How to Use Rogaine (aka Minoxidil) and Finasteride Gel
So, you’re thinking about using a hair loss treatment like Rogaine but you’re feeling a little lost? Well, we’ve been there. This is why we wrote a simple how-to for those who are beginning a hair loss treatment for the first time.
Topical hair loss treatments
Hair loss topical treatments are widely prevalent and come in oral tablet, foam, liquid solution, and gel form.
However, the application of these topical products are pretty similar.
Here is the step-by-step on how to use Minoxidil or Rogaine:
*Please consult your specific product’s directions or doctor’s instructions to avoid any misuse.
Always begin with a clean scalp to avoid skin irritation.
Make sure your hair is dry (but in a pinch, towel-dried is okay too).
Part your hair in a few areas to maximize scalp contact.
Dispense one pump* of the product and apply it to the entire scalp.
Gently massage the product into the scalp (just enough to incorporate it in).
Wash your hands after application.
If the gel got on any other part of the body, wash this as well to avoid any unwanted hair growth.
Wash this product off after 4-8 hours, or sleep in it overnight.
Strut Health advises using the product at night, sleeping with it on, and washing it off in the morning.
This allows an absorption time of around 8 hours. At least allow 4 hours.
How to use Finasteride gel
Finasteride is commonly used as a prescription oral hair loss medication. However, as of 2020, our Strut Health pharmacy team has formulated this powerful prescription into a topical combination gel that may help reduce hair loss and increase hair growth in men.
Our unique custom formula combines prescription and non-prescription ingredients to help maximize your hair loss treatment.
Even with the strength of Finasteride gel — these things take time. It may take 2 to 4 months to begin seeing results. Remember to stay consistent in order to see results.
Here is the step-by-step on how to use Finasteride gel:
Begin with a clean and dry scalp to avoid skin irritation.
Start with 2 pumps of the gel and see if this is a good amount for your scalp.
Gently massage the gel into your scalp for 30 seconds.
If you use too much, the medication will clump up (just wipe off the excess and use less next time).
Wash your hands after application.
If you accidentally got the product anywhere else on your body, make sure to wash this off as well to avoid unwanted hair growth.
Leave this topical gel on your scalp for at least 4 hours, or sleep with the gel on your scalp.
We recommend that you use this product at night, get some beauty sleep, and wash off the gel in the morning.
To avoid product build-up and skin irritation, make sure to wash your hair daily while using a topical hair loss treatment like Rogaine, Minoxidil, or Finasteride gel.
Step up your hair loss treatment and look into compound prescription treatments.
Products like Rogaine have certainly been around the block and have worked well for many years. However, here at Strut Health, we’re always looking for ways to improve our patient outcomes — which is why we’ve created unique compound hair loss products.
Our formulas aim to maximize hair growth and minimize the side effects of hair loss products.
If you’re worried about hair loss and are looking for solutions, StrutYours.com treats hair loss online. We have specialized compound hair loss formulas for both men and women.