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Men’s Hair Loss Myths

The hair loss gene comes from my mum’s family

False: Hereditary hair loss can be passed on by either parent.

REGAINE® contains the only over the counter ingredient clinically proven to regrow hair

True: REGAINE® contains Minoxidil, the only clinically proven over-the-counter treatment for hair loss.

Colouring my hair will lead to hereditary hair loss

False: Many hair treatments, such as bleaching and colouring, can be hard on your hair. If the treatments are too strong, they may cause the hair to break off near the scalp, but no treatments will cause hereditary hair loss.

Blow-drying can cause hereditary hair loss

False: But it can damage hair. If you're suffering from hereditary hair loss, the new hairs that grow are often thinner and less visible than the hair they are replacing.

Losing an average of 50-100 hairs a day is normal

True: This is true for people who don't have male pattern baldness, and the hairs that fall out will soon be replaced by new ones. If you're suffering from hereditary hair loss, those hairs often come from follicles that are shrinking and the new hairs emerging from these follicles will be thinner. Eventually the hair follicles shut down and no longer produce any hairs at all.

What can I do about male pattern hair loss?

  • REGAINE® is scientifically proven to help stop and even reverse hair loss
  • REGAINE® uses Minoxidil, the only clinically proven ingredient for hereditary hair loss available over the counter
  • Minoxidil works by increasing the supply of blood and nutrients to your hair follicles, helping to stimulate hair growth
  • When REGAINE® is used twice daily, you may see you have visibly more hair in 16 weeks.

Facts & Statistics about Men’s Hair Loss

A man checking his scalp for symptoms of hair loss
Hair loss is very common. As many as 8 million men experience hair loss in the UK
40% of men experience hair loss by the age of 35
Most of the time, hair loss is hereditary, and it can come from either side of your family
Stress can cause certain types of hair loss. But stress doesn’t cause male pattern baldness