Thin may not be the ideal word you’d choose to describe your hair. But there’s a pretty good chance you’ve noticed your hair changing. Are you seeing more of your scalp? Perhaps you’ve noticed your ponytail is smaller, your part is widening or you’re losing fullness at the crown.
You are not alone
It may come as a surprise that 1 in 3 women will experience hair loss. The most common type of hair loss in women is hereditary, and it usually starts in our 20s or 30s — even as early as puberty for some. There are many names for hereditary hair loss in women: female pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia and female pattern hair loss. This condition can shorten the hair growth cycle and causes the hair follicles to shrink, resulting in shorter, finer and harder-to-see hairs. Eventually, those shrunken follicles no longer grow new hair. Without treatment, the hair loss can be permanent and can progress to widespread thinning.
There is a solution
Fortunately, there’s an effective solution that gets to the root of the problem. Women’s Rogaine® is the #1 Dermatologist Recommended* safe and effective hair regrowth treatment for women with thinning hair. It’s clinically proven to reduce hair loss, revitalize follicles, and regrow hair.
Women’s Rogaine® is the first and only Health Canada-approved medication currently available to treat hereditary hair loss in women. And it’s available without a prescription.
It works by revitalizing follicles
The active ingredient in Women’s Rogaine® is minoxidil, which revitalizes hair follicles, likely causing them to shift from a dormant phase to an active growing phase. Scientists believe minoxidil works by aiding blood flow to hair follicles in your scalp, thereby helping hair regrowth. Results with once daily use may be seen in as soon as three months, though for some women it may take at least six months for results to be seen. The best results occur when treatment is sustained and started early, at the first signs of hair loss.
It’s easy to use
It’s easy to add Women’s Rogaine® to your everyday beauty routine. Apply the 5% minoxidil unscented foam once a day to your scalp. After it dries, you can style your hair as usual with your regular products. Women’s Rogaine® is OK to use on colour-treated hair and does not contain hormones. Read these instructions or watch this video to see for yourself how simple it is to use.
Don’t be misled
You may have seen advertisements for hair-loss remedies, supplements, vitamins or volumizing shampoos. Many alternatives are not clinically proven or just temporarily coat the outside of the hair to make your hair seem fuller — they don’t actually regrow hair. The only clinically proven minoxidil hair regrowth treatment for women in Canada is Women’s Rogaine®.
Love your hair again
Head over to WomensRogaine.ca to learn more about what you can do to treat and style thinning hair. To be sure this product is right for you, always read and follow the label. ROGAINE® is available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
*Hair loss treatment brand based on 2016 Canadian survey data.
†Read the packaging insert for complete instructions.