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Ketoconazole for Hair Loss: Everything You Need To Know

Ketoconazole is one of the only hair loss treatments that you don’t need a prescription for and is backed by science. It is an antifungal medication and is used to treat a variety of fungal infections. However, it’s also sometimes used off-label to treat hair loss and improve hair volume—and it appears to work.  It isn’t a miracle cure—while it appears to be effective, other hair loss treatments (like finasteride and minoxidil) are still better established. Still, ketoconazole appears to work, especially when taken in combination with other treatment options. Here’s everything you need to know about ketoconazole (sometimes sold as Nizoral) and hair loss: what it is, how it works, the research on its effectiveness, and side effects.  What...

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How To Treat Hair Loss: The Scientific Method

Sure, you can buy the oils, tinctures, potions and topicals that claim to help you avoid hair loss. But what actually works? Here we separate the snake oil from the good stuff based on science. We provide you with a method to do everything you can to keep your hair. There exists two clinically proven ways to prevent hair loss: an oral DHT blocker (finasteride) and minoxidil. Minoxidil is the active ingredient in the commonly known Johnson & Johnson Rogaine products. Minoxidil is a topical treatment for hair loss, it works by opening potassium channels in the scalp, these wider channels allow more nutrients into the hair follicle. A better nourished follicle means thicker stronger hair, and follicles more willing to grow...

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Minoxidil Side Effects: Everything You Need To Know

Research consisistently finds that minoxidil is safe and well-tolerated by most people. However, there are some minoxidil side effects that you should be aware of. In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know about the potential side effects of minoxidil, along with usage instructions. 

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