NOTE: This is a review of the Lipogaine Big 3 Shampoo. For Minoxidil product reviews click here.
What is Lipogaine Big 3 Shampoo?
Lipogaine big 3 shampoo is a specialised hair loss shampoo.
It has been voted the No. 1 hair loss shampoo for both men and women since 2012.
The main ingredient in Lipogaine big 3 shampoo is ketoconazole.
Ketoconazole is incredibly important when it comes to hair loss as it combats fungal and bacterial infection and inflammation of the scalp.
The benefit of Lipogaine over other hair loss shampoos is that all ingredients in Lipogaine work symbiotically with the ketoconazole. Other shampoos have a cocktail of ingredients that can downplay and offset the effects of one another.
Using a shampoo with ketoconazole in it is incredibly important when using other hair loss treatments such as minoxidil and finasteride. In fact in many cases, the effectiveness of other hair loss treatments are diminished or do not work without an anti-inflamatory shampoo.
Forumalted DHT blocker Ingredients
Lipogaine big 3 shampoo also contains a formulated blend of DHT blocking ingredients.
DHT is the hormone that causes hair follicles to shrink and shut down.
Ingredients in Lipogaine are formulated to stop DHT from aromatizing and entering hair follicles slowing down this process.
The shampoo also includes Biotin which is amazing for both hair and nail strength.
I first purchased Lipogaine Big 3 Shampoo in February 2013 after reading a Lipogaine review thread in a hair loss forum.
People from all over the world were praising this shampoo as one of the best ketoconazole based hair loss shampoos.
The fact that the shampoo was a no frills product that contained scientifically proven ingredients appealed to me.
Having no frills means the price of the product is incredibly cheap for what you are buying. Lipogaine is very cost effective when compared to its competitor products which is a huge selling point.
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Useability and Smell
I find that Lipogaine big 3 shampoo tends to lather a lot better than other hair loss shampoos on the market.
What I find with most hair loss shampoos such as Pura D’Or is that while they are amazing products, the suds when applied are disappointing.
The smell of Lipogaine is ‘Okay’. I mean you aren’t buying the shampoo for its scent. Although it would be an awesome bonus if they could improve this aspect of the shampoo.
Lipogaine also comes in a large 8oz container. So it lasts a while which is awesome.
Hair Loss Effect of the Product
Lipogaine Big 3 Shampoo does as promised. Lipogaine have done their homework and have combined ingredients that have been scientifically proven to work.
I find that when I first use ketoconazole based products, that my scalp is a bit sensitive. Lipogaine has EMU oil that helps to alleviate this sensitivity.
The shampoo helps to soothe the scalp and alleviate any inflammation caused by the hormone changes occurring with hair loss.
Lipogaine Big 3 improved the effectiveness of Minoxidil. Seriously, if you are using Minoxidil and are not using a hair loss shampoo like Lipogaine then I SERIOUSLY suggest you invest in one.
Not only does the shampoo alleviate irritation caused by Minoxidil but also increases the rate and effectiveness of the drug.
Lipogaines ingredients also have the added benefit of killing any bacteria or fungus cells that happen to be living in your hair. The ingredients target and destroy these infections.
As covered in the above Lipogain review the product really does work.
It is an amazing hair loss shampoo and it deserves to be voted one of the best (which it is).
Lipogaines approach, to create a simple no frills product with ingredients that are proven to work, makes the shampoo one of the best.
If you are considering purchasing a hair loss shampoo then I would highly recommend Lipogaine.