View Full Version : Can initial minoxidil shedding be prevented by

04-21-2011, 04:59 PM
slowly easing into it
once a day

also, if I avoid putting it on my hairline til lets say a month from now will that help prevent shedding too?

I've been off it for 2-3 yrs due to finances going to hell
but back on it now :)

04-27-2011, 11:53 PM
Why are you worried about this shedding ? You know if you shed that's a good sign.

04-28-2011, 01:14 AM
Shedding is not a bad thing - you can introduce minox gradually though as to allow your hair to get used to it.

Ie start up 1 x every night 3 nights a week
1 x every night 5 nights a week
1 x every night for a few weeks

etc etc

If you go out on the booze and drink all you can you will get hammered - if you go out every night and have a few beers you will get more out of it.... ;)

Everything in moderation, especially initially..

Not the best metaphor i know but you feeling me..

04-28-2011, 03:33 AM
I have been looking around for some answers on the same topic. Unfortunately, looks like there is no way around the initial shedding stage. Now to be positive, most of the information that I have found suggest that if I can stick with it, I am pretty likely to see positive results. Found the below article on some site, hope this helps.

Initial shedding is possible, and rather common. Its actually the most common reason why people think hair loss treatments don't work! If you start a new treatment like Rogaine or Propecia, you probably will shed, but the amount of hair shed varies from person to person. It has long been suspected that there is an increase in shedding in the first 3 months or so. Recently, some studies using a digital phototrichogram (Trichoscan, Marburg, Germany) proved that there was indeed a quantifiable increase in shedding and a corresponding loss of hair density in the first 3 months of minoxidil use. However, by the 6 month stage the subjects were shown to have regrown the lost hair and had increased hair density compared to that recorded at the start of treatment. By 12 months after starting minoxidil use their hair density was much improved and the diameter of the hair fibers was thicker than at the start of treatment and as compared to controls who did not receive treatment. This small study proves what has long been suspected and frequently discussed on hair loss forums, that there is an initial shed phase when first starting minoxidil use.