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Why Minoxidil Fights Hair Loss

hair lossMen and women are both not exempt from experiencing hereditary baldness. And for both sexes, the only real way to maintain healthy hair growth when fighting against an invisible force is by using minoxidil. Minoxidil is the only effective, non-intrusive solution to hair loss for people suffering with hereditary (male or female) patterned baldness. Not convinced? When it comes to minoxidil and hair loss, you'll need to understand the facts around hair growth and what makes it happen (or not).

First of all, the average person is born with around 100,000 hair follicles on his or her scalp. The number you are born with is the number of follicles you get: you don't grow more follicles over time. Rather, hair from these follicles grow in a cycle: healthy follicles grow hair, then take a resting period. During the resting period, your hair falls out naturally, then regrows after the resting period. On average, men lose   50 to 100 hairs a day from resting follicles.

Unnatural hair loss happens when follicles begin to shrink from a combination of genes and hormonal changes. That shrinking disrupts the growth cycle of your follicles, causing hair to grow smaller and for a shorter period. Eventually, follicles shrink enough to the point where hair stops growing. Men experiencing this type of hair loss will see a gradual receding hairline, and might expect more than 150 hairs falling out per day.

The only way to address hair loss is to address the follicles that are shrinking. Minoxidil stops this hair loss by rejuvenating your follicles, helping them increase in size and grow thicker hair. Using minoxidil twice a day, over a period of 3 to 4 months, will give most people visual results. 

To get in control of your hair loss with our minoxidil-based products, contact us.