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Frequently Asked

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General FAQ's

Are Sons products tested on animals?

At Sons we do not directly test any of our products on animals nor do our direct suppliers. However some of the ingredients within our products may have been tested on animals by other suppliers. This would not be for direct use in our products but for other companies.

Please also note that at one stage Finasteride will have been animal tested because unlike cosmetic products, which animal testing has long been banned in the UK, pharmaceutical drugs are tested on animals to ensure the safety of humans. Animal tests on human medicines are a legal requirement in almost every country in the world and no new prescription medicine can currently be developed without the use of animal testing. These laws come under the responsibilities of UK Department of Health and the European Union. However again, we would like to emphasize that these studies were not carried out by Sons directly.

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Are Sons treatments backed by science?

At Sons, we only offer treatments that have been proven to be effective under clinical conditions. For hair loss the two main treatments offered, minoxidil and finasteride, have decades of use in a clinical setting. Our gut health supplement similarly has been in use for nearly 20 years, with extensive studies highlighting its wide range of health benefits.

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Are your products suitable for female use?

Finasteride is not safe for female use. 5% Minoxidil is safe for females to use however cannot be sold to females as Sons are not permitted to do so under UK licensing.

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How do I place an order?

To place an order, head over to our site and select ‘See treatment plans’ under the category you would like to purchase. From here you can select the plan and delivery frequency you would like. If you are purchasing a product that requires a prescription, you will first have to complete a quick online medical consultation. This will be assessed by one of our clinicians to ensure that you are suitable for treatment and it is safe for you to take.

You can then select your delivery option and complete the checkout process

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What hair loss products do Sons offer?

Sons offer four products in total to treat hair loss, minoxidil, finasteride, shampoo and biotin. These are offered in a variety of different packs dependent on what you would like from your treatment, which can be viewed on the shop page.

Finasteride is a prescription medication which blocks DHT (the hormone responsible for hair loss) and can help to maintain the hair that you have and even re-grow lost hair.

Minoxidil (generic Regaine) is an over-the-counter treatment which increases blow flow and oxygen supply to hair follicles and can help to re-grow lost hair.

Biotin is a vitamin that helps to maintain healthy hair and nails, while our DHT Blocking Shampoo contains plenty of natural ingredients such as argan oil, that help keep you hair moisturised and healthy.

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What is Sons?

Sons is an online, subscription based service that offers clinically proven treatments directly to your door.

When you make a purchase, a subscription is created that automatically renews based on the pack that you have purchased. For example, a 1 month subscription will automatically dispatch a month’s supply of product to you, every month. While a 3 month subscription will send you a 3 month supply of product in a larger box, every 3 months.

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Which pack is best for me?

We have developed an online medical consultation to help determine which products and packs are best for you.

We would recommend completing the online consultation which will be reviewed by our Medical Team and the most appropriate pack will be recommended. Any further questions can be directed to the medical team at

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How do I cancel my subscription?

You are not tied into a contract and can cancel your subscription at any time before your next order renews. Future order dates can be seen on the ‘Manage Account’ section of the site. It is also here where you can cancel your subscription. Alternatively, it is also possible to contact the customer care team at who will be able to process your cancellation for you.

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I have too much product, what can I do?

If you find that you have too much product, you can skip orders on the ‘Manage Account’ section of our site. It is also possible to change the products you will be receiving in your upcoming order by removing them from your plan, and then adding them back in at a future date.

Customising order frequency to a time period can be implemented by the customer care team, simply drop an email to

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I want to change my plan, what can I do?

If you would like to change the plan that you are on, or add/remove individual products, this can be done on the ‘Manage Account’ section of our site. If you have a specific order request that you cannot setup yourself on site or any other difficulties related to changing plan, reach out to the customer care team at and they will be able to help you with whatever your request is. Once you have taken a free online hair loss consultation, our medical team will be able to give you a good idea of what stage of hair loss you’re at and suggesting a tailored treatment plan that’s most suitable for you. Our goal is to provide you with the right information to help you make an informed decision on how to treat your hair loss. If you are unsure or uncomfortable about taking any medication, the answer may well be not to take it.

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I want to pause my subscription, what can I do?

You can pause your subscription at any time before your next order renews and can be restarted at any stage on site. Alternatively, it is also possible to contact the customer care team at who will be able to pause your subscription for you.

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General Hair FAQ's

Am I going bald?

To determine whether you are going bald you have to pay close attention to how and where your hair is thinning. If you notice a loss of hair on the sides of the temple and around the crown area, you will most likely go bald to some extent - if you are experiencing hair loss in localised patches on your scalp or if you experience a sudden loss of hair, it is more likely a temporary condition caused by stress or illness. A good way to recognise balding is to take pictures of your hair periodically and use physical landmarks (such as freckles) to note how much your hair is receding.

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Can Biotin help receding hairline?

Biotin (also known as vitamin H or vitamin B7) is a vitamin which can help the appearance of your hair. However, it does not treat a receding hairline or male pattern hair loss.

Biotin helps your hair by improving blood circulation, which can help to reinvigorate hair follicles but its effects alone are not enough to stop a receding hairline. The only two medications that are proven to treat hair loss are Minoxidil and Finasteride - these are especially effective when used in conjunction with one another

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Can scalp massages help prevent hair loss?

Not officially, as it won’t change your genetics and prevent you from having hair loss. However, scalp massages do stimulate blood flow in the scalp which can help to support the hair follicles - especially when administered in conjunction with Finasteride and Minoxidil. It certainly won’t do any harm to your hair, if performed properly.

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Can you regrow receding hairline?

It’s much easier to maintain what you have than get back what you have lost when it comes to male pattern hair loss. 90% of the men who use our hair loss treatment plans will hold on the hair they have and halt further loss. Of those, about 60% will get some level of hair regrowth, particularly of hair that has only recently stopped growing. So the key, if you want to treat male pattern hair loss, is to start treatment early to give you the best chance of significant growth.

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Do essentials oils help with hair loss?

There is no empirical evidence that proves essential oils treat hair loss. If they were proven to treat hair loss, they would be far more widely used than they are currently.

However, essential oils can be used to improve the quality and appearance of hair once it has grown. Essential oils help to bring softness and shine to your hair due to its moisturising effects. It can be particularly useful to bring oils back that are removed from over-washing your hair and showering with very hot water. Our Sons shampoo contains five great essential oils for this purpose: argan oil, cedarwood oil, amla oil, sage oil and rosemary leaf oil.

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Do haircuts help hair loss?

Haircuts in themselves don’t have a massive impact on the hair loss process but the style of the haircut can make a big difference to the way your hair appears.

Make sure that you find a barber that you trust and can talk through your hair loss with. If you pick someone experienced, they’ll know the best ways to help your hair appear thicker for you, making the most of the hair you have to give you the best look to suit your hair density.

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Do vitamins help with hair loss?

Vitamins help with the quality of your hair but there is little evidence that they can reverse the hair loss process.

B vitamins (such as vitamin B3 and Biotin) help to improve health by aiding blood circulation and providing nutrition to your cells, especially in your skin, hair and nails. Whilst this improves the appearance of your hair, it does very little to reverse the hair loss process.

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Does Biotin help with hair loss?

Biotin can help to improve the quality of hair, making it look more healthy and thick.

However, Biotin itself does not help to regrow or maintain hair that is thinning or falling out due to hair loss. Minoxidil and Finasteride are the two approved medications for helping to treat hair loss in men.

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Does hair fall out in cycles?

Hair grows in cycles. However, there is no cyclical or seasonal pattern to hair falling out as there is with other mammals (e.g. dogs).

People who experience a sudden increase in their hair falling out may be suffering from shock loss that has been caused by a stress-related condition. These kinds of condition are usually temporary and can be treated.

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Does malnutrition cause hair loss?

You are what you eat and it’s no different when it comes to our hair.

Hair is made up of a protein called keratin that is produced in the body. A well-balanced diet will help your body to promote this protein and provide you with all the vitamins and minerals you need to maintain body processes. There are also some foods that contain minute amounts of DHT-blockers - whilst these have a low impact on hair loss, they can help your mental state and keep a healthy diet. These include spinach, mushrooms, kale, berries and legumes.

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Does showering everyday cause hair loss?

Showering every day does not directly cause hair loss. Reports of hair falling out because of everyday showering are usually cases where hair that is ready to fall out anyway is dislodged by washing hair. However, showering every day with very hot water or an abrasive shampoo can be damaging to your hair and impact its quality.

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Does wearing a hat make you go bald?

No - wearing a hat regularly does not cause male pattern baldness.

However, it isn’t good for your hair. Regularly wearing a hat (especially if it’s tight and pulling on your hairline) can cause your hair to be damaged and strained. In bad cases, this can cause traction alopecia - a condition that causes your hair to fall out due to the excessive pulling on the hair follicle. If you regularly wear a hat as part of your job or style, it’s best to wear them as loosely as possible and have regular periods without wearing a hat at all

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How can I treat my hair loss?

The main thing to treat hair loss is taking early action. There are two options for this: getting a consultation and treatment plan in place as soon as possible or getting the razor out to shave it all off.

Maintaining hair is much easier than regrowing it, so if you’re worried about going bald or you can see the early signs of it, taking a proactive approach and starting treatment early will give you the best outcome. Feel free to start your consultation with us now, if you feel like it is right for you.

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How do I slow down hair loss naturally?

There are several factors that play minor roles in slowing down hair loss, however, the only proven way to treat it is with a medicated treatment plan of Finasteride and Minoxidil.

For those people that aren’t keen on taking medication, we would recommend having a good diet, getting regular exercise and reducing the use of abrasive shampoo and hair dyes. However, this will have very little effect on hair loss and you will eventually have to accept that you are losing your hair. If you own it, we’re sure you’ll be ok.

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How much hair loss is normal?

We all lose between 120-150 hairs a day. It’s natural for hair to fall out once it’s reached the end of its finite lifespan (roughly two to three years) to be replaced with new hair.

If your new hair becomes thinner and doesn’t grow as much, it can be a sign of early male pattern hair loss. This can often be seen at the edge of the hairline with shorter, thinner and wispier hairs.

However, if you notice that you have increased and excessive amounts of hair falling out - i.e. in handfuls or small clumps - this may be due to a medical condition separate to male pattern hair loss. These conditions can often be treated effectively with appropriate medical advice from your GP or through referral to a specialist.

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Is my hairline receding?

All men recede into a mature hairline as they get older - having the same hairline in your 40s as you did in your teens would look ridiculous.

However, if you experience a receding hairline by the time you are in your late teens, it is probably the first sign of male pattern baldness. A receding hairline will usually begin with a thinning or loss of hair on either side of the temple that causes a subtle to extreme M-shape forming across the hairline. The sooner you treat this condition, the more likely you are to reduce your hair loss or even stop it altogether.

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What causes receding hairline?

A certain amount of hairline recession is normal - having the same hairline and hair quantity in your 40s as you did in your teens wouldn’t look right. This kind of hair recession forms what is known as the ‘mature hairline’, where your hairlines around your temples rise up slightly in your early 20s.

However, if your hairline recedes significantly above your temples, this could be an early sign of male pattern baldness. A great comparison tool to check your hairline against is the Norwood classification, which details the various stages and patterns of male hair loss.

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What is good for hair loss?

If you are suffering from male pattern baldness and wish to maintain your hair, early treatment - that includes the combined use of Minoxidil and Finasteride - is advisable.

Whilst more general treatments aren’t proven to stop or reverse hair loss, they can help with the quality of your hair, these include things such as: having a healthy diet, getting a good amount of exercise and avoiding abrasive hair dyes, shampoos and wearing a hat too often.

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What is the best oil to use for hair loss?

Essential oils such as argan oil and sage oil are popular in hair products for their scent and moisturising effects, however, they do not treat hair loss.

We warn anyone looking for hair loss treatments against any products or packages on the market that are based heavily or entirely on essential oils. Ultimately, there is no evidence that oils can be used as a sole treatment for hair loss. The only two approved medications for hair loss are Finasteride and Minoxidil.

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What percentage of men go bald?

It is estimated that 50-60% of men will experience some level of hair loss across their lifetime.

Hair loss to a certain extent is a normal part of growing older. However, if you want to maintain your hair, treating it with Minoxidil and Finasteride at the first sign of male pattern hair loss is your best bet.

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What's the best shampoo for hair loss?

You should definitely side with quality over quantity when it comes to shampoo. Whilst there aren’t any shampoos on the market that are proven to treat hair loss, it is best to avoid any cheap abrasive shampoos that can damage your hair. We recommend our own shampoo (and any like it) that contains natural ingredients that are nourishing for your hair. Contains a DHT blocker and DHT is the hormone for hair loss

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What's the best product for hair loss?

Finasteride and Minoxidil are the two best products on the market to treat hair loss and the only medically-proven to work.

These two medications were two of the first to be FDA-approved for treating male hair loss and are still widely considered to be the most effective products for treating this genetic condition. It is important to only opt for medications that have been approved by medical bodies as other medications are not as effective and can cause adverse reactions.

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Why do men go bald?

Men go bald due to a genetic condition called androgenic alopecia which causes sensitivity to a male sex hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

DHT binds and shrinks the hair follicles in your scalp which forces out old hairs and causes new hairs to be shorter and thinner with each growth cycle through a process called miniaturisation. Eventually, the hair follicle shrinks to the point that hair stops growing altogether. This can happen as early as your twenties or much later on in life.

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Why is my hair falling out?

If you are male and your hair is falling out, you are not alone - around 50-60% of men will experience some level of hair loss across the course of their life. This is a genetic condition known as male pattern hair loss.

The effects of male hair loss will vary from man to man - some will experience severe hair loss as early as their late teens, whilst others will have a gradual loss that starts in their 50s. Whilst there does tend to be a genetic pattern (i.e. if most of your male relatives lost their hair at a young age, there is a strong chance you will too) a good rule of thumb is to observe any loss of hair around the temples and on the top on the back of the head - two of the most common areas for hair loss in men.

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Finasteride FAQ's

What is Finasteride?

Finasteride is an effective form of medication that is prescribed to treat male pattern hair loss, among other things. If you’re showing signs of hair loss, your prescriber could prescribe the medication to slow this rate of loss and work towards eventually regenerating hair growth.

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What does Finasteride do?

When prescribed to treat hair loss issues, Finasteride works in halting the loss of hair and allowing the follicles to begin the regrowth process. When testosterone is converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), it has been proven to harm hair follicles and contribute towards male pattern hair loss.

Sometimes the medication isn’t effective when applied topically as the DHT androgen is also present in other male organs. Therefore, your prescriber might instruct you to take the medication orally instead for an increased likelihood of effectiveness.

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How does Finasteride work?

As a contributor to hair loss and thinning hair, when testorone is transformed into it, DHT can be reduced so that the effects our not felt in our hair so much. While the androgen has other uses, such as helping to form male characteristics, DHT can also cause hair thinning or hair loss problems.

Finasteride is an inhibitor that blocks this hormone and saves your hair follicles from being damaged in the process, thus making it more likely that you’ll keep your hair.

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How long for Finasteride to work?

The results of Finasteride are often noticed at any time within 3-12 months of regular use. Remember to take the medication as prescribed by your Sons expert and not to be disheartened by potential initial signs of hair shedding - this means the treatment is working!

Everybody is different so many people might notice significant effects early on, while other might only notice slight changes later down the line.
Speak to a Sons team member if you’re concerned about your plan or have any further questions.

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What does Finasteride treat?

Focusing on the topic at hand firstly, Finasteride is used to treat male pattern hair loss. It is a proven method of slowing the rate of hair loss or hair thinning, allowing your hair follicles to recover.

In certain cases, Finasteride might be used to treat a swollen prostate. Whereas, it can also be used to treat excessive hair growth in women.


When taken as directed and with the right hair maintenance, Finasteride is a wonderfully effective medication that can solve your thinning hair or hair loss problems.

Depending on your DHT levels elsewhere in your body, you might be prescribed the medication topically or orally.
Speak to a Sons team member if you’re concerned about your plan or have any further questions.

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How Finasteride Works in 30 Seconds

Finasteride is a medication that blocks the dihydrotestosterone (DHT) androgen and revitalises hair follicles in the process. It does this by either topical or oral application, since some men don’t react strongly enough to topical application so the treatment targets DHT in other parts of the male body.

By stopping the conversion of testosterone into DHT, Finasteride halts the hair loss effects that the androgen can have on the male body.

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Does Finasteride regrow hair?

Yes, there is evidence to suggest that Finasteride does promote hair growth by stimulating the cells around the hair follicles.

Because the DHT androgen has been blocked, your hair can now accept the vital nutrients it needs to grow and create new, healthier strands of hair.

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Does Finasteride slow hair loss?

This medication effectively slows your hair loss. It does like by blocking the DHT androgen which contributes to male pattern hair loss, leaving your hair follicles in a healthy position to start accepting vital nutrients for the regrowth process.

Does Finasteride work on your hairline?

The good news is that Finasteride will contribute towards a healthier-looking hairline for you. Once you begin taking the treatment, you will likely notice some of the significant effects of the treatment around your temples, thus improving your overall hairline.

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Can Finasteride cure baldness?

No, Finasteride won’t cure baldness - as of right now, nothing will. However, the medication is effective at slowing the effects of hair loss or thinning, then promoting regrowth.

The reason for this is that there will likely be far fewer strong enough hair follicles to regenerate on a bald man’s head, if any. This means that the effects of the treatment can’t be felt.

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Does Finasteride block DHT?

Finasteride is an effective form of treatment to block the negative effects the DHT androgen can have on our hair follicles. Because DHT can cause significant damage to those hair follicles, blocking the effects felt by it will go a long way to treating your hair issues.

However, DHT does have other uses. It is integral to forming male characteristics during the developmental stage of a young man’s life, hence the treatment plans are only for fully-grown adults.

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Is Finasteride good for hair growth?

Finasteride can be effective in the regrowth of hair, yes. By blocking the DHT androgen and subsequently halting hair loss or hair thinning issues, your hair follicles are now in a position to absorb nutrients they might not have been able to otherwise.

Mini Conclusion

Finasteride works very well in treating male pattern hair loss or hair thinning issues. If you’re encountering such problems and need some advice, talk to a dedicated expert at Sons today.

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Finasteride Side Effects in 30 Seconds

While side effects of the treatment are rare, there are things you should be aware of just in case. The most common effects in men, however unlikely they are, appear to be regarding sexual activity. Problems getting and maintaining an erection or reduced desire for sex are among the side effects that have previously been reported.

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How to reduce Finasteride side effects?

The most important way to reduce the number of side effects you could encounter is to take the medication exactly as prescribed. Don’t exceed the dosage you’ve been given and listen to your prescriber’s advice. Aim to reduce your stress levels and query with your doctor whether any medication should be avoided simultaneously with Finasteride.

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Is Finasteride safe?

When taken as directed by your prescriber, Finasteride is a safe form of medication. Remember the frequency of application you’ve been advised and stick to the correct dosage, then you should have no problems.

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Does Finasteride lower testosterone?

On the contrary, Finasteride is designed to increase your testosterone levels by blocking the amount of testosterone that is converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Therefore, lower testosterone will not be a concern when taking the medication.

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Does Finasteride affect fertility?

Albeit uncommon, there have been rare reports of decreased sperm count or quality as a result of Finasteride. The medication can enter semen so if you’re trying to conceive, you might want to reconsider this treatment or speak to your prescriber first.

As the NHS suggests, you are unlikely to experience any long-term effects of DHT when it comes to your fertility, however, as your sperm should return to its normal state once the medication has left your body’s system.

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Does Finasteride cause hair loss?

No, Finasteride doesn’t cause hair loss. Effectively, it does the opposite; Finasteride is a medication that fights the signs of hair loss or thinning.

If you’re asking about shedding hair during treatment, however, this is a possibility at the beginning. This is not a cause for alarm though as it means the treatment is working and your body is getting rid of the dead or damaged strands to make room for new ones.

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Does Finasteride cause cancer?

There is no evidence to suggest that Finasteride contributes towards the development of cancer in any way. In fact, the medication is often used to treat an enlarged prostate, which reduces a man’s chance of developing prostate cancer in his life.

Having said that, it is not a cancer medication by any means, but the medication might be prescribed by a doctor for patients experiencing swollen prostates without the signs of cancer being present.

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Minoxidil FAQ's

What is Minoxidil?

Minoxidil is a crucial ingredient in Sons’ treatment plans and is a popular medication for treating male hair loss around the world. The reason? Minoxidil is one of the only proven medications used for fighting male pattern hair loss. The medication comes in the form of an easy to use solution, applied directly to the areas of the scalp that have the most signs of thinning. When used in combination with Finasteride and other supplements in our treatment plans, Minoxidil has the potential to produce impressive results.

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Does Minoxidil work?

Yes - Minoxidil has been medically proven as an effective way to treat hair loss. Medical data has shown that Minoxidil can help to regrow and revitalise hair around the scalp. While Minoxidil has been proven effective in a variety of studies, the rate of its success is still down to consistent use. If you want to experience the best results, using Minoxidil with Finasteride and other supplements in our treatment plans have the potential to halt your hair loss and, in many cases, reverse it.

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How does Minoxidil work?

We know that Minoxidil can produce results, but what does Minoxidil do? Minoxidil works by increasing blood flow and oxygen to your scalp, which helps to reinvigorate hair follicles that have been damaged by an over-production of the hormone DHT. DHT causes miniaturisation to hair follicles, which eventually leads to reduced blood flow and a lack of nutrients being delivered to the scalp. Using Minoxidil consistently provides a helping hand to your follicles, especially when used with other parts of our treatment plans.

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Does Minoxidil have side effects?

Like any medication, Minoxidil has the potential to cause side effects, however they are thankfully very rare. Minoxidil works The most common side effects are scalp irritation and redness, which could be a sign of an intolerance to Minoxidil or one of its ingredients. As you start taking Minoxidil, you may notice a period of increased shedding - with consistent usage this usually settles down and it is a sign that the Minoxidil is starting to work, by older, miniaturised hairs making way for thicker healthier hairs to regrow. There is no evidence from clinical studies that suggest that using Minoxidil over a long period of time can cause negative side effects. t’s always best to familiarise yourself with the potential side effects, even with the very low chances of developing them.

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Does Minoxidil regrow hair?

While consistent use of Minoxidil is able to stop a receding hairline, evidence also indicates that it can regrow hair. Minoxidil does this by increasing the blood flow to the scalp and therefore increasing the number of nutrients and oxygen available to your hair follicles. These follicles then become healthier and revitalised, giving your hair the perfect foundation to regrow.

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Does Minoxidil slow hair loss?

Yes - evidence has shown that Minoxidil is able to slow down the rate of hair loss and, in some cases, even regrow it. The medication does this by increasing blood flow to your scalp, therefore giving your hair follicles the opportunity to repair. While using Minoxidil on its own has the potential to produce results, when used alongside other medications in our treatments (such as Finasteride), your chances get a big boost.

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Does Minoxidil work on the hairline?

Yes - Minoxidil works across the whole of your scalp, including your receding hairline. The medication does this by encouraging blood flow, therefore providing your hair follicles with more nutrients and oxygen. At Sons, Minoxidil comes as a 5% topical solution that should be applied on the head at least two times a day. The process couldn’t be simpler - all you have to do is apply 1ml of Minoxidil to the affected areas of your scalp (normally the temples or crown).

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Does Topical Minoxidil lower blood pressure?

Minoxidil is prescribed in tablet form by specialist doctors to lower blood pressure if other medicines aren’t working. Topical Minoxidil should not affect your blood pressure as it is using a much smaller dose than oral preparation. In terms of hair loss, Minoxidil works by increasing blood flow to your scalp and supplying your hair follicles with more oxygen and nutrients. This process relaxes the muscles in the walls of your blood vessels, allowing your blood to circulate more easily. The result is potentially lowered blood pressure and healthier hair follicles.

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How long for Minoxidil to work?

Minoxidil will get to work immediately after your first application and it can take around three months before you notice visible changes to your hairline. After nine months, Minoxidil should be working at its peak. Of course, every man is different, so some may have to wait longer than others to see signs of progress. The key to all of our treatments is consistent use - Minoxidil itself needs to be applied twice a day to those thinning areas on your scalp in order to produce results.

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Is Minoxidil the same as Finasteride?

No - Minoxidil and Finasteride are two different medications used to treat hair loss. While Minoxidil is a 5% topical solution used on the scalp, Finasteride comes in the form of tablets to be used once a day. While Minoxidil and Finasteride are two separate medications, they have the potential to work even more effectively when used together. Our Duo Plan contains both these scientifically proven medications, which work synergistically to stop your hair loss.

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What does Minoxidil treat?

At Sons, Minoxidil is one of our scientifically proven medications to treat hair loss in men. However, Minoxidil can also be prescribed by doctors to help lower blood pressure as an oral tablet (at a significantly higher dosage). The medication can achieve both these things by relaxing the walls of blood vessels and therefore allowing blood to flow much more easily. This then lowers blood pressure and supplies hair follicles with a much-needed supply of oxygen and vital nutrients.

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Why doesn't Minoxidil work for everyone?

As with most medications - it depends. Minoxidil has been scientifically proven to help stop male pattern hair loss, but a minority of men may not see the results they were hoping for. However, Minoxidil is one of only two hair loss medications (alongside Finasteride) that are backed up by scientific evidence. When used together on a consistent basis, Minoxidil and Finasteride can give you the very best chance of achieving your desired results.

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Are all Minoxidil products the same?

In general, Minoxidil can come in two concentrations - 2% and 5%, which are often designed for women and men respectively. The medication can also come in a solution or tablet form. At Sons, we use a topical Minoxidil solution with a concentration of 5%. This simple solution should be applied twice a day on the areas of your scalp where thinning is visible. Want to get the best results? Consistent application over a period of months will give your hair the best chase of recovering.

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Can Minoxidil cure baldness?

While Minoxidil doesn’t *cure* baldness, it has been scientifically proven to revitalise your hair follicles and stop your receding hairline. Male pattern hair loss is a common condition among men up and down the UK, with two-thirds of men likely to experience it at some point in their lives. While balding itself can’t be cured, Minoxidil and the other medications and supplements in our treatment plans will give you the best chances of stopping it.

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Can you use Minoxidil every other day?

After signing up for a Sons treatment plan, we suggest using Minoxidil twice a day in order to give yourself the best possible chance of positive results. Our Minoxidil solution couldn’t be easier to use - simply take 1ml of solution and apply it to the areas of your scalp that are thinning the most. To help you get into a routine, it’s always best to apply once in the morning and once in the evening. Remember - consistency is crucial if you want to revitalise your hair.

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Does Finasteride work without Minoxidil?

Yes - Finasteride has the potential to work without Minoxidil, but you probably won’t get the same impressive results. Minoxidil and Finasteride are both available together in our Duo treatment plan and can work synergistically to put a stop to your hair loss. These two medications are also the only scientifically proven remedies for male pattern hair loss.

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Does Minoxidil block DHT?

No - Minoxidil doesn’t block DHT, but it does increase the blood flow to your scalp, supplying your hair follicles with a healthier amount of oxygen and nutrients. This in turn helps to reinvigorate your head of hair and stop hair loss. Finasteride is the medication that inhibits the production of DHT, which therefore stops your follicles from miniaturising. When Minoxidil and Finasteride are used together, you give yourself the best chance of achieving successful results.

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Does Minoxidil cause skin rash?

In rare cases, you may experience some side effects when you start using your Minoxidil solution. One of these is the development of skin rashes and irritation on the areas you apply Minoxidil. It’s always important to be aware of the potential side effects of Minoxidil before you start treatment. Fortunately, skin rashes and irritation occur on very rare occasions and often heal quickly after stopping your treatment.

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How many times should I apply Minoxidil?

Minoxidil should be applied to your scalp twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. If you want to achieve the best results, it’s essential that you stick to a consistent daily routine. We suggest applying Minoxidil alongside other daily habits, such as after brushing your teeth. It’s easy to apply too - simply rub 1ml of the solution to the areas of your scalp that are thinning (usually the temples and crown).

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How to apply Minoxidil topical solution

Applying Minoxidil couldn’t be easier - simply take 1ml of our topical solution and massage it into the areas of your scalp that are thinning or receding the most. Remember - consistently is vital if you want the best results for your hair further down the road. Our topical solution should be applied twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening - in order to give your hair the tools it needs to recover.

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Is generic Minoxidil the same as Rogaine?

After Minoxidil was approved by the FDA in the 80s as a safe and effective treatment for male hair loss, Rogaine was the given trade name. Minoxidil and Rogaine are therefore essentially the same medication. Many brands, such as Rogaine, only use a 2% solution, which doesn’t have the potential for positive results that a 5% solution does. Sons’ topical Minoxidil solution contains a 5% strength, which is the perfect choice for men keen on finding an effective solution to their hair loss.

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Is Minoxidil good for hair growth?

If applied consistently twice a day, Minoxidil can potentially supply some brilliant results for your hair loss. In fact, Minoxidil is one of the only medications (along with Finasteride) scientifically proven to help men with their hair loss. While Minoxidil on its own can provide impressive results, combining your medication with Finasteride will give you a better chance of improving your hairline.

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When can you stop using Minoxidil?

You can stop using Minoxidil at any time, but consistent, long-term use is necessary if you want to achieve your desired results. While the medication will start work on your scalp immediately, the first signs of Minoxidil working usually appear a few months after you first start applying. A year later, you should start seeing some big improvements in your hair growth. On stopping the medication, the quality and quantity of your hair will likely start to deteriorate after a number of months.

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How to apply Minoxidil to long hair

It might initially seem more difficult to apply our topical Minoxidil solution if you have long hair, but that isn’t the case. Our 5% Minoxidil has a handy actuator pump, which helps you direct the Minoxidil to the areas on the scalp that need it, rather than through the length of your hair. First things first, make sure your scalp is dry before applying, before pulling or splitting your hair in the parts that are receding or thinning the most (usually the crown or the temples). Remember - staying consistent with your Minoxidil and applying twice a day will give you the best results in the future.

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Biotin FAQ's

How does Biotin Work?

Biotin increases the production of Keratin in the body, a protein that is important for maintenance of hair, nails, and skin. Biotin also targets and stimulates follicles found on your head so they can accept the vital nurtrients it needs for a better chance of hair growth.

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What is Biotin Good For?

Biotin helps maintain strong and healthy hair while also promoting hair growth by stimulating your hair follicles so that healthier strands can develop. Biotin can also slow hair loss and thinning issues, meaning you can take control of your problems before it becomes too late.

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Is Biotin Good For Hair?

Yes, the Biotin supplement can be good for your hair. Incorporating Biotin into your daily routine can help maintain healthy hair and counteract any of the first signs you see when hair loss is commencing.

Biotin stimulates hair follicles so that growth can occur as a result of being able to absorb all the important nutrients and vitamins required.

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Does Biotin Help Hair Growth?

For mild hair loss issues, ranging around 2 on the Norwood Scale, the Biotin supplement can help stimulate hair growth. For more severe hair loss issues, you might require another form of treatment.

So if you’ve only just noticed the signs of hair loss or thinning, Biotin may indeed help generate newer and healthier strands so your hair looks at its best. Remember that regular use is necessary so always stick to the plan your prescriber has designed.

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Will Biotin Thicken My Hair?

There is some evidence to suggest that Biotin can grow thicker strands as it promotes new hair growth. It’s agreed by some in the industry that because your hair grows back stronger after vitamin supplements, this means the vitamin helps with the thickness of your hair - others dispute this, however, and say the presence of other ingredients help more.

It’s much more likely, however, that you’ll see positive effects instead of negative ones when taking this supplement.

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Do Biotin Supplements Work?

Yes, Biotin supplements work to strengthen your hair and for other body parts too. Biotin is the B7 vitamin (also known as Vitamin H) which helps with many important bodily and dietary functions.

By giving Keratin a platform to flourish in your body, you can expect a better and more voluminous head of hair with regular consumption of Biotin. Ask our Sons consultants for any further information you need.


Consider taking Biotin for your mild hair loss issues and you could reap the benefits before your hair loss becomes baldness and there’s less you can do about it.

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Is Biotin Safe in 30 Seconds?

When taken as directed, Biotin is perfectly safe. Vitamin B7, as Biotin is known (sometimes Vitamin H), is not harmful as it presents many benefits to your body and its vital organs.

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Can you take too much Biotin?

While technically this might be possible, it’s extremely unlikely you’re going to take an amount considered dangerous. We all need some Vitamin B in our systems and it’s likely that you'll expel any excess Vitamin B when you urinate.

It’s better to just stick to the amount that you’ve been recommended by your prescriber so that you are very unlikely to experience any unwanted side effects.

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Is Biotin safe for kids?

Thanks to Biotin being water-soluble, meaning it starts to dissolves on contact with liquid, it is considered safe for children to take. However, the Sons range of products are designed for adults so this must be considered. Also, the dosage strength for an adult and a child can vary.

Listen to what your prescriber tells you. If they state that you’re told young during the consultation, you’ll have to wait until you’re old enough to begin treatment. Hair loss issues are far less likely to be an issue for children, anyway. Speak to your GP if your child is facing problems with their hair.

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Does Biotin cause weight gain?

There is little to suggest that Biotin will cause you to lose weight. While some people state that it has an influence on metabolism, it is very unlikely to make you gain any weight from just consumption of the vitamin supplement alone.

Some side effects are rare and can’t be completely ruled out, however. You’ll have complete access to our aftercare team during your treatment’s duration.

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Can Biotin cause Acne?

There have been very rare cases of skin reacting to vitamin supplements in the past. However, there is little proof that Biotin causes Acne so the likelihood of this happening is negligible. If you do happen to encounter this problem, call your doctor for immediate assistance and temporarily stop taking the Sons treatment as this might indicate an allergy.

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Can Biotin Cause Dandruff?

There seems to be conflicting reports on whether dandruff is a side effect of taking biotin. Some claim that Biotin occurs because of a lack of B Vitamins, meaning you should take more Biotin, while others state that the vitamin can cause dandruff in rare cases.

It’s unlikely that this will be a problem for you so you shouldn’t worry about it. If it does occur, speak to our aftercare team for assessment.


Biotin is a perfectly safe vitamin supplement to take assuming you use it as directed. For any further information on the vitamin, contact a Sons member of staff today.

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How much Biotin to take per day?

The amount of Biotin you should take per day depends on numerous factors, like your age and the condition of your hair right now. Your Sons consultant can help you discover the level of Biotin that would be best for you so you can

We wouldn’t suggest exceeding the dosage recommended to you. You’re unlikely to face any significant side effects as a result of the a little too much Biotin but you should still only consume what you’re advised.

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What does Biotin do?

The vitamin promotes healthier hair while strengthening it. It does this by boosting the existence of Keratin in the human body, a protein that is essential for thick and healthy hair, among other things. Keratin has been proven to help your hair follicles receive the important nutrients and vitamins that contribute towards hair growth so that you can have thicker and better-looking hair.

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What is Biotin used for?

Biotin is typically reserved for people experiencing mild hair loss issues. If you’re scoring a 2 on the Norwood scale, this might be just what you’re looking for. This can be signified by thinning at the crown or a receding hairline.

Biotin is a supplement so it shouldn’t be treated as a replacement for any other form of treatment you’ve been recommended. Take it alongside whatever else your prescriber suggests.

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What are the benefits of Biotin?

You will maintain a healthy-looking head of hair if your hair is already in great condition. If you’re seeing issues related to hair loss, taking the Biotin supplement can help promote a healthier look and stronger hair generally.

Because it’s a B Vitamin, Biotin also has links to increased energy levels, better skin and finger nails.

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How long does it take for Biotin to work?

You might not notice significant effects until around the 6-month mark. As much as we would like to see the changes occur overnight, you need to stick with the treatment timeline advised to you for the best results. This is when your hair will begin to look healthier and feel thicker. The full effects of the vitamin should be on show between 9 and 12 months.


Biotin is an effective maintenance tool for your hair strength but it’s also good for those experiencing the very first signs of hair loss. Speak to a Sons expert today to see how the vitamin can help you.

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