Very Nice question , most of the patient have this question regarding the hair fall after stopping use of minioxidil.
Few patients feel that the existing hair which were available before using minoxidil starts sheeding once minioxidil is stopped.
So Let me explain you on this.
Hair fall or Hair loss in men is mostly due to Androgen hormone + genetic factors , rest all other are the contributing factors such as nutritional deficiency / stress / pollution / enviromental changes etc..
So mostly no one can change the genetic pattern or the hormonal pattern in human. So in hair loss or hair fall we can just postpond the process of baldness with the help of minioxidil and other mode of treatments, and no one can completely stop the process of baldness. So People start minioxidil lotion ONLY when they have complaints of hair shedding or hair fall , then after use of minioxidil topical lotion the hair fall is reduced and destity is improved , but whenever patient stop using minioxidil lotion as per the natural shedding process hair again start shedding so it is not due to stopping of minioxidil its is due to the androgentic effect the hair are falling.
MINOXIDIL TOPICAL LOTION IS ADVICED FOR HAIR LOSS CONTROL , IT HELPS TO STABILIZE EXISTING HAIR... MINOXIDIL WORK BY WIDENING THE HAIR FOLLICLE, CAUSING A THICKER STRAND OF HAIR, AND BY PROLONGING THE ANAGEN PHASE OF HAIR GROWTH WHICH RESULTS IN LONGER AND A HIGHER NUMBER OF HAIR STRANDS.
SO THERE IS NO SUCH ACTIVE ROLE OF MINIOXIDIL IN ALTERATION OF HORMONE OR GENES IN HUMAN , SO STOPPING USE OF MINIOXIDIL TOPICAL DOES NOT CAUSE HAIR FALL .