Above, hair loss expert, Dr. Jerry Shapiro, explains how minoxidil works to prevent hair loss and promote regrowth.

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. It works in approximately 70% of individuals by keeping their hair and actually helping to regrow it.

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.

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?


The information provided in this video is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely upon the content provided in this article for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.

The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely upon the content provided in this article for specific medical advice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.

Finasteride is an oral medication used to treat male pattern baldness in men only. It is not for use by women. When used by men, finasteride is generally safe but it can also cause serious side effects, including but not limited to allergic reactions, sexual dysfunction, and high-grade prostate cancer. Most patients find that problems with sexual function resolve when they stop taking the medicine. For full prescribing information, view the drug label information.