Symptoms of hair loss
More prominent parting
A prominent parting is one of the early signs of hair loss. If your parting has begun to widen, and there doesn’t seem to be a way to cover it the way you used to, you may be experiencing hereditary hair loss.
More hair on your pillow
We lose on average 30 to 150 hairs per day.** If you see more than your usual amount of hair, this could be a sign of hereditary hair loss.
More hair in your comb or brush
Having a few hairs in your comb or brush is normal. If you start to see more than usual this could be a sign of hereditary hair loss.
More hair in the shower drain
Having a large amount of hair in the drain after washing your hair is a sign that you are losing more hair than normal.
Regaine® for Women frequently asked questions
Does Regaine® for Women work?
Regaine® for women contains minoxidil, the only over-the-counter active ingredient clinically proven to help stop and even reverse women’s hereditary hair loss.*** Regaine® for women foam regrew hair in 8/10 women****, and 3/5***** women reported hair regrowth after 32 weeks of using Regaine® for women solution.***
Am I able to use this product if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Hair loss after pregnancy or during is common; however, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should not be using this hair regrowth product.
How do you apply Regaine® for Women Foam?
- Ensure both the hair and scalp are completely dry before applying Regaine®
- Hold the can upside down and press the nozzle to dispense foam onto fingers. The total amount of foam should not exceed 1g (1/2 capful)
- Massage the foam lightly into the affected areas of the scalp
- Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the foam
- Use once a day
How do you apply Regaine® for Women Solution?
For detailed directions for use see the leaflet enclosed with the product.
- Wash your hands thoroughly before applying the Regaine® for Women solution
- Ensure both the hair and scalp are completely dry before applying.
- Choose one of the applicators and dispense a 1ml dose to the total affected area twice a day
- Massage the solution lightly into the affected areas of the scalp
- Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the solution
But it is important you keep applying Regaine® morning and night, like you would brush your teeth, so you can see results. For Regaine® for Women solution to work effectively, continued use daily is necessary. Exceeding the recommended dose will not regrow your hair any quicker and you will have an increased likelihood of getting side effects.
At what age can females use Regaine®?
Females aged 18+ can use Regaine®. Both the Foam and Solution can be used by women aged 18 to 65.
If my hair regrowth is restored using Regaine® for Women, what will the new hair look like?
If you respond to using Regaine®’s hair loss treatment, your initial regrowth may at first be soft, downy hair and may be barely visible. After further treatment with Regaine®, your regrowth may change and become the same colour and thickness as the rest of your hair.
If I use more than the recommended dose, will it regrow my hair quicker?
No, you should not use more than the recommended dose of Regaine®. If you use more than the recommended dose seek medical advice, taking the medicine with you.
If I forget to apply a dose, can I apply Regaine® for Women as normal?
If you have missed one or two applications just carry on as normal, as if you had not missed the dose. Do not use twice as much or twice as often.
What time of the day is best to apply Regaine® for women foam?
We recommend using Regaine® for Women Foam as part of your evening routine. Give it a few minutes to dry after applying. The next morning you can style your hair as normal.
Can I apply Regaine® for Women to wet hair?
Make sure your hair and scalp are completely dry before applying Regaine® for Women Once A Day.
How much hair loss in a day is normal?
According to the British Association of Dermatologists, it’s normal to lose anywhere from 30 to 150 strands of hair per day. Since there are on average 100,000 hair follicles on each person’s scalp, the loss of 150 or so hair strands a day doesn’t make a big difference in appearance.
*http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/hair-loss-medref (Accessed 7th September 2012)
***Regaine for Women Regular Strength - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) (medicines.org.uk)
**** Statistical Analysis 30may2014, table CS1:Subjects (%) with Increased Target Area Hair Counts, Intent to Treat Subjects, Change in TAHC>0 in MINALO3005.
MINALO3005: Percentage of Subjects Showing Improvement in Target Area count at Week 24: 81.5% of Subjects using 5% minoxidil topical foam once daily re-grew hair at Week 24 vs. baseline. 61.2% of Subjects using Foam Vehicle once daily re-grew hair at Week 24 vs. baseline. Difference between 5% MTF and Foam Vehicle was 20.3% (p<0.0001)
REGAINE® products are for hereditary hair loss. REGAINE® for Women Once a Day Scalp Foam 5% w/w Cutaneous Foam, REGAINE® for Women Regular Strength contain Minoxidil. Always read the label. UK-RE-2100017.