The first search I did on the side effects answered all of my questions. I then read as much as I could. The active ingredient MINOXIDIL has been known to cause facial swelling, puffiness, dark circles under the eye, as well as bags under the eyes. There are other side effects that are not as noticeable and very much tolerable, but since facial swelling is not something that can be hid and directly affects your appearance, it is vital that you know this is a POTENTIAL side effect you may endure.
I have tried this remedy and it works, first of all in order to immediately stop hair fall you have to shave your head, I shaved my head seven times backwards (against the growth angle of hair) after every two days, and every night apply coconut oil mixed with small amount of antimony (Surma), gently massage for 20 – 30 minutes, leave for the night and wash in morning with bath soap (Like lifebuoy) do not use perfumed soaps or shampoo, try to give your scalp as much air and sunlight possible, keep applying coconut oil and antimony till you get satisfactory results, I am still applying this method and believe me I have 70% improvement!
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!
It is important to keep blood and oxygen flowing to all parts of the body. However, many people with bad circulation find that their scalp cells die, which means that hair will stop growing. Therefore, it is important to stimulate your blood circulation and maintain proper levels of iron in your body. Iron deficiency is called anemia, and without iron, you are unable to produce red blood cells. Along with iron, it is important to stimulate the surface of the skin itself, which draws blood to the area and stimulates hair growth and life in the follicle cells. Scalp massage is one of the best ways to create this beneficial blood flow. However, if your hair loss tends to come in clumps when it is rubbed (with a brush or while shampooing your hair), you might not want to massage too often, since it will only exacerbate the hair loss.
Women lose hair on an inherited (genetic) basis, too, but the female pattern tends to be more diffuse, with less likelihood of the crown and frontal hairline being lost. Although some women may notice hair thinning as early as their 20s, the pace of hair loss tends to be gradual, often taking years to become obvious to others. There seems to be a normal physiologic thinning that comes with age and occurs in many women in their early to mid-30s. More women have underlying causes of hair loss than men. These include treatable conditions like anemia and thyroid disease and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). These conditions are diagnosed by blood tests along with a historical and physical evidence. Although a few studies have suggested that baldness may be inherited through the mother’s family genes, these theories require further testing. Current studies are inconclusive. Although not indicated for female pattern balding, spironolactone (Aldactone) has had some success in treating this condition.
There are many options and alternative cosmetic treatments for hair loss. Some of these are listed here and include hair-fiber powders, hairpieces, synthetic wigs, human hair wigs, hair extensions, hair weaves, laser, and surgery.
For me, I have chosen not to use this any longer even though I was starting to see regrowth. Since I stopped using this my face has slowly started to shed the puffiness features and the large dark bags/circles have started to diminish but it is slow to regain my “old face.”
The shampoo and conditioner work well together and can help improve the condition and thickness of any hair types, even for people with dry and itchy scalps. Ideal for both women and men of all hair types, this set can be used daily.
Make sure you get enough protein by eating lean meat (such as chicken or turkey), low-fat dairy products, and protein-rich vegetables (such as beans). Hair is made of a protein molecule called keratin and thus, proper dietary protein is needed to nourish hair.
Female-pattern hair loss, which usually has a strong genetic component that can be inherited from either the mother or father. Also referred to as androgenetic alopecia, this type of hair loss can start as early as the late teens — and the earlier it starts, the more severe the hair loss tends to be.
Hello, that is a great question. It is not recommended to use during Chemo, but it is safe to use after Chemo. We do however recommend consulting your physician prior to using. After you consult with your physician, I would recommend going to the website and using our consultation tool to find the recommended system.