Minoxidil: What It Is and How to Use It for Hair Growth

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Recently, multi-talented superstar Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers, Selena) appeared in a commercial for For Hers. Although Lopez appeared on the small screen in the ad, her impact was huge, and has had millions of people across the country taking a fresh look at Rogaine and the embarrassment some feel surrounding hair loss and treatments. 

Rogaine, which is known by the scientific name minoxidil, is a common hair growth treatment that's been around for quite some time, but it's certainly worth a second look. So, what makes minoxidil work? While some get great results, others report less optimal side effects. Here, we'll dig into whether or not the treatments are as beneficial as the commercials claim.