Tag: Minoxidil

Does Minoxidil work for hair loss? Is Minoxidil an effective cure for baldness? These are questions that we hear a lot here on Hair Growth Pills. And that’s no surprise as this product is one of the most popular hair growth products around and is also said to be one of the most effective.

In these articles we look at those claims to see whether or not it is true and whether Minoxidil (also known by the brand name Rogaine) for hair loss is valid or just part of the marketing scheme. This is a tag page, which means that all of the articles you see below relate to Minoxidil in some way or another. You will find Rogaine reviews, product discussions, and honest opinions on whether it is effective or not.

So, scroll down and take a look at what’s available. This is a product that has been covered extensively, but there are plenty others. So, you might want to also read up on our pages on Propecia, as well as other hair loss vitamins and hair growth supplements.

Receding Hair in Men: What is it and How to Cure It

Receding Hair in Men: What is it and How to Cure It

Receding Hair in Men

If there is anything a man hates more about aging than a beer gut, grey hair and that noise you begin to make when you stand-up, it’s a receding hairline. Receding hair in men is not attractive by any stretch of the imagination. There are people who will find you attractive if you are bald. There are people who will happily ignore bald spots, thinning hair and damaged hair, as well as grey hair. But when it comes to a receding hairline, no one finds it attractive.

To make matters worse, receding hair in men is very common. It’s something that most men will experience at one point in their lives. Most of the time it happens when they are older, but for many men it happens at a young age and it’s hard to take.

It’s not all bad though. There are things you can to to limit the damage done by a receding hairline. The trick is to make sure that you start early enough. When you do that then you can avoid this issue setting in at a later date and branding you as an unattractive, hairless monster.

Receding Hair in Men: What is it?

A receding hairline is where the front of the hairline recedes, often creating an “M” shape. This begins with a simple recession. Before long, the M shape forms and if nothing is done to stop it then all of the hair on top of the head will begin to thin or fall out. At this point, a comb-over is often applied, which is another way of saying, “I give up”, as well as, “I don’t own a mirror” (find some better styles in our Hairstyles for Balding Men article).

This issue can be caused by a number of factors. Bald spots and other hair loss is often caused by alopecia, but with receding hair in men the main culprit is genetics. Simply put, if your father suffered from the condition early on, then there is a good chance you’ll start to see the same issue develop at an equally young age.

Hormones also play a role, as does stress, diet and a number of environmental factors. In some cases, there is very little you can do to stop it completely, but you can slow it down. In most cases, there is something you can do to stop it and there may even be something you can do to reverse it.

Receding Hair in Men: How to Stop it

Receding Hairline in Men

So, let’s imagine that you are worried about a receding hairline. What can you do to stop it? If you get in early enough, when the signs first begin to show or even before they start to show, then there is a lot you can do. If not, and if it has already started to recede, there is still something that can be done to slow the process down, including:

Healthy Lifestyle

A vitamin deficiency can cause hair loss. Not only that, but an excess of fat, processed foods and everything else that is bad for you can lead to receding hair in men. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. There are dozens of vitamins and minerals that are involved in the hair growth process, and there are also many substances that can inhibit it.

As an example, Biotin and other B Vitamins are used by your body to trigger the hair growth process. Things like amino acids are essentially the building blocks of your cells, including your hair, while a lack of zinc can cause your hair to fall out. All of this goes someway to explaining how important vitamins and minerals are and how imperative it is to have a healthy diet if you want to have a healthy hairline.

Water is also important. Hydration can work wonders for your scalp and your hair. It can limit dandruff, it can stop your hair from splitting and breaking.

So, drink plenty of water, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and make sure you avoid all of the things you know you shouldn’t be eating and drinking. That applies to cigarettes and alcohol as well, as these are toxic for your body and your hair.

Hairstyles

One of the causes of receding hair in men that may surprise you is your hairstyle. If you wear a tight weave, a tight ponytail or any other tight hairstyle then you are pulling your hair away from the hairline and damaging the follicles. The longer it stays in this position the more damage you are doing.

The same goes for wearing a cap all of the time, especially if that cap is tight around your head. You are pressing it tight to your skin, you’re keeping the air away from your hair and you’re letting all of that sweat build-up.

You’d be much better off just shaving your hair completely than putting your hair in a ponytail. Because while you wouldn’t have any hair to speak of for a short while, it would grow back, while the ponytail would damage the hair follicles, putting the under constantly stress and messing with the hair growth rate cycle.

Stress-Free

Stress is also a major cause of receding hair in men. Stress can mess with your hormones, which in turn can damage your hair and your hair line. The angrier you are, the more stressed you are and the less rest you get, the more damage you are going to do.

Of course, it’s not easy to live a stress-free life, especially if you’re the sort of person who gets wound up easily. But there are things you can do to help. Try exercising. Try yoga. Meditate. Create more time for play and spend less time working. A little less stress can go a very long way.

In fact, not only can it help with your hairline, but it may even prolong your life.

Chemical-Free

A lot of the damage we do to our hair is done almost intentionally via the use of hair dyes and other toxic products. We acknowledge that they are not healthy, but for the sake of beauty and vanity, we ignore them and just hope for the best.

If you want to avoid receding hair in men then you need to try and keep harmful chemicals, including bleach and dyes, away from your hair. There is no need to worry about synthetic shampoos and conditioners, as for the most part these are okay. Just avoid the really harmful stuff.

Receding Hair in Men: How to Cure It

Receding Hair Causes
Unfortunately, there isn’t much you can do to cure a receding hair line. The follicles have basically stopped growing hair, and because it’s not the result of alopecia and other common conditions, it’s often very difficult to turn it around.

Don’t give up just yet though as there can be some solutions that can help you to grow hair where there was none before.

Medications

The first thing you should do is try either Minoxidil or Finasteride. Do not take them both together. Just choose one, try it, and if it doesn’t quite hit the mark then try the other one. With Finasteride you will benefit more if you are older and as a young man it’s not really a medication you should be taking or one that you will be prescribed.

Minoxidil is a different story though. This can be used by many people and it is actually prescribed to help with hair growth. Just make sure that you give it plenty of time to work (up to 6 months) and that you follow the instructions to the letter. The reason this treatment fails, more often than not, is because the instructions are ignored.

PRP

We have discussed this radical treatment in our PRP Hair Loss guide. It involves drawing blood from you, processing this blood and then injecting it into your scalp. This has been shown to work and while it sounds a little barbaric, it’s actually very safe.

The problem is, it’s quite expensive and you need a professional to perform the treatment. The fact that it involves injections is off-putting for many, but if you can get over this then it’s a treatment that’s worth considering.

Transplants

Receding Hair Cures

If you can commit to the PRP treatment but don’t think it’s going to be effective, then a hair transplant may be better suited. This is often a little more expensive, but it also worked every time, without fail. They will take hair from the back of your neck (your hair above this will flop down to cover the hair that has been removed) and they will implant this into your hairline.

This is a treatment that has been used by many celebs, as discussed in our Famous Bald Celebrities article. It’s not cheap, it’s not completely safe, it hurts a little and it takes a long time to recover. But all in all, it’s possibly the most effective way to treat receding hair in men.

How to Grow Eyebrows (Quick Growth, Growth Rate, More)

How to Grow Eyebrows (Quick Growth, Growth Rate, More)

How to Grow Eyebrows

Have you over-plucked and over-pruned? Are you desperately seeking ways to grow your eyebrows? Well, all hope is not lost. In this guide we will show you how to grow eyebrows so you can get your dignity back. Just make sure you’re not so trigger happy with the tweezers next time.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Minoxidil

One of the first treatments that you need to consider is Minoxidil. This is typically used to help with hair growth on the head, but it can work just as effectively on the face. There are a number of people who have used Minoxidil to grow out their beard, and often to great effect. The principle is the same, and if you simply want to speed up the eyebrow growth process and you don’t have a problem with alopecia or anything similar, then it should work even better.

Even if you have issues with alopecia then you should still be able to grow some hair using this treatment. That’s what it was designed for after all. And because you’re working with very little hair and you don’t need a huge amount of growth then you should be able to see better results and to see those results quicker.

You need to make sure that you don’t get it in your eyes and you should also look to avoid too much contact with the rest of your skin. It should be relatively safe, but it may also trigger hair growth in areas where you don’t want it. So, read the label, be very careful and don’t treat it like it’s completely safe and completely harmless, because it’s not.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Vitamins

Grow Eyebrows

If you’re worried about the safety of Minoxidil then you can always just stick with natural products, such as vitamins and minerals. These may not be as effective, but they are abundantly available, they are safe, they are cheap and research suggests that they might still be able to help.

You don’t apply these topically and you don’t even need to get them in a multi-vitamin. You just need to make sure that you get enough of the right vitamins and minerals in your diet. These include B Vitamins like Biotin. This is actually involved in the hair growth process and your body needs it to continue producing hair. Without it, the process will be slowed at best and stopped at worst. If you have plenty of it in your diet, on the other hand, then you are giving your body all it needs to grow plenty of healthy hair.

If you’re worried that you’re not getting enough, then you should consider supplementation. Many vitamin deficiencies can limit hair growth and can also cause all kinds of damage to your hair. Such is the case with a zinc deficiency, and it may also occur with an iron and Vitamin C deficiency. So, not only can adding these vitamins to your diet help with the hair growth process, both on your face and your head, but a lack of them can stop it from going through the cycle.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Supplements

Supplements to Grow Eyebrows

By supplements, we don’t necessarily mean multi-vitamins, although the best ones do contain a wealth of essential vitamins that can help with the hair growth process. They also contain extracts, minerals and other ingredients that have been shown to help with hair loss, but are just as natural as vitamins.

Such is the case with Hairfinity, a product that is said to promote hair growth and is taken in tablet form. Again, the purpose of these products is to help the hair on your head grow, but because they help with the overall hair growth process, they can also speed-up growth on your face.

Everything from nettle extract and horsetail extract to blueberry extract and lemon peel has been used in one hair growth formula or another. How effective these actually are is anyone’s guess and its unlikely that they will do anything on their own. But when you combine them with other ingredients and bring them together into one super supplement, then you have something that will almost certainly deliver some results.

The key here is not to spend too much money and not to get too caught up in fancy sounding ingredients or well designed packaging. Supplement companies work on big margins. They tend to use cheap base ingredients before adding a few extracts here and there, spending a lot on design and promotion and then adding a huge label to the bottle. You just don’t need to pay this, not when you consider that you can get the same results by buying these ingredients separately and creating the product yourself.

How to Grow Eyebrows: Oils

Oil can be a great lubricant, forming a barrier to protect the hair follicles. And if the oil is full of nutrients then it can also slowly leech those nutrients into the follicle, allowing it to grow strong hair from root to tip. There are many oils out there that fit this description. The one we have talked about the most here on Hair Growth Oils is castor oil. Not only is it a lubricating and protecting oil, but it is full of Vitamin C, which is great for those bald or balding eyebrows and for the skin around them.

Olive oil is also very popular. It is loaded with nutrients as well and is a very potent and beneficial substance. The same applies to coconut oil and argan oil. All of these oils are common in cooking and they are often eaten raw as well to get the full benefits. That’s not going to do much for your eyebrow growth, but if you apply them directly then they should be able to help. They don’t mix of course, but you don’t need to use them together.

Essential oils also fall into this category and can be just as effective, albeit for different reasons. These oils need to be diluted, and they often work by cleaning the area of growth-inhibiting bacteria. They may not be as effective and they certainly won’t work as quickly. But you can add these to other ingredients and you can also apply them while taking vitamins and supplements. Although you should probably avoid applying them with Minoxidil.

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.

PRP for Hair Loss (PRP Injection Therapy: Side Effects and Safety)

PRP for Hair Loss (PRP Injection Therapy: Side Effects and Safety)

PRP for Hair Loss

PRP therapy is one of the many hair loss treatments out there, and one that involves what seems like a drastic process. The question is, just how effective is PRP for hair loss, how accessible is it to the average person, and what does it involve? We will answer those questions and more in this PRP therapy for hair loss article.

What is PRP Treatment?

PRP hair loss treatment, or “PRP injection therapy” involves drawing blood from the patient, processing it to enrich it, and then injecting it directly into the scalp. This vampiric process is not for everyone and is a little too morbid for some. However, there is a lot of science to this. There are also many suggestions that it is effective.

The abbreviation “PRP” is used to refer to the blood that is injected in your scalp, as opposed to the treatment itself. It stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and refers to the enriched blood that is said to stimulate hair follicles, while also ensuring that the blood around those follicles is strong.

In laymen terms, your hair is like a patch of grass. For the most part, it grows well and it grows quickly. If the ground beneath has no nourishment, if it is dry, scorched and depleted of any goodness, then the grass will die. But if you add some fertilizer then you can promote growth once more, while also improving the condition of the once depleted earth.

That’s the theory anyway. But as you might have expected, it’s not quite that simple. There are a few problems with using PRP for hair loss, from the risks involved to the cost.

Is a PRP Injection Safe?

PRP Injection Therapy
This treatment can be—and perhaps should be—safe. However, it needs to be performed by a licensed and experienced practitioner. These days it’s too easier for anyone who owns a beauty business to start offering advanced treatments, whether they are legally allowed to or not, and that creates all kinds of problems, causing potential life-long issues for the patients and giving the treatments a bad name.

This is a treatment that should be safe, but it’s one that involves drawing and injecting blood; it’s one that can cause pain; and it’s one that lasts for up to an hour. There may also be topical anesthetic involved, as well as dedicated aftercare. All of this raises the chances of complications when PRP hair loss treatment is not performed by an experienced practitioner. It also raises the cost when it is.

How Much Does PRP Injection Cost?

How Much Does PRP Injection Therapy Cost?

Although PRP injection therapy is quite expensive, it’s usually cheaper than a hair transplant and it can be very affordable if you compare it to all of the money you might spend on shampoos, medications, supplements and vitamins. From what we can see, the average price of a PRP for hair loss treatment is around $1,000.

Even if you focus on the more respected clinics, you should still be able to get PRP injection therapy for less than $2000. To give you an idea of how this costs on the whole, we checked with a leading clinic that is based in Europe and works with patients all over the world. They charge just under $1,000 for PRP hair loss therapy. However, if you were to get a hair transplant that involves 1,500 grafts, which is one of the larger ones, then you would pay around $7,000. Even the smaller grafts cost in excess of $2,000, twice as much as PRP injection therapy.

How Effective is PRP for Hair Loss?

PRP hair loss treatment has been shown to be very effective, certainly when compared to other hair loss treatments that just don’t deliver the results you expect. It may sound like a bizarre treatment. It may seem alien, risky and even ridiculous, and it is all of those things. However, it works. And if you have struggled to find effective hair growth solutions then you won’t care how crazy it seems.

To give you a better idea of the effectiveness of PRP hair loss treatments, take a look at the following PRP hair loss treatment clinical studies.

PRP Hair Loss Treatment Clinical Studies

One of the main clinical studies performed on Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment can be found on the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.

In this study, parents with androgenic alopecia were given the therapy to test how effective, safe and feasible the treatment was. There were eleven patients suffering from hair loss due to this disorder, and this included a number of patients that had been on a course of finasteride and minoxidil, without any notable results.

The hair was measured prior to every PRP hair loss treatment session, during which the patients were injected as four times over an 8 week period (once every two weeks). After the treatment had finished, the hair was tested for both length and strength, as well as the level to which the patient was satisfied.

This particular PRP clinical study noted a significant decrease in hair loss between the first and fourth treatment. Hair growth was also noticed, with total hair count increasing by an average of around 1/5th, or 22.09 follicular units for square centimeter. Not only that, but 9 of the 11 patients reported “negative” pull tests, which is to say that none of their hairs came out when pulled.

Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling with PRP

PRP hair loss treatment can be used with many other treatments. There are reports of this being used in combination with treatments such as finasteride and minoxidil, as mentioned above. Microneedling with PRP is also becoming very common. However, this is basically combining one somewhat dangerous and morbid treatment with another.

As mentioned in our Dermaroller Review, microneedling involves creating hundreds of pin-prick injuries on the face or the scalp. This is said to trigger a release of collagen, which is used by the body to speed-up recovery and may also help to create firmer, stronger skin, which potentially triggers hair growth.

Microneedling has been shown to be effective for skin conditions and can also help to improve the overall look and feel of your skin. However, it is not as effective when it comes to hair growth, which suggests that if microneedling with PRP does work, then it’s only because PRP injections are so effective on their own.

Male Pattern Baldness: What is it and How to Cure it

Male Pattern Baldness: What is it and How to Cure it

Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness is very common, with a large number of men experiencing symptoms before they turn 21, and with the vast majority suffering before they hit their 40th birthday. It’s something that is seen as unavoidable, yet something we have grown to hate. Men don’t like it and try their best to cover it up, and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who found it attractive.

So, just what is Male Pattern Baldness, what can cause it, and what can you do to stop it?

What Doesn’t Cause Male Pattern Baldness

There are a number of causes of Male Pattern Baldness, but there are also many myths out there. Some old wives tales suggest that you can go bald by repeatedly running your hand through your hair or combing it too much. This likely comes from assertive mothers who became annoyed at their slightly narcissistic sons and tried to scare them away from the mirror.

But it’s just not true. Unless you happen to have asbestos fingers that is, in which case you have more serious things to worry about. There is also a myth that warns against wearing a baseball cap too much. This likely comes from the fact that the majority of old men that wear baseball caps have Male Pattern Baldness. But they wear caps because of the baldness, not the other way around.

It is true that repeated damage can cause hair loss. This is something we have discussed in our Causes of Hair Loss in Men article. However, you need to be fixing it into some pretty tight and complicated hairstyles in order for this to happen, and a simple baseball cap won’t do any harm.

What Does Cause Male Pattern Baldness

Male Pattern Baldness Cause

One of the main causes of Male Pattern Baldness is genetics. So, you should be blaming your father and not your baseball cap. Your father’s hair and you grandfather’s hair is actually a good indicator of whether or not you will experience baldness.

If they both had thick and long hair late into their lives and you are balding early, then there is a good chance that something else is at fault. There are a number of other causes. These can include stress, medication, diet, smoking, alcohol, drugs and a sensitivity to DHT, which can also cause problems with your prostate.

Infections such as parasites can also cause hair loss, as can lyme disease and alopecia, which is an immune disorder. For some problems there are immediately obvious causes and ones that can be easily fixed. For others, it’s much harder to find a cause and nearly impossible to cure it.

Is There a Male Pattern Baldness Cure?

Male Pattern Baldness Cure

The important thing to know is that there is no cure for Male Pattern Baldness. No amount of supplements or vitamins can fix this problem. However, there are products that can slow it down, products that can stop it at its source and help you to maintain the hair that you have. One such product is Minoxidil for Men, which is applied direct to the scalp and has shown to be effective in the majority of users; and Finasteride, which also goes by the brand name Propecia and works by reducing the levels of DHT in the body.

There are many hair growth vitamins such as Biotin that can help, and you can also create homemade formulas from substances such as Castor Oil, Coconut Oil and more. These probably won’t trigger any kind of hair growth and they are definitely not cures. However, they can help to limit hair loss and at the least they can also help to strengthen the hair that you have. Think of them as very potent and useful shampoos that have the added bonus of potentially triggering hair growth and you can’t go wrong.

There is an actual cure for Male Pattern Baldness that doesn’t involve tablets or shampoos and that’s a hair transplant. This works by taking hair from one place and grafting it onto another. It basically replaces dead hair follicles with living ones and it can restore your lost hair and ensure that it grows back and keeps growing. However, it’s not cheap and surgery should never be a snap decision, even if it is a simple procedure.

Tips for Curing Male Pattern Baldness

There are a few important things to bear in mind regardless of which product you use and how bad your hair loss is:

  • The Sooner You Start, The Better: If you start using hair growth products as soon as you start to experience hair loss, then you can make sure that you lose very little hair from that point on. Many men began using Propecia when they were in their 40s and have gone on to maintain full heads of hair well into their 70s. There is even a rumor that Donald Trump used the drug, which might explain why he has so much hair despite his age.
  • There is Always Hope: Don’t give up just because you have already lost a lot of hair. There’s always something worth saving. You may have a blasé attitude now, but in 5 years when the hair you have now goes you will regret not trying to salvage it. Using hair growth treatments can help to maintain the hair you have and to make it thicker and stronger. That’s always worth having.
  • Keep Using: If you use products like Minoxidil for a few months and experience some results, don’t stop and assume you’ll be okay in the long run. If you stop, then the hair loss with continue. Minoxidil and products like it essentially halt the hair loss process, but as soon as you take that block away, then it will continue.
  • Stack-up: There are many products that you can use together. You can create concoctions from oils like omega 3 and omega 6 and still take products like Finasteride, for instance. However, you need to be very careful with this. It is not advise that you take Rogaine and Propecia together. You should also keep an eye out for shampoos that contain these ingredients. For example, Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment contains 2% Minoxidil, which means there is no need to take it with other Minoxidil products or with any other products that cause contraindications.
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 Hair Loss Shampoos for Women (Hair Growth Formulas)

Best Hair Loss Shampoos for Women (Hair Growth Formulas)

Best Hair Loss Shampoos for Women

Looking for some hair loss solutions? This list of the best hair loss shampoos for women might be able to help you.

We have combed through the best products on the market and have pieced together a list of the shampoos that standout the most for us. These shampoos have been listed below in no particular order and are typically available all over the world. However, there may be some restrictions with some of these shampoos depending on where you live.

Minoxidil for Women

We have covered this product extensively in our Minoxidil for Women article, so we won’t repeat that here. Needless to say, this is a high quality, FDA approved and clinically proven product that does seem to work, but doesn’t work for everyone. It is available as a generic product, as Women’s Rogaine, and as a formulation in products such as Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment.

As good as it is (or rather, can be) it’s not the ultimate product. It can cause side effects, it doesn’t work for everyone and it can also be expensive. Visit the linked page to learn more about this product, the many forms that it comes in and what we think about it. It does deserve to be on a list of the best hair loss shampoos for women, but there are also many other top products out there that deserve a little discussion. And because we’ve already focused heavily on Minoxidil for Women, it’s now time for those other products to shine.

Argan Oil Shampoo

Hair Loss Shampoo for Women

This oil is used as an ingredient in many high-end shampoos. You can also buy it in its pure form. When choosing an argan oil shampoo it’s important not to be swayed by marketing claims and to look at the actual ingredients. Anything can call itself an “Argan Oil Shampoo” if it contains just the smallest amount, but you need it to be a main ingredient if it’s going to do you any good and if it’s going to deserve a place on any list of the best hair loss shampoos for women.

Argan oil works because it is an effective moisturizer. It helps to lock moisture into the roots and the hair itself. Like ingredients such as castor oil, it is also high in Vitamin E, which is great for your skin and for your hair. Argan oil is also easy absorbed into the skin and does not leave any kind of greasy residue, which is why it is often used in skin creams and why it works well on its own as a moisturizer.

One of the best hair loss shampoos for women that has argan oil as a main ingredient is the simply named Argan Oil Shampoo by Art Naturals. This consists mainly of argan oil, but there is also some aloe vera and rosemary in there for balance.

Pura D’or

This deserves to be on any list of the best hair loss shampoos for women and makes it near the top of ours. It is an all-natural and organic shampoo that contains many of the hair grow vitamins we have discussed here on Hair Growth Pills. These include Vitamin B compounds like Niacin and Biotin, both of which have been proven to help strengthen, repair, condition and grow your hair. What’s more, a deficiency in these compounds can actually trigger hair loss, so this shampoo helps you to top up (although, in truth, you should be consuming these vitamin in the food you eat or as a supplement).

There are no harmful ingredients used in the creation of this hair loss shampoo. No parabens, no sulfates. It’s all natural, it’s all organic and it’s all exactly how it should be. It may not be the most effective hair loss shampoo on the market, but those natural ingredients mean it is safe to use everyday. It may also be safe to use in combination with other hair loss treatments.

Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex

Reviews of Hair Loss Shampoo for Females

Created by the haircare experts at Avalon, this product aims to help build your strands from the root to the tip. It is on our list of the best hair loss shampoos for women because it is effective, it has a variety of uses and it is also very cheap. Like Pure D’or above, it may not be the most effective shampoo for hair loss you will come across, but it can also be used as an everyday shampoo.

And let’s be honest, once you move away from treatments like Minoxidil, the effectiveness declines somewhat. So, you’re really only looking for a shampoo that offers some form of benefit, and a shampoo that also aids with conditioning and strengthening, as opposed to s shampoo that can perform miracles. Because if it was that easy to cure hair loss with a few vitamins, minerals and fancy oils, then there would be no bald people in the world.

If you like this shampoo then we would also recommend some other shampoos from the Avalon range. There are a number of these out there, all with different purposes. These is one of the better ones we have encountered in the range, but there are others, including the Rosemary Volumizing Shampoo.

Waterman Grow More

This is a hugely popular product. It is one of our favorites and a good way to round off a list of the best hair loss shampoos for women. There are a host of effective hair loss vitamins, minerals and more packed into this shampoo. Some of them have been proven to assist with hair growth, some of them are all marketing hype. But it’s nice to see a shampoo that brings all of these together.

This means that along with ingredients like argan oil, rosemary extract and biotin, this formula also contains caffeine, vitamin B7 and more. They claim to have tested it on many different hair types and hair styles, all with positive results. We’re not sure about that, but we have experienced some positive feedback and it certainly seems to be able to get the job done.

What’s more like all the other products on this list of the best hair loss shampoos for women, it’s natural, it is composed mainly of vitamins and minerals, and it is therefore relatively harmless. There are no parabens or other nasty ingredients either and there are also many extracts and vitamins in here that you won’t find in the products mentioned above. So, even if it doesn’t work, at least the only thing you stand to lose is a few dollars.

Minoxidil for Men (Minoxidil Beard, Results, Rogaine, Side Effects,)

Minoxidil for Men (Minoxidil Beard, Results, Rogaine, Side Effects,)

Minoxidil for Men

Minoxidil is an FDA approved medication that is prescribed for use in the treatment of alopecia, a form of hair loss. It is applied topically and can help with hair loss on the head and the face. Minoxidil for Men, also known by brand names like Men’s Rogaine and Rogaine for Men, is a formulation of this medication that is designed to be used by men.

In this article we will look at Minoxidil for Men in full, covering everything from results and application, to side effects and more. If you’re thinking about using Rogaine for Men or any of the generic formulas, then this is the article for you. If you’re female, then check with our Minoxidil for Women article instead.

The goal of this guide is to answer the following questions, all of which are asked on a regular basis by our readers, and the answers will be addressed here:

  • Can I use Minoxidil on my Beard?
  • How Long Before Minoxidil Begins to Work?
  • Why Does Minoxidil Not Work for Me?
  • Is Minoxidil Safe for Men?

Minoxidil for Men: How to Use

To use Men’s Rogaine or a generic formula of Men’s Minoxidil, you just need to follow the instructions on the packaging. Typically, this will involve washing your hair, applying the product and then repeating this process a set number of times a day and for a set number of months. We can’t give you the instructions here simply because they differ from product to protect. However, they will all include detailed instructions, as well as a leaflet that describes potential problems that you might encounter; the length of time that it might take for you to notice results; and what you should do if you make a mistake.

There are many formulas that use this substance and they go by many names. Rogaine for Men is one of the most popular, but there are also generic version of Men’s Minoxidil that can be bought either under other brand names like Keranique Hair Growth Treatment, or as simple, affordable solutions from Walmart, Costco and other major stores.

The application, the amount of times you need to apply it and the length of time you need to wait will depend on the brand, the concentration (Minoxidil 2% or Minoxidil 5%, for instance) and any other active ingredients that are present. So, make sure you always read those instructions and make sure you follow them to the letter.

Minoxidil for Men: Does it Work?

Rogaine for Men

It does work for some men. There is no denying that. However, it doesn’t work all of the time for every single man that tries it. Rogaine for Men is something that can be very hit and miss. After all, if that wasn’t the case then there would be very few bald men in the world. They would all be taking some form of Minoxidil for Men, they would all be experiencing positive results and they’d all be walking around with a big mane of hair.

Unfortunately for those men, that’s just not the case.

The reason it works for some men and not for others is not entirely clear. The cause of baldness may have something to do with it (read our guide on Causes of Hair Loss in Men to learn more). Sometimes, there is just no hope, as sad as it is to say. The majority of failed treatments are the result of people just not following the instructions.

In many cases, they use it for a few weeks, don’t see the results they expect or want, and then give up. Some may even wait for couple months before thinking they have been throwing their money away and then giving up. Others may not be applying it correctly, washing it off too soon, or using something that stops the drug from working.

If you follow the directions to the letter, as mentioned above, then you are giving Minoxidil for Men every chance to work. It might still not work, of course. But your chances certainly increase when you use it properly and you give it plenty of time to show some results.

Minoxidil Beard?

Minoxidil Beard

We get asked this a lot: Can I use Minoxidil on my beard? The simple answer is yes. In fact, many users have used Minoxidil for Men to grow their beard. It helps to speed up the process. It helps to give the the beard they want without needing to wait countless months for it. In our Beard Growth and Beard Products articles we discussed many products that you can use that are 100% safe. Minoxidil for Men is not one of those, but it is certainly effective.

To use Minoxidil on your beard you should first wash your face and then start applying small drops of Minoxidil for Men to the area. Once you have finished, make sure your wash your hands thoroughly. You don’t want to end up with hairy hands.

You will need to use less on your face than you would on your head. In fact, many users of Rogaine for Men have seen results with as little as 0.5ml. This is a very small amount and means that you can stretch your formula for many months. As a result, it’s much cheaper, and because you’re using a smaller amount you may also be reducing the potential for side effects.

Of course, when you start showing off your new beard to your fully-bearded friends, you might want to omit the fact that you used Rogaine for Men to get there. Let them think that you grew it with your own manliness and then bathe in the glory of their bearded appreciation.

Minoxidil for Men: Side Effects

Minoxidil for Men Side Effects

So, just what are the side effects for this medication? Well, many of them are actually the result of an allergic reaction, which is a very rare occurrence to say the least. If you have a reaction to it then you may experience everything from a rash to chest pains and swelling of the extremities. There are other side effects though, including:

  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Dry Skin
  • Headaches
  • Temporary Hair Loss
  • Overeating

Add the many side effect of allergic reactions to that list and it’s fair to say that Minoxidil for Men is not safe, at least not 100%. However, it’s important to note that these side effects are rare. The majority of users will not experience any side effects at all. In fact, the main complaint has nothing to do with side effects and everything to do with the Rogaine for Men formula not working as they thought it would.

That’s something that you have to consider; it’s a risk that you have to take. Because whether you are using Minoxidil on your beard or you head, there is a good chance that it just won’t work. If that is the case then you have just wasted a small fortune on something that didn’t do anything for you.

You might think that’s a small price to pay for the chance at getting that full head of hair or that full beard. You might think that it’s just not worth it. That’s up to you to decide. Just make sure that you don’t half-ass it. The worst thing you can do is invest big, try it for a couple months and then stop. Trust us when we say that the results probably won’t show at that point and that you need to give it time.

So, make a note of when you started, pay close attention to the bald patches that you are looking to fix; take pictures, take notes, follow instructions and then see where you are in 6 months. If nothing has happened by that point then you can start thinking that you have just wasted your money.

Best Hair Loss Solutions (Baldness Cures, Hair Growth, Eyebrows, Eyelashes)

Best Hair Loss Solutions (Baldness Cures, Hair Growth, Eyebrows, Eyelashes)

Best Hair Loss Solutions

Suffering from hair loss? Worried that this is the beginning of a long, difficult and depressing process that ends up with you losing all of you hair? Don’t worry, because there might be something that you can do about it. In this article we will try to help you out as we look at the best hair loss solutions available to both men and women.

FDA Approved Medication

FDA Approved Hair Loss Solutions

If you are a man, then you can safely use a product that goes by the name “Finasteride” or the brand name “Propecia”. This works by reducing the amount of DHT in your body. This is the chemical that attacks your hair follicles and stops them from growing hair. By limiting the amount of DHT in your body, you can limit the amount of hair loss you experience.

This is easily one of the best hair loss solutions for men, but it has not been approved for women. There are issues with birth defects and potential hormonal problems, so women should avoid it. There is an FDA approved medication for females though and that’s Minoxidil. This is a topical solution that works over the course of many months and can help to ease hair lost through alopecia and female pattern baldness.

To learn more about this, pay a visit to our Minoxidil for Women page. You should also take a peek at our Keranique Hair Growth Treatment Page. This is a shampoo that contains 2% Minoxidil, the main active ingredient.

Vitamins and Minerals

Your hair loss may be the result of a vitamin or mineral deficiency. Therefore, one of the best hair loss solutions for you is to simply discover what this deficiency is and then make sure you get enough of that vitamin/mineral going forward.

If you are not getting enough iron, then your hair will suffer. The same may apply to Vitamin D. However, the vitamin that causes the most problems when you don’t get enough of it is zinc. This can actually cause hair loss, so if you are not consuming adequate amounts, your hair will begin to fall out. It will also become brittle and prone to breaking.

In our Best Hair Vitamins article and our Hair Growth Vitamins articles we also discuss how extra amounts of certain vitamins can work wonders for your hair. These are also discussed in our Foods for Hair Loss page, where we discuss how you can get these vitamins in their natural source.

Simply put, if you get a complete vitamin profile every day, then you are drastically increasing your chances of experiencing hair growth. A good diet and a good vitamin profit is therefore one of the very best hair loss solutions for both men and women.

Supplements

Hair Loss Solutions for Men

There are hair growth supplements out there and many of these can help. However, most of them just contain a bundle of vitamins and minerals that you pay over the odds for. Manufacturers basically add simple hair loss vitamins into one tablet, give it a fancy name and design, market it like crazy, and then hope you pay inflated prices for it.

If you break the ingredients down and buy them separately, some of the highest priced supplements will cost you just a tenth of their retail price. However, there are others that use rarer ingredients and specialist formulas. Such is the case with Viviscal. Typically, we would be dismissive of such products. However, this actually seems to work. Reviews are very good and the majority of people who use it seem to experience some kind of hair growth, making this one of the best hair loss solutions by far.

It might not work for you, of course. But the same can be said for everything out there. The good news is that this is relatively safe and if it doesn’t work, the only thing you have lost is a few dollars. The price is a issue that many will not be able to get over. So, it all depends on your budget and on how desperate you are. Don’t worry though as there are other options. Our list of the best hair loss solutions is not yet over.

Better Care

We’re not going to judge you for your routine, but if you are experiencing hair loss then there is a good chance you are doing something wrong. At the very least there is a chance that you could do something better. One of the best hair loss solutions is to stop the hair from being damaged or from falling out in the first place.

For this, you need to understand what the cause might be. So, be sure to check with our Causes of Hair Loss in Women and Causes of Hair Loss in Men articles. You might be able to find a cause that you can undo. For instance, if it’s hormonal, then a simple course of medication can fix it; if it’s pregnancy related, then it’s just a matter of time; if it’s related to hairstyles, then find a new style!

We’re always quick to look for an easy fix. We would rather take a magic pill and have our issues go away than work hard at getting them fixed. However, in many cases it just takes a little care and attention and the problem will resolve without the risk of side effects and without incurring a great expense.

Home Remedies

Hair Loss Solutions for Women

And finally for our list of best hair loss solutions, there are ways that you can speed up hair growth at home. You can use everything from castor oil to coconut oil and more to help. These are topical solutions that you apply direct to the source of the problem. They work in a number of ways depending on the ingredient, but typically they attack microbes that are limiting growth; they provide nourishment to your hair; and they soothe the scalp.

We have countless articles on DIY Hair Growth here on Hair Growth Pills, so take a look around and see if you can find anything to your liking. Just remember that these don’t work for all causes of hair loss. And if the cause is an infection, then you might be doing more harm than good by applying a product to the source of hair loss.