Tricomin is a copper-peptide spray that delivers a specific
molecule to the hair follicle stimulating its growth. Copper
ion complexed with certain peptides (proteins) are known to
have both skin repair and hair growth enhancement effects.
Tricomin is a blue liquid spray that contains a patented copper-peptide
molecule (Alanine/Histidine/Lysine Polypeptide Copper HCl), a
molecule that has been formed by bonding copper ions to protein
by ProCyte Corporation, a publicly-held healthcare company specializing
in copper peptide technology, Tricomin had its origins in a wound
healing product. Researchers noticed that animals being treated
with a copper peptide wound healing product were having their
hair growth stimulated. This discovery led to the company to develop
the Tricomin product as a specific hair growth product.
Studies have demonstrated the positive effects of Tricomin's Triamino
Copper Nutritional Complex on hair follicles. During the anagen
(growth) phase, the base of the hair follicle (dermal papilla)
is richly endowed with substances such as collagen and various
proteins. These substances
are virtually absent during the resting phase. Copper has been
shown to stimulate the cells responsible for production of these
substances. Tricomin works by targeting the delivery of copper
to the base of the follicle.
to the hair growth stimulating effect there is also evidence
that Copper is linked to these important biological processes
critical to the health of your skin and hair:
of damaging free radicals
of collagen and elastin
of 5-alpha reductase (the enzyme that reduces testosterone
to DHT its active metabolite reponsible for androgenetic alopecia)
was originally intended to be approved as a hair growth product
by the FDA. The company did successfully complete the FDA Phase
II trial, but due to financial constraints decided to not continue
to Phase III which would have cost several hundred million dollars.
The company instead decided make the product available as a
cosmetic product thereby eliminating the need for further FDA
trials, but this means they are unable to make any claims that
the product regrows hair. However we do know that from the Phase
II results that the subjects in the trial did grow a
similar amount of hair
to those who were tested in the 2% Rogaine trials.
unretouched photos show before and after shots of subjects
in the Tricomin clinical trials
is a very well tolerated product with no known side effects.
It is non-irritating and can safely be used by men, women and
children. Since copper is a nutrient required by the body, Tricomin
does not contain any drugs that could cause harmful side-effects.
It is well suited for any type of hair loss
works well on its own for treating fine or thinning hair, but
in people who suffer from Androgenic Alopecia, Tricomin works
best to compliment other therapies like Propecia or Rogaine.
Think of Tricomin as nutrition for the follicle and that is
what it does best, it also helps soothe an irritated scalp.
Tricomin is also an alterative treatment for people who dont
want to use a drug treatment like Rogaine.
How to use it
The company recommends using it at least twice a day. If you
are using Rogaine or another topical its best to wait a few
hours between applications since mixing the Tricomin with other
products can cause the scalp to turn a greenish color, this
is not permanent and washes out. Tricomin is simply sprayed
onto the scalp in the thinning areas twice a day.
are also shampoo and conditioning products available to complement
the spray. These products do contain a small amount of the copper
peptide but not in significant amounts and they are not recommend
as a replacement to the spray but as an addition. For added
value the spray and shampoos are available together, the Tricopack
1 consists of the Tricomin Spray, shampoo and conditioner and
retails for about $76, the Tricopack 2 consists of the Tricomin
Spray and a shampoo/conditioner in one and retails for around
with all hair loss products Tricomin needs to be used regularly
to maintain the results, but it is a good option for people
who dont want a drug-based product but do want a product that
has some science behind it. It is also ideal for people who
have had results but want to add another product to their existing