Hair Loss

Effective in over 9/10 men, our hair treatments are clinically proven to help you keep and grow your hair.
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“I saw results in three months! Now even more hair at six.”
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Success stories

“Manual is the most straightforward, easy and reassuring company when it comes to Finasteride and Minoxidil, I’ve had help every step of the way if I’ve required it and I couldn’t be happier with the results!”
Luke
The Complete Hair Loss Plan
BeforeAfter
“I thought, if 9 out of 10 men can have improved hair, then I’m sure I could”
Leo
The Complete Hair Loss Plan
BeforeAfter
“I saw fairly quick results in the first few months and it’s been improving in bursts. Initially, it was wispy hair but now I actually have follicles just reappear in places where I had NONE! It’s amazing!”
Jordan
The Complete Hair Loss Plan
BeforeAfter
“I take the oral tablet once a day, and it’s really helped with the thickness and texture of my hair”
Joe
The Finasteride Plan
BeforeAfter
“Starting this treatment with Manual has improved my confidence no end, showing a real difference by increasing hair density and even growing new hair (something I did not believe was posible).”
Michael
Complete Hair Loss Plan
BeforeAfter
“So far, my experience has been great, no side effects and my hair looks and feels thicker and I feel much more confident and happier.”
Michael
The Finasteride Plan
BeforeAfter
“My hair really knocked my confidence but this treatment has me feeling myself again - full of confidence and life and worked in only 3 months use!”
Matt
Total Combo Plan
BeforeAfter
“Manual was easy to use and I definitely saw a difference.”
Richard
The Complete Hair Loss Plan
BeforeAfter
“I have noticed an improvement taking both pills and spray which has made a difference to my confidence.”
Shane
The Complete Hair Loss Plan
BeforeAfter
“Stick with it and be patient, it really works and I've regained my smile and confidence back.”
Cosmin
Total Combo Plan
BeforeAfter
“My hair felt more dense and full of life within the few months of treatment, with friends and family visibly noticing the difference 6 months into the treatment. 5 star!”
Andre
The Complete Hair Loss Plan
BeforeAfter
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This has honestly revived my hair. I was going bald from the age of 19 and by 21 my hairline was completely gone. I’ve been taking this for 6 months and my hair line has grown back completely to how it was.
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How it works

Quick questionnaire

We’ll ask you a couple of quick medical questions. Tick the boxes and a clinician will review your answers and issue you a prescription.

Free fast delivery

Your selected treatments will be delivered for free in discreet packaging. There’ll be some helpful info included to make sure you get the best out of it.

Clinician support

Chat with a medical expert whenever you need. On the phone or via email. With support throughout your treatment.

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Best for

overall thinning hair

The complete hair loss plan

Maximises success: increasing hair growth & reversing hair loss
Effectiveness:

Over 9/10 men

Contains:
One-a-day tablets: Finasteride
Daily spray: Minoxidil (Generic Regaine)
Delivery frequency:
Every month
£28.00/month
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Every 3 months
£20.00/month
Dr. Earim Chaudry
"Strongly recommend a 3 month order as first results take time
Earim Chaudry, Medical Director
£60 for the first delivery
£114 per delivery thereafter
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Best for

receding hairlines

Finasteride hair loss plan

Daily tablet that increases hair growth and helps reverse hair loss
Effectiveness:

9/10 men

Contains:
One-a-day tablets: Finasteride
Delivery frequency:
Every month
£18.00/month
Save 17%
Every 3 months
£15.00/month
Dr. Earim Chaudry
"Strongly recommend a 3 month order as first results take time
Earim Chaudry, Medical Director
£45 for the first delivery
£84 per delivery thereafter
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Best for

thinning at the crown

Minoxidil hair loss plan

Hair Spray that targets the follicles and promotes growth
Effectiveness:

2/3 men

Contains:
Daily spray: Minoxidil (Generic Regaine)
Delivery frequency:
Every month
£24.00/month
Save 21%
Every 3 months
£19.00/month
Dr. Earim Chaudry
"Strongly recommend a 3 month order as first results take time
Earim Chaudry, Medical Director
£57 for the first delivery
£108 per delivery thereafter
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Alternatively, if you are unsure, start your free online consultation
Premium Treatments

Take an online consultation. Our experts will then recommend the best treatments in the UK for you.

Access to special strength treatments
Unlimited clinician support
Free hair tracking functionality
Alternatively, choose from one of our standard plans
Our medical team work round the clock to bring you the most effective treatments available in the UK
Dr. Earim Chaudry, Medical Director

What to expect

1-2 months

There will likely be no visible change in the first two months. Though some people may shed more fine hairs than before. This is temporary and normal.

3-6 months

At this point, it may become noticeable that hair loss has slowed, stopped, or in some cases maybe even reversed. Take a photo to track your progress.

6 months +

By now, hair loss may have considerably slowed or stopped, and some people may see signs of regrowth, usually at the crown of the head.

Frequently asked

From stress to vitamin deficiency, there are many possible causes of hair loss. However, male pattern baldness (MPB), or androgenetic alopecia, is the most common culprit, causing 90% of male hair loss cases. This is caused by the hormone, DHT, which weakens and shrinks the hair follicles – and ultimately makes them unable to produce hair. That’s MPB and it happens to most men in our lifetimes.

You’ll probably know the main signs of balding already. From a receding hairline to a balding crown, the key signs are familiar to us all. However, overall, expect your hair to be thinner, weaker, and more brittle. And you may see that it grows more slowly on top – or that more hair falls out in the shower or when styling. Crucially, sudden onset hair loss or inflamed/sore scalp that causes bald spots or patchy hair loss is not MPB.

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is what powers MPB. Derived from testosterone by an enzyme known as 5α-Reductase, it helps your body develop sex organs, muscle mass, and facial hair in your youth. However, as you age, DHT weakens your hair follicles, and stops them producing hair. Prevent 5α-Reductase from working, though, and your follicles can be saved – which means fuller and thicker hair for longer.

You bet that hair loss is reversible. Thanks to our understanding of DHT and hair follicles, new hair loss treatment options are available. Finasteride and Minoxidil are the market-leaders, with Finasteride being effective in the treatment of MPB for 9/10 men. So, men don’t need to put up with hair shedding, thinning, or bald spots anymore – as these medical treatments offer an easy way to regrow healthy hair.

With MPB treatment, the trick is to start as soon as possible. While Minoxidil and Finasteride have a big impact in the battle against that androgen, DHT, they can only do so much. If you’re completely bald and have been for a long time, it is unlikely that treatment will work. DHT will have made the follicles unable to produce hair – and permanent hair loss is the result. Start treatment as soon as you can.

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Male Hair Loss: Everything You Need to Know
Curated by Dr. Earim Chaudry, Manual Medical Director
Male pattern baldness (MPB) is common – and probably more common than you think. 30% of men aged 30 have it to some degree. By the age of 70, that proportion is 70%. While some of us can even see it in our 20s, others can hold out until their older years. The chances are that you will almost certainly see some degree of thinning.
But what are the common causes of hair loss? And is it treatable? Read on to find out more.
The Causes of MPB and Other Hair Loss
In 90% of cases, though, male hair loss is caused by MPB (also known as androgenic alopecia). This is a result of your hormones and genes – and your follicles’ sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a male hormone that gives your male characteristics when young, but it impacts hair growth as you age.
DHT binds to hair follicles on your scalp, and causes them to shrink, weaken, and stop producing healthy hair. It also affects your hair growth cycle, meaning that your follicles are in their resting phase for longer and stay in the growth phase (or anagen phase) for a shorter time. MPB is treatable and even reversible.
There are other reasons why you can lose your hair – and, unfortunately, not all of them are treatable. Alopecia areata is one possibility, caused by autoimmune disease, in which hair falls out in clumps. Another cause is traction alopecia, where hair falls out due to tension at the root. This is usually the result of wearing a tight-fitting helmet for too long, or wearing hairstyles such as braids, cornrows, or hairpieces too tightly. It’s usually accompanied by itchiness and redness on the scalp.
Trichotillomania, or obsessive hair pulling, is another of the types of hair loss, caused by physically pulling out hair from the scalp or eyebrows. Meanwhile, telogen effluvium is the name of hair loss caused by stress. Other medical conditions and treatments – including fungal infection and chemotherapy – can also cause hair loss. Consult your GP or a dermatologist before treatment.
Is my hair loss treatable?
If you’re male and in the 90% of hair loss cases, take a deep breath. It’s okay. MPB is easily treated using widely approved treatments.
You’ll be able to recognise if you have MPB. It first affects either the hair above your temples or on your crown. You’ll see your hairline receding into a “widow’s peak”, a v-shaped hairline at the front of your head. Elsewhere, thinning hair will be seen across the top of the head. Importantly, it won’t fall out suddenly or in clumps, and it won’t leave behind a rash.
There are two effective and approved treatments for a receding hairline. Known as Finasteride (often sold as Propecia) and Minoxidil (Rogaine or Regaine).
The first, Finasteride, tackles the root cause of MPB by blocking the production of the hormone DHT. Effective in 90% of men and usually taken orally as a daily pill, Finasteride intervenes to prevent the shrinkage of hair follicles before they become permanently damaged.
Minoxidil, meanwhile, is applied topically as a spray. It’s a “vasodilator”, widening blood vessels on the scalp to facilitate the transport of nutrients and oxygen. Use the spray twice daily – and it’s shown to help regrowth in two thirds of men. We recommend that men use both of these treatments together.
Note: MPB Treatments are available in different strengths. If the licensed strengths aren’t effective for you, we also have premium options. Just ask a specialist at Manual for more information.
While female pattern baldness (or female pattern hair loss) does exist, consult a doctor for treatment options. While women can use Minoxidil, they should never use Finasteride.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Finasteride and Minoxidil are licensed as safe and effective treatments for hair loss. Like all medications, they can have side effects. However, the good news is that these side effects are rare, and the vast majority of people do not experience them.
The side effects of Minoxidil usually come as a result of overapplication. They include dizziness and drowsiness – as the increased blood flow lowers your blood pressure slightly – as well as irritation in the area where it has been applied. More serious side effects – including heart palpitations, nausea, and changes to your vision – are very rare.
Over 98% of men experienced no serious side effects to Finasteride in clinical trials. However, weight loss and weight gain, dizziness and weakness, erectile dysfunction, and decreased libido have all been reported as side effects.
Why wouldn’t I have a hair transplant?
Hair transplants are not quite as permanent as they may seem. As MPB is a progressive condition, there’s no guarantee that your hair loss won’t continue post-op. And, as a result, you might find yourself saving up for a second or a third transplant.
Hair transplants are also accompanied by treatment with Finasteride and Minoxidil. These drugs tackle the root cause of hair loss, where hair transplants only manage the symptoms. You’re increasing the chances of further hair loss if you don’t follow surgery with these treatments. You’re the best judge of what you need, but if you’re getting a transplant, you’ll be taking these medications afterwards anyway.
Can a shampoo treat my hair loss?
Yes, it’s true. Shampoos can be effectively used to treat hair loss. However, with many duff products on the market, it’s important that you know what you are looking for.
Manual’s Power Shampoo includes ingredients known to encourage healthy hair. Caffeine is known to stimulate hair follicle activity. Biotin is an essential vitamin for hair health, as it plays a role in the production of keratin, the protein of which hair is made. Meanwhile, saw palmetto is thought to reduce the amount of DHT in the body, too. But Finasteride and Minoxidil are the only proven treatments.