The first drug that proved fruitful in treating hair loss in men and women is Minoxidil, and even after many years it still continues to be the most potent and most widely accepted topical medicine for treating baldness.
Minoxidil is also available as an oral medicine, but in that form it is used only to treat high blood pressure. Anyways, here we will be talking about topical Minoxidil, which is more popular by the name of Rogaine in the United States of America.
Even though the market is flooded with several other imitations, Minoxidil is by far the most effective and the most powerful solution to speed up hair a growth.
A bit of caution
Before you grab the bottle of Minoxidil, you must learn a few basic precautions about it. This medication should not be used on children below the age of eighteen as it is highly toxic. Also using Minoxidil can pose problems when you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
Because of its highly toxic nature, it’s always advisable to stick to the doctor’s prescription and apply topical Minoxidil only to the area where it is intended to be used and that too in justified quantities.
How to get the best results with Minoxidil
Here are some basic things that you must familiarize yourself with, about using Minoxidil.
â€¢Â Â Â After applying Minoxidil, you must not shampoo your hair for a minimum of four hours, because shampooing your hair before time can actually reverse the action and increase hair fall.
â€¢Â Â Â Your scalp must be completely dry before you apply Minoxidil to it. This will help in proper absorption of the medicine by the hair follicles.
â€¢Â Â Â Never blow dry your hair, after washing off Minoxidil.
â€¢Â Â Â Clean your hands thoroughly after the application, and avoid the medicine from coming in contact with any other part of your body especially your eyes, nose and your mouth.