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Hair Loss Treatments

Does Rogaine (Minoxidil) Work for Black Men?


Does Rogaine work to treat hair loss in black men?


The cause of male pattern baldness in all men regardless of color is genetic. It's activated when the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone) binds to hair follicle receptor sites after given the genetic signal and destroys the follicles.

Therefore, Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil), the two FDA approved treatments for hair loss are highly effective regardless of race. Keep in mind however, that both treatments are much better at stopping the progression of loss than regrowing hair. Only hair restoration surgery is proven to grow hair in completely bald areas.