Folligen vs. Tricomin Review: Which Spray Product Is Best?

Tricomin Therapy Spray or Folligen Spray? Which one of these copper peptide products for hair loss is best? Or are they basically both the same? And what about copper side effects?

If you’re thinking about trying one of these two products, this review will help with the answers. However, bear in mind that sprays are not the only products these two companies make:


Folligen products include: spray, cream, lotion, shampoo and conditioner (all of which were reviewed on the previous page).

Tricomin products include:

  • Follicle Therapy Spray – this delivers nutrients to the scalp and adds body to the hair.

  • Revitalizing Shampoo - to revive hair health.

  • Conditioning Shampoo – to thicken up and moisturize the hair.

  • Restructuring Conditioner – to thicken up and moisturize the hair, and add shine to it.

But the main product type common to both is the spray, so that’s what this review focuses on.

Which Spray Will Help Hair the Most?

Copper is particularly useful to the body when it’s attached to amino acids. These are called copper peptides, and Tricomin incorporates these within all its products in what it calls a "Triamino Copper Complex".

Now, if you’ve read the previous page, then you’ll know that copper peptides also form the basis of Folligen products.

The three amino acids used in Tricomin Therapy Spray are L-histidine, L-lysine and L-alanine. And, whilst the combination of amino acids used in Folligen products might vary from these, the aim of both product lines is the same: to efficiently deliver copper peptides to the scalp follicles.

How Are Copper Peptides Beneficial to Hair Growth?

Here’s a list of the many ways in which copper is said to be able to help your hair:

  • As an antioxidant.

  • Angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation).

  • DHT blocker.

  • Encourage healthy hair follicle growth.

  • Encourage healthy scalp.

  • Hair color formation.

Any Side Effects?

Copper peptides can be used by both men and women and should be without side effects.

But there can still be issues:

1. Green hair

Girl with green hair

There have been some cases from Folligen spray users where blond hair has turned green. For that reason, "Folligen for Blondes" was introduced. This product is a lotion (i.e., not a spray) and uses tin peptides instead of copper peptides.

Tricomin spray is blue, so whether or not blond hair will turn green (or blue) I don’t know. But as far as I’m aware, there have been no such reports.

And, who knows, maybe blond hair turning green might even be an indication of product strength?

2. Copper toxicity

Copper toxicity could be an issue if you use these types of product long-term and more copper accumulates inside your body than you need. This, however, does assume that the copper peptide products are absorbed well. And this is an issue that has been raised - there are concerns as to whether or not they can penetrate the skin barrier adequately.

Obviously you want there to be good absorbency otherwise the product will be ineffective. But, high levels of copper can deplete zinc levels (and vice versa). So it's very important to ensure that your zinc levels remain in balance if you're going to regularly put copper into your body.

Note: white marks on three or more fingernails is often said to indicate a zinc deficiency (see photo below).

Neither website mentions the quantity of copper peptides their products have. But, in any case, it's probably absorbency that matters most - both sprays aim to deliver copper peptides to the scalp efficiently, and there have been positive reviews from customers of both products to back this up.

White marks on fingernails


At more than $11 per fluid ounce, Tricomin spray is a lot more pricey than the Folligen Spray (which is less than $5 per fluid ounce).

Should You Try Tricomin or Folligen?

Well, first of all, these are natural hair loss products, and copper does seem to be a mineral that’s involved with healthy hair growth. So I suppose it might be worth trying one of them in the hope that it will help in at least one of the many possible ways listed further up the page.

As for which (if any) product to choose, you might like to read the next page before you decide.

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Read final page? What Happened When I Tried Copper Peptides?

Read previous page? Folligen Review.

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