Question: Is it safe to use hair tonic while using minoxidil? not applied on the same time, but just to rest your hair and scalp for two days and use hair tonic as source of biotin and other nutrients.
Answer: Hi, Noriel. We would never advise stopping using your hair loss regimen as per the instructions you received with the treatment, and we are unaware of any women’s minoxidil solutions which can be used less regularly than once per day, every day. Whilst alternating in this way may be safe, it is likely to render your treatment less effective.
As you are not a Belgravia client we do not know which formulation of this popular hair loss treatment you are using, so we recommend asking your provider. However – as with any medication – we would certainly advise you to follow the usage directions precisely as set out in the instructions or accompanying patient information leaflet. These are likely to state that applications must be either once or twice daily, depending on the product, but do check this yourself.
Consistency is key to getting the most out of your treatment and failure to use your medication exactly as directed can lead to disappointing results. The hair follicles and scalp do not require rest in this situation, unless there is another element involved that you haven’t mentioned.
Furthermore, if you wish to use a hair tonic you can do this in addition to using your treatment. You just need to ensure you apply your minoxidil first and leave sufficient time for it to properly absorb into the scalp – an absolute minimum of 30 minutes but the longer you can leave it, the better.
You can, of course, ensure your hair receives the kinds of benefits you describe by following a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, and avoiding issues and situations which may cause stress given this may exacerbate hair fall.
If you are looking for a more convenient nutritional support for hair health, whilst not intended to replace the aforementioned balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, a dedicated product such as Belgravia’s Hair Vitalics for Women may be advantageous. This highly-targeted, one-a-day food supplement has been researched and developed by our hair experts to contain a range of key vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanical extracts – including selenium, biotin and zinc to encourage normal, healthy hair growth. You do not need to be a Belgravia client to purchase Hair Vitalics as these are available to buy online from the dedicated website hairvitalics.com.
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.