Application of Minoxidil - Apply Minoxidil Twice a Day

Application of Minoxidil

Application of Minoxidil:  Both Foam and Topical Solution are easy to apply.  For the best results, apply Minoxidil to dry hair, twice every day.  Make sure you hair stays dry for at least four hours after application.  Follow these simple steps and you should see visible results in around 12-16 weeks.

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Application of Minoxidil

Our Kirkland Minoxidil is available in two forms – Foam and Topical Solution.  The application of both is easy, perhaps the Foam a little easier.

The most important thing about applying the treatment is that your hair is dry!  Also that it stays dry for as long as possible afterwards.  The easiest for most would be to include Minoxidil application in to your normal routine, once application in the morning and one last thing at night.  After washing your hair in the morning, dry it thoroughly with towel and hair dryer, if possible, making sure your hair is as dry as possible.  Apply the Minoxidil, give it all a quick comb and leave it for the day!

Before you go to bed, (again making sure your hair is dry if you wash or shower before bed) follow the same procedure and, if your bedding is delicate or expensive, perhaps use a sleeping cap or hat, as some residue may be left on the pillowcase.  That’s it!

Foam Application

Make sure you hair is absolutely dry.

For optimum performance, apply two times per day, one in the morning and once at night.

In the morning, after your shower, shake the can before use and squirt about half a cap-full on to the tips of your fingers.  As far as you’re able, find the affected areas of hair loss and massage the Minoxidil Foam until it feels like it has ‘soaked in’.  You may feel some residue left on your fingers, but it’s easily washed off.  Most commonly, patients apply to the top of the head (the bald spot) and along the parting line.  Style your hair as you normally would and forget about it for the day.

At the end of your day, when you know your hair will not get wet again, repeat the above steps and go to bed.

Topical Solution Application

Again, make sure you hair is absolutely dry.

As with foam, try to apply Topical Solution once in the morning after your morning ablutions, then last thing at night.  The aim is to maintain dry hair for as long as possible after application.  Using the pipette supplied, apply the Minoxidil Solution to the affected areas after your morning routine – the scalp, parting line or beard area.  Style your hair, then leave it alone.

At the end of the day, apply the solution again, when you are sure your hair will not get wet again that day.

Expectations

Minoxidil will reverse your hair loss, but it won’t do it overnight!  By following the above instructions, you can expect to see favourable results by 12-16 weeks.  It’s most likely you will be keen to see results – we get that!  But, as much as it is possible, try to forget about the results and just follow the routine above for, at least a few weeks.

It will work!  Give it a little time and you will not be dissapointed!

Read more about the length of time for Minoxidil to produce visible results.

Effectiveness

Stick with it & Follow the Instructions

Minoxidil has been shown, time and time again, to slow down, even stop, hair loss and begin the slow process of re-growing hair in men with Male Pattern Baldness.  It was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (the FDA) in the United States in the mid 1990s and later by the United Kingdom equivalent, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

In most cases, visible – and very favourable – results will be apparent around 16 weeks after beginning application.  This might sound like a long time, but your follicles may have been diminished, or even dormant, for a long time.  Your Male Pattern Baldness took hold very gradually, over a period of time.  The reversal of the effects will be the same.

Also, different people will see different results, for example, those with a naturally darker hair are likely to see results a little quicker, simply because their hair is darker.

In short, be patient!  Give it time and it will work!

Foam or Topical Solution?

Minoxidil Foam or Topical Solution?

Topical Solution was the first to be introduced and, while showing significant results in restoring hair, a handful of patients did report mild itching and irritation on their skin.  This was shown to be as a result of a compound called ‘propylene glycol’, an ingredient which helps your skin/scalp absorb the active ingredient, Minoxidil.

The Minoxidil content is the same in both versions – 5%.  If you have very sensitive skin, you may want to consider the foam, as it can be a little less irritating.  We also think the foam is a little easier to apply and carry around, as there’s no ‘dropper’ (pipette) to worry about.  But that’s just our opinion.  For everyone else, the Minoxidil Topical Solution is the right choice.

We found this, rather informative, page from the US National Library of Medicine.

Which is right for you?  Read more about Foam vs topical Solution.

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