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‘How Often Should Hair Be Washed When Using Minoxidil?’

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Wash Your HairName: Cristi

Question: Hello! How often should we wash our hair when using minoxidil. My doctor said 2 per week but my hair is getting very greasy fast due to the minoxidil treatment (I also have oily skin)

Answer: Hi, Cristi. Depending on your hair type we would generally advise washing your hair once a day or once every other day. This is especially beneficial if you have an oily scalp and thinning hair as the oil can make hair look thinner, whilst freshly washed hair appears naturally more full. If you have Afro hair then aim for once a week but the more regularly you can wash your hair, the better.

As you don’t appear to be a Belgravia client we would advise you to speak to the person you purchased the minoxidil from, or the manufacturer, about your concerns. It could be that you need further instructions on the application or that the product is not entirely suitable for you.

If the hair loss product your doctor has provided is not agreeing with your scalp it may be that another formulation may suit you better so you may want to get a second opinion on your treatment.

In general terms, however, we can tell you that we generally recommend our hair loss treatment clients wash their hair frequently and apply their minoxidil after washing and drying their hair. This keeps the scalp clean and allows whichever high strength minoxidil product they are using sufficient time to be fully absorbed into the scalp.


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