Will My Hair Loss Medication Cause Hair Shedding?
February 24th, 2012
How's this for irony: most hair loss medications list hair shedding as a possible side effect! What?? If it does occur, excessive hair shedding from hair loss medications is supposed to be temporary, but that's not much comfort when the last thing you need is to lose even more hair in the short term. I've initially lost more hair from just about every hair loss medication I've tried, and it's extremely common to hear this complaint from other hair loss sufferers.
Every person dealing with ...
Propecia, Finasteride, And Proscar – Side Effects In Women
November 7th, 2011
Propecia, Finasteride, and Proscar, which are all the same medication, have potential side effects in both women and men. While the medications are only FDA approved for men to use for male pattern baldness hair loss or prostate problems, some doctors will also prescribe them to treat genetic female hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Since I recently started taking Propecia, I've delved in deeper to discover all potential side effects, and I'm slightly freaked out by what I've found. All medi...
Minoxidil Side Effects For Women
September 28th, 2011
Side effects from Minoxidil For Women (the generic version of Rogaine) are common, but luckily most of the side effects of this hair regrowth treatment are mild. Ironically, one of the listed side effects of Minoxidil Topical Solution 2% is hair growth! Unfortunately another possible side effect is hair loss, so consider the pros and cons carefully before using topical minoxidil. It's also best to talk with your doctor before beginning the treatment.
• Minoxidil for women
Minoxidil is f...
Aldactone For Hair Growth – Why I Stopped Taking It
August 24th, 2011
I've been on Aldactone (Spironolactone is the generic name) in attempts to achieve hair growth, but I just recently stopped taking it. Yep, that's yet another hair loss treatment I've tried that has been a failure for me. After being diagnosed with Androgenetic Alopecia last year, I thought the medication Aldactone was my answer because it suppresses androgen and DHT activity, and the theory is that by doing this, your hair will stay on your head. Since my hair sheds too much every day, I thou...
DermaSmoothe Scalp Oil
May 18th, 2011
DermaSmoothe Scalp Oil is a prescription treatment my Dermatologist prescribed me for my genetic hair loss. Apparently its use for hair loss is extremely rare because I haven't found any information about its ability to help with hair loss, or to increase hair growth. I'm writing about DermaSmoothe because I like to document my experience with all treatments I've tried for genetic hair loss. I know there are other people out there (probably just a few) that were prescribed DermaSmoothe f...
Hair Restoration For Women – My Clinic Visit
March 8th, 2011
I went to a Las Vegas hair restoration clinic today - one that specializes in hair restoration for women and men. Hair restoration is another name for hair transplants - a surgical procedure that moves hair follicles from one part of your head (normally the back) to where you most need it - the top and front. Personally I'm not looking to get hair transplants any time soon (if ever) but the consultation was free, and I was hoping to finally get a definitive answer about whether my hair loss is...
Grow Hair Fast
February 12th, 2011
How to grow hair fast - many people want to know how do you do it, and is it even possible? Can you grow your hair faster, longer, and thicker? According to the book "Grow Hair Fast" by Riquette Hofstein, it's completely possible to have a "new head of hair in 90 days." I picked up this book a few years ago hoping it would offer new solutions to my hair loss problem. The book's author is a licensed trichologist (a person who studies hair and hair loss), which is great because trichologists are v...
Spironolactone – Here We Go!
November 4th, 2010
I had my second appointment with my latest Dermatologist recently. Last month I begged for a prescription for Spironolactone to treat my hair loss and was denied, and I had very little faith this new doctor would ever prescribe it.
• Test results
My latest test results came back and I don't have elevated DHEAS-levels. I'm not sure what the doctor was testing that for, but I assume she was ruling out PCOS?
• Propylene Glycol
Since the last appointment, I started taking more Biotin ...