Kirkland Minoxidil – To Buy Or Not To Buy, That’s The Question!

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Apart from the well-known brand Rogaine, there is another popular brand that is said to be a quite effective treatment for hair loss. Kirkland Minoxidil 5% Extra Strength contains the same ingredient as Rogaine (Minoxidil) and is also available as a topical solution and foam.

BUT does that actually mean that it is as effective as Rogaine?

In this review, I am going to introduce you to the Kirkland Minoxidil hair loss treatment and tell you if it’s worth buying.

What Is Kirkland Minoxidil?

Average Price: $25 (topical solution), $50 (foam)

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Overall Rating:  8 out of 10

Kirkland Minoxidil 5% Extra Strength is a formula designed for those who have a general thinning of hair on the top of the scalp. Although it is designed for men with male pattern baldness, women can use it as well but might have limited chances of seeing the same results.

The product contains Minoxidil, which is the same FDA-approved ingredient that Rogaine has and is clinically proven to regrow hair. The main difference between Kirkland and other brands is that Kirkland Minoxidil is way cheaper.

One thing that has to be considered before buying this product is that it only works for men who are losing hair at the top of the scalp (Vertex), which means that if you have a receding hairline or experiencing frontal baldness, Kirkland Minoxidil might not be the right product for you.

Overall, this formula has the ability to promote massive hair growth when applied properly.

Manufacturer Information About Kirkland Minoxidil

According to the manufacturer, Kirkland Minoxidil is formulated using high concentrated and active ingredients, which promote remarkable results when applied frequently. Kirkland Minoxidil helps strengthen your hair and prevents hair loss. The product is available worldwide.

The Pros Of Using Kirkland Minoxidil

  • It is clinically proven to be one of the most effective hair loss treatments on the market.
  • Success rates are very high.
  • It has very few side effects.
  • It may increase the volume of your hair.
  • Prevents hair loss.
  • Cheaper compared to other hair loss products.
  • Based on some user testimonials, the first results are visible within 2 months of regular application.

The Cons Of Using Kirkland Minoxidil

  • There are no free trial samples.
  • Just like any other product that contains Minoxidil, regular application is required in order to maintain growing hair.
  • No money back guarantee.
  • The product is only effective when used by men who are losing hair at the top of the scalp (Vertex).
  • Since Minoxidil is the only ingredient, Kirkland Minoxidil doesn’t address different causes of hair loss. Therefore, the success rate is limited.
  • Poor use may cause adverse reactions.
  • It doesn’t cure alopecia itself, it just treats the symptoms.

Does It Have Any Side Effects?

Although the usage of products that contain Minoxidil is safe for most people, some users might experience a few side effects. The most common side effects that can occur are an itching scalp and a burning sensation.

More extreme symptoms can be dizziness, chest pain or swelling, which in fact are highly unlikely to occur.

Another thing that has to be mentioned is that in the very beginning you might experience increased hair shedding, which is absolutely harmless and nothing to worry about. It actually means that a new cycle of hair growth has started and new hair needs enough space to grow.

Keep This In Mind!

Before you start using Kirkland Minoxidil, you should read the package leaflet carefully and follow the instructions. In case you should notice any adverse effects, make sure to consult a doctor before you continue the treatment.

It is recommended to apply this product to a dry or towel dried scalp. Simply apply Kirkland Minoxidil to the areas of the scalp where you want hair to grow. Let it sit for a while. After the application of Kirkland Minoxidil, you should wait for at least 4 hours before shampooing your hair.

The Final Verdict

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The maintenance of healthy hair is of high importance for both men and women. However, maintaining healthy hair can be a big deal for some individuals due to different reasons.

Kirkland Minoxidil can help boost hair growth, minimize hair breakouts and prevent further hair loss.

If you want to see faster results, you can combine it with other products such as Lipogaine, which contains ketoconazole, an essential ingredient for hair growth. Lipogaine has many nutrients that stimulate hair growth and increase your hair health. You can read more about Lipogaine shampoo in one of my previous articles.

Other options you might want to consider using along with minoxidil are the PRP hair treatment, low level laser therapy (LLLT), Nizoral shampoo, or finasteride.

You might want to check out some of my previous articles to learn more about these above-mentioned products.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below and I will be more than happy to help you out.



Founder of The Hairy Solution

2 Replies to “Kirkland Minoxidil – To Buy Or Not To Buy, That’s The Question!”

  1. I’ve noticed that this solution only applies to men who are already experiencing hair loss. What about middle-aged women who are concerned about experiencing hair loss? Seriously, I think my hair is currently thinning because when I was younger I used to have thicker hair. Is the hair thinning a possible indication for hair loss? I am very concerned about this and hope you can recommend a product for early hair loss prevention.

    1. Hi Florence. Actually there are many hair loss treatments for those who have the same symptoms as you. As we get older, our hair starts thinning due to aging and hormonal imbalances, which can be reversed if you know what causes it in the first place. You might want to check out the posts below. I hope they will help you! All the best, Ruya

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