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Topic Title: Topical saw palmetto shed?
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Created On: 09/13/2005 03:07 PM
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 09/13/2005 03:07 PM
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madclown
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Anyone used Topical Saw Palmetto, either on its own or as an ingredient in a Shampoo, and experienced a major shed soon after?

Did the shed stop and eventually help with regrowth?

I ask because I have a conditioner I bought that lists the following ingredients:

Ingredients:

purified water
cetrimonium chloride
cetyl alcohol
isopropyl myristate
hydrolysed wheat protein
saw palmetto
chamomite (matricaria) extract
ginkgo biloba
green tea
panthenol (provitamin B5)
polysorbate 80
horsetail extract
nettle extract
tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E)
inositol
biotin
rooibos extract (aspalathus linearis plant)
hemp seed oil
aloe vera
capsicum (cayenne pepper)
willowherb extract
grapefruit seed extract


I remember some people saying oral Saw Palmetto caused them to shed, so I'm wondering if the same could happen with topical.
 09/13/2005 03:49 PM
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youngstah
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I shed but just I little. Then the new hairs begin to come out. I think the whole process its almost like a babys hair. It all falls outand the new ones start coming out. I even did my own saw palmetto liquid. I open I whole bunch of peels and added put it in a little bottle with water and I was applying it. It speeded everything up and no shedding.
 09/14/2005 09:56 AM
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Tommylee
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Well I have been using Herbal Glo for over a week and the past couple of days I have seen an increase in hair shedding and it contains Saw Palmetto.
 09/29/2005 12:25 AM
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madclown
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Bump...

I ask again:

Anyone using TOPICAL saw palmetto, who has experienced a shed from using it - did the shed eventually stop?? Is the shedding a good or bad sign?
 09/29/2005 09:27 PM
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youngstah
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Its a ggod sighn. Thats when the new hairs kick in.
 09/30/2005 05:41 PM
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OverMachoGrande
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Hey Madclown!

I used it for about 2 months and I shedded like an S.O.B. for almost the entire time. I used the "Ecclectic Institute" brand that came in an eyedropper bottle, and I tried the types that both contained and didn't contain alcohol. I was using this and emu oil at the time, and emu oil should have reduced some of the shedding. Being pretty experienced over the years with a variety of treatments, I've never experienced shedding like that.

I'm well aware that shedding *can* be a good sign, but it was just too much for me to remain unconcerned. I dumped it like a fat chick! I think those hairs are growing back a little now though, and I've since honed my regimen. I don't think I'm going to try it again even though I have a few bottles left.

Edited: 09/30/2005 at 06:28 PM by OverMachoGrande
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