Does Minoxidil Work For Beard Growth?

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Can Mino-xidil Boost the growth of Facial Hair or Beard Growth?

The world is all after the looks of a person, and the most recent trendiest thing is a beard for men. Many men have been keeping a beard for many years while others have just started to keep up with the trend. Some of the new beginners face the issue while growing facial hair as they may not have good growth like the others. 

Following trends like french beard and beard colour are very common but doing it with utmost care and patience is also important, many people are now using Mino-xidil as an alternative to growing a beard at a much faster pace. Mino-xidil is known to be a great medication to grow hair naturally and helps the scalp to get healthy. 

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Now that people have started experimenting with it on beards they have some results that may shock you. Mino-xidil is tested by the FDA as a safe alternative for the scalp but it is still unclear if it is safe for people to use it on their face to grow a better beard. But irrespective of that many people have used it in their day-to-day life and seen some great effects on their beard growth.

How does Mino-xidil work for Beard Growth?

To know how Mino-xidil works for a beard we need to first get to know what Mino-xidil is and does to the hair follicles in the scalp and skin. 

Mino-xidil is a vasodilator which means that it widens and relaxes the scalp, widens the blood vessels, and provides a better blood flow into the scalp.

Mino-xidil makes it easy for blood to reach and spread all over the scalp, with better blood flow in the hair follicles it helps them to rejuvenate and grow at a faster pace. Mino-xidil does not stop Hair fall but it helps in hair regrowth. 

Mino-xidil may increase your hair fall as the hair follicles Telogen phase will fall which will be the beginning of the Anagen phase where Mino-xidil will produce thicker and healthier hair follicles. 

The mino-xidil topical solution has worked wonders for people, and our customers have seen great benefits and a huge difference in their hair fall patterns. 

Now that we know this, Mino-xidil for your scalp may take up to 3 months to give you a significant result, whereas the blood vessels on your face are already much larger than the ones on your scalp so this makes the process of Mino-xidil even simpler. 

People that have used Mino-xidil for beards have claimed that it works at a much faster pace and that is because the vessels in our faces that are much more enlarged and they expand even more with Mino-xidil solution making the Hair grow at a better speed. 

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Things to keep in mind while using Mino-xidil for Beard

Many people have already used Mino-xidil for beards and we are surely many more would want to give it a try after reading this, but we would suggest you read about your product carefully and only then invest in it. Here are a few things that you must keep in mind before you use Mino-xidil for beard growth!

  • Mino-xidil is only FDA-approved for scalp use and not on the face, so this is one of the major things that you must keep in mind before you try using Mino-xidil for your beard growth. 
  • Research on Mino-xidil for beards has been going on for a while now and if you have made up your mind about using it then you should read this research paper. 
  • Mino-xidil’s side effects are hard to avoid, when Mino-xidil is used on the scalp people can face redness, dry scalp or itchiness which sometimes also goes unnoticed, but on the face, it would be very noticeable. 
  • There have been numerous claims on the internet that boost the use of Mino-xidil for beards but do not fall into the trap of false advertisement, please be thorough with your research and then go forward with the products. 
  • Mino-xidil 5% works best for the scalp but you can not use Mino-xidil 5% on your scalp, the research that was done took place on the benefits of Mino-xidil 3% for beard growth. Do not use the same Mino-xidil solution for Hair on your beard that could be dangerous and pose some serious side effects.
  • Mino-xidil only works until you use the products, the day you stop using Mino-xidil for beard your beard growth will slow down and be back to normal and the hair that grew could fall out.
  • Once again as we mentioned earlier read more comments of the honest user of Mino-xidil before stepping into using the product without gaining information. 

What to do if Mino-xidil doesn't work

However, if you've been taking Mino-xidil for a while and haven't seen the promised hair growth, don't worry. Everyone is different, and Mino-xidil, like many other medications, may be more helpful for some individuals than others. If Mino-xidil hasn't been working for you, there are some practical options you may examine so you know which actions to take to boost hair regrowth in the future.

Please be patient

If you don't see results immediately away, don't become frustrated. Hair regeneration is a gradual process. In reality, while taking Mino-xidil, it normally takes 2-4 months of consistent usage to observe a decrease in hair loss and the development of new hair.

Consider a different treatment

Mino-xidil isn't the only hair loss therapy available to help you minimise and reverse hair loss. Another common alternative is Phi-nasteride, which is a daily medication that may be taken quickly and discreetly.

Combining Mino-xidil and Phi-nasteride may be beneficial

Mino-xidil and Phi-nasteride may also be combined to provide the ideal two-in-one hair restoration treatment. According to one research, men who used a topical combo of Mino-xidil (5%) and Phi-nasteride (0.1%) had higher hair regrowth and were happier with their hairlines than men who used Mino-xidil alone.

If you're thinking about combining Mino-xidil and Phi-nasteride, we suggest our Complete Hair Kit (which is less expensive than purchasing them individually) to stimulate the regeneration of thicker, fuller hair.

Consult a physician

If you've been taking Mino-xidil for 2-4 months with no results, you should see a doctor to figure out why. There might be an underlying reason why it hasn't worked for you, so seek expert medical assistance if it doesn't work after a few months of consistent usage.

Common Side-Effects of Mino-xidil For Beard Growth

Mino-xidil, when used on the scalp, has side effects that most people do not even recognize but when using it on the face you need to be extra cautious. Here are some common side effects of Mino-xidil that people have faced while using it on their face for beard growth. 

  • Redness on the face
  • Irritation and dry skin
  • Hair grows at a much faster pace around your neck and back
  • Some people have also noticed different colours or textures of the beard hair

These are some of the common side effects that people have noticed while using Mino-xidil, however you need to be more cautious while using the medication on your face as the skin is more sensitive. Be careful while using it around the eyes as it can cause irritation and redness in the eyes, if it gets into your eyes then rinse immediately and if it irritates too much then visit a doctor. 

Take Away

It is very easy to apply Mino-xidil beard solution all you need is to get the product and apply it on your beard twice a day and repeat this for at least 3 months to get the desired benefit. 

We still have a mixed opinion on Mino-xidil for the beard as your face is much more sensitive than your scalp and it can complicate your beard growth once you stop using it. You can also trim your beard to get a proper shape to your jawline by using a beard trimmer.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How long should I use Mino-xidil for my beard? 

For Four to Six months.

2. Is Mino-xidil hair permanent? 

Men are advised to utilise Mino-xidil on a continual and lifetime basis.

3. Who should not use Mino-xidil?

This medicine should not be taken if you have sudden/patchy hair loss, unexplained hair loss (for example, if you have no family history of hair loss), or if you suffer hair loss after delivering birth. Do not use this product if you are below the age of 18.


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  2. Efficacy and safety of Mino-xidil 3% lotion for beard enhancement: A randomized, double-masked,placebo-controlled study 
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A New Topical Formulation of Mino-xidil and Phi-nasteride Improves Hair Growth in Men with Androgenetic Alopecia
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