• what is the difference between Propecia and Finasteride?

    Finasteride 1mg tablet is the FDA approved generic equivalent of Propecia. Some people prefer to take branded drugs, even though they are typically more expensive. A company that makes a branded drug invests in research and development costs to create the brand drug, so they usually charge more for the brand version. When the FDA allows generic... continue reading

  • Finasteride for Hair Loss - Deep Dive

    Finasteride for Hair Loss At hims, we are committed to providing the latest clinical information to our customers regarding all prescription medications we offer.  We want you to be able to make the most informed choice about your wellness. This article focuses on the medication called Finasteride that is used for hair loss.   What causes hair l... continue reading

  • are your products for all hair types?

    We have formulated our shampoos and conditioner for all hair types, but high curl patterns might find themselves running low on product a bit earlier. Our shampoos and conditioner are vegan, cruelty free, color safe and both sufate and paraben free. continue reading

  • shampoo+

    what is it? The hims shampoo+ is specially formulated with saw palmetto to help reduce DHT levels on the scalp (DHT is the hormone that causes hair loss) and add moisture and volume to your hair. This shampoo was not formulated to treat dandruff. how often should i use it? hims’ shampoo+ is safe to use on a daily basis. how do i use it? Wet hair... continue reading

  • hims conditioner

    what is it? A luxurious conditioner to complement your DHT blocking shampoo treatment. Formulated to help moisturize and smooth your locks. does it treat hair loss? This conditioner was specially formulated by us to promote a healthy head of hair, but it does not treat or prevent hair loss. how often should i use it? hims’ conditioner is safe to... continue reading

  • why do my pills look different?

    When the doctor approves your prescription, you can have that prescription fulfilled at apharmacy of your choice. Pharmacies get pills from different suppliers. To ensure that you always get your prescription on time, the pharmacy will go with the supplier that has product in stock at the time it is needed.  Depending on the supplier of the medi... continue reading

  • important safety information (finasteride)

    FINASTERIDE Finasteride is for use by MEN ONLY and should NOT be used by women or children. Read this Patient Information before you start taking Finasteride and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. Wh... continue reading

  • Finasteride 1 mg - The Basics

    For an even more detailed view of this information, you can head here. what is it? Finasteride is a prescription medication that works by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone into DHT and is used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss and enlarged prostate, depending on the dosage. With Finasteride, men can treat hair loss on the top a... continue reading

  • hims minoxidil

    what is it? Minoxidil is a topical solution approved by the FDA. The 5% solution, as sold by hims, is considered the most effective to treat male pattern baldness by stimulating hair growth and slowing hair loss. Minoxidil can be used anywhere on the scalp where you see thinning, but is not recommended for use treating hair loss anywhere else (i... continue reading

  • hims original shampoo

    what is it? DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) is a hormone and by-product of testosterone that contributes to hair loss. While the entire genetic cause of male pattern baldness is not completely understood, scientists know that DHT shrinks hair follicles, resulting in hair loss over time. This shampoo has been discontinued as we switch over to our new s... continue reading

  • minoxidil vs finasteride

    what's the difference? The main difference between Minoxidil and Finasteride is that Finasteride helps to stop hair loss and grow new hair by blocking DHT, while Minoxidil helps to grow new hair by increasing blood flow to the scalp and allowing more nutrients to reach the hair follicles. can i use both? Given that both medications stop hair los... continue reading

  • finasteride vs propecia®

    Differences between generic Finasteride and Propecia® are only found in the inactive ingredients, such as those that bind the drug together in tablet form. Propecia®, the brand name of the generic, is made with a 1 mg dosage of Finasteride, which treats male pattern hair loss. continue reading

  • are the hair products just for your scalp?

    Finasteride (1 mg), Minoxidil, shampoo & conditioner - all target hair on your scalp, depending on how you apply treatments and where you’re experiencing hair loss. We do not recommend using hims hair loss medication to promote the growth of any other hair (including beard hair) as other uses have not been fully studied, and do strongly recommen... continue reading

  • what are the main causes of hair loss?

    Overall, hair loss is mostly genetics and age-related, though in some circumstances, hair loss can be triggered by disease.The main cause for androgenetic alopecia is hair follicle sensitivity to DHT, though other lifestyle factors, such as nutrient deficiencies, smoking, and stress, can play a role in hair loss. continue reading

  • is hair loss genetic?

    The genetic correlation of baldness remains inconclusive, though past studies show that DHT levels in scalp tissue and hair follicle sensitivity to DHT can be passed down through the mother’s side. With that said, the most common form of hair loss, referred to as androgenetic alopecia, is the result of hair follicle sensitivity to certain androg... continue reading

  • when do most men start losing their hair?

    About 66% of men experience some hair loss by the age of 35 and 85% by the age of 50. Hair loss itself affects approximately 50 million Americans per year. continue reading

  • what is alopecia?

    Alopecia is the medical term for hair loss, there are different types of alopecia. Alopecia totalis is loss of all scalp hair, while alopecia universalis refers to loss of all scalp and body hair. Alopecia is most commonly associated with autoimmune conditions. continue reading

  • can hair loss occur anywhere on your body?

    Hair loss can occur anywhere on the body, though the most common form of male pattern baldness, androgenetic alopecia, affects just the scalp. continue reading

  • do men lose more hair than women?

    On average, yes, more men lose hair than women. Of approximately 50 million Americans dealing with hair loss, about 35 million are men. With that said, about 45% of women experience hair loss in their lifetime. continue reading

  • does brushing or wearing hats lead to hair loss?

    It's a myth that wearing a cap or brushing causes strains on hair follicles, therefore causing hair to fall out. Hats do not cause harm, however, dirty hats have the ability to lead to scalp infection, which can accelerate hair loss. Regular, gentle brushing also does not contribute to hair loss. continue reading

  • are there proven natural remedies for hair loss?

    At this time, no verified natural remedies have been proven to effectively treat hair loss. Often times, these products feature ingredients not approved by the FDA and showing no clinical-effectiveness. continue reading