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Shampoos, sprays, and concealers Share your opinions and experiences about various shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays and concealers.

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Old 03-17-2008, 09:29 AM
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Anybody using these and would like to recommend one over the other. I am using Dermatch currently. Even though it works on my balding crown, i feel there is no difference between Dermatch and shoe polish. Nanogon or Toppik atleast have keratin fibres that bind the hair...
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:25 AM
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Nanogen >>>>>>>>>>>> Toppik, imo.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:20 PM
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any specific reason why? Have you used both products? What did you like with nanogen vs toppik?

I'm currently a Toppik user and looking for better alternatives if there are any.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:26 AM
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I've used both products; I used toppik initially, and used for many months religiously (in tandem with dermmatch much of the time). However, I read some comparisons between toppik and nanogen that said nanogen was slightly favorable; that was enough to convince me to try it out. Having said that, my results with nanogen are simply superior; it seems to cling to my hairs much better, and produces a thicker look while also not appearing "sawdusty".

Dermmatch + Nanogen = mindblowing results for me. Individually, also, the nanogen works better than the toppik.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:37 PM
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thanks for the response...i'll give the nanogen a shot.
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im almost intrsted to buy some of this nanogen, to see if it will help my case out. what the sawdusty appearance you guys are talkin about?
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:14 AM
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With a toppek-like concealer, be it not enough native hair or improper application, the result can look..."sawdusty". That is, it isn't clinging and latching onto your hairs well enough, and/or the color isn't matching up well. I think toppek is a good product, but I have yet to experience this effect with nanogen.

I've recently been even forgoing dermmatch and just using the nano as it is working so well; and even as a stand alone product, it is working extremely well. It takes like <1minute to apply, maybe another 1minute to fine-tune the hairline, which is BY FAR the hardest area for a concealer to do its job. Dermmatch application takes a bit longer, and is more...labor intensive....works great though, no doubt.
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I have yet to use Toppik but I ordered some nanogen before the weekend and I am genuinely delighted with them. They're **cking amazing.

I prefer nanogen to dermmatch which was my previous choice of concealer but I quite like the idea of using them both. Does it really work?

also thanatopsis what is "Nanogen Hair Expander?"
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:55 PM
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you guys know of any website where you can order nanogen cheaply? I'm gonna try and add it to my dermmmatch
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Good discussion. I've tried Dermatch and Toppik and definitely find Toppik much easier to apply as I strictly use it for the hairline area. I also got the 'pump sprayer' for Toppik and, well, let's just say quality control isn't very evident in their sprayers. The first 2 were okay, but eventually just clogged up and were hit & miss. Then, I took a chance and ordered one more and it is now great. About 3-4 sprays, then spray the hairspray that they sell and I'm all set to face my day.
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