Category: Hair Growth Supplements

Our “Hair Growth Supplements” section covers (as you would expect) hair growth supplements. This is an industry that has boomed over the last few years, taking advantage of a problem that is said to affect more than 25% of all males over the age of 21, as well as over 30 million young adult women. It is a problem is often dismissed, a problem with which we are forced to suffer alone. But there are solutions out there and these supplements may be one of the most effective.

There are many effective hair growth supplements on the market, containing all kinds of wonderful vitamins, minerals and extracts. However, for every effective and safe supplement, there is another two or three unsafe and useless supplements. After all, whenever you have an industry that is worth so much, you have a lot of fake products.

At Hair Growth Pills we make it our mission to detect the good and warn you against the bad. In this section we will highlight the products that are effective and help you to ignore the ones that are not.

How to Stimulate Hair Growth (Vitamins, Minerals, Essential Oils, More)

How to Stimulate Hair Growth (Vitamins, Minerals, Essential Oils, More)

Stimulate Hair Growth

There are many ways that you can trigger hair growth, filling-in that receding hairline and those bald patches, or simply speeding up the natural growth process. In this article we will show you how to stimulate hair growth quickly, easily and through any number of methods.

How to Stimulate Hair Growth: Vitamins and Supplements

We find that the best way to stimulate hair growth is to opt for 100% natural vitamins and minerals, all of which can be found in the food you eat. It sounds a little too simplistic, even hard to believe, but the health of your hair depends greatly on your diet. The reason this should be the first step is because a deficiency in many vitamins and minerals, including zinc, iron and vitamin C, can trigger hair loss.

There are many people out there who are expiring hair loss symptoms and are using all kinds of topical treatments and shampoos to treat them, failing to realize that the reason behind their hair loss is a simple vitamin deficiency and that the only thing they need to fix it is a multi-vitamin. What’s more, an excess of certain key vitamins, such as Biotin and Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) may be able to trigger further hair growth, even in healthy individuals. That’s because these vitamins are involved in the hair growth process, so it only makes sense that an abundance of them will allow for more hair to come through.

Supplements are also good for this. By “supplements” we mean products that contain a mixture of vitamins and minerals. These basically bring a host of ingredients together, focusing on the ones that can help with hair growth in some way. By talking all of these together you’re giving your hair the best chance to grow naturally.

How to Stimulate Hair Growth: Essential Oils

Learn How to Stimulate Hair Growth

There are many essential oils that can also help to stimulate hair growth. These work by nourishing your scalp, by cleaning the area, killing bacteria and providing nutrients to the roots. There are many essential oils that can help with this, including lavender oil and chamomile oil, both of which we have discussed at great length on this site already.

These oils obviously need to be diluted, because they may do some damage to your scalp and/or skin if you apply them directly in undiluted form. One of the most important things to remember about these oils is that while they are natural, they are also very potent and can be dangerous. So, take care with them and don’t make any assumptions before doing your research.

As with vitamins and minerals you can also combine these oils to create a concoction that offers more benefits and delivers more results. For instance, you can combine sage oil, lavender oil and chamomile oil to create something that can kill growth-inhibiting bacteria, can clean the area and can also provide nutrients to the root. It’s an assault on all fronts, and because it’s topical you can even apply such a product while also taking a supplement.

How to Stimulate Hair Growth: Other Natural Products

There are many other natural products that can help. Fats tend to be very good for stimulating hair growth. Olive oil is one of the ones we have discussed at great length already. This is a great oil when consumed and when applied directly. It may not stimulate growth directly, but it can help to condition your hair and it can also help to keep the area moisturized and protected.

Coconut oil and argan oil are also very good for this purpose, as is castor oil. All of these can keep the area protected and they can also deliver nourishment. Also, as with the supplements and the essential oils, these can be combined for maximum effect. We have discussed this before and find that castor oil works well when it is combined with a gel such as aloe vera gel. You can also mix it with coconut oil, which makes a very good base ingredient.

These products are cheap, readily available and safe, so there is no reason not to use them.

How to Stimulate Hair Growth: Medications

There are two main medications designed to stimulate hair growth. These are Minoxidil and Finasteride, also known by the names Rogaine and Propecia. The former is applied as a topical solution, typically on bald spots and on a receding hair line. The latter is taken as a tablet.

Both of these are effective, but there are problems with them. The first issue is that they are not effective in all users. There is no definitive figure regarding who can benefit and who can not benefit, but in our experience they tend to work roughly 50% of the time when they are taken properly and for the prescribed length of time. The number of people that experience positive results using these products is actually much lower, especially with Minoxidil, but only because they don’t use them for the full length of time required.

One of the reasons behind that is because it’s too expensive, and that’s another issue with both of these medications. They can set you back quite a lot of money if you purchase a full course of treatment. You can buy generic though if you want to cut costs, just make sure you don’t try to cut corners by shortening your treatment.

Other issues include a number of side effects; the fact that Propecia is not approved for use in women; and the fact there are many low-quality copies of these drugs on the market. Read our articles on Minoxidil for Men and Minoxidil for Women to learn more.

How to Stimulate Hair Growth: Surgery

How to Trigger Hair Growth

This is often seen as the last resort, but it is effective, it is relatively safe and it works, so if you have the money then it can also be your first choice of treatment. The surgery in this case is a hair transplant, which involves taking hair from one part of you body (often the back of your head/neck) and then transplanting it in the problem areas. The hair is transplanted one follicle at a time, and after you have given it time to heal it should begin to grow as normal.

You can use medications (such as this mentioned above) to speed up the growth process, but typically you will have the results you seek in a matter of months anyway. The only real issue with this treatment is the price, because it’s not cheap. In fact, it is the most expensive treatment we have mentioned on this page.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that it’s also the most effective, working nearly 100% of the time.

How to Stimulate Hair Growth: Radical Treatments

There are a few other treatments worth discussing. We have already showed you how to stimulate hair growth using traditional methods and even drastic options, but there are less traditional and even more drastic options out there. One such method is known as PRP, which we discussed at length on our PRP Hair Loss page.

This treatment involves drawing blood from your body, processing the blood and then injecting it into your scalp. It sounds bizarre, and it’s not cheap, but the research is positive on this one, almost as much as hair transplants. And while it is expensive, it is actually cheaper than hair transplants. So if you can’t quite afford to get the grafts then you might want to consider this treatment.

There is also a lot of research being done on stem cell therapy. This is a treatment that is changing the medical sector and is helping with all kinds of diseases and ailments. One of those may just include hair loss, although a lot more work needs to be done on this before we can be sure about its effectiveness.

Follinique Hair Growth Treatment (Scam or Not?)

Follinique Hair Growth Treatment (Scam or Not?)

Follinique Hair Growth Treatment

There are a number of effective hair growth treatments out there, but there are just as many ineffective ones. Sorting the wheat from the chaff is no easy job, but that’s what we’re here from and one of the recent products to come on our radar is Follinique Hair Growth Treatment. This has been hailed as everything from a miracle baldness cure to a waste of time, a scam, and an expensive bottle of snake oil.

So, just which one of those is true? In this guide we aim to find out, answering the following questions and more:

  • What is Follinique Hair Growth Treatment?
  • Does Follinique Hair Growth Treatment Work?
  • What are Follinique Ingredients?
  • Where Can I Buy Follinique Hair Growth Treatment?

So, without any further ado, let’s get to it, answering the questions that you’ve been putting to us ever since this product hit the shelves.

What is Follinique Hair Growth Treatment?

Follinique Hair Growth Treatment is a shampoo created by Follinique, a brand that has released many different hair care products on the market. It is a hair regrowth formula that comes in the form of a drip bottle. You apply the formula to your scalp, you massage it in, leave it in and then wash it out when the label advises.

Basically, you do exactly what you would do with Minoxidil, and that’s not by chance, as we shall discover.

Does Follinique Hair Growth Treatment Work?

Does Follinique Hair Growth Treatment Work?

This shampoo contains Minoxidil at a concentration of 2%, and because we know Minoxidil works we can also be fairly certain as to the effectiveness of Follinique. The question is not really does it work, because based on the ingredients it should. The question is, “Are the other ingredients effective enough to make this a worthwhile product or should I just buy Minoxidil?”. It’s something that we also addressed in our Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment article and one that often crops up with products like this.

So, what is the truth? Well, as far as we can gather, Follinique Hair Growth Treatment is not a scam, contrary to what many reviewers might suggest. However, you probably will be better off with a genuine Minoxidil formula and there are many reasons for that.

Firstly, they are much cheaper. You’re not paying for extra ingredients and you’re not paying for big branding either. As a result, you can stock-up on enough generic Minoxidil formula to get you through a full treatment, as opposed to the few weeks that you could get for the same price with Follinique Hair Growth Treatment.

There is another issue as well, and it all comes down to those added ingredients. As we have learned from WEN Hair Growth formulas, sometimes these extra ingredients can be harmful, as well as expensive. So, not only are you paying extra for ingredients that are at best less potent and at worst useless, but they may also be harmful.

We’re not in the business of dismissing products altogether, but we have a little personal experience with this one, as you can see with our Follinique reviews further down.

Follinique Hair Growth Treatment Ingredients

Follinique Hair Growth Treatment Ingredients

There are no Follinique Hair Growth Treatment ingredients listed anywhere. The only thing they claim is that it contains Minoxidil, but it does contain other ingredients and if the advertising is to be believed, then there is much more than Minoxidil at play here.

The lack of clarity with regards to the ingredients is not the only problem either. One of the main issues we have with this protect is that it has been pulled from sale on Amazon and other retailers. You can still purchase many other Follinique products on Amazon, but Follinique Hair Growth Treatment is very hard to find right now. We know this wasn’t the case just a few months ago, so we can’t say what happened in the meantime, but something clearly did.

We wouldn’t go as far as to say that Follinique was a scam based on this, but we would advise caution. There is a chance that it was pulled because it caused problems. That might not be the case and there may just be a stock issue or a licensing issue, but either way caution should be advised and we would recommend that you avoid buying this product until there is some clarity on this issue.

Where to Buy Follinique Hair Growth Treatment

Buy Follinique Hair Growth Treatment

As mentioned above, Follinique has been pulled from many top retailers at the time of writing. You used to be able to buy it on Amazon, but that is no longer the case. In fact, we can’t actually find many places that do sell it. You might be able to find it in a local pharmacy or beauty shop, but we would recommend you ask the people behind the counter if there are any issues with the product.

Follinique Reviews

So, what did our writers and editors think of Follinique Hair Growth Treatment? Well, for one, it seemed to work. There was a noticeable increase in hair growth and a limit in hair loss and this applied to both testers, one a female with little hair loss and another a male with significant hair loss.

However, both of these testers had used generic Minoxidil formulas before and they reported that the results were no different. In fact, in the case of the male tester, the results were said to be less effective, although we were unable to confirm this with actual pictures or measurements.

This pretty much backs up what we said above: Follinique Hair Growth Treatment may be effective, but only because it contains Minoxidil. And when you consider that you’re paying for much more than Minoxidil and exposing yourself to the risks associated with all of these added ingredients, it’s probably not worth it. You would be much better off with a generic formula or even with a brand like Rogaine (also known as Regaine in other countries), which is more or less pure Minoxidil.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Growth (Uses, Benefits, Hair Loss)

Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Growth (Uses, Benefits, Hair Loss)

Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Growth

For the last few years now apple cider vinegar has been hailed as a miracle cure for everything. It has been said that it can cure everything from digestive distress to skin problems. One of the apparent benefits to catch our attention is its purported advantages for hair growth. If you listen to the experts, you can use apple cider vinegar for hair growth regardless of why you’re losing hair in the first place.

But how effective is apple cider vinegar for hair growth? Can you use this product to limit hair loss, and if so, just how do you use it, what makes it effective and is it safe?

What is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Simply put, apple cider vinegar is a vinegar that is made from apple must. It is derived from the cider making process, much like wine vinegar comes from the wine making process. Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries and is a popular folk remedy. It has gained a following in the last decade after being recommended by nutritionists as a cure-all.

The benefits of apple cider vinegar are numerous and these stem from many beneficial chemicals and ingredients, discussed below.

Other Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

There are many reported benefits to apple cider vinegar. In most cases, you will be required to consume it. It doesn’t taste great (it is vinegar after all) but there are only 3 calories per tablespoon, so there is that…

There aren’t a great deal of vitamins and minerals in apple cider vinegar, contrary to what many nutritionists and “experts” might have you believe. The benefits of this substance do not lie in a great vitamin or mineral profile. In fact, besides a little potassium, there isn’t much to it and you’d be better off with an actual apple if you were looking to increase your vitamin and mineral intake.

There are some antioxidants and some amino acids in there, but again, this is not really the reason that people ingest apple cider vinegar, nor is it a reason they use apple cider vinegar for hair growth (discussed in more detail below).

The main benefits to apple cider vinegar are the fact that it is brilliant at killing bacteria. That’s why it is used as everything from an ointment to a mouthwash. It can help with infections and it may also be able to help with warts. The reason we have used vinegar to preserve food for so many centuries is because it is so effective at keeping germs and bacteria away.

Apple cider vinegar has also been said to reduce blood sugar levels to help you lose weight and to reduce cholesterol. The main reason apple cider vinegar is so effective (if not the only reason) is the acetic acid. This is basically the main component of all vinegar, which suggests that if apple cider vinegar is effective, then so is every other kind of vinegar.

Apple Cider Vinegar For Hair Growth

Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Loss

By attacking the bacteria that forms around the hair follicle and the scalp, apple cider vinegar can give your hair room to grow. The benefits of apple cider vinegar for hair growth lie in the bacteria-killing properties of this substance, as opposed to its minimal vitamin and mineral profile. But it’s important not to down-play this, as bacteria can inhibit growth and by killing it and cleaning the area, you are allowing you hair to grow as it should.

This is one of the main reasons that castor oil is so effective, and it’s also a reason that many other popular treatments are effective. It is also why apple cider vinegar for hair growth works so much better when it is used before or alongside another substance or treatment.

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Growth

To use apple cider vinegar for hair growth you just need to dilute it and then add it your hair. You should wash your hair first and then add the mixture. Massage it into the scalp and then leave it in for a few minutes to give it a chance to work. When you have done that then you can wash it out and get rid of the stink. And believe us, there will be a stink.

Some sites suggest that you leave it in overnight and that when using apple cider vinegar for hair growth you use the purest form and do not dilute it. However, this is a bit risky. Not only do you run the risk of getting it directly in your eyes, but if you go to sleep with it in your hair then you will transfer it to you pillow, which in turn will then transfer onto your face, including your eyes. And believe us, you do not want vinegar in your eyes.

This is why it is also very important to take care when applying apple cider vinegar to your face, whether on your eyebrows, beard or even your eyelashes. If you do get in in your eyes, it’s much less painful if it’s diluted. In fact, it might not cause you any problems. In all cases through, you should look to rinse your eyes with clean water.

What Makes Apple Cider Vinegar Effective?

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Effective?

The truth is, apple cider vinegar may not actually be beneficial at all. While it is a popular treatment in folk medicine and while there are many reported benefits, there is very little scientific proof. The truth is, it probably has some minor benefits, but it is unlikely that there is anything hugely beneficial here.

Still, even the slightest benefits are positive in an industry where very little works and it’s hard to find anything effective. We have discussed many similar and potentially helpful ingredients on Hair Growth Pills and by combining these you might be able increase the impact that each of them have.

This is essentially what many other hair growth supplements do. It’s why Wild Growth Hair Oil has become so effective. So, if you want to use apple cider vinegar for hair growth then the best thing to do is to use it as a foundation for your own DIY mix. You can add all kinds of essential oils, vitamins and minerals to it and create something that brings together many organic and potentially powerful vitamins into one.

These can be used to promote hair growth on your head and on your face, and we have discussed the creation of something similar in articles on Beard Growth and Eyebrow Growth.

Where to Buy Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is not hard to find. There are expensive brand name versions and cheap generic versions everywhere. You might be tempted to purchase the former, thinking that they are someone how much effective (something which the brand itself will also try and make you believe). However, the truth is that vinegar is vinegar, and no matter what the brand is, the product is the same.

There can be differences in regards to the potency and the method through which it was created. However, these are negligible at best. They are certainly not worth paying two three or four times as much money for. Simply put, unless a specific bottle contains more ingredients, then it shouldn’t be priced higher. The beauty of using apple cider vinegar for hair growth is its price and availability; don’t render this things redundant by picking something rare and expensive.

Best Essential Oils for Hair Growth (Rosemary, Lavender, More)

Best Essential Oils for Hair Growth (Rosemary, Lavender, More)

Best Essential Oils for Hair Growth

Essential oils smell great, they work wonders for your skin and they can also be used to promote hair growth. In this guide we’ll look at the best essential oils for hair loss, covering the ones that can help to strengthen your hair, limit hair loss and damage, and even fill that receding hair line in.

This list of essential oils for hair growth covers products that are safe, natural and easy to source. As a result, they are some of the best products you can use for this purpose.

Lavender Oil

Lavender Oil for Hair Growth

Lavender is one of the most well known essential oils and one that you have no doubt heard about already. This oil is used in sprays and perfumes designed to help you relax and unwind. The scent of lavender has been shown to trigger sedation, and it really does work for this purpose (don’t worry, we thought it was all nonsense as well).

But not only is it great to help you relax, lavender oil can also be used to stimulate hair growth. The only concern is that you might fall asleep when applying it.

Okay, so that was a joke. In fact, like most essential oils for hair growth, the goal is not to apply them direct. They are very potent and can cause damage to the skin if you apply them direct and in large quantities. Not only that, but you also pay a lot for a very small bottle, regardless of the oil, so it’s not exactly the most cost effective treatment either.

The best way to use essential oils for hair growth is to mix them with other, cheaper and more readily available oils. Olive oil is a great one, as is coconut oil. You can also simply mix them with water and with aloe vera gel, which should help you to get complete coverage on your head and will also allow the oil to do its magic.

You may also want to combine several different oils and other ingredients. That’s basically what Wild Growth Hair Oil did. That formula has proved to be a huge hit and has set this industry alight in the last few years. So, if it works for them and for the people that use it, why can’t it work for you?

Rosemary Oil

Rosemary Oil for Hair Growth

Not only is this one of the best essential oils for hair growth, but it is also a great all-round oil. It has been described as a “brain tonic”, which sounds both amazing and rather archaic. The herb from which this oil is extracted is loaded with minerals and vitamins, and all of these are concentrated into rosemary oil, which is what makes this one of the best essential oils for hair growth.

Many of the minerals in this oil work to nourish the hair and the scalp from root to tip. It doesn’t promote hair growth as such, but it does work to limit hair loss. It does this by keeping your hair strong, which stops breakage and also stops it from falling out. The fact that it makes your hair stronger and improves the condition also works to eliminate many of the causes of hair loss in both men and women.

Rosemary oil may also help to improve your circulation, allowing those nutrients to get to where they need to go and keeping your hair in the best condition possible.

Chamomile Oil

Like lavender, chamomile has a reputation as something that can help you to relax. Also like lavender, it is really effective for that purpose. The difference is that you need to drink chamomile as a tea, so why is it effective as an oil and what can it do for your scalp and for your hair?

Well, by making a tea with chamomile you’re simply extracting all of those oils and allowing them to infuse into a drink, which you then consume. By using chamomile oil you’re basically getting high concentration of the goodness that goes into that tea. So, this can help you to relax, but when you apply it to your scalp it can also help with hair growth.

The soothing nature applies to the hair and the skin as well as your central nervous system. It can help to reduce inflammation and it can also help to detox, while cleaning the area. It’s not really going to do anything on its own, but if you add it to a concoction with a number of other essential oils for hair growth then it can work wonders.

Cedarwood Oil

Cedarwood Oil for Hair Growth

This is an oil that you can find in a number of popular products. It’s one that you might not have heard of, but trust us, you will have heard the products that it is in. This has actually only been on our radar for the past year and only because of its inclusion in one of those products.

So, what makes this so special? Why is it included in those products and why is it included on our list of the best essential oils for hair growth? Well, for one thing, it is a brilliant cure for dandruff. In fact, it is one of the most effective natural cures you can find.

It has also garnered a reputation for promoting hair growth and limiting hair loss. The mechanisms of this are not fully understood, but it likely has something to do with the fact that it can improve circulation. It can also improve the condition of your skin and create a barrier for your hair.

Cedarwood smells great. However, the purer the oil, the stronger the scent, so as with all things mentioned here, you really need to dilute it.

Carrot Seed Oil

This might sound like an odd one, and it is. But there is research that suggests carrot seed oil could be effective at limiting hair loss and promoting hair growth. This oil, as you might guess, comes from carrot seeds. It is high in all of the vitamins that you can find in carrots and has a very strong concentration of them. This should be able to strengthen your hair and protect your skin.

It is also said to be able to nourish and detox, and there are studies that suggest that it might be beneficial when it comes to regulating hormones.

Sage Oil

Sage Oil for Hair Growth

Sage goes hand in hand with rosemary. The two are often combined in food as they have very synergistic flavors. But the same can be said for their fragrances, which is why this is a combination you will also found in perfumes for the home. The fragrance tends to be very earthy and not to everyone’s taste, but it is a pungent and powerful scent that works to effect the mood just like lavender does.

But what makes this one of the best essential oils for hair growth? Well, for one thing it can limit the amount of grease and oil in your hair (ironic, we know). This improves the condition of your hair and may also work to limit hair breakage. Like rosemary, sage oil can also help the circulation and can create a better foundation on which other essential oils for hair growth can act.

Also like rosemary, sage can deliver some vital nutrients to the roots of your hair, which in turn can help with dandruff.

Wild Growth Hair Oil (Ingredients, Side Effects, How to Use)

Wild Growth Hair Oil (Ingredients, Side Effects, How to Use)

Wild Growth Hair Oil

One of the biggest hair loss treatments out there right now is Wild Growth Hair Oil. This oil is taking over the industry and is quickly becoming one of the biggest, the most popular and, if Wild Growth Hair Oil reviews are anything to go by, the most effective. In this article we will answer all of your questions about this substance, including:

  • How Do I Use Wild Growth Hair Oil?
  • What are the Side Effects of Wild Growth Hair Oil?
  • What are the Before and After Pictures of Wild Growth Hair Oil?
  • Where Can I Buy Wild Growth Hair Oil?
  • Does Wild Growth Hair Oil Work?

Wild Hair Growth Oil

So, just what is this product? Well, there are actually several products that are similar, but they typically come from one single oil. This is known as “Wild Growth Hair Oil”, but there are similar ones out there that go by names like “Wild Hair Growth Oil”.

The genuine product is created by a company named Wild Growth and despite the fact that it has gained quite a big following, the bottle itself looks fairly amateurish. It is not much to look at and it certainly doesn’t have the appeal or the styling of a big brand, but the oil inside seems to work and what’s all that really matters.

Wild Growth Hair Oil Ingredients

Wild Growth Hair Oil Ingredients

So, just what does this contain? Well, all Wild Growth Hair Oil ingredients are 100% natural, which is one of its biggest selling points. As we have already discussed here on Hair Growth Pills, sometimes natural is the best. There are many simple vitamins, minerals and supplements out there that can work wonders for the health of your hair. And judging by the list of Wild Growth Hair Oil ingredients it seems that many of them are in this product.

Some of the main ingredients have been listed below. If you click the links you will be taken to pages on the HGP website that discuss these in more detail and show you why they are useful when used on their own. The fact that all of these effective Wild Growth Hair Oil ingredients are brought together in one product essentially makes it a potent supplement that stands a very good chance of working:

  • Olive Oil: The health benefits of this oil are greatly understood and mostly relate to consuming it. But it also works just as well when applied to the skin and the hair. It is even used to clear wax from ears.
  • Coconut Oil: This is a miracle product being used for many conditions.
  • Vitamin D: This is the sunshine vitamin and it is one that packs a powerful punch.
  • Calcium: Not only is this great for strong bones, but it can also help with your hair and skin.

Other Wild Growth Hair Oil ingredients include:

  • Jojoba Oil
  • Choline
  • Magnesium
  • Inositol
  • Phosphorus
  • Iron
  • Natural Colors and Fragrances*


*You will probably be surprised that any fragrances are added, as this is not a pleasant smelling product. But maybe it smelled even worse before.

How to Use Wild Growth Hair Oil

Use Wild Growth Hair Oil

You only have to use Wild Growth Hair Oil a few times a week and you may start seeing results within just a few weeks. That’s unusual, as it often takes many months and many products require you to use them every single day, and often twice a day.

There are instructions on the bottle that tell you how to use it. You simply need to apply it to the scalp and then leave it in overnight before washing it off in the morning. Many first-time users end up applying far too much oil to their hair and then create all kinds of mess when they go to bed. So, we would recommend that you apply a very small amount of Wild Growth Hair Oil to your hair and then work it in steadily. If that doesn’t quite feel like enough then add a little more.

The bottle recommends that you use between 5 and 15 drops. But this is quite a big difference and it doesn’t really explain what to do if you have really short or really long hair, so it’s all down to you to figure it out.

Wild Growth Hair Oil Side Effects

There should be few side effects, if any, with Wild Growth Hair Oil. That’s because this is an all natural product. So, unless you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this product then you should be okay.

Wild Growth Hair Oil side effects may include rashes and irritation though. That applies to anything that you add to your hair or your skin and while it’s something to look out for, the chances of it happening are minimal. If it does, however, then you should stop using Wild Growth Hair Oil immediately.

Wild Growth Hair Oil Before and After

Wild Growth Hair Oil Before and After

There are a number of Wild Growth Hair Oil before and after pictures out there, but not all of these are genuine and not all of them are reliable. We have seen many of them ourselves and unless you know the person and can trust them, it’s not something you should focus too heavily on. Also, you don’t know how long the product was used for, how much was used or whether they used anything else at the same time.

That’s why Wild Growth Hair Oil reviews should always be checked before you focus on Wild Growth Hair Oil before and after pictures. It takes a little more time to go through a review and it definitely takes more time to read several of them, but it will give you a legitimate impression of the effectiveness of this product.

We have discussed these in a little more detail below.

Wild Growth Hair Oil Review

Our own experience with Wild Growth Hair Oil was quite positive. We asked one of our writers to test this product for two months, taking it between 2 and 4 times a week and leaving it in overnight. After two weeks he did notice that his hair looked and felt stronger. It also had a little more of a shine to it.

To give you an idea of context, the reviewer was a female with shoulder length hair and alopecia areata, causing thinning hair and occasional bald patches. She reported that some of those patches had gone after several weeks (but that they come and go anyway) and that her hair seemed better overall. The reviewer was also buoyed on by the claims that Wild Growth Hair Oil can protect against people who regularly straighten, curl and color their hair, something she does a lot herself.

This protection seemed to work well for her and after remaining on the product for 6 weeks and then coloring her hair, she felt that her hair was in better condition than it usually was. The positive effects were minimal, but they existed and our reviewer was keen to try more of this product and to keep the treatment going for longer.

Where to Buy Wild Growth Hair Oil

You can purchase Wild Growth Hair Oil online and you can also find it in many stores, including Walmart. It’s quite cheap, much more so than medications like Rogaine and Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment. The fact that is is also natural and has very few side effects makes it even more appealing. So, if you are suffering from hair loss issues then we would recommend seeking out a bottle of Wild Growth Hair Oil and giving it a go.

Hair Growth Products: The Best and the Worst Products for Hair Growth

Hair Growth Products: The Best and the Worst Products for Hair Growth

Products for Hair Growth

There are a number of effective hair growth products on the market, products that work for all forms of hair loss and products that are effective for both men and women. Some of these hair growth products are safer than others, some come loaded with side effects and some are more hyperbole than hair growth.

In this hair growth products guide we will help you to separate the effective products from the useless ones, focusing on the very best hair growth pills, hair loss treatments and more on the market.

The Best Hair Growth Products

Rather than pointing out the best products on the market, we’re going to focus on a few key ingredients. These are all supposed to be applied topically (although some will also be beneficial if consumed orally) and you can find them either in pure formulations or mixed in with other ingredients.

Your goal as a consumer is to find products that use these ingredients and don’t use too many other harmful chemical alongside them. These are effective and well known, for the most part. But there is tendency to water them down, to mix them with hair growth products that are mostly useless or even harmful. So, pay attention, focus on pure products or even ones that contain all or most of the ingredients listed below.

Oils

Hair Growth Products

Argan oil is one of the best oils on the market right now and one that is finding its way into countless beauty and health products. It can also be eaten. Speaking of which, olive oil is just as beneficial. It may not be as trendy as argan oil, but it serves many of similar benefits. It’s loaded with nourishing, healthy fats that can strengthen your hair from the root to he tip. It also contains vitamins like Vitamin E which is good for both the skin and the hair.

Other oils to look out for include omega 3 and omega 6. Castor oil is also a very potent oil for hair loss and one that we have discussed many times already on this website. Fish oil, flax oil and other nourishing oils should also be considered, although it takes a brave person to smother their scalp in fish oil.

Topical Vitamins

Many vitamins just won’t work when applied directly to your head, no matter what the shampoo labels and commercials want you to believe. There are ones that have been proven to be effective when applied direct though. These include Vitamin E, as mentioned above. It also includes B Vitamins like Biotin and Niacin.

Biotin in particular is essential in the formulation of new and strong hair follicles. It is used by the body when producing hair and without it very little keratin would be produced and very little hair would grow. It’s very difficult to get too much Biotin, so you can consume it through your food, through a supplement and through a topical solution. It’s still important not to overdo it though, but for the most part it is safe in high doses, which is why Biotin supplements contain such a high concentration.

FDA Approved Medication

Best-Hair Growth Products

If you’re a man then you can use Finasteride, which also goes by the brand name Propecia. This works by stopping the production of DHT. This chemical is known to enlarge the prostate and it can also trigger hair loss. In those sensitive to DHT the hair loss can be particularly bad, which is why this is one of the main causes of hair loss in men.

This medication works for the majority of men that use it. It has side effects, but these are mostly harmless. However, it has not been approved for use in women because some of the more serious side effect include the potential to cause birth defects in pregnant women.

If you are a woman then Minoxidil is a good alternative, and one that has been approved by the FDA for both sexes. There are specific formulations of Woman’s Minoxidil and Men’s Minoxidil, and you can also find this substance used in formulations like Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment.

Extracts

Saw Palmetto works in much the same way as Finasteride and, like Finasteride, it is also a very effective hair loss treatment for men. It reduces DHT, it stops hair loss at the source and it can also help to make the hair stronger. What’s more, this is a natural extract taken from the berries of a plant that grows in the wild. It has been used for its curative properties for many years and is seen as an essential medication in older men who are suffering from prostate problems and do not want to use, or can not use, Finasteride. Aloe vera is also an effective extract, one that is soothing and moisturizing and one that may be ale to work wonders on your hair as well.

There are other extracts as well, although few of them have been proven to be as effective. For instance, the product Viviscal uses something known as Nettle Extract. This is an effective product, so it could be an effective extract, but even if that was the case then it is likely only effective when consumed. The same may apply to things like Blueberry Extract, which are also used in similar formulations.

Balms and More

Worst-Hair Growth Products

Coconut oil is another top product that is safe, natural, easy to acquire and may be able to help. This is actually the meat of the coconut as opposed to an oil, but it can be made into an oily, waxy substance that is easy to massage into the scalp and the hair. You can also make your own balms, either by combining ingredients mentioned above or by using things like lemon peel. If you leave this to sit in an oily substance then the Vitamin C and the starchy goodness of the peel will leech into the oil and create an effective hair growth balm.

The Worst Hair Growth Products

There are hair growth products that just don’t work, at least in our opinion. There are many reasons for this and as a consumer it’s up to you to determine if any of them apply to the product in question.

One of the first things you should focus on is the marketing claims made on the label. Many poorer quality products will make big claims about certain ingredients, even though they only contain them in very small quantities. One of the biggest claims being made right now is for “argan oil shampoo”. There are many top products out there that contain this oil in abundance, and some of there are 100% pure argan oil. But there are also many that contain an infinitesimal amount and yet make bold claims on the label and in the promotional materials. They know as well as you do that a product containing such a small amount of argan oil is not effective, so if they are claiming otherwise then they’re just after your money and should be avoided.

We would also advise caution against products that contain caffeine. This seems to be one of the “in” things right now and there are many bold claims being made about it. But the truth is, there is no proof regarding the effectiveness (or otherwise) of caffeine when used in a shampoo. In our experience, products like Alpecin can help to condition your hair, but we have yet to receive any proof that it actually helps to grow your hair or to limit hair loss.

Best Argan Oil Shampoo: Moroccan Oil for Hair Growth and Conditioning

Best Argan Oil Shampoo: Moroccan Oil for Hair Growth and Conditioning

Best Argan Oil Shampoo

Argan oil is unique oil produced by a nut that is taken from a tree native to Morocco. Argan oil shampoo is basically a shampoo that contains argan oil, either in combination with other ingredients or in 100% pure form. These shampoos can help with hair loss, they can condition and strengthen, and they are also completely safe.

In this article we will look to find the best argan oil shampoo, looking at a few top brands out there and trying to find the very best one.

Best Argan Oil Shampoo

In a previous article we answered your questions about Argan Oil. We discussed the best argan oil shampoo in that article, but we didn’t quite draw a conclusion. So, that will be the purpose of this article. We will look at a number of different factors, including the quality of the oil used, the price of the product and the availability, all of which will help us to discover the best argan oil shampoo.

Josie Maran Argan Oil

Josie Maran Argan Oil

There are three products on this list and the ones that come after this, in second and first place, are not pure argan oil formulations. They are cheaper, they are still very effective and they are affordable for everyone, regardless of budget. That’s why they have been included and why one of them is our best argan oil shampoo. However, Josie Maran Argan Oil is different.

We couldn’t have a list of the best argan oil shampoos and not include a product that is 100% pure, and that is exactly what Josie Maran Argan Oil is. This is a small tincture of around 2 fluid ounces, but it contains 100% pure argan oil. This is a liquid gold that you can use on your skin, on your scalp, or even on your beard if you want.

The beauty of argan oil is that it’s a product with many uses, a product that can help with acne, stretch marks and more. It can be used to dip your bread into and it can also be used as the ultimate hair loss supplement. So, the fact that Josie Maran Argan Oil gives you a 100% solution means it is one of the most versatile products on the market, and by far the most versatile on this list.

Just as an afterthought, we still wouldn’t recommend dipping your bread into Josie Maran Argan Oil. You can eat argan oil, and people in North Africa have been using it like we use olive oil (or sprayable cheese, if you’re that way inclined) for many years. But this is a pharmaceutical grade product and one you should not be consuming.

Marc Anthony Argan Oil

Argan Oil Shampoo

This is actually a spray and not a shampoo. If this list was of the best argan oil products as opposed to the best argan oil shampoo, then it might make it to the very top. But as it is, it only just misses out.

Marc Anthony Argan Oil releases a fine mist of ingredients that contains both argan oil and olive oil. There is also some Shea butter in there. These are three ingredients that have lit the beauty industry up in the last few years, three products that seem to be used in countless formulations, and three products that are all brought together in Marc Anthony Argan Oil.

This spray costs around $10 for a bottle, for which you get just over 4 fluid ounces. That’s quite a lot of product for your money, but a lot of that is down to the fact that the concentration of argan oil is quite low. Not low enough to stop being effective, but low enough to keep costs down. The fact that olive oil and Shea butter is used helps to boost the argan oil and to make it that little bit more effective.

Marc Anthony Argan Oil will leave an instant shine and will ensure your hair looks alive and feels stronger from the root to the tip. It’s also very easy to apply and you can take the bottle with you wherever you go, giving your hair a quick spray to spruce it up when the weather, the central heating or just life has dragged you down and made your hair look like Diana Ross after a power nap.

One and Only Argan Oil

One and Only Argan Oil

It’s rather apt that One and Only Argan Oil makes it to the top of our list and becomes the best argan oil shampoo according to Hair Growth Pills. This is not quite the “One and Only” as the shampoos above come very close, but it does have the edge, and there are several reasons for that.

Firstly, One and Only Argan Oil is very cheap, costing less than $10 for a bottle. For that, you get just 2 fluid ounces of product, but that can go a long way if you use it sparingly. Argan oil is not the main ingredient in this product, but there is a strong concentration of it. One and Only Argan Oil is one of the best products out there for getting rid of frizzy hair, which is one of its main purposes.

It’s perfect for the colder months and the alcohol-free formula means it is also an incredibly potent shampoo when it comes to conditioning and strengthening the hair. It leaves you hair feeling silky and strong and also helps to lock in moisture. Many shampoos can leave your hair dry and brittle after an extended period of time. Alcohol plays a big role in this and the fact that this product doesn’t contain any, as well as the fact that it contains moisturizing argan oil, ensures that you don’t have that problem.

There are countless good reviews out there for One and Only Argan Oil and for that alone it deserves to top our list of the best argan oil shampoo. The fact that we have also experienced the benefits of this shampoo is just a further reason why you need to make sure there is a bottle of One and Only Argan Oil in your bathroom at all times.

Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment (Shampoo, Side Effects, More)

Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment (Shampoo, Side Effects, More)

Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment

We get a lot of questions about Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment and whether it is effective or not. In the past week we have been hit with a deluge of them, including:

  • Does Keranique Work?
  • Is Keranique a Scam?
  • Is Keranique Safe?
  • What are the Side Effects of Keranique?

For whatever reason, this seems to be the treatment of choice right now. Never mind hair treatments like transplants and Propecia. This is the one that everyone is asking questions about. As a result, we’ve decided to do a full article on it, discussing how effective it is and answering your questions. We have also asked our readers to review Keranique and we have provided some Keranique reviews ourselves.

To see these, simply pay a visit to our Keranique reviews page. To learn more about Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment, read on.

Is Keranique a Scam?

Is Keranique a Scam?

It’s important to get this one out of the way first. The internet is very distrusting of anything that promises anything, and indeed anything that involves the movement of money. The “Is Keranique a scam?” question pretty much applies to every single product or service out there. Just swap the word “Keranique” and you can guarantee that question will be in the top ten Google searches.

It’s quite amusing actually, as it works for anything. It seems that when the internet is not asking, “Is [Insert Name of Celebrity] gay?” they are asking, “Is [Insert Product/Service] a scam?”. Trust us on that one. Just type, “Is [Name]” on Google and look at the search terms that appear. You could say that we have a one-track mind, but we actually have a two-track mind, because we’re either convinced that someone is not as heterosexual as they claim or that something is not as legitimate as it claims.

Anyway, enough about that. We’ve detoured a little bit.

So, is Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment a scam? Well, no. That’s the short answer. It’s not snake oil. It’s not out to rip you off and leave you hair mangled mess. In this day and age, advertising standards agencies ensure that companies don’t make big promises that they can’t at least back up in some form or another. That doesn’t apply as stringently to the online world (where “miracle cures” are always just a banner ad away) but it applies to TV and product packaging, and Keranique is a product primarily advertised on TV.

They have studies and research to back up their claims and there are also customers who will back them up. Whether that means it is effective for you, however, is a different story. But just because something doesn’t work for you does’t mean it’s a scam. After all, that’s how medication and supplements work. It’s why they have such long side effects and it’s why one particular medication may be the answer to one person’s concerns, while it could be nothing more than a placebo to a second person and something toxic to a third.

The question you should be asking is “Does Keranique work?” and that’s what we’re going to address next. And if that wasn’t a genius segue, we don’t know what is (even though we just ruined it).

Does Keranique Work?

Does Keranique Work?

At the time of writing, if you punch “Does Keranique work?” into Google you get a site that claims, rather resoundingly, that no, it does not work. As far as that site is concerned, Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment may as well be water branded as fairy dust. But there are a few things to consider when looking for reviews. Firstly, someone with a bad experience is more likely to voice their opinions to the world.

The internet has turned us into angry reviewers. When we find something we might recommend it to a few friends and we might use it regularly, but we tend not to post positive reviews. But if we are offended by a product or a service, then everyone is going to find out about it. We can use cable providers as an example. How many of you would post a positive review along the lines of, “I’ve been a customer for years and have had no problems.”? Not many, right? You probably wouldn’t even know where to post it. But when you encounter a problem, when they lower your opinion of them and make your life difficult, how many of you would now rush to leave a bad review?

Bad reviews exist because nothing is perfect and because a high proportion of reviews are only focused on the negative. At the same time, you also have to factor in the fact that many positive reviews could be (we’re not saying they are) posted by the company and its affiliates. That doesn’t seem to be a huge problem in this industry, but it has become a problem elsewhere.

Simply put, reviews aren’t always reliable. If you’re going to pay attention to them, make sure you can trust them and that there is no bias either way. On our Keranique reviews page, for instance, we tried to remove the bias and compile as many honest reviews as we could. But we had to ask our readers and then decide if we were going to take their word. So, even that wasn’t a flawless method.

So…Does Keranique Work?

If you take reviews out of the equation, you have a product that contains ingredients that have been shown to be effective in regrowing and conditioning hair. We have talked about these ingredients a lot on this site. You can find such articles on our Hair Growth Pills section and our Hair Growth Supplements section.

There are ingredients that we know can help to strengthen hair and they are contained in Keranique shampoo. The main addictive ingredient is minoxidil, which also goes by the brand name Rogaine and is available in many generic formulas.

There are many topical treatments out there that consist purely of vitamins and minerals. In our Beard Growth Pills and our Eyelash Growth page we discussed a few of them. They are safe, moderately effective and completely harmless. It’s important not to put Keranique Hair Growth Treatment in the same category. It is a medication.

Is Keranique Safe?

Keranique Side Effects

Keranique Hair Growth Treatment is just a shampoo. So it can’t cause any problems, right? Well, not really. That seems to be the general consensus, but it’s a dangerous misconception to have.

As mentioned above, Keranique Hair Growth Treatment contains minoxidil, which does have a long list of side effects. Keranique shampoo also contains other potentially harmful ingredients. We’re not scaremongering. In fact, we think it is one of the best treatments out there when it comes to trading off potential effectiveness versus side effects. But those side effects do exist.

What are the Side Effects of Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment?

So, what are the side effects of Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment? Well, these include the side effects associated with minoxidil use. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not safe. Bear in mind that minoxidil has been FDA approved, so these side effects are considered to be rare or uncommon at most:

  • Inflamed Scalp
  • Itchiness
  • Swelling of Extremities
  • Chest Pain
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Unwanted Facial Hair Growth
  • Weight Changes

If you experience any of these, you will want to stop immediately. The side effects of minoxidil don’t pain a pretty picture of what you might turn into, so you will want to put a stop to that.

Evening Primrose Oil for Hair Loss: Does it Work?

Evening Primrose Oil for Hair Loss: Does it Work?

Evening Primrose Oil for Hair Loss

Is evening primrose oil an effective baldness cure? Does it work for hair loss or is it just a myth? These are the questions you have been asking and they are the questions that we aim to get to the bottom of in this article.

We have covered a great number of hair growth pills, vitamins for hair loss and much more on this site. Evening primrose oil isn’t one that has appeared a lot in the past and it’s not one of the more common hair loss supplements. However, that’s not to say that it’s not effective. So, that begs the question, what is the verdict on evening primrose oil for hair loss?

Evening Primrose Oil

This product is extracted from the evening primrose plants that are commonly found throughout North America and Europe. It’s an abundant species, which means its oil is found and produced in abundance as well. The plant got its name because it typically flowers on an evening. It has been somewhat prized for is medicinal content for a number of years.

Evening primrose oil has been used to treat a number of conditions and ailments. There are old wives tales that say that evening primrose oil can work to cure bruises, stomach upsets and external injuries. Of course, they are old wives tales for a reason—none of them are true. However, there may be some beneficial qualities. And when it comes to evening primrose oil for hair loss, it may not be complete nonsense.

One of the reasons for this is evening primrose oil contains a lot of fatty acids. As we have discussed in our article on Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, these are essential for promoting hair growth and can also help with the conditioning of your hair, your skin and your scalp. Therefore, these fatty acids bode very well for evening primrose oil and are one of the main reasons it has been considered a cure for hair loss and baldness over the years.

Evening Primrose Oil for Hair Less

The question is, how effective is evening primrose oil for hair less? Well, probably not very. Certainly no more than many other vitamins, minerals and extracts on the market. There are many effective ones out there that have been proven. These include saw palmetto, which we know can help to reduce DHT in the body and therefore help with hair growth.

Evening primrose oil, on the other hand, is not quite as effective. Nor has it been studied as extensive for hair loss. However, it has been studied for other ailments and there are some positive results here. Based on these studies it may help to prevent everything from nerve damage to Alzheimer’s. But, there is very little to suggest evening primrose is effective in curing hair loss.

There are many advocates of using evening primrose oil for hair loss and many of them rave about its effectiveness. But individual reports are not validated studies and there is no way of knowing if the oil is actually having the positive effect that they think it is. And if it is, then there is no way of knowing if it will have the same affect on others.

Should You Take Evening Primrose Oil?

Evening Primrose Oil for Baldness

Don’t dismiss it yet though. Many of the products we have advocated on this site are not guaranteed to help you. Some of them are based on personal experiences. Some of them are based on small studies. Others, like Omega 3 and Omega 6, are purely based on the fact that we know fatty acids have a positive effect on the skin and may also help with the hair.

And this is one of the reasons you might want to consider taking evening primrose oil. Because while there is no concrete proof that it works, the same could be said for anything After all, if there was concrete proof that such a harmless, widely available extract worked to cure baldness, then the companies behind Rogaine, Propecia and countless other hair loss medication would go out of business.

On the one hand, we have no proof that evening primrose oil works for hair loss. On the other hand, we have nothing concrete to the contrary. Not only that, but evening primrose oil is relatively harmless and it can help with other problems. For instance, regular consumption of evening primrose oil can help to improve the condition of your nails and your skin. It can help to improve your cognitive function and it may even help your cardiovascular system.

It’s rich in fatty acids, and we know that they have a never-ending list of benefits. So, while we’re not really sure how effective evening primrose oil is for hair loss, we do know that this is a potent, super-helpful extract that works wonders on many ailments. And that should be all the information you need to supplement with it.

Where to Find Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil

We probably didn’t give you the answer you wanted to hear. We didn’t tell you that this will give you back those luscious locks that you thought were long gone. Still, hope is not lost. You should seriously consider adding evening primrose oil to your supplement regime. If you have read the other articles we have written on supplements, vitamins and minerals, you will already have a idea of what these are. By reading them, doing some research and buying them separately, you can essentially create your own super concoction and that may just help with your hair loss.

You can find evening primrose oil in many health food stores and online supplement stores. You shouldn’t need to pay a lot of money for this as it is widely available and fairly cheap to produce. So, avoid anything that claims to be offering a premium product, because you’re really only paying for the label and you’re probably not getting product that is any better than its cheaper variant.

You should look to buy it in oil or capsule form and try to for a couple of months. If it is going to improve the condition of your hair, skin or whatever else you want it to do, then this is the time it will need. The idea dose for this is around 500mg taken twice a day. A two month supply should cost you less than $50 on average.

And of course, if you do see some positive effects and it does help with hair loss, then be sure to get in touch and let us know. It’s still just one opinion. But if we collect enough of them then we can gain a greater insight into its effectiveness.

Hair Growth Pills: Medications and Supplements that Actually Work

Hair Growth Pills: Medications and Supplements that Actually Work

Hair Growth Pills

Looking for some hair growth pills to help you restore your hair? There is a wealth of different ones to choose from. So much so that finding the right one can be a little complicated.

Here on Hair Growth Pills we have looked at all kinds of hair loss vitamins, beard growth products and more. We have pointed you towards the best baldness cures and have asked if the right foods can help you to grow your eyelashes. But there’s still so much more that needs to be covered, so much more that need to be said.

In this article we’ll focus on a couple medications that you may have already heard of; medications that are said to work better than anything else on the market. The question is, do they really do that and are these hair growth pills as effective as the manufacturers claim?

Minoxidil

Minoxidil Hair Growth Pills

Perhaps the best known of the two medications on this list, Minoxidil also goes by the brand name “Rogaine”. It is available over-the-counter and has been approved by the FDA. For a medication that promises such a life changing alteration, it has very few side effects and there is very little risk. As a result, Rogaine has been taken extensively over the years. It has gained a reputation as one of the best hair growth pills on the market.

Rogaine is rubbed into your scalp twice a day and can help to grow hair and to prevent hair loss. It’s fairly cheap and its effects are realized quite quickly. Of course, nothing is ever that simple and Rogaine is far from a miracle cure. There are downsides, and its up to you to decide if these are worth it or not:

  • Side Effects: “Very few side effects” doesn’t mean “no side effects” unfortunately. Even OTC medications like this can cause problems. They are rare and for the most part they are minor, but if you’re one of the unlucky ones then you may suffer at the hands of this medication. It can cause everything from minor irritations to tachycardia, which is definitely not minor.
  • Not For Everyone: Rogaine is typically effective in men of a certain age. It seems to work best in men who are losing most of their hair or have already lost it. If your hair is thinning or breaking and if you are female, the effects may be considerably less noticeable.
  • Price: Rogaine is cheap in the short-term. But if you only use it over the short-term then you will only experience benefits over the short-term. To keep experiencing the positive effects of Rogaine you need to keep taking it. Not only can needing to rub this medication into your scalp twice a day get tiring after a while, but it can also get expensive as you go through bottle after bottle.

Finasteride

Finasteride Hair Growth Pills

This is another FDA approved medication, and one that works in a different way to Rogaine. Also known by the brand name Propecia, this medication is primarily used to shrink prostates. It does this by shrinking the tissue around the prostate, which it is able to do by reducing the amount of DHT in the body. And because DHT can trigger hair loss, someone medicating with Propecia should experience noticeably less hair loss.

It has been said that all men above a certain age will have some form of enlarged prostate and even prostate cancer. It doesn’t always develop into something serious, but the problem is there and it’s not comfortable. As a result, Propecia use is common in older men. The main goal is to limit prostate growth. The limited hair loss is a pleasant side effect that most patients are happy with.

As with Rogaine, Propecia also has side effects and it can also be expensive to use over the long-term. Propecia side effects include a decreased libido, which is something that older men definitely do not need. This side effect doesn’t occur in all uses of Propecia, but it is one of the more common ones. Ironically, despite helping to reduce the size of the prostate, one of the rare side effects of Propecia use is prostate cancer.

It’s quite astonishing when you think about it. Here’s a drug designed to make older men feel and look younger, but they may never have sex again when they take it. It’s a drug that can help them to reduce the size of their prostate, but may also give them prostate cancer.

Fortunately, this side effect is very rare and if you are experiencing problems in that area and you’re also worried about hair loss, Propecia use may be a no-brainer. Just make sure that you get yourself checked over by your doctor before beginning a course of treatment and that you drop by for regular check-ups after that.

Other Hair Growth Pills

As mentioned already, there are many different options available for hair growth. However, if you want hair growth pills that have countless studies to back them up, hair growth pills that have been shown to be considerably more effective than any vitamins and minerals, then the two listed above are really your only options. There are also vitamin profiles, supplements like saw palmetto and much more. But if you ask the experts and the people who have used these hair growth pills before, nothing comes close to Minoxidil or Finasteride.

That is, unless you are happy to consider surgery. If that’s the case then even those FDA approved hair growth pills don’t offer you results like the ones you can get with a hair implant. This is an instant way to get the hair you want. There are no side effects, no long waits, and little need to concern yourself about contraindications. However, hair transplants don’t come cheap and are not for everyone.