Several months ago, I was approached by Scott Blaine Hoffman, the man behind RegenePure hair loss shampoos. Personally, I do not suffer from hair loss at all, but as many men do from time to time,
I occasionally have issues with dandruff. Scott assured me that the natural quality components of his shampoo would not only make hair grow back but also improve the existing hair and scalp so dandruff should be history from now on. Curious to learn whether his claims were true, Scott provided two bottles of his shampoo RegenePure NT & DR, which I will review today.
Using RegenePure NT
The first thing I noticed about the shampoo was the size of the bottles; at just 8 ounces, it would have been perfectly normal in Europe, but for a Made in the U.S.A. shampoo product it looked rather small. When I used RegenePure for the first time, I was surprised to see that its consistency was more viscous than regular shampoo, and it was a pale, clear blue. More importantly, it had a distinct but mild smell that I cannot describe because it’s like nothing I have ever used before. Apparently, the shampoo does not contain any synthetic fragrances, so my nose is clearly unaccustomed to unadulterated or natural fragrances. It’s a pleasant, fresh smell that faded quickly after washing. While most store-bought shampoos foam strongly, RegenePure does not, which is likely due to the fact that is does not contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) a compound you find in most foaming products such as shampoo, toothpaste or shower gel. This is certainly a positive, as Ethylene oxide combined with SLES can result in the compound 1,4-dioxane–a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency known carcinogen. Furthermore, the following article also notes that SLES is connected to slowing the cycle of hair regrowth and prolongs hair loss, another good reason to avoid this chemical.
Apart from that, RegenePure features a range of ingredients that are all more expensive than what you find in other shampoos. For example, lecithin is derived from egg yolks and supposedly helps hair growth. It contains a saw palmetto extract, which has been medically recommended against pattern baldness in Europe. Further unusual components include Emu Oil, which helps to thicken the skin of your scalp and awakens dormant hair follicles according to a study by Michael Holick, M.D., Ph.D. Altogether, RegenePure seems to be made of more high quality oils and extracts than what you usually find. I am certainly not an expert on the matter, and so it is difficult for me to tell how important these extracts are. Hence, time to test it on my own scalp.
Personally, I leave the shampoo on for 3-5 minutes before rinsing it out. Overall, my hair feels clean and my wife has seen a reduction in little scaly spots, so that’s a good thing. So, overall, I think it is a good shampoo that does the job of keeping your scalp dandruff free. However at $20 a bottle, I would expect nothing less.
Hair Loss Shampoo RegenePure DR
The DR in the name stands for Doctor Recommended, and while this shampoo contains mostly the same ingredients as the Regenepure NT, its main difference is the 1 Ketoconazole concentration (maximum over the counter strength). This substance is a anti-fungal agent that is also effective in topical applications for treating seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff. A Japanese study tested a 2% Ketoconazole concentration on mice and over a three week period they documented hair regrowth. After repeated tests, the efficacy of Ketoconazole as a hair growth stimulant was confirmed. So, although I personally did not test the shampoo for any hair regrowth, there seems to be scientific evidence that a 2% concentration of Ketoconazole can really help to regrow your hair.Also, based on the more than 170 reviews on Amazon, RegenePure DR helps bald men to grow hair back. Interestingly, a employee of Regenpure tried to leave a comment under this article without any form of disclosure, of course we deleted it.
Overall, it seems to me like it is worth a try, especially since $25 a bottle seems to be a low price to pay if you suffer from baldness. So, if you think you have some bald spots, you might want to give it a try and see how it works on your scalp.
What are your experiences with hair loss shampoo in general and RegenePure in particular?