Kirkland Signature 5% Minoxidil Hair Regrowth is a hair growth product for men with general thinning of hair. As we all know, Minoxidil is the only FDA proven treatment for pattern hair loss that usually effects men at any age. It is the key ingredient in the best topical products that are sold in the hair loss market. However, reviews vary on whether minoxidil produces the results it promises. In fact, some even think that minoxidil may have bad side effect with time.
The different types of Minoxidil
Minoxidil is a vasodilator. It is still unclear how it stimulates scalp hair growth. It is possible that it dilates blood vessels in the scalp, which may improve hair follicle function and stimulate scalp hair growth. As of today, there are just a few forms of minoxidil. What generally separates each product is the concentration of the drug, the vehicle and the manufacturer. The following are the common types of minoxidil:
Minoxidil Foam Formula
The foam version of minoxidil is the most popular treatment of hair loss in both men and women. Rogaine was the first to introduce the foam version of minoxidil. The treatment comes in a 5% minoxidil foam solution for men to apply twice a day, while women should apply the same type but only once a day.
Minoxidil Liquid Formula (solution)
The liquid version of minoxidil is the original method of application. Rogaine makes the 5% minoxidil treatment for men to apply twice a day, while only 2% to also apply twice a day for women. The results from both of these liquid versions will produce the same positive results but the foam seems to be the new age of using minoxidil.
There are a few companies that make minoxidil in a spray form. The reason why this version of this drug would be beneficial is the convenience of being able to cover a larger area of the scalp. On the other hand, a spray would allow you to gently mist the affected areas without any cleanup. Regenepure is one of the only reputable companies that makes minoxidil in spray form.
Possible side effects of minoxidil
Like all medicines, minoxidil may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist:
- Burning or irritation of the eye; itching; redness or irritation at the treated area; unwanted hair growth elsewhere on the body.
- Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; dizziness; fainting; fast heartbeat; sudden, unexplained weight gain; swollen hands or feet.
Kirkland Signature 5% Minoxidil Hair Regrowth
Kirkland Signature 5% Minoxidil Hair Regrowth is meant to promotes hair growth in men. Due to its rich formula of 5% minoxidil, this topical solution is:
-Clinically proven to help regrow hair.
-Also revitalizes and nourishes the hair follicle to facilitate the hair growth process.
Applying Kirkland Signature 5% Minoxidil Hair Regrowth
Use minoxidil solution as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions and follow these steps:
–Before use, wash your scalp with a mild shampoo. Your hair and scalp must be dry before applying minoxidil solution. Wash your hands after applying minoxidil solution. Allow the solution to remain on the scalp for at least 4 hours before washing. Wait approximately 4 hours after application before going swimming, and do not allow your scalp to get wet from the rain after applying the solution.
-Wait until the solution is dry before using other hair care products.
-If you miss a dose of minoxidil solution, use it as soon as possible.
-If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
-Do not use 2 doses at once.
-Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use minoxidil.