Loosing some hair due to excessive blow drying or brushing is normal. However sickness and stress or hormonal imbalances can cause more hair loss than usual. It can be pretty frustrating to discover that hair is falling out faster than it is growing back. I know because I feel like I am shedding like a cat and don't like it one bit. So I signed up to do a review for Lipogaine For Women Hair Regrowth Solution and Hair Covet Hair Growth 3 in1 Natural Supplement .
I have been using both products for about a month now and am amazed that they actually work. Lipogaine has Minoxidil, which is the only FDA approved and most widely used ingredient in hair regrowth products. It was first used as an oral drug to lower blood pressure and I suppose the trial group discovered they were getting hairier. LOL - well, someone discovered that one of the side effects was that hair would regrow. So more clinical studies were carried out and the product got FDA approval as a hair -regrowth topical solution.
Of course there are some other ingredients as well:
AzetinolTM: A proprietary extract of natural grains. Grains rich in fatty acids such as linoleic acid, oleic acid, and vitamin A are processed and extracted to obtain the effective DHT blockers retinol. Note: AzenitolTM is a trade mark of Lipogaine.
Saw Palmetto: (Serenoa repens or Sabal serrulata): A dwarf palm plant native to North America. It primarily grows along the Atlantic coast in Georgia and Florida. The active ingredients are believed to be found in the plant's brown-black berries.
It has become an accepted herbal remedy for symptoms associated with benign prostate gland enlargement (called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH).
Just like finasteride was initially used for BPH and later discovered it has hair regrowth properties, Saw Plametto is the same story. Nowadays Saw Palmetto is widely used as an alternative DHT blocker by those who don't want to use finasteride (brand name Propecia ™). It is believed to prevent hair loss by blocking the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the same performance mechanism as finasteride.
Ketoconazole: One of the key ingredients in our shampoo, is an effective anti-fungus reagent popular in dandruff shampoos. It is found to disrupt the synthesis of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), prevent DHT receptor of follicles from binding to DHT, and remove sebum deposited around the follicle.
Emu Oil: An anti-inflammatory natural tissue nutrient, full of healthy omega oils that heal and rejuvenate the skin, as well as deeply moisturize. A recent Boston University study found that emu oil “remarkably” increased the thickness of the scalp skin and awakened dormant hair follicles.
Retinol: studies showed that combining minoxidil and retinol works better than minoxidil alone due to the enhanced penetration of minoxidil and improved scalp condition [ Yoo HG et al, "the additive effects of minoxidil and retinol on human hair growth in vitro." Bio Pharm Bull. 2007, 20(1): 21-6].
Procyanidin Oligomers: Naturally derived ingredients that have shown to stimulate hair growth similarly to Minoxidil. Research studies have shown that procyanidin oligomers possess growth stimulation activity toward hair epithelial cells in vitro and stimulate anagen induction in hair follicles in vivo. Addition of procyanidin oligomers to LipoGaine is intended to achieve better hair growth stimulation than minoxidil alone.
GLA, ALA, Linoleic Acid and Oleic Acid: Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), linoleic and oleic acid are essential fatty acids found in plant oils, which have been individually proven to inhibit 5-Alpha Reductase. In fact these are the most powerful inhibitors of 5-Alpha Reductase known today and not only do they inhibit the Type II form of the 5-alpha reductase which other products like Propecia® inhibit, but also the Type I form of the enzyme which is present in high concentrations in the scalp, sebaceous glands, and the skin. Additionally GLA, ALA and oleic acid have potent anti-inflammatory properties.
I did not have any side effects, but the most common reported side effects are itching and scalp irritation of the treated area due to the use of propylene glycol. If scalp irritation persists, stop using it and seek the advice of your physician. Also, Lipogaine (excluding Lipogaine Shampoo) contains alcohol, which will cause burning or irritation of the eyes. If the hair regrowth solution accidentally gets into your eyes, rinse thoroughly with cool tap water. In rare situations, some people may experience chest pain, rapid heartbeat, faintness, or dizziness. Stop using the product immediately if this happens.
How to Use Lipogaine
It is okay to use the product after you towel dry your hair and there is no apparent water drops on your scalp. The water drops will not only dilute the concentration of minoxidil in the product, but also slow down the absorption. Try your best to apply the solution directly onto the scalp of your hair loss area. Try to avoid the hair by parting your hair into one or more rows to maximize the scalp exposure. The solution applied to the hair will never be absorbed by your scalp, resulting in greasy hair and wasting the product.
Does it Work
Yes! My hair seems much fuller, so much so that even my husband noticed and asked what I was doing. Since I have applying the solution twice a day and have started eating the supplements as well, I have noticed less hair falling out as well. I can't say that I have actually spotted new hair growing in, but overall my hair just seems so much fuller. So in my opinion, there is definitely something positive happening.Lipogaine for Women: Minoxidil Enhanced with Biotin and Vitamin for Thinning Hair Loss / Hair Regrowth Treatment Professionally Formulated Extra Strength Version, 60 ml/2oz $20.00 Lipogaine