The standard formula of Minoxidil produces limited effectiveness to regrowing hair.
The first cause of Minoxidil’s limited effectiveness is a substance known as Sebum that sits on top of your scalp and blocks the penetration of Minoxidil. Sebum is made up of fat and debris of dead fat-producing cells, which is the same stuff that earwax is made of.
The Sebaceous Glands produce the Minoxidil blocking Sebum, which causes the majority of Minoxidil left sitting on the scalp. The alcohol in Minoxidil now has the nasty side effect of causing dryness and irritation of the scalp.
Minoxidil works at the Dermal Papilla level, not the scalp surface, resulting in limited effectiveness in regrowing hair.
The Magic of Dexpanthenol
This Vitamin B5-rich substance known as Dexpanthenol dissolves the Sebum and creates a super hydrated and absorbent scalp, eliminating the barrier and allowing for the best possible absorption of Minoxidil to the Dermal Papilla level.
Dexpanthenol is all-around good for your scalp, as it promotes excellent scalp hygiene and helps minimize dandruff flakes.
Dexpanthenol is typically applied at least 10 minutes before application of Minoxidil, which gives the Sebum enough time to dissolve. The best methodology is to apply Dexpanthenol, wait 10 minutes, take a shower using SLS- and DEA-free shampoo, dry the scalp, then apply Minoxidil.
Eliminate the Negative Effects of Alcohol in Minoxidil by Using Carrier Lotion
By using a carrier lotion combined within the formula of Minoxidil, the negative effects of alcohol in Minoxidil can be neutralized. With the alcohol neutralized, Minoxidil will stay in liquid form long enough to reach the Dermal Papilla level, instead of being dried out and left on the scalp to cause irritation and dryness.