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Can Minoxidil Ruin Your Hair? (Deep Research)

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Common side effects include mild itching and burning as well as flaky skin. Minoxidil can also cause your hair to shed, especially when you first start using it. As minoxidil speeds up the resting phase of your hair, sometimes it falls out more quickly than it normally would.

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1Can Minoxidil Damage Existing Hair?

Answer: No. Rogaine does not harm hair. It does not harm healthy hair. If you are afraid of using Rogaine, you should discuss your concerns with your doctor.

2Does Minoxidil Cause Permanent Hair Loss?

If hair growth is going to occur with the use of minoxidil, it usually occurs after the medicine has been used for several months and lasts only as long as the medicine continues to be used. Hair loss will begin again within a few months after minoxidil treatment is stopped.

3What Are The Negative Effects Of Minoxidil?

Stop using this medication and tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: unwanted facial/body hair, dizziness, fast/irregular heartbeat, fainting, chest pain, swelling of hands/feet, unusual weight gain, tiredness, difficulty breathing especially when lying down.

4Does Hair Grow Back After Stopping Minoxidil?

Some patients develop a telogen effluvium (shedding) after starting minoxidil and this lasts 6-9 months. If minoxidil is stopped, the shedding will eventually stop and the hairs will come back.

5Will Hair Loss From Minoxidil Grow Back?

Yes, the shedded hair grows back eventually. Minoxidil works by forcing your hair follicles from the resting phase into the growing phase. A sudden rush of blood to the follicles can cause the existing, weakened hairs to fall out but will only be replaced with brand new thicker, healthier hair strands.

6Can Minoxidil Cause Worse Hair Loss?

Answer: Hair loss from Minoxidil(Rogaine)

Treatment with Minoxidil can initially cause some increased shedding of hair follicles but long term has not been shown to cause or “speed up” hair loss.

7Can Rogaine Cause Permanent Hair Loss?

It is possible that it dilates blood vessels in the scalp, which may improve hair follicle function and stimulate hair growth. Rogaine will not cause permanent regrowth of scalp hair. You must continue using the product to keep the regrowth of your hair.