My hair is damaged from dyng it and having existent ions glued in and is now really thin . Can I use this product on my entire scalp to help regrow my hair
In short, you'd want to review your entire history with a dermatologist to see if there are any medical reasons why you can't use minoxidil and if there is a potential for your hair to regrow
Minoxidil is only FDA approved for one type of hair loss - and that's androgenetic hair loss.
It can be used for other types of hair loss, including alopecia areata, traction alopecia, some scarring hair loss conditions. However, all of these uses are said to be "off label" - meaning they aren't formally approved.
Anyone considering off label use of a medication should speak to their physician. There are side effects (potentially) from minoxidil, and the medication must never be used by women in pregnancy.
The dose must not be exceeded This is perhaps the biggest challenge when treating the entire scalp.
6 months use is needed before knowing if the medication is truly working or not.
Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC FAAD
US & Canadian board-certified Dermatologist
If your hair is breaking off because of damage like from hair color, the best thing you can do for it is let all the old color grow out and start over with fresh hair. There are also hair repair shampoos and conditioners that actually work. Talk to your beautician. Your problem isn't you're not growing it, its your damaging it.
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