10 Comments

  1. sandy lewin
    May 17, 2010 @ 11:00 am

    YOU SAY MY HAIR WILL BE GREASY LOOKING,HOW IS THAT GIONG TO LOOK WHEN I GO OUT WITH MY HUSBAND. THANK YOU SANDY

  2. Bill - Managing Publisher
    May 18, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    Sandy,

    Because everyone has different hair texture and scalp conditions, it’s difficult to say what effect Rogaine foam will have on making your hair appear greasy and how much. If you are considering this treatment, you could always try it out and see how it looks. If you find it makes your hair too greasy, you could consider using it once daily at night before you go to sleep. While it’s recommended to take twice daily, I know people who’ve had success with it using it only once a day.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  3. Brian
    October 31, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

    What is the long term side effects of using Rogaine? say maybe 5 to 10 years down the line of consistently using it. Will it trigger growth of cancerous cells ?

  4. David (TakingThePlunge)
    November 2, 2010 @ 3:07 am

    Brian,

    The side effects of Rogaine tend to be very mild and include scalp irritation and increased body or facial hair.

    Rogaine (minoxidil) has been in use as a treatment for hair loss since 1988 with millions of men and women worldwide using it daily. In all of the research and patient experiences I’ve read, I’ve never heard of Rogaine being associated with causing cancer of any kind.

    However, I recommend consulting your physician before starting any medical treatment.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  5. Tom
    April 4, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    I am experiencing good results with monoxidil 5% alone 1 ml daily as I had diffused thinning and hair loss.I had been using it for 3 months now. Can i just stay on minoxidil and hope that the hair that i have now will be maintained for long term like 5 years or so.

  6. Jerry
    April 19, 2011 @ 8:03 am

    The best treatment method without much side effects may be to use Minoxidil 5%, Nizoral 1% or 2% 3 times a week (as a mild DHT blocker)plus Zinc tablets (Consult doctor). Even if the problem exists, the better way is to go for a hair transplant. Saw Plamotto, HairMax laser comb etc seem not much success.

  7. Wayne
    April 12, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

    I tried Regain (a 2% Minoxidil topical solution) as it was then called in the early 80s. You had to get it on prescription then. I was in my early 20s and concerned about my receding hairline around the front and temples. After religiously taking it for twelve months it did create significant growth around my hairline. New hairs were about an inch long. I continued with it, but to my sheer disappointment found it no longer worked after a year.

    You guys need to know that if it does work for you, it’s only temporary. I hate the way it’s being marketed today without you knowing this. I cannot help but feel it’s just another rip off scam.

  8. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    April 18, 2012 @ 2:29 am

    Wayne,

    I’m sorry to hear that the benefits you saw from Rogaine were so temporary. However, be aware that Rogaine has never been marketed as a hair loss cure. There is no cure for hair loss. There are only treatments.

    For some guys, non-surgical treatments like Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride) work for many years to not only slow the progress of further hair loss but also regrow hair that has already been lost.

    In some cases, the effects of androgenic alopecia are simply too strong and balding continues or resumes after a short period of time.

    At best, these products only buy us some time. But, they are currently the best non-surgical options available for treating pattern baldness.

    David

  9. Prahash
    November 15, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

    Minoxidil topical solution upt 5% i used some result is there same time i am suffering from multi granular goiter swelling of thyroid gland.

  10. Stan Lee Franklin
    July 7, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    Been using Rogaine for 10+ years, originally as 2% then 5% Brand, now 5% generics OTC (CVS,Costco, etc.). The benefit has been complete regrowth/elimination of 3′ diameter bald spot, and about 75% regrowth of frontal hair, which supposedly does not regrow, but did on me. Maintenance is 4-6 applications per week, does not require “14 = 2x per day” uses per week. Have had same hairdresser for 12+ years, who can attest to this claim. She cuts my hair every 3-4 weeks, and colors away grey every 6-8 weeks. The few times she has mentioned that my hair looks thin, I increase use and my hair responds by the next visit.

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