Jennifer Lopez's secret to preventing hair loss is only $20

Alyssa Tria
Shopping Editor
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Whether she’s wearing her hair up or down, in a bun or slicked back, or even rocking those curls, Jennifer Lopez can do no wrong. So what’s the secret to Lopez’s healthy and shiny locks?

Hers, a woman-focused well-being brand that offers affordable access to prescription products, recently shared an Instagram post showing the 50-year-old actress and singer applying the brand’s hair serum to her roots.

"When I was coming up, I didn't know how to take proper care of my hair when I first started working in television and film — I had to learn about minoxidil from my hairstylist! And I’ve been using it ever since,” Lopez said.

At just $20, Hers’ 2% Minoxidil Topical Solution is an affordable product that’s said to deliver a deep conditioning boost to promote length and strength to thinning hair. Minoxidil is a highly effective medication specifically used to prevent female hair loss. It is FDA-approved, and has one of the best safety track records of any hair loss medication, so you can feel safe using it.

For the best results, it is recommended you apply one ml directly to the scalp twice a day.

Minoxidil 2%

minoxidil 2%

Shop it: Hers, $20 ($15 USD)

According to the Canadian Dermatology Associaton, by the age of 40, approximately 40 per cent of women will have some degree of hair loss ranging from slight thinning to severe female pattern baldness. Hair loss can occur for a variety of reasons, from stress and iron-deficient anaemia to hormonal fluctuations, which can worsen as you age. It can also be caused by damaging hairstyles and products, like texture sprays, weaves and tight braids and ponytails.

J.Lo partnered with Hers in late 2019, while fiance Alex Rodriguez teamed up the male-focused sibling brand Hims.

“Alex and I are so excited to partner with a company that makes self-care so easy and effective,” said Lopez. “Hims & Hers gives people affordable access to high-quality products and doctors, to help you take better care of yourself. And it's all on your time, no matter who you are or where you're from. Because we believe self-care is a right, not a privilege, and everyone deserves to look and feel their best."

Dealing with hair loss can be a challenging experience. In case you’re not willing to go the J.Lo route, here are a few other fan-favourite hair growth serums and solutions.

THE ORDINARY Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density

THE ORDINARY Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density

Customer Review: “After only two weeks of use, I would say my hair seems to be much healthier and fuller already. I use a few drops on different sections of my scalp at night and massage it in. When I wake up in the morning my hair is silkier and fuller. I have fine hair and this product actually makes my hair look denser and lifted.”

Shop it: Sephora, $18

Lush Roots

Lush Roots

Customer Review: “I’ve been using this product for about five years now. I have a head full of long medium-fine hair and it helps keep my volume up and tames the fuzz! My hairdressers have commented on my regrowth amount and how fast my hair grows. I definitely owe thanks to this product!”

Shop it: Lush, $23-33

Premium Castor Oil

Premium Castor Oil

Customer Review: “IT WORKS. I have a little bald patch due to a bleach mishap, it’s been bald for about three months and a week after I started using this castor oil daily, I see hair sprouting. It’s amazing! Works super fast. It is a bit sticky but that’s not a huge deal.”

Shop it: Amazon, $20

Aveda Thickening Tonic

Aveda Thickening Tonic

Customer Review: “I'm 50 years old with fine, shoulder-length blond hair. There is no other product that comes close to matching the fullness provided by this thickening tonic. It's a miracle worker for me!”

Shop it: Aveda, $41

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