Generally, only 5% minoxidil is available in the United States because more than that is not approved by the FDA. The FDA is pretty adamant that 2% is best recommended for woman, and 5% for men, so any concentration high then that like 10% is no-good apparently. There’s definitely some good reasons, but with it being available in other countries through eBay usually via Indian sellers, if someone wants it, they can get it.
Am I condoning getting 10% before trying 5%? No, but at the end of the day you are your own person and you make your own decisions. The thing is, people think just because it is a stronger percentage of minoxidil that they will get more gains from it.
Which is a half truth in my opinion, I’ve read a good amount of anecdotal reports of people using 10% and it seems that it will actually give people results if they are non-responders to 5%, but that is pretty much all it is anecdotal, so take it with a grain of salt.
Is There A Catch?
The thing is, yeah with trying to get increase results there’s definetly going to be a catch. It’s been reported that with 10% the side effects are surely increased. So just be aware that with increasing the concentration you could experience:
- Heart Palpitations
- Tiredness, Lethargy
- Dry Skin
Where Can I Purchase 10% Minoxidil For Beard?
Like I said, 10% is not FDA approved in the United States so you will not find it anywhere either on a US vendor online, or store shelf in the States. So unfortunately you have to purchase through eBay sellers based out of India. I cannot recommend a 10% seller as I can not be at fault if customs or the seller bail on you for some reason, but I can give you the name of the two best used 10% brands to search for yourself.
Just do your research on sellers, don’t buy from people with no seller rating and only buy from reputable sellers.
- Mintop 10%
- Tugain 10%
If you want to read more reviews and suggestions from real minoxidil users chiming in on how or where to find 10%, there’s a fantastic subreddit that many have chipped their two cents in on plenty subjects surrounding minoxidil. Here’s a link directly to the search function that will bring up 10 % results: minoxbeard subreddit
In my opinion and from knowing an reading and watching reports of 10%, I recommend that you should only use 10% if you are a non-responder to 5% – meaning that if you have no received zero to minimal gains around 4-6 months of using 5%.
Some say you should wait til after 8 months of using 5% to make sure, but ultimately it is up to you. Just be aware with increasing the concentration, there will most probably be increased side effects compared to 5%.
Chime in below on what you experienced with 10 percent minoxidil!