Lipogaine Big 3 Hair Loss Shampoo
There’s a newer Purple label version of Lipogaine Big 3 Hair Loss Shampoo. The older one is sort of golden in color (in terms of packaging).
It can be used by both men and women.
Between hubby and me, a mixed result – it helps in reducing his hair loss but not much of a difference when I used it.
It is NOT SLS-free.
It really makes the hair coarse and not easy to manage. Conditioner is a MUST after using it.
Right after he stopped using Provillus, my husband was looking for a shampoo specifically targeting hair loss. He settled for Lipogaine Big 3 Hair Loss Shampoo and after using it for about five weeks, decided that it was one of his favourite shampoos in combating hair loss (as of October 2016).
Lipogaine Big 3 Hair Loss Shampoo
What got us interested in this shampoo is the rave reviews from many users who claim the shampoo does, at the very least, help to reduce hair loss.
We couldn’t find the shampoo locally and so ordered through the Lipogaine official site.
We didn’t know at the time that Lipogaine also carries its own Minoxidil solution (to complement the shampoo and conditioner, I believe).
What’s more interesting is that Lipogaine has two types of the Minoxidil solution – for normal and sensitive skin (more of this in another post).
I would say the majority of customers who tried Lipogaine Big 3 Shampoo have positive things to say about the product.
Generally, they claim it does stop their hair loss and help to stimulate the growth of ‘baby’ hair within a few weeks’ of use.
But what contributes to the shampoo’s effectiveness in managing hair loss?
Does It Lie in the Ingredients?
The Lipogaine Big 3 Shampoo is made up of several ingredients which purportedly contribute to the potency of the shampoo in managing hair loss :
- Biotin – is a B-vitamin complex (B7) and is also known as vitamin H. It’s derived from the Greek word “biotos” meaning life or sustenance. So what has biotin got to do with falling hair? Well the lack of it could affect the health of your hair and scalp (skin). Biotin is crucial in the maintenance of skin, hair, nervous system and even liver as it helps the body to convert food into energy.
- Argan Oil – extracted from argan trees (native of Morrocco), this oil contains carotenes and fatty acids that can be used to exfoliate the scalp to unclog hair follicles. Apart from improving blood circulation, it also produces keratin that helps in hair growth. Argan oil also has mositurizing effect that smoothens hair for better manageability.
- Black Castor Oil – contains Omega-9 fatty acid that can penetrate into the pores of the skin and the hair follicles to nourish the scalp and promotes hair growth. It is believed that castor oil can help to protect the hair and scalp from environmental elements.
- Emu oil – due to its high levels of oleic acid, this oil helps the scalp to better absorb the other ingredients contained in the shampoo, towards hair growth. Native to Australia, the emu is a type of flightless bird under the category of ratites (which includes kiwi and ostrich). It is thus not surprising that many studies on the effects of emu oil on hair loss/hair growth are carried out in Australia.
How to Use the Shampoo?
There’s not much difference in using this shampoo as compared to other anti hair loss shampoos that hubby and I have tried.
Basically, you wet your hair, apply the shampoo and once it lathers, you rinse completely. Then you shampoo your hair again and wait three to five minutes before rinsing it off a second time.
The label says to use the shampoo three to four times a week. However, if you are one of those who shampoo your hair daily, it’s advised that you alternate between this shampoo and an organic-based shampoo for optimum results.
Difference Between The Old and (Purple Label) Lipogaine Big 3 Shampoo
I know – I got confused too when I was researching Lipogaine anti hair loss shampoo. Although the look of the older version is slightly different than the newer purple label, the names of the both seem to be the same.
At first, I thought the purple one was for sensitive skin or something – like what Lipogaine does for its Minoxidil.
I contacted Lipogaine about the difference and was pleasantly surprised by the speedy reply from their customer support who explains that the difference in the two is the incorporation of emu oil.
The older one contains emu oil and as some customers express concern about using animal products in formulating the shampoo, Lipogaine has excluded the use of emu oil in the newer Purple Label.
Read about our experience with:
Our experience is based on the older Lipogaine Big 3 Shampoo. We have ordered the new purple label and awaiting its delivery.
(I intend to post our experience with the purple label once we’ve tried it a few times).
The shampoo can be used by both men and women with hair loss issues so for couples, that’s good savings if both want to try this product.
For hubby, Lipogaine works to reduce hair loss (after about four washes). Subsequent washes show slight hair growth.
With me, the shampoo does not seem to have any impact in reducing the hair loss nor stimulate new hair growth.
While hubby doesn’t mind that the shampoo causes hair to be coarse after use, I didn’t like that ‘coarse’ feeling on my hair after wash.
It’s terrible if you can’t even run your fingers through your hair!
I know I could have used conditioner but even with Ultrax Labs Hair Surge shampoo, I could still comb and manage my hair without using any conditioner.
Where to Buy Lipogaine?
My final take is that this shampoo might work for some (like my hubby). If you are alright about using a leave-on conditioner after washing your hair with the shampoo, then you might want to try it.