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Will I Shed If I Go From Twice A Day Minoxidil To Only Once?

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  1. Alphalete

    Alphalete Senior Member My Regimen

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    Hello. I'm thinking about cutting back my usage of Minoxidil to one a day because it makes my hair extremely oily and awful to look at. Does anyone here know if stopping the use of Minoxidil from twice to once cause a shed?

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    AnxiousAndy Senior Member My Regimen

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    Chances are you will shed unfortunately.
     
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    Alphalete Senior Member My Regimen

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    Are you sure? I read a study somewhere that using it once a day and twice a day has minimal difference.
     
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    Alphalete Senior Member My Regimen

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    Also, do you think it is possible to ''skip'' the shedding by using Minoxidil once a day but instead double the dosage?
     
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    Alphalete Senior Member My Regimen

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    What if I were to use Minoxidil twice/day, but instead of applying in the morning, applying it around 5 PM and then 4 hours later at 9 PM?
     
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    rclark Senior Member My Regimen

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    Shedding is a one time thing, and happens to hair in the resting phase.

    It won't matter if you use it twice or once daily. The half life of MInoxidil is 22 hours,
    keep that in mind.
     
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    AnxiousAndy Senior Member My Regimen

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    I'm not sure, most evidence is anecdotal and everyone will react differently. The best way is to find out is to try it yourself.
     
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    stachu Experienced Member My Regimen

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    No. I use minoxidil now every other day once . I used twice daily. No shed
     
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    AnxiousAndy Senior Member My Regimen

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    Have you maintained your gains?
     
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    Alphalete Senior Member My Regimen

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    Thanks. Although what I'm mostly curious about is if I will keep my gains or if they will begin to disappear, should've written that in the title. My bad
     
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    Alphalete Senior Member My Regimen

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    Also wondering this.
     
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    I've been using minoxidil for about three weeks ago. I used it twice a day for about a week, and then changed to once at night. I'm presuming that changing to once a day so quickly after starting didn't change anything negatively, but god damn, I'm shedding more than I ever have in my life. My hair loss isn't even bad. I'd say I'm losing around 100 hairs after drying my hair after showering. To be fair I'm not noticing a lot of hair fall at any other point of the day, or on my pillow when I wake up, and 100 is the ball park figure of what someone can lose a day even if they aren't suffering from hair loss. My hair I about 5 inches long, maybe a little more, and the majority of what is falling out is 1 - 2 inches. I hope this means I'm responding to the drug, otherwise I've fast tracked myself to baldness
     
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    Alphalete Senior Member My Regimen

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    Do not stress... you are probably just experiencing the initial shed. Just ride it out and you'll be above baseline soon.
     
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    I hope so! I am going to get on Finasteride as soon as I can as well.
     
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    stachu Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Yes.
     
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    worm Senior Member My Regimen

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    Agree with @rclark - half life is 22 hours, should be ok, worst case is a small shed, but id go for once a day, purely out of convenience.
     
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