If you have thin hair that seems to be getting thinner by the day, you are probably on the hunt for a hair care regimen that will help you get that thick head of hair you have always wanted – or even once had! Scanning the ingredients labels of many hair regrowth products, you might have seen the ingredient “minoxidil.” What is this?
Minoxidil is a medication that works to slow or stop hair loss while promoting the regrowth of hair. Once used only orally, it is now available for topical application and is added to many products to be applied to the scalp. Although it is not quite understood how the medication works, it does stimulate hair growth and is effective as long as it’s used.
When growing new hair with minoxidil, it may also be helpful to use a shampoo and conditioner that will also promote healthy hair. Use one with keratin and other proteins it in, since these will strengthen the hair shaft itself, protecting it from breakage. It may also nourish and thicken each strand, making the overall appearance of your hair thicker and fuller.