We all have bad hair days, but for some of us, the nightmare continues morning after morning. I’m talking about thinning hair ― not just fine strands, but actually losing your hair.
It’s like Groundhog Day, except instead of six more weeks of winter, we get six more weeks of fallouts.
Do you ever wonder why some women are blessed with luscious, flowing locks while the rest of us are cursed to spend our mornings trying to cover bare spots on our scalps?
For the most part, you can blame your parents. Female-pattern hair loss is genetic, and the bad news is, it won’t magically get better on its own.
But There Is Good News
We may have the bad luck of thinning hair, but we have good luck to be born in a time when scientists have created a solution to our problem.
Minoxidil is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication. What that means, in a nutshell, is that Minoxidil helps to open up blood vessels and improve blood pressure. In fact, one of its earliest applications was as a blood pressure medication.
But as often happens, early clinical studies on Minoxidil showed a surprising side effect. The men in the study saw unexpected hair growth, and doctors started prescribing Minoxidil to patients suffering from hair loss!
Can You Really Grow Back Your Hair?
In 1988, the FDA approved Minoxidil for treating male-pattern hair loss. Men everywhere rejoiced … but as usual, women were an afterthought. Until Upjohn, the pharmaceutical company that owned the patent on Minoxidil, finally realized the business potential of creating a version for the millions of women who suffer with thinning hair. Yay!
In the years since, numerous studies have been conducted showing that Minoxidil is effective for reversing female hair loss and helping women grow thicker, fuller hair.
What to Look for When Choosing a Minoxidil Hair Regrowth Treatment
Since Upjohn’s patent on Minoxidil has expired, hair-regrowth treatments for women are now available without a prescription. But you should know that not all Minoxidil hair regrowth treatments are created equal.
Make sure the treatment you choose:
Uses FDA-approved Minoxidil
Contains a 2% concentration of Minoxidil, the optimal amount used in clinical studies to reverse female hair loss
Has been independently tested and is proven to regrow thicker hair
Which Minoxidil Treatments Work Best?
In my opinion, the best option for women with thinning hair is Scalp Med®’s 2-step hair regrowth system. Why? In the simplest terms, it works the best.
Scalp Med® has an over 95% success rate. It exceeds other Minoxidil treatments in part because of it uses a unique pretreatment formula that helps restore the structures of your hair follicles to promote thicker, fuller hair.
Another reason I like Scalp Med® so much is that it contains moisturizing ingredients that hydrate the scalp ― so there’s no itchiness and irritation!
If you’d like to learn more, visit the official Scalp Med® website.
Whatever treatment you choose, don’t wait to do something about it. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to regrow your hair. I wish you the best of luck in getting back the thicker hair you deserve!