“What if it doesn’t work?” This is the biggest question that people ask themselves when it comes to choosing the best treatment solution to tackle hair loss challenges. While there are lots of solutions out there, I want to particularly scrutinize the results which have been reported from people who chose to go with minoxidil to achieve their hair goals.
Minoxidil has become one of the most popular topical solutions used for the treatment of hair loss and regrowth of hair in men. Recent studies have shown tremendous effects of using minoxidil in aiding hair growth in men especially those experiencing androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness). This baldness isn’t associated with the receding hairline or baldness at the front of the scalp in men.
How Soon Can I Get Results from Minoxidil?
People have reportedly stated that they began to notice visible changes after 4 months from the date of their first use of minoxidil as a hair treatment solution. While this may seem like a long time, it is important to understand that minoxidil does a lot of underground work which are unseen by the natural eye.
Some of the processes that occur before physical changes can be noticed include the inhibition of DHT, the reduction of white blood cells around the hair follicles, and the increase in supply of nutrients by the blood towards the scalp region to boost the generation of healthy follicles.
Since the solution is introduced into the scalp from the anagen stage. A good prediction will suggest that you wait for at least 4 months to notice positive changes. Nevertheless, changes will become very obvious in the sixth month.
What Results Will I Notice While Using Minoxidil?
While some people are unsure of what a positive result will look like, especially in the early stages, researches and long-term users of the products have listed a few results, drawn from their various experiences while using minoxidil. These results include
Rapid Hair Growth
Minoxidil increases the rate of blood flow which results in an increased amount of nutrients being supplied to the follicles. The resultant effect of well-fed follicles is a tremendous increase in their ability which makes them work very efficiently, causing the hair to grow rapidly along the region where minoxidil is applied.
Stronger Hair Strands
People who suffered hair loss often reported that they found worrying amounts of hair strands on their combs after styling their hair. Some other severe cases reported finding hair strands on their pillows after a good night’s sleep. However, the use of minoxidil results in the production of stronger and tougher strands that won’t fall out easily.
Increase In Hair Density
During hair loss, the strands begin to reduce in weight and density, so much that you can easily see the scalp because of the fineness of the hair strands.
When minoxidil is applied topically to the scalp, it improves the flow of blood in the surface areas that come in contact with the solution. These areas receive adequate nutrients that improve the density of your hair, making then fuller and closer to the edges, depending on the area of application.
A Prominent Hairline
A lot of people who tackle hair loss have also reported cases of receding hairlines. The good thing is that several results have also shown minoxidil’s ability to solve issues related to receding hairlines.
According to experts, the hair follicles around the hairline region are very similar to the ones around your scalp and crown region, so it is understandable why people get positive results around their hairlines.
Without a doubt, minoxidil produces great results, but the key to leaving your hair in great shape is to remain committed to the solution so as to avoid the conditions which may arise due to a withdrawal from minoxidil.
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