Do you want to restore the color of your hair to its former glory? Well, you’re in luck. You can get hair coloring, perms, and even hair relaxing treatments while you’re on minoxidil.
Just be aware of associated risks.
Hair dye, bleach, and other coloring treatments can dry your hair and irritate the skin on your scalp, leading to damage. If you have chemical treatments done regularly or if your hair can’t tolerate them, you may find that the health and appearance of your hair will be in an even worse condition than when you started. This is especially true if you stop using minoxidil as a preventive measure.
Stopping Rogaine can reverse its benefits, so you might shed the hair that regrew from the hair loss treatment.
This may discourage you from getting hair salon treatments but as long as you give your hair plenty of time to adjust to them, coloring your hair shouldn’t damage your strands.
To prevent Rogaine from interacting with your hair care treatments, here’s some sound advice:
- Wash your scalp thoroughly with a deep cleansing shampoo to remove any minoxidil residue before undergoing any treatment.
- Don’t use Rogaine the day before and after a treatment. This will prevent interaction between Rogaine and the dye, while preventing scalp irritation and other sensitivity issues.
Sounds pretty simple, right?
Well, there are other considerations you’ll have to keep in mind.
You may be tempted to double your dose of Rogaine to make up for the missed doses after a hair treatment procedure, but don’t. Missing out on one or two doses won’t impact your newly grown hair but taking regular doses after a treatment will.
Taking more doses of Rogaine than instructed may increase the chances of the drug being absorbed through the skin, which can cause serious side effects.
To avoid side effects, skip the missed doses and resume your regular dosing a day after the treatment. You’ll find that the overall efficacy of your hair loss treatment won’t be affected or impaired in any way.