Kirkland Minoxidil 5% Extra Strength is a hair growth product for those who have a general thinning of hair on the top of the scalp. The product contains minoxidil, the same FDA approved ingredient in Rogaine solution that’s clinically proven to regrow hair.
Kirkland Minoxidil Review
Here are 5 reasons to use Kirkland Minoxidil to fight hair loss:
1. Kirkland Minoxidil is cheap but very effective
5% minoxidil is the key ingredient many of the popular treatments to grow hair back and has been proven to be very effective. The main difference between Kirkland Minoxidil and the other brands is that Kirkland Minoxidil is far cheaper.
The low cost may be due to the fact that It does not contain any other ingredients such as DHT blockers or nutrients. When purchased from Amazon.com, the price of Kirkland Minoxidil can be even further lowered through deals on 2, 4, 6 and 12 month packages.
2. Kirkland Minoxidil is easy and quick to apply
It is recommended that you apply this product to dry or at least towel dried scalp and hair. Using the dropper style applicator that comes with each purchase of Kirkland Minoxidil, simply apply to the area(s) of your scalp where you want hair to grow. The dropper is even marked with a ML measurement. Let it dry for a little while as you continue to get ready in the morning or for bed at night. The entire process can be done in a minute or 2! You should wait 4 hours before shampooing your hair.
Important: Some shampoos coat the scalp and interfere with the absorption of minoxidil, so I use Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo. Just as importantly, this shampoo also reduces hair loss! Since you have to buy shampoo anyway, Alpecin is the perfect choice to use with your minoxidil routine.
You can read more about Alpecin in my Alpecin Review.
Kirkland Minoxidil Foam is a popular alternative for those who find the liquid creates itchiness or want even faster drying time.
If you use the foam form of minoxidil, apply it with the same things in mind you would with the liquid form. Be cautious of any scalp irritation, and consider the time between applications.
Wash your hands apply a half of one cap full of the foam to your scalp, and then massage it well into that area of your scalp. As with the liquid form, wait until the foam is dry before applying any other hair products.
Minoxidil For Women
It is recommended that women use 2% minoxidil because some side effects such as dermatitis and itching are more likely to occur with women. In 2014, 5% minoxidil foam was approved for women because the foam version is less likely to cause these side effects. Unlike men, women only require a minoxidil application once a day. Men are recommended to apply it twice daily.
3. Studies of 5% minoxidil show great success
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery released the results of a study that showed the effectiveness of 5% minoxidil in treating male-pattern hairloss. Of the 669 men who reported when results of minoxidil treatment were first noticeable, 13.9% reported results in the first month, 52.3% during the second month, and 33.8% during the third month.
With Kirkland Minoxidil being so affordable, results like this can be easily obtained on any budget within reason.
4. Kirkland Minoxidil is easy to purchase online
If you do a search online for Kirkland Minoxidil, you’ll quickly see how readily available it is to purchase online. Amazon, eBay and many other online sellers will show up in your search. Amazon continues to offer a wide variety of package deals on Kirkland Minoxidil foam and liquid, making it easy to get a great deal.
5. Kirkland Minoxidil can be combined with Lipogaine for excellent results.
As mentioned above, Kirkland Minoxidil contains only minoxidil to treat hair loss. A product called Lipogaine has 5% minoxidil, hair nutrients combining a hair growth stimulator, proprietary herbal blend DHT blockers and vitamins infused into one formula solution. You can learn more about this product in my Lipogaine review.
Naturally, to get these additional benefits combined with minoxidil, Lipogaine does cost more than Kirkland Minoxidil. It is recommended that minoxidil be applied to the thinning areas of your scalp twice a day, with at least 8 hours in between applications. By using Kirkland Minoxidil once a day and Lipogaine once a day, you get the recommended daily treatment of minoxidil and the benefits of the additional ingredients in Lipogaine every day. The benefit of doing this of course is that you are saving money by only having to use the more expensive Lipogaine once a day, allowing it to last twice as long.
I also use finasteride by splitting Proscar tablets, ProFolla AnaStim Ha Follicle Stimulator for trichogen, and vitamins to complete my daily routine – and all this together costs me less than when I used to take propecia! You can read more about a very effective and affordable daily treatment using these products here: Male Hair Loss Treatment and Daily Routine to Stimulate Hair Growth.
Keep in mind …
As with all treatments, be sure to be aware of the facts of using Kirkland Minoxidil including warnings, directions and other information. If you’d like more information after reading this Kirkland minoxidil review, you can find this information at drugs.com here: http://www.drugs.com/pro/mens-kirkland-minoxidil-extra-strength.html
I’m a firm believer in combining treatments to get the benefit of a variety of approaches to fight hair loss. Minoxidil is excellent, and adding it to a complete daily routine is a very effective way to stop that thinning hair from turning into a shiny scalp! Other options to consider using along with minoxidil include finasteride, Nizoral shampoo, low level laser devices, a PRP hair treatment, and more!
As for Kirkland brand minoxidil, you won’t find a better deal on a straight minoxidil liquid or foam solution!