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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 07-01-2012, 10:30 PM
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Well, there is nothing herbal or natural about nizoral, zinc, or copper peptite. Anyone who has done research knows that there is overwhelmingly more evidence that minoxidil and finasteride work, as opposed to shampoos. Why did you quit finasteride? Sexual side effects? That got me to use finasteride on a very limited basis.
You sound like a noob Zinc is natural.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:36 PM
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I use Boots own brand generic 'Nizoral' once every 5 days. It removed any flaxyness from the scalp which I'm sure is good for helping minoxidil absorption.

Alpecin has done nothing for my hair loss but I continue to use it as it does the job as far as a shampoo goes.
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Old 07-31-2012, 02:18 AM
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LEIMO Bio Cleansing Shampoo and LEIMO Thickening Conditioner cleanses and conditions the hair follicle and hair shaft. To further exfoliate and deep cleanse the scalp, use the LEIMO Scalp Scrub.
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:28 AM
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Alpecin caffeine shampoo to help prevent further loss, Matrix boost conditioner to add volume.

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Old 07-31-2012, 06:45 PM
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But how do all you guys know your recommendations are the best shampoos? Is it from personal experience? Is it from some study?
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:45 AM
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To my knowledge, rsn, there are but two studies pertaining to the ability of an ingredient in some of these shampoos to impede hairloss, that ingredient being ketoconozale (kcz) 2%, the active ingredient and concentration in Nizoral 2%. As you know, Nizoral 2% is sold as a prescription antifungal shampoo with a high lipid content, which helps the ktc to rapidly absorb into the scalp. Other shampoos with lower concentrations of kcz are Nizoral 1%, Revita (1%), and Regenepure (1%). These shampoos also contain other ingredients that are believed to be beneficial to overall scalp health and follicular growth (e.g., copper peptides, zinc).

Of the two studies in question, one was a rodent study suggesting that kcz increases hairgrowth in mice. The second study is a human study conducted in 1998 by doctors in the Department of Dermatopathology at the University of Liege, Belgium. That (small) study compared kcz 2% shampoo with 2% minoxidil for their antinflammatory activity as a treatment for alopecia. The results of this small sample study were that "Hair density and size and proportion of anagen follicles were improved almost similarly by both KCZ and minoxidil regimens." The conclusion of the study was that "there may be a significant action of KCZ upon the course of androgenic alopecia and that Malassezia spp. may play a role in the inflammatory reaction" but that "the clinical significance of the results awaits further controlled study in a larger group of subjects."

I started using Nizoral 2% 2 - 3 times per week a month ago. I saw positive results on general scalp and hair quality from the outset. Whether it impedes or even reverses hairloss for me remains to be scene with longer term use. I also have been on finasteride 1% for 8 months and began supplementing that with .5 mg Avodart once per week in hopes that the possible synergistic effect discussed on this board pays dividends.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:38 PM
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Are there any studies for which shampoo voluminizes best? (I am not talking about voluminizing by giving you more hair. I am talking about voluminizing in the temporary way.) I've noticed shampoos that claim to voluminize actually do it a lot better than normal shampoos.
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I alternate between Revita and Regenepure. Both are great. Revita is probably the higher quality shampoo and leaves the hair feeling more invigorated and fuller while Regenepure has better ingredients in it(both have Ketoconozale but Regenepure has Saw Palmetto etc). On off days and before applying the aforementioned shampoos I use HLCC Scripts DHT inhibitor shampoo which smells devine, leaves the hair thick and strong and has great ingredients in it. None of these shampoos contain SLS in it.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:10 PM
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Regenepure hands down!! I have used nizoral 2% and revita and regenepure is the BEST - use the regenepure conditioner every other day to prevent dryness. I really believe it is the best - also add the mironeedle - google it trust me IT WORKS. Notice major results after 5-6 weeks.
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:15 AM
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^^^^^^ Why do you believe regenpure is best? Is it best for voluminizing or for growing hair?

I googled mironeedle, and nothing came up. Did you spell it wrong?
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