Fuck female-pattern hair loss
December 20, 2013 12:52 PM Subscribe
Female-pattern hair loss: Is Rogaine my only hope?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (13 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
So, it looks like I lost the genetic lottery and am developing female-pattern hair loss. I'm not bald yet, but my hair has just gradually gotten very, very thin on top. Thin enough that I can't pull my hair back into a ponytail without exposing streaks of scalp on top, and that even when it's down, the only way I can keep my scalp from being too noticeable beneath my hair is to dye it blonde. But I'm afraid I'll be needing a wig in a year or two.
Biotin, vitamins, and thickening shampoos haven't done squat. Is Rogaine the only real nonsurgical option here?
And I see that the 5% version is not approved in women. Is there a particular reason for that--or has that strength just not been sufficiently tested in women for FDA approval?