Do not use if : You have no family history of hair loss. Your hair loss is sudden and/or patchy. Your hair loss is associated with childbirth. You do not know the reason for your hair loss. You are under 18 years of age. Do not use on babies and children. Your scalp is red, inflamed, infected, irritated, or painful. You use other medicines on the scalp. May be harmful if used when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stop use and ask a doctor if these occur : chest pain, rapid heartbeat, faintness, or dizziness occurs sudden, unexplained weight gain occurs, your hands or feet swell, scalp irritation or redness occurs, unwanted facial hair growth occurs.
Finasteride is the generic name for the brand name drugs Proscar and Propecia. Finasteride was originally developed by the pharmaceutical company Merck as a drug (Proscar) to treat enlarged prostate glands.
Update: I think if you’re looking to save money, this is obviously a hard decision, but thinking about how much you will spend on other treatments makes using this a great option. I noticed that the price has been raised substantially on this product since it launched, i believe because they had a lower price to get people using it and now that they do, they can raise it!!! But like I said, the results are great, and speak for themselves. I’m tempted to try the shampoo I recommended alone, to see if that’s the actual reason why I’m seeing results, it would save me a lot of money! but I figure I’ll just use both, dont’ mess with a good thing, right?
I find it misleading that you characterise finasteride as ‘safe’. Even the original studies by Merck decided on an incidense of side-effects of about 3% comapred to placebo. those seemed to be reversible by stopping treatment, but still. people should decide for themselves how much risks they’re willing to take to cure they’re hair-loss.
I know this might sound really dumb, and I haven’t really read everything through but do you do/take all of these things at the same time? or in the same day? if you could, please let me know, Thanks.
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.
I have a rather unique story and thought I would share it. First, I chose Equate for the simple reason I am paying substantially less than I would had I purchased a brand name with the same ingredient, Minixodil, and strength. With that said, I purchased Equate and started using it immediately after bilateral hernia surgery. I was under anesthesia and read a few reports that anesthesia, may cause temporary thinning of hair. My hair is thin and if I were to lose some hair, even if it was temporary, I am sure it would make me uncomfortable. So, I figured, why not use Minixodil for what I believed would strengthen and prevent hairs that may be vulnerable to falling out, not fall out. And being I never used it, maybe add some thickness to my hair. Here is where I got VERY lucky. Minixodil, works its magic on the Crown (Vertex) of the head or scalp. (I have heard from people who used it claim they saw thickness towards the top) For me, I not only saw thickness in the Crown area, but also top and front and I figured out why this happened. Some time ago, I had hair transplants. My doctor moved hair from the crown (the donor sites) to the front and top. (he did an unbelievable job by the way). There is not doubt, some of the transplants did not hold, and it is to be expected, but won’t be noticed once the regrowth starts taking place. It is also important to note, it is not so much that Minixodil works its magic on the crown area of the scalp, but rather, it is the hair follicles that are located in the crown area of the scalp are genetically coded to NOT fall out. (unlike the follicles on top and front of scalp). So, the transplants that were moved to the front of my head, and the ones that didn’t take hold, it is my belief that Minixodil stimulated those dormant follicles to grow hair. Hence, I had growth on the top and front, as well as the crown area of my scalp. In addition, I was ready to get another round of hair transplants and would have, but due to an unforeseen, and serious event, that plan came to a screeching halt. However, with this other unexpected event, that is, the unexpected hair growth, my hair looks pretty awesome. All I expected was to keep my hair from thinning a bit, “if” in fact, the anesthesia might cause that to happen. Talk about luck. Anyway, for the price, do try it. Also, it was early in my third month that I started to notice the regrowth. In addition, I have heard that people who have recently started losing hair in the front, even a year past, Minixodil may stimulate the growth of those areas. Best of luck, Guys and Girls, and remember, if you start to freak out over hair loss, DON’T. I am not here to sell or promote Hair Transplantation, but….. they work.
Genetics is rarely a factor in female hair loss. Usually female pattern baldness is caused by hormonal imbalance. These could be brought on by stress or by normal events like pregnancy, or menopause or even side effects of medications, such as birth control. One cannot rule out possible hair damage caused by harsh shampoos, perms or hair coloring products. But the MOST common cause of hair loss in women is hypothyroidism. This is where there is a lack of thyroid hormone in the body. This can affect the body’s metabolism, cell growth and absorption of nutrients, which indirectly can have an effect on your hair.
Sound overboard? Maybe. But consider this: Treating hair loss is a lifelong commitment. Minoxidil (as well as finasteride) stop working if you don’t use them continually. Daily reminders and an online community might come in handy, especially if you’re the type of person who forgets to, say, take out the trash every week. Losing your hair can be a stressful and anxious experience, and no other brand seems to understand this more than Rogaine, which does everything short of holding your hand while you apply the actual product.
Hair-fiber powders: Colored, powdery fiber sprinkles are commercially available and may work to camouflage balding areas. These colored sprinkles have special properties that help them attach to hair and give a fuller appearance. Toppik is one manufacturer of these products and can be found online. These cosmetic products are available without a prescription, are fairly inexpensive ($20-$40 range), and quite safe with minimal risk. Often these may be used in addition to medical treatments like Rogaine, Propecia, and hair transplants, and they are a great temporary measure to tide one over for special occasions.
Hey Neel, that’s a bit odd. It’s usually the other way around. For most, Finasteride works better for regrowing crown hair than the ‘windows peak’. It may be because you may have been receding on your temples only for the last year, yes. Thanks for sharing your update.
Dr. Piliang said she expects Latisse’s results to be less striking on the head than on the lashes because the drug works by shifting more hair from the resting phase to the growing phase. For lashes, only about 30 percent of the hair is in the growing phase at any given time, she said, but on the scalp, that figure is 80 or 90 percent.
“I’m not worried I’m going to sprout a mustache anymore,” Ms. Ledford said of her switch to the women’s product, which doesn’t drip down the face. Recently she watched a video blog of herself in which she looked down and was pleased to note baby hairs sprouting “all over my scalp,” she said.
Try aloe vera gel, which may help optimize your scalps pH and promote healthy hair growth. Massage aloe vera gel to the scalp and leave it on for an hour. Wash off and repeat three to four times a week.
Hair loss at temples area is a common issue that many men and even women are facing today. Owing to factors like stressful lifestyles and pollution, people are beginning to lose hair at their temples as early as in their
I noticed I was going bald, I panicked and turned the internet upside down in search of a solution and tried lots of products and weird things but none worked. a friend who used to tease me about the hair (in a bid to tease me further) bought a product from Africa during his travels and he mockingly gave me as a present.I tried it and the result is unbelievable. infact he had to call his contacts in Africa to get in touch with the manufacturers. I know how frustrating and confidence-sapping being bald is that’s why I took this painstaking mission to reveal to any who wants to try it. you can contact the manufacturers on (***email@example.com)I hope this message helps.
But in November, after 10 years of research, Rogaine introduced a new 5 percent minoxidil formulation for women. It’s a mousse (instead of a liquid) that needs to be applied only once a day instead of twice, which means that it can be more easily incorporated into a woman’s evening skin-care routine. Teal replaces the blue and silver palette of the men’s Rogaine, and the packaging bears a lotus flower. (Also last year, Pantene introduced its Hair Regrowth Treatment for Women, which is 2 percent minoxidil.)
1) cut off and split an aloa vera leaf then rub this split leaf into UR scalp..dont wash off for 3 hours 2) drain a fresh cocnut split and scape the soft ‘flesh’ into a container leave in fridge for 3 days then rub into scalp leave for over an hour before washing scalp