View Full Version : Flaking and peeling?

03-20-2010, 08:00 PM
i've been using Minoxidil from Costco for a few weeks now. Lately my wife has been telling me that my head looks like it was sunburned in that it is peeling a bit. is that normal? i'm reluctant to keep using this if i'm going to be peeling and looking flaky.

03-21-2010, 06:36 AM
i had the same problem. This is a side effect of the minoxidil with propylene glycol. I switched to rogaine foam, which excludes this harsh ingredient, and the problem went away.

03-21-2010, 08:14 AM
interesting. i have been wondering about using Rogaine instead of this Costco version. Another member said they switched from liquid and would never go back. I may do the same.

are there any other good reasons to switch?

03-21-2010, 08:42 AM

Dries instantly, doesn't weigh the hair down
some say it's absorbed into the follicles better
doesn't have flaky, itchy side effect

only down side is that is costs more, but I think it's worth it. I couldn't stand the constant scratching.