06/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hair Loss: Best Treatments, Baldness Cures TESTED

Consumer Reports has published the results of a new 8,000-person survey about the effectiveness of different baldness treatments. The report is password protected, but New York's WABC rounded up the key takeaways.

-- The prescription drug finasteride was by far the most effective treatment for men - though it's not available for women. It's also sold under the brand name Propecia. Of those surveyed, 27 percent said it was very effective and an additional 41 percent said it was somewhat effective.

-- The only other FDA-approved treatment for hair loss is Minoxidil, also sold as Rogaine. It's approved for men, and for women in lower doses. But only 4 percent of those surveyed said it was very effective at treating hair loss.

Watch the video below for more details: