How To Apply Topical Finasteride
Applying the Correct Topical Finasteride Dosage
Before applying any topical finasteride onto your scalp, ensure that you follow the instructions provided by the producer of your topical finasteride formulation or contact your doctor. Not every topical finasteride formulation contains the same finasteride dosage, so it’s very important to follow the instructions provided to you.
How To Apply Topical Finasteride On A Norwood 6-7 Scalp
If your hair loss pattern is on the Norwood 6 or 7 scale, applying topical finasteride on your head is quite straight forward, as there won’t be a significant amount of hair in the way. You simply follow the dosage directions provided by your topical finasteride producer and evenly spread the gel across the area(s) of your scalp where hair regrowth is desired.
How To Apply Topical Finasteride On A Norwood 1-5 Scalp
If your hair loss pattern falls into the Norwood 1 to 5 scale, try to part the hair in the areas where you wish to apply the gel. This will prevent the gel from sitting on top of existing hair (potential waste-age) and it will also provide a direct path for the gel, to the scalp. Let the gel sit on the scalp until it dries (with your hair parted), before combing your hair back into place.
Should You Apply Topical Finasteride in The Morning or Evening?
There are some topical finasteride formulations on the market that suggest applying the formulation on the scalp in the morning and in the evening before bed. These instructions typically accompany topical finasteride sprays. Application of topical finasteride gels are typically once per day and it doesn’t matter whether you apply the gel in the morning or evening. Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer and consult with your doctor as well to ensure you are applying the proper dosage.
Always Wash Your Hands After Applying Topical Finasteride.
This step is especially important if you have a female partner in your life who is pregnant. You want to avoid the potential transfer of any finasteride to your pregnant partner. Another reason for washing your hands after applying topical finasteride, is to avoid the potential transfer of finasteride into your eyes.