What does minoxidil do?

What does minoxidil do to hair?

Oral minoxidil can be used as an antihypertensive vasodilator in order to treat hypertension for people suffering from high blood pressure, while topical minoxidil is used to treat male pattern baldness.

What minoxidil does to hair follicles

Let’s find out what minoxidil does to hair.

Topical minoxidil, be it as foam or liquid, is used in order to treat male pattern baldness, but also female pattern baldness.

What does minoxidil do to healthy hair?

Minoxidil does not harm healthy hair. It is FDA approved to combat hair loss, and can even be applied when no hair loss is present. However, minoxidil is not FDA approved to be used for beard growth. Nevertheless, this can still work, and I did so without any issues or side effects whatsoever.

As a matter of fact, the earlier one starts using topical minoxidil in foam or liquid form, the more effective it is at maintaining/regrowing hair.

Thus, since minoxidil does not harm healthy hair, it can even make sense to apply minoxidil as a preventive measure against hair loss.