As this medication contains male sex hormones, androgens, it is important that you do not start or immediately stop treatment should you want to be pregnant, are currently breastfeeding or intend to be. Studies have shown that this topical treatment can negatively impact your baby’s life, even through breastfeeding.
Surprise, surprise – it’s more common than we think. Hair loss is not just a male problem, women experience it too. Around 40% of women will see some form of hair loss before the age of 50, from thinning hair, widening parting, heavy hair fall on the pillow, shower floor and more. Hair loss in women can begin as early as your 20s even.
There are a multitude of reasons. Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL) is similar to the male variety, where individuals are genetically predisposed to the condition. FPHL can also occur after menopause and during or after a pregnancy due to hormonal fluctuations, affecting hair follicles and growth. Stress, both physical and emotional, can trigger hair loss, beginning with thinning hairs. Your diet is also a major factor, as a lack of protein, iron and other vitamins not only affect your health, but your hair too, leading to noticeable thinning and hair loss.
We often hear old wives tales of how tying your hair too tightly can lead to hair loss. Well, they weren’t wrong. A constant pilling force, like an elastic or rubber band, can place a lot of tension on your hair. This leads to loosened hair shafts from the follicles, resulting in heavy hair fall, where hair is unable
The topical treatment we provide works by speeding up the hair growth cycle. With a faster cycle, hairs have less time to shed, and more time to regrowth. It awakens dormant hair follicles, encouraging regrowth. The treatment isn’t a magic cure for hair loss, but studies have shown a 60% success rate in women
Drop 1ml onto affected areas of a dry scalp once or twice daily. Keep your head tilted back slightly as you release the liquid on your scalp. You can use your fingers to gently massage it into your scalp, however you have to wash your hands immediately afterward. The best is to apply the treatment a few hours before bedtime to allow it to dry completely, and to prevent it from spreading to other parts of your body.
Avoid washing your hair, getting it wet or going swimming for at least 1 hour after application on your scalp. For best results, 4 hours. Moisture can affect the absorption rate of the medication, reducing effectiveness.