceptible to thinning hair and outright hair loss.

Finasteride is FDA-approved and has been shown to stop hair loss and even help regrow hair in patients. Finasteride is best used for overall hair loss, including a receding hairline and hair lost at the crown.

Keeps Minoxidil Solution
Keeps Minoxidil Solution

Finasteride + Minoxidil Treatment

Keeps performed well during our 1 year test. We started to notice improvement by month 3, but it really picked up during the final 6 months. Sticking to the regiment is the most difficult part. Nevertheless, the performance is clear. After 1 year the hair was thicker, fuller, and healthier.

$60$120(50% off first 3 months)

Trying Keeps 5% Minoxidil for My Thinning Crown

It was a candid photo of me facing away from the camera that made me realize, “Shit, I’m balding!” I had always run with the old adage that you inherit your maternal grandfather’s baldness genes, and since he died with a full head of hair, I figured I was probably fine. After all, if you don’t have a receding hairline, it can be hard to tell what’s going on back there. But, this was unmistakable.

As soon as I saw the photo, I started doing research, eventually learning what most of you reading this already know: some combination of finasteride, minoxidil, biotin and other assorted vitamins, is the best way for mere mortals to tackle male pattern baldness, clinically known as androgenic alopecia.

Eventually, I made my way to Keeps’ website, which I had heard of already and followed for their marketing and branding prowess. But now, as a consumer in their target demo, I had a new mission: grow some hair back on the top of my head!

I settled on the 5% Minoxidil solution, which at the time was the only option (they introduced a foam application some time later).

My Experience with Minoxidil 5% Solution: The First Six Months

The first 3-4 months are hopeful yet sobering. I realized that this isn’t a quick fix, and building the habit into my morning routine was probably the biggest hurdle to get over. It took me about a month before it was a standard part of my AM – like brushing my teeth and washing my face. I made it a habit to apply right after I washed my hair and sloshed water on my hair (and the mirror, of course), before towel drying it all down.

Keeps day 1

Using Keeps on Day #1

The one downside that deterred me from using it more often was the way the solution runs through your hair and onto your forehead. Or alternatively, down the back of your neck. If I somehow forgot to do it until the end of my routine, I found myself not wanting to get wet / ruin my styled hair, so I just wouldn’t do it.

Nevertheless, I persevered, towel at the ready, and sure enough, I started to see some progress!

Below are the unedited, straight-from-my-‘Hair’-album, photos, showing the progress from Day One to around six months in.

Using Keeps for 3 months

Using Keeps for 3 months

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My Experience with Minoxidil 5% Solution: 6 Months to 1 Year

With Keeps a regular part of my mornings, I started to feel more confident about my ‘do, and I was starting to notice steady results in my ‘Hair’ photo album and in the mirror. I supplemented my daily Keeps regimen with Biotin-infused shampoo for a one-two punch of follicle domination. Then, Keeps dropped the foam option, which I had seen from Rogaine, and was excited to try.

Using Keeps for 6 Months

Using Keeps for 6 Months

The foam was a game changer. The application is much cleaner, easier and you get virtually all of the product to go exactly where you want it (versus down your forehead or neck).

I’ve now been using Keeps happily for over a year, and I’m pretty pumped with the results. Check out a 6-month and 1 year photo below. My crown is almost completely filled in – something I wasn’t sure was possible when I first tried.

Keeps After 1 Year

Keeps After 1 Year

If you want to drink from the Fountain of Youth, I suggest you try Keeps. You’ll thank me in a year.

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Maintaining My Results Is Easy With Keeps' New Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner Set

With a fuller head of hair and my eyes set on continued improvement, I began addressing my hair’s thickness to help round out the spots where growth was still sparse. Using biotin shampoo from Amazon was an unsuccessful first attempt, so when Keeps launched their Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner, I knew I had to give it a try.

This dynamic duo is easy on the wallet at $22 a bottle and is filled with everything you need to thicken your hair. Made of four advisor-approved ingredients, the shampoo and conditioner is brimming with biotin to boost keratin production, caffeine to stimulate hair follicles, green tea antioxidants to improve hair quality and saw palmetto which is a natural DHT blocker.

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Keeps

Finasteride + Minoxidil Treatment

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Finasteride Treatment

$38$75(50% off first 3 months)