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Hair Loss & Grey Hair Remedy Reviews

GreyHairLoss blog brings you the latest news and reviews of treatments for hair loss and grey hair. You are encouraged to use this platform to share your experiences by writing a consumer review on any hair care product or hair restoration therapy you have used, in order to warn other readers about hair scams and recommend hair remedies that you have found effective.

26
February
2014
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Touch of Gray Consumer Reviews

Excellent product for me

By Ray from Rhode Island, age 62, who has been using Touch of Gray for three years:

I have been using this product for three years. I absolutely love it. My hair was almost pure white and this takes that away. It's not fake looking at all. I'm sure everyone is not going to like it because there is chocolate and there is vanilla. Get my point? Try it if you like it fine. If not try something else. Just telling everyone it works fine for me.

01
February
2014
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Touch of Gray Consumer Reviews

Works well .. even on facial hair

By Bob C. from central PA, age 68, who has been using Touch of Gray for two months:

I really like this product, because let's face it - most guys my age don't have a terrible lot of hair. And it really frosts me to buy hair products, for men, that are 1 shot deals - mix the whole thing at once. That gives me enough coloring to do my head about 10 times (no exaggeration). What are these companies thinking? So with this Touch of Gray, there's no mixing - you just squeeze what you need out of a single tube, and put the rest away for next time.

I don't have really 'nice' gray hair, so my results may be different from the advertised ...'covers only the gray.' My hair is more like a dishwater mousey brown. When I use Touch of Gray (TOG) it pretty makes all my hair the same color.

Although my hair is really light brown, I use the Medium Brown coloring. It seems to match up better for me. And I don't apply every week - I don't want it getting too dark. Since it does cover all my hair, I don't want that 'fake' look that comes with having too dark/too solid coloring. I find this stuff easy to control to get what I want.

And yes, I do use it on my beard and moustache. Works fine there too. Doesn't last quite as long as head coloring, but then nothing does. I've recently noticed they now have a beard formula, in dark brown/black only. I just ordered some and will mix it with the regular Medium head hair product to try to achieve the best of both worlds.

I've discarded all of my other products (Just for Men stuff) because TOG meets all my needs, and the end result is very natural looking.

14
January
2014

Hair loss research developments in 2013

The most promising projects in the area of hair loss research today include development and testing of medications NEOSH101, bimatoprost, RK-023 and Avodart (dutasteride) as well as surgical techniques such as hair multiplication, also known as hair cloning, and hair generation in wounds of hair-free skin. Whereas the drugs NEOSH101, bimatoprost, RK-023 and Avodart give promise of replacing the currently most effective hair loss medications - Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) - with more powerful alternatives, surgical treatments could provide an unlimited supply of new hair follicles and thus ultimately solve the hair loss problem in most patients. There certainly is a number of other ongoing hair loss projects but this update only reviews those that are in the most advanced stages of development. Unfortunately, the common denominator for most hair loss studies in 2013 was the lack of funding.

NEOSH101 (tetrapeptide aldehyde proteasome inhibitor) is a hair-growth stimulant applied topically to the scalp once daily and it is now in phase II.b of clinical testing. This project, which was believed dead since 2008, seems to have resumed in 2013 with 140 test subjects enrolled but no further details on its progress are available yet.

Bimatoprost (trade name Lumigan, a medication used in eye drops to treat glaucoma) which was not so long ago approved by the FDA for extending and thickening of eyelashes under the new trade name Latisse is also believed to possess the ability to promote the growth of hair on the scalp. However, the data from April 2013 showed that the phase II. clinical tests failed to provide sufficient efficacy in promoting hair growth and thus it could not proceed to a late-stage study. Therefore, the originator of bimatoprost (Allergan) decided to extend the current mid-stage development program which is now due to end in January 2015.

RK-023 is a research code given to another glaucoma medication called Rescula (a novel physiologically active fatty acid derivative) that is being tested in Japan as a potential hair growth stimulant similar to bimatoprost. This drug is in clinical testing phase II. not only for treating hair loss but also for the treatment of hypotrichosis of the eyelashes. The latest results of this project come from phase II.a, which was completed in 2011, showing improvement in number of terminal hairs in subjects treated with RK-023. No data have been provided yet by phase II.b conducted in 2013, though.

Avodart (dutasteride, a dual 5-alpha reductase inhibitor) is an oral drug currently approved for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia undergoing phase IV. clinical trials in Korea for treating male pattern baldness. This study is being conducted by the originator of Avodart, GlaxoSmithKline, with 900 test subjects enrolled and its aim is to monitor the safety and effectiveness of Avodart in Korean hair loss patients. The previous, phase III. clinical trials conducted in the US and Korea showed that Avodart was an effective treatment for hereditary hair loss but only few details were released to the public. Phase IV. clinical testing, also known as post-marketing study, typically takes place after the drug has been approved by the FDA but this rule common in the US seems to be different in Korea.

Hair cloning, also known as hair multiplication or hair regeneration, is a cell-based technique that aims to provide an unlimited supply of new hair follicles. Aderans Research Institute, an affiliate of Bosley, which is considered to be the market leader in this area, announced in July 2013 that it was closing its research facility due to the lack of funding and it started auctioning its laboratory equipment. However, Aderans representatives reacted by saying that they were not going to be liquidated and their research results were encouraging. Despite that Aderans (Bosley) is no longer going to finance this project and it started looking for private funding.

Growing hair in wounds of hair-free skin, also known as follicular neogenesis, is a new technique being developed by Follica. The aim is to spur new hair growth in skin "wounds" with the help of certain chemical(s). Follica is notoriously secretive with their reporting but it confirmed that it already patented a minimally invasive "skin perturbation" device which removes the top layers of skin, causing the underlying skin cells to revert to a stem-like state. Then a chemical molecule that is being currently tested is applied and it works as a catalyst which re-programs the cells to become hair-producers. The company stated in the past that this technique only uses devices and chemicals that already exist and are used in other medicinal areas. Hence, it is hard to say whether Follica is so secretive about their study data for a good reason or whether there is just nothing new to report.

08
January
2014
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

Waste of money and time

By Ike from the USA, age 44, who has been using Grecian formula for three months:

So far, after 6 bottles of this stuff, nothing has happened. I was going to stop at 3 bottles, but I decided to give it more time. Instead of gray hair, now I have blonde hair...wtf? Never-ever-again!

26
December
2013
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Review of Men Perfect Natural Hair Colour

Men Perfect

Men Perfect is the latest anti-grey hair product from Germany's Schwarzkopf. It is being designed for men and women who wish to reduce the amount of their grey while retaining some natural-looking salt and pepper. Being a grey hair colorant, this product will replace the missing pigment in your hair with its own synthetic colour. It works fine in people whose hair is no more than 50% grey. If applied on hair that is more than 50% grey, it can give you an unnatural reddish tinge. Men Perfect Natural Hair Colour does not contain any heavy metal compounds or allergy inducing ammonia. However, as an added benefit it contains caffeine and taurine which should improve the overall health of your hair and scalp. Caffeine is believed to reduce dandruff and protect the hair from dihydrotestosterone attacks, thus preventing hair loss. Taurine, a naturally occurring organic acid, is thought to maintain proper scalp hydration and to protect hair follicles from negative effects of transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGFB1), which causes follicle inflammation resulting in hair loss.

Men Perfect is being applied to your hair in a similar fashion as another Schwarzkopf's grey hair colorant Re-Nature but it works differently as it colours hair immediately and not gradually over several days after the day of application as Re-Nature does. Unlike Re-Nature, this anti-grey tonner gel comes in six different shades and it is, therefore, suitable for anybody whose hair colour is dark blond or darker. After mixing its two components, the gel and the developer, rub the mixture into your hair and leave it working for 5-10 minutes. Then rinse and shampoo your hair. Do not apply it for more than 10 minutes as it may give you a shade that is darker than the one you desired. First start rubbing the gel into areas where you have most of your hair grey and wish to cover them properly. Apply the mixture at very last and only for a few minutes to those areas where you wish to keep more of your hair grey, e.g. on temples. Always use protective gloves in order to prevent colouring your fingers and nails. Water, direct sunlight, shampooing and chlorine in the water negatively affect the durability of the colour. Depending on the amount of grey and the length of your hair you will need to repeat this procedure every 10 to 30 days. Although it is not suggested by the manufacturer, you can use only one half from each of the two components, leaving the rest for the next application as there is enough for two grey heads.

At the moment Men Perfect Natural Hair Colour is only available in Europe and Australia. It is a relatively new anti-grey hair product, introduced only about five years ago, so consumer reviews in English are yet a few but mostly positive. However, there are plenty of consumer reviews from German speaking customers with vast majority of them being positive while a negative review is very hard to find.

10
December
2013
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Gray Riddance Consumer Reviews

Spray on Permanent Hair Color

By Paula from CA, age 55, who has been using Gray Riddance for three years:

Gray Riddance is a spray on permanent hair color that changes gray or white hair to beautiful light brown highlights, (blond color if the hair is white). this product is ideal for anyone just starting to show grey hair or up to about 30%. It's effective, easy to use and all without ammonia, lead or peroxide. Gray Riddance is free of harsh chemicals.

07
April
2013
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Alpecin Consumer Reviews

Good

By Siraj from India, age 29, who has been using Alpecin for three months:

Its good for hair

17
September
2012
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

HairMax LaserComb Consumer Reviews

Na Da Hair Growth

by Linda from Florida, age 65, who has been using HairMax LaserComb for two months:

Spent $525 of my hard earned dollars for the Hair Max Comb. Have been using it faithfully for 2 months. So far, I have not seen any improvement in hair growth at all. Hoping for the best with continued use.

24
May
2012
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Revivogen Consumer Reviews

Horribly drying - it ruined my scalp!

By J from North Carolina, age 54, who has been using Revivogen shampoo for 4 months:

I had used their Clearogen before and loved it. It works - got rid of my acne. So when I noticed (or thought so anyway) that I was shedding too much hair, I ordered the Revivogen shampoo, conditioner, and leave on stuff. Within a few weeks my scalp was itching and burning, with pimples. Hair loss accelerated. Well, they tell you that will happen initially, for as long as 3 months. I emailed them about the itching and burning and they told me to use a tar shampoo every other day, but to be sure to keep using Revivogen! The burning and hair loss got worse and worse. I emailed them again and they again encouraged me to keep using the product. After 4 months I finally stopped. Well, 8 months later I'm still dealing with itching and burning. Went to a dermatologist, had a biopsy and it came back with "a crust over folliculitis". My prescriptions cost about $200 a month to try to deal with this. Almost a year after I started using this crap, my hair is more sparse than ever, and still itches! Apparently my scalp was so dried out that a bacterial infection moved in! Stay away from this stuff - I've read many accounts of it being overly drying. If you are using it and experience dryness and itching, STOP using the product as soon as the problem starts!! I should also mention that I've had NEVER had any itching, burning, dandruff or any such scalp disorder before using Revivogen.

25
April
2012
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Restoria Consumer Reviews

restoria

By Keith from the UK, age 60, who has been using Restoria cream for three weeks:

after using a similar product, which was useless, I stumbled across Restoria Cream; and it actually works. I cannot use conventional hair colour because of allergy. I have no problems with Restoria. Very Happy

09
April
2012
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Vivagen Consumer Reviews

Not like the old product

By Mark from California, age 58, who has been using Vivagen for one year:

This new version of the discontinued Vivagen is really worthless. Its not like the old product at all. It doesn't make your hair look full and conditioned at all like the old Vivagen. No stop of hair loss at all. What was Redken thinking?

09
April
2012
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

Is anything happening

By Tom, age 58, who has been using Grecian formula for two weeks:

I followed the process and my hair isn't darker

03
April
2012
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Youthair Consumer Reviews

YOUTHAIR CREAM

By Hussain from Oman, age 60, who has been using Youthair for eight years:

I have been using this product for over 8 years. I must say it works properly on my grey hair. I use once a month just for 2 hours, and I find my hair look just the way it should. It does not go full back to my early days colour i.e very young. But it yes, turns my hair to very natural colour to the extent that many ask me "do you dye you hair?" and I tell them "no" but I am using YOUTHAIR.

A week ago, the Arabic Newspaper of Dubai called "Alkhaleej" published on Friday 30th March, 2012,that the product is harmful.

27
March
2012
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Revivogen Consumer Reviews

Cleaning

By BurgerKing from Australia, age 30, who has been using Revivogen shampoo for 3-5 months:

I have been losing so much hair on the top of my head. I bought this shampoo without conditioner for a try because they're too expensive. Its able to clean up the oil on my scalp but some hair loss during the shower. It makes my hair very dry.

By now, my hair still the same

15
March
2012
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Regenix Consumer Reviews

Tragedy averted

By Troy, age 58, who has been using Regenix for one year:

I don't use Regenix anymore. I still use their shampoo, but not the treatments. Used it for less than a year. I was just receding some, not bald. Even after stopping my hair is all still here and much better. No more dandruff too. Hair took time to come in, but stayed.

06
March
2012
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Propecia Consumer Reviews

Stopped my hair loss

By Josh from Minnesota, age 27, who has been using Propecia for nine months:

I've been on Propecia for about 9 months now and am pleased to see it has slowed and possibly even stopped my hair loss. At this point I have not yet seen any new growth however I am still pleased with the results. As far as side effects, I have an active, healthy lifestyle and so I have experienced no weight gain and my sex drive has remained unchanged. I've certainly experience no depression/anxiety that I could contribute to the drug. All in all, I would say its worth a shot.

14
February
2012
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Alpecin Consumer Reviews

It works!

By Vince from Cornwall, age 59, who has been using Alpecin C1 shampoo for six weeks:

My nephew who is in his 20's stared using Alpecin shampoo, and after 2 months noticed a difference. He dyes his hair and the rubbing to remove dye from the scalp, caused it to thin out. He still dyes his hair but hair loss has stopped and growth has started. He told me about it, as I've dyed my hair for many years, and I'm 59 and although I've had a good head of hair it had started to thin rapidly the last 5 years or so, probably to the rubbing of the skin to remove dye and of course I'm getting older now. I will vouch for this product, as I've used it, still use it, and still dye my hair. After 6 weeks hair loss has stopped, and regrowth has surprised me and allayed any doubts. For £5.35 it is amazing stuff. You must leave it on for 2 minutes though, to let it soak in, and I wash my hair with it 3 times per week. I notice the hair clinics knock it, but that is because they want your money by the thousands. You do what you like, but I'm gonna keep using this stuff as it's not much more than normal shampoo. AND IT WORKS!!!!! for me anyway. Top marks, and about time!!! 10 out of 10.

13
February
2012
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Touch of Gray Consumer Reviews

Does work a bit too good

By Keith from Portland, age 55, who has used Touch of Gray for the first time:

I read reviews prior to using this product so I knew it might make too much of a change.

I left the product on after covering all my hair for 90 seconds. Then washed it out as recommended.

The color is very natural - however the amount of gray covered very substantial. Can't imagine how it would have looked if I left it on the full 5 minutes.

Product needs to work slower.

27
January
2012
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Grecian Formula Consumer Reviews

IT WORKS FOR ME

By Tamara from California, age 48, who has been using Grecian formula 16 for three months:

I was curious about the chemicals in Grecian Formula 16 so I decided to put it in a search engine and I found these reviews. I didn't realize that it had lead in it until now but I have had no bad effects from the product. In fact it seems like my hair is finally growing. It DID make my grey hair go away. I'm not real big into washing my hair a lot because it is kind of dry and breaks off so I like to leave the natural oils in and just rinse it with hot water and use a little conditioner on the ends for detangling it. I am concerned about the lead and sulfur now and am thinking I may look for an alternative but I really like how the product works I just wish it didn't have lead in it. Bummer!