My Zix Experience - How B6 And Zinc Have Saved My Hair

worm

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Worm, I read some of your thread here. Thank you for this. I thought - why not give it a try. I have a couple of questions, if you would be so kind to answer or anyone with the knowledge?

1) in my country, there is no "zinc sulfate heptahydrate" available in capsules, only in liquid form with vitamin C and purified water (not distilled), then there are only chemical vendors that sell pure zinc sulfate heptahydrate. As I have no knowledge in chemicals, I tried to google this stuff and it is used in various industries, but no mention as food supplement. It sells for like $15 per pound (0.5kg) in big satchet. I am reluctant to buy it - can it be harmful to use this stuff without any further processing - to dump it right into concoction? Is it viable alternative to use the liquid food supplement (with added vitamin C and water, which I assume is far from ideal)?

2) I use minoxidil 5% foam twice a day. How do you fit Zix topical into your regimen? I am not sure if applying soon before or after Minoxidil can be harmful or otherwise negative? I mean, can minoxidil cause bigger absorption and cause some side effects or vice versa?

Thank you for your answer in advance and good luck in your further battle of hairloss.
Hi in a rush - but that bulk material sounds pretty good, as long as you can figure out how to properly measure it.

2 - I use minoxidil 1x per day. I think the half life is like 20 hours, so reducing your applications by half may be fine.
 

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I see, so it's purely your personal experience why you recommend hepta.

Btw, do you have any sking aging because of minoxidil? I'm reading so many anecdotes on the internet talking about how their skin got worse due to minoxidil.
I had it,
Was using minoxidil 5% for allmost 3 and a half years
It maid my face look bloated, older, with dark circles around the eyes
 

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Hi in a rush - but that bulk material sounds pretty good, as long as you can figure out how to properly measure it.

2 - I use minoxidil 1x per day. I think the half life is like 20 hours, so reducing your applications by half may be fine.
Hi, thank you for your reply, appreciate it. I found another vendor, selling 100g (0,2 lb)

Can you guys please take a look and let me know if it would be safe to use it? I translated from the website:
Content: ZnSO4.7H2O, 99.2%
other parameters
Zinek (Zn) 65.39 %
produced according to SVP/ GMP

How much of it should I mix into concoction? 0.1g? As you mention 2x220mg - containing 2x50mg zinc? That would be for 1 month supply?

Thank you guys!
 

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For forumula, is Isopropyl an effective substitute if can't get hands on ethyl?

Have seen some folks forgo alcohol altogether. Just wondering how strict the ethyl requirement is
 

mannyFJ

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it would take ages to go through this epic thread but has anyone posted pics this actually works...efficacy?

i tried zix and wasn't expecting it to combat hair loss to a degree like other proven hair loss protocols but to use it to calm my scalp as i had scalp irritation from things i've used and it helped...which zinc is proven to do...if there were added bonuses then great but i didn't see that...no less shedding, no regrowth but calming the scalp yes...and scalp irritation can lead to hair loss.
 

worm

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it would take ages to go through this epic thread but has anyone posted pics this actually works...efficacy?

i tried zix and wasn't expecting it to combat hair loss to a degree like other proven hair loss protocols but to use it to calm my scalp as i had scalp irritation from things i've used and it helped...which zinc is proven to do...if there were added bonuses then great but i didn't see that...no less shedding, no regrowth but calming the scalp yes...and scalp irritation can lead to hair loss.

That's what I first noticed, which in itself was a godsend. The shedding subsided quickly after that. Did you use the same brands as suggested? What's you zinc concentration, 2-3 pills?

One thing I noticed is my results are enhanced if I also supplement zinc internally - maybe 25 mgs of zinc picolinate daily (I use now brand).
 

HairForceOne

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Could someone please provide a link to a store where I could buy zinc sulfate? Looks like it is quite hard to find any products available here in Europe.
 

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Thanks, I placed an order.

For those who have been on Zix for a longer time (or anyone else familiar with this subject): would you opt for hair transplant using only Zix? I mean usually you need to stabilize hair loss first before proceeding with hair transplant and that basically means using finasteride or dutasteride. Would Zix be enough in your opinion?
 

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Thanks, I placed an order.

For those who have been on Zix for a longer time (or anyone else familiar with this subject): would you opt for hair transplant using only Zix? I mean usually you need to stabilize hair loss first before proceeding with hair transplant and that basically means using finasteride or dutasteride. Would Zix be enough in your opinion?
There are a lot of other options other than finasteride / Min / dutasteride that you can stack with Zix. Ask me if you want full list, but some would be:
- a medicated hair tonic
- growth serum
- supplements; black currant extract, vit d, fish oil, MSM, methionine, etc
- dermarolling
- more minor stuff

If you are at the point of getting a hair transplant though that probably means you need finasteride, whether you titrate the dose down is up to you. Seems underrated to me to do that considering the dosage curve.
 

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That's what I first noticed, which in itself was a godsend. The shedding subsided quickly after that. Did you use the same brands as suggested? What's you zinc concentration, 2-3 pills?

One thing I noticed is my results are enhanced if I also supplement zinc internally - maybe 25 mgs of zinc picolinate daily (I use now brand).
Original zix formulation w/ distilled water what i tried and i since ditched it. I would be concern about copper depletion if you are absorbing zinc topically and taking it internally as well.
 

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