Hair loss products have come and gone over the years, but one treatment has stood the test of time: minoxidil. It was originally sold exclusively under the brand Rogaine in the 80s, but now there are a handful of modern brands making good use of the hair growth ingredient.
Minoxidil works to increase hair growth by widening blood vessels in your scalp, increasing circulation and ultimately bringing nutrient-rich blood to the hair follicles. This promotes shedding of old strands and re-growth of strong, young-looking hair. And with the rise of big, bushy beards, some guys are also using minoxidil for beard growth.
If you’ve been struggling with hair loss, minoxidil is definitely worth a try, but be wary: not just any minoxidil product will do the trick. To help find some good options, we rounded up 6 of the best minoxidil products for guys that you can order right now. Check them out below.
1. Kirkland Signature Minoxidil Treatment
Kirkland Signature might be known for giant boxes of nuts at Costco, but they also make the best Minoxidil treatment on the market. It comes top-recommended from multiple outlets thanks to a strong 5% minoxidil formula and plenty of happy customers. Luckily, it’s also one of the most affordable treatments at around $24 for a 6-month supply. Use it twice a day, dropping about 1ml onto the top of your head.
2. Basic Care Minoxidil Topical Solution
In terms of bang for your buck, this topical solution from Basic Care is the winner. For $23 you get 360ml of minoxidil solution (edging Kirkland Signature by just $1). Apply the formula twice daily to the affected area.
3. Hims Minoxidil Treatment
Hims is a new men’s brand that offers subscription products for common problems such as erectile dysfunction, aging skin and anxiety, but their forte is hair loss. Their complete hair loss kit (listed further down the list) is fantastic, but if the price for the whole kit is a bit much, you can get their minoxidil treatment alone for just $15 a bottle. Apply a few drops to any balding areas, let it sit for 2-4 hours while you watch TV, read or do work, and then wash it out in the shower.
4. Just for Men Minoxidil with Sprayer
Most Minoxidil treatments come as an oily solution that you drop in your hair, but some guys prefer a spray-on minoxidil product. It can be good if you’re balding all-over, as drop solutions are more specific to one area. If you want a spray-on, go with this Just for Men. It’s very reasonably priced ($18 for a 3-month supply) and reviewers love the easy-to-use spray applicator.
5. Rogaine Minoxidil Foam
You can’t go wrong with a classic. This foam minoxidil treatment comes from Rogaine, the brand that started it all, and it’s still a product worth trying. It’s a little on the pricey side ($43 for a 3-month supply), but the brand reliability and foaming formula is worth the extra dough. Apply half a cap-full of the stuff twice daily, thoroughly massaging into your hair (also be sure to wash your hands after).
6. Hims Complete Hair Loss Kit
BEST HAIR LOSS KIT
If you don’t want to mess around with different solutions, and you have a decent budget to work with, go for this Hims hair loss kit. In addition to the Minoxidil solution above, you get finasteride pills that prevent hair loss, DHT blocking shampoo and biotin gummies. You don’t have to know what each one does, all you need to know is that it really works to get your mane back.