Minoxidil is a topical solution that is applied to the scalp. It is a commonly used medication for men and women suffering from androgenic alopecia (male/ female pattern hair loss).
At Dense after considering all the practicalities, we developed a light spray to ensure the formulation is as effective as our competitors but it should enable you to style your hair with minimal greasiness and can still be used in conjunction with your favourite Dense styling products. Worried about scalp irritation? We have an alcohol-free preparation of minoxidil which should allow you to use minoxidil without causing scalp inflammation or irritation.
Minoxidil works by 2 mechanisms:
- Widening the blood vessels in your scalp that supply your follicles which provides follicles with an improved supply of oxygen and nutrients allowing follicles to develop healthier thicker strands of hair
- Influencing hair cycles, each hair cycle has 3 phases- growth, resting, and transition. Hairs will typically grow in the growth phase and then transition to the resting phase where they will sit until they are replaced by new hair in the growth phase. In patients who suffer from androgenic alopecia, hairs tend to have shortened growth phases, so hair never really has the opportunity to achieve its maximal thickness. Minoxidil helps keep hair in the growth phase for longer and thereby allowing your hair to reach its optimal density!