Hair Loss Blog

Welcome to the myhair blog — your source for everything you want to know about hair. If you're trying to find out more about a new hair loss treatment, interested in learning more about certain hair care products, or just want some hairstyle advice, you've come to the right place. All of our content is created, fact-checked, and reviewed by our expert editorial team and qualified medical professionals.
Hair cloning (A stem cell treatment for hair loss)

Hair cloning (A stem cell treatment for hair loss)

Hair cloning is an experimental treatment for androgenic alopecia. This technique involves the extraction and cloning of hair follicle cells. These follicles are meant to be taken from areas of the head not affected by hair loss, cloned in a lab, and then transplanted onto the person’s scalp.

Finasteride side effects

Finasteride side effects

Finasteride is an FDA-approved treatment for male pattern hair loss. This hormone-blocking drug is effective, but comes with a range of potential short-term and long-term side effects. However, not all versions of finasteride cause th same side effects.

What is minoxidil (and who should use it)?

What is minoxidil (and who should use it)?

Minoxidil was the very first treatment to be FDA-approved for androgenic alopecia. It was first approved as a liquid serum, then as a foam. This medication is now available in 2 percent and 5 percent concentrations. The 5 percent products are thought to be most effective for men.

Should I use minoxidil foam?

Should I use minoxidil foam?

Although minoxidil was first FDA-approved as a hair loss treatment in the 1980s, minoxidil foam didn’t come into the market until 2006. Since then, the foam version of minoxidil has been shown to be just as effective as the liquid serum, preventing further hair loss and improving hair regrowth.

PRP and hair loss

PRP and hair loss

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments extract PRP from your blood and inject it back into your scalp. When PRP is administered into areas where you’ve seen hair loss, hair follicles in that region are stimulated and prompted to start producing hair again.

Is it possible to stop hair loss?

Is it possible to stop hair loss?

Most people experiencing hair loss symptoms are seeing signs of androgenic alopecia, the most common type of hair loss. This condition, often referred to as male pattern baldness, has three FDA-approved treatment options: minoxidil, finasteride, and LLLT. All of the options have been shown to stop hair loss from getting worse and promote hair regrowth.

Can I use minoxidil for beard growth?

Can I use minoxidil for beard growth?

Men can improve their facial hair in many ways. One of the most popular options is minoxidil. This FDA-approved hair loss treatment is usually used to counteract the progression of androgenic alopecia. However, it’s also used off-label to fix patchy facial hair and before beard-to-scalp transplants.

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