View Full Version : Can minoxidil flakes covering scalp stop absorption?

06-26-2013, 04:37 AM
I've been using kirkland minoxidil for a long time now, and when I shaved my hair I can now see white flakes covering the scalp which I can remove with my fingernails. Do you think those minoxidil flakes can stop further applicants of minoxidil from being absorbed by the scalp?

12-12-2015, 07:26 PM
come on man if you got 2 blank papers on top of each other and you throw paint on it, will the paper underneath get as colored as the paper on top?

12-12-2015, 07:26 PM
remove the residue or take a shower on a daily basis. if not enough, take one twice.

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
12-14-2015, 04:18 AM
In theory it can hinder absorption. If you have a lot of flaking, you may want to have a doctor look at your scalp.

12-14-2015, 11:24 AM
I've had the same issue before. I now rinse my head with apple cider vinegar(about quarter cup apple cider mixed with 3/4 water) and leave it in for 5 minutes before I wash. I do this once a week or ever other week and haven't had an issue with dried minox since.