The team at Hair Growth Reviews has teamed up with Hair loss specialist Dr. Mauricio Luna to design the HGR hair loss regimen. The Hair Growth Reviews regimen was designed to be a comprehensive routine to help individuals deal with hair loss, particularly pattern hair loss.

It is designed to provide a total solution to hair loss in 3 steps by:

1. Blocking the production of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
2. Stimulate Hair Regrowth
3. Prevent perifollicular inflammation

Using this regimen and most importantly, sticking with it. You can expect to see noticeable results after approximately 3 months.


5 Components of the regimen

The basic HGR Regimen has 5main components

1. 5% Topical Minoxidil, 2 times a day
2. 1mg of Oral Finasteride 5 times a week
3. Shampoo with 1% or 2% Ketoconazole
4. Topical Booster, 2 times a day 
5. Daily oral supplements (Biotin & Zinc)

HGR Product Recommendations
Important Note:
It is important to know that the best regimens are the one’s that you stick to. It is absolutely important that you stick to this regimen (Or any other hair growth regimen) for at least 3 months to experience any visible changes in your hair.


Step 1 // 5% Topical Minoxidil

# Details & Process
1.1 Currently, there are just a few forms of minoxidil. What generally separates each product is the concentration of the drug, the vehicle (how the minoxidil penetrates the scalp), and the manufacturer.
1.2 The foam version of minoxidil is the most popular & recommended form for the treatment of hair loss in both men and women. The liquid version of minoxidil is the original method of application. There are a few companies that make minoxidil in a spray form. The reason why a “spray” version of this drug would be beneficial is the convenience of being able to cover a large area of the affected scalp at one time without physically touching the product.
1.3 For maximum results, it is important that the hair has been properly washed and towel dried before applying either the foam or liquid. Your scalp is prone to dirt and oil buildup. In addition, if you use styling products, it is also important to wash your hair and scalp thoroughly. Having a cleaner scalp will allow the minoxidil to penetrate down into the scalp to ensure you are getting the best application. If your hair is slightly damp, it is still okay to apply the minoxidil as long as the scalp has been properly cleansed.
1.4 For Men, a special tip before even dispensing the foam is to run your hands through cold water. Having your hands at a lower temperature will prevent the foam from melting to quickly. To apply the foam, first dispense a 1/2 capful of the foam upside down onto your fingers. Next, part your hair and apply the foam in the area where your hair is thinning. Finally, gently massage the product throughout the affected areas. It is important to thoroughly wash your hands after using this product to prevent any residue being left on your hands. The reason it is important is because your arms contain hair follicles. Although this has not been proven, it may not be a good idea to make the hair on your arms thicker! For drying, the foam is actually the fastest drying application of this drug. It is best practice to let the product air-dry for 2-3 minutes.
1.5 Again, as stated above with applying the men’s foam, it is a good idea to run your hands through cold water to bring your hands temperature down to prevent the foam from melting quickly. First, dispense 1/2 capful of the foam onto a non-porous surface (small bowl or saucer). Next, part the hair down the middle of the head (this will maximize scalp exposure). Then apply the foam directly onto the scalp. Using a your fingertips, gently massage the foam into the scalp thoroughly (start from the back and work toward the front of the scalp). Let the product air-dry for at least 2-3 minutes.
1.6 For Men, the liquid version of this drug is slightly different than the foam. The liquid version takes longer to dry and is a heavier application. The liquid is administered to the scalp by a special dropper that is included with the product. The best way to apply the liquid version is to first part your hair where you are thinning. Next apply 1ml as directed with the dropper directly on the scalp. If you are experiencing thinning all over, you can use a “zig-zag” pattern on the entire affected area. Then gently massage the product throughout the affected areas thoroughly. Be sure to wash hands to remove any excess liquid from the skin. Since the liquid takes longer to dry, it is best to wait for up to 5 minutes for the liquid to completely dry. To speed up the process, you can take a blow dryer (on a cool setting) to help air-dry the product faster.
1.7 For women, the process of applying the liquid version of this drug is very similar to men. However, women typically have longer hair so it is important to part the hair properly where hair is thinning. First, part your hair where areas are thinning to expose the scalp. Next, apply 1ml with the dropper and apply directly on the scalp. Gently massage the product throughout the areas affected by hair loss. If you have multiple areas that are thinning, it may be more efficient to distribute the 1ml in multiple areas of the hair that need to parted to expose the scalp. This is very common with diffuse pattern thinning (thinning all over the scalp). This product will take longer to dry since versus the foam version. Make sure your hands are thoroughly washed to remove any excess residue of the application. The liquid can take up to a full 5 minutes to completely dry on the scalp. Since women’ s hair is generally longer, using a blow dryer on a “cool setting” will help expedite the drying process. It is important to have an air-dry effect so using the cool setting is imperative.
1.8 For the best results, it is recommended that this treatment should be applied twice a day.

Step 2 // Oral Finasteride

# Process
2.1 Before you start the treatment, read the manufacturer’s printed information leaflet from inside the pack. It will give you more information about finasteride and will provide you with a full list of the side-effects which you may experience from taking it.
2.2 Take one (1 mg) tablet each day, exactly as your doctor tells you to. Try to take your doses at the same time of day, as this will help you to remember to take finasteride regularly.
2.3 Swallow the tablet whole (without breaking or crushing it) with a drink of water. You can take the tablet either with or without food.
2.4 If you forget to take a dose on time, take it when you remember. If you do not remember until the following day, leave out the missed dose. Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.
2.5 Your hair growth may start to improve within a few months, although it can take up to a year or so for you to notice the full benefit. You will need to continue treatment to maintain this effect, as the balding process returns when you stop.

Step 3 // Shampoo

# Process
3.1 Ketoconazole shampoo is for external use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you get it in any of these areas, rinse at once with cool water. Use ketoconazole shampoo as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
3.2 Moisten the skin of the affected area with water. Apply enough shampoo to wash the affected area and a wide area surrounding it. Lather, leave the shampoo on for about 5 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with water.
3.3 If you miss a dose of ketoconazole shampoo, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.
3.4 Use Ketoconazole shampoo 3 times a week. Alternate with a regular shampoo for better results.
3.5 Regular shampoo should contain good botanicals or DHT blockers (ex. Club Roots, Saw Palmetto, Argan Oil, Emu Oil etc.)

Step 4 // Supplements

# Process
4.1 The two main supplements recommended in this regimen are Biotin and Zinc. Both supplements would be taken orally and daily.
4.2 Between 30 and 100 mcg per day of biotin is often recommended for adolescents and adults. About 50mgs of Zinc is recommended

Step 5 // Topical Booster

# Process
5.1 HGR qualifies a Topical Booster as a non-minoxidil topical.
5.2 The active ingredients we recommend looking for are caffeine, procyanidin B-2, and retinol. 
5.3 Apply topical boosters twice a day for maximum results. Having the hair properly washed and towel dried beforehand is pivotal for proper absorption. This holds especially true for those using styling products as these have a tendency to collect dirt.