Receding hairlines, bald spots and weak roots leading to hair loss especially for those at younger ages cannot only be worrying, but can really harm your self-confidence. It's something that I noticed in my very early 20's and my hairline seemed to be getting deeper and deeper every month.
There are all sorts of over-the-counter remedies from consumable supplements to shampoos. However there's one thing that worked surprisingly well for me despite some initial doubt. Regaine.
I discovered Regaine in early 2016 through a recommendation from a friend who used the Regaine For Men Extra Strength Hair Regrowth Solution. At first I was cautious of its results but was eager to see whether it worked - and it did.
Regaine's main active ingredient in its solution is Minoxidil, which works by helping the blood flow to hair follicles and essentially stimulating and prolonging hair growth. It is the only non-prescription treatment that is clinically proven for both male and female pattern hair loss.
How to use it
The product can be applied in several ways. Firstly, it is quite a small bottle but it does last the full month, sometimes a few days more. It comes with two different attachment nozzles so you can apply the product by spraying over a large area (bald spots) with a standard nozzle, and a thinner nozzle that allows you to target specific areas.
I used the long nozzle to target only my hairline, applying both in the morning when I wake up and after showering at night. Make sure your scalp is thoroughly dry before applying about 1ml (about 5-6 sprays) of the product as this will allow the scalp to absorb the Minoxidil solution and without dilution. This should be done every day but if you miss a day, don't double the amount the next time you apply as it won't make hair grow quicker.
It took me about 1 and a half months to see new baby roots sprouting from the hairline and at around the 2-3 month mark, my hair was noticeably thicker and running my hand through my hair in the shower resulted in less fallen strands. Previously there would have been around 5 strands.
A few negatives that I've noticed includes the nozzle itself. After applying the product, if there is solution left on the nozzle this will dry up and become crusty - eventually blocking the spray and thus after use wiping the nozzle is recommended.
Additionally, I've realised that my scalp and hair felt dry if the solution was not adequately rubbed and absorbed into the scalp, however it's definitely worth using this to get new strands to grow back with a visible difference that you and others will notice. Yet, it is a product that requires patience to see results.