Minoxidil is causing vellus hairs to grow around my eyebrows and cheekbones, but doesn’t seem to be doing much for my head. It’s given me more hair growing out my nose, on my toes, armpits and chest. I’ve got 1000 hairs in my tush. But where I want the it the most, on my head, it’s packing its bags. Mother nature has a dark sense of humour and she’s pranking us boys.
When minoxidil gets absorbed, some people end up with a lot of hair almost everywhere. That is why, when minoxidil was introduced in the 1960s as an anti-hypertensive agent, we saw a lot of hairy women from the drug which was not very effective consistent high blood pressure.