(male) i use minoxodil & have for the past 5 yrs. for the past 2 weeks i got into the habit of using it once a day rather than twice. & for about a week i have noticed increased shedding. did i do anything that could potentially accelerate any hair loss? & will the shed hair grow back?
Based solely on the limited information you’ve given, the only thing that changed was applying minoxidil once a day from twice a day. Maybe there is a correlation, but perhaps there are other things you forgot to mention or do not know of. I wouldn’t expect your hair to be so dependent on the twice a day minoxidil application that you’d notice significant loss in just 2 weeks, but if you think that is the cause I would just start using it twice a day again. A simple solution! Twice a day is the recommended dose anyway. Unfortunately, I have no way of knowing if the shed hairs will grow back.