The 19th century is full of stories of quacks trying to sell gullible villagers creams they claimed could prevent or reverse hair loss. These tricksters are still around, and purchasers need to be careful, but today, you can find creams on the market that are approved by legitimate dermatologists. One of the most famous of these authorized creams is called minoxidil. It comes in both 2 percent and 5 percent compounds, but only the 2 percent version is recommended for female use. While minoxidil is known to make the scalp dry and itchy, it has the advantage of being a quick hair loss remedy that can produce results within 12 weeks.
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