Is Toppik Dangerous

Is Toppik dangerous? That is a question that I've heard asked many, many times by people wanting to try this hair loss cosmetic solution product. Rumors spread quickly, and for some reason Toppik is a widespread topic that is all over the internet these days. So let's see if we can get down to the nitty gritty of all of this Toppik controversy.

First of all, let's talk about what Toppik really is. I know that this was discussed in a previous article, but there is no harm in little refresher course, right? Toppik is the branded name of this hair loss product. It is commonly mispelled as Topik and Toppic. It is a purely cosmetic hair loss solution. What this means is that this hair loss product will give you the visual appearance of having fuller hair. What this also means is that Toppik will NOT in any way cause your hair to grow back miraculously. Toppik is a topical spray-on solution, and contrary to popular belief, it is not a very original hair loss product. I have seen a few infomercials for similar products professing to do the same things as Toppik, and perhaps even more. In my opinion, all these hair loss cosmetic solutions are just spray-on wigs. How harmful could they be? This brings me to my first question topic...

Toppik Danger Factors

It is common knowledge that the abuse of, or improper use of, a helpful product can prove to be dangerous even though the intentions for creating that certain product were good. Now, Toppik is not an exception to this sort of rule and understanding. Is it dangerous? Well, let's examine the proper use of it. This cosmetic hair loss product is meant to be sprayed on to your scalp. If you do it correctly, you really should have no problem. On the other hand, if you go spraying Toppik in your mouth or on areas of your body that it is not intended for, then danger will exist.

Alright, now that we've got the common knowledge stuff out of the way, let's see about the ingredients and chemical contents that is in Toppik.

What Toppik Contains | is Made of

Here is the advertised list of major ingredients that Toppik consists of:
  • Keratin
  • Ammonium Chloride
  • Silica
  • DMDM Hydantion
  • Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
And it may also contain the following ingredients and chemicals:
  • FD&C Yellow #6
  • FD&C Red #40
  • FD&C Yellow #5
  • D&C Red #22
  • D&C Red #33
  • FD&C Blue #1
  • D&C Green #5
  • FD&C Green #3
  • D&C Green #6
  • D&C Orange #4
Another common question is that of Toppik scalp cancer and scalp irritation. Many people are afraid that the use of Toppik can cause scalp cancer. Well, we have scoured the internet looking for information on a major case involving Toppik scalp cancer. I have personally done many searches and browsed through many websites looking for any information I could find. Well, my findings were a little inconclusive. I can, however, tell you that I did not find any complaint of the sort about Toppik scalp cancer or getting some kind of disease from the use of Toppik. I am not a doctor or biochemist or anything of that sort, so I cannot tell you how using Toppik will affect you. Now that a list of contents in Toppik is provided, it is up to you to do the extensive research and make a decision as to whether or not this hair loss cosmetic solution is for you. As mentioned in the about section, we created this site only to assist you in your decision. We provide information on an as-is basis and it is solely up to you to decide. We will not be held liable for any outcomes.

So, are you comfortable with having skin contact with the above ingredients? Are you aware of any allergies that you may have? It is always best to seek the advice of a professional, and in this case, perhaps a dermatologist or scalp specialist would be best. These professionals are better equipped to give a specialized recommendation and answer to all of your scalp questions.

1 comment:

Skin Cancer Resources said...

Excellent information! I especially like the balanced approach you present here.

Toppik seems to have gotten an unfair reputation for scalp cancer. My research has come up with no evidence that Toppik can cause scalp cancer.

However, baldness exposes the skin to the sun's harmful radiation and Toppik may make it slightly harder to detect skin cancer.

This means that a person using Toppik should be particuly careful to feel the scalp for any suspicious sores that could be cancerous.

Thanks for your info on this important concern.