By: Elena Grace Flores
Excess of hormones called androgens will lead to hair loss. This is inherited but there are other non hereditary medical conditions that can also cause it. Minoxidil or brand name Rogaine® is the only drug approved to treat hereditary hair loss that can be bought without prescription. It’s formulated in 2% and 5% liquid solutions and is to to be applied directly into the scalp.
Rogaine works for both male and female-pattern baldness. To use, apply it to the affected area twice daily. Medical research studies have shown that 40-75% of men who used Rogaine for 12 months reported new hair growth. Among women who used it for eight months, 46-60% percent grew new hair. Click here to see direct source: http://www.drugstore.com/over-the-counter-treatments-for-hair-loss/qxc295191
According to drugstore.com: The most common side effects of Rogaine are itching and skin irritation. Pregnant or nursing women should not use Rogaine. People under 18 should not use this product unless directed by a doctor. If you don’t have a family history of hair loss, or if your hair loss is patchy or sudden, check with your doctor before trying Rogaine.