In the first 4-6 weeks of using minoxidil, some users experience increased daily hair loss or "shedding"
Resting hair follicles, known as telogen hairs, are shed.
The main thing one might notice after stopping minoxidil after 10 days is a bit more daily shedding in the upcoming weeks.
Jeff Donovan MD PhD FRCPC FAAD
US & Canadian board-certified Dermatologist
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