Question: Regaine makes my hair very greasy! It’s making me not want to use it but I’m not sure if I’m willing to risk my hair to avoid it being greasy. Do you know any Minoxidil brands that don’t cause greasy hair?
Answer: Hi, Geoff. Regaine is the most well-known brand name for a hair loss treatment called Minoxidil. It is manufactured by Pfizer in a 2% ‘Regular-strength’ concentration (for men and women) and a 5% ‘Extra-strength’ concentration (for men only). It is available as Regaine Liquid or Regaine Foam. Minoxidil is one of only two products that has shown sufficient evidence in large scale clinical trials to be effective in tackling hair loss in men and women. The other, Propecia, is available to men only.
The formulation of Regaine indeed makes it a greasy application. This formula and other generic Minoxidil solutions contain a 50% concentration of propylene glycol in their liquid base, which leaves a long-lasting greasy film on the scalp.
The Belgravia Centre offers less greasy versions of minoxidil with an additional additives. Our formulations comprise less propylene glycol, the result is minoxidil hair loss products with a texture that is less oily and non-greasy to use.
MPG is a product that is unlicensed but might help stop Dihydrotestosterone (DHT – the hormone that causes Male Pattern Baldness and Female Pattern Hair Loss) from destroying the hair follicles. This in turn supports the Minoxidil in order to increase its effectiveness.
We would be happy to offer you a free consultation with a Belgravia hair loss specialist to discuss your condition and the benefits a combination treatment course will offer. To book an appointment, call our reception on 020 7730 6666 or message the centre. If you are unable to visit the clinic, fill out the online diagnostic form which will be reviewed in the clinic. A treatment advisor will then be in touch to discuss your treatment recommendations and a postal delivery service of your treatments.
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