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Minoxidil Thin Hair Shedding (Fact Checked)

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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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Related Questions

1How Long Does Hair Shedding Last With Minoxidil??

Minoxidil shedding is a short-term side effect

Fortunately, minoxidil shedding is a short-lived problem. It typically only lasts 3 to 6 weeks, generally stops after the fourth week of using the treatment.

2Can Minoxidil Make Hair Loss Worse?

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.

3Can Minoxidil Cause More Hair Loss?

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. However, minoxidil also extends the growth phase of your hair.

4Does Hair Loss Get Worse Before It Gets Better With Minoxidil?

The short answer is, no, your Rogaine treatment is not causing you to lose more hair than before, and it will not make it worse than it would be in the future. To understand why it’s not causing your hair loss to get worse, let’s take a look at what Rogaine is and how it works.6/01/2020

5Can Minoxidil Worsen Hair Loss?

These side effects are relatively uncommon and do not affect most minoxidil users. Increased hair loss, one of the most publicized side effects of minoxidil, is often the result of hair follicles rapidly moving through the hair growth cycle and shedding before an anagen phase.29/04/2021

6Does Minoxidil Increased Hair Loss Initially?

These side effects are relatively uncommon and do not affect most minoxidil users. Increased hair loss, one of the most publicized side effects of minoxidil, is often the result of hair follicles rapidly moving through the hair growth cycle and shedding before an anagen phase.