Hair Loss: Copper Peptides and Hair Growth

There are more published studies on beneficial actions of Copper-Peptides than any other non-drug, skin care product. Studies at over 40 leading Universities and Medical Research Institutes by leading dermatologists and scientists have established the effectiveness of the Copper-Peptide tissue regeneration methods invented by Loren Pickart., PhD. Dr. Pickart discovered that copper ion complexed with certain peptides has both skin repair and hair growth enhancement effects.



One of his experiments involved using the skin of a mouse (pictured below) which was shaved, then treated in three spots with Copper Peptides.

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Through his experimentation, he concluded the result is a much more rapid hair growth (the three circular patches of hair) in the three spots treated with Copper Peptides. While human hair growth will not respond nearly as dramatically as in mice, skin health and hair follicle function are closely interrelated. New skin appears to arise from the hair follicle.


Additional Information Copper-Peptide Complexes


Copper-Peptide Complexes

As a person ages, our hair follicles get smaller, producing thinner hair shafts. The blood circulation system that supplies nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicle send fewer blood vessels to the hair follicle, thus inhibiting the vital flow of nutrients to the hair follicle. Copper-peptide complexes improve skin health and a more healthy skin increases the blood vessel network to the hair follicles resulting in larger follicles that grow hair faster with thicker hair shafts.


When we are young, we have a layer of fat under the skin (part of "baby fat") which is greatly reduced as we age. Hair researchers have noted the accumulation of this fat around healthy follicles that are vigorously growing hair, and its relative lack in around dormant follicles, and have postulated that these cells serve a supportive function for the hair follicle.



In animal studies, copper peptides have reduced or stopped the hair loss associated with chemotherapy for cancer. It must be emphasized that effects in in humans on hair follicle health are not as dramatic.

For scientific studies on copper peptides and hair growth, click here.

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Calming Actions of Copper Peptides on an Irritated Scalp

Folligen often calms irritated scalp tissue that has been irritated with other hair growth stimulator such as minoxidil or retinoic acid. When using Folligen for scalp calming, start with very light applications of Folligen.

On a very irritated scalp, even Folligen can cause a brief stinging, but as your scalp repairs itself, it will become more protective and less sensitive to irritation by minoxidil, retinoic acid, or other items.


Important facts we've learned:

Copper Peptides often help improve the health and appearance of the scalp and hair.

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  • If your scalp is irritated, then to calm your scalp and help hair growth, the best would be to use the Emu Oil on your scalp in the morning and a copper peptide product at night. Start with a very light amount of each. You do not need to wash it out in the morning. Copper Peptides (CPs) supply nutritional copper to the skin and hair so they can fulfill their biological functions.
  • If there is no irritation, then use copper peptides on your scalp. Let it dry a little, then apply a light amount of Emu Oil-S for Hair.

  • If you have very blonde hair, then use tin peptide products that have no green-blue color.

  • Some copper peptide products are combined with a variety of DHT blockers and work better for some clients.

  • Also take daily supplements of MSM - 2 to 4 grams - and 1 gram each of flaxseed oil and borage oil

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More Information & Suggestions

  • To increase your hair's natural pigmentation, take an additional 2 mgs of copper daily. Hair pigments are made from the amino acid tyrosine by a copper-dependent enzyme call tyrosinase and copper is often in short supply in the human body.

  • Always use a minimum of shampoo and conditioner.

  • Keep heat off your head - blow dryers can boil follicles. Hot oil treatment should be avoided since they can damage the hair follicles.
  • Severe stress can cause hair loss. Blood cortisol levels are raised and this inhibits skin repair. Often temporarily taking a daily supplement of 75 to 100 mgs of DHEA for a few months will block the damaging actions of cortisol.
  • Sometimes new hair growth can push out older hair shafts and there may be a brief period of hair shedding as the new hair shafts push out the old dormant hair shafts. Old, non-growing hair is held in the hair follicle for about four months before falling out.