REGAINE® Extra Strength Topical Solution is clinically proven to regrow hair in men with hereditary hair loss and help reverse its progression. It contains minoxidil, and, like REGAINE® Foam, it works to enlarge shrunken follicles (increasing their size).
Regrowth treatment is a growth stimulator but can only stimulate growth in areas where previously hair grew and while it is FDA approved to halt hair loss and or regrow hair in those with genetically driven hair loss it can improve the density of existing hair but cannot grow hair in areas where there never has been hair
Try onion juice. Although more scientific studies are needed, onion juice may promote hair growth in patients who suffer from alopecia areata. According to a small study of 23 participants, applying crude onion juice to the scalp twice a day promoted hair regrowth within six weeks in 20 participants.
In the evening you can apply to dry hair. Some people do experience slight oiliness, if that is a concern you can try using only at night. We recommend 2% to women because this is s growth stimulator and with 5% being twice as strong some women experience increased facial hair.
“There’s this guy, a regular caller on my radio show, who had his head disfigured by a terrible hair transplant,” says Spencer Kobren, founder and president of the American Hair Loss Association and author of The Bald Truth: The First Complete Guide to Preventing and Treating Hair Loss. “He purposely became a New York City cop so he could wear a hat.” And he refused promotions so he could remain a beat cop and keep wearing the hat.
PRESCRIPTION REMEDIES: If you don’t respond to minoxidil, your doctor might prescribe antiandrogen medications, which may slow hair loss and even stimulate growth in some women. “They inhibit male hormones that can exacerbate hair loss,” explains Dr. Mirmirani. In select cases, she may prescribe finasteride, a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, which blocks an enzyme that regulates the production of androgens. Because the medication causes birth defects, it is FDA approved only for men. “In premenopausal women who are no longer childbearing, finasteride can be used off label,” Dr. Mirmirani notes.
Onion Juice for hair loss and dandruff is the oldest remedy that not only strengthens your hair root, it is also good hair conditioner. It also promotes hair growth. 2 tablespoon onion tablespoon aloe vera juice or aloe vera tablespoon olive oil
But regardless of how it develops, androgenic alopecia affects both women and men. Thinning hair and shedding hair strands can result in reduced self-esteem, depression and anxiety that may require proper treatment with prescribed medicines, but these problems can be solved by restoring the health and beauty of a scalp full of hair.
Avodart is essentially a much stronger Propecia. It reduces significantly more serum DHT, but it has a higher occurrence side effects. Dutasteride inhibits both Type 1 and Type 2 5-α reductase, while finasteride inhibits only Type 2.
Hair typically grows about 6 inches per year. A person loses about 50 to 100 strands per day. Washing your hair can cause you to lose up to 250 strands at once, but not washing it doesn’t necessarily help stop hair loss.
Stinging nettle stimulates growth of new hair while at the same time inhibiting the production of DHT – the hormone primarily responsible for male- and female-pattern baldness. Nettle is also frequently used to remedy hair-loss in people with alopecia areata. Check out this recipe for making your own hair tonic using dried nettle leaves.
A common condition, alopecia areata usually starts as a single quarter-sized circle of perfectly smooth bald skin. These patches usually regrow in three to six months without treatment. Sometimes, white hair temporarily regrows and then becomes dark. The most extensive form is called alopecia totalis, in which the entire scalp goes bald. It’s important to emphasize that patients who have localized hair loss generally don’t go on to lose hair all over the scalp. Alopecia areata can affect hair on other parts of the body, too (for example, the beard or eyebrows).
While there are no overtly harmful ingredients in over-the-counter minoxidil, liquid solutions contain propylene glycol, which may cause itching, redness, and irritation. “I would say a third of patients get irritated from the minoxidil, and that’s because of the propylene glycol,” Dr. Khadavi explains.
Finasteride (Propecia). This prescription drug is available only to men. It’s taken daily in pill form. Many men taking finasteride experience a slowing of hair loss, and some may show some new hair growth. You need to keep taking it to retain benefits.
Possibly. But since they (both) don’t provide miracle results, I wouldn’t recommend it. Why risk losing regrown hair? If you get tired of applying minoxidil twice a day, do it just once per day. It still works.
My results are better than I had hoped for! I am a 53 year old woman and 4 years post menopause. I was experiencing slight thinning over that time. However, over the past few months the hair loss significantly picked up. I had a total bald spot about the size of three quarters north of my temples. I have no family history of hair loss. I had my thyroid checked, and it was fine. My primary care physician suggested I see my gyn for hormone level evaluations. I did not want to go down that path. Fortunately, I saw a coupon for Women’s Rogaine. I was not aware the product existed. I have been using it for six weeks and the bald spots have filled in very densely. I get up every morning and feel so relieved to see more hair growth. Thank you Rogaine! I feel so fortunate!