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How Does Minoxidil Work For Hair Loss?

How Does Minoxidil Work For Hair Loss?

If you suffer from hair loss, you may have heard of an ingredient called minoxidil. Minoxidil can be applied to the scalp and used to promote hair growth leading to longer, healthier, thicker hair. This medication is available without prescription and can be very effective at helping users regain their confidence after experiencing hair loss. In this article, we will explore exactly how this treatment works and what you should know about the process.

What is Minoxidil?

Minoxidil is a medication used to help individuals fight the unwanted effects of hair loss. It acts as a potassium channel opener, causing hyperpolarization of cell membranes. The medication widens blood vessels and significantly opens potassium channels to allow for more oxygen, blood, and nutrients to reach the hair follicles. Minoxidil solution is made of inactive ingredients, including water, as well as ethanol and propylene glycol, which are used to improve the solubility of the medication.

Why You Should Use Products With Minoxidil

The medication Minoxidil is used to both stop hair loss and slow the balding process, specifically for men under the age of 40 (however, women can use it too!) Typically, users will start noticing a difference in their hair within the first few months of application. Slow and steady wins the race here, and consistency with the application is key! Hair loss and breakage can severely hinder overall confidence, which is why many individuals begin using minoxidil to help their hair grow faster and thicker.

Will I Experience Benefits Right Away?

When using minoxidil as a hair growth treatment, consistency is crucial. Most men begin to see results in 2-3 months of using products with minoxidil. Some users may notice some shedding of old hair when beginning the treatment but don’t let this deter you from continuing with the usage - this is completely normal! As follicles in the telogen phase shed, they soon become replaced by thicker hairs in a new anagen phase.

After about 8-16 weeks of treatment, you will start to see light-colored, soft hairs grow. As you continue to use the product, the hair follicles will become revived and grow thicker, fuller, healthier hair.

How Long You Can Expect Growth to Last

Continuous use is required in order to enjoy the long-term benefits of minoxidil. The effects of treatment will stop once the medication has been finished, which is why routine use will help you to enjoy and flaunt your thicker, healthier hair. Our DS laboratories products are not known to cause any side effects, so there is no harm in continuing your long-term usage.


However, be sure to read the ingredients section if you have any known allergies. Those with sensitive skin are advised to consult with a dermatologist for specialized instruction. Minoxidil is an FDA-approved product for the treatment of hair loss, so you can apply the product with confidence.

How To Use The Product

Our Spectral.UHP extra strength hair regrowth treatment with minoxidil 5% has packaging designed with you in mind, to help simplify the application of the product. The product is sold in a spraying container, so you can simply spritz your hair follicles to apply the medication to your scalp and hair. It is recommended to apply this treatment twice daily, directly onto the scalp in the hair loss area. Apply 1 mL with the sprayer, which is equal to about 6 sprays, for best results.


If you want to enhance the effects of your treatment, consider incorporating Spectral.F7 into your routine. This product is a treatment efficiency booster that is designed to work in conjunction with minoxidil to increase absorption and provide better results compared to using the topical treatment on its own. Make sure that your hair and scalp are completely dry before applying the solution, and avoid shampooing for at least 4 hours after the minoxidil has been applied. After you apply the solution, do not blow dry your hair to remove moisture. Using a hairdryer on the scalp after applying minoxidil might make the hair growth ingredients less effective!

Can I Use This Product on Colored or Curly Hair?

Spectral.UHP extra strength hair regrowth treatment with minoxidil 5% is safe to use on both color-treated hair and curly hair, too. This product does not contain parabens or phthalates and is not tested on animals. No matter what your hair type or maintenance routine is, it is safe to use minoxidil to help with hair regrowth! Keep in mind that minoxidil may stain, so be sure to apply the product only on the scalp and avoid contact with linens or clothing. Always be sure to wash your hands before and after each use, too.


We hope you find this guide helpful as you embark on your hair regrowth journey. If you have experienced struggles with your appearance due to hair loss, give minoxidil a try!

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