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Old 11-02-2006, 09:44 PM   #1
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Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

I recently started using Minoxidil again after not using it for a couple years, and now I remember why I hated using it so much before. Anywhere I apply it to my scalp, it makes that part of the scalp itchy and flaky (looks like I have a really, really bad case of dandruff), and when you itch the flaky stuff comes off and it just looks bad. Is there any way to counteract the flaky stuff? It looks like the minoxidil causes your scalp to shed skin or something, I can't really tell. Suggestions?

 
Old 11-03-2006, 05:38 AM   #2
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

GHunt... this is very common in minoxidil users... My best suggestion would be to try a shampoo called Nioxin which will help clean your scalp (and follicles) of excess sebum allowing the new hair room to grow... You could also try shampoo made from tea tree oil or aloe vera which could also help soothe your scalp...

Hope this helps!!

 
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Old 11-04-2006, 04:07 PM   #3
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Lightbulb Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

I was using Minoxidil a few years ago, and stopped because of the same reasons. I had great hair regrowth, but because of the itching and the large amount of flaking I had to stop. I mean, it was like it was snowing out of my head. LoL.

Just recently I heard that there was a new Minoxidil foam. I am not sure if I should mention brand names here, so I will say It is made by the most prominate US brand. I tried it, and love it. Haven't been using it that long, but most of the shortcomings of the liquid seem to be gone. (

It is like a mouse. Light and foamy, but when it touches your head, it liquifies pretty quick. On me, this stuff dries in like 5 minutes. I have a buzz cut (¼ inch) these days, so if you have longer hair it may take a little longer to dry on you. From what I remember, the liquid seemed to keep my head wet forever, and I always thought that was the reason for the itching. So far, with the foam I have no flaking, no itching, no irritation.

Anyway, I feel for you. If yours now is as bad as mine was, I know it sucks.

You should give the foam a try though. So far, I like it much better. I haven't been using it long enough to report on the results, but I am photo documenting every few days. LoL.. I will let you know how it turns out.

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Old 11-04-2006, 04:31 PM   #4
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

I've also been looking at the new foam by the "most prominate US brand" because it dries quicker and makes it easier to style your hair afterwards... pretty important for women... hee hee Thanks for the info!! Since it's still new, it's nice to see a positive review... I would love to see your photo doc to see your progress!!

 
Old 11-04-2006, 06:32 PM   #5
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

i would recommend you using a copper peptide, it will help scalp itch and flakes, it will also slow down your hairloss. Also make sure you use nizoral shampoo as it is improven to be an anti-androgen and with help with flakes. Minox foam is also getting good feedback. I currently use a quick drying monoxidil made from Dr Lee, its a liquid form and dries in about 2 minutes....

 
Old 11-05-2006, 03:40 PM   #6
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

I have often wondered if Dr Lee's formulas are quality products. I have been to the site many times, and have come very close to ordering. I don't personaly know anyone that has used the products long enough to really testify about their regrowth potential.

Have you been using his products long? Have the results, for you, been better than the standard shelf available formulas? Have you tried any of his stronger formulas?

It's just that after seeing all of the hair loss scams, I get paranoid about internet sources.. heh..

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Old 11-05-2006, 04:06 PM   #7
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

I use Dr Lee's regular 5% and results have been the same as using normal minoxidil. I havent used his high dose, but from what ive read, they hsould be left to last resort as they take a long time to dry, and 15% is alot...
But be assured his products are not a scam, you will be satisfied with the products... Goodluck

 
Old 11-05-2006, 10:51 PM   #8
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

I forgot to check back in on this until today...

So where can I get this Nioxin shampoo? Is it something that stores or pharmacies would carry?

Also what is copper peptide? Never heard of nizoral either.

If the foam is that much better, I think I may try it out after the stuff I have now runs out...how is the foam applied?

I've been thinking about shaving my head for the time being, so if I could apply minoxidil without the associated dry scalp issue, that would be a big plus, that's for sure.

 
Old 11-06-2006, 12:34 AM   #9
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

Forget about Noxin it wont help your hair loss at all.

Nizoral you can get from your local pharmact, its very important for hair loss...

Copper Peptides is a topical you apply, it helps the healing of the areas which DHT attacks, (fibrosis)
I use Dr Proctors Prox-n which has copper peptides and NANO stuff also.

 
Old 11-06-2006, 12:32 PM   #10
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

No, Nioxin will not help with the hair loss but it will help with the flaky, itchy scalp!

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Old 11-06-2006, 09:38 PM   #11
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

Forgive me for asking, I don't get much at pharmacies...

The Nizoral, do I go to the pharmacy counter and just ask for Nizoral or what? Or is it on the shelves? How much does this stuff cost? And is it a shampoo or what? Sorry I'm just a little confused with all these product names being thrown around here.

Are the copper peptides also available only from the pharmacy counter, and what do they cost?

And yes someone recommended the nioxin for the flaky scalp so thats why I asked. So where can I get that stuff also?

 
Old 11-06-2006, 11:48 PM   #12
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

Nizoral is a shampoo, just ask the pharmacist and they will get it for you, it might be on the shelves.

Copper peptides i get from the net i use dr proctors prox-n{REMOVED}

Nioxin - you can probably order of the net also

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Old 11-08-2006, 05:17 PM   #13
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

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Originally Posted by ghunt
I recently started using Minoxidil again after not using it for a couple years, and now I remember why I hated using it so much before. Anywhere I apply it to my scalp, it makes that part of the scalp itchy and flaky (looks like I have a really, really bad case of dandruff), and when you itch the flaky stuff comes off and it just looks bad. Is there any way to counteract the flaky stuff? It looks like the minoxidil causes your scalp to shed skin or something, I can't really tell. Suggestions?
Use Head and Shoulders or Nizoral. H&S is cheaper.

 
Old 11-09-2006, 05:31 AM   #14
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

Nizoral 1% should be out on the shelves in the shampoo aisle. Nizoral 2% you would need to have a prescription for.
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:31 PM   #15
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Re: Other Minoxidil users- flaky, itchy scalp?

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Use Head and Shoulders or Nizoral. H&S is cheaper.
It seems that the all the redness and flaking of the scalp is an allergic reaction to the product. It's apparently too strong. If such symptoms occur, then one should stop using it at once and consult a specialist.

I used Nizoral and Head and Shoulders in the past but now I've switched to Kaminomoto shampoo and conditioner. It's made and Japan. I use it in conjunction with their hair tonic. Been using it for the past year and it has helped me to reduce the itchness, flaking and falling hair. I know a couple of friends who tried and product and have been quite happy with the results.

 
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