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How a minoxidil shampoo helps to regrow hair

Minoxidil shampoo is one of the widely used hair loss product. Minoxidil’s were earlier used to treat ulcers and hypertension. It’s was not shown to be effective in treating ulcers. With time, several other tests were done on minoxidil. It was found in research that minoxidil’s drug can be used in the treatment of hair loss.

How does minoxidil work?

Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that supply nutrients to the hair follicle and remove waste. The hair loss starts developing once the hormones start irritating the follicles, which causes the follicles to shrink. Which eventually leads to a reduction in the growth of hair which ends up in the state of baldness.

Minoxidil’s have capillary widening features. It relaxes the muscle cells in the capillaries. The capillaries start delivering the required nutrients and oxygen to the follicles. The follicles than starts producing new hair.

How to use minoxidil shampoo?

Clean and dry the scalp before using minoxidil. Use the applicator to apply the medication. Take the applicator and apply it to the area where the hair loss is affected. Evenly apply the solution in the affected area of the scalp and gently rub the area and Let the solution dry. It should not be used in any other area of your body. Don’t use the solution if there is any irritation, redness or cut in the affected area. For better results consult your physician regarding the usage of the product.

FDA approves it. It is readily available in the market. It is not compulsory to have a physician’s prescription to get it. However, to be on a safer side, it is advisory to consult a doctor before using the medication because there could be several other medical problems which could have led to hair loss.

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