Minoxidil was initially introduced as an antihypertensive medication, but people who took it noticed that they were growing hair in places where they had lost it.
Minoxidil is a Health Canada and US FDA-approved medication treatment of hair loss in men and women. 5% Minoxidil was approved by FDA in 2006 for hair loss treatment in men and recently in 2014 both Health Canada and FDA approved the 5% Minoxidil for female pattern hair loss (FPHL) in 2014.
Ref: 5% Minoxidil: Treatment for Female Pattern Hair Loss (Medscape). More information here
Studies found once daily 5% Minoxidil superior to 2% Minoxidil twice daily.
Past studies with 2% minoxidil in Two double-blind studies of women ages 18 to 45 demonstrated its effectiveness. In one study, 13% of female minoxidil users had moderate hair growth, and 50%, minimal growth (compared with 6% and 33%, respectively, in the placebo group).
Also known as androgenic alopecia is one of the most common causes of hair loss in women. FPHL can start as early as 20 years of age and affects as many as 40% women over the age of 70 years old. Clinical trial results in women suggest that 5% minoxidil foam is an effective treatment for FPHL, which led to its approval by FDA and Health Canada to approve for female pattern hair loss in 2014.
Multiple randomized, double-blind, parallel, international multicenter trials have seen significant improvement in hair growth (Target Area Hair Count) from 12 weeks to 24 week time. Ref: Clinical Trial in Females With Female Pattern Hair Loss
Regenepure a manufacturer of hair loss and hair growth products launched their Minoxidil 5% Hair Regrowth Spray for women. The big difference from the competition is fine mist spray applicator, which maximizes growth potential by precisely targeting the baldness areas without the mess or spillage. Unnecessary spillage and application to unwanted areas minimize the chances of unwanted hair growth in the forehead and other areas.
As per reviews across the web and Amazon, users have seen substantial hair growth in as little as one month with a visible difference in three months time. Users have also seen an increase in growth and hair thickness when combined with the Regenepure line of hair loss shampoos such as their Regenepure DR and Biotin Essentials Hair Supplements.