Hair Loss Concealers

Several weeks ago, I got a haircut and really disliked seeing an increasingly visible small bald spot in my frontal scalp region when my hair was short. Therefore, for the first time in my life I decided to try out a hair loss concealer seriously, more for experimentation purposes rather than for any serious regular long-term usage goal. I initially had major reservations about my experiment. I feared that it would be a messy application process; perhaps rain and even wind would cause some of the powder/fibers to run onto my forehead; perhaps the color of the concealer would not exactly match my hair color; perhaps the dye would discolor my pillow; perhaps I would become addicted to the product. Nevertheless, I decided to proceed.

My Experiences With a Hair Loss Concealer

I chose to try out a product called Toppik, largely because it was one of three (the others being Dermmatch and Caboki) that I had heard of over and over for many years. For around five consecutive days after my haircut (every morning after a shower once my hair was totally dry), I sprinkled a small quantity of the product onto the small barren portion of my frontal scalp region. I was quite impressed at the ease of the process of applying Toppik. It was not messy whatsoever. More importantly, the results were excellent. Just a few shakes/sprinkles of Toppik were sufficient to totally cover my small bald region. Moreover, the product never came off during the course of the day (even in significant wind) unless I happened to sleep on a bed and rub my scalp against a pillow for a significant period of time. Even then, the pillow did not become dirty and some of the product just came off without discoloring anything it fell on. Showering definitely removed all the product from my hair completely, but thankfully without getting the bathtub dirty. All in all, I was quite impressed with Toppik and immediately decided to write this post covering the most reviewed hair loss concealer products on Amazon

The Most Popular Hair Loss Concealer Products in the World

While obviously far from being a cure for hair loss, for many people concealers will be a great solution to tackle their hair loss problem until an actual cure is realized. Although best results and greatest satisfaction will be attained by people with minimal totally bald patches on their scalps, there are many videos on youtube where concealers are even very helpful for people with extensive hair loss. reviews of virtually all concealers are generally favorable.  Women are also very pleased with concealer products. Below I list the most popular products out there based on number of Amazon reviews (if there are many versions/colors of a product that are sold separately on Amazon, I only consider the most reviewed one).  Keep in mind that there are many fake reviews on Amazon and you should pay most attention to the ones that come from verified users who have reviewed a diverse range or products for at least a few years. Virtually all concealer products are deemed to work well for people of all ethnicities as well as for both men and women, so I do not delve too much into those details below and you need to read customer reviews in detail to figure out what would work best for you.

Toppik Hair Building Keratin (Wool) Hair Fibers

This is the bestselling hair loss concealer product on Amazon with 1,929 reviews averaging 4.4/5 stars at the time of writing this post. As discussed earlier, I used this product and was very pleased with it. Be careful that you pick the correct color (nine choices) and size options before buying Toppik.  As you can tell from the Amazon reviews, a lot of women love this product too.  My own salt shaker type container of Toppik says that it is made in the US by a company called Spencer Forrest.  The main ingredients are keratin, sillica, ammonium chloride and DMDM Hydantoin (plus added artificial colors).  The keratin is sourced from wool according to the Toppik website’s FAQ section.  Each small bottle will last for a month or two depending on extent of daily use and extent of balding area.  Note that I did not use a Toppik FiberHold Spray that is recommended for concurrent use with the fibers for best results, and neither did I use the Toppik Spray Applicator that is supposed to help make the application process more precise.  Also note that while the company’s website states that rain will not remove the Toppik from your scalp, I have my doubts, and some reviewers suggest that this is not always true.  You probably want to avoid heavy rain when using Toppik or for that matter when using any concealer products.

XFusion Keratin (Wool) Fibers

This is a product that I had never heard about before I started writing this post.  Apparently, despite having its own website, XFusion is made by the same US-based company (Spencer Forrest) that makes Toppik and contains the same wool based keratin ingredient. On Amazon, the product currently has 670 reviews averaging 4.4/5 stars.  XFusion is significantly cheaper in comparison to Toppik for the same quantity of product.  It is available in nine different colors, although each option is sold on separate Amazon product pages. (Note that Spencer Forrest also produces a third line of hair concealer products called Couvre).

Caboki Natural (Gossypium Herbaceum Cotton) Hair Loss Concealer

I have seen Caboki ads all over the internet during the past several years.  On Amazon, the product has 544 reviews averaging 4.1/5 stars as of today.  The great thing about this product is that it seems to be totally natural per the list of ingredients: “Moroccan Gossypium Herbaceum and mineral-based colorants (natural iron oxide)”.  On the company’s website they are currently offering a free sample. The company is headquartered in the US.  Caboki is offered in seven different color choices.

Hair Illusion 100% Natural Human Hair Fibers

Hair Illusions’s very unique and interesting 100 percent natural human hair fiber product currently has 533 reviews averaging 3.9/5 stars.  The product has eight color options for both men and women. However, on the company’s website, they do not have much information on where the human hair is sourced from.  Hair Illusion is based in the US, but no actual address is shown on their website. The company’s CEO is pretty confident about his product.

Strand Maximizer Keratin Hair Fibers

Yet another keratin based product, although unlike the earlier wool-based ones, this one does not disclose the exact type of keratin used. Currently 527 reviews averaging 4.1/5 stars on Amazon.  Available in ten unique colors. The company is based in the US.

Infinity Micro-Fiber (Rayon) Based Hair Building Fibers

As of today, this product had 505 reviews averaging 3.9/5 stars on Amazon.  However, I could not find anything about location/address of company or product ingredients on the company’s website during the ten or so minutes that I tried. They do have a FAQ section and easily visible options on ways to contact them. On Amazon, the ingredients of Infinity are listed as “Rayon; may contain: CI 47000, CI 14700, CI 42102.”  The latter three are various artificial colors. Infinity comes in ten color options.

Art Naturals (Gossypium Herbaceum Cotton) Hair Fusion Fibers

A similar product to Caboki, with the main ingredient being a type of cotton named Gossypium Herbaceum. On Amazon, Art Naturals Hair Fusion product currently has 325 reviews averaging 4.1/5 stars and is available in four different colors.  On the company’s website, the full list of ingredients is written as: “Gossypium Herbaceum fibre, castor oil hydrogenated, spice berry, ethanol, mineral based colorants (natural iron oxide).”  Art Naturals is headquartered in the US.

Cuvva Keratin Hair Fibers

While several of the earlier mentioned keratin fiber products were made from wool, US-based Cuvva does not disclose that information and just states the following on its site: “Cuvva hair fibers are made up of pure, organic keratin protein, just like all human hair. They are charged with a precise level of electrostatic energy in order to form the maximum magnetic attraction to your thinnest hair. There are no harmful chemicals or additives whatsoever.”  Available in four colors on Amazon, with 194 reviews averaging an excellent 4.5/5 stars at the moment.

DermMatch Natural Botanical & Mineral Based Hair Loss Concealer

Long-time hair loss forum visitors will be aware that DermMatch has been one of the 3-4 most popular products out there when it comes to hair loss concealers.  However, on Amazon, the product has surprisingly fewer reviews than would be expected: 108 reviews averaging 4.2/5 stars as of today.  The product is available in eight colors.  Each DermMatch disc container lasts for an average of eight months according to the company’s website.  Ingredients are all natural and include various emollients and botanicals.  The US-based company that makes this product has been in business since 1992. Note that this product is not a fiber, but more like a scalp makeup product.

117 thoughts on “Hair Loss Concealers”

  1. Great post once again Admin.. Some guys are in limbo like ourselves and their hair may be in really goog shape excluding a few thin spots so until polichem ahhumm…. Lol.. Any new news lol.. Or the much talked about brotzu… Concealers can create an excellent illusion for the time being…!!! Thanks for sharing.. U went very in depth..

  2. Please try to limit comments to concealers or to new significant developments of interest in the hair loss world. If you are not interested in concealers, wait for the next post to comment.

  3. Thanks for sharing this information admin..
    But is there any other solution to control hair loss or hair transplant is also the other way, is it better if someone suffering from hair loss + baldness.

  4. I’ve used Nanogen for years and found it better — less powdery — than Toppik. It’s a better colour match for me too but everyone will have their own experience and preference. Toppik have an excellent spray-like applicator whereas Nanogen’s attempt falls short. I would also mention that the fixer sprays that these companies sell are, in my experience, overpriced hairsprays. A can of regular hairspray is just as effective at keeping everything locked down. I’ve never bought my fibers from Amazon, instead I buy them from Nanogen themselves as they often have offers, or from a specialist hair care website which sells all the different fiber brands. When a concealer is a staple in your battle with hairless, it can get expensive so it’s worth finding the 3-for-2 deals or special offers. Good post, thanks for your continuing work. I always read your updates.

      1. You can have as shorter as you can… But the thing is you need to get it done from a good surgeon and also it will look almost natural… And again depends on surgeon…

        1. thanks Farhan, but the thing is; What’s a good surgeon for you? i live in Spain and im thinking about have one in here.

          1. There must be good ones there bro….just look for their credentials and also go for a surgeon who does fue only… or there are heaps in europe

  5. When I was in transition I used toppik for about a year, it was amazing although during ‘intimate’ moments some can rub off on the pillow – though that was likely towards the point when I was having to use a lot to cover my bald spot. I would recommend this to hide thinning if you don’t have too much of a bald spot yet. Good post admin.

  6. Out of curiosity, how well would toppik or something similar hold up on longer hair? Not real long, but if your hair was about 5-6inches with bangs and swept to the side? Would it work the same, or is it just meant for short hair?

  7. I feel like putting stuff in your existing hair will hurt long run. All that stuff going on your scalp might not be good. But I’ll admit it can help for those with glaring thinning spots if you need to cover during a special event.

  8. @admin: can u also share some of ur thoughts about wigs? do we have maintainable ones? so far i see maintenance is the biggest issue…
    if there is any technology which is completely undetectable and somehow self-cleaning I would go for it sure ha…

  9. I will never use a concealer. One of my colleagues at work thats about my age dyes his hair this certain color of red that covers up his hair loss pretty well.

    I will use styling products to give my hair some volume, which creates an illusion, but that’s it.

    I am still using the rice bran extract from aromantics, revita shampoo, and I just recently started using the topical Polaris research nr-11, which I am also buying from the UK. The Polaris nr-11 contains 12% minoxidil and 0.1% finasteride and does not contain alcohol.

      1. Honestly, yes. My hair has become thicker overall. My scalp, 3 months ago, was pretty much bare. Little peachy hairs were there, now they’re growing in thicker with more pigmentation. And I used to have a whole bunch of wiry hairs but they’re all gone. Now I am using two other topicals by DS labs: spectral f7, and spectral RS, plus generic oral fin.

        Without jumping into the science. I feel like I’m giving my scalp the right fertilizer if you will for the hair to grow.

        1. That’s awesome Phil! How long have you been taking oral Propecia? Which of the topicals do you think is jump starting the regrowth?

          1. I’ve been taking propecia for 3 years. Didn’t start minoxidil soon enough. It’s hard to say which topical is doing the most work.

            I’ve been using rogaine foam for a few years now. Hair was really starting to thin 4 months ago due to stress. Honestly, every topical i use is a different way of fighting the hair loss. The rice bran supposedly fights DHT, the spectral F7 fights cortisol (long term stress steroid), the spectral RS contains a couple antiinflammatory agents and mineral nutrients, and the Polaris research nr-11 is something i’ve only been using for a few days so far.

            Besides using revita shampoo I also using DS labs radia shampoo every few days to clean off the mineral/residue build up on my scalp from the topicals I use.

  10. I’ve been using X-Fusion keratin fibers for about three years now. I honestly would not be able to leave the house without using it daily. It’s been a life saver. You may need to consult a reputable and trustworthy hair stylist in order to purchase the right color and so forth. I would suggest purchasing the applicator for a more precise way to apply it to thinner areas. Keratin fibers + a stylist who can cut hair to help mask hairloss has gone a long way for me.

  11. I tried a type of hair fiber and I’m sure it works for some guys but unfortunately my hair is multiple colors so it was really noticeable. I ended up scrubbing it off immediately. I don’t think hair dye is in my future either unfortunately since every strand of hair is either brown, red, white, or light brown…unless I completely dyed my beard and head hair completely every few days which just seems tedious and probably not healthy for my skin or body. I really need one of these new, cellular developments.

    1. Salient points:

      “With our initiation of preclinical development in vitiligo and androgenetic alopecia (AGA), commonly referred to as female or male pattern baldness, we now have a diverse pipeline targeting multiple dermatological conditions. We look forward to the second half of 2016, during which we expect to report results from multiple clinical trials,” added Dr. Walker.”

      “Commenced preclinical development of Aclaris’ Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitor compounds for vitiligo and AGA.”

  12. If you have black or dark brown hair, you are the perfect candidate for fibers.

    Hair fibers only work when you still have no bald spots.
    However, even at places where up to only 20% of your original hair is left, you will encounter trouble with it.

    If you have multiple coloured hair like me, forget it.
    You can’t mix grey, ashblonde and mediumbrown.
    Also, light coloured fibers are very visible, light colors absorb all the daylight.

    Based on own experiences.

  13. I know many on here are not fond of Histogen, but there has been a big news drop over at HLC. I strongly recommend anybody interested to read both the thread ( ), as well as the document ( )

    Here are the highlights:

    MEXICO PHASE 3 TRIAL In 2015 the company partnered with a leading stem cell treatment company in Mexico for approval and roll out of HSC in that market. The company was granted an option for testing and a long term license with a supply agreement to deploy HSC in Mexico following its approval by COFEPRIS (the Mexican FDA). This is a large study being designed to treat 300 subjects in the company’s existing clinics with a 4:1 randomization to HSC or placebo. Fifty injections will be administered at baseline and an additional 50 injections at week 6. Subjects will be followed for one year and the primary safety and efficacy endpoints will be assessed at week 18. All costs of the study being paid by our Mexican partner. Initial meetings with COFEPRIS have indicated that the company will be permitted to move directly into Phase 3 on the strength of prior work in Latin America and Asia. That prospect is currently being followed up to permit final study design and filing of an application in Mexico by the second quarter of 2016. Approval for the commercial roll out of HSC in clinics throughout Mexico is targeted for late 2017/early 2018. The partner plans to actively promote HSC treatments as both a domestic hair loss solution and as a medical tourism business.

    JAPAN PHASE 3 TRIAL The company is negotiating with a partner for a similar arrangement for Japan – an option for a license and supply agreement preceded by a study of the product for approval in the country of Japan. All funding for this study will be provided by the partner as well.

    In summary, clinical data to date shows that HSC has benefits that other products do not offer – hair growth appearing to be permanent 2 years after tests, temporal recession restoration, effectiveness in men over 40, and efficacy in female patients. HSC offers the potential as a standalone alternative treatment option or an opportunity to be given in conjunction with other treatments or products. It has the potential to improve results as a follow on treatment to hair restoration surgeries, offer an option to patients who are not candidates for surgery, and to be a more effective option for those presently using or considering Rogaine or Propecia.

    After FOUR injections, the result was: Total hair count increased +51% — and Terminal hair count increased +123%. Those are fantastic numbers. Keep in mind the final procedure will have 50 injections per session (it’s believed there will be 2-3 sessions total)

    Price estimate: 1,000-2,000$. Still unclear if this is per session, or for the entire treatment. Still, a potential cure for less than 8,000? Sign me up.

    1. 2 questions
      1- if this is true why dont we see any photos?
      2- they were looking for funding before. why they didnt made it public before?

      if this is actually true, then it is almost a cure like treatment. however somehow it just doesnt sink in me

  14. The angle of the before and after pic bothers me… They always make it look better than it really is. This guy had a lot of hair from the beginning, by switching angle from tilting towards front to tilting towards back they make it look like a lot more hair has come back… *face-plam*

  15. * Since HSC is a quicker, less invasive treatment, hair surgeons have the opportunity to administer this product either alone or in
    conjunction with a transplant. That’s awesome. FUE or Pilofocus +HSC.

  16. i agree with sweden.. i dont think before and after photos are in fair comparison. photos speak more than words.. u may write hair count increase and shite however we dont see it in photos

  17. What’s the problem with the photos? The photos are GREAT. HSC will be the next treatment for MPB. There is no reason to be so pessimistic. Great Blog.

  18. To me it doesn’t seem like Histogen would be beneficial really to a nw7 or someone close to those advanced stages would it?

    1. Hard to tell. I don’t think it would restore full density, but I believe it would help somewhat.

      There was significant improvement in every part of the scalp that was treated. This includes temporal regions, which have historically been hard to treat.

      “In addition to the overall significant improvement across hair growth parameters , the data
      from this trial revealed further benefits over currently marketed products. Significant hair
      growth was seen in all treated scalp areas. Subjects receiving HSC in the temporal
      recession, which is known to be more difficult to treat than other areas of hair loss, saw
      marked improvement in terminal hair count, with a mean increase of 22.6% at 12 weeks
      and 25.2% at the 24 week time point. In the pilot and Phase 1/2 clinical trials, men over 40,
      normally less responsive to non-surgical treatments, responded extremely well to HSC,
      including a mean increase of 39% in terminal hairs and 19.4% in total hair count in this age
      group in the current trial.”

      I don’t think this will be the cure all (have to wait a few years for Tsuji), but I believe this will be a very good treatment to hold off many men until the cure does comes out. It sounds like this will be a much more effective maintenance and regrowth treatment that will replace minoxidil and fin. This could be a game changer for millions.

      1. Well I’d be like a nw2 I believe but i have definately diffuse all over crown not bald bald but you can see my scalp my blonde hair isn’t very covering and I shave it short. I don’t think histo will help me at least that much but hopefully someone finds it useful. If that Brotzu lotion is what he says it is that would be my go to for now he says or so I’ve heard that it’ll bring back the last 5 years of hair and it works on younger guys better and I’d fit that criteria. I really don’t know what to do lol

  19. Histogen will be great for low norwoods who need thickening and minimal to average density filling in. Could be a cure like solution for nw1 to nw3. I just wish this could be released here in the states.

  20. When I used concealers, the fibers would cause irritation on my scalp and the inflammation and itching increased my hair loss rate. Anyone else have this problem?

  21. HSC’s information was written by Feb 20 2016.????
    Isn’ it old information that cannot tell these days news???

  22. I’ve used Toppik – not a bad concealer, but from my experience Caboki sticks to the hair a bit longer – maybe two days, versus 1 day for Toppik.

    I always use those hair fiber concealers at least 12 hours after washing my hair, because when i put it on just after washing, it usually doesn’t stick to the hair so well and lands on the skin of the head (I do have short hair though).

    Just after washing my hair I usually use Dermmatch – i put it on, wait about 20 minutes so it’s fully dry and then go over it slightly with a paper towel (remember, my hair is very short).

    Then as said before, after at 12 hours (usually the next day) I put some Caboki on it to get some more fullness and even distribution. I usually do this by putting some Caboki on the crown and then distribute it with a comb to the top of the hair.

    Hope this will help.

  23. Phil Collins – do you apply the topicals at night all at once or some in the morning and some at night? Where did you buy the rice bran? Any growth at hairline and temples?

    1. @mjones

      Honestly if you look at a picture of myself 3 years ago you would expect me to have a shaven head.

      The rice bran I get from which is in the UK, and I buy the 500 ml bottles.

      I usually apply the spectral f7 in the evening, 20 minutes later I apply the Polaris research nr-11, then maybe an hour after that I apply the spectral DNC-S. In the mornings I just apply the nr-11 and DNC-S. Since I started the Polaris nr-11 four days ago I’ve tapered down on the rice bran oil. And yes the price of all this stuff isn’t cheap.

      Note that all the topicals I now use except for the rice bran are all ultimately made by Divine Skin Care: they own DS laboratories and Polaris Research.

  24. A new article on Angela Christiano came out today.

    The article says that after selling Vixen and it’s JAK research to Aclaris, Christiano has started up another company called Repunzel. The aim of this new company is growing hair via stem cells. Her team was able to grow rat hair ” like no tomorrow” with this method in her team’s lab. Shes overcome the culturing issues that have plagued hair growth research in the past and has achieved the ability to grow hair on a 3D scaffold in the lab. Christiano and her team believe they will be able to duplicate these results in humans to treat all types of Alopecia.


    1. Good find Red! They are taking things seriously…MPB is a medical condition , not just a cosmetic condition. As always GREAT BLOG.

    2. Great find! Yet 5 to 10 years away if we are lucky 🙁 We need something now! We are overdue for even a topical that is slightly better than Rogaine.

      1. Most likely 5-10 years away that is true, but I look at this development more in terms of:

        1. A potential viable “cure” that is a backup plan in case Tsuji and his work for whatever reason do not come to fruition. Most people have all their eggs in the Tsuji basket as the only potential cure, so having another company that is claiming “unlimited hairs” via stem cell growth is very positive news. Also, this is a pretty reputable researcher in the hair loss world, and one that has very honest motivations.


        2. Hopefully its a good technology that can compete with Riken/Kyocera. If Christiano’s work can compete with what Tsuji is working on, that will be excellent news. Not only will that likely help keep Tsuji’s treatment at a reasonable and competitive price, but will also give people more options in terms of what “cure” they want/need.

        Also, as much as I have been skeptical about Histogen in the past (mostly because of delays and long periods of silence), I think they will produce a significant step in hairloss treatments. I think Histogen and/or Follica will turn out to be good “bridge” treatments from 18-2020~. I know living with this really sucks, but better treatments are coming, and are coming within the next two years. In 5 years or so we will hopefully never have to even think twice about hairloss ever again. What a good day that will be.

        1. Totally agree Red! I have more faith in Christiano though than tsuji. The competition is great news because it will bring a race to market first. I still think we are 10 years away from stem cell hair cloning but it will happen. Follica and histogen could be the bridge we need to grow back lots of hair till a cure. Who knows maybe some good news from SM this fall

          1. Exactly. It’s nice to finally see some actual competition between companies who seem to be moving into the last stages of trials/development. People are finally taking this disease seriously, and can see the HUGE profit potential in better treatments. Like the article said, curing hair loss is like the “race to the moon” now. The first company that gets there is going to filthy rich, and rightfully so.

            In the mean time though, we will have some more information and answers from Histogen on Monday. HLT is doing an exclusive interview with Gail Naughton. I’m not expecting anything earth shattering, but here’s to hoping there is at least some good news shared!

      1. Surely this should effect the percentage you gave of yak working ? I mean she wouldn’t set up this company if she knew she sold the cure

  25. Admin,

    Just some random advice on concealers..

    I have fine dark to medium brown hair…

    For anyone in that range of color, the most natural shade of Toppik is a 50/50 mix of dark brown and medium brown.

    Basically, I had discovered that dark brown is unnaturally dark and even purplish under fluorescent lights, and the medium brown was much too reddish under that fluorescent scrutiny. However, a mix of the two was almost undetectable.

    You can put on Toppik very thick as long as you use some hairspray to lock it in. If you go that route, it’s good to brush off the top hairs with a wet paper towel to avoid it looking too fuzzy or “chalky”.

    Another great concealer, if you want to thicken a hairlines or conceal FUT scars, is Couvre. I’ve always found that dark brown is the most effective color, because it simulates dark shadow or that darkness of skin where active follicles are. Anything to cut the contrast between hair and skin makes a big difference.

    Anyway, Couvre is great for hairlines. You apply it thick about an inch behind the hairline, spreading it where you want with a finger. Then, you can create a nice transition of darkness to the hairline by working that already applied Couvre gradually forward, grabbing some Couvre and reapplying it with a motion moving away from the hairline, but getting progressively closer with each pass.

    If you accidentally put too much near the hairline, you can just remove it with a paper towel or q-tip and rework it until it looks good. It’s forgiving, and almost impossible to mess up when not near a hairline. FUT scars are easily consealed within an inch length of hair.

    Anyway, that’s all I got.

    With any luck, these things will be obsolete soon!!

  26. Red- I don’ think that article said she overcame the culturing issues, it says that they grew rat hair on a “tissue culture medium.” I don’t believe those two mean the same thing.

    Also, scientists have been able to abundantly grow rat hair for years, so her statement is not much new. When they start talking about growing human hair, or even set up a website for Rapunzel, then I think we can start to get our hopes up.

    1. pilofocus is still around? That arrogant NY doc pumped it like crazy saying it’d be released in 2013, was such a douche too during his interviews.

    1. Just saw the pics. Nothing special. Looks like a typical half ass result of an ht. I guess the no scar result is what makes this novel.

  27. I think people are far too concerned about what topical chemicals they can use than what they ingest and how that results.. what is hair made up of? 90% protein. What is protein made up of? Amino acids… thenother 10% being water, biotin, iron, copper, rhodanine. I have had amazing results taking amino acid/biotin/vitamin c-e and some time in the sun with minoxidil/retinol mix. I actually have more hair than i did 5 years ago. I feel like its all about what you intake and pushing the blood supply to the areas that need it.

    1. Quentin explain in more detail please. Do you take each of these supplements separately? What Norwood were you 5 years ago and what are you now since adding these supplements and minox? I take Maxi Hair vitamin for 12 years. It has lots of vitamins but it never regrew anything for me. Just kept the hair healthier I guess. I take lysine for the same amount of time with sane result. How much protein should I take in each day? I’m 160 lbs. Please tell me in detail your regimen. I’m very interested. I may be doing something wrong on my end that you could help me with .

      1. Hey 10g of amino acids. Small amounts of vitamin c, b6, biotin, iron, zinc. I eat hzlf a cup of blueberries a day, half a cup of wallnuts. Plenty of avacados and drink lots of coconut water. Check the link below i posted and it has a picture of my mix. I had a blood test first so quantities may be different for each person

    1. Hey Quentin, are you Aussie mate? Saw your iodine thread you mentioned about aust soil lack of iodine.
      How much you paid for minox + ret ? Great hair pic hardly can tell you suffered from mpb.

  28. Hi Admin, you probably came back from future, after saw cure for mpb by 2020, hence start this blog and called hairlosscure “2020” lol, kudos on the blog seeing lot more companies progressing searching for treatment/cure for mpd.

  29. I’ve used them all and dermatch is where it’s at. If I’m going out and getting dressed up I’ll mix toppik in after applying dermatch and you can’t even tell I’m thinning at all. the main thing these products do is color your scalp and give the appearance of full hair because it hides the much lighter skin color underneath and dermatch does this best as it is applied directly on the scalp. try it out!!

  30. Histogen says the hair that regrow r permanent. Looks like Paul is right. Get histogen then a touch up fue or pilofocus n u shouldn’t have to worry bout hairloss anymore

  31. I am aussie yeah :). I was a norwood 3 thinning very fast and managed to get back to a norwood 2. With many more hairs. The minox-retinol is about 100 for 100ml. About the same price as store bought rogaine. For the vitamins/minerals/amino acid supplement mix i use please follow the link above in my other post

      1. Roughly 3 months if i rotate with kirkland. I use kirkland probably 4 mornings a week because i leave a bottle at work and my hair doesnt dry until i get there. On those days i still use the minox/retinol mix in the evenings. Sundays are my day off where i dont use anything. Just a rhodanine spray when getting out of the shower.

    1. Thanks Quentin! One last question, how long were you on regular Rogaine before you switched to Rogaine retina mix? Did you get results on regular Rogaine ?

      1. I honestly felt like i was always just going backwards with rogaine alone. I would constantly shed. Also i must mention the mix is minox and retinol not retin a. I have used a mix of minox and retin a and it worked better than minox alone though not as well as the retinol mix. I am puzzled as to why that was and i think that its because retinol is weaker so alot more can be applied to the scalp and it has some kind of dht blocking abilities.. they both do. Its about cellular turnover. The next bottle i will get will probably be 7%minox with 0.5%retinol. The instructions that came with it said contains no or modified propelyne glycol

        1. Thank you Quentin. Yeah I’m on Rogaine foam for almost two years. Got slight thickening first 2 months then nothing but losing ground after. I’m going to see a dermatologist and see if they can get me a Rogaine retinol mix solution. I’m hoping that will help me

  32. Damn, what does “practical use” mean Kyocera?!

    So ambiguous. Can’t tell if it means first trying it out in human trial patients OR actual commercial release.

    1. That’s the thing that bothers me about Kyocera. I know in the past, when Histogen or a Follica touted claims, it was to help investment and drum up some money. Could this be a similar case?

      Touting such an early release, relatively speaking, is curious considering we don’t know how this works in humans yet.

      1. I think Shiseido has more than enough funds, and now they get added support from Kyocera (not to mention Japanese government support via RIKEN). Between Shiseido and Kyocera, the combined entity is probably at least 1000s of time larger than Histogen and it would be quite astonishing if they were in need of help in raising some $10-$20 million like Histogen.

        1. Yeah, fair point. Still, it strikes me as very presumptive but then again, they are maybe further ahead than they let on. Which would be smart.

          1. They likely are further along than what people seem to think.

            I don’t think the “practical use in 2020” is in reference to simply starting clinical trials. It doesn’t make sense why the press release would differentiate between “clinical research in 2019” and “practical use in 2020” if they were talking about trials in 2020. Based on information that has been released, I believe their plan is this: Kyocera will have the equipment for the procedure ready in 2018, clinical trials will begin in 2019, and they will release the procedure in 2020 during phase 2 trials as per Japan’s new legislations.

            My interpretation is that they are planning on having the product commercially available in 2020. Keep in mind they are governmentally funded and supported, which is good news.

    2. Probably means to start clinical trials. Can’t see how they can complete clinical trials and release it in just a year. They claim 2019 for trials

  33. Guys if 2022 rolls round, tsuji becomes available – WOULD YOU drop your current treatments in advance to vacate your scalp of minox/fin dependant hairs? Or would you go into tsuji still taking fin and risk having to go back for repeat procedures etc.

    I think I would drop fin (because I don’t want to take it forever), watch my hair go to shit for 24 months then when its stabilised go and get tsuji cloning done to rebuild the total losses.

  34. honestly guys do you think histogen will struggle for funding if it really works what its claiming for….im pretty sure they dont have anything…. must be similar to prp ….

    1. There he is!
      Lol… since when did they have troubles finding funding… last time I checked they raised millions of dollars without any issue. Did I miss something?

      Have you looked at their numbers? What gives you the idea that it is going to be similar to PRP? Honestly… I hope you’re just trolling and trying to become a character here… like the “I hate Histogen” guy.

      I’m interested in hearing their interview that the guys over at HLT are going to be releasing by Wednesday.

      Whether you like them or not you can’t deny the energy they are adding to the industry and pushing others to produce.

  35. I don’t think histogen will work but today they got $6 million new funding from a Chinese company.

    I’m so surprised; that money should have gone to Follica not Histogen!

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