Minoxidil is a topical solution some men and women use to treat hair loss. It is available in 2% and 5% concentration and sometimes is available with a higher dosage by prescription only. It can come in liquid or foam form, depending on the fabricator and needs to be applied twice daily. Success is varied though up to 40% of test patients have reported some increase of hair regrowth.
Minoxidil is a vasodilator which means it helps blood flow more freely in your vascular system. As hair is fed by blood the principle is to deliver nutrients to the hair follicle faster to slow down hair loss and increase hair regrowth. Often minoxidil is used with laser therapy and propecia or saw palmetto, thus having multiple regimens concomitantly to slow down hair loss.
It is important that to give any regimen a fair try, the individual must use the product for a minimum of six months to determine its effectiveness. As hair thinning is progressive and takes a long time to become visible, a solution takes time to have any noticeable effect. As each person’s body chemistry is different the efficacy of minoxidil and its results are impossible to predict. All you can do is try!