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 Posted 8/3/2013 8:30:10 AM
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Some of you may already know this, but if not, here's the president of Viaguard's phone number.  It was at the bottom of their press release.  Not sure if he's open to speaking directly to customers or not:

Inquiries:
Harvey Tenenbaum, President
Viaguard/Accu-Metrics
416-691-4167 x. 6
www.accu-metrics.com

Hmmm...might help if you posed as a member of the media. 
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 Posted 8/3/2013 9:00:27 AM
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There's a customer on Amazon's Depo-Melanin product page who is reporting his progress.  He seems very legit if you want to follow his progress.  His name is Jim.

If you're also on this forum, Jim, let us know.
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 Posted 8/3/2013 1:39:07 PM
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I agree with Wisdom1st about the theory behind catalase. I feel this approach will work with most people. I know it works for me. My homemade formula works and the Depo works better. I don't think that they have all the answers and will come up with better products in the future. At this point Depo is the best thing going for gray hair. However, it is probably not the miracle product everyone would like to see

It takes a while to start and how I was fortunate to find the early results: 

I'm guessing that I saw my first results in about six to eight weeks with my homemade formula. I usually follow a rule of thumb that if something isn't working in three months it probably isn't going to work. I had put a lot of time into this and was pretty excited. I knew the science was there and hopefully I could prove it. 

I started scrutinizing my side burns and my temples like watching a pot of water boil. After some weeks I just put the stuff on and halfheartedly looked. One day I was getting ready to shave and noticed what I thought were a couple of specks of dirt on my left cheek. I hate to shave and shave every two or three days. My beard at that point had no hair with color. I tried to brush it off but soon discovered my first results. Bingo!  

Most people will give up too soon or possibly looking in the wrong area:

As it turns out, If I would have keep looking at my temples and side burns I would have missed the slow gradual start. My sideburns started graying some thirty years ago and creeping  up to the temples wasn't far behind. Although it took a while to eventually turn white the process had be going on for decades. I have since discovered another rule of thumb. The longer a hair has been white the longer it takes to reverse. My sideburns and slightly above have the least color to date. The upper temple area is harder to see and has a mix of color so any small change there would have been extremely hard to determine.

I was lucky that it happened in an area with no other color and an easy area to examine in the mirror. I more than likely had hair changing in other areas but didn't realize it at the time because it is so gradual that it gets lost in the mix. I've since determined that the beard at the cheek area is one of the best areas to be looking if it is kept very short or shaved every few days. The reasons are ease of examination (angle and light in a bathroom mirror), thicker hair than on the head, less dense hair and short hair. 

I learned a lot about how the hair gradually changes from this area. I eventually learned that if you can get the light right and get sort of a sideways view you can see some of the earliest changes, an extremely sight color variation from a hair that is still white even though the hair may look white from a straight on view. Another rule of thumb learned, no matter how small the change that hair is in line to eventually darken.

This takes us into what to look for and the bell curve:

Don't be looking for anything dramatic (like me freaking out over my kids hair LOL) those first couple of hair on my cheek weren't even close to their final color. They just stood out because I have no other color on my cheek. I also learned that a darkening hair when it first starts will also give an illusion of appearing slightly smaller in diameter too. The process is a very gradual darkening of the follicle over time. It's really hard to see in the beginning because it's so gradual and there are so few actually changing. I've discovered another rule of thumb in that the longer you work at it, the darker each hair, that is changing, becomes, and that increasingly more and more hair will start the changing process, like a bell curve. It's going to start slow, build to the peak than taper off as you slowly gain your hair color back. I'm still on the building to the peak side of the curve.

Some more tips:

1. The eyebrows are harder to see individual results for me but were an area that had some good results overall and may be a good spot for some.

2. If you have been white haired for a long time it may take an extremely long time to start the process let alone reverse. Although I'm starting to see a large number of hair that are just a the very beginning stages of turning in my sideburns and have had some change here and there in the side burn area, it's been a long time coming in that area

3. The chin area is harder to see individual results because of angle, light glare and denser hair coverage

4. A hair in the beard area seems to complete the coloring process faster than a hair on the head once the process starts.

5. Any hair on the head, not counting the sideburns, if the side burns are cut short, seems to get lost in the mix and is hard too see results. It's hard to see the tree for the thick forest.

6. Overall results are the same to determine anywhere but will take much longer to get appreciable results to see.

7 Another rule of thumb- five steps forward and about six inches back....is that you can take a short break after a while and pick up pretty much where you left off. I've always been surprised at how a break once in a while didn't really set me back. Just the results I might have gotten in that time period.

All the above are some things I gleaned using a homemade catalase product for a couple of years.

Wisdom1st has a good Idea to use the Depo product for six month and then decide. You should see some results in that time frame. Someone that has been white haired for a long time will probably need a longer.
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 Posted 8/4/2013 10:41:39 AM
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@ Lot Light, we would be here forever if we were to list all the products than don't work.

I think it is safe to say that the new kid on the block, 'Depo Melanin,' is the way forward and by far the best product to come out, which holds the most hope for us all!

I am waiting to receive mine and then will be taking part in the experiment with the others.
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Important info about PC-KUS ang gray hair:

http://vithappens.com/pc-kus-and-gray-hair/
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I'm on day 11 of my Depo-melanin experiment. 

This is what I know:  no white hairs with dark roots
This is what I think:  my beard is darker. I think I may have a few more darker hairs that have grown in but I'm not confident of this. 

I plan to continue the experiment. I apply to my facial hair which I'm keeping trimmed very short and my temples (also short hair). 

I continue to document with photos and if this works for me, I don't care if no one believes it. 

By the way, I'm 53. 

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There's a customer on Amazon's Depo-Melanin product page who is reporting his progress.  He seems very legit if you want to follow his progress.  His name is Jim.

If you're also on this forum, Jim, let us know.


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Re:  depo-melanin

This is probably irrelevant but I'm Caucasian with dark hair. I tan very easily and darkly. Maybe this means I have melanocytes that are easily stimulated to produce pigment when exposed to the sun?  Might this be a factor in my favor?

Now that is a true example of wishful thinking. 

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Jcoireangus,

Thanks for posting here.  I'm interested in seeing how it goes for you.   

Good luck!
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I've been applying depo-melanin now for about twenty days to my facial hair and temples. My hair is cut very short so it's easy to massage the serum into my skin. 

So far, there are no hairs that show colored hair at the roots. I can not definitively say I see any changes at all, although my beard does seem darker to me. 

I plan to continue this experiment for two months. 

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