Look through the advertisement sections of many magazines today, and you will probably see at least one advertisement for hair growth products. But do these products, natural or chemical actually work? Do they promote hair growth?
What these products typically do is to stimulate the hair follicles in your scalp so that when your hair does grow, it is healthier and stronger.
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Most popular hair growth products are taken externally in the form of a scalp treatment. What they do is thoroughly cleanse your scalp removing any build up of proteins. This combined with the act of massaging your scalp when applying the product stimulates the hair follicles and blood circulation, so encouraging hair growth.
Hair growth products that are taken orally will contain vitamins such as vitamin B6 or B12, zinc or copper. All of these vitamins are needed by your body for healthy, strong hair.
Before trying any of the hair growth products available, check the packaging to make sure the product has been approved by the FDA before you purchase. If so, then it has been fully tested in proper, objective clinical trials and any side effects that have occurred have been documented. In addition, reading the package clearly will tell you if it is indeed a hair growth product or a hair thickening product, as the two can be easily confused.
Back in 2001, two hair restoration treatments were approved by the FDA. The two ingredients are finasteride and minoxidil.
Typically, Finasteride (or Propecia) is only available as a prescription to men. Minoxidil (or Rogaine) is available mostly over the counter, but tends to be more effective for women. While Minoxidil tends to be used in external applications, Finasteride is usually taken orally.
Whether or not you decide to choose one of the many hair growth products on the market, it’s always a good idea to consult a trained medical professional before you begin.
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