|Posted on Sunday, January 04, 2004 - 02:59 pm: ||
I'm sorry, if I posted this to wrong forum, but what would you think about this hairloss product:
"The patented formula with caffeine, biotin and lauric acid stimulates the blood circulation of the scalp. Clinical tests prove that hair loss is reduced by 38% after 90 days of regular use"
Can this be true or is this just another snake-oil?
Secondly, I've heard bad things about Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. What common it has with lauric acid what this product contains? Can lauric acid be even harmful to your hair?
|Posted on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 08:13 am: ||
Lauric acid is derived from coconut oil. It's not a dangerous ingredient. Sodium lauryl sulfate is not dangerous either. It's a cheap cleaning ingredient in shampoos. It sometime irritates sensitive scalps.
But to your question - "is this just another snake-oil?" I can't answer that, but if you've read through the pages of my website, I hope you've gained some sophistication about product claims.
Here's what this product claims: "In hereditary cases, it is proven that hair loss is reduced by 38% after only 90 days of regular use."
Woddy Allen could do a nice comedy sketch with this. I love the way these marketeers come up with their percentages. One hair-loss product claims a 96.5 percent chance of success in three months. Why didn't the company just go all out and claim a hundred percent chance of success. It's so easy to make claims.
"The scalp exercise has a 34.7 percent chance of success in 43 days." I may start to play this game too just to entertain the visitors to my site.
|Posted on Monday, January 05, 2004 - 09:12 am: ||
Thanks Tom! It's always good read your excellent articles and posts.