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The science of hair loss

What causes hair loss?

From genetics to diet to stress to medical conditions and more, the causes of permanent and temporary hair loss are as diverse as the heads they affect.

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The science of hair loss

Is there a cure for male pattern baldness?

Despite advances in science, there is still no known cure for male pattern baldness. Discover how two FDA-approved treatments can help mitigate the symptoms of hair loss.

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What is finasteride?

Find out how finasteride (best known by its trade name, Propecia) combats male pattern baldness, stops hair loss, and promotes hair growth.

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How to use your minoxidil

Minoxidil is an FDA-approved prescription tablet that has been clinically proven to increase new hair growth in cases of hereditary hair loss. Watch our tips for maximizing effectiveness of this medication.

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Hair loss causes

Is summer hair loss real?

Do we lose more hair in the summer? Do hats or sunshine cause hair loss? Allow us to debunk common myths, so you can go back to enjoying the weather.

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What happens if I stop taking finasteride?

Finasteride is a prescription medication clinically proven to prevent male pattern baldness. But what happens if you stop taking finasteride?

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The science of hair loss

What is androgenetic alopecia?

Androgenetic alopecia is the number one cause of hair loss around the world, and over 50 million men experience this genetic condition in just the US, alone.

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Hair in the news

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month

Everything you need to know (and then some) about National Hair Loss Awareness Month.

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The science of hair loss

What role do genetics play in hair loss?

You’ve probably heard that if your mom’s side of the family suffers from hair loss, you will too. Well, that’s only half true.

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Hair loss causes

What doesn’t cause hair loss?

Don’t confuse hair loss myths with the real causes of male pattern baldness.

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Hair loss causes

10 myths about hair loss it's time to stop believing

From shampoo to hats to masturbation and beyond, there are about as many myths around the cause of male pattern baldness as there are hairs in your hair.

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Hair loss treatments

What is minoxidil?

Find out how minoxidil (best known by its trade name, Rogaine) combats male pattern baldness, stops hair loss, and promotes hair growth.

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Hair loss treatments

How long before minoxidil starts working?

Minoxidil helps stop hair loss and grow new hair. If you apply it twice daily, you will see an improvement in hair loss in three months.

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How to use your finasteride

Finasteride is an FDA-approved prescription tablet that has been clinically proven to prevent the spread of receding hairlines and boost hair regrowth. Watch our tips for maximizing effectiveness of this medication.

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How does finasteride work?

Finasteride is an FDA-approved prescription tablet used to treat male pattern baldness in men only. Learn more from Dr. Jerry Shapiro, world-renowned hair loss expert on potential side effects.

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Hair in the news

See what guys are saying about Keeps

Do Keeps' FDA-approved hair loss products really work? We asked five different guys to find out.

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The science of hair loss

What is male pattern baldness?

Male pattern baldness is the leading cause of hair loss around the world and affects an estimated 50 million men in the United States alone.

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Hair loss treatments

Can I stop hair loss?

While there is no cure for male pattern baldness, minoxidil and finasteride provide two very safe and effective ways to help prevent further hair loss.

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The science of hair loss

Is hair loss genetic?

Male pattern baldness is a hereditary condition, although the genetics involved are not fully understood.

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Hair loss causes

Does stress cause hair loss?

Stress can lead to temporary hair loss. Find out how alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, and trichotillomania can be brought on by elevated levels of anxiety.

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The science of hair loss

What is DHT, and how do DHT blockers work?

DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, is the male sex hormone responsible for male pattern baldness. Find out how DHT blockers like finasteride can combat hair loss.

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Is hair loss a medical issue?

Male Pattern Baldness is the most common form of hair loss. There are many causes for hair loss, which is why it’s important to seek medical treatment. Learn more from Dr. Jerry Shapiro, world-renowned hair loss expert.

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Hair in the news

The best hair of the World Cup

These ten World Cup players truly know how to #MaintainThatMane.

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Hair loss treatments

How do you take finasteride?

Finasteride is an oral tablet that, when taken once daily, can prevent and treat male pattern baldness. Find out how to use this revolutionary medicine.

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Hair loss treatments

Are hair loss treatments effective?

There are lots of solutions purporting to cure hair loss, but there are only two FDA-approved treatments that are proven to be effective: minoxidil and finasteride.

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What are the side effects of finasteride?

Finasteride is an FDA-approved prescription tablet used to treat male pattern baldness in men only. Learn more from Dr. Jerry Shapiro, world-renowned hair loss expert on potential side effects.

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How does minoxidil work?

Minoxidil is a topical solution that one applies to the scalp twice daily. Minoxidil helps regrow hair by stimulating the hair follicle to grow. Learn more from Dr. Jerry Shapiro, world-renowned hair loss expert.

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The science of hair loss

What are the signs of hair loss?

Are you experiencing male pattern baldness? These signs may indicate that you’re experiencing hair loss.

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Hair loss causes

Why is my hair falling out?

Wondering why your hair is falling out? The root cause is likely genetics, but it could also be due to stress, medical conditions, and more. Discover some of the top reasons for hair loss.

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Hair loss causes

Do hats cause hair loss?

Do hats cause hair loss? Find out why your baseball cap isn’t to blame — plus some handy tips to keep your hat-wearing head happy.

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Hair loss treatments

Finasteride vs. minoxidil: What’s right for me?

Finasteride and minoxidil are two FDA-approved solutions to treat male pattern baldness. Find out how each one works, how they differ, and which one you should use.

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Hair loss causes

Does masturbation cause hair loss?

Masturbation is one of the great myths of hair loss. Find out why masturbating in no way exacerbates male pattern baldness.

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Hair loss treatments

How do you use minoxidil?

Minoxidil is very easy to apply. Watch this video and find out how to put the topical solution onto your scalp to prevent male pattern baldness.

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What is male pattern hair loss?

Although there is no cure, there are FDA-approved treatments that can help male pattern baldness. Learn more from Dr. Jerry Shapiro, world-renowned hair loss expert.

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Hair loss treatments

How long before finasteride starts working?

Finasteride helps stop hair loss and grow new hair. If you take it daily, you will see an improvement in hair loss in three months.

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The science of hair loss

Does losing hair everyday mean I am going bald?

Is it normal to shed hair everyday? Find out how to identify the real signs of hair loss and how you can take action to prevent it.

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