TEST YOUR HAIR LOSS KNOWLEDGE
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Using lots of different products helps regrow hair.
Women’s ROGAINE® Foam is currently the sole hair regrowth treatment specifically authorized for sale by Health Canada to treat female hereditary hair loss. It is the only product available that contains minoxidil that gets to the root of the problem to help regrow hair.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Having a baby can cause hair thinning.
But not permanently! Hormonal changes after childbirth can lead to a momentary thinning of the hair, for up to 3 months after childbirth. In such cases, hair eventually returns to normal.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Getting your hair cut makes your hair grow faster.
The follicles on your scalp are responsible for hair growth, so cutting the ends of your hair won’t affect how quickly your hair grows. Regardless of how much hair you cut, you will, on average, grow about 1 centimetre of hair every month.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] I can’t have thinning hair — I’m too young.
Although hereditary hair loss becomes more common with age, it can begin as early as twenty and continue if left untreated.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] It’s your mother’s fault.
Genetic hair thinning can come from your mother OR your father. Hereditary hair thinning genes can skip generations and are fairly random. So even if your mother, father, and siblings experience hair thinning, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Extreme stress can trigger long-term hair thinning.
Extreme emotional or physical stress can cause telogen effluvium, a temporary condition in which you might notice more hair than normal coming out when shampooing or brushing. This kind of hair thinning is temporary, and your hair will begin to regrow within a short time once you resume your normal lifestyle.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Coffee on your scalp can stimulate follicle growth.
Coffee is a great way to jumpstart your day, but unfortunately caffeine’s stimulating qualities don’t translate as a topical application that will stimulate your follicles.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Standing on your head makes your hair grow faster.
It’s been said that headstands improve blood flow to the head and can increase hair growth. Unfortunately, there’s no science to back this claim up, so don’t expect this to grow back your hair.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] ROGAINE® is proven to regrow hair.
Women’s ROGAINE® Foam is clinically proven to regrow hair, and, with daily use, results may be seen as early as 3 months.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Women’s ROGAINE® is a hormonal treatment.
Women’s ROGAINE® Foam is an over-the-counter topical treatment without hormones that you can incorporate into your daily routine.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Women’s ROGAINE® won’t work on colour-treated hair.
Women’s ROGAINE® Foam works by stimulating your hair follicles, helping you grow more hair at the source — on your scalp. Hair follicles are unaffected by the colour or treatment of your existing hair. Because colouring treatments can sometimes be irritating to the scalp when they are first applied, remember to wait at least 24 hours after applying a colouring treatment before using Women’s ROGAINE® Foam.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] All of your hair follicles are in place at birth.
From the day we are born, we have all of the hair follicles we’ll ever have. Hair follicles can become temporarily inactive and be revived, but if left untreated, they can lose their ability to grow hair completely.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] The right shampoo can fix thinning hair.
No matter how great your volumizing shampoo smells, it won’t regrow your hair. Some shampoos may leave your hair feeling thicker because they contain properties to temporary swell the hair shaft, but cosmetic shampoos aren’t formulated to revive your hair follicles or to regrow your hair. Women’s ROGAINE® Foam, containing the active ingredient minoxidil, is the only clinically proven hair regrowth treatment approved for use in women with hereditary hair loss.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Shedding hair is abnormal.
Hair shedding is a normal part of your hair’s growth cycle. A normal scalp sheds 50–100 hairs per day, and once the old hairs are shed, they’re replaced with new hair. If you notice more hair than normal in your shower, drain or pillow, it’s possible that you are experiencing some form of hereditary hair loss.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Hereditary hair loss is a man’s problem.
Hereditary hair loss affects both men and women, and is more common among women than you might think. In fact, more than 1 in 4 women experience hereditary hair thinning.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Thinning hair only happens after menopause.
Female pattern hair loss can start at just about any point in a woman’s adult life. It is true that hereditary hair loss becomes more common with age, and many women who experience hair thinning notice a peak in thinning around the time they reach menopause.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] My hair is thinning — something is wrong with me.
Hereditary hair loss, known as androgenetic alopecia (AGA), is quite common and caused by a combination of genetics, hormone levels, and the aging process.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Women’s ROGAINE®doesn’t work.
Women’s ROGAINE® Foam works by revitalizing shrinking hair follicles to help regrow thicker hair. It’s clinically proven to regrow hair in women†, and, with daily use, clinical results may be seen as early as 3 months. The amount of hair regrowth is different for each woman. Woman who have losing hair for a shorter period of time (less than 10 years) may respond better than women who have been losing hair for a longer period of time.
[TRUE OR FALSE?] It’s too early to use Women’s ROGAINE®— my hair thinning hasn’t gotten that bad yet.
ROGAINE® is thought to work by aiding the blood flow to hair follicles on your scalp and thereby helping hair re-growth. Early treatment is key to preventing more hair loss and regrowing thicker hair as you may respond better if you have been losing your hair for a shorter period of time (less than 10 years).
[TRUE OR FALSE?] Hair shedding will just go away.
Some types of hair shedding are temporary and do go away on their own, such as those caused by extreme stress or childbirth. However, the vast majority of hair loss stems from hereditary causes and will continue if left untreated.