You might want to blame your kids, spouse, or that noisy neighbor for your hair loss, but the issue could just be hereditary. No one wants to deal with hair loss, yet about 2/3 of American males are going to experience some type of hair loss by the age of 35. According to the Reviews.com team, who recently did a study on the best hair loss treatments, “by the age of 50, the number of men with significantly thinning hair shoots up to a staggering 85 percent.” That means a lot of men are dealing with this problem. Women should not feel left out because 40 percent of all hair loss sufferers are women. Now, most people do not have much free time to go through countless products to find out which ones work best. Thankfully, Reviews.com wanted to separate the real solutions from the snake oil. That is why their research team spent six weeks analyzing 209 available treatment options to determine which are the safest and most effective. In addition, we investigated other unconventional treatments to see if they are worthwhile.
While Reviews.com was searching for the top hair loss treatments, one brand that continually stood out amongst the rest was Rogaine.
Men’s Rogaine Unscented Foam
This product (and the rest listed) contain one of the only ingredients that has been clinically-proven to be effective. The ingredient is called finasteride, which is also known as propecia and minoxidil. This ingredient must be prescribed, so if you want a non-prescribed option, then minoxidil is your only option. Men’s Rogaine Unscented Foam fits the bill; it contains a whopping 5 percent minoxidil-content, which is quite large compared to other choices.
Women’s Rogaine Foam
This product is only different in design and instructions, as it also contains a whopping 5 percent of minoxidil-content. Women are instructed to keep usage to a minimal, but that is only because the use of minoxidil, though rare, has been associated with unwanted hair growth like sideburns. Of course, this is something that you do not want to deal with, so pay attention to the instructions.
It’s important to know that Rogaine works when you use it continually – however, once you stop using it, the effect goes away as well. Using this product can be a lifelong commitment and it’s important to set daily reminders for yourself.
While you are applying these products, you’ll want to massage it into your scalp in the areas where you want to create growth. If you simply put it on your hair, instead of the scalp itself, it’s not going to have any effect. Once it’s applied, it will dissolve and don’t worry, it doesn’t sting – just a little tingling sensation.
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