I am a 26 year old female and have been using 2% female minoxidil for a little over 6 months. I wanted to ask if it was safe for a woman to use the Men’s Strength 5%. Please advice.
You should use products as directed on the FDA approved label. 5% minoxidil is not available for women, but they are formulated for men. The women’s formulations are mostly water/alcohol based which makes it easier to style your hair. Most men’s preparations are oil based. You can use the woman’s alcohol base in the morning and the men’s 5% oil base at night. Some drug stores will make up the 5% alcohol base on prescription. Ask your pharmacist. Also, please see this article on HairLossTalk.com.