Hi, I have a family history of androgenetic alopecia; both of my grandfathers experienced severe baldness early in life and my brother has lost nearly all his hair. Until a year ago, I had a receding hairline and suffered moderately severe vertex baldness. Propecia/minoxidil/nizoral (2%) have significantly and remarkably filled in all balding areas! Many people have commented that I now have thicker hair than when I was a teenager.
My question is how often I should wash my hair for optimum hair growth/restoration? Using minoxidil 2-3 times daily does make my scalp oily, but this does not concern me as I often wear a cap. So much contradictory evidence makes this topic confusing. Your help would be much appreciated.
It’s reasonable to wash your hair once a day. Washing your hair isn’t going to cause more to regrow, but as long as your treatments are working, you should keep up what you’re doing.