[quote][postedby]Originally Posted by Matthew[/postedby]
I agree with your observation. In fact I have been burned before because I see the sky as blue. I just keep hoping that a break-through is coming. Thanks for looking out for those of us that are ease to trick. If you find out anything else about Pilox good or bad please post it. I for one don’t really want to be fooled twice… Yes, they are possibly setting up for a great trick. Otherwise they have a great device. If history is a predictor of the future you are very correct in your analysis. I hope your wrong this time but my gut tells me to be cautions.[/quote]
I’ve been following developments in hairloss research for a long time now (since the late 90s) and it’s always the things that have the promise of being a cheap, quick solution that generate the most unbridled, enthusiastic excitement and hype. Emphasis on CHEAP. The developments, whether real or not (and almost always, they are completely unreal) that suggest to people that there’s some kind of quick, inexpensive solution ALWAYS result in the biggest waves of interest, with advocates attacking anyone who thinks otherwise.
And I want to emphasize that the key here for many people, whether they know it or not, is CHEAP.
Pilox looks like something that will be very cheap, like a one-time investment of maybe, $250 or $300, that has the promise of growing a lot of hair (just based on some unconfirmed, unverified pictures, of course).
Whether people know it or not, they are subliminally responding to that “cheap” element, the idea that they can get a lot of hair back by putting in very little money. This excites them and makes them die-hard fanatics.
They don’t know exactly why they’re responding like that, but I’m telling you now, it’s because of the cheap thing. Even I’m guilty of this a little, with my experiment with the very cheap ($16) and easy-to-get NasalCrom (Cromolyn Sodium).
Of course, there was actually some potentially valid science behind that, so I jumped in, but to my credit as soon as I saw the stuff wasn’t working, I stopped. I wasn’t going to wait around slathering the stuff on my scalp for 1-2 years and getting excited searching for a few tiny vellus hairs near my hairline.
But the amount of interest out there among people about my NasalCrom experiment was pretty big, and I understand the reason was because NasalCrom is cheap and easily available. People tend to latch onto that and get over-excited about it.
On the other hand when people hear about something like Dr. Nigam, which would require a $3000 airline ticket to India, housing and meals, and thousands of dollars paid to Dr. Nigam for surgery and hair culturing and follow-up visits, all of a sudden they put blinders on about the reality of it, or the validity of it. The Nigam option becomes a sc@m, and Dr. Nigam becomes a sc@mmer, whose every word, past, present, and future, is a lie.
Believe me, I’ve been observing this stuff for a long time now and I’ve seen that time and time again.