Getting results is what everyone who starts minoxidil for beard growth are waiting for. If there’s no results, there’s no reason to continue to keep applying it. The thing is, it’s not as easy to tell you that you will see results in (insert time here). When it comes down to it, everyone is different. So, when will you see results? That’s a very easy question to answer.
I can tell you though, that you should probably expect to see some sort of results after around 4 month of continued daily applications. It’s known that people will see results pretty soon after starting, but the thing is some people aren’t going to see these same results.
How Minoxidil Works
Minoxidil is successful by shortening the telogen phase and causing the hair to enter the anogen phase.
Telogen – Resting phase of a hair follicle.
Anogen – Growth phase of a hair follicle.
What To Expect
When you start using minoxidil for beard growth, continuing applying 5% everyday, twice a day. If you are consistent and don’t take week long breaks or stop it you should expect to see some sort of growth around the 2nd to 4th month. You will probably not grow what you want to see until around 12 months to 18 months.
You are either going to be a fast gainer, or a slow gainer.
Fast Gainer: Someone who will see expedited beard growth in the first few months.
Slow Gainer: Someone who will see slow beard growth over the first few months.
Important Note: Regardless of being a fast or slow gainer, you must stay on Minoxidil for at least 18 months minimum. If you stop sooner, the chance that some of the hairs aren’t terminal yet is too high an you will lose all your gains.
If you aren’t seeing anything while using 5% minoxidil after 8 months, you could switch to 10%. Some non-responders of 5% have seen them responding after switching to 10%.