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If you thought all hope was lost as you find more and more hairs on your pillow each morning, think again. Minoxidil is a safe and effective form of treatment for hair loss that men around the world have been swearing by for years.
So, how is Minoxidil taken to make sure you’re getting the most out of it? Let’s examine how Minoxidil should be applied and what to avoid when using it.
Topical Minoxidil works in more than 6 out of every 10 men who use the treatment for male pattern hair loss. It’s a remarkable medication that produces real results for men.
The treatment is thought to work by increasing the blood flow to the hair follicles on your scalp - this reduces the resting stage of your hair cycle and increases the growth phase.
Practically, this means that the hair loss you’ve been facing should be slowed (and ideally halted) and your scalp is now a better environment for new and healthy strands to thrive in.
When pressing the pump from the bottle you’re provided with once, the requisite amount of formula will come out of the bottle that you need to evenly spread over the affected area of your dry and clean scalp. Don’t use more than is necessary as your supply will run out sooner and there could be a greater chance of side effects occurring due to the excessive amount applied.
Oral Minoxidil is an alternative form of treatment that is becoming more commonly used, it is a once-daily capsule swallowed.
Patience is required with the treatment - it won’t work any faster or better if you put more on your scalp daily than is suggested. If you accidentally missed a dose, take it as soon as you can; if that happens to be around when you are due to take your next dose, just continue as normal without dosing twice.
Don’t be tempted to put this formula on another part of your body. The medication was designed to be used on your scalp and trying to grow hair anywhere could lead to adverse effects.
Speak to our team or your doctor first before using another topical cream on your scalp at the same time as Minoxidil. If you’re experiencing any side effects as a result of the medication, stop taking it and the unwanted effects should disappear.
Finally, don’t think that the treatment isn’t working if you begin shedding hair in the first few months of treatment - this is normal and shows that the Minoxidil is beginning to work, with the shedding hairs making way for thicker, healthier hairs! Continue with your treatment plan and you’ll start to notice results.