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Hair Loss Shampoo for Men and Women

A Proprietary Formulation of Natural and Eco-Certified Ingredients for Better Hair Health

Formula 82S Hair Loss Shampoo is a novel formulation specifically designed to strengthen hair fibers and provide soft and natural texture. With 82S, hair recovers its vitality thanks to a blend of natural extracts like Saw Palmetto to reduce hair loss and Eco-certified cleansing agents, amino acids and vitamins to support hair health. 82S is excellent in combination with
prescription products, such as Formula 82M.


• Natural and eco-certified Ingredients
• Contains restructuring amino acids which stimulate hair fiber growth
• Provides natural cleansing without hair damage
• Nourishes and strengthens hair fibers
• Actively reduces DHT to fight hair loss
• Leaves hair soft, shiny and easy to comb
• Performance validated by scientific studies
• Sulfate, paraben and sodium chloride free

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ACTIVE HAIR LOSS PREVENTION

SAW PALMETTO (SERENOA REPENS): A contributing factor in Androgenetic Alopecia is the conversion of Testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) via the enzyme 5a Reductase (5AR). Serenoa Repens is a botanically-derived SAR inhibitor that has been shown in studies to have a positive effect in reducing hair loss.

 

NOURISHING AGENTS


AMINO ACIDS: Strengthen the structure of hair and serve as a precursor to hair growth functions such as cellular metabolism and the synthesis of hair proteins. Our specially formulated Amino Acid compound has been shown in studies to lead to increased tensile strength in hair.

BIOTINE A vital substance for hair health. Stimulates the proliferation of Keratinocytes, and improves hair's natural barrier function by promoting the formation of intercellular lipids and reducing transepidermal water loss.


PHYTOKERATINE: Prevents future damage and returns strength and vitality to damaged hair.


VITAMIN E: A powerful anti-oxidant that prevents and repairs cell and tissue damage. Vitamin E's effectiveness as a hair loss prevention component is well documented—it is commonly advised by physicians to reduce hair loss for people taking chemotherapy drugs such as Doxorubicin.

CLEANSING AGENT

L-GLUTAMIC AMINO ACID & COCONUT FATTY ACIDS
Eco-certified surfactant that is plant derived and biodegradable. In addition to being an excellent (gentle) cleanser, it exhibits conditioning properties that leaves hair feeling silky.

CONDITIONING AGENTS


BABASSU OIL: Eco-certified (70% lipid) vegetable oil with cleansing and foaming properties. Conditions and repairs.


PANTHENOL (PROVITAMIN 5): Readily binds to the hair shalt, assisting hair in increasing and retaining its natural moisture. Helps fortify collagen in hair, promoting elasticity and hair strength.

SEAWEED EXTRACT: A natural source of essential vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants that aid in skin cell and hair elasticity, and help keep hair and skin revitalized, moisturized and protected. Has natural cleansing and balancing properties linked to the reduction of skin oiliness and sebum production.

 

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A Proprietary Formulation of Natural and Eco-Certified Ingredients for Better Hair Health

Formula 82S is a 3-in-1 (shampoo + conditioner + anti-hair loss) product designed to strengthen hair fibers, and restore soft, natural texture to damaged hair and aid in the prevention of hair loss. It fills in a vital gap for patients undergoing hair restoration in that it contains an industry leading level of DHT-blocking Saw Palmetto, and ensures that clients are using gentle cleansers and not damaging new hair growth through the use of sulfates, parabens, and sodium chloride, found in lower quality shampoos.

Formula 82S formulation is 100% natural, and contains eco-certified cleansers, as well as the active ingredient Saw Palmetto, a natural botanically derived 5-alpha reductase inhibitor shown in studies to reduce DHT production, the leading cause of hair loss. 82S also helps new hair grow stronger and existing hair recover its vitality due to a highly-effective blend of natural extracts, amino acids and vitamins.

Formula 82S was recently updated to increase the amount of Saw Palmetto it contains and its primary surfactant and conditioning ingredients improved, leading to greater sudsing and conditioning, while retaining the core benefits of the formula. Formula 82S leaves hair feeling soft, healthy and easy to comb, without the need for a separate conditioner.

Helps Reduce DHT to Fight Hair Loss

A major contributing factor in Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) is the conversion of Testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) via the enzyme 5-α Reductase (5AR).

Formula 82S hair loss shampoo contains the active ingredient Serenoa Repens (Saw Palmetto), a natural, botanically-derived 5-alpha reductase inhibitor that has been shown in studies to help reduce DHT production and prevent hair loss.

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and Hair Loss

For many years, scientists thought that androgenetic alopecia was caused by the predominance of the male sex hormone, testosterone, which women also have in trace amounts under normal conditions. While testosterone is at the core of the balding process, DHT is thought to be the main culprit. Testosterone converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme Type II 5-alpha reductase, which is held in a hair follicle's oil glands. Scientists now believe that it's not the amount of circulating testosterone that's the problem, but the level of DHT binding to receptors in scalp follicles. DHT shrinks hair follicles, making it impossible for healthy hair to survive.

McAndrews PJ. "Women's Hair Loss / Causes of Hair Loss". American Hair Loss Association

Balanced Cleansing without Causing Hair Damage

Overview of Terms Used in Hair Products

Surfactants (cleansing agents)

Compounds that lower the surface tension between two liquids, or between a liquid and a solid (typically through sudsing). Surfactants can act as detergents, wetting agents, foaming agents and dispersants. Surfactants perform the cleaning function at the heart of most shampoos.

Absorption (combining, sometimes referred to as penetration)

Process in which one molecule dissolves into another uniformly. Once absorption takes place, it cannot easily be undone; in other words, the two molecules (or groups of molecules) cannot be easily separated.

Adsorption (adhering to). The process in which a molecule adheres to the surface of another, through weak (typically electromagnetic) forces. For example, Humectant molecules attract negatively-charged Oxygen atoms in water. This (-OH) hydrogen bonding promotes the migration and retention of water around the shaft of the hair.

Humectants (also referred to as moisturizers)

Prevent loss of moisture, and in some cases, have the ability to actively attract moisture. Highly effective humectants can adsorp (or attract and hold) up to three times their weight in water.

pH (The measure of acidity of a substance)

Most modern shampoos and conditioners are formulated to be slightly acidic, having a pH around that of the hair’s acid mantle (4.0-5.0). Hair that is close to its ideal pH of 4.5–5.0 is generally considered to be at its peak strength.

Alkaline products typically cause hair to swell, causing the cuticle to lift and remove oils from the air. This results in frizzy, dull, brittle hair that is prone to breakage and tangling. Extremely alkaline solutions cause the disulfide bonds between Keratin protein molecules to break down, and can eventually dissolve the protein completely. These types of solutions are used to perm or relax the hair, and can be extremely damaging, especially to hair that is already fragile.

Sebum (an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands)

Some level of sebum production is healthy and protects skin and hair from environmental damage and prevents dry and cracked skin (including the scalp). However the overproduction and accumulation of sebum can lead to bacteria growth and clogged pores, commonly causing dermatitis, and can negatively affect hair follicles and hair health.

82S contains specially formulated cleansers and conditioners that remove dead skin and build-up and replace vital moisture and oils—in a way that mimics skin and hair’s naturally healthiest state. First, 82S’s pH (~5.2) is very close to that of healthy hair’s mantle. Second, the surfactants in 82S are much gentler than the sulfate-based wetting agents found in the majority of shampoos worldwide. The Glutamic Amino Acid-derived & Coconut Fatty Acid-based cleansers found in 82S offer far more balanced cleansing—and remove surface sebum without affecting hair’s intercellular lipids—compared to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), and other sulfate-based cleansers prevalently used in shampoos (due to their high availability and low costs).

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