The number of products in the market claiming to increase the thickness of your hair is amazing. Every product’s claim sounds better than the last one.
Medically though, there are only two types of products, one being medication, that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to tackle hair loss related issues such as Finasteride (also known as Propecia) and Minoxidil (also known as Rogaine).
Each of these hair loss issues are dealt with differently. Both of them increase the blood flow to the hair follicles on the scalp, which in turn, stimulates new growth. Finasteride puts a stop to the production of DHT – this in itself is more than enough to counter the effects of balding.
Apart from these two FDA approved hair loss treatments, there are several products that claim the ability to reverse the thinning of hair. Some of them include herbal remedies that have to be rubbed on the scalp or consumed like shampoos, conditioners, conditioning creams and even laser combs.
Keep in mind that even though all the products on the market are not FDA approved, that does not necessarily mean they are dangerous or are of no use. Obtaining FDA approval is a lengthy process, and could take years and cost a few million dollars.
If you do choose one of them, it is preferable to check with your doctor first, as you must be very particular about the ingredients. Ensure that the item you choose to buy is well known and generally thought of as ‘safe’.