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Minoxidil 5%

Minoxidil lotion. Shown to slow down hair loss and hair thinning and to temporarily increase hair density by up to two years. Available without prescription.

1 x Minoxidil 5% - 60ml


Causes hair regrowth in 62% men.



Read the FAQ for more information on how to use Minoxidil 5%, its efficacy, dosage and safety

What is minoxidil?

Minoxidil, known by the brand name Rogaine, is a drug used to treat hair loss. It is available as lotion and foam and in different strengths: 2% and 5%. Minoxidil is freely available from pharmacies without a doctor's prescription.

What does minoxidil do?

Minoxidil stimulates the hair growth cycle and extends the active growth phase (the period during which the hair grows). Minoxidil also improves the blood supply around the hair follicles, allowing them to absorb more nutrients. Combined, these effects increase hair growth, thickness and density.

Does minoxidil stop hair loss?

No! Unlike finasteride, minoxidil has no effect on DHT - the hormone that causes hair loss. Instead, minoxidil is used to treat thinning hair. Men looking for a treatment that stops hair loss should try finasteride.

How long does it take for minoxidil to work?

Minoxidil works immediately - 50% is absorbed within 1h and 75% within 4h. It only takes a while before you start noticing the results, on average, between 3 to 6 months. This is because Minoxidil "resets" the hair growth cycle, and it takes a while before the results are visible.

Will minoxidil work if I am completely bald?

It is unlikely that minoxidil will restore hair growth in men already completely bald. Once your hair loss has progressed so far that you are completely bald, it means that your hair follicles are no longer functional. A minoxidil treatment will not bring these non-functional hair follicles back to "life". This makes it all the more important to start using Minoxidil or Finasteride while you still have hair and not as soon as you have lost it all.

How to use minoxidil?

Minoxidil is applied twice a day to the balding scalp. Preferably once in the morning and evening. Ensure that the scalp is clean and dry, i.e. does not contain any residue from styling products. After applying minoxidil, avoid using the shower, hairdryer and styling products for at least 60 min.

What is the dose?

Spray 1 ml of minoxidil on the balding scalp twice a day.

Which minoxidil product is best?

That is a matter of personal preference. All minoxidil products contain the same active ingredient, "minoxidil", and are equally effective. However, there is a difference in the thickness of the liquid. Sometimes the minoxidil lotion is similar to water, while the other is more like a gel.

Is a lotion more effective than a foam?

Based on a limited number of studies, the effectiveness of both products seems to be the same. Minoxidil in a foam formulation seems slightly less likely to cause irritated skin.

What is the difference between minoxidil and products like biotin, caffeine shampoo and saw palmetto?

Minoxidil works; the others don't.

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Causes hair regrowth in 62% men.


Increases localized nutrients uptake by hair follikels.


Two times a day 1 ml.


Within 3-6 months.


Minoxidil doesn’t stop hair loss, but it does increase hair thickness and hair density. No need to take our word for it. We have scientific evidence to back up our claims.

Olsen et al. (2002) "Regarding AGA, the study showed mean differences of 8.11 hairs/cm2 and 14.90 hairs/cm2 associated with the 2% and 5% minoxidil treatments, respectively, compared to the placebo group. "
Gupta and Charette (2015) "A significantly higher proportion of participants in the minoxidil group had greater hair growth than participants in the placebo group as judged by both investigators and self-reports"
Gupta et al. (2022) "Topical minoxidil causes hair regrowth in both frontotemporal and vertex areas"
Sung et al. (2019) "Topical minoxidil is efficacious for the treatment of hair loss due to male and female androgenic alopecia, alopecia areata, with case-by-case application for traction alopecia, hair transplantation, and congenital hair disorders"
York et al. (2020) "Minoxidil promotes hair growth by prolonging anagen duration, shortening telogen, and enlarging miniaturized follicles"
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