Causes of Hair Loss in Men
The most common cause of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia — also known as hereditary hair loss.
A combination of hereditary hair loss factors, hormone activity, and age can result in a shortening of the hair growth cycle and gradual shrinking of hair follicles.
As a result, each growth cycle produces a shorter, finer, less-visible hair. Left untreated, follicles will eventually stop producing hair entirely.
Minoxidil, the active ingredient in Men’s ROGAINE®, reactivates hair follicles on your scalp so you can regrow thicker, fuller hair.
When used consistently, Men’s ROGAINE® is clinically-proven to regrow hair by reviving follicles.
Your hair growth cycle follows 3 distinct phases. Understanding this process is the first step towards healthier, thicker, fuller hair.
Every hair begins in the growth phase, which can last anywhere from 3 to 5 years. During this phase, the hair grows at about 1 cm a month.
Next, the hair enters a transitional phase which lasts around 2 weeks. At this point, the cells at the base of the hair stop growing, just as they would in a healthy follicle.
Finally, the hair follicles enter a 3-month resting phase. At the end of the resting phase, the hair is shed, a new hair replaces it, and a new growing cycle begins.