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Old 11-02-2007, 06:49 AM
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Hi All Again,

Balding Indian Here! I have just learnt that I suffer from something called "Diffuse Alopecia" which the 'Big 3' I was planning to undertake may not be suitable.

Anyway, the desperate but futile search continues for something to help, even though I probably know already not to believe anything out there any more but it is funny how one does things to make them selves feel better, keep a modicum of hope in place, try to avoid denial etc!!

I came across another forum called Keratin or something and there is a very divided camp on the benefits of a treatment called 'Calasol'. To respect rules I have not posted a link. It is made by a herbalist in the UK and I just had a look at the website, again with some pretty impressive claims and pics (they are actually good quality pics this time!) and they look way to good to be true - even has some write ups from the press etc. Has a sort of money back guarantee one needs to read into carefully but seems OK. I did a search on this forum before hand and there was no posting I could find.

Has anyone heard of this treatment - any info, good or bad? I have mixed feelings - my intelligence tells me - if it is as good as it shows, this guy would now probably be richer than Bill Gates and some big Pharmaceutical company would have got their dity hands on it, then again, there is that human condition called 'denial & desperation' (which lately, I seem to have a lot of!) and wants to keep hoping something out there might be for real - At this stage, I would love something to magically grow my hair but if something can help keep what I have without losing more at least thats something!

Please have a look at this 'Calasol' treatment (google it) and share your thought and/or experiences! Sorry if I sound stupid or desperate - as they say, 'A drowning man will clutch at a straw'!

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Old 11-02-2007, 07:48 AM
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Balding Indian,

Are you suffering from Diffuse Alopecia or Diffuse Pattern Baldness? There is a difference.

To learn more about the difference and treatment options, click here.

Keep in mind that Diffuse Alopecia is not the same as genetic hair loss and can typically be treated by treating the condition that is causing it. If you click on the above referenced link, you will see some of the common causes. If you haven't consulted with a medical doctor, be sure to do so to determine the cause of the condition so it can be treated.

I will add "Calasol" to my list of products to research. You can find articles to other hair loss products on the following thread.

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Old 11-02-2007, 09:11 AM
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Hi Bill,

Thanks for that great info - I guess then I have diffuse pattern baldness - my hair loss is happening mainly at the front and top of my head - the back and sides are pretty much OK - the temples have really receded a bit. Can you confirm that I have diffuse pattern baldness as opposed to diffuse alopecia then as it is certainly not all over the scalp. Is there any hope for me or any treatments that you can recommend? If you gather any info on this Calasol stuff let me know - if it is some benefit then great - if not at least our efforts will then help others to be warned against it.

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Old 11-02-2007, 12:08 PM
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Balding Indian,

You most likely have diffuse pattern baldness which is genetic, much like typical male pattern baldness - though it doesn't follow a pattern similar to the Norwood scale - but rather a diffuse or thinning all over the top of the head. Confirming with a dermatologist or hair restoration specialist is always a good idea however.

Propecia, Rogaine, and Ketoconazole (found in Revita and Nizoral) are most likely the best lines of defense against future hair loss. Hair transplantation may be an option for you however, use of the medication for at least one year to attempt to at least stabilize your hair loss is typically recommended.

I have added "Calasol" on my list of products to research - but it may take some time. In the meantime, feel free to do some of your own preliminary research by looking for scientific studies and visual evidence.

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Old 11-03-2007, 05:07 AM
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Hi Bill,

I will look into this "Calosol" more - they have a number and address - so thats something - I will see what else I can find out and user opinions and let you know!

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Old 11-04-2007, 07:21 AM
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Hi Indian and Thy Grand Wizard

Just doing a quick search I managed to get a snapshot of the ingredients of Calosol and just as suspected it seems to be another snake oil see below. Nothing special, rather the same stuff in most other "natural" hairloss cures which do nothing
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Again, stick to the BIG 3



Calosol Ingredients
Calosol 4H Solution
Water, Isopropanol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Althaea officinalis, Polygonum multiflorum, Yucca Glauca, Panax Ginseng, Arginine, Acetyl Tyrosine, Arctium Majus, Rumex crispus, Ornithogalum Uumbellatum, Hydrolysed Soy Protein, Polyquartenium-11, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Zinc Gluconate, Panthenol (vitamin B5), Niacinamide, Ornithine HCI, Citrulline, Glucosamine HCI Biotin, Polysorbate 20, Pyridoxine HCI, Sodium Citrate, Maltodextrine, Citric Acid, Cyanocobalamin (0.10%), Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantonin, Disodium Edta, Parfum (Essential oil Blend), Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (2%).



Calosol Treatment Shampoo ( W&G)
Aqua (water), Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Lauryl Betaine, Lactic Acid, Parfum (Essential Oil Blend), Phenoxyethanol, Isopropanol, Propylene glycol, Glycerin, Panthenol, (vitamin B5), Faex (yeast extract), Methyl parabens, Panax Ginseng, Arginine, Acetyl tyrosine, Actium Majus, Hydrolysed Soy protein, Polyquartenium-11, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Calcium Pantothenate, Zinc Cluconate, Althea officanlis, Polygonum multiflorum, Rumex crispus, Ornithogalum Uumbellatum, Yucca Glauca, Acacia, Niacinamide, Ornithine HCI, Citrulline, Glucosamine HCI, Biotin, Isobutylparabaren, Propylparaben, Buytlparaben.



Calosol Oil

Jojoba, Calendula, Grapeseed, Thyme Red, Basil, Lavender,Triticum Vulgare, Frankincense, Rosemary, Cedarwood, Benzoin, Vitamin E
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:33 AM
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Hi Mrjb,

What a surprise! I can't figure out what all those ingredients mean or are so thanks to you, we can most probably discount this stuff as well! Thanks mrjb!

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They mean this stuff is just like all of the other worthless products on the market.

Stick to the BIG 3. They work or at least in most people they do .
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:16 PM
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Thanks Jobi!

The only thing listed in those ingredients that I have ever SEEN listed for hair loss is Biotin.

I have written an article on Biotin and there is no evidence that Biotin is effective as a hair loss treatment.

I will be posting my observations on Biotin in the near future on our Hair Loss Q&A Blog

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I can't tell you if it's anything more than snake oil because I couldn't handle it, but here's my experience...

I ordered Calosal in September. The contents of the jar seemed dried out and grainy so I let them know and they promptly sent another. It was the same so I decided to just try it. I had been usng 5% liquid minoxidil for a year with no side effects. The calosal burnt like the dickens and turned my skin red. I saw that irritation was expected from the site but I couldn't deal with the skin irritation and then the flaking so I sent it back. The company was very agreeable and communicative all along but I am convinced that the Calosal started the damage to my skin that has gotten so bad that I can't use minoxidil and anything else topical - including soap on my face! I still need to apply prescription cortizone cream daily...

They advertise that it can be applied within a few inches of the treatment site and will still be effective. I found out the hard way that skin will indeed spread products - and adverse reactions.
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