Can You Use Minoxidil Once A Day?

Medically reviewed by Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry M.B.B.S.
Written by Morgan German
Last updated

Hair loss or alopecia is a condition that affects most people, regardless of their age. It does not affect only the scalp, but also the entire body. The effect may be rather temporary or permanent.

According to experts, hair loss is when the number of hairs falling off the hair exceeds 100 per day. The reason for this is numerous. It can be due to hereditary, diseases, aging, hormones, or cancer treatment

Misusing drugs are a bad idea, since overdosing can create nasty effects and underdosing is a waste of time and money.

But can you use minoxidil once a day? And how to use minoxidil correctly? It's all here.


  • Can you use minoxidil once a day?
  • How to use minoxidil?
  • What can you use in place of minoxidil?
  • Conclusion

Can You Use Minoxidil Once a Day?

Applying Minoxidil once a day – the correct dose – gives a full impacted hair loss solution, More than that, there are undesirable side effects. Like, scalp inflammation, burning and flaking.

Another reason for applying minoxidil once a day is because it sits on the scalp for roughly 20 hours, which is almost a day. So using another dose is an overdose.

There are cautions to be taken while using this treatment. If you must use hair treatments, wait for 24 hours after applying minoxidil to do that.

How to Use Minoxidil?

  • Ensure your hair is completely dry before using it
  • Apply only the prescribed dosage only to the affected area. Using more than necessary will increase the chances of it being absorbed into the body. This may have negative effects.
  • Part the hair into smaller sections to expose the scalp
  • Apply the foam or solution onto the hair and spread it with your fingers. Be certain not to get it on other parts of the body
  • Let the treatment sit for 4 hours before washing it off

What Can You Use in Place of Minoxidil?

While persisting with your treatment is a good idea, it's also wise to know your options - in case you don't see results with minoxidil.

Minoxidil has its merits - but also demerits:

  • Minoxidil is effective in hair growth, but it can cause severe side effects
  • Minoxidil is FDA-approved, but you will lose more hair before you see results

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Niels mature hairline before

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Niels mature hairline after treatment picture

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Bottom Line

For some people, they just let the condition run its course without finding a solution. They cover it with wigs, hats, scarves, and makeup. While some resort to finding solutions for it. There are treatments – both homemade remedies and hair growth serum, which have promised to be effective. Unfortunately, the reverse is the case. But one drug seemed to stand out among them, Minoxidil. But what is the correct dosage, should you take minoxidil once a day?

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    Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry M.B.B.S. is a House Physician in the Medical Unit 3 Allied Hospital, Faisalabad, and deals with hepatic, cardiac, neurological, and dermatological issues daily. He did his MBBS from Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad. He believes that a good haircare routine is one where you nourish it naturally. During his free time, he works as a dermatologist for Scandinavian Biolabs.