Folligen is, in the words of its inventor and manufacturer, a non-drug product designed to improve scalp and hair follicle health and hair vitality. It is especially useful in helping to reduce scalp irritation caused by other hair growth products. Folligen uses skin remodelling copper peptides as its principal active ingredient to restore healthy hair. It comes in three forms: cream (which should work well on hairlines), lotion (suitable for denser areas) and spray. In the past Folligen was mainly used as a skin-repair cream. Folligen products are meant for both men and women.
Folligen was derived from Tricomin. Copper peptides are proven to be strong anti-inflammatories and help repair scalp damage. In addition, they are believed to be potent DHT inhibitors and thought to lengthen the growth cycle of hair. Folligen lotion and cream also contain saw palmetto, which is often described as a natural safe alternative to finasteride. Despite the fact that saw palmetto has never been clinically proven to be effective in treating baldness, it is a popular key ingredient in many natural hair loss remedies.
The manufacturer claims that Folligen works best in combination with minoxidil. This claim sounds reasonable as minoxidil often causes redness and dandruff that puts off many of its users and this weakness could be rectified by employing Folligen. Customers give credit to Folligen for its ability to heal the tiny scars but only a few people have reported new hair growth. Folligen seems to work well in restoring healthy hair in hair loss conditions that are not genetically determined. As regards to treating male pattern baldness, it appears to be suitable mainly as a complementary therapy to minoxidil for patients with sensitive and irritable skin.