A separate study, published in Skin Therapy Letter in 2014, found that women also benefit from using the more potent 5 percent minoxidil treatment. “Patient-reported improvement in hair volume and coverage appears to be greater with 5 percent minoxidil foam,” reads the report. Plus, because the 5 percent treatment is stronger, women only have to apply it once a day to get the same results as they would with the 2 percent treatment applied twice daily.
Minoxidil (Rogaine): This topical medication is available over the counter, and no prescription is required. It can be used in men and women. It works best on the crown, less on the frontal region. Minoxidil is available as a 2% solution, 4% solution, an extra-strength 5% solution, and a new foam or mousse preparation. Rogaine may grow a little hair, but it’s better at holding onto what’s still there. There are few side effects with Rogaine. The main problem with this treatment is the need to keep applying it once or twice daily, and most men get tired of it after a while. In addition, minoxidil tends to work less well on the front of the head, which is where baldness bothers most men. Inadvertent application to the face or neck skin can cause unwanted hair growth in those areas.
Horsetail stimulates blood vessels in the scalp, promoting growth of new hair. Horsetail also acts as an anti-allergen and anti-viral. Furthermore, the abundance of silica naturally present in horsetail helps to repair damage, strengthens new and existing growth, and imparts a healthy shine to hair. To make prepare this remedy, steep one part dried horsetail in two parts water for at least one hour.
No matter what hair type you have, organic and natural products works for everybody. Lets start with African-American hair; this hair type is often flat and twisted. African-American hair has the lowest water absorption level and the lowest tensile strength. This means that African-American hair needs more moisture than any other hair type, and putting tension on the hair will surely cause hair breakage, which will lead to hair loss. Next is Asian hair; this hair type is almost circular. Asian hair may absorb an average amount of water but has the strongest tensile strength. Caucasian hair, on the other hand, absorbs the most amount of water but isn’t as strong. Finally, we have the mixed race hair, which may be any combination of the hair types.
Domen, enjoy your work. Can you expand on your suggestion regarding not having a transplant and wait for new coming treatments? Is there something on the horizon that you’ve touched on before that I missed seeing?? Is DHI the new gold standard for transplants? To your knowledge, Is this method being used in the states yet? Thanks Sir!
What minoxidil does is it stimulates your hair follicles to grow anywhere you apply it on your body. It works by widening blood vessels, allowing more oxygen, nutrients, and blood to the follicle. However, it does nothing to prevent the DHT from shrinking your hair follicles.
Rare side effects of finasteride include diminished sex drive and sexual function and an increased risk of prostate cancer. Women who are or may be pregnant need to avoid touching crushed or broken tablets.
Phthalate-free: A product that either carries an unqualified on-pack statement indicating that the product is free from phthalates, or carries an unqualified on-pack statement ‘no phthalates,’ or a product which is never formulated with phthalates, as confirmed by the manufacturer.
Finally, there’s surgery. What we used to call “hair plugs” are now described as “hair transplantation.” Gone are the days when the surgery resulted in clumps of what looked like doll hair sticking out of the front of your head. Now hairs are moved individually from the back of your head to the areas that need them.
Male pattern baldness pertains to inherited sensitivity to DHT, resulting to thin hair, receding hairline and eventually deserted scalp. This condition significantly affects approximately 67% of men as per the recent research from Finland.
Indeed, finasteride (also known as Propecia) works by lowering the body’s levels of the hormone DHT, which binds to receptors in hair follicles at the top of the scalp, causing them to gradually shrink and lose the ability to grow thick hair.
Apply one ml. with dropper 2 times a day directly onto the scalp in the hair loss area. Using more or more often will not improve results. Continued use is necessary to increase and keep your hair re-growth, or hair loss will begin again. Must wash hands after use.
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It’s common to experience thinning hair after having a baby because of changing hormone levels. Hair growth should go back to normal about three to six months after giving birth. Look for fenugreek powder in the spice section of a grocery store. Check Indian markets if your grocery store doesn’t carry it.