If you’ve used prescription topical hair loss medications in the past, you know they pack a punch. The doses are higher than what’s available over the counter, making them that much more effective. But, there’s a catch. Some people find the liquid formula a little tricky to use. Foams stick to hair strands but don’t necessarily make their way to the scalp, which is where the medicine needs to go. And until now, Happy Head’s prescription topicals were only available in liquid formulas applied with a dropper. Effective? Yes. Drip-free? Not exactly. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our groundbreaking topical liposomal Finasteride and Minoxidil formula.
What’s In It?
Happy Head’s newest formula contains .3 percent Finasteride and eight percent Minoxidil in a liposomal base. The creamy, soothing base penetrates the scalp yet keeps the active ingredients in the top layer of the epidermis. This offers two benefits. First, it allows the medication to reach hair follicles. Secondly, it prevents the medication from moving into the bloodstream and reduces the chances of potential side effects. (01)
How it Works
Happy Head’s topical liposomal Finasteride & Minoxidil formula is for men and women with androgenic alopecia, known outside the medical field as male and female pattern hair loss. Androgenic alopecia occurs when naturally occurring testosterone converts to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and builds up in the scalp. DHT kicks the hair growth cycle into a resting state, where hair stops growing and eventually falls out. When this happens, it’s a game of beat-the-clock to keep the shrinking hair follicles viable so new hair can grow. Liposomal Finasteride and Minoxidil formula targets the scalp directly, blocking DHT, and allowing for thicker, healthier hair.
Easy, Mess-free Application
Use liposomal Finasteride and Minoxidil as you would apply a hair cream. The formula comes in an airless pump bottle. The simple pump design measures out just the right amount. Pump, apply, and rub it in. Easy peasy. The formula is thick enough so it stays in place. No dripping or running down your face.
Is Topical Liposomal Hair Loss Treatment for You?
Pills, liquids, creams… when it comes to treatment for your hair loss, you have options. A lot of them. So, how do you decide if our new liposomal treatment is right for you? Here’s a quick rundown:
Oral Hair Loss Medications
Pros: Both Minoxidil and Finasteride are available in pill forms. They’re easy to take and usually only require low dosages once daily to treat hair loss.
Cons: Minoxidil increases blood flow to your scalp, while Finasteride is a DHT blocker. Dermatologists typically prescribe both to patients with male or female pattern baldness. That means taking two separate pills. Pills are also absorbed systemically into the bloodstream which means that there’s a higher potential for side effects than topical hair loss medications.
Pros: Available over-the-counter
Cons: Minoxidil foam available without a prescription does not contain Finasteride and is only available in two and five-percent formulas. More difficult to apply than people realize. Just because the foam is on your hair, doesn’t mean it’s reaching your scalp.
Pros: Easily reaches the scalp and can be customized to include desired percentages of each medication.
Cons: May be difficult to apply since liquids are applied with a dropper and can be runny.
Pros: Creamy formula is easy to apply. It works directly on the scalp and has been found to be effective. (02) To date, no other company has made this particular formula available.
Cons: More expensive than the other options.
We’ve known for a while now that topical Finasteride is as effective as oral and is less likely to cause undesirable side effects such as decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. (03) Does the cream formula work as well as the liquid formula, though? Initial studies are promising. When the liposomal formula was tested on a small sample of 30 men and 30 women with androgenic alopecia, the results were favorable, especially among women. Hair count significantly increased for women after six months of treatment. Both groups had a significant increase in anagen hair (new hair in the growth phase) and a decrease in telogen hair (resting state when hair falls out) within one to three months. (04)
Regrow Your Hair in a Year
Patients usually start to see new hair growth in three to six months. Growing hair is a process, though. It can take up to a year to see the full results. After all, according to the Trichological Society, your hair grows about .5 to 1.7 centimeters per month. (05) Not seeing much progress? Your hair is probably growing more than you realize. Taking photos on the same date each month and comparing them over time will give you a more realistic idea of the changes your hair is undergoing.
Have questions? Ready to place an order? We’ve got you covered.
First, it’s time for an online consultation. Contact us, and let us know you’re interested in trying our new liposomal formula. One of our board-certified dermatologists will review your medical history and ensure that topical liposomal Finasteride and Minoxidil do the trick for your hair loss. If not, we’ll make other recommendations based on your hair’s condition and needs.
Now, get this. Renowned dermatologist and Happy Head Co-founder Dr. Ben Behnam is available to answer your questions about hair loss or medications available to regrow your hair. The Q&A session is completely free. Use this link to sign up for Dr. Ben’s Ask Me Anything Series that’s coming up in August. To get an idea of what types of questions people ask and how the sessions work, check out our previous episodes on YouTube. What foods will make your hair healthier and shinier? Are certain shampoos better than others? Tune in and get your questions answered.