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Can VCO be combined with minoxidil to reduce hair fall?

I had thyroid tests done and doc said no problem with it. Just female pattern baldness started 2 years ago. Recently saw a derma doc and was told to use 2% minoxidil noticed more hair loss after about a week. Can I use VCO instead I read that it works. Or combine with minoxidil?
Wed, 29 Jan 2020
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Hi,

VCO and minoxidil should not be combined and used together at the same time. Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is claimed to be effective in the treatment of hair fall as it helps your hair grow longer, thicker, and faster. Wait for at least 2 to 4 hours after applying 2% minoxidil on the affected area of the scalp and allow it to dry completely to ensure its maximum effectiveness. Then you may use VCO. Following the use of minoxidil an initial hair loss can occur however its beneficial effects are seen after three to six months.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician
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Can VCO be combined with minoxidil to reduce hair fall?

Hi, VCO and minoxidil should not be combined and used together at the same time. Virgin coconut oil (VCO) is claimed to be effective in the treatment of hair fall as it helps your hair grow longer, thicker, and faster. Wait for at least 2 to 4 hours after applying 2% minoxidil on the affected area of the scalp and allow it to dry completely to ensure its maximum effectiveness. Then you may use VCO. Following the use of minoxidil an initial hair loss can occur however its beneficial effects are seen after three to six months. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali, General & Family Physician