Question: How do I apply Minoxidil?
Answer: The following are the instructions on applying preparations of minoxidil liquid and preparations of minoxidil cream.
To correctly use minoxidil liquid, you must apply 1ml of Minoxidil onto a dry scalp (either once a day or twice a day depending on instructions), by doing the following:
*When using liquid minoxidil for the first time, begin by using a 0.5ml dose for the first week, increasing to 0.75ml for the second week and working your way to a full 1ml dose from the third week onward.
When using the Minoxidil cream for the first time please start with a small (about a quarter of the spoon) dose, gradually increasing over two weeks to the full dose of 1ml.
What if my hair is damp or wet when I apply the minoxidil?
It is always best to apply minoxidil to a completely dry scalp. If however the hair is slightly damp, the product should still be absorbed sufficiently. It is not advised to apply minoxidil whilst the hair is considerably wet.
How long after applying minoxidil can I go to bed?
Minoxidil takes 30 minutes to be absorbed into the scalp but should have sunk in sufficiently to allow you to go to bed within 5 minutes after applying. If your scalp still feels slightly wet from minoxidil liquid, try to sit up until it has dried or been completely absorbed.
Can I brush my hair after applying minoxidil?
Before brushing your hair, allow around 30 minutes for the minoxidil to absorb sufficiently into your scalp. This will ensure no product is removed by the hair brush, or brushed into the hair.
What happens if some minoxidil liquid drips down my head?
It is very difficult to prevent any minoxidil from dripping down your forehead or the back of your neck. If this happens, just wipe it off with a towel. If minoxidil dries on the skin it can cause a white powdery mark, but this is very easy to wipe off with a towel or with one's finger.
If you would like to enquire about minoxidil formulations available from Belgravia please call 0800 077 6666 or message the centre. Alternatively you can complete an online diagnostic form which will be instantly submitted to the centre following which you will be contacted by a Belgravia treatment advisor.
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