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1What Is The Best Female Hair Loss Treatment?
Minoxidil (Rogaine) 5% is the only topical medication approved by the FDA for female-pattern hair loss. The once daily use foam treatment regrows hair in 81% of the women who try it. Liquid options of 2% and 5% solutions are available over the counter.
2Can You Use Minoxidil If You’Re A Woman?
Women can use minoxidil (brand name Rogaine or Women’s Rogaine). Initially made for use only in men, minoxidil is now an FDA-approved, over-the-counter medication for male and female hair loss.
3Which Minoxidil Is Best For Female?
Researchers found that 5% minoxidil seemed to be better suited for promoting hair growth and increasing hair count. Even so, 2% topical minoxidil was found to be superior to the placebo treatment for improving hair growth, and both concentrations were well-tolerated by the women.
4Is Minoxidil 5% Good For Women’S Hair?
Abstract. Minoxidil is a Health Canada and US FDA-approved medication for hair loss in men and women. While 5% minoxidil foam has been approved for men since 2006, Health Canada and the FDA only approved 5% minoxidil foam for female pattern hair loss (FPHL) in 2014.
5What Happens If A Woman Uses Men’S Minoxidil?
In one study, 19% of women who used the product for eight months claimed to see “moderate” hair growth, while 40% rated their results “minimal.” However, many women who use Rogaine report that it has the effect of halting or slowing hair loss, even if it doesn’t cause new hair to grow.
6Why Can’T You Use Rogaine If You’Re A Woman?
Rogaine can lead to unwanted hair growth on the face if the medication comes into contact with it. Unwanted hair growth occurs more often in women than men, although it’s not clear why. Studies have reported unwanted hair growth in anywhere from 3 to 51 percent of female participants.4/12/2020