Saturday, April 27, 2013

How to get the best result of Minoxidil?

Apply exactly 1 mL of Minoxidil and 5% from the bottle, twice a day. (Each bottle would take about a month, if it is used as we directed). Using less that is in a prescription you will only reduce your chances of achieving the best results.

In contrast of using less there is a problem if you use more often your minoxidil it will not work better. Style your hair as you are used to when you're waiting for the prescribed 10-15 minutes your skin to absorb Minoxidil.

Wash your hair with shampoo to effectively clean the scalp and eliminate all remnants of the conditioner that can reduce the effect of Minoxidil in follicles. You can also use a mild anti-dandruff shampoo twice a week to keep your scalp healthy.

Develop the habit of using Minoxidil twice a day every day to get the maximum benefit. Use a wide-toothed comb when you are combing wet hair and you will avoid pulling. Wash your hands with soap and water after using Minoxidil.

Do not wash your hair and do not swim 4 hours after using Minoxidil and 5%, in order to allow your skin to fully absorb minoxidil.

If you miss a day, continue with the twice a day the next day. In the first 2-4 weeks, you may notice a little more hair fall. It's not a problem, and it happens as part of man whose cycle is moving from a phase of rest in the growth phase of hair.

How to use Minoxidil 5%?

Useing of Minoxidil  5% is very simple. It is a pure liquid and you just need to apply it to the scalp, in positions where you lose your hair. You need to do this twice a day. Just rub it and that's all. Dont worry There is no smell your hair when dry.

How to use Minoxidil 5% in the morning

Fill the applicator to the line "1 mL"Apply Minoxidil 5% directly to the scalp, not on the hair. To be successful in that try to follow list below :

- Divide your hair into several strands, approximate 1 cm each, in an area that needs to be treated.

-Remove hair from the part where you apply Minoxidil 5% making it evenly along the head.

-Top minoxidil in your scalp with your fingertips rub, but this is not necessary.  

- After use, wash your hands with soap and water.

- Leave your minoxidil to soak approximately (10 to 15 minutes) before placing any other styling product on your head. It is important to leave enough time that preparation can react.

Minoxidil Side effects

Minoxidil almost in all patients cause side effects, so large number of patients simply cant take it. The most common side effect is water retention and hypertrichosis.

Water retention can be very hot, so patient must take strong diuretics such as furosemide. Also, there are palpitations and tachycardia, so as like hydralazine, minoxidil also should not be given alone.

Another side effect after a few weeks in nearly all patients was unpleasant by hypertrichosis, or increased hair growth on an otherwise covered or barren areas of the body.

It is believed that this occurs due to the increased circulation in the skin.
Therefore minoxidil preparations are used for the treatment and correction of alopecia, but the uncritical and excessive use of these preparations there are a lot patients with cardiac side effects.


Fighting hair loss (very similar to the fight against aging and wrinkles) is a huge business for the cosmetic industry. A large number of different products with very different prices which are sold everywhere, from local shops through perfumery until pharmacy - but what is it all really effected?

One of the best ways to check whether it is worth investing your time and money in some of these treatments is the existence of clinical studies and articles in professional journals. For example, we can write 10 texts about how the combination Leaning + castor oil + drops of nettle stimulates hair growth, but whether we should believe? ;) On this subject in professional journals you will not find anything at all.

Minoxidil is a drug that was originally used orally for the treatment of high blood pressure. However, it was discovered an interesting side-effect - Minoxidil may cause increased growth or darkening hair, or in some cases, significant hair loss.

When you stop taking minoxidil, hair will return to normal within 30 to 60 days. The exact mechanism of action of this drug is not known.  It can be used once or twice a day (rubbed on the scalp) during a period of at least 4 months and the effect disappears when you stop using minoxidil.

Minoxidil is less effective when there is a larger surface area with no hair. However, its efficacy is pretty good when we talk about younger men (aged 18-41 years).

You can buy minoxidil at the pharmacy without a prescription, and it have different names (in America "Rogaine" with us "Pilovit", "Pilfud") and with various prices, although the concentration of active ingredients is the same - minoxidil is mainly produced at a concentration of 2% or 5%.

Consuming needs to be careful because if you have something dripping from the side may be increased hairiness in unwanted places.

With a certain number of people may have no effect, but if you have problems with hair loss,  you will try to be certainly further informed about minoxidil - as you can see from the text above that is not particularly amazing ;) minoxidil is not 'miraculous' solution and like most things in life there are good and bad sides.

But  at least there is the possibility of real effect in relation to the colorful advertisements and products from supermarkets that promise miracles. So, if you have a problem of hair loss, this is definitely worth to give a chance.

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