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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 06-28-2012, 07:02 AM
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I understand that there is no good data on whether any particular shampoo deters hair loss, much yet data on which one does it best. This website sells Tricom, Nizoral, and Revita.

One doc told me that Nizoral does nothing, and I should use any shampoo with 2% zinc, which is what Head and Shoulders has.

I am most concerned with a shampoo that deters balding, but would also like one that voluminizes.

Anyway, does anyone know of any study that is good evidence one particular shampoo is best?
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Doesn't Nizoral contain 2% ketoconazole which inhibits DHT or assists in maintaining hair? I could be wrong though. I use Revita which contains 1% ketoconazole but isn't rough on the scalp like Nizoral. Regenupure is also good as it contains ketoconazole as well as Saw Palmetto which is said to inhibit DHT, I will be trying Regenpure soon and alternating with Revita. Both Revita and Regenpure are SLS free too. They are however much more expensive than your supermarket store brands but well worth it, very dense and last a long time.
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Try to use Elvive shampoo..
I googled Elvive. It is not voluminizing, and does not purport to diminish balding.

Shampoo Elvive Damage Care from L'Or?al Paris: shampoo for damaged, brittle and dull hair
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For volumizing I most often use L'Oreal Vive for Men. However, this shampoo will do nothing to treat hair loss. I also use Nizoral twice weekly. It may or may not work as a hair loss treatment but I do like the way it makes my hair feel.

For more info on Nizoral check out the following article from our Hair Loss Q&A Blog...

Does Ketoconazole Work as a Hair Loss Treatment?
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How come Taking the Plunge does not use any of the other shampoos that claim to reduce balding, like Tricomin, Revivogen?
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Personally, I believe that only minoxidil and finasteride have any real measurable effect on hair growth. However, as I've mentioned in other discussions I quit finasteride months ago. I now only use minoxidil twice daily and Nizoral twice weekly.

I don't really put much stock in shampoos in general or other herbal and natural treatments.
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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.
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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.
Minoxidil is topical which is why alot more people are comfortable using it as opposed to Proprecia, same goes with Ketoconazale(spelling) Saw Palmetto, azaliac acid etc that are found in hairloss shampoos. It's not about being herbal or natural. They might not be as effective as Proprecia, but the potential side effects are much less daunting as those ingredients are not taken internally.
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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.
Ummm...yeah, I know. I am using Nizoral as I stated above. You asked why I choose not to use "any of the other shampoos that claim to reduce balding, like Tricomin, Revivogen?" Simply put I don't see the point. I am using Rogaine and Nizoral. Beyond minoxidil and finasteride, any other additions to a hair loss regimen are purely experimental in my opinion. Some like to add Biotin and MSM to their routine or combinations of various shampoos, etc. I've tried different things myself over the past three or four years and found a regimen I'm happy with. When I see compelling evidence that shows me I should change that regimen I'll certainly do so.

You can read about why I have stopped using finasteride here, Stopping Finasteride for Now.

Nothing natural about cooper peptides?? "Copper peptides are naturally occurring small protein fragments that have high affinity to copper ions." "Copper peptide GHK-Cu was isolated from human plasma Albumin in 1973."

Zinc is also natural by the way.
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Your doctor is wrong because Nizoral is the BOMB!
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