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‘Can I Use Hair Oil After Applying Minoxidil?’

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Name: Kumar

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

Using Scalp Hair Oil After Applying Minoxidil - Belgravia Centre Hair Loss AdviceAnswer: Hi, Kumar. In order to give your hair loss treatment the best chance of working as effectively as possible it needs time to be properly absorbed into the scalp.

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.

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1st May, 2017 at 1:12 am


Can I use coconut oil after applying minoxidil..?

2nd May, 2017 at 9:32 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Sukanta, as long as you follow the advice outlined above, that's fine. It applies for all forms of oil used on the hair or scalp.

30th October, 2017 at 2:38 am


My hairs are dry , rough , so thin and weak that they are breaking whenever I comb them Im using Minoxidil from Last one and half month but My hairs are still falling.My dermatologist also prescribed me finasteride tablets which Im taking from last 15days . Im not getting any suitable results from this treatment . Please tell me what to do ? 😔

30th October, 2017 at 11:14 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Gurmukh, generally you would not expect to see results so quickly - we would advise around 3 months for any change to become noticeable - but as you are not a Belgravia client we recommend you speak with your dermatologist and explain the problems you are having. You may find this Belgravia article on Levels of Regrowth for our treatment clients helpful as a general guide.

2nd November, 2017 at 7:42 pm


Can I mix the minoxidil solution with coconut oil?

3rd November, 2017 at 10:33 am

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Mouli, no. The medication must be applied as instructed and allowed to sink in for the appropriate amount of time (an absolute minimum of half an hour) before applying any products to the scalp. Minoxidil should not be mixed with any other haircare or scalp products such as coconut oil. Doing so may compromise its efficacy.

15th November, 2017 at 2:35 pm


Hello sir/madam, I just want to know whether this minidoxil will work for any type of bald scalp or for any type of hair. Regards, Karthik Ravinuthala

15th November, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Sarah Belgravia

Hi Karthik, you would need to be assessed by one of Belgravia's hair loss specialists before we could ascertain whether you were suitable for treatment. However, we offer a range of solutions so that there are options for everyone. In cases of true baldness, where the scalp is smooth, shiny and hairless, this is a sign that the follicles have died and the hair loss is permanent. In those instances treatment would not be advised as it cannot help if the follicles are no longer capable of producing hair. This is part of the reason why a consultation is so important.

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