Alopecia Areata Support Group

Alopecia areata ("baldness in spots") is a form of hair loss from areas of the body, usually from the scalp. Because it causes bald spots on the head especially in the first stages, it is also called spot baldness. Hair loss can extend to eyebrows, eyelashes and facial and nasal hair and create more bald spots elsewhere in the body.

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Diluted Minoxidil 5% to 2%?

Has anyone tried to dilute a Minoxidil (Rogaine or other brands) 5% to make it 2%? I wonder if it works. I've been using 2%. My scalp itches, so I only use it once a day, instead of recommended twice a day. Since, Minoxidil 5% for men is the same price as Minoxidil 2% for women, I wonder if I can simply dilute the 5% to make it as 2%? Just curious. I also bought a pack of 5% a while back, but after using it once a day for about a couple of months, I noticed all my body started to grow hair, which I hated!! LOL. It took me a while to wax them. What a pain!
P.S. I have alopecia areata.