Hair Loss in Women Causes

Hair Loss in women can be caused by a number of factors. In this blog I’m going to give you a brief explanation of each of the likely causes and how they can be effectively dealt with.

Lifestyles Lead to Hair Loss

It seems as though the workforce wasn’t the only thing women were getting themselves in for when the battle of the sexes began. Today, through no want of their own, women are up there with men when it comes to hair loss and it seems they’re being affected at a younger age....

Rogaine for Women

Extra unwanted hair in women is a side effect of Rogaine, but as long as you use it as directed, you should be fine....

Hair Treatment for Women

Women who experience hair loss can feel embarrassed and be anxious about what to do and who to turn to. Knowing what treatments are available however is only half the solution. Not everyone’s situation is the same and women will need to know which individual approach will be most suited to them and give them the results they desire....

Hair Loss Success Stories

In some cases hair loss cannot be treated or hair density may have been poor for so many years it has become irreversible. However, even when thin hair has become a long-standing problem, there are still cosmetic products that can help a woman’s confidence....

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How Rogaine (brand name is minoxidil) was discovered as a topical solution for hereditary hair loss is an interesting one. Originally introduced as a drug used for high blood pressure, side-effects of hair growth were found. Since the drug was not effective towards regulating the blood pressure, the FDA had approved it as a hair treatment for hair loss. It is now an over-the-counter topical solution that is available in a regular and stronger strength of 2 percent and 5 percent minoxidil respectively, and is available in Rogaine for Men, and Rogaine for Women.

What the drug does is to revitalize the hair follicles that had shrunken (causing thinning of hair and eventually hair loss), allowing the follicles to increase in size, although how it does that is unknown. It is also believed to increase the flow of blood towards the areas where the bald spots are, so hair growth is stimulated. With use of twice a day, the follicles can increase in size, and the growing phase for hair is extended.

For use, the solution needs to be applied on the balding area in the morning and at night. With Rogaine for men, 1 ml of the medication will need to be applied directly on the balding spot using a dropper, and then massaged thoroughly into the scalp. It can also come in foam form, which is applied onto the fingers, and then massaged into the problem area. As for Rogaine for Women, 1 ml of the 2 percent strength medication is applied with a dropper one time in the morning, and a second time at night.

So how effective is this medication? In a 16-week study program on male patients found that 85 percent of them had experienced some hair growth. On the other hand, in a 48-week study program on female patients, it was found that 60% of them had experienced hair growth by the 32nd week. Of the studies, only 6% of them experienced side effects like mild scalp itching and irritation. This indicates that the results may differ from person to person.

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