DENSIFIQUE – 30 X 6 ML. Scalp treatment. Hair density and fullness programme. Massage your scalp with your fingertips to distribute the treatment and encourage penetration. Press the applicator to dispense the treatment over your scalp.
Minoxidil was first used in tablet form as a medicine to treat high blood pressure (an antihypertensive). It was noticed that patients being treated with minoxidil experienced excessive hair growth (hypertrichosis) as a side effect. Further research showed that applying a solution of minoxidil directly to the scalp could also stimulate hair growth. The amount of minoxidil absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream is usually too small to cause internal side effects.
As the only FDA-approved proven ingredient, the drug has years of research to back it up—and about 50% of women using it see improvement. “Minoxidil can enhance the size of the follicle so that it produces a bigger strand of hair,” says Wilma Bergfeld, a Cleveland Clinic dermatologist. Try Women’s Rogaine Treatment for Hair Loss & Hair Thinning Once-A-Day Minoxidil Foam ($36 for a 4-month supply, amazon.com).
Yarrow is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and astringent herb making it an ideal remedy for treating scalp conditions which can cause hair loss. Add a few drops of yarrow oil to a carrier oil such as jojoba or olive to help stimulate new hair growth.
Women with diffuse androgenetic alopecia can use minoxidil and it actually seems to be more effective for women compared to men. The makers of minoxidil recommend women only use the 2% concentration of minoxidil and not 5%. The makers of minoxidil have not received FDA approval for promoting 5% minoxidil or minoxidil extra strength for use by women. Many dermatologists do prescribe minoxidil 5% for women with androgenetic alopecia if used under their supervision. Some small clinical trials have been conducted on 5% minoxidil for androgenetic alopecia in women showing that indeed the 5% solution is significantly more effective in both retaining and regrowing hair than the 2 % solution.
Spironolactone or the more popular brand name Aldactone is in a class of drugs called potassium-sparing diuretics (water pill). It is used to reduce the amount of fluid in your body without causing the loss of potassium. It is also used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and edema (swelling) and used to treat potassium deficiency and hyperaldosteronism (a hormonal disorder).
Brushing your hair every morning about 30 mins and evening about the same duration of time with rounded tip hair-brush, will do recondition your scalp with better blood circulations. Do not use comb, it will damage your scalp. Also take hair supplements/vitamins. Believeth or not, ladies still flirting on me, even-though I’m in my mid 40s with lots of hair. ?
Hair-loss prevention depends on the underlying cause. Good hair hygiene with regular shampooing is a basic step but is probably of little benefit. Good nutrition, especially adequate levels of iron and vitamin B, is helpful. Treatment of underlying medical conditions like thyroid disease, anemia, and hormonal imbalances may useful in prevention.
Not surprisingly, treatments with 5 percent minoxidil work better than treatments with 2 percent minoxidil. A randomized clinical trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology in 2002 found that, in men with androgenetic alopecia, “5 percent topical minoxidil was clearly superior to 2 percent topical minoxidil and placebo in increasing hair growth.” The difference was actually pretty astounding — after 48 weeks, the men who used 5 percent minoxidil experienced 45 percent more hair growth than the men who used the 2 percent treatment.
WARNING! Please read up on the side effects before buying this. I did light research before buying this and felt satisfied with what I had read. After two months of using this I did indeed notice tiny hairs along my crown starting to sprout. I was beyond excited. During this time I started to notice that my face looked like it was retaining water and I developed bags underneath my eyes. I changed my coffee intake, started to go to bed earlier, I even started to sleep with the heater on at night because my face was swollen every morning. It wasn’t horrible but co-workers began to ask me if I was tired or they would comment that I didn’t look rested. I went so far as to buy eye masks and totally changed me routine. I assumed it was stress. Finally one night, tired of a lengthy routine to prevent my face from swelling I started to think about what was the only difference in my routine. In between reading up on anti-inflammatory supplements I washed my face, brushed my teeth, and applied the hair treatment. Within 20 minutes I had large bags again under my eyes which hadn’t been there earlier (I had iced my eyes with my mask). It was enough for me to look into the side effects of Rogaine and its generic products.
Patchy hair loss. Also known as alopecia areata, patchy hair loss occurs when the body’s immune system attacks hair follicles. The attack causes sudden and rapid hair loss that leaves smooth, often round, bald patches on the skin.
Being a wonderful source of vitamin A, vitamin E, and healthy fats, shea butter can moisturize and nourish your scalp and reverse cell damage due to oxidative stress (42). This treats dryness, reduces hair breakage, and improves hair growth.
DHT (dihydrotestosterone): What is DHT’s role in baldness? Dihydrotestosterone, also known as DHT, is a powerful androgen. It is linked with male pattern baldness and may hold the key to preventing hair loss. Read now
This article is COMPREHENSIVE and sticks to the tried and tested (read scientifically proven) treatment methods. For me, if you’re suffering from pattern baldness, then the best chance you have is the Big Three. That said, it is worth potentially trying other, more natural, treatments if your hair loss isn’t aggressive and if you have an aversion to medicated products. I’m not talking about snake oil here. There are some treatments out there that, while not a primary treatment mode, can help to at least arrest hair loss in milder cases. As always with hair loss it’s a question of probabilities. I don’t think I’ve come across a product that works 100% of the time for 100% of the people. But the best chance undoubtedly comes with the FDA approved products to date. Also loved the future pipeline chart. Fantastic view of what will (hopefully) be more effective treatments in the future.
It’s easier to hang on to your hair than replace it once it’s gone. But be careful as you explore your options. Most “miracle”products and treatments are shams. When in doubt, your doctor or a dermatologist may be able to help.
I’m still not bald enough. I would like my hair to recede a little more off the sides and the back and end up with a smaller fringe of hair. And I would like to lose that last bit of thin ‘peach fuzz’ I still have on top. It is almost invisible and I can hardly feel it, but I know it’s still there.