Some people find topical minoxidil effective for hair loss, but oral minoxidil doesn't work for them, possibly due to absorption issues. Others have had better results with oral minoxidil, suggesting individual responses vary.
A user shared that after quitting caffeine and restarting oral minoxidil, they experienced significant hair regrowth, suggesting that caffeine might interfere with minoxidil's effectiveness by blocking adenosine receptors. They also mentioned side effects like water retention and dizziness, which subsided after a few weeks, and are not using any DHT blockers.
The conversation discusses a user's two-month hair regrowth progress using Minoxidil and a 0.5mm dermaroller. Some suggest adding a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor like finasteride or dutasteride to maintain the results.
A user experienced significant hair regrowth using Minoxidil but started shedding hair after switching brands and adding treatments like Topical Finasteride and microneedling. They also faced increased hair loss after using Ketoconazole shampoo and are seeking advice on whether brand switching or the shampoo could be the cause.
Microneedling and tretinoin may need to be continued indefinitely to maintain minoxidil's effectiveness for hair loss. The user is aware that stopping minoxidil will result in losing its benefits.
Minoxidil and finasteride may cause different shedding patterns; the user experienced shedding with finasteride which stopped, and is now concerned about potential shedding after starting minoxidil. They have been on finasteride for 3 months, minoxidil for 1 week, and had exosome therapy 1 month ago.
Peppermint oil was found to work better and faster than minoxidil for hair growth in a test on mice. A link to the article was shared.
A user is using a compounded hair loss treatment with 5% minoxidil, 0.005% finasteride, and 0.01% tretinoin but is experiencing issues with residue and greasiness. They are inquiring if using the treatment five times a week instead of daily will still be effective.
Redensyl is being discussed as a potential substitute for minoxidil for hair growth after a brand switched from minoxidil to redensyl. The user is inquiring about the effectiveness of redensyl compared to minoxidil.
The conversation is about finding alternative sellers of a hair loss treatment combining 5% Minoxidil with tretinoin and azelaic acid, and the convenience of using a premixed product. The user currently uses a product from Minoxidilmax and Kirkland Minoxidil.
Someone switched from topical minoxidil to oral minoxidil and found it more effective and convenient, reporting improvements in hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, and beard without scalp issues. They are seeking long-term experiences from others who made the same switch.
A user taking 1.25mg finasteride and 2.5mg oral minoxidil for hair loss, questioning if the dosage is enough for scalp hair regrowth. Another user reassures that hair will regrow stronger after initial shedding.
The post is about a discount on a 6-month supply of Minoxidil at Costco. The conversation includes users discussing their experiences with purchasing and using Minoxidil, with some mentioning regional price differences and preferences for foam or liquid forms.
The conversation discusses the differences between Minoxidil and Redensyl for hair loss treatment. It also questions why Redensyl isn't as commonly discussed despite claims of its effectiveness.
The post discusses concerns about the practicality of using Minoxidil foam for hair loss, including the frequency of application, preparation, coverage area, and drying time. Responses suggest that missing a dose isn't detrimental, it can be applied once a day, it works on all hair areas, and it doesn't need to be perfectly dry before application.
The user started losing hair at 20 and began using minoxidil. After seeing further hair loss, they switched to finasteride, causing more hair shedding. They are now using minoxidil, finasteride (topical and oral), microneedling, and ketoconazole shampoo for recovery.
The post discusses the difference in effects of Minoxidil (Min) on scalp and facial hair. The user questions why Min-induced hair growth on the scalp is temporary, while facial hair growth seems permanent, even after stopping Min. They propose theories, including different Min mechanisms on body and facial hair, the role of DHT, and the possibility of not achieving fully terminal hair. The responses include personal experiences and theories about Min's effects on hair growth.
A new product, Minoxidil booster, which enhances sulfotransferase enzyme activity in the scalp, is now available. The user has started using this product, applied before Minoxidil, to improve their hair loss treatment results.
The conversation discusses the potential benefits of sublingual minoxidil for hair loss treatment. It suggests that sublingual minoxidil, which bypasses the liver, may have fewer side effects, greater bioavailability, and could be more effective than oral minoxidil.
The post warns about fake Kirkland minoxidil being sold on eBay in Australia, confirmed by lab tests showing no minoxidil content. Users discuss their experiences, suggest a bleach test for authenticity, and highlight the importance of buying from reputable suppliers.
The user "macroburstmedia" is asking if adding topical minoxidil to their current treatment of oral minoxidil and finasteride can improve hair growth. Some users have shared their experiences with using both oral and topical minoxidil, while others suggest increasing the oral minoxidil dose instead.
Quitting minoxidil can lead to significant hair loss, even in areas that were not thinning before, as hair becomes reliant on the treatment. Some users also report losing hair gains when stopping minoxidil despite taking finasteride.
The conversation is about the correct method of applying tretinoin and minoxidil together for hair loss, including which to apply first, waiting times, and frequency of use. It also questions whether the approach to using tretinoin on the scalp should be similar to its application on the face.
User suggests using a blow dryer after applying Minoxidil for hair loss treatment, and shares personal success with temple regrowth using Minoxidil and Finasteride. Another user shares their method of applying Minoxidil with long hair and agrees with blow-drying.
Minoxidil alone may not stop hair loss. Finasteride is recommended for androgenic alopecia, as minoxidil doesn't prevent DHT from miniaturizing hair follicles.
User asks how to manage sex life while using topical minoxidil for hair loss. Responses suggest various strategies, including using finasteride, applying minoxidil before or after sex, and avoiding certain positions.
A man in his 50s, who has been on Finasteride for 15 years, is considering adding a custom topical Minoxidil blend to his treatment due to recent hairline recession. He questions whether the custom blend is more effective than generic Minoxidil, expresses concerns about shedding and body hair growth, and seeks advice on application timing with styling products and whether to pursue other treatments like PRP or laser.
User started oral minoxidil 2.5mg in September 2022, experienced initial shedding, then reduced shedding, but now shedding increased again after 8 months. User is a 43-year-old female also on Spironolactone, seeking advice.
The effectiveness of using minoxidil alone as a hair loss treatment, and whether or not finasteride should be taken in addition to the minoxidil. Replies suggest that minoxidil is only effective for a short period of time, and finasteride should be added to the treatment plan.
Whether to use minoxidil on just thinning areas or all over the scalp, with replies suggesting that it should only be used on the desired areas.