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    Default Applying Minoxidil on Long Hair

    Hi there,
    I am starting to grow my hair long. Will minoxidil be less effective on long hair.


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    Spinny.

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    I have shoulder length hair. It is a bit more difficult to get the medicine down to your scalp where it needs to be but with practice you will be O.K.. It is more difficult with the foam that it is with the liquid. I still use the foam in the morning though anyways because it is stealthy. I find parting my hair in the different places I need to put it helps me get the medicine down to my scalp.

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    Bringing up an old thread here, but I figure it's better than starting a new topic.

    Tracy C, do you think foam would be best for my length of hair? Quite short but still some length for spike

    I'm finding it a pain to apply the minoxidil lotion in the morning and allow it enough time to soak in!

    How much time does the foam take? What exactly is your routine? I may try using foam in the morning and the lotion at night.

    It's important for me that the minoxidil does not get into my hair, as I like to style it nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisis View Post
    It's important for me that the minoxidil does not get into my hair, as I like to style it nicely
    It's important to get the medicine on your scalp. You don't want to get it in your hair anyway. It's impossible to prevent any from getting in your hair but you get the hang of it eventually.



    Quote Originally Posted by chrisis View Post
    Tracy C, do you think foam would be best for my length of hair? Quite short but still some length for spike
    I like the foam. It's just so much more convenient. I use the foam in the morning because it is so much more convenient. I use liquid Minoxidil in the evening because it is less expensive and convenience not as important. If I can use the foam with my long hair you should be able to use it.



    Quote Originally Posted by chrisis View Post
    How much time does the foam take? What exactly is your routine?
    I've never timed it but it dries very quickly.

    I apply it with my hair towel dry damp and part my hair where I need to apply it. Here is a page from Rogaine's site that describes it well.

    http://www.rogaine.com/women/how-to-apply

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    Thanks. I think I'll get the foam for my morning routine and do the liquid at night. Best of both worlds.

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    I've got messy/spikey hair dude and use foam am/pm - i actually find it helps to style it too, Wish it hadnt knocked out a lot of my hairline mind you - but there's sign's of life coming back, sloowly.

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    Also - and here is a shameless plug - i order my foam from http://www.minoxidil-direct.co.uk/

    It costs me £43.95 to get three months supply delivered from the States to the UK usually within six days, brilliant price and service

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    Hey Jcm,

    I've been on the minoxidil for about a month now and same here. I've noticed my hairline getting weaker and stray hairs in the bathroom I just hope it comes back.

    Whereabouts in the UK are you?

    Thanks for the link and info.

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    Yeah it knocked my hairline for six - but i took the gamble and have to keep at it now shit or bust.

    I'm down south in Oxford area mate. No worries re that link - it'll save you a fortune, plus it's pretty discreetly packaged as well, so thumb's up from me

    They also supply Kirklands Minox too - which is very cheap, i've no experience of that tho.
    Last edited by Jcm800; 02-22-2012 at 03:33 PM. Reason: more info.

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    Cheers. Always good to meet UK people.

    So how old are you and what are your plans with your hair? Just using treatment or got any transplants planned?

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