Q: What is the best treatment for hair shedding?
A: The only product proven to control hair shedding is called INTACT.
What is INTACT for hair shedding and how does INTACT work?
INTACT contains organically-derived synephrine from Bitter Orange, a citrus plant. Synephrine is a potent activator of the Arrector Pili muscles of the hair follicle. Published peer-reviewed scientific studies show that activation of the Arrector Pili, also known as the ‘goosebump’ or ‘goose-pimple’ muscles significantly increases the amount of force required to remove a hair from the follicle.(1) INTACT can be applied topically to the scalp prior to any activity that might result in tension or manipulation (styling, shampooing, chemical processing, extensions, weaves, wigs, hair system servicing, etc.) for a protective effect against hair fall and reduced symptoms of shedding proven to last for hours.
Hair loss due to synchronized hair shedding or “Telogen Effluvium” can be sudden (acute) or it can occur repeatedly or consistently over time (chronic) and may or may not be accompanied by a decrease in hair volume. Some daily shedding, about 100 strands per day, is considered normal. Shedding may occur within the first few weeks of starting a powerful hair regrowth treatment like minoxidil, laser therapy, PRP, or PDOgro or after a fever-related illness (e.g., COVID-19), restrictive diet, or severe or prolonged psychological or physiological stress.
During our 1/2-head Bauman Medical “INTACT Hair Shedding Challenge,” we noticed a dramatic decrease in the shedding during styling from the INTACT-treated side of the scalp with routine brushing. INTACT treatment, now available at Bauman Medical, is a viable treatment that can dramatically reduce the symptoms of hair shedding.
Please Note: INTACT does not address the underlying cause(s) of hair shedding, just the symptom. Therefore, evaluation and routine follow-up with Dr. Bauman including standardized HairCheck measurements and adjunctive hair growth treatments to address underlying hair loss conditions are strongly recommended.
Where to Buy INTACT?
*Each individual's treatment and/or results may vary
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[1 McCoy J, Goren A, Kovacevic M, et al. Styling without shedding: Novel topical formula reduces hair shedding by contracting the arrector pili muscle. Dermatol Ther. 2018;31(1):10.1111/dth.12575. doi:10.1111/dth.12575]