Question: I am currently using hair loss treatment and I want to know how long should I leave between doses when using minoxidil twice a day?
There is no official time period, however, the gap between applications should ideally be somewhere between 8 and 12 hours, depending on your lifestyle, convenience or daily routine; this is to ensure your consistency of use.
The reason for a gap of no less than 8 hours between high strength minoxidil applications is to help avoid irritations, side effects, overdosing and to ensure a more regular stimulation of the follicles.
You should have been advised of this when purchasing your hair loss solution so it may be worthwhile consulting your provider or the manufacturer to find out why this crucial information was not included with your treatment.
If there’s a chance you purchased your hair loss treatment from an unreliable source – such as an unregistered online pharmacy – we would recommend taking it back, or disposing of the product safely, and purchasing a replacement from a licensed pharmacy or dedicated hair loss clinic.
You can find out more about the dangers of using out-of-date, improperly stored or counterfeit hair loss medications, here, or on the MHRA website.
The Belgravia Centre is an organisation specialising in hair growth and hair loss prevention with two clinics and in-house pharmacies in Central London, UK. 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 world. View our Hair Loss Success Stories, which includes the world’s largest gallery of hair growth comparison photos and demonstrates the levels of success that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 020 7730 6666 any time to arrange a free consultation.