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Can I Blow-Dry Wet Hair After Applying Rogaine Foam? - Thursday, March 11, 2010
I use Rogaine Foam directly after I get out of the shower. I then gently blow-dry and style my hair. Can this be a problem? I don't want to hinder the effectiveness of the
foam, but I can't wait for my hair to air-dry on its own. I basically apply the foam, comb it through the thinning hair, and then use the blow-dryer.
According to Rogaine's official FAQ section, blow-drying is fine provided a lower, cooler setting is used. However, in my opinion you should wait a few minutes just to make sure the minoxidil is absorbed into the scalp and not evaporated by the blow-drying. In the past, Rogaine users were advised to let the original formula dry naturally. It's also still recommended to at least towel-dry your hair before applying it. Doing this lightly will not cause breakage or increase hair loss.
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