Saturday, April 27, 2013


Fighting hair loss (very similar to the fight against aging and wrinkles) is a huge business for the cosmetic industry. A large number of different products with very different prices which are sold everywhere, from local shops through perfumery until pharmacy - but what is it all really effected?

One of the best ways to check whether it is worth investing your time and money in some of these treatments is the existence of clinical studies and articles in professional journals. For example, we can write 10 texts about how the combination Leaning + castor oil + drops of nettle stimulates hair growth, but whether we should believe? ;) On this subject in professional journals you will not find anything at all.

Minoxidil is a drug that was originally used orally for the treatment of high blood pressure. However, it was discovered an interesting side-effect - Minoxidil may cause increased growth or darkening hair, or in some cases, significant hair loss.

When you stop taking minoxidil, hair will return to normal within 30 to 60 days. The exact mechanism of action of this drug is not known.  It can be used once or twice a day (rubbed on the scalp) during a period of at least 4 months and the effect disappears when you stop using minoxidil.

Minoxidil is less effective when there is a larger surface area with no hair. However, its efficacy is pretty good when we talk about younger men (aged 18-41 years).

You can buy minoxidil at the pharmacy without a prescription, and it have different names (in America "Rogaine" with us "Pilovit", "Pilfud") and with various prices, although the concentration of active ingredients is the same - minoxidil is mainly produced at a concentration of 2% or 5%.

Consuming needs to be careful because if you have something dripping from the side may be increased hairiness in unwanted places.

With a certain number of people may have no effect, but if you have problems with hair loss,  you will try to be certainly further informed about minoxidil - as you can see from the text above that is not particularly amazing ;) minoxidil is not 'miraculous' solution and like most things in life there are good and bad sides.

But  at least there is the possibility of real effect in relation to the colorful advertisements and products from supermarkets that promise miracles. So, if you have a problem of hair loss, this is definitely worth to give a chance.

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