Question: Soon 67 wh. healthy male, thicker than average hair until recent years now receding temples & very small crown thinning; started liquid minox. week+ ago; hair naturally 50/50 white black; will minox. induced thicker hair also be 50/50 in color? Prefer not to color hair. Thanks in advance! Have 1 yr supply liquid, any reason to switch to other form after year…?
Answer: Hi, Jay. As you are not a Belgravia client we would advise you to ask these questions of your hair loss treatment provider for personalised advice, given we do not know which specific minoxidil products you are using.
As a general rule minoxidil should not have any effect on the colour of the hair. If the currently thinning hair becomes noticeably thicker during treatment it may appear darker overall. This is simply caused by the density of the regrowth which can look richer, cover more of the scalp and let less light in!
The high strength minoxidil treatments we offer at Belgravia do not colour the hair and we are unaware of any other minoxidil treatments – whether for male pattern baldness or any other condition – that do. We would certainly be skeptical of a two-in-one hairloss product that claims to both regrow hair and colour it, too.
With regards changing to a different type of minoxidil after a year, it’s best to see how you get on with your current treatment before deciding whether or not to switch. If you don’t feel your current solution is working after 6 months, it would certainly be worthwhile investigating other options as the upper age limit cut-off for different male hair loss treatment options ranges from between around 65 and 70 years of age.
At Belgravia our upper age limit for pharmaceutical treatment clients is 70 years old and our clients are monitored throughout their bespoke courses to ensure they are always using the optimal components. There are many issues that can negatively influence hair loss and hair growth. By keeping on top of any changes to a client’s lifestyle and health, we can tailor their combination of medications and hair growth boosters accordingly to help them achieve the best results they possibly can.
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