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Hair Loss Drugs Share your opinions and experiences regarding drugs like Propecia (finasteride), Minoxidil and others.

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:09 AM
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I have been using Kirkland Minoxidil for around 4 months now. I am a university student and was using it whilst back home. I never had any irritation and it dried fine and I am sure that I was seeing steady result in thickening my hair around my receding hairline. I was encouraged by the fact that when showering my hair wasn't coming out.

However since moving back to university and using the liquid, my scalp has become extremely itchy and seems to have dry skin where I put it on. I woke up to day and found that my skin had been weeping as it does after you get a scab. Wasn't sure if this was because of be scrathcing my head and possibly cutting the skin. It has started to burn when putting it on.

I'm not sure whether it may be a difference in water as I have moved from south to north, or whether it is a different shampoo I am using (a deep cleansing one to remove wax build up).

It just seems strange after using it for so long without irritation that it is fine. I am debating not using for a week or so and letting the scalp heal from dryness and then buy some foam in hope that it has less irritation.

Does anyone have experience or any knowledge on why after 4months+ of it being fine that it is now causing me problems.

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Old 10-09-2012, 04:13 AM
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I had to switch from the liquid to the foam due to scalp irritation. Have had no irritation with the foam thankfully.

Im using Kirkland Foam at the moment. The one complaint i have is after a week or so the bottles were no longer 'foaming' but the minox is coming out in a liquid state.

Anyone else have this.? Maybe its just a bad batch and i will try a different supplier for the next order.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:21 AM
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I had to switch from the liquid to the foam due to scalp irritation. Have had no irritation with the foam thankfully.

Im using Kirkland Foam at the moment. The one complaint i have is after a week or so the bottles were no longer 'foaming' but the minox is coming out in a liquid state.

Anyone else have this.? Maybe its just a bad batch and i will try a different supplier for the next order.
I am having the same problem, still looks like foam but as soon as you put it on your hand, it turns in to liquid, I guess it's one of those things for buying a cheaper branded product.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:32 AM
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Have you found that even though the foam has become liquid that the irritation is still no problem? I bought foam the other day so hoping for the best.

In regards to your problem if its coming out as foam I have read that if you run your hands under cold water first and then dry them as heat will cause the foam to turn to liquid. By having cold hands it should hopefully stay in foam form.

Was gutted when the liquid began to cause irritation as it has become so bad there is just no way of using it and putting up with it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:38 AM
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Have you found that even though the foam has become liquid that the irritation is still no problem? I bought foam the other day so hoping for the best.

In regards to your problem if its coming out as foam I have read that if you run your hands under cold water first and then dry them as heat will cause the foam to turn to liquid. By having cold hands it should hopefully stay in foam form.

Was gutted when the liquid began to cause irritation as it has become so bad there is just no way of using it and putting up with it.
There is an ingredient in the liquid that's not in the foam and from what I read the other day else where, that is what causes the irritation.

I personally never had any problems with either but I have read articles where it has become a problem for people.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:41 AM
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Okay I am hoping this is the reason, and that the foam will prevent irritation.

I was using liquid for 4 months without irritation, so it may be just because a change of products I'm using. Debating going back to my old routine and see whether this changes anything.
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Okay I am hoping this is the reason, and that the foam will prevent irritation.

I was using liquid for 4 months without irritation, so it may be just because a change of products I'm using. Debating going back to my old routine and see whether this changes anything.
Brad, do you just you minox or do you use fin as well?
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Yeah i have got one more kirkland foam bottle and if the same thing happens i will prob switch to the Regaine.

The Kirkland Minox is not foaming at all. It is just coming out in liquid form so its not even foam for a few seconds before dissolving. Not easy to apply it like that.

Maybe i have a shoddy supply so was interested to see if others have the same problem.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:19 AM
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Complain to Costco but it's their brand.

I am noticing my hair is getting thinner since using minox but I guess that means its working?
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:57 AM
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Yeah be sure to ride it out and give yourself 12 months minimum before you ditch it.

I made that mistake in the past. You need to assess after 12 months if the minox is having an effect. Take pictures monthly to assess.

Shedding early on is normally a good sign as the hairs are pushed out to start a new healthy growth cycle and come back thicker and stronger.
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