Hims vs. Roman vs. Keeps

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Author: Alicia Butler

There are plenty of treatments available for men’s health these days. From hair loss to sexual health to hair, skin, and nail treatments, you’ll find a digital clinic that specializes in one — to a wide variety — of men’s health conditions. 

Men’s Digital Clinics

Digital clinics have transformed men’s healthcare. It’s so easy to get treatment for sexual health, hair loss, skin issues, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and so many other conditions — all online. 

Three of the top digital clinics that specialize in men’s health and wellness include Hims, Roman, and Keeps. While all three specialize in different conditions, they all offer treatments for men’s hair loss.
 

Benefits of Men’s Digital Clinics

We’re all for general care practitioners and family doctors. Yet, there’s something exciting and convenient about a clinic that specializes in only a few (related) health conditions.

When it comes to healthcare, we’re all about seeking out specialized care. Enter: digital clinics.

Men’s digital clinics only deal with men’s health issues. That means that these clinics pool all their money and resources into research related to men’s health, such as:


Men can feel confident talking to a doctor at one of these clinics. They don’t need to worry about social stigmas associated with some men’s health issues, and they don’t even need to worry about heading to a pharmacy to fill prescriptions.

In fact, many of these clinics can prescribe and fill FDA-approved prescriptions and have treatments sent directly to your home or office. Several even offer automatic prescription refills. 

Some of the main benefits of men’s digital clinics include:

  • Fast refills
  • One-stop-shop for men’s healthcare
  • Free (or low-cost) consultations
  • No health insurance needed
  • Discreet appointments and packaging
  • High-quality customer service
  • No need to head to an office for an appointment
  • Fill all prescriptions online
  • Get medications delivered right to your home or office

Hims

Hims is a men’s digital clinic that specializes in sexual health, hair loss, skincare, and general well-being.

Hims offers treatments for the following conditions:

  • ED meds
  • Hair-loss
  • Weak hair, nails, and skin
  • Performance anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Low/weakened immunity
  • Heart health

Why Go With Hims

Hims is available in more than 25 states. This telehealth platform also treats more conditions than any other provider on this list — meaning it’s a one-stop-shop for men’s health needs. 

Since all services are offered online, prices are kept low. It’s also the only clinic on this list to offer a holistic treatment for men’s hair loss — vitamin B7 chewable gummies. 

The platform accepts both health insurance and health savings accounts for payment. But let’s face it: its treatments are less expensive than many insurance copays, so you can order pretty much anything on this site without worrying about the cost. 

Also, Hims doesn’t charge for consultations. 

Roman

GetRoman specializes in treatments for erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, herpes, hair loss, testosterone, and skin conditions.

Started by a patient who suffered from erectile dysfunction in his early 20s, Roman wants people to know that many men’s sexual health issues are totally normal — even if they aren’t widely talked about.

This telehealth heavyweight also happens to own sister-company Rory, a women’s healthcare specialist.

Some of the treatments that Roman offers include:


Why Go With Roman

Roman is another one-stop-shop for men’s healthcare needs. If you suffer from one or more of the above conditions and need help through telemedicine, we recommend checking out Roman.

We love Roman’s destigmatized take on healthcare and its long list of treatment options. 

Keeps

Keeps is the only online doctor on this list that specializes in men’s hair loss. In addition to selling topical and oral treatments, it also offers prescription shampoo and conditioner.

Prescriptions are automatically shipped out every month and renewed every three months to ensure you never run out of a product. 

Since Keeps specializes in hair loss, every treatment is personalized to each patient. Simply choose from hair loss, receding hair, and thinning hair treatments. 

Customers get their first consultation free with keeps, and future consultations are only $5 after. 

Why Go With Keeps

Did we mention Keeps is the only company on this list that specializes in hair loss? If reversing the signs of hair loss is your top goal when it comes to finding a digital clinic, we recommend checking out Keeps. 

If you opt for Minoxidil treatment, we recommend going with Keeps as this company only charges $10/month for generic Rogaine. 

Men’s Hair Loss Treatments

Most digital clinics offer two men’s hair loss treatments:

  • Finasteride (Non-brand-name Propecia)
  • Minoxidil (Generic Rogaine)

Yet, some companies offer other options in addition to the above prescriptions, including shampoo, conditioner, and B7 Biotin gummies.

Depending on the severity of your hair loss and preferred treatment type, you may want to choose a company that offers all of the above treatments (or just the topical or prescription treatments). 

Finasteride (Generic Propecia)

Finasteride is one of the most common prescription hair loss treatments for men. It’s generally prescribed to men that suffer from pattern baldness and receding hairlines. 

This product promotes hair growth and thicker hair and also slows down hair loss. Finasteride works by blocking the release of DHT hormone that causes baldness. It must be used regularly to work effectively, and patients should not stop taking it (unless they want hair loss to continue).

Most patients take this prescription drug to prevent further hair loss as it’s better at preventing hair loss than promoting hair growth. 

Side effects of Finasteride include:

  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Difficulty orgasming
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Impotence
  • Lowered libido
  • Runny nose
  • Skin rash
  • Swelling in hands and feet
  • Vertigo
  • Weakness

Minoxidil (Generic Rogaine)

Another popular prescription-only men’s hair loss medication is Minoxidil (otherwise known as generic Rogaine). 

One of the oldest hair-loss products on the market, Minoxidil comes in droplet form and can be applied topically, directly to the scalp, once a day. This is the treatment for you if you want to grow back your hair (instead of simply preventing further hair loss). 

Minoxidil works by dilating the blood vessels and increasing blood flow to the scalp. It can thicken hair while promoting new hair growth, too. Most Minoxidil treatments are 5% Minoxidil (which is the optimal amount for hair thickening and regrowth).

While this product is an ingredient in many other topical formulas, it’s most commonly found in a liquid dropper. 

The good news is that Minoxidil has very few side effects. It can irritate the skin of some users, but other than that, it doesn’t contain any irritants. The downside to Minoxidil is that it’s often combined with non-active ingredients that tote their own side effects, including:

  • Acne
  • Facial swelling 
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Unwanted hair growth
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Changes in hair color, length, or thickness 

While some change in the hair length or thickness is to be expected (hello, hair growth!), this prescription can also change the color of hair or change the texture of it.

Biotin (Vitamin B7)

One of the most natural ways to stimulate men’s hair growth is by increasing the amount of Biotin in the body. This is ideal for anyone that doesn’t want to take medications with harsh side effects or ones that may interact with other medications.

Vitamin B7 is generally taken orally, and the only provider on this list that offers Biotin does so in gummy form.

In addition to encouraging thicker hair, it can also promote stronger nails and healthier skin. As an added bonus, it’s also great for your heart and digestion!

Hair Loss Shampoo and Conditioner

Similar to other topical hair loss products, hair loss shampoos and conditioner works topically to reduce and block the hormone DHT. An added bonus of the shampoo and conditioner is shiny locks that are high in moisture. 

The conditioner also contains niacinamide and promotes healthy hair growth and increases moisture. Hair loss shampoos and conditioners work best when used together on a regular basis.

Some hair loss shampoos and conditioners even contain Biotin (vitamin B7) for added shine and promotion of hair growth.

Keeps is the only provider on this list that sells hair loss shampoo and conditioner in addition to its other treatments. 

Hims Vs Roman Vs Keeps

So which one of these digital clinics comes in first when it comes to its hair-loss treatments? 

While all three clinics offer similar product lines, they are all unique in their offerings. If you need hair-loss and other men’s health products, we recommend opting for Hims or Roman. Both companies offer a long list of treatments that promote both hair growth and general men’s health issues. 

Hims Vs Roman

Hims and Roman have two very similar product offerings. Both specialize in men’s hair-loss products as well as a long list of treatments for other issues, including:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hair-loss
  • Weak hair
  • Weak nails
  • Dry skin

Yet, if you need other men’s health treatments (such as herpes and premature ejaculation), you might want to opt for Roman instead of Hims.

Hims Pricing

Doctor consultation: $5/month

Finasteride: $28.50/month

Minoxidil: $15/month

Biotin: $16/month

Roman Pricing

Doctor consultation: free

Finasteride: $13.34 - $20/month (first month free)

Minoxidil: $10.67 - $12.00/month

Roman Vs Keeps

Roman and Keeps are both experts when it comes to hair loss. Yet, the only digital clinic on this list that specializes in hair-loss treatments is Keeps. That’s the good news.

The downside is that Keeps doesn’t really offer any additional treatments. And a large percentage of men that need treatments for hair loss also happen to need other men’s health treatments.

If you need hair-loss treatments, we recommend heading to Keeps’ website.

Yet, if you also need other men’s health information and treatment, such as erectile dysfunction medication, premature ejaculation swipes, and skin and hair care products, we’d recommend checking out Roman.

If you want to save a little cash on doctor consultations, we’d also recommend checking out Roman, as this platform doesn’t charge for consultations at all. 

Roman Pricing

Doctor consultation: free

Finasteride: $13.34 - $20/month (first month free)

Minoxidil: $10.67 - $12.00/month

Keeps Pricing

Doctor consultation: $0-$5/month

Finasteride: $25/month (50% off first month)

Minoxidil: $10/month

Hims Vs Keeps

Similar to Roman, Hims doesn’t just specialize in hair-loss medications. Hims actually specializes in a long list of men’s health conditions. 

The downside to Hims is that the platform charges higher fees for consultations, Finasteride, and Minoxidil. The upside is that this company offers an all-natural vitamin supplement in addition to prescription medications. 

If you’re concerned about the harsh side effects of topical and oral prescriptions for hair loss, we recommend trying Hims’ Biotin gummies first. 

Yet, if you know you want a company that specializes in hair-loss medication, check out Keeps. These guys only deal with men’s hair loss, so they ‘get’ the struggles and sacrifices associated with it.

Hims Pricing

Doctor consultation: $5/month

Finasteride: $28.50/month

Minoxidil: $15/month

Biotin: $16/month

Keeps Pricing

Doctor consultation: $0-$5/month

Finasteride: $25/month (50% off first month)

Minoxidil: $10/month

Hims Vs Roman Vs Keeps: What We Think

When it comes to men’s health digital clinics (especially ones that specialize in hair loss), there are plenty of options.

Luckily, each of the above companies has found a niche in the market. 

When it comes to companies that specialize in hair loss, you can’t go wrong with Keeps, as it only treats this condition.

If you need affordable hair-loss treatments from a company that also specializes in other men’s health issues, we recommend Roman for the long list of conditions its doctors treat.

We also happen to love Hims for offering vitamins in addition to prescription medications — and for its holistic approach.

If you’re suffering from hair loss, we recommend checking out Roman, Keeps, and Hims

Alicia Butler

Since 2011 Alicia has worked as a travel, health, and wellness writer & editor contributing to widely read digital publications such as The Spruce, The Balance and The Spruce Pets, VeryWell, and TripSavvy. Alicia is a marketing expert, entrepreneur, and avid traveler!