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Female thinning hair

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Thin sister

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Lately I noticed increased shedding which became worse when I used 5% Rogaine. It has reduced about half my hair thickness with noticeable thin areas. I Did have a scalp biopsy that came back normal, no increase in telogen hairs, only slight signs of miniaturization. Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be causing this?
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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Shedding is usually a sign that the Rogaine is working, the hair should grow back stronger. Hair loss in females can be due to genetic or nongenetic causes, one of the most common is Telogen Effluvium, others include low Iron levels, hormonal and thyroid issues. Stress is also a cause that many don`t realise.
If you continue to lose hair it could be that you're not responding well to the Rogaine and the above mentioned causes should be eliminated if possible
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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Have you had any success finding the cause?
 
M

mania

member
The hair thinning and then hair receding causes of hair loss by most important things it to consult the dermotalogist for hair caring and hair treatment..
 
lizzajohnson10

lizzajohnson10

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A vasodilator is considered Rogaine. Although the precise mechanism of action for minoxidil (the active ingredient) is not really clear, it is thought to work by partially enlarging hair follicles and elongating the hair growth process. You'll see more hair coverage on your scalp and more follicles in the growth stage.
Rogaine works best in people with hereditary hair loss at the vertex of the scalp (the area at the back of the head, just under the crown) or for women with general thinning of hair on the top of the scalp. Rogaine isn’t meant for a receding hairline or baldness at the front of your scalp.
Rogaine has been shown to be most effective in people under 40 years old and for those who start using it at the first signs of hair loss.
 
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