Can I Treat Hair Loss From Home?


Given how many of us work from home these days, it’s natural to consider what other things we might be able to achieve from the comfort of our living rooms.

We can stream movies, workout in front of YouTube HIIT sessions, order freshly-cooked food to our front doors and even conduct five-way business conference calls in a shirt and tie, with nothing but underpants below the belt. (Provided you keep that webcam pointing firmly upwards, of course.)

It’s doubtful, however, that many of us would add “dealing with hair loss” to this list. Surely fixing a thinning scalp means undergoing a painstaking hair transplant, or an expensive dose of laser therapy, right? And even if there are medicines, won’t I need a doctor’s appointment before I’m allowed to take them?

Well, not so fast. 

At Manual, we’ve developed a hair loss service that offers access to expert advice and clinically-proven medicines all within the click of a mouse, or the tap of a finger. Our treatments are scientifically proven and effective in a majority of cases, and the best part is you don’t need to leave the sofa.

What are the treatments?

85% of men will experience significant hair loss in their lives. In 95% of these cases it will be down to by Male Pattern Baldness (MPB), which is a natural side-effect of a hormone called DHT. The main treatment we recommend to counter this process is Finasteride. Taken daily in pill form, Finasteride works by blocking the production of DHT, preserving your remaining hair and in some cases encouraging the growth of new stuff! Studies have shown it to be effective in a massive 90% of men.

We also offer Minoxidil, the only other FDA-approved medication for hair loss (alongside Finasteride). Minoxidil works slightly differently. Applied directly to the scalp via a spray, it works to increase blood flow to the scalp, re-stimulating hair follicles in the process. Minoxidil shows great results in two thirds of men.

Unlike hair transplants or laser therapy, these simple medications can sit in your bathroom cabinet, ready to be administered every morning in less than the time it takes to clean your teeth.

Don’t I need to see a doctor?

When we were developing our hair loss plan, we were struck by a simple idea: what if the lengthy, and at times awkward, process of consulting your doctor every time you wanted to treat hair loss could be removed. What if, instead, it was as simple as choosing a treatment and having it delivered to your door? What if the consultation prescribing said medication took place online as well?

That’s right, all it takes is a few simple questions to ascertain whether or not Finasteride and/or Minoxidil are the right treatments for your experience of hair loss, and that they’ll be safe for you to take. Once you’ve completed your consultation, we’ll deliver your treatment plan straight to your door in discreet packaging with minimal fuss. We’ll be there every step of the way with our ongoing support throughout the treatment: regular email check-ins, on-call clinician support and our hair tracking service. Think of it like ordering a pizza. Only a pizza you have to answer a couple of questions about before you’re allowed to eat it. 

It couldn’t be easier, or quicker. Which is good, because the sooner you put a treatment plan into action the more of your hair you’re likely to save. And if you have any questions before or during your treatment, the help doesn’t stop at the point of purchase. Our online clinicians will be on hand to help you every step of the way. Now, did someone mention pizza?

For more information about our hair-saving products, have a look at our personalised plans starting at just £18 per month.