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SOME BY MI Cica Peptide Anti Hair Loss Derma Scalp Tonic Review
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Hair has always been a hot topic for me. I wanted thick, curly, red hair. Instead, I have fine, blonde, straight strands that won’t even hold a wave well. Dang it.
Just like so many people, I go through periods of growing it out, chopping it off, then immediately starting to grow it again. I’m currently in that growing out stage and trying to make sure the hair is as healthy as possible. While many products focus on the hair shaft itself, it makes sense to me to also pay attention to the scalp, since that’s where healthy growth begins.
For six weeks now I’ve been using the Some By Mi Cica Peptide Anti Hair Loss Derma Scalp Tonic (Some By Mi loves long product names). It’s available on Jolse and in their eBay shop.
This scalp product is made with peptides, cica, and biotin to help with hair loss and ensure a healthy scalp.
How to use:
Part the hair in sections and spray directly on the scalp
Massage to help with absorption
The green spray bottle contains a watery tonic that’s very easy to apply and isn’t sticky. It smells like mint and isn’t heavy or greasy. I have fine hair, so anything that goes on the scalp has to be light. The mint causes a pleasant cooling tingle - it’s not very strong and doesn’t last long. I enjoy it.
It’s important to note that Some By Mi Cica Peptide Scalp Tonic is not medication. While I am not a doctor, I urge you to see a medical professional if you experience sudden or severe hair loss. Another item of interest - the biotin in the ingredients is oh-so-popular for hair, but there’s no evidence that it helps with hair growth (unless you have an actual deficiency). It does, however, coat the hair and can help it appear thicker.
With products such as this one (or any products, I guess), realistic expectations are important. I wasn’t looking to get an impressive commercial-worthy mane, but was hoping to balance the scalp’s sebum production and maybe reduce some of the shedding. Mission accomplished.
I’m the only person in the household with red hair, so it’s pretty easy to track just who’s responsible for the shower drain clogs hehe. I’m noticing fewer strands left on the hairbrush and my hair ties.
As far as the scalp - it’s less oily for sure. I really like the minty sensation when applying the tonic, so I look forward to using it on my wash days (which is every other day or every two days). I typically spray it when the hair / scalp are clean and still damp, but you can use it on dry hair/scalp as well - as long as it gets on the skin, that’s all that matters.
I’ve tried products like Nioxin before and they irritated my skin and made it red. Some By Mi doesn’t do that. I also noticed that my roots aren’t nearly as oily anymore. And I do see that the very second ingredient is alcohol, but it hasn’t dried out my skin or caused any unwanted issues, so I’m not worried about it. There’s more to cosmetic formulation than just a list of ingredients.
For my oily scalp, the tonic has been lovely. I would happily repurchase it. I’ve had several scalp products over the years, and this one has my favorite applicator type (mist / spray) and one of the best formulas.
Have you tried this? What did you think?
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SOME BY MI Cica Peptide Anti Hair Loss Derma Scalp Tonic ingredients: Water, Alcohol Denat., Menthol, Tromethamine, Salicylic Acid, Panthenol, Biotin, Butylene Glycol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, Glycine Max (Soybean) Seed Extract, Nigella Sativa Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Copper Tripeptide-1, Hexapeptide-9, Nonapeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Milk Protein Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Madecassoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Leonurus Sibiricus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance