Question: After applying minoxidil can we apply hair oil to head or have to take bath or need to give any time gap to apply hair oil
At Belgravia we suggest leaving as long as possible between applying minoxidil and using any scalp care oils, this means allowing an hour between applying your minoxidil and then using any scalp or hair oil products. Ideally, if you can wait longer then so much the better.
You definitely should not wash your hair straight after applying minoxidil as this will wash away the treatment. If you want to take a bath straight after using your hair loss treatment this is fine as long as you do not wash your hair. You may, however, want to consider wearing a shower cap to prevent the water splashing onto your scalp.
If your hair oil query applies to hair serums used for styling rather than scalp oils used for moisturising, one thing you can do – which may help to speed your morning routine up – is to style your hair first.
We tend to recommend that hair styling products are applied around half an hour after using minoxidil. Simply ensure you keep the product away from the roots as much as possible and concentrate on the tips of the hair so that your scalp remains dry. Using serums on the roots of the hair can make it look limp, greasy and make thinning hair more noticeable so this is something it’s often wise to avoid anyway.
By applying your styling products first you can use your dropper to apply the minoxidil to your scalp as usual through your styled hair and don’t have to wait for it to dry. However, because hair and scalp oils are used on the actual head, rather than just the lengths or ends of the hair as styling products are, if you are using these types of products it is important that the hair loss treatment solution is applied first, as per the advice above, so do be mindful as to the type of ‘hair oil’ you have.
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.