Know the proper use of Minoxidil shampoo

Minoxidil is hair regrowth drug that is basically used as a shampoo to treat the pattern baldness problem of male. The shampoo is also used for female hair thinning problem as well. As this is a drug, the shampoo should be used in a prescribe way, otherwise the user will not get proper result and also improper use may cause side effects as well.

 What kind of proper use and why it is necessary

As minoxidil is a drug, you are going to need to follow the prescribed instructions. It is highly advised that the users should only use the minoxidil shampoo according to instructions or it may produce unwanted outcome. It is advised that users should consult a doctor before using the shampoo as it can cause some serious problem. Only take the prescribed dosage and not more at all.

How to use it

Minoxidil shampoo should only be used on the scalp and not anywhere else in the body. If used in skin, it can cause serious health issues. While using the shampoo, better stop taking any other hair care product. The shampoo should only be used on a dry scalp, twice a day and only in limited dosage.

When would I see results?

With minoxidil shampoo, you have to be patient. A lot of people make the mistake of using over dosage in order to see faster result. But that is not how it works. You are going to see results in about 6 to 8 months with proper amount of dosage.

Proper applying procedure

It is very important that the scalp should be dry before applying the shampoo. The minoxidil solution should on only be applies that particular part of the scalp which is being treated and not all over the scalp. Also if you are not sure where you can use shampoo, you can always consult a doctor. After applying the shampoo, leave it in your scalp for 4 hours before washing it out. Remember to wash your hand properly as you have applied the shampoo with hands and if do not wash your hand the solution of the shampoo could go to your mouth and cause severe health problem. Do not use the shampoo in any other part of your body rather than your scalp.


Minoxidil is no magic. People should not expect over the night result. Be patient and use it in prescribed manner to see the best result.