SuperZix II - A Homemade Topical That Can Compete with the Big Boys

March 06th, 2010, 2:27 pm

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By Joe the Zix Creator

Bottle of SuperZix II

Super Zix II

Super Zix II is a formula you mix up yourself. Some of the ingredients you obtain locally. The rest of the ingredients can be purchased through me on my website at the link below:

http://www.qdbd.com/hair_loss_treatment_1.htm

A Brief History Of The Zix Formulas

About 8 years ago I built a small website explaining how to make a very inexpensive topical treatment for hair loss. It was a formula that I was having good success with. As others found the site and also experienced some success the idea and popularity of the formula spread. Over the years I’ve made some improvements and changes to the treatment leading to the most current formula I call “Super Zix II“.

 

The Theory And Rationale For Super Zix II

 

COMPLIANCE IS A HUGE ISSUE!


After many years, I’ve come to the realization that any effective treatment would first depend upon a person’s compliance with a particular treatment regimen. Compliance means a person must stick with a particular routine day in and day out. Afterall, male pattern baldness is a chronic, life long condition. It can’t be cured. Therefore one has to continue to use a treatment indefinitely. Stopping it would eventually undo any benefits one may have gained. Also there are no miracle treatments for the condition. In almost all cases, for all hair loss treatments, results and benefits are less than desirable. Eventually virtually everyone begins to question whether a treatment is really worth the time and money. It is my belief for any treatment to be effective in the long run, it must first be cheap and not overly time consuming. If it does not have these two advantages, no one will continue to use a particular regimen and no one will gain any real long term benefit.

Compliance can also be increased if a topical treatment has the immediate benefit of making existing hair look cosmetically slightly thicker.  People losing their hair tend to be self conscious about how their hair looks. If a topical treatment can make one’s hair look immediately better after applying,  people will be encouraged to use it regularly. Conversely if a topical treatment makes a person’s hair condition look immediately worse, this would discourage regular use.

 

Super Zix II Ingredients And Rationale


Zinc sulfate
Pyridoxal - 5- phosphate (vitamin B-6)
Polysorbate 80
Distilled water
Ethyl Alcohol
Hair Muck - consists of distilled water, glycerin, beta sitosterol, corn oil,    polysorbate 80, BHT.


Zinc Sulfate and Pyridoxal are believed to be 5AR inhibitors. (5AR is the precursor for DHT). Zinc sulfate is also very water soluble and unlike other forms of zinc it tends to lower the PH of the solution which in and of itself I feel to be of some benefit.

Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier. It helps the oily components of the formula mix with water. Polysorbate 80 has also been suspected of having some hair regrowing abilities on it’s own. Since we need an emulsifier anyway, why not use one that may actually regrow some hair on it’s own?

Hair Muck is a concentrate I manufacture myself so that I can properly control the quality and potency of the saw palmetto and beta sitosterol.  Studies have shown that saw palmetto is an effective anti-androgen. It acts similar to Propecia aka finasteride. First it lowers levels of DHT by blocking 5 alpha-reductase. Secondly saw palmetto blocks receptor sites on cell membranes required for cells to absorb DHT. Beta sitosterol is believed to be the active compound in saw palmetto therefore adding this compound should magnify the benefits. The corn oil and glycerin are to dissolve the saw palmetto and beta sitosterol. Corn oil is also naturally rich in linolenic and oleic acid, also suspected to be of benefit for hair follicles. The corn oil also counters the drying effect of the ethyl alcohol. Glycerin helps give the hair an immediate thickened illusion when applied and allowed to dry.  BHT is an antioxidant used in foods to prevent oxidation. BHT by itself is even sometimes taken in vitamin form for it’s antioxidant properties.

Ethyl Alcohol. Serves as a penetrant or carrier causing the ingredients to reach the follicles. Ethyl alcohol is very follicle friendly and by itself may even have some hair regrowing properties. It also serves as a preservative preventing bacterial contamination. Furthermore ethyl alcohol probably reduces the natural flora found in the skin (bacteria) and thereby reduces the natural inflammation this bacteria causes.

 

The studies supporting the ingredients in Super Zix II can be found here:

 

http://www.qdbd.com/hair_formulas_30.htm

 

Super Zix II is inexpensive and very easy to make. Most people like the way it makes their hair feel and look. If one does not like the way it makes their hair look and feel it can be modified to suit your personal tastes. All you need do is e-mail me and we’ll figure out what we should change. The fact that it’s cheap, easy to apply, and gives hair an immediate improvement should increase overall compliance.

Finally I do not believe it should be used in conjunction with minoxidil. I believe the small amount of zinc residue left on the scalp will tend to ruin the minoxidil you might be applying later in the day. The only exception would be if you apply your minoxidil to a clean scalp. Then wait 2 hours later and Super Zix II.  However you would still have the same problem 12 hours later when it’s time for your second minoxidil application. Unless you are willing to shower twice per day you could only get away with one minox application if you insists on using Super Zix II.  For this reason, I usually advise people who want to continue with minoxidil, to instead just purchase the Hair muck. This you can simply add to a fresh bottle of minoxidil and apply it twice per day. Another alternative is to use the Super Zix II only once per day. Apply it two hours after your last application for the day of your minoxidil.

Super Zix II will cost you approximately $8 a month on an ongoing basis. If you use minoxidil with the Hair Muck added it will cost you about $4 a month plus the cost of the minox.

 

How Effective is Super Zix II?


This is where I part company with most other sellers of hair loss solutions. I make no claims as to the effectiveness of Super Zix II. I do not give out testimonials and I don’t post any before and after pictures. Instead I would prefer you examine the ingredients, the rationale for them, and the supporting studies posted on my site. There was a time when my own personal excitement led me to speak much more optimistically about my formula. Then I would occasionally get an e-mail from someone who used the formula for many months and did not receive any results. This kind of thing would break my heart. The last thing I ever wanted to do is spread false hope. I remember all too well how it felt when some snake oil company did the very same thing to me. That is not what I want to be about.

 

 

Prefering to remain anonymous… on the net he is known simply as the “zix creator” and was the originator of the Zix Formulas more than 8 years ago. He has a website that deals with the subject that can be found here:

http://www.qdbd.com/hair_loss_treatment_1.htm


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OverMachoGrande

OverMachoGrande

Editor

March 10th, 2010, 08:28 AM

<h2>Here is my experience with Zix….</h2>

I’ve been a Zix fan for a long time, and I can say that I think it’s probably the only thing that actually gave me POSITIVE results before my laser helmet.  I used the original Zix for about a year in 2005 or so -AFTER I quit the massive “kitchen sink” approach that I was using that didn’t work (and after going on and off propecia and minox for seven or eight years before that)- and towards the end of that year, I was seeing marked improvements.  However, I quit all treatments for I think most of 2006, maybe getting back involved at the end of the year.

I tried a few other things with disastrous results, and finally tried SuperZix II in the summer of 2007.  The positive effect was literally noticeable in only about three or so months.  Of course, it was too late to ever prevent needing another hair transplant (it had been about five years at that point of aggressive loss behind my first transplant with pretty much only that brief period of success with Zix the first time, and I needed another transplant by year TWO!  This was very aggressive temple recession!).

So, I had a moment -of course- where I smacked myself in the head and said “Why the hell didn’t I keep using this since 2005?!”  I wish I had found it the day it came out because literally I don’t think anything else up to that point worked for me.

One thing I experience with Zix -and I’ve heard it from others as well, although I know that it’s certainly not everyone that gets this- is that my shedding RADICALLY REDUCES.  It halts dead in it’s tracks.  I don’t have any clue why this is, but it’s something that I notice right off the bat.  This is such a “breath of fresh air” compared to other topicals out there that seem to induce a negative chemical shed.

So that’s my personal story, and I know that there are many others that have had the same experience.  I’m at the point with my laser helmet now where I have the luxury of maybe occasionally rotating another topical in to try, but Zix probably won’t ever be out of the mix for long! 

<h2>In the world…</h2>

I can’t disclose names here because this is information that I’m not really supposed to know, but I know for a fact that some leading hair loss researchers have been experimenting with what they feel to be a very effective treatment -and that the formula of it resembles SuperZix II very much.  Maybe they will release it as a product -however MAYBE THEY WON’T because the formula is online for free!

<h2>Conspiracy time…</h2>

What is really “odd” is that I’ve posted about my positive experience with Zix in several different forums over the years.  Those threads always seem to “go away”.  This crap was done with my laser therapy findings, too -that is until all of a sudden a bunch of negative posters started popping up that were giving wrong facts, etc.  Zix and Laser Helmets share something in common that for some reason, only threads with negative tones remain, and the hard-hitting threads with lots of science and positive results dissapear into thin air.

I realize I may sound nuts to some of you that haven’t had these experiences or seen it happen first hand, but please do yourself a favor and read my “The Truth about Hair Loss Forums and the Hair Loss Industry”, make sure you are aware of all of this, and rest assured that we’re not playing that game here.

<h2>What I would like to see…</h2>

Joe… you’ve said that you can mix a topical bayberry into the mix -which not only has been shown to eliminate 90% of DHT, it would eliminate some of the oils in the mixture, too.  If you add this, I think that this topical would be all anyone would ever need to block DHT.

So, in summary, I think that everyone that has had a similar back-story to me should consider trying this.  The best part about it is that it’s so damn cheap!  My month-to-month regimen costs are astronomically low with the paid-for laser helmet and a six months to a year supply of zix left!  That gives me money in the budget to play around with other things, too.

-O.M.G.


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TrelosEllinas

Member

March 17th, 2010, 02:05 AM

Hello,

I am interested in getting SuperZix II and Hairmuck. What do I have to do. I send an e-mail from the website but I have not gotten a reply back yet.

Regards,
TrellosEllinas

The Zix Creator

The Zix Creator

Editor

March 19th, 2010, 03:03 PM

Trelos did I get back to you regarding your questions? Joe

TrelosEllinas

Member

March 20th, 2010, 11:30 AM

HEy Zix,

No, but I made a payment through paypal for the SuperZix II kit and I received a receipt that the package has been shipped. My e-mail is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Also, what exactly is the HairMuck

Regards,

TrellosEllinas

Balderdash

Member

June 23rd, 2010, 02:55 PM

Hey Zix creator,

I recieved the Zix Kit a couple of weeks ago, thanks for the prompt delivery. I started using it a little over a week ago and have noticed my shedding has decreased almost straight away.

I’ve started taking pics and am in the process of trying to get a helmet together. I’m looking forward to posting the results.

Thanks again

-Balderdash

The Zix Creator

The Zix Creator

Editor

July 14th, 2010, 08:35 PM

I still don’t see a credible argument against the “30 month window”. Damn! I was really hoping someone could prove me wrong!

ninja4hire

Member

March 10th, 2011, 04:12 AM

A question for the zix creator:

I noticed that my hair muck has dark greenish clumps in it. Did it go bad, or is that part of the mixture?


My Regimen:
400 Diode OMG helmet 20 min x 3 per week, super zix II w caffeine and emu oil 2x day, Regenepure Dr shampoo, pre laser topical (poly 80/acv/olive oil), Scalp exfoliation w/ face scrub.
Internals: n.o. shotgun (for workouts) fish oil omega 3s, DIM

The Zix Creator

The Zix Creator

Editor

March 10th, 2011, 09:03 AM

No. It’s bits of undissolved saw palmetto extract. No worries. Just shake well.

ninja4hire

Member

April 18th, 2011, 01:34 AM

I was just looking at the Zix website and come across this essay written by the Zix creator:

http://www.qdbd.com/hair_formulas_47.htm

I think it some very solid advice for all of us dealing with hair loss or just being a man in general.  Thanks Zix creator! You should write more stuff like that.  I am sure it made a difference in some people’s lives.  I have never had a problem meeting women, but have steadily watched my seducing capabilities lessen as my hair has gone away.  This sometimes gets to my head, but reading that article helps to get my mindset to where it was before.


My Regimen:
400 Diode OMG helmet 20 min x 3 per week, super zix II w caffeine and emu oil 2x day, Regenepure Dr shampoo, pre laser topical (poly 80/acv/olive oil), Scalp exfoliation w/ face scrub.
Internals: n.o. shotgun (for workouts) fish oil omega 3s, DIM

The Zix Creator

The Zix Creator

Editor

April 18th, 2011, 02:21 AM

Thanks Ninja. Boy that was the first time in years I’ve read that thing. It’s really needs to be updated and rewritten! I still believe it is good advice though.

ninja4hire

Member

April 18th, 2011, 04:54 AM

Its excellent advice. You should write a blog on that stuff with updates.


My Regimen:
400 Diode OMG helmet 20 min x 3 per week, super zix II w caffeine and emu oil 2x day, Regenepure Dr shampoo, pre laser topical (poly 80/acv/olive oil), Scalp exfoliation w/ face scrub.
Internals: n.o. shotgun (for workouts) fish oil omega 3s, DIM

marb

Member

April 27th, 2012, 02:15 AM

Can I use this in the day and only apply Minox+hairuck in the evenings ?

The Zix Creator

The Zix Creator

Editor

April 27th, 2012, 02:39 AM

This would be fine. As long as you’re putting the minox on a clean scalp with no zix residue. It is the zinc residue which ruins the minox. It is not the minox that ruins zix. So if you are applying zix in the morning you would shower at night and then apply the minox/hairmuck.

marb

Member

April 27th, 2012, 04:15 AM

Ok, that’s great. I will order some super zix. Just hope dropping Minox to once a day will be ok grin

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