As social media pages like Instagram and Pinterest become increasingly popular, a new trend has emerged. Individuals from all over the world are setting themselves up as “social media sellers” and marketing a range of products claiming to treat hair loss. Their adverts may be tempting, but is it really safe to buy hair restoration products through social media?
When you buy from a social media seller, there are no regulations to ensure that the product is safe and effective. The best case scenario is that you waste your money on a useless treatment, but the worst is that it could harm you or make your hair loss worse.
No customer service?
When shopping on social media sites, remember that they are designed for marketing, not for e-commerce. Usually, there is no rating system, so you cannot check on the seller’s reputation and previous customer opinions. If you do buy an item and it isn’t as described (or doesn’t arrive!) there is very little that the site’s customer service staff can do about it.
Is it legal?
Social media sellers, in many cases, do not operate according to the legal requirements of their country. Though this generally has no impact on you as the buyer, it has a negative effect on legally registered businesses who do operate under the relevant local laws.
Buying hair loss treatments through social media sellers is not recommended but that doesn’t mean that you will have to purchase your products in person. There are safe ways to buy online from the comfort of your home or on the go.
Vinci Hair Clinic, leaders in hair restoration, have clinics in locations across the globe as well as a secure online store. The store is stocked with clinically-proven and effective hair loss treatments such as finasteride and Maxogaine (minoxidil), as well as equipment including the LLLT Laser Cap and Skull Shaver. Vinci also offers a handy subscription service. They deliver your hair restoration medication every 3 or 6 months, according to your preference, so you don’t have to worry about remembering to restock.