Everything You Need to Know About Minoxidil

Toppik on 13 August 2015

Does it really work? Find out here.

On the hunt for the best hair loss treatment? By now you have may have come across products containing the active ingredient ‘minoxidil’. Whether you are hopeful or sceptical, this case study aims to clear the air and get things straight. Minoxidil: is it worth it?

The good news is that you’re on the right track—minoxidil is one of the only proven methods of hair growth out there. When stacked up against some of the dubious home remedies for hair loss, minoxidil makes a convincing case.

Many people experience great results including hair regrowth, however everyone will have a different experience. The only way to know that minoxidil will work for you is to try it out for yourself. For a hair thickening solution which doesn’t involve the use of minoxidil, check out keratin fibres as an alternative.

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What is Minoxidil Hair Regrowth Treatment?

Minoxidil is a treatment for hair loss available for both men and women. It was first developed in the 1950’s originally as a treatment for high-blood pressure, but it had the peculiar side-effort of growing patients hair instead.

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During the 1980’s minoxidil became a popular treatment for hair loss. Since then, countless people around the world have used minoxidil as a safe and effective way to treat androgenic alopecia, one of the most common forms of hair loss that will effect between 60-70 per cent of Australians.

Even today, with so many advances in medicine and technology, minoxidil remains one of the most effective over-the-counter treatments for hereditary hair loss. It is normally applied as a topical application, such as a foam or a spray, twice a day.

Toppik’s Hair Regrowth treatment contains the active ingredient minoxidil in a convenient and easy to use spray applicator. It’s a simple and discrete treatment which can be applied whenever and wherever you may be—whether that is the comfort of your own home, at work or on-the-go.

Will it regrow my hair?

There is a promising chance that minoxidil will work for you—from full hair regrowth to stopping hair loss. Clinical studies have shown that up to 40% of people experience results including hair regrowth, whilst others experience milder results such as stopping or slowing hair loss.

Minoxidil is most effective in the early stages of hair loss. The sooner you take action and begin treatment, the more likely you will experience a positive result.

Are the effects scientifically proven?

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Yes. The proven effects that minoxidil has on some people experiencing hair loss is well documented, from full regrowth to stopping hair loss.

Though results may vary person to person, it should be the first treatment to consider if you are not satisfied with a simple cosmetic approach. Avoid ‘home remedies’ as these hair loss treatments are generally unfounded in their claims.

How does it work?

The most common form of hair loss is androgenic alopecia. As the body ages, the hair growth cycle becomes shorter and hair gets thinner, recedes or disappears completely. There are very few proven treatments for this kind of hair loss, but minoxidil is one of them.

The exact mechanism behind minoxidil is not certain, but most researchers believe it works by allowing more oxygen, blood and nutrients to the hair follicle, which promotes the growth of new hair.

From minoxidil to keratin fibres, at Toppik we are the experts in finding ways to boost your hair.

How long does it take?

Growing hair is a slow process, so Toppik’s Hair Regrowth won’t be instant. Naturally, hair grows about an inch every month. Growing brand new hair will take even longer!

Some users will experience noticeably thicker hair as early as two months. However, most minoxidil users will experience hair growth at around four months of persistent use.

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Are the results permanent?

The results are usually permanent provided on-going treatment.

If treatment stops, your hair will revert back to its original condition. Minoxidil as a solution for treating hair loss is ideal for people who want to grow stronger, thicker hair and don’t mind waiting for the results.

What are the alternatives?

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Firstly, what doesn’t work? If you are looking to regrow hair without the use of drugs, then it may be tempting to seek out ‘natural’ home remedies. Always be sceptical of these home remedies for hair loss and hair regrowth, most have no scientific basis behind claims of miraculous hair regrowth.

Now, what does work? A guaranteed method of thickening hair is the use of keratin hair fibres. While they will not aid in the growth of new hair, they will instantly give the appearance of thick hair. The fibres work by forming a strong magnetic bond with existing individual strands of hair which can last in wind, rain and perspiration.

See our full review of available hair loss treatments here.

Find out more about hair loss treatments

From minoxidil to keratin fibres, at Toppik we are the experts in finding ways to boost your hair.

Toppik’s Hair Regrowth Treatment with minoxidil is a proven way regrow hair. Like all of our products, it is an easy and convenient solution to stopping hair loss and thickening your hair. Just apply 1ml to the affected area twice daily.

Alternatively, our keratin hair fibres have been developed to instantly blend with your natural hair colour. This means that there is no need to drastically change your morning styling habits!

Whatever your hair treatment preference, Toppik can help. Give us a call on 1300 867 745 and start your journey towards full and thick hair today. For more tips and advice visit our Hair Treatment Resource Centre.