Minoxidil More Popular than Ever. And its growth is showing no signs of slowing down as more and more positive results are proven, confidence in new medications increases, the ease of buying and costs get lower and lower.
Minoxidil More Popular than Ever
And its popularity is showing no signs of slowing down. Quite the opposite, in fact. “The proof”, as they say, “is in the pudding.” Basically, the popularity of Minoxidil is growing, because it really does work! It is inexpensive, easily available, easy to use and it genuinely stops hair loss, dead in its tracks.
But perhaps the biggest reason – and this is just our editorial opinion – is the ‘cultural shift’ in thought towards Male Pattern Baldness. For older men, the idea of regrowing new hair has been shrouded in clouds of scams and ‘snake oil’. Personally, I grew up thinking all hair restores were just… lies. But medical science is a constantly changing – and improving – field and huge amounts of time, money and effort have gone in to scientific research in to hair loss in the last 20-30 years.
For younger men however, the idea of hair loss isn’t inevitable. It’s quite treatable. Also, plenty of studies have shown that early treatment of hair loss massively improves the effectiveness of Minoxidil. So those younger readers benefit twice!
So perhaps the younger men will embrace Minoxidil easier, and the more mature men will, perhaps at first, treat it with a little caution. We understand this.
This report from last year states, “The global minoxidil market is slated to post high growth in the forthcoming period.” and “The popularity of minoxidil can be gauged by its success rate and that is men experience hair regrowth after 3-6 months”. (You’ll need to pay for the whole report, though.)
And Global Market Insights says, “Global alopecia (hair loss treatment) market was valued at more than USD 7.2 billion in 2015, which expects to exceed USD 10 billion revenue by 2024.”
Why is Minoxidil so Popular?
Put simply… because it works! Minoxidil is a vasodilator, a chemical which widens your blood vessels. Originally developed to treat those with high blood pressure, the effects on hair loss were almost accidental. Minoxidil will increase the blood flow to your follicles, allowing for better health and better hair growth.
It isn’t a “cure”, it’s a treatment. That means it won’t just cure your bald head overnight, with one magic pill. Minoxidil needs to be massaged in to the scalp two times every day to maintain any prevention of hair loss and regrowth of new ‘terminal’ hairs.
Read More About Minoxidil and Its Use
- Androgenic Alopecia
- Does Minoxidil Work?
- Male Pattern Baldness
- Foam vs Topical
- Rogaine® and Regaine®
- Side Effects
- Minoxidil Shedding – Don’t Panic!
- Hair Growth Stages and How Minoxidil Helps