WE CAN HELP
Book a FREE consultation  
For a free consultation or assistance, please call 020 7730 6666

Browse by Category

‘Can Minoxidil Maintain Hair Health as Well as Treating Hair Loss?’

HairlossANSWERS - Click to Submit Your Query to Our Hair Loss Experts

Name: Jay

Healthy HairQuestion: Thank you for this very useful article. I also have learned about the benefit of not washing your hair as often. Does the use of Minoxidil help to keep the health of your hair even if you need to wash it every day or every second day? Keep up the good work!

Answer: Hi, Jay. Many thanks for your kind feedback – we’re very glad you are enjoying our hair loss blog and finding it useful.

Washing your hair daily or every other day is important if you are using minoxidil as it prevents any residue build-up on the scalp. It also has the added benefit of making thinning hair appear thicker as clean, freshly-washed hair tends to look naturally thicker.

With regards to whether minoxidil helps to maintain the health of your hair, it is a topical vasodilator which means it increases blood flow locally, wherever it is administered. When it is applied directly to the areas of the scalp where it is needed for hair loss, it will increase the amount of nutrients delivered to the scalp.

This does help to improve the condition of the hair assuming the relevant vitamins and minerals needed for hair health are being put into the body – whether through your diet or via a food supplement such as Hair Vitalics.


The Belgravia CentreThe Belgravia Centre

The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation Form from anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.


Related Stories


Share this article

No Comments

No comments yet.

Comment on this article

* required field

Will not be published

Online Consultation

Submit an instant online consultation so that one of Belgravia’s hair loss specialists can diagnose your condition and recommend an effective course of treatment, wherever you live.

22 May

‘My Son’s Hair Loss from Alopecia Universalis Comes and Goes’

Name: Ann Question:  I have a problem with my son. 4 years ago he had alopecia universalis. My son didn’t suffer before from nothing. In the first moment that happened this he had high leucocitose (11), euzinofili and deficiencies of vitamin D. One year after his alopecia I made a cure with prednisolon 10 mg in the day, 5 […]

Read full article »
22 May

Trial Explores Relationship Between Pattern Hair Loss and Vitamin D

Researchers in Egypt are building on findings of their countrymen by conducting a new trial into the role that vitamin D may play in hair loss. The new study, which is being overseen by university researchers in the city of Assiut, is focused on androgenetic alopecia, more commonly referred to as Male Pattern Baldness and Female […]

Read full article »
21 May

Woman With Alopecia Areata Removes Wig During First Dates TV Show

One of the hardest things that people whose hair loss has been caused by Alopecia Areata ever have to do is “go public” with their condition, with many choosing to conceal bald patches with hairpieces, wigs or head coverings. So when Eve Betts, a young Welsh beauty therapist with Alopecia Areata, took off her wig […]

Read full article »