HOW MINOXIDIL WORKS?
REGAINE® contains the active ingredient minoxidil, which is scientifically proven to help stop and reverse hereditary hair loss.
Minoxidil helps to promote hair regrowth in 4 ways:
Reverses the miniaturisation of follicles.
Increases blood flow around follicles.
Stimulates follicle movement to growth phase.
Extends each follicles growth phase.
Science behind minoxidil
The mechanism by which minoxidil stimulates hair growth is not fully understood, but minoxidil can reverse the hair loss process of androgenetic alopecia by the following means:
- Increase the diameter of the hair shaft.
- Stimulate anagen growth.
- Prolong the anagen phase.
- Stimulate anagen recovery from the telogen phase.
How does minoxidil help?
Minoxidil is clinically proven to help stop and even reverse hereditary hair loss, by reactivating your inactive hair follicles.
WHAT CAUSES HAIR LOSS?
The hair growth cycle
Hair grows in cycles and each growth cycle includes a growth phase, a transitional phase and a resting phase. In hereditary hair loss, owing to a change in hormones, the hair follicle shrinks and the growth cycle is shortened.
How does hair loss happen?
Each hair growth cycle produces a shorter, finer, much less visible hair. In time, a few follicles will even be destroyed and fail to grow hair. The most common cause of hair loss in men and women is androgenic alopecia (AGA). Genetics, hormones and age all play a part in this condition. In AGA, the hair follicle shrinks.