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Prescription Hair Loss Treatments 


Hair loss is a complex issue caused by a variety of lifestyle, medical and genetic factors. In some cases, prescription treatments for hair loss can stimulate growth. There are two FDA-approved treatments in the United States for hair loss: Minoxidil and Finasteride. Both solutions have pros and cons and aren't suitable or safe for everyone. First, consult with your doctor to see if you are a candidate for hair loss medication.


Prescription treatments for hair loss can boost confidence, self-esteem and stimulate hair growth. Many women are reticent to take Minoxidil because of its association as a men's solution to hair loss. However, it's an especially effective solution for women with Female Pattern Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia). Depending on your age, hair loss condition and receptiveness to other treatment options, prescription hair loss treatments have the potential to stimulate regrowth.

Minoxidil for women's hair loss

Doctors initially prescribed Minoxidil under the brand name Rogaine, as a hair loss medication for men. Statistically, hair loss is considered a predominant issue for men. Misinformation leads to stigma and exclusion, which is unfortunate, considering that by age 40, 40% of women will deal with hair loss to some degree. In the early 90s, doctors started prescribing Minoxidil to treat women's hair loss. The solution is most effective in 2% or 5% concentration. It can take up to 6 months to see the results of hair regrowth. Only with consistent, ongoing, and indefinite application will regrowth sustain long term.

Minoxidil is a topical solution applied to the scalp daily. Unfortunately, most women stop application after a month because results aren't immediate. Many women might not see results until after six months of consistent use or may not see results at all as Minoxidil does not work for everyone. Depending on the stage of hair loss, 2% solution can treat early signs, and 5% is a stronger solution for progressive signs of Androgenetic Alopecia (Female Pattern Hair Loss). Most women using Minoxidil notice regrowth around four months of consistent application.

How to Use Minxodil for Hair Loss

Apply the solution to your dry scalp with a spray pump or dropper. For best results, apply twice daily to the areas where hair is thinning. Massage the solution into your scalp, then let your hair air dry. Keep in mind that while regrowth can occur, the texture and coarseness of the hair may be thinner or more brittle.

FINASTERIDE for women's hair loss

Known commercially as Propecia, Finasteride is an oral medication for men's hair loss. Doctors will prescribe it to women on a case-by-case basis. Finasteride is not commonly prescribed to women as it's not safe for pregnant women or women who plan to get pregnant. The science to support Finasteride is new and evolving, but many women have experienced successful regrowth from consistent use.

A 18-month study revealed that small doses of off-label Finasteride effectively prevents and ceases hair loss in premenopausal women. While Finasteride has proven to be an effective medication for hair loss, it's only suitable for pre- or post-menopausal women, or women who do not wish to conceive. While many women have experienced positive results and regrowth from regular oral administration of Finasteride, it's entirely situational.

Finasteride blocks testosterone hormones from becoming DHT, the hormone linked to women's hair loss. Because the drug is teratogenic, it can harm fetuses and cause birth defects. Most commonly, Finasteride is prescribed at 2.5 or 5 mg per day. If you aren't family planning or pregnant, Finasteride may be an effective solution to women's hair loss. 


You should always consult with your doctor and health care team before introducing any new medications or prescriptions. Factors including age, medical history and health can influence whether or not you are a candidate for medicinal treatments.

At Daniel Alain, we’re here to walk every step with you as you explore medicinal treatments. In the meantime, cosmetic solutions and alternative enhancements can help you regain confidence, boost your sense of identity and love your hair again.

Based on 37 reviews
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Jennifer Rose
Love my Follea Rene - and the amazing customer service!

I considered purchasing a wig for years as my hair became increasingly thin. I finally decided the time was right and I’m so thankful to have found Follea. I purchased the Rene 12 inch in Caramel Latte and I absolutely love it – both the color and style are perfect. Stylist consultant, Tracy Romo, was so incredibly supportive and knowledgeable -- she walked me through every step of the process. She assisted with measurements and answered all of my questions via video calls. I can’t say enough about the amazing customer service I experienced from beginning to end. Tracy guided me in the right direction every step of the way, even sending me helpful videos and styling tips. I honestly couldn’t be happier with my experience.

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M. Terese Weir
Easy Beauty!

My Follea Style (6-11) is in all honesty the most comfortable wig I've ever worn - and I hate anything on my head! This wig just... goes where it's supposed to, no pulling it this way or that, no realizing your doggone wig is crooked.. AFTER you walk in to work. This success is in no small part to the Fit Kit I was sent to make sure of my size. 😊

Also, to say the hair is beautiful gives beauty a bad name. The hair is stunning. (I wear color Latte.) My consultant, Ashley, virtually took my hand to guide me through the process of buying my wig. Her help was and still is invaluable.

My hairdresser is very comfortable styling wigs. She created just the right "style" for my Style. That said, even straight from the box, Follea rocks!

Reading your Follea experience warms our hearts, our goal and mission is to help women all over the world feel beautiful, confident and like their best self. Ashley is an amazing and knowlegable guide, that will continue to be with you on your hair journey!

We invite you to join our @Follea community on Instagram, to learn best practices for your new Follea.

Thank you very much!


Daniel Alain Team

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Kimberlee Bluhm
Wig #6

The ready to wear wig I received from Daniel Alain is beautiful. The packaging was so respectful of the wig. So impressed. I called with questions before purchasing and the staff was very kind and respectful as Loosing my hair was so unexpected and stressful. Thank you for wonderful customer service and a beautiful wig. So many compliments on how it makes me look. Thank you.

We are honored and so glad to hear you had a pleasant experience! Thank you or trusting us to help you during your hair-loss journey.

Thank you !

I had an amazing experience with purchasing a wig with Follea.
I can’t say enough about Tracy and the VIP service I got from her. She was always there on the other side of the phone , no matter what day or time and help me every step of the way!
I have never had such great customer service in any of the other leading wig companies I bought wigs from. Hands down the best!
Thank you

Thank you very much for sharing - it means the world to know that you had an exceptional experience with Tracy.

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Patty McKenna
Amazing Personalized treatment

What a wonderful experience I had. Tracy was so sweet and kind and found me the perfect wig. Her patience and understanding when I couldn't decide exactly what I wanted , and finding me the perfect wig and answering all my crazy questions. I left with such a beautiful wig. Thank you again Tracy ♥️♥️

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy Tracy was able to assist you on your hair journey!

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Kim sissons
Tracy Romo is a life changer!

When you first go through your personal hair loss journey, you go through so many emotions and sometimes you get desperate. People like to take advantage of those searching for an answer. After making a very costly mistake, Tracy was a game changer for me! She was amazing, very knowledgeable and helped me understand what to look for, how to ensure I got the right size, face timed me to measure and ensure it was correct. I cannot say enough amazing things about Tracy, and my amazing Follea wig.

Kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience Daniel Alain. It warms our heart to hear to Tracy was such a positive impact. We would love to see your new hair debut, tag us on instagram @Follea.

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Style 10 Inch Color 5005 Macchiato (comes with a soft rooting)

This is my first wig but not my first attempt with alternative hair. Its been a journey and one I knew I wanted to take with Follea. I was not wrong. The hair is silky soft and beautifully shiny. The staff is great and wonderful to work with. Their online consultation process is just what I needed. I received sample caps to try on to determine which size is the right size for me. I received color swatches as well to make the color selection process was a breeze. It does make a difference to see to the colors in person, dont be afraid to ask for color swatches. To see them against the light or while your home is worth it. All this happened after the online consultation, which was simple and fun. The rep provided samples of everything, explained the differences with each one. This helped me make a decision on what was right for me. Getting the samples of the wig caps and color swatches was a fun part of the experience but it also made me feel good about my decisions. I often worry about getting the wrong size and color. Once I was set ( and yes I changed my mind a bit) we went forward with the order. After I received my wig and cut the lace, the team was still there to help me with any questions I had.

Overall a great online purchasing experience. Once I received my Follea, I instantly knew this was it for me. I loved it and I was confident to wear it out.

Feeling Myself and Happy with a beautiful Follea Style, 10", Irish Cream

There are no words to fully express how grateful I am for finding Follea and meeting Janet. Her kindness combined with a professional, yet so gentle, advice helped me to find my beautiful natural looking European hair. Janet patiently showed me different styles and sizes (my head is so small!). She has never pushed me to anything. Only offered support and help on the way to my decision, and eventually ordered (incredibly urgently) the right size. I wish all patients to meet someone like Janet on their way! Before I found Follea, I faced a few horrible pushy people who wanted to make money of my sensitive, fragile situation of suddenly losing hair.
Today, I can face the Universe with a smile, again. I am back to work and normal life, interacting with people, attending important business meetings. Letting my health recover in calm confident state.
Thank You to Follea and Janet. May the Blessing and Kindness come back to You Multiplied Million Times.
I am already thinking of ordering a second Follea Style (bit longer this time). Every girl needs a special occasion HAIR! I have found mine.

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erin graff
Looooove me some FOLLEA!!!

Girl I love my new wig!!!!!! I feel like Beyoncé wearing it, you can’t even tell that it’s a wig! My confidence is an all new high and I feel fierce. Thanks to Janet for making my hair dreams come true. Xoxoxo

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Heather L
Follea's Petite

Recently, I bought the Petite in Chai Latte blonde with a natural-looking darker root and customized my piece by adding a few wispy bangs. If you are like me and try to stretch the length of time between washes to prevent an itchy scalp and breakage, this little priceless gem is a quick four clips away from a good hair day.

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Diane B.
Great Customer Services

Great customer services! Received in a timely manner. Very happy with my topper, especially after I trimmed bangs and length to fix my own hair.

Hello Diane,

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