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Introduction

It seems like every week a new hair growth supplements hits the market – while most of them come in capsule or chewable form, it’s refreshing to see a product that pushes the boat out a little bit; Cocoa Locks comes in hot chocolate form!

While using it will introduce some extra calories into your diet (we genuinely like the idea of a drinkable hair growth formula by the way), they make some pretty big claims and we needed to figure out if they were true.

In this Cocoa Locks review, we’re getting to the bottom of what this popular product really can offer consumers.

Readers please note that statements on this page are fair comment based on observation. This content is produced on a matter of public interest. Statements on this page are our honest opinion.

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What Is Cocoa Locks Hot Chocolate Hair Growth Program?

Cocoa Locks Hot Chocolate is a novel supplement for faster hair growth created by a UK-based company named Cocoa Locks.

One pouch of Cocoa Locks Hot Chocolate mixture costs £24.95 (cheaper when you opt to buy multipacks), contains 220g of powder, and will last users for approximately 30 days based on the set directions of one 7g serving each day; it is available from the official Cocoa Locks website, as well as Holland & Barrett and Amazon.

As you’ve probably guessed, the Cocoa Locks Hot Chocolate Hair Growth Program is targeted primarily towards those who are looking for longer, stronger hair – while it primarily looks to be marketed towards women, the product can also be used by men too.

The product itself is essentially just a mixture of cocoa powder, whey protein powder, and four different vitamins.

Cocoa Locks themselves claim their product is “more effective than capsule or gummie hair growth supplements”, describing their hot chocolate drink as “clinically proven to achieve longer hair”. They also go on to state that it is specifically “formulated for fuller & longer hair” – claims which have landed them in hot water with the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) as they’ve been deemed false and purposely misleading.

Users of Cocoa Locks are promised faster hair growth, improved hair health, and overall stronger hair that’s less prone to breakage.

Does Cocoa Locks Work?

Based on our research into this product, we believe that Cocoa Locks could potentially be useful for those who are looking to support their hair health, but there’s one major flaw with the whole product concept, and some serious exaggerations.

Firstly, the whole concept that this “hair growth program” will actually make your hair grow faster is based on no concrete scientific evidence (which explained why the company has had the Advertising Standards Authority breathing down their neck).

As we stated above, Cocoa Lock is is simply a vitamin complex consisting of four vitamins (Biotin, Folic acid, Selenium, and Zinc), thrown in with a generic hot chocolate mix. While those four vitamins do have certain studies showing they can be useful for the purposes of hair growth and hair health, the idea the product alone will trigger rapid hair growth simply isn’t true.

Additionally, the major flaw with the whole product concept is that by adding hot water to the mixture, the vitamin content will be damaged or completely destroyed, meaning you’ll unlikely be getting the full dose.

Notably, Cocoa Locks state that their product is “more effective than capsule-based hair growth supplements”, which is something that seems blatantly untrue; the reality is, the Cocoa Locks Hot Chocolate formula is extremely under-dosed, only providing users small amounts of the four main vitamins.

The Pros & Cons Of Cocoa Locks

Below we have listed everything we like and dislike about this hair growth booster:

The Pros

  • Some studies show that the ingredients inside the product can be useful for supporting hair health and growth
  • The idea of drinking hot chocolate can be more appealing then taking capsules

The Cons

  • No concrete evidence to show that Cocoa Locks Hot Chocolate will make your hair grow faster
  • Adding hot water to the product can destroy the vitamin content
  • Formula is very under-dosed and does not match up to the capsule-based alternatives in terms of potency and effectiveness
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What Are The Cocoa Locks Hot Chocolate Ingredients?

We have found the following supplement facts for this product:

One 7g Serving Contains:  Biotin 800ug, Folic Acid 70ug, Selenium 90ug, and Zinc 3mg.

Is Cocoa Locks Safe?

We are confident in saying that Cocoa Locks is completely safe; the formula does not contain anything that has been officially deemed as dangerous or unsuitable for human consumption.

What Are The Cocoa Locks Side Effects?

We’ve compiled the following potential side effects based on the ingredients inside this formula:

  • Increased bowel movements
  • Thirst
  • Bloating
  • Cramps [1]

Note: these side effects are possible but may not be the typical user experience.

Are There Any Cocoa Locks Reviews From Customers?

We have found the following Cocoa Locks review testimonials via customers online:

The taste is alright, but don’t expect it to taste like a cadbury’s hot chocolate.. there’s still a bit of a bitterness and weird texture. I’m not really sure I saw the promised extra inch of hair growth but overall I’d say my hair does seem to be a bit healthier. 3/5, would say give it a go.

Love these, always look forward to drinking it before bed! Hair is growing wild and I couldn’t be happier, for the first time in my life my hair is down past my shoulders. Muchly recommended! X

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Our Final Verdict On Cocoa Locks

To conclude our Cocoa Locks review, we aren’t totally blown away by it, but it’s certainly not a terrible product.

Fundamentally the formula contains 4 good ingredients, but it’s not really going to outperform the capsule-based alternatives which are typically more potent and have more useful ingredients inside.

Additionally, the process of adding hot water to the hot chocolate mixture could damage them – we recommend users to only use lukewarm water just to be safe.

Take the claims made on the Cocoa Locks website with a pinch of salt – they aren’t based on any concrete scientific evidence, and the company has already been warned by the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) for misleading consumers.

Kath Ross, PhD
Kath Ross, PhD
Health Editor & Fact Checker at DietProbe
Kathryn is a Ph.D Health Editor here at DietProbe. She specializes in diabetes and weight control research and in her spare time she's a professional cat lady and wine connoisseur!
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