So, you’re wondering how minoxidil works to prevent hair loss and regrow your hair?

That’s a fair question and we’ll do our best to answer it in an easy-to-understand way: Minoxidil helps regrow hair by stimulating the hair follicle to grow. According to clinical studies, it can make hair up to 35% thicker.

Now, if you’re wondering what it is exactly, it’s an FDA-approved topical treatment that you apply to your scalp twice daily. Let us emphasize twice daily because consistency is key here.

Ready to dig into some more detail? Watch hair loss expert Dr. Jerry Shapiro explain how minoxidil works to prevent hair loss and promote regrowth in the video below.

If you’re the kind of person who struggles to pick up new habits, stay calm. We wrote an entire article for you… and for all the other guys who there who tell us that remembering the treatment is easier said than done. Check out our proven tips and tricks right here.

And if you’re curious about how this compares to finasteride, an oral treatment for hair loss, you can go right here: Finasteride vs. Minoxidil: What’s Right for Me?

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