I have just seen a dermatologist for the beginnings of female pattern hair loss. She has prescribed using 2% Minoxidil for 3 months to stimulate the hair regrowth I have noticed, but everything I have read about Minoxidil seems to say the stimulated growth will just stop as soon as I stop the product. The doctor said that wasn’t true. I don’t know what to do.
Your dermatologist is incorrect. Minoxidil should be used for life, or you will lose whatever benefits (regrowth) the medication provided. For best results, you should use it twice daily.
You can read more about minoxidil for women at the Rogaine site.