I'm 60 yrs old with hair thinning. Every day I lose a lot of hair. This has been happening for almost a yr. I don't have bald spots yet but probably will soon. The derm recommended Minoxidil for men. He also sold me expensive shampoo & conditioner from DCL Labs & then I learned that they are bad because they are not sulfate free. My hair loss is probably from stress or medication. Any advice or similar problem? I do take Biotin every day and thyroid is fine.
If the product that you are using is for men and is like a shampoo then i have a client using it now for hair loss. This works best if you catch it in the early stages of hair loss. My client has been using it for about five months and I know for certain that he isn't losing anymore hair. I've not heard of women using it bcuz it is I thought meant for men and is only good on the crown of the hair not the parietal or anywhere else. It is also very important to use just as it says to and once you commit to using it, if you stop using it then u will lose that hair. This is what I have learned from having a client to use it. I can tell you that I c him every five to six wks and it's made a huge difference in his hair. Good luck.
I am a 71 year old female. I have been using 5% Monoxodil foam for 21/2 years. I use it once a day. I have hereditary thinning in the front of my scalp. The product has made a very big difference. I have much more hair. The texture of your hair changes. The new hair grows out very frizzy. Better than no hair. After all this time, I am getting very dry and itchy scalp. This is a common side effect. I stopped using the product for 3 weeks. I started again because I am afraid of losing the hair that I have. I also use a hair, skin and nail vitamin with 5000 Biotin. That helps too. I also color my hair and this product strips the color so it has to be done more often.
Minoxidil helps 30 % of women with female hormonal thinning (post menopausal thinning). There are dozens of other hair loss conditions (including shedding conditions with names such as telogen effluvium). Minoxidil is less helpful in thes situations but the precise treatment of those would depend on the diagnosis.
In simmary, minoxidil is a reasonable starting point if you have been confirmed to have post menopausal female pattern type thinning. Your physician can confirm this.
- Minoxidil Information for Consumers
- Minoxidil Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Minoxidil (detailed)
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