Hereditary hair loss causes hair thinning or hair loss in over 90% of cases. This condition reduces the amount of time that hair actively spends growing before it falls out. The hair that replaces the fallen strands is finer and shorter, until eventually the follicle shuts down entirely. The texture of the remaining hair may start to change, from full and thick to lifeless and dull, with less colour pigment. Women start experiencing hair thinning and shedding predominantly on the top of the head and along the part. However, women probably won’t see the textbook bald crown like men – it’s more likely that they’ll experience diffuse thinning causing less voluminous hair over time. It is important to know that this condition can strike women even in their twenties and thirties who notice an increase in shedding and a decrease in overall hair volume.
Hair thinning or hair loss is different between men and women. While men’s hair loss is characterised by a receding hairline and a gradual disappearance of hair from the crown, women experience a general thinning of the hair, with the most extensive hair loss occurring on the top of the head and along the part.
Female hereditary hair loss has several telltale signs, including: a wider parting, more hair with the root attached on your brush, on your pillow, or in the shower drain, and a harder time styling your hair.
Women’s REGAINE® products are topical treatments clinically proven1 to help regrow hair in women.2 Women’s REGAINE® products come in two forms; a 2% Minoxidil Topical Solution and a 5% Minoxidil Topical Foam. Women’s REGAINE® Foam is the first and only clinically proven1 foam treatment to help regrow hair in women.2 When massaged into the scalp, Women’s REGAINE® Foam reactivates hair follicles and stimulates hair regrowth.
Unlike products that temporarily thicken hair and mask the issue, Women’s REGAINE® Foam when used once a day – every day- actually helps regrow hair. It works in part by lengthening the time the hair spends in its active growth phase, and by restoring the size of the miniaturised hair follicles, Women’s REGAINE® targets the root of the problem, revitalises and reactivates hair follicles to stimulate regrowth. And, its unique, enhanced biodelivery system is designed to break down with body heat to deposit the product on the scalp without residue to make styling that much easier.
Women’s REGAINE® 5% Minoxidil Foam is a once daily hair re-growth treatment indicated and labeled specifically for women. In contrast, Men’s REGAINE® Foam is a twice-daily hair re-growth treatment indicated and labeled specifically for men. As always, we recommend following the labeled dosage when using any REGAINE® Minoxidil product.
You should not use Women's REGAINE® products if you are using other topical medicines on the scalp. There are no commonly recognised drug interactions associated with medications taken by mouth and the use of Women's REGAINE® products. You should ask your doctor if you are concerned that a medication that you are taking may interact with Women's REGAINE®.
This depends on which product you are using. Women’s REGAINE® Foam should be applied once-a-day, and may be used morning or night. When using Women’s REGAINE® Foam, results may be seen as early as three months when used as directed.
Women’s REGAINE® Regular Strength Solution should be applied twice-a-day.
Women’s REGAINE® products will not work faster or better if used more than directed. More frequent or larger doses have not been shown to speed up hair growth.
Since normal hair usually grows only 1.27 cm to 2.54 cm per month, hair regrowth with Women’s REGAINE® products also takes time.
Results with once-daily use of Women’s REGAINE® Foam may be seen as early as 3 months, and for some women, it may take at least 6 months for results to be seen. Clinical studies show that with once daily use of Women’s REGAINE® 5% Minoxidil Foam for 6 months , 8 out of 10 women regrew hair*.
You may need to use Women’s REGAINE® Regular Strength Solution 2 times a day for at least 4 months before you see results.
It takes time to regrow hair. Your results and success may depend on proper application and dosage; remember to apply Women’s REGAINE® Foam once-a-day or Women’s REGAINE® Regular Strength Solution twice-a-day, every day, directly to the scalp.
* After 6 months; data on file. Individual results may vary.
There are a few signs that let you know Women's REGAINE® products are at work to reactivate your hair follicles. For example, during the first few weeks of use, there may be a temporary increase in hair shedding for up to 2 weeks. This increase in hair shedding is expected and is temporary, and it is a sign that the new growth cycle is beginning and the older hairs you would have lost are making way for the new healthy ones. If this hair loss continues after 2 weeks on Women's REGAINE® products, talk to your doctor. As Women's REGAINE® reactivates the inactive follicles and stimulates re-growth, the increased shedding should gradually subside and you should see less hair in your brush, on your pillow, and in your drain. Remember, not everyone responds to REGAINE® products and individual results may vary.
Women's REGAINE® products stimulate hair follicles to shift from the resting phase to the growth phase. As part of this process, it is not uncommon to see a temporary increase in shedding during the first 2 weeks using Women's REGAINE® products. This occurs in some people when the hair follicles shift into the growth phase and older hairs are shed to make way for new actively growing hairs. It is a bit like losing baby teeth to make room for adult teeth. This increase in shedding is only temporary and should subside within a couple of weeks with continued treatment. You should not panic if a temporary increase in hair shedding is noticed. Please note, however, if increased shedding continues for longer than two weeks, you should consult your doctor to rule out other possible medical problems.
At first, hair growth may be soft, downy and colourless hairs. After further use, the new hairs should be the same colour as the other hairs on your scalp. In a clinical study eight out of ten women who used Women’s REGAINE® Foam grew new hair up to 48% thicker*. Since normal hair usually grows only 1.27cm to 2.54 cm per month, hair regrowth with REGAINE® products also takes time. To see your best results, always apply as directed on the product label.
* After 6 months; data on file. Individual results may vary.
Hereditary hair loss is a lifelong condition so continued use of REGAINE® products is necessary to increase and keep your hair regrowth, or you’ll revert back to your previous state as hair loss will begin again. There is no duration restriction for use of REGAINE® products.
Continued use of REGAINE® product is needed to maintain hair regrowth. If you stop using it, the normal hair loss process will start again. You will probably lose your newly regrown hair within 3 to 4 months and will look the way you looked before using REGAINE® products. So, you'll want to make REGAINE® products part of your daily hair care routine.
If you miss 1 or 2 doses of Women’s REGAINE® product, just continue with your next regular dose. We do not recommend that you try to make up for missed doses. One or 2 days of not using Women’s REGAINE® product will not affect your long-term hair regrowth as long as you resume your regular routine.
Unlike cosmetic thickeners which just coat hair and temporarily mask the issue, Women’s REGAINE® helps to regrow thicker, fuller hair. You can follow your normal hair care routine when using Women's REGAINE® products. Just be sure to apply your Women's REGAINE® product first and wait for it to dry before applying your styling products.
Yes. Women’s REGAINE® products can be used on both permed and colour-treated hair. We have no evidence that colouring, perming, or using relaxers on your hair change the effect of Women’s REGAINE® products. However, because the use of permanent wave and hair colour can cause scalp irritation on certain people, we recommend the following precautions:
To avoid possible scalp irritation, you should make sure all of the Women’s REGAINE® product has been washed off the hair and scalp before using colour or perm chemicals.
For best results, do not apply Women’s REGAINE® product on the same day that you use a chemical treatment on your hair.
Do not use Women’s REGAINE® product for 24 hours after using any chemicals to make sure your scalp has not been irritated by the perm or colour treatment. If no irritation occurs, continue use of Women’s REGAINE® product as usual.
Simply restart your normal Women’s REGAINE® product routine. There is no need to use more Women’s REGAINE® product to make up for missed applications.
Missing one day of Women’s REGAINE® products will not affect your hair regrowth results.
You can follow your normal hair care routine when using Women’s REGAINE® products. You should use a shampoo that cleanses your scalp well and a conditioner that is light and won't weigh down hair. However, if your scalp is dry and flaky, we recommend the use of a mild, gentle shampoo.