321 Comments

  1. jessica hernandez
    January 26, 2015 @ 12:33 pm

    Can you still straighten your hair while using rogaine?

  2. JimmyJ
    December 15, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    Rogaine has caused premature aging, bags under the eyes, and a slight disfiguration of my face. I stopped treatment a long time ago, and the effects remain. I am only claiming this happened to ME, I’m not saying it will happen to you. From my perspective it ONLY works well enough to keep consumers spending money on it, no more. In that sense it is the perfect drug, financially speaking. But BEWARE if you happen to be one of the people who absorb Rogaine very easily and use it in the front of your scalp: it has a great tendency to deform your face–do a search on Pseudoacromegaly. This review is based on my personal experience and carefully documented (with photos) fact.

  3. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    October 22, 2014 @ 1:38 am

    Tara,

    Liquid minoxidil is known to leave hair looking greasy. If this is a concern, the best option is to switch to Rogaine Foam or a generic minoxidil foam. Foam based minoxidil products absorb and dry very quickly without leaving a greasy residue on the hair.

    Another option is to apply minoxidil in the evening only.

    David

  4. Tara
    October 11, 2014 @ 7:56 am

    I’ve just started using foligain 5% for men.. Liquid form.. But I have noticed it’s started to make my hair look wet and greasy after the application! Does this happen to anyone else and if so what else can I do to stop this? I’m applying the solution only to my scalp but it seems to be making the roots of my hair look wet and go greasy?

    HELPPPPPP!!!

    So embarrassing!!! This makes me not even want to keep using the product.. I don’t know what to do… Really discouraging me to use it!!

  5. oladapo Emmanuel
    August 15, 2014 @ 3:56 am

    Where can I buy Rogaine in Nigeria

  6. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    January 20, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

    Hi Dawn,

    It is difficult to provide an answer without assessing your scalp in person. Using the minoxidil (Rogaine) is likely a great start. However, if your hair continues to look dull and thin, you should seek the expert opinion of a physician. Particularly, a physician who specializes in female hair loss. An endocrinologist or dermatologist may be a good place to start. You may also be interested in consulting with some of our recommended hair loss experts: http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)

  7. Dawn Mcclatchy
    January 14, 2014 @ 11:58 am

    I’m a 59 year old female & use Rogaine. But is makes my hair look dull & is impossible to style. My hair is thinning on top but atleast it had body & shine when styled. Is there a solution?

  8. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 12, 2013 @ 4:42 am

    Joanne,

    If you stop minoxidil, your progressive hair loss will resume and any hairs revived or regrown by the drug will shed. What’s more, because minoxidil is a preventive medication, other “hairs which were not stimulated by minoxidil” (as you put it) would be susceptible to hair loss as well. Essentially, if you stop using minoxidil, you will lose the hairs you’ve regenerated and expose yourself to future hair loss.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  9. Joanne
    June 10, 2013 @ 11:27 pm

    Dear Sir,

    Please advise how long after will it takes for my hair (if any) which were stimulated by minoxidil, to fall out after stop with 2 years use of Rogaine foam ? Will those hair which were not stimulated by minoxidil fall out too ?

    Thanks, Joanne

  10. Bill - Managing Publisher
    May 8, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    Alice,

    In my opinion and experience, Rogaine foam is considered more effective than it’s liquid counterpart due to its foam delivery system. In its own distinct study, Rogaine foam reports an impressive 85% hair regrowth success rate (if used as directed) which is approximately 20% higher than liquid minoxidil at only 64%.

    That said, if you have concerns about Rogaine foam and want to switch to its liquid counterpart, it would certainly be better than stopping it altogether if it’s helping you to maintain any existing hair.

    Keep in mind that the 5% solutions (foam or liquid) is only FDA approved for men while the 2% solution is approved for women. This is because women who use higher concentrations of minoxidil may experience unwanted facial or body hair growth. That said, many women use 5% minoxidil solutions with even higher success rates without experiencing any unwanted side effects.

    I hope this helps.

    Bill – Managing Publisher of this Community

  11. Alice
    May 8, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Dear Sir,

    I have been using Rogaine Foam for over 2 years now. I wonder if its ok for me to switch from Foam to Liquid solution 5% which I read liquid solution contains only water, propylene glycol and minoxidil? Is is safe for ladies ? Please advise.

  12. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    April 16, 2013 @ 1:16 am

    HANY,

    I do not have any information regarding where to purchase Rogaine (minoxidil) in the UAE. The best place to start looking is your local pharmacy or you may want to contact your physician.

    Another option may be to order it online. It is available from our Online Hair Loss Treatments Shop. However, you will need to check your postal office regarding import restrictions.
    Best of luck!

    David

  13. HANY MOHD
    April 13, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

    I’m in the Twenty-sixth of the life and music of hereditary baldness primary, but I am currently resident in the UAE and I want to buy a medicine, it is where I can buy medicine … please help

    please anyone help me to how i get this REGAINE 5% hany.mohd@ymail.com because i’m in UAE

  14. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    April 2, 2013 @ 4:15 am

    Alice,

    It is perfectly safe to apply Rogaine Foam to the scalp twice daily as directed.

    Rogaine Foam will not cause hair loss. However, as with any drug, there are potential side effects.

    Before undergoing any medical treatment, it is best to consult with your physician.

    David.

  15. Alice
    March 31, 2013 @ 2:20 am

    Hi Sir, I read on the inactive ingredients in Rogaine Foam such as butane, propane etc. Are these ingredients save for applying on scalp ? Will they trigger hair loss even though minoxidil is mixed in it ?

  16. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    October 22, 2012 @ 12:26 am

    Paul,

    Rogaine’s manufacturer recommends applying it twice daily in fairly evenly spaced intervals during the morning and evening. I am not a physician and cannot advise if there would be any potential harm in applying it with only a 5 hour interval but my guess is that there would be no harm in doing so.

    In terms of its effect on hair growth, I do not think it would matter since many men report positive effects with only one daily application.

    In short, it’s always bets to discuss any alteration in the drug dosing with your physician, even if it’s an over-the-counter medication like minoxidil.

    David

  17. Paul
    October 21, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    can i apply rogaine 5 hrs after i out my first application everyday? i work graveyard and i wake up in the afternoon and go right back to sleep when i get off?

  18. Remosnar
    October 13, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    It seems to me that there are these issues with 1) using Minoxidil, and 2) getting a hair transplant.

    1 Minoxidil:
    * Minoxidil makes the skin age faster in some. Loss of collagen may be the cause.
    * Minoxidil may cause dark rings under the eyes. This may be systemic, or because of rubbing hair (dry, but still has residue of minoxidil on it) and face against the same pillow during the night.
    * If you are in a couple, the partner can no longer move to your side during the night and share your pillow.. without risking to grow facial hair.
    * According to the literatur, Minoxidil is hit and miss with many not positively affected by it.

    2 Hair transplant:
    * People who consider a hair transplant should not only consider the scar from strip or FUE… nor the cost… These are often the main concerns people have about getting a hair transplant.
    However, the real and far more serious issue is whether they are willing to run the risk of using Propecia for life! Propecia has been shown to induce anxiety and depression in the majority of mice it was applied to. In humans we are now started to see these affects and these side effects have recently been added to the insert. Impotence is another. And a 2012 article demonstrates that it may be permanent impotence even after Propecia is stopped.
    This is the real issue with getting a hair transplant. Because if a client is not willing to run the risk of Propecia.. then the hair transplant will look very strange once more hair falls off and the hairs from the transplant are standing alone like islands.
    I myself would get a hair transplant in a second if a safe alternative to Propecia that could almost guarantee that the remaining hair would be kept. Or if stem cell techniques means that I could have ‘safe’ hairs transplanted to the entire forehead and scalp.

    But as long as I have to rely on Propecia for a hair plant to be a real option… I don’t want to run the huge
    risk and play with hormone therapy like Propecia.

    But the day some safe solution is found.. I don’t see why the millions of bald men around the world wouldn’t get a hair transplant. There is a reason why clever guys like Bruce Willis wont run the risk, while less clever people like Wayne Rooney just jumps into it. Bruce will probably get onboard once it can be done safely…

  19. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    October 10, 2012 @ 3:41 am

    Muhammad,

    Unfortunately, I do not have information regarding the availability of Rogaine products around the world. The best way to learn in Rogaine is available near you is to visit your local pharmacy or call your doctor’s office.

    Depending upon your country’s postal regulations, you may also be able to order Rogaine and other hair growth products from our online hair loss treatments shop.

    Good luck!
    David

  20. Muhammad Naeem
    October 9, 2012 @ 3:30 am

    Is Rogaine foam availabe in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)? If yes, who is distributor or which pharmacy ??

  21. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    September 28, 2012 @ 2:12 am

    Johnathan,

    There is really no way to know just how much hair will regrow after stopping and then restarting Rogaine (minoxidil). However, the general consensus is that once a medical hair loss treatment is stopped and hair loss is allowed to progress at its natural pace again, restarting the drug will rarely return the hair to its former state.

    More than likely, a portion of the hair that you’ve lost will not return. But, it’s still a good idea to get back on Rogaine and to keep using it until a better solution becomes available.

    You may also find that adding Propecia (finasteride) to your regimen will help greatly.

    Good luck!
    David

  22. Jonathan
    September 26, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    I had been using Rogaine for about two years and then I stopped using it, because it seemed like it wasn’t working. It appears I was wrong, as I noticed a major increase in hair loss about two months after starting treatment. I started using it again and I’m curious: Will I regain the hair I lost when I stopped rogaine?

  23. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    September 26, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    Hi Mike,

    First, I recommend speaking to a dermatologist or hair loss expert to determine what’s causing the hair loss.

    If you are suffering from androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness), you caught the condition at a very early stage and can treat it effectively with preventive drugs like Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil).

    Rogaine is FDA tested and approved as a safe, effective preventive hair loss treatment, and it’s usually recommended very highly by our community’s hair loss sufferers and expert hair restoration physicians.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  24. Mike
    September 25, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Im 18 and starting to lose a lot of hair should i use rogaine?

  25. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    July 23, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

    Ssrr,

    Can you order the product online? If so, I recommend investigating our online hair loss shop:

    https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/category/ROGA/Rogaine-Products/

    Hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  26. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    July 23, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    Kelvin,

    There is no reason why Rogaine foam won’t work for men in their forties. In fact, this age demographic makes up a large percent of successful Rogaine users. If you’re considering the treatment, I highly recommend discussing your hair loss with a trusted physician and seriously considering minoxidil.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  27. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    July 23, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    Tom,

    I’m glad you tried Propecia (finasteride) and found something that works for you! Good luck.

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  28. ssrr
    July 20, 2012 @ 10:21 pm

    im from saudi arabia, is it sold here in my country? i want to buy one asap plz.

  29. kelvin
    July 18, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    how is Rogaine Foam work for me at age 40 yrs old?

  30. kelvin
    July 18, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    how is Rogaine Foam work out well for age 40 yrs men?

  31. Tom
    June 27, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    Hi Blake, I have not experienced any growth at all since I’ve been using minoxidil for 8 months, it has seriously made my hair fall out a lot faster (i know this due to tracking my hair with pictures since i started and it has destroyed my hairline, which hasn’t grown back). Since i started propecia my hair already looks better and feels more natural, so i seriously do not want to go back to regaine because of these reasons.
    Obviously regaine does not work for everyone so i think I will just carry on with propecia.

  32. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 26, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    Tom,

    You’re correct – if you stop minoxidil, you will lose any growth caused by the medication. Have you considered using the minoxidil with finasteride (Propecia)?

    Keep in mind that Propecia is usually associated with an initial shedding phase (up to 4 months) which can make your hair look “thinner” during initial usage, but will reverse and improve the hair loss from that point forward.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  33. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 26, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    Sam,

    If you’re seeing positive results, continuing the minoxidil seems like a good idea. Remember that it can take anywhere from 6-12 months to see precisely how you’re responding to the medication.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  34. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 26, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    Ant,

    We truthfully cannot confirm whether or not these are legitimate pills. Frankly, I recommend taking the medications to a physician and “double checking.” Furthermore, I’d probably receive a legitimate prescription from a physician and pick up the medication from a trusted pharmacy in the future.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  35. Tom
    June 26, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    Hi, I have a question about stopping regaine/ rogaine. I have been using this product for about 8 months with no success (it has actually made my hair a lot thinner), so i have decided to stop it and use propecia instead. I have read online that stopping regaine will mean you lose the hair you gained, but i have not gained any, what are your thoughts?

  36. sam
    June 14, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    ive been use rogaine foam since january in total of going on 6 months. in the beginning i seen some results in the crown area, i use it once a day at night, and rarely on weekends do to lazyiness lol but it seems i lost more hair in the crown area. should i keep useing the product?

  37. Ant
    May 30, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    I think i got fincar from inhouse pharmacy, they came in blister packs and the pills are small and blue, are these a trusted supplier?

  38. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    May 30, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    Lollie,

    You have not yet fully passed the shedding period. We advise anyone using Rogaine to continue using the treatment as directed for between 6 months and one year before assessing their results.

    There is no danger of permanent hair loss due to Rogaine. You have nothing to lose by continuing the treatment until you can be sure of its effects.

    Best of luck,
    David

  39. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    May 30, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    Rakesh,

    Congratulation! I’m happy to hear that Rogaine is working for you. Six weeks is much too early to see nay new hair growth. It will take at least 3 to four months for new hairs to begin sprouting. You should continue to use minoxidil for up to one full year before assessing your results.

    Good luck!
    David

  40. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    May 30, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    Ant,

    Fincar and Finpecia are just as effective for hair loss as Propecia as long as you are purchasing them from a reputable source.

    It’s perfectly normal to experience a shedding phase after starting finasteride. Don’t worry, the drug does not cause permanent hair loss. The shed hairs will regrow in about three to four months’ time.

    The small white bulb you are noticing is probably just sebum. It’s perfectly natural and nothing to be concerned about.

    David

  41. Ant
    May 28, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    following on from comment 279, these hairs that fall out have a tiny white bulb at the end of them, is this good or bad

  42. Lollie
    May 28, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    Help me.

    and I read almost all the comments and found that my case is perfectly the same as Maria’s case.

    My shedding was started at the 1st day of using Minoxidil and going for about 1 month

    and the 3rd month, my hair loss is almost stopped

    and the 4th month, suddenly my hair has been starting to fall out again until now!

    all the baby hairs and long, thick hairs..

    is it 2nd shedding?

    or just Minoxidil is not working for me?

    please advice me! I can’t sleep these days …

  43. Ant
    May 27, 2012 @ 12:30 pm

    Also I have been shredding a lot of hair from the back of my neck after taking Fincar for approximately a month, i am actually quite nervous now as an excessive amount of hair falls out of this area alone.

    is this commmon?

  44. Ant
    May 26, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    What is your opinion on finpecia/ fincar – Cipla products, can you advise if they* are effective as normal propecia?

  45. Rakesh
    May 17, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    Hi Blake,

    Thanks for the information.

    A good news is its been 6 weeks of using regaine and its really working for me.
    My hair fall has stopped drastically. But have no signs of new hair growing. But at the moment, I am really happy with this product.

    Is there any chance,will there be any symptoms for the growth of new hair.

    Regards,
    Rakesh

  46. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    May 2, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    Tom,

    Yes, it’s perfectly normal to experience shedding after starting finasteride. It’s seen as a good sign that miniaturized hairs will soon be replaced with darker, more robust follicles.

    Hang in there!

    David

  47. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    May 2, 2012 @ 11:56 pm

    Tom,

    Yes, it’s perfectly normal to experience shedding after starting finasteride. It’s seen as a good sing that miniaturized hairs will soon be replaced with darker, more robust follicles.

    Hang in there!

    David

  48. Tony
    May 2, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    Hi, I have been using fincar for the past 2 weeks, and i have experiencing a lot more shredding of my hair – is this a good sign?

    On a related topic I have been using Regaine foam since August 11 and the shredding period lasted about a month.

  49. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    May 2, 2012 @ 3:55 am

    Liliana,

    You can find all the information you need regarding Rogaine’s side effects on their official website. Click here to go to the Important Drug Facts for women’s Rogaine. For side effects of the men’s formula, click here.

    David

  50. Liliana
    April 28, 2012 @ 5:07 am

    somebody help me to guide for rogaine side effect?
    Thanks before…

  51. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    April 26, 2012 @ 11:49 pm

    Miguel,

    I do not know if Rogaine or generic minoxidil 5% is available in Hong Kong or Singapore. However, in Australia, the product is known as Regain. Click here for their official website. I suspect that Regaine or a generic equivalent can be found in the local pharmacy.

    You may also wish to look into purchasing your hair loss products from our Online Hair Loss Treatments Shop. But, be sure to check with the local post office for shipping restrictions before ordering.

    For more specific answers, I recommend starting a discussion thread on our hair loss forum. We have active members from all over the world who can provide you with more information on where to purchase minoxidil in your area.

    David

  52. Miguel
    April 26, 2012 @ 2:22 am

    Can I get Rogaine in Hong Kong ? I have read it is not possible. Im moving there for a feww months. Stopping over at Singapore on my way. Any place I can buy it in Singapore? Im in Darwin, Autralia until Tuesday, Ive been looking around here but cannot find it. Thank you

  53. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    April 2, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Echunn,

    Yes, utilizing minoxidil (Rogaine foam) will help halt and reverse the signs of androgenic alopecia (genetic hair loss).

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  54. Yufen
    March 30, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    Hi Sir,

    Will applying Rogaine Foam help to control or stop genetically hair loss ?

    Regards,
    Echunn

  55. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    March 30, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    Hi Rakesh,

    While minoxidil based topicals (Rogaine, Regaine, etc.) are clinically tested and proven effective in the midscalp and vertex area, many hair restoration experts believe it can also be useful in the frontal third and hairline region. Because of this, it’s probably a good idea to utilize the solution in all balding regions. Additionally, I’d investigate further battling your loss with finasteride (Propecia) as well.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  56. Rakesh
    March 28, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

    Hello Sir,

    I am Rakesh 26 year old living in Melbourne. For the past 5 years I am losing my hair, but haven’t gone bald yet. I can find I my hair density is going slowly.
    Few of my friends advised me to use Regaine which will stop hair fall.
    Can I use this product both in front and crown area (since I can find front is going slowly)

    Please advise me

    Thanks
    Rakesh

  57. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    March 27, 2012 @ 12:44 am

    Hi Sanjay,

    I recommend restarting a minoxidil regimen. If you’re having side effects from finasteride (Propecia), then utilizing minoxidil is definitely your best chance at reversing and halting your progressive hair loss.

    As far as the 8 hour window is concerned, I would highly suggest following the recommended usage and schedule, but if you do need to modify it, I think you should design a plan with a physician (preferably a dermatologist or hair restoration physician). Additionally, I don’t think I’d utilize the 10% minoxidil. The 5% solution is what’s proven safe and effective, so I do think this is what you should use.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)

  58. SANJAY GUPTA (INDIA)
    March 26, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

    hello sir,
    I am 28 years old living in delhi and I started loosing my hair 5 years back.During the first two years of my treatment i used various homeopathic oils as well as oral homeopathic medicines but they were really of no use.I wasted a lot of money and time in this useless medications before I switched to minoxidil 5% in the third year of my treatment. I tremendously gained with the use of minoxidil twice a day with full head of hairs.But in the fourth year due to busy schedules I could not continue with the 5% lotion and started losing my hair again at a fast rate.I then switched to Finasteride pills and halted my hair fall but started losing my sexual drive as well.I have stopped the consumption of finasteride for the past 1 year after using it for over an year and regained my interest in sex.
    My question is that
    1)Should i again continue using minoxidil which once had proved so helpful to me.Will it again work at me just as it had once worked.
    2)I am concerned about the dosage interval.I at max get a gap of 8 hours to apply minoxidil twice daily.Would it work on applying minoxidil at a gap of only 8 hours
    3)I have came to know about minoxidil 10 % and also that an extra strength minoxidil as compared to 5% or 2% is more beneficial.IS it so and is it safe to apply minoxidil 10%.

    (I know the experience i have shared is quite large….but please be needfull to me as I am yet a Bachelor and yet to marry in a country like India where Hairs Plays a Vital Role in the selection of a Bride and a Groom)

  59. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    March 24, 2012 @ 2:02 am

    sh,

    Unfortunately, there is no way to know if your Rogaine is still effective past its expiration date. While there is likely no harm in applying it, it may not benefit you to do so.

    I recommend that you replace those bottles with new ones.

    David

  60. sh
    March 23, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    hi dear
    i have 2 bottle of rogaine foam 55 that thir expire date is 03/2012.can i use them after expire date?
    tnanks a lot

  61. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    March 19, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    Jer,

    If you’re looking for a shampoo to actually help battle the potential hair loss, I recommend looking at a product containing ketoconazole (like Nizoral). If you’re looking for a shampoo to simply keep your hair healthy, it’s really all a personal preference.

    Additionally, remember that the most useful preventive products you can utilize are minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia). However, many people believe that adding a ketoconazole based shampoo to this regimen is truly helpful.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)

  62. Jerrrr
    March 17, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    David (or anyone)

    I have not contacted a dermatologist mainly because where I moved to is a temporary location and I haven’t even established a doctor here. (Moving away is a large part of what I am thinking is contributing to my hair-loss) Of course now I am considering finding a doctor. I received the Minoxidil about 10 days ago and have been applying it thought it isn’t my favorite thing to do. My shedding is or is greater than it was before. Many hairs noticeably coming out when I rub my hair or when I run my hand through my hair with either water or a leave in conditioner. I would say the number is around 10-15 but I guess could be more if I would continue running my hand through my hair…

    When my hair is completely dry the thin hair is not too terribly noticeable but I think that is in part that my hair is couple inches long now, however I’m starting to need a haircut and am wondering how it will look once it is cut. If I pull my hair up and look across the base of my scalp the distance between hairs looks much greater than I’m thinking it should, but then again before I thought my hair was falling out I wasn’t near as observant.

    I’ve been reading about TE and am hoping that is what is causing the rapid fallout thinking that eventually growth will more closely equal loss. Nearly all the hairs falling out are what I believe to be normal in diameter but do contain the white bulb on them. From what I understand the white bulb means the hair is essentially dead. I’m just hoping all the hairs on my head don’t contain the white bulb and are just waiting to fall out. Is there any sort of shampoo that could help with my problem? I’m currently using an over the counter shampoo that says for dry and damaged hair. Is there something better I should be using?

    Thanks again for the help.

  63. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    March 10, 2012 @ 5:24 am

    Ant,

    It’s really not possible to say. Only time will tell. However, stopping Rogaine for two weeks should not greatly impact your results.

    There are other causes of hair loss. Since you were in hospital, you may have experienced hair loss due to stress, illness or even medication. This type of hair loss is known as telogen effluvium and is often temporary. However, it may take many months for your hair to return to normal.

    David

  64. Aryan
    March 10, 2012 @ 2:16 am

    Hi dear,

    I am from afghanistan i am 19 years old, i have lost alot of my hair in one year from front, i am very worried about my hair how can stop my hair lose and regrow my lost hair, if you give a suggestion i will be very thankful from you.

    Thank you in advance

  65. Ant
    March 6, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    David,

    Throughout February I did not take regaine for 2 weeks as I was in hospital. After I resumed treatment I have noticed that I have less hair on the very front of my hairline, can I get the hair I lost back with regaine or do you think these hairs have gone forever?

    Ant

  66. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    March 6, 2012 @ 3:28 am

    Jerrrr,

    Male Pattern Balding can happen slowly over a period of years or very rapidly in only a few months. Have you consulted with a dermatologist or other hair loss expert? It’s always best to do so rather than self-diagnosing.

    I see that you have purchased a generic minoxidil. Have you started treatment yet? Topical minoxidil has a long and well-documented safety record. There is no harm in trying it. But, remember that you may experience increased shedding during the first 4 weeks or so. You will need to continue using it for a minimum of six months before assessing your results.

    We have no information about the release date of a generic minoxidil foam but I recommend that you visit our hair loss forum regularly. When it becomes available you will see it here first.

    Best of luck!

    David

  67. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    March 6, 2012 @ 3:15 am

    Ant,

    Using Rogaine should not result in the permanent loss of healthy hairs. Starting a medical hair loss treatment typically results in an initial and temporary shedding of miniaturized, weak hairs which are eventually replaced with more robust growth. Some of these hairs may be lost permanently if they were very weak and about to die.

    Genetic hair loss can happen slowly over a period of years or quite rapidly over a period of months. It is possible that your rapidly thinning hair coinciding with your application of Rogaine may simply be a coincidence. I recommend consulting with a dermatologist.

    Stopping Rogaine will result in the eventual loss of any hairs grown by or retained by its use. In other words, you will experience catch-up hair loss. But, again, your normal, bald-resistant hairs will not be affected.

    Best of luck!
    David

  68. Jerrrr
    March 5, 2012 @ 2:00 am

    You have been a lot of help so I have a couple more questions.

    1. My hair is actually falling out at the root. I use a leave in conditioner to try to make it healthier and after I spray my hair I run my fingers through it to even out the conditioner and there is always 3-10 hairs left on my fingers and hand, all with the white bulb attached. I am unsure how many come out during my showers cause I have brown tiles and its impossible to see them. I mention them coming out at the root because most of what I read says that male patterned baldness will be a slow thinning of each hair until they can’t grow anymore, not so much normal looking hairs just falling out. I feel that MPB should take years and at the rate I’m going I feel like I’ll be bald in 4-5 months.

    2. Last question: Any word when generic Rogaine Foam will be released? I read March of this year but it was posted over a year ago and couldn’t find any updated info.

    Thanks again for all the replies.

  69. Ant
    March 4, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

    Hi, I have been using regaine since August 2011 due to having a receeding hairline. I have been applying to the temples and my frontal hairline with no positive success, in fact its actually destroyed my frontal hairline, when i thought regaine was meant to prevent more hairloss as well. I know you might say its not FDA approved but this site certainly tells people to try using regaine on the hairline anyway, which is why I did it only to lose a lot more hair. My question is this what will happen if I stop completly and what will happen if I continue using because last August in the middle of my hairline I had 100% thickness and now I can actually see my scalp.

  70. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    February 24, 2012 @ 12:12 am

    Jerrrr,

    In my opinion, stress can augment or possibly even initiate genetic hair loss, but I personally don’t believe that using Rogaine as a preventive measure during times of stress will be effective.

    In my opinion, it’s likely that you would see positive results while using the Rogaine during the stress, but lose any progress after stopping (even if your stress levels dropped).

    I’d personally recommend utilizing the Rogaine now and continue the regimen even after your stress subsides.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  71. Jerrrr
    February 21, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    So what if I were to never use the Rogaine but my stress levels were to drop to a level that did not produce hair-loss. Does this mean my hair could potentially grow back? Or is hair-loss due to stress permanent?

    I guess I’m still hinting at what if I used the rogaine as a temporary way to regrow hair until my stress level drops to where I should not lose hair. Is it at possible to have a full head of hair since my stress problem is more definitely not permanent. Maybe its impossible…

  72. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    February 20, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Hi Jerrrr,

    Hair loss mediated by stress should be viewed by the body as hair loss related to any other cause. Because of this, Rogaine foam (minoxidil) should cease and prevent the progressive loss (and I highly recommend using it).

    If you stop the Rogaine, any growth and reversal you’ve had from the medication will, unfortunately, stop as well. This means that your hair loss will continue progressing and any new growth you’ve seen will fall out as well. In theory, if you restart the medication after this time, the growth would restart (though you would likely experience another “shedding phase” for the first 3-4 months on the medication).

    As long as the active ingredient (minoxidil) in the generic Rogaine is the same, it will treat the hair loss as effectively as the “brand name” product.

    I hope this helps!

    Good luck,

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  73. Jerrrr
    February 19, 2012 @ 4:16 am

    I’m 25 and I believe my hair is thinning. I think it has accelerated due to stress. Will rogaine help if it is stress related?

    If it was stress related and rogaine regrew hair what would happen if the stress eased, could I stop the rogaine and still have the hair? Also what happens if I stop using rogaine? I understand hair that it supposedly grew would disappear but would more hair? And if that hair did disappear could I just start right back up and it would be back?

    Basically I ordered a generic form and before I try it once I want to make sure there are no long term damages that I could be getting into that I don’t completely understand. Thanks

  74. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    January 28, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    Ant,

    Typically, Rogaine (minoxidil) is not as effective along the hairline and temples as it is in the crown. But, you have nothing to lose by trying and some patients have reported hair growth in this area.

    In most cases, restoring the frontal third of the balding scalp is accomplished through hair transplant surgery.

    David

  75. Ant
    January 25, 2012 @ 3:16 pm

    Hi, I have been taking regaine since late August last year, applying it to the back of my head and temples mainly. I have been making very good progress in this period, however I have noticed my right side of my head *is thinning* even though my left side is a lot thicker. Would regaine help with the sides as well if it is working everywhere else on my head?

  76. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    January 5, 2012 @ 4:10 am

    little flower,

    Don’t worry. Interrupting your minoxidil regimen for a week should not result in shedding. Just be sure to resume application as soon as possible.

    Best of luck!

    David

  77. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    January 5, 2012 @ 4:06 am

    David,

    Though not a documented side effect, some men and women do report dark circles under the eyes with Rogaine (minoxidil) use. The good news is that many also report that this condition subsides with discontinuation of the drug.

    If you wish to continue treating your hair loss with minoxidil, I suggest switching to the 5% solution. You may see a reduction in the appearance of black rings.

    Best of luck!

    David

  78. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    January 5, 2012 @ 3:56 am

    Vijayant,

    If you are interested in finding Rogaine Foam in India, I suggest contacting your local pharmacy or hair restoration clinic.

    Though not in Delhi, Dr. Pathuri Madhu in Hyderabad may be able to help. Follow the link for his contact information.

    You can also order it from our Online Hair Restoration Shop here. However, be sure to check with your local post office for any delivery restrictions as it is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to be aware of and only order products that can be purchased, sold and delivered at their location.

    Best of luck!

  79. little flower
    January 4, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    What happens if you interrupt treatment for a week and then resume? Will shedding increase? Thanks

  80. David Turner
    January 3, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    Oh my god, is this stuff why I have aged much faster than my twin brother in the last three years? I’m on the 15% liquid and my eyes have rings and wrinkles under them. I have never smoked but he does yet people are saying I look 5 years older!

  81. Vijayant
    January 3, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    Hi, i live in india in delhi..
    plz tell me from where i got ths product… And what is the cost, plz..plz..plz i need it .. Rply me plzzz..

  82. Maria
    December 17, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    Blake,
    I’m using minoxidil during 5 months already.Just after I started to use it,the hair shedding was severe.and then after 2 months it stopped to fall.hair was growinf fast and didnt fall at all. I slightly decreased the amount of minoxidil and sometimes apllied it only once per day.and then the hair shedding started again 4 months after I started to use it.All small hair which has grown front are falling now when I aplly minoxidil

  83. Denzel L
    December 13, 2011 @ 2:46 am

    All this seems like a real hassle. And all the while, you only have a so-so chance at regrowing some hair. I think I’ll just keep shaving my head. Thanks for the info, though.

  84. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    December 9, 2011 @ 2:30 am

    Maria,

    How long have you utilized the minoxidil? The shedding phase associated with the medication can last up to 4 months, so it could still be the initial “shedding phase.”

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  85. Maria
    December 8, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    Thanks for your reply David. I just experienced minoxidil shedding after I started to use it and then everything was perfect and again shedding?:)It is just 2months ago that my hair stopped to fall.I am rather confused:)

  86. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    December 6, 2011 @ 3:29 am

    Maria,

    You may simply be experiencing the normal period of shedding associated with minoxidil. We recommend that hair loss sufferers continue to use Rogaine (minoxidil) for up to one year before assessing their results.

    Even after more than a year of use, you may occasionally experience seasonal shedding. If your hair looks and feels fuller overall, continue to apply minoxidil as directed.

    Should you discontinue use, any hair growth resulting from application of the drug will eventually be lost.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  87. Maria
    December 4, 2011 @ 9:20 am

    hi!
    I stared to use Minoxidil nearly 6 months ago. After 2 months of usage my hair stopped falling and I could see them growing.I’m still using Minoxidil and my hair started to fall again.Can you tell me if it is normal?Should I stop to apply Minoxidil?

  88. David
    November 29, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    I have been using Rogaine 5% liquid for almost 6 years now and ot works as good now as it did when I started. I was loosing hair in front and in the rear. It grew in thick and has stayed. I’ve been very happy so far.

  89. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 24, 2011 @ 4:00 am

    Ally,

    It’s not possible for me to say for sure if you are receiving any benefits from Rogaine Foam. However, in my opinion, hair loss sufferers should use the product for a minimum of 6 months and up to one year before assessing their results.

    During that time, it’s advisable to take monthly photos. This will help you more objectively measure any changes in hair growth or density.

    Shedding, while common, is not always present when starting Rogaine.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  90. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 24, 2011 @ 3:53 am

    Michelle,

    In your case, you should apply Rogaine over your entire scalp. I have found the liquid is a bit easier to apply on longer hair than the foam.

    If you are using liquid minoxidil, I suggest placing the tip of the dropper against the scalp and placing a drop or two in several spots around the head and then massaging it into the scalp.

    The foam will melt rapidly when it comes into contact with body heat. While some may be absorbed by the hair, I do not believe that it is a substantial barrier to its absorption in the scalp.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  91. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 24, 2011 @ 3:41 am

    kev,

    Liquid Rogaine tends to leave the hair feeling and looking greasy. The foam is much lighter and faster drying and should not cause your hair to appear lifeless and flat. In fact, some users find that it works similarly to a styling mousse.

    I don’t have any particular products to recommend but I suggest trying a thickening shampoo. These are readily available at most pharmacies and grocery stores and they help add extra body to thin, lifeless hair. Additionally, I suggest testing out a variety of styling products.

    For advice on which products have worked best for other hair loss sufferers you may wish to visit our hair restoration forum and social community

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  92. Ally
    November 21, 2011 @ 4:34 am

    Dear Sir, I have been using Rogaine foam for 5 months now. I applied only to thinning area once a day every night. I don’t see much shedding even during the first few weeks when I started with Rogaine foam and I also don’t feel my hair thickens yet after using it for 5 months. My concern is whether Rogaine foam is working on me. Please advise. Thank you.

  93. Patrick
    November 20, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

    Ok, thanks a lot Bill I really appreciate the info. I guess I will keep using it for now and hope for the best.

    Many Thanks, Patrick

  94. Michelle
    November 20, 2011 @ 5:54 pm

    I was just diagnosed with non-scarring alopecia and I am a female. I was told to try the 5% Rogaine. The directions say to apply directly to the balding area but I really don’t have a balding area, just rapidly thinning hair. What’s the best method for applying it? I’ve been using it but it just seems to be coating my hair, rather than getting to the scalp. Even parting my hair, it still seems to only be getting on the hair shaft. Suggestions? I’m really new at this!

    M

  95. kev
    November 20, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

    HI I HAVE BEING USING REGAIN NOW FOR 6 MONTHS I DONT REALY KNOW HAS IT STARTED TO WORK OR NOT.THE PROBLEM IS THAT SINCE USING REGAIN MY HAIR LOOKS VERY DRY AND LIFELESS AND FLAT.HOW DO YOU FIX THIS. I APPLY THIS CORRECTLY AND USE BRYLCREAM TO STYLE MY HAIR.ANY TIPS ON WHAT SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER TO IMPROVE THIS.

  96. Bill - Managing Publisher
    November 20, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Patrick,

    Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that even proven hair loss treatments like Rogaine will work for you. However, at the very least, perhaps Rogaine and Propecia will slow your hair loss down. If you feel they’re not working for you, you can always stop. However, if they were in fact slowing it down and you stop taking these medications, hair loss may in fact progress faster.

    I wish I could tell you that there was a sure way to tell if the medication is working to slow down your hair loss. However, unless it’s truly stopped it or you’ve restored hair, there’s really no way to know for sure.

    Best wishes,

    Bill – Managing Publisher of this Community

  97. Patrick
    November 17, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    Ok, so would one use this Propecia with Rogaine? Also, I ve lost bushels of hair over the past year since I started Rogaine but my hair never really seems to change. Sometimes I think it is just my mind telling me that my hair must luck thinner since I lose so much. So to me that is a sign that Rogain has worked or I would have been bald by now..plausible?

  98. Bill - Managing Publisher
    November 17, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

    Farrukh,

    You can purchase Rogaine foam via our online hair loss treatment shop.

    Note that we are not able to ship Rogaine to some countries, so do check our online store for more details.

    I hope this helps.

    Bill – Managing Publisher of this Community

  99. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 17, 2011 @ 4:33 am

    Patrick,

    It’s difficult to say. You may be experiencing seasonal shedding or it may be that you are losing hair to the effects of DHT. As a vasodilator, Rogaine (minoxidil) is thought to regrow hair by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles. It is not a DHT inhibitor like Propecia (finasteride). Thus, on its own it is not nearly as effective as it is when used in combination with Propecia.

    The only way to know if this is temporary shedding is to continue to apply Rogaine twice daily for the next 4 to 6 months and see if your hair returns.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  100. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 17, 2011 @ 4:27 am

    Farrukh,

    Scalp itching and irritation is common with liquid minoxidil due to the ingredient propylene glycol. A quality dandruff shampoo like Nizoral may help treat this side effect.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  101. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 17, 2011 @ 4:14 am

    Sabrina,

    You brother should first consult with a dermatologist in order to determine the nature of his hair loss. He may benefit from Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride). Rogaine and Propecia, when used in combination, are considered to be the best drug treatment for male pattern balding currently available.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  102. Farrukh
    November 17, 2011 @ 3:05 am

    Hey mate, thanks for your reply. But the problem is that i have searched whole city and cant find foam. can you help me with my problem?

  103. Patrick
    November 15, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    Hello, this is my 3rd time to post on here and I thank you for all of your answers. It has now been over a year since I started using Rogaine Foam. For probably 6 months everyone thought it was working myself included but it never seemed to completely fill everything back in. Now I have noticed just as much hair falling out as ever and I am still applying 2x daily. I dont know what the cause would be..wether my hair is going throuhg a “shedding cycle” or what. Any answers?

  104. Thomas Romberg
    November 15, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    Hi Farrukh ,

    The foam is great . I recommend it .

  105. Farrukh
    November 14, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    i started using Regaine solution 4 months back and today my hair loss not only stopped but also hair has covered almost all of my crown area where the balding process started and its proving to be a great product.

    But on the other hand, i have started having itching temporarily specially when i apply it , and it becomes severe sometimes too. Can you give me solutions to that? any medicine or shampoo or other tips? i cant switch to foam because its not available here.

    P.s. : because of the high temperatures here in my country , i have to keep regaine bottle in the fridge and wheneva i have to apply it, i keep it outside for a couple of minutes , shake the bottle and apply it and with my fingers massage it gently. is itching occuring because of keeping in the fridge?

    please help , thanks

  106. Thomas
    November 12, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

    I messed up in my statement above . Rogaine rocks , just apply it only to the balding area . Apply half cap and then apply it .

  107. Thomas
    November 12, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    I am begining to see hair grow in my bald spot . Once you start using Rogaine foam is it 2x a day and dont skip a day . Only put the foam wear your balding . At first what I did I shaved my head then i waited for it to grow back a little . Then apply the foam on the main spot wear balding .

    I put it on 2 x daily . I am seeing a diffrence . Give it about a week or 2 and you will se a diffrence . After 2 weeks , keep on applying it 2 x every day .

  108. sabrina clements
    November 9, 2011 @ 5:27 am

    I am Sabrina..My brother have hair loss problem.. Now I want solution for this…Can you give me any other tips?

  109. Thomas
    November 8, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    I decided to take a tiny amound and only apply it to area that needs it and i felt great .

  110. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    November 8, 2011 @ 6:09 pm

    Tariq,

    After a brief search, I can’t find any information stating that Rogaine foam is not available in Pakistan. Hair loss suffers from Pakistan frequently participate in our hair loss discussion forums (http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/), and I’ve never heard any complaints here either.

    You may want to try order the product from our online hair loss shop: https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/product/48/Rogaine-Foam-Men-1-Month-Supply/

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Asisstant

  111. Thomas
    November 8, 2011 @ 2:52 pm

    I realised what i did that made me feel that way with rogaine . I covered my whole head with it . I decided to keep my rogaine . I called my pharmaisit they said it should be okey . Just dont put alot on .

  112. TARIQ
    November 8, 2011 @ 2:13 am

    IS THIS PRODUCT AVAILABLE IN COUNTRY PAKISTAN?

  113. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 8, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    Thomas,

    Among the possible side effects of Rogaine (minoxidil) are difficulty breathing and tightness in the chest. Thus, I highly recommend consulting with your doctor before applying Rogaine.

    All drugs, no matter how common or mild, carry the potential for side effects. However, the FDA requires drug manufacturers to submit the results of extensive studies proving that their medications are safe and effective. In most cases, reported side effects are very rare.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  114. Thomas
    November 7, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    I tried Rogaine today and i only used a small amount and shortly after i felt weird and felt my heart begining to race and felt light headed and when i noticed these symptome I threw away the bottles .

    This is a very powerful stuff that Rogaine has . This is no joke . Even if this stuff does work , your health is not worth it .

  115. Thomas
    November 6, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    I have asthma , will this upset my asthma . With all these bad side effects , how can the FDA approve this ? The FDA job was to protect the people of bad side effect despite that this realy does work .

  116. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    November 3, 2011 @ 1:43 am

    Data,

    By “peeling” do you mean you have dandruff? Under normal conditions, dandruff does not lead to hair loss. However, the frequent irritation, inflammation and itching in the scalp resulting from this condition can cause a temporary shedding known as telogen effluvium until the condition is adequately treated.

    Thus, I highly recommend seeking the advice of a dermatologist before applying anything to the affected area. Once you have your condition under control, you can begin to treat your hair loss.

    Rogaine (minoxidil) is a vasodilator that increases blood flow to the scalp. In those patients for whom it works, it may increase hair density by causing miniaturized hair follicles to increase in size and also by prolonging the anagen or growth phase of the hairs.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  117. Data pepple
    November 1, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    My Scalp is peeling and causing severe hair loss to my front hair. How can Rogaine products revive and regrow my front hair. I do not feel complete without my fron hair.

    Data

  118. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    October 20, 2011 @ 4:18 am

    fady,

    I’m sorry, I can’t be any more specific than what I said in my first reply, “…it may take up to 4 months before you see regrowth.” At about 4 months, you should begin to see regrowth. Hair grows at an average pace of about ½” per month. Depending upon how long your hair is, it can take quite a while for things to even out again.

    Typically, patients can expect shedding of weak and miniaturized hairs. These are hairs that have shrunken due to the effects of male pattern hair loss. Healthy hairs should not be affected.

    I’m curious as to why you began using Rogaine if you are not sure you are losing your hair.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  119. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    October 20, 2011 @ 4:02 am

    Krish,

    Rogaine (minoxidil) was clinically tested and proven to grow hair only in the crown. However, some patients have seen hair growth in other areas of the balding scalp as well. In my opinion, you’ve got nothing to lose by trying.

    I suggest applying it twice daily as directed for at least 6 months before assessing your results.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  120. Krish
    October 17, 2011 @ 8:35 pm

    I have a receding hair line . I am wondering if its worth using rogaine foam for this receding hairline, as the it is mentioned that Rogaine is not for Receding hair line.

  121. fady
    October 17, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    thanx for ur reply 🙂 but can u tell me how long will it take for my hair to get back to it’s normal state before using regaine!!and the fact regaine affected my hair means that i have male pattern loss? because am not sure i have it!or anyone even those who doesn’t have male pattern loss can be affected be regaine if they use it?

  122. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    October 17, 2011 @ 2:13 am

    fady,

    It’s quite normal to experience shedding in the first two months of starting Rogaine and it may take up to 4 months before you see regrowth. You used it long enough the first time to induce shedding but not long enough to see any benefits. Stopping it and starting it again may have prolonged the shedding phase.

    In order to know if Rogaine will work for you, you should apply it twice daily for at least six months. You need to ride out the shedding phase. The weak and fine hairs that are lost during this period will be replaced with healthier hair follicles.

    If you choose not to continue using Rogaine, the shed hairs will most likely return and your hair loss will continue to follow its normal progress. You should not end up balder for having used Rogaine.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  123. fady
    October 12, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    I started using regaine 5% in july 2011 and i used it for a month without nothing any kind of change then i started using it in september for just one week and stopped it again but since then i started shedding and for the first time i am now seeing my sculp when i look in the mirror specially in the places i put the regaine on!!plz help me did i lose my hair forever and what can i do?

  124. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    October 12, 2011 @ 1:08 am

    Brian,

    From what most report, the minoxidil (Rogaine) could definitely help you regain some of the hair shaft thickness. I recommend researching the medication further. Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  125. David (TakingThePlunge)
    October 12, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    Justin,

    While the shedding phase is typically 3 to 4 months, this is an estimate and not a rule. I recommend using Rogaine for at least six months before assessing your results.

    Healthy hair will not become dependent on Rogaine so you should have nothing to lose in the long run. If you continue to apply Rogaine, the weak and fine hairs that you are shedding should eventually be replaced with fuller, darker hairs.

    As with any medical treatment, I also recommend discussing your concerns with your physician.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  126. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    October 11, 2011 @ 4:15 am

    Q,

    Increased facial hair growth is a known side effect of Rogaine. It is most common in women who use the 5% men’s formula or in those who take minoxidil orally.

    While applying minoxidil topically should not produce strong systemic side effects, some patients do report facial hair and other side effects from Rogaine.

    I suggest discussing your concerns with your doctor. If your side effects are systemic, then switching to the 2% solution may resolve the problem.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  127. Brian
    October 9, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

    I’m a male with long hair, and its thinning… grrr would any hair growth from Rogaine ever become as strong and as long as real hair? I realise I may need to have my hair cut shorter than it is now.
    Any advice?
    regards
    Brian

  128. justin
    October 8, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    I i started using regaine at the end of may this year after noticing my hair thinning. I now can see that my hair has gone so thin im breaking my heart. My hair is still shedding but i am having growth all over my head however im losing more than im growing and all newly grown hair seems to fall out so easy as they are weak. Please can you tell me with continued use this product will work

    thanks

  129. justin
    October 7, 2011 @ 3:34 am

    Hi im 22 yaers old and started thinning in january of this year so i decided to start using regaine foam at the end of may, ive got hair growing all over my head but im still shedding, my hair is very thin as i no regaine makes you your hair shed when starting treatment, im nearly 5 months in now ive noticed that some of the little peachy fuzzy hairs that have newly grown fall out very easily, also i seem to be losing more hair than im actually growing, could you please tell me if this product so far working and things will improve for me

    many thanks

  130. Q
    October 6, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

    I’ve been using Rogaine for about 4 months, and have noticed unwanted hair on my face and ears. Is this because of it splashing or is this more internal?

  131. Ant
    October 6, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    Hi,

    A lot has changed since the first comment i posted 3 days ago…. It seems after 2-3 weeks of extreme shredding of my hair, it has now stabilised and now it looks like my hair that I have lost is now growing back, so there is no need to shave my head as i have loads of hair anyway. Also recently I only find the odd few hairs in the sink even when applying rogaine and if I run my hand through my hair I dont find any hairs which is great.

    I might hold off on propecia if regaine is improving my hair, as i dont want to take another gamble with any more “shredding” and also the sexual side effects. I might change my mind if my hair starts to go at the back of my head.

    It is still early days for me as I only started regaine 26th August, I have not really seen any new growth, but at least no more hair is falling out which is something….. Anyway time will tell as you say give it 3-6 months for any hair regrowth, so hopefully my hair will get even thicker 🙂

  132. Bill - Managing Publisher
    October 6, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    Ant,

    If you are not at least maintaining your existing hair after 6 months of use with Rogaine foam, it may not be working for you. But keep in mind that even healthy hair goes through cycles which includes a temporary shedding period. Healthy hairs however, will grow back. In my opinion, you may want to continue its use for a full year and document your progress with pictures. If after a full year, you’ve lost a significant amount of additional hair, it’s probably time to cease its use. In the meantime, you may want to consider adding Propecia (finasteride) to your hair loss regimen, which inhibits the amount of DHT production and thus, reduces your chances of experiencing hair loss. Both treatments combined can produce the best results.

    Also, shaving your head won’t affect your treatment program.

    Best wishes,

    Bill – Managing Publisher

  133. Ant
    October 5, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

    Hi,

    Also does shaving your head whilst on the treatment have any affect on regrowth?

  134. Ant
    October 4, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    Blake,

    Thanks for your comment, what happens if after 6 months if my hair is still “shredding” and no new hair has taken its place.

    Would you advise people like me to stop using this product if this happens?

    Also I am considering using propecia so I do not lose any more hair, even though I am not balding at the top of the head (most likely I will as my dad is a baldy lol). Would this help my situation or just make it worse?

    Regards,

    Ant

  135. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    October 4, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    Ant,

    An initial “shedding phase” is almost always associated with first time minoxidil usage. The shed can last anywhere from 3-4 months (meaning 90-120 days total), so shedding between days 40 and 80 isn’t uncommon.

    Additionally, keep in mind that while the FDA trials tested and found minoxidil effective in the midscalp/vertex region, many hair restoration experts agree that “hair is hair,” and there aren’t any obvious reasons why minoxidil wouldn’t work on hairs in the hairline/frontal 1/3rd of the scalp. Having said that, anecdotal evidence shows that results in the hairline and frontal 1/3 of the scalp are mixed.

    Regardless, because minoxidil is a proven, effective preventive hair loss treatment, I would continue utilizing it. The shedding phase is normal and is usually followed by a cycle of thicker hair re-growth and growth of new hairs in general.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  136. Ant
    October 3, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    with regards to the comment above, i meant to say 40 days

  137. Ant
    October 3, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    Hi David,

    I have been using Regaine Foam (5%) on the front of my hair as I have seen doctors on the internet advise people that it is perfectly alright to use on the front – receding hairline, even though it isn’t approved by the FDA. Anyway I have been using it for 80 days and it has made my hair a lot thinner.

    Should I keep using this product, as i fear it is causing my hair to fall out at a much faster rate. I am 22, please advise.

    Thanks,

    Ant

  138. Ed
    October 1, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    After 4 months of Rogaine foam use, no hair re-growth. Massive itchy, flaking of the scalp. And for the past two months, at least, a significant increase in hair loss when I had no noticeable shedding prior to that time.

    On a 1 to 5 scale, I give Rogaine a minus 5 rating. Worthless and caused actual harm. I do not recommend that others try Rogaine as there are genuine risks associated with its use.

  139. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    September 27, 2011 @ 1:10 am

    Frank,

    Laser hair restoration treatment is still hotly debated among hair loss professionals and patients alike. While some hair restoration physicians believe that lasers have the potential to induce hair growth and aid postoperative healing, many others view laser hair treatments as a waste of time.

    The FDA clearance for devices like the HairMax Laser Comb simply means that it has been proven safe The FDA has not judged laser therapy to be effective for growing hair.

    The following articles from our Hair Loss Q&A Blog may be of interest:

    Is Low Level Laser Light Effective for Treating Hair Loss?

    Laser Therapy for Hair Loss: Medical Marvel or Quackery

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  140. Frank
    September 24, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    Hello is it anyone that can answear my question? many thanks!

  141. Frank
    September 20, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

    thanks for the answear!
    this drug propecia has way to bad side effects for me to consider, but rogaine in the other hand, if it is as you say that the “severe side effects are possible, these are not permanent and should subside upon discontinuation of the drug.”It sounds very good, but some people claims that they still have this wrinkles and rings, that they look much older, even 4 years after stoping it. that sounds kinda permanent?:s

    another treatment i’ve look up to is this laser comb (hairmax)the company claims that it works? that this comb is cleared from FDA to stimulate hair growth is that true? beacause if it is like they say, i do wonder why there isn’t more people to use this laser comb, its cheaper in the long run, no side effects what so ever, and only 3 times every week, rogaine is much more “responsible” every day 2 times a day..

    another thing is what do they mean Some people said that it? is cleared from FDA not Aprooved and what does that means ?not safe product ?

  142. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    September 20, 2011 @ 3:22 am

    Daniel,

    There should be no harm in a healthy male beyond the age of 49 using Rogaine Foam. The literature quotes these ages because that is what the clinical trials were based on. In other words, Rogaine is proven safe and effective for men who fall within that age range but was not tested on men older or younger. Thus, it is not “proven” safe and effective for them.

    While I’m quite sure there is no problem with you using Rogaine Foam, I am not a doctor and I always recommend that anyone considering taking a new drug consult with their physician prior to doing so.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  143. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    September 20, 2011 @ 2:49 am

    Frank,

    The most common side effect of Rogaine is scalp irritation. While more severe side effects are possible, these are not permanent and should subside upon discontinuation of the drug.

    The human head typically sheds around 100 hairs daily. This is considered normal. If you are experiencing thinning hair then you may be losing more than you think. It is estimated that a human being can lose up to 50% of their hair before hair loss becomes noticeable. Thus, it is critical that you take steps now to slow or reverse your balding.

    The best medical hair loss treatment currently available to men with androgenic alopecia is a combination of Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride).

    I suggest consulting with a dermatologist specializing in hair loss or contacting one of our prescreened quality hair restoration physicians worldwide for more information.

    The more hair you begin with the better the results you can expect from these medical hair loss treatments.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  144. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    September 20, 2011 @ 2:15 am

    Linda,

    Shedding in the first two months of starting Rogaine is perfectly normal. While minoxidil is not clinically proven to regrow hair in the hairline, some patients have reported increased hair growth in that area. You may be seeing the early signs that Rogaine will increase your hair density in the front.

    Dark circles under the eyes is not a documented side effect of Rogaine but you are not the first user to describe this.

    Balding men and women using minoxidil for hair growth should use the drug for between 6 months and one year before assessing their results. If you experience severe side effects, discuss this with your doctor. You may wish to try the 2% solution before stopping Rogaine entirely. Remember that, should you discontinue use of minoxidil, you will lose any benefits from its use and hair loss will resume.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  145. Frank
    September 19, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Hello, im start with saying that my english isnt perfect so im sorry.
    Anyway im 23 years old and i think that i have some hair loss. I went to visit a dermatologist, she could’t say for sure. She sayd she thinks that i got hair loss but very slow version.

    im not bald at all, and i’ve not that thinn hair at all. My hair is just litte litte thinning in the beginning of my hairline. When my hair is all just straight up pointing to the sky, i can see little bit of my scalp(just in the front area)

    Anyway i dont know if im losing hair but i’ve been notice this for 2 years ago, before that i didnt even think of my hair, so i cant remember really how it look like before i start notice.
    When wash my hair with shampoo and condiciner 1-3 a week, every time a massage shampoo and conditioner to my hair i have like 10-15 hairs in each hand. that is a syntom?
    With all this sayd. do you think i need to use rogaine? should i do it? have i anything to lose? i want to save my hair and if possible maybe get back some where it has been little thinner. But for telling you the truth, im kinda scared of this thing because of the people that reporting rings around the eyes, and wrinkles.

  146. Linda Smith
    September 18, 2011 @ 2:18 pm

    Thank you. New to the site. I’m a female, using men’s Rgaine 5% foam (doc. recommended) for 2 months. Since I started I have lost lots of hair in the front hairline area. Should I not have used it there? Also, increased dark circles under eyes…related? Appreciate your forum and your help.

  147. daniel
    September 17, 2011 @ 5:39 am

    i am a 52 yr old african man . i am not growing bald, but my hair is really thin in some place, but acceptably full enough in others. i have started to use regaine liquid for about a month ( in the booklet it says it okay for ages 18-65). However i am thinking if changing to the foam ,but all the literature i have seen says ( okay for ages 18-49). at my age can i change to the foam which i suspect is easier to use and propbly more effective?

  148. Justin
    September 13, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    I am wondering if anyone else has experienced burst blood vessels in the eye when using Regaine.

    I have used Regaine a few times over past years and for some reason or another have stopped.

    Over the years I have also on occasion for no particular reason suddenly had a blood vessel burst in my eye. I haven’t had the eye problem for many months but started using Regaine again about 2 weeks ago and now have a burst blood vessel in my eye. It now occurs to me that the last time it happened I was using Regaine so am now wondering if that is the connection.

  149. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    September 13, 2011 @ 3:14 am

    Alice,

    If you use a lot of styling products, they may slightly inhibit Rogaine’s ability to be fully absorbed into the scalp. However, under normal circumstances, I don’t believe applying minoxidil to an unwashed scalp in the evenings will greatly impact your results.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  150. Alice
    September 9, 2011 @ 11:57 pm

    Hi Sir,

    I’m applying Rogaine foam once a day at night before bedtime. As I only wash my hair in the morning and not during the night, can I still see results while applying the foam every night on an uncleaned scalp ?
    Please advise.

    Regards, Alice

  151. Sam kately
    September 1, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    My skin has been badly aged by Rogaine foam, big pores and wrinkles.

  152. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    August 31, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    Aleya,

    In the past, I have heard of individuals seeing unplanned facial hair grown from minoxidil. Frankly, most hair loss sufferers seemed to report growth in the upper forehead and eyebrow region (closer to the application areas), but this could be related.

    Were you utilizing Rogaine for Women (https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/product/49/Rogaine-for-Women-1-Month-Supply/)? It’s a special product line that is specifically formulated for female hair loss sufferers and would probably be the best tool to utilize for your thinning hair.

    I would research this product, consult with your dermatologist, and consider utilizing Rogaine for Women.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  153. AleYa
    August 30, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Hi I’m 21 year old female.. I experienced facial hair when I used minoxidil for about 6 months eventhough I didn’t apply it on my face.. That was 3 years ago.. When I stopped using it because of that side effect.. I consulted to a dermatologist and he said to me that there is nothing wrong with my hair I had done 2 biopsies to make sure what causes this thinning of my hair.. I want to apply minoxidil again because it really thicken your hair but I just don’t want to get facial hair again if I start using it.. Or can I get a laser hair removal if ever I will get facial hair from it? Or does hair transplant better than applying minoxidil?

  154. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    August 29, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    george,

    What is your method for measuring your hair loss? You have discounted hair length as a factor but the obvious variable is the observability of fallen hairs that have been clipped to a #1 or #2 vs. that of longer hair.

    I doubt that hair length would have a significant impact on the medication’s ability to be absorbed.

    My suggestion would be to collect hard data vs. simply relying on observation. Miniaturization mapping may help you to more effectively track your hair loss and can be done at home with a simple and affordable handheld digital microscope.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  155. george
    August 24, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    I have been using Regaine 5% liquid for the past 3 years now. I have seen very good results, with the shedding decreasing . However, I have a very weird case. Here is how it goes: I trim my head using a shaving machine to level 1 or 2. I notice that the hair loss stops completely. However, in 4-5 months time, as the hair becomes longer, my hair starts shedding again, until it reaches a climax of extreme loss at the end of the 5th month. (this is not due to hair length, as I have tested hair loss even when the hair is very short). Once I reach the 5th month, I shave my head again, and in a week’s time, the hair loss stops completely, only to start shedding again at the 5th month. I use regaine 5% through out all these phases. This is very weird. Does this mean regaine works only on very short hair? Or does this mean the scalp is not absorbing the regaine once my hair becomes longer?

    Does anyone have a clue on why this is happening?

    Thank you,

    G

  156. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    August 24, 2011 @ 5:23 am

    Vijay,

    I have no information regarding local retailers of Rogaine or other hair loss products in other countries. However, we sell Rogaine Foam on our Online Hair Loss Product Shop.

    We ship worldwide. However, Some products may not be available in certain countries/locations and may be flagged by customs and/or local officials if ordering and delivery is attempted. Thus, it is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to be aware of and only order products that can be purchased, sold and delivered at their location.

    In the event a product purchased from our online store is flagged by customs for non-delivery, the customer will be refunded for the actual product but will still be responsible to pay all shipping costs.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  157. Vijay from dubai
    August 22, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    Hi, I am from Dubai, could any of you let me know, from where I can buy Men’s Rogaine Easy to use unscented FOAM?
    thanks a lot.
    Vijay.

  158. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    August 15, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    Maria,

    Minoxidil usage is usually associated with an initial shedding phase that can last up to 3 months. After this shedding period, you’ll begin to see thicker, stronger hairs replace the ones lost and really begin to reap the benefits of the medication.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  159. Maria
    August 15, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    i have been using Minoxidil for 1 month. i have noticed a lot of new hair growing in front. but it didnt stop to fall. every day i’m still loosing up to 300 hair. is minoxidil good for me if it doesnt effect hairfall?

  160. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    July 28, 2011 @ 4:32 am

    Natalie,

    Some patients have speculated that longer hair may impede Rogaine Foam’s contact with the scalp. While this may be true to a small degree, I believe that this problem can be overcome with the proper technique.

    One option may be to apply it to damp hair. In theory this may reduce the hair’s ability to absorb additional liquid and it also allows for easier parting to expose the scalp.

    It’s quite normal for the human head to shed more than 100 hairs per day. If you are noticing new growth from using Rogaine then I suggest you continue applying it just as you are.

    It can take up to an entire year to see the full benefits of minoxidil.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  161. Natalie
    July 27, 2011 @ 12:28 am

    I am a female hairloss sufferer and currently using Regaine Foam. I heard that the foam does not reach to the scalp area as well as the liquid form – do you think it is true? I have been using the product for three months and I can see the new growth, however, still see a lot of hairloss on daily basis. 🙁

  162. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    July 19, 2011 @ 3:12 am

    jason,

    It sounds to me as if you are beginning to see the benefits of using minoxidil. Three months is the earliest one should expect to see the beginnings of new hair growth. These new hairs should initially be fine and light but should progressively become darker and thicker over time.

    While I have not heard anyone complain of these new hairs falling out easily, I would not find it surprising as these new hairs are very delicate. The important thing here is that you are seeing new growth. I recommend that you continue to apply minoxidil for one year before assessing your results.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  163. jason
    July 17, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    Thanks for your reply and advice guys really apreciate it. im ibviously still going thru the shedding fase but what seems to be happening now is i can see little peachy hairs coming thru but these seem to be falling out at the slightest little pull wen im applying products in my hair. Im still only 3 months in. Is this normal tho? Thanks guys

  164. Chris Pattern
    July 14, 2011 @ 7:40 am

    I want to try Minoxidil but have heard it can stop collagen production and make your face look too old.

  165. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    July 14, 2011 @ 12:54 am

    Lyn,

    Yes, minoxidil (Rogaine) can be utilized for female hair loss. In fact, Rogaine makes a line of products especially for female hair loss sufferers. I highly recommend utilizing the products specially formulated for female patients: https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/product/49/Rogaine-for-Women-1-Month-Supply/

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  166. lyn
    July 13, 2011 @ 2:47 am

    hi,

    i am a 28th years old female suffering from post natal hair loss (temple area), would rogaine help?

  167. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    July 7, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    Jack,

    Rogaine (minoxidil) is not widely considered effective at regrowing hair in the hairline. However, according to a study published in the Dermatology Times in 2003:

    “Results at 48 weeks (study conclusion) show that visible, photographically evident improvements were seen in the frontal scalp regions of 51 percent of men using 5 percent minoxidil, 42 percent using 2 percent minoxidil, and 13 percent of placebo users. Among these men, moderate to great increases in hair growth were seen in the frontal scalp regions of 19 percent of men using 5 percent minoxidil, 10 percent using 2 percent minoxidil, and 3 percent of placebo users.” – Dermatology Times, 2003

    In addition, Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network member “lukeyb1687” chronicled his impressive frontal hair growth using minoxidil in the hairline in the following thread, Minoxidil and Temples.

    While there are no guarantees, given your youth and early stage of hair loss, your chances of seeing results are as good as anyone’s. You’ve certainly got nothing to lose by trying.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  168. Jack
    July 6, 2011 @ 1:37 am

    Hi

    I’m a 20 Yr old male,I’m considering starting on rogain, my hair is still in good state, I would consider myself 1 on the norwood scale but the problem is that I’ve had some recession this past year. I would like to apply rogaine foam into my temple region, given that the hair loss is recent and I can still see short black hairs all over my temple region do you think that would mean there is a greater chance of regrowing some of that hair?

  169. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    July 2, 2011 @ 4:46 am

    Olga,

    If you’re a male hair loss sufferer, 5% minoxidil (Rogaine) should definitely help stabilize and prevent your progressive hair loss. If you’re a female hair loss sufferer, Rogaine makes a line of products specifically for women, and I highly recommend utilizing these products (opposed to the “male” Rogaine product line):

    https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/product/49/Rogaine-for-Women-1-Month-Supply/

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  170. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    July 2, 2011 @ 4:44 am

    Jason,

    Initial minoxidil (Rogaine) usage is usually associated with a “shedding period” that can last up to the first 3-4 months you’re using the product. During this phase, you will see additional shedding (loss) of hairs, but, at this point, this is normal. After the initial shedding period is complete, the hairs will grow back thicker, stronger, and hopefully in a greater density/quantity.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  171. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    July 1, 2011 @ 6:23 am

    Jason,

    Two months after starting Rogaine places you right in the middle of the shedding phase. It is perfectly normal and may last up to four months. After this, the hairs that are shed should begin to grow back. It is recommended that patients continue to use Rogaine for between 6 months and one year before assessing their results.

    While I have not heard of this shedding phase affecting hair in the permanent zone, I would not rule out the possibility. The fact that you are consulting with your dermatologist and have undergone testing should help to ease your fears.

    In addition to using minoxidil, I also suggest discussing Propecia (finasteride) with your doctor. When used in combination, Rogaine and Propecia offer the best medical treatment for male pattern hair loss currently available.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  172. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    July 1, 2011 @ 6:06 am

    Olga,

    Skipping a couple of applications of Rogaine from time to time should not negatively impact your son’s hair loss. However, rather than doing so, you may want to have him switch from liquid minoxidil to Rogaine Foam. Rogaine Foam does not contain propylene glycol which is the ingredient that typically causes scalp irritation and dryness.

    A quality dandruff shampoo like Nizoral may also help reduce the itching.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  173. jason
    June 30, 2011 @ 7:46 am

    hello there im 23 years old. ive always had really thick hair all my life up until january of this ye. then it started my hair started falling out ive got haur all over my head but its gone so thin in a matter of months and u can see my scalp i have receeded but this does not bother me. i started using regaine foam nearly 2 months ago as advised by my dermotologist. the problem is now i can easily just run my hand thru the back of my hair and my hair us all over my hand. short,long,thin,fine,wavy etc but these are from parts of my head were pattern baldness does not typically kick in. all my bloods are normal. ive noticed little hairs coming thru now not a lot only a couple. could i please have sime advise i would be so gratefull as im breaking my heart i really dont want to go bald

    thank you

  174. olga
    June 29, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

    hi, i think i have a problem with my hair. i am 37 yers old . my hair is become very fine, i am loosing a lot of hair every day. so i have a question , is it ok if i will star using rogain 5% for man , once a day . will its work for me?

  175. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    June 17, 2011 @ 3:09 am

    Matt,

    Rogaine’s official website offers the following directions:

    “With your fingers, spread the foam into your scalp and gently massage it throughout the hair loss area. Then wash your hands, and you’re done.”

    Unlike liquid minoxidil, Rogaine Foam dries very quickly but you won’t have to rub it in till dry. Once you’ve applied it to your balding scalp, simply allow it to dry naturally.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  176. Matt
    June 15, 2011 @ 6:59 am

    Regaine foam…do you rub it in till fully dry??? or just apply and wait till dry???

  177. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    June 2, 2011 @ 4:09 am

    Erick,

    I’ve heard speculation that Rogaine Foam’s superior absorption over its liquid counterpart may provide similar results with only one application per day. However, my personal opinion is that consumers should follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for best results as this is how the studies were conducted. The best practice is to apply it after showering in the morning and again before bed.

    If you use the product for six months and see results, again, my recommendation would be to continue to follow the manufacturer’s recommended application. Reducing the dosage may result in increased hair loss.

    It’s best to apply Rogaine to a clean, dry scalp. For best results, I recommend washing your hair at least once per day.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  178. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 2, 2011 @ 3:13 am

    Brian,

    This could be a new shedding period after switching from the liquid to the foam. Have you considered discussing the issue with a dermatologist or hair restoration physician?

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  179. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 2, 2011 @ 3:11 am

    Patrick,

    At 6 months, I think it’s safe to say that you’re past the initial shedding phase. However, keep in mind that it can take up to a full 12 months for Rogaine to really take effect, so you could be seeing some sort of residual changes. Additionally, it could be fluctuations from weather or growth cycles.

    I hope this helps,

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  180. Patrick
    June 1, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    Hello, I am 19 and have been using rogaine for about 6 months now. I had been seeing a large reduction in hairloss and my barber (my dad) said that he thought my hair was “better than before”. However I have recently been losing just as much hair as I was prior to rogaine and the small hairs that I thought rogaine produced just arent darkening. Do you have any idea what could be the cause of this? is it my hair cycle? maybe the hot temps of summer? I am looking for anything to reasure me that rogaine will continue to work. Thanks

  181. brian90
    May 31, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    hey there!

    am in a state of confusion to be honest and really need some advice!

    basically ive been on rogaine (liquid) for 2 months then switced to foam (3rd month now) and my hair became thick and much better than b4 in say the 3rd month..however in the past month my hair has become really thin and i dont know if this is shedding or not but its really thin!

    do u know what this is?and why this is happening seeing i use it 2 times a day for the past 5-6 months??

    i hope its just temporary lol

    thanks!

  182. Erick Hilmansyah
    May 31, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    hi, there are 3 question thats keep popping to my head while using rogaine foam.

    1. is it makes a big difference using twice a day and once a day? as to me it’s inconvinience to use it twice a day as i have to bring the bottle everywhere.

    2. if i already use it for several months, let’s say 6 months and happy with the result, should i still use it everyday or can i maintain it with once per two days or something?

    3. and usually i wash my hair every two days. now i started using rogaine can i keep washing my hair twice a day? as my hair isnt that oily in the first place.

    thx a bunch!

  183. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    May 20, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    Dennis,

    I’ve heard of people growing additional hair in areas near sites of minoxidil application, but personally haven’t heard of anyone growing excessive body hair all over. Before switching or giving up the medication, I would make an appointment with your personal physician and let him/her analyze the situation, run some basic examinations, and determine what’s causing the excessive hair growth. I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  184. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    May 20, 2011 @ 6:16 am

    Dennis,

    Increased body hair is one of the known side effects of Rogaine (minoxidil). Typically, this and other side effects of Rogaine will subside upon discontinuation of the drug. However, there are reports of increased body and facial hair that remained even after stopping application.

    In short, there is simply no way to predict how your body will react.

    Be aware that if you do discontinue minoxidil, you will likely lose any scalp hair growth within 4 months. Restarting the drug at a later date will probably not reproduce your original results.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  185. Dennis
    May 18, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    I’ve used rogaine foam for about a year now with great results, but now my body hair is growing like crazy! I’m prepared to give up my folicular gains if stopping rogaine will shed/reverse my body hair. Will it?

  186. Dennis
    May 18, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    Hey all,

    I’ve been using romaine foam for a while and have had pretty good results. My hair had been thinning since adolescence and though still, thinning my hair loss has slowed to the point where it’s debatable whether I have more hair now or when I was younger. That being said, I now have a lot of body hair. None of my nearest relatives have the back and arm hair like mine. I know that discontinuing use of rogaine will mitigate my head’s success, but will discontinuing the rogaine slow/stop/shed my excess body hair?

  187. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    May 16, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    Matt,

    It’s good to see new growth that earlier, but keep in mind that minoxidil (Rogaine) is usually associated with a brief, initial shedding period and it may take 3-6 months to really start seeing the intended results.

    As far as “stepping up” the medication is concerned, I suggest using the recommended doses (as these are what’s proven to work) and reviewing any changes in your routine with your primary care physician.

    Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  188. Matt
    May 14, 2011 @ 7:03 am

    Hello,

    Been using regain for a month and a half, only the regaine regular strenght. which iv noticed tiny little fair white hairs within my normal hair, is that a good sign?

    also will be stepping up to the regaine extra strength is that a good or bad move?

  189. Dek
    May 13, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    Thanks much Blake.The sheddin has subsided and now back to normal!:)
    I would stick to Regaine and not change to other makes from now on.
    The other minoxidil (Growell) i used needed longer time to dry on the scalp/hair,it made styling hard and appeared greasy indeed…
    Regaine is definitely working far better.
    up to my 4th month with Minoxidil, i noticed stronger hair and it is true that the hair strands is now thicker and finer hairs can be noticed around the perimeters of hairline.
    I regretted trying another slightly cheaper minoxidil which i am certain it dint work as brilliantly as “extra” Regaine 5%.

    Dek
    Singapore

  190. Daniel Hamberger
    April 28, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    I have been using Rogaine foam for 5 – weeks. I have read about people who get bags under their eyes so I have been mindful and watching closely for this affect. I have experienced no side effects until the 4th week. I noticed an inching behind my ears, and around my eyes, not severe, (like a dry itch). I am experiencing puffiness in the itching area around my eyes and it does extenuate crow’s feet and other wrinkles. Like most balding men we might not shampoo are hair/head everyday and just rinse sometimes. I have a strong suspicion that I may be migrating the solution down into my face during my shower. This may be the cause of the bags under the eyes that people are reporting. As of today I have changed my routine so I rinse with my back to the shower and shampoo every morning along with an extra effort to wash my face and behind my ears with soap and add moisturizer to my face before starting my day. Today…no itching. I will keep you posted.
    Dan

  191. David (TakingThePlunge)
    April 28, 2011 @ 3:11 am

    JOSHUA,

    While it is normal to experience shedding after beginning medical hair loss treatments, noticeable shedding after only three days is quite unusual. Depending on the degree of shedding, you may notice several more hairs in your hands after shampooing or styling your hair.

    This thinning hair is typically a good sign that the treatment is working for you. You should begin to see new hair growth in three to four months. It is generally recommended that patients continue using Rogaine (minoxidil) for up to one full year before assessing their results.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  192. JOSHUA
    April 26, 2011 @ 5:39 am

    i just started on rogaine generic walgreens bran and 3days into it i see my hair much thinner than before im 26 can anyone tell me whats the fastest they seen hair growth? and also when u say shedding do u mean you actually see it falling out like on your hands and stuff? my loss is mainly on the crown area but small patches in the front!! but i still have hair its just really thin!!!

  193. Dek
    April 24, 2011 @ 1:33 am

    Joe,

    i’d follow the instructions on the package.It’s a topical ‘medication’ afterall.
    keeping up with 1ml twice daily is suggested.
    The possibility of lowered sexual libido must be due to the stress of losing hairs at a ripe youthful age of 18,i doubt Regaine has anything to do with this.

    Dek
    Singapore

  194. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    April 22, 2011 @ 12:30 am

    Dek,

    Check the levels of the active ingredient “minoxidil” in the different products you’re using. This is what is going to make the treatment effective versus non-effective, and it’s possible that you’ve switched to a higher concentration and are, as a result, experiencing a greater level of shed. Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistnat

  195. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    April 22, 2011 @ 12:26 am

    Joe,

    Personally, I’d see your primary care physician and share these concerns with him/her before changing your routine or doing anything else drastic. After doing this, I would personally stick with using the treatment as indicated (the correct dosage). Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  196. Joe
    April 19, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    Hi, I started rogaine foam about ten days ago, and in the past few days my lips swelled up a bit, and I completely lost my libido ( I know they say rogaine doesn’t do this, but I’m 18 and sure there could be no other cause for this). I realized I’ve been applying too much ( probably more like a capful or a capful and a half ). So I’m wondering if I should stop altogether or just start using the correct amount?

  197. Dek
    April 18, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    David,

    i tried Growell (singapore brand)5% on my 3rd month into minoxidil.
    as it cost S$25 lesser compared to Regaine,no harm trying.
    I switched back to Regain after approx.10days on Growell.
    Growell is way too oily and took longer to dry on my hair.
    Being skeptical as is,i stopped totally and switched back to Regaine.
    Growell also seemed to make my hair lifeless and ‘weak’.
    my gut feelin told me to go back to Regaine.

    I experienced more hairfall during wash this time back to Regaine.
    Anyone encountered similar situation?I am afraid Growell isnt a full strength compared to Regaine hence my hair is now experiencing shedding again like it did on my first 3rd week with minoxidil.
    kindly feedback….appreciate it.

    Oh,Dan,i’d like to think any form of hair re-structuring does harm to the hair.
    coloring especially 🙂

    Dek
    Singapore

  198. Daniel
    April 13, 2011 @ 9:52 pm

    Hello
    I am interested in using Rogaine and Proscar. Currently i straighten my hair daily, as i don’t like my curly hair (Vain i know) Anyway, i was wondering if i will be able to continue this routine whilst using Rogaine? Does straightening hair attribute to hair loss?

    Dan

  199. David (TakingThePlunge)
    April 12, 2011 @ 6:17 am

    Sahil,

    There is no documented evidence to show that Rogaine (minoxidil)causes sexual side effects of any kind. Thus, it should have no impact on your fertility.

    While finasteride, the active ingredient in Finax, is known to cause sexual side effects such as erectile dysfunction and loss of libido in less than 2% of men, many men do report conceiving children while taking the drug.

    I recommend consulting with your family physician if you are having difficulty conceiving a child.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  200. Sahil
    April 10, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    is minoxidil effects men’s fertility? reduce the chances to become a father?

    As i was using Finax 1Mg and Minocam 5% for last 2.5 years and after marriage i stop to use the same, as i want to be a father.

    now it is about 6 month without that medicine. and still not geting good news about a child. dose it becose of finax / minocam ?

    pls. Answer ASAP

  201. Kerri
    April 6, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    I have traction alopecia. It appears that I may have ruined the follicles on both sides of my temples (just the size of a finger tip) but my derm said that she saw some hairs and recommended I use Rogaine to kick start the growth. The expected results for me are happening much quicker than I expected and I am very optimistic. For instance my hair fell out in a matter of days and by week 2 i could feel prickly stubble and now I can actually see darker hair. I am totally impatient but considering that I am still on my 1 month supply bottle, I am extremely excited about the potential. Overall, I think the product works differently based on the individual. I have applied faithfully day and night and I also do a massage in the area after the rogaine has dried with Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

  202. Dek
    March 25, 2011 @ 3:04 am

    hi Andy,personally hadnt experienced such ‘ageing smokers’ symptom as well.
    no noticeable larger pores on the forehead brow region when regaine tend to flow down during application which i am certain it occurs to many users.

    I am happily using Regaine til date (2.5months ) and it worries me at times when i do outdoor campings and wasnt appropriate to apply the Regaine.
    but i stick back to the timely routine upon convenience.
    Regaine had somehow managed to thicken hair and maintained the hair fallout rate.

    be tryin out Growell or Minoxi5 this 3rd month onwards..SLightly lesser costs than Regaine.

    Dek
    Singapore

  203. David (TakingThePlunge)
    March 22, 2011 @ 3:28 am

    Andy,

    I have not personally heard anyone attribute dark circles or enlarged pores to the use of Rogaine. Certainly neither of these is listed among the possible side effects of the drug but, as is often the case with any drug, people’s reactions vary.

    Perhaps reducing the frequency of the application to once per day may help. You could also try the 2% formula.

    Best of luck,
    David (TakingThePlunge)

  204. Andy
    March 20, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

    Hi,

    17 days into using regaine extra strength 5%. I have noticed today slight blackening around my eyes, and on closer inspection some slight enlargement of the pores between my eyebrows and on lower forehead, very worrying, searched for a possible link to regaine on google and it appears this is indeed the case 🙁

    I’m sure I haven’t been using it excessively, I reckon I woud confortable reach a month with this first container possibly more. But I must now stop, I cannot risk the “heavy smokers look”.

    Have you had these side effects reported to you at all? Surely this should be more clearly noted on the container!

  205. Andy UK
    March 18, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    Hi, been using rogain foam 5% extra strength for 2 weeks now, and have noticed hair loss at a faster rate than before the treatment, I bought a 3 month supply so I certainly won’t be giving in, but it is very demoralising. If I don’t see any positive effects by the end of the 3 months it will be difficult to buy more. Today I bought some Alpecin shampoo to replace the “Head and Shoulders”, and will be using that each day also from now on. As the bald patch on my crown has become far more noticeable recently, and mainly in the last two weeks it seems, then I have also bought a 2 week supply of Toppik to see what effects that has. The dream of course is that together the shampoo and regain halt the hair loss, and then the regain can work to bring back the hair and reduce any need for Toppik.

    I enjoyed reading the responses from the experts on this site, and it was reassuring to see that hair loss does occur in a “shedding phase”, although being the cynical man I am, I then decided these comments held less weight once you were posting links to your own online shop for people to buy the product.

    I suppose it’s a matter of fingers crossed, I’ll at least be sticking to it for the 3 months, and will post back here my feelings for people to read.

    Thanks for providing this Q&A, I realise this is neither a Q or an A but just wanted to get my experiences so far on here for others to read who are considering the treatment

    Andy

  206. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    March 14, 2011 @ 7:56 pm

    Andy,

    How closely shaved? Personally, I haven’t heard of any restrictions with Rogaine foam due to hair length, and my guess is that if your hair was cropped short or “shaved” you’d still be eligible to use the product. Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)

  207. Andy
    March 13, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

    Hi

    Can u apply to a shaven head ?
    I’m very concious of my hair appearance and usually style it daily. However, I do not want shedding to appear and ruin styling.

    Thanks

  208. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    March 8, 2011 @ 5:36 am

    Eva,

    Have no fear! Using Rogaine (minoxidil)on healthy, non-miniaturized hair will not cause that hair to become dependent on it. There is no need to continue using the product. Your shed hairs should regrow in 4 to 6 months.

  209. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    March 8, 2011 @ 5:33 am

    Dek,

    As long as the product contains 5% minoxidil and is manufactured and sold by a credible source then it should have exactly the same effect as a name brand product.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  210. eva
    March 6, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    Hi, I’m not balding and have no balding in my family, but u stupidly applied the foam on my hairline to see if I could alter/make it thicker. After 2 weeks Of course some hair sheds and now I look like I am balding haha. I’ve stopped using it, and don’t plan on ever again. Will my hair regrow if I continue to not use it or do I have to complete the cycle?

  211. Dek
    February 25, 2011 @ 5:37 am

    I use Pregaine shampoo once a day and regaine 10ml once in morning and once evening.
    Pregaine shampoo does remove excessive oils that build up.
    Pregaine Shampoo 750ml bottle at S$14.
    Regaine 5% 60ml at S$88.
    NO WAX /GEL to decorate hair!NO coloring!No tugging at hair!No CAPS & Beanies!

    Singapore produce minoxidil is at S$56…David,i’d like to think that a local produced minoxidil under the high standard of Singapore would effectively be the same as the Regaine branding.
    I am considering my 3rd bottle to be from local manufacturer (Singapore )under the brand Growell 5% .
    There is also another brand -Regro 5%.about the same costs…made in australia thou.

    Dek
    Singapore

  212. Dek
    February 25, 2011 @ 5:27 am

    great words of reassurance ,David!
    The humid weather in Singapore does create much oiliness on the scalp.
    began noticing hair thinning mid 2010 and started to seek chinese trichologists help.Beijing 101 is next to crap they’re about selling snake oils.
    So readers here,if you need more convincing news about not going to Beijing 101,pls leave me a note.i can further elaborate.

    I went on to take up the Regaine route.started jan 21st.
    now onto the 2nd bottle of Regaine…David,i must say the shedding had susbsided.From a normal shed of between 30-40,i notice shed of 10+as we speak.this is my 5th week of Regaine minoxidil route.
    Let us all try our mighty best to share news and updates and keep our flock of hair!
    nobody would’ve tot hair loss will occur to them…now i don’t even bother how it looks,so long it’s there…how ironic.

    Dek
    “upkeep and maintain the counts,losing it can make one miserable”
    Singapore

  213. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    February 23, 2011 @ 5:35 am

    Jack,

    Due to your young age, I do not recommend using any drug without the the explicit consent of your doctor and parents.

    While Rogaine (minoxidil) may work to increase facial hair, it may also cause blemishes as well as skin irritation.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  214. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    February 23, 2011 @ 5:31 am

    Dek,

    If you’ve seen some thinning but are not extensively bald then this is a great time to start Rogaine (minoxidil). The shedding is normal and you should see hair regrowth at between 4 and 6 months.

    I personally use both generic Kirkland minoxidil and Rogaine Foam. I started using minoxidil at the same time I began using generic finasteride. While I have seen lots of improvement in my crown, I cannot say what percent of hair growth is from minoxidil and what percent is from finasteride.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  215. Simon Weighell
    February 17, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    My hair has thickened loads. I now dont look like I was going bald at all. You cant stop loosing or thinning at the front no matter what you do really though. I used nisim shampoo,rogaine liquid, propecia and I use a lazer comb three or four times a week.

    I bet the liquid works better personally from what ive read as the foam will evaporate. Only thing im worried about is the effects of propecia in the long run. Ive been on all of the above for around a year now im 26 but worried the use of propecia can make you less fertile as ive read.

  216. Jack Huxley
    February 15, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    I want a beard, does this work for them beardy chins. I’m 15 by the way.

  217. Dek
    February 15, 2011 @ 5:51 am

    hello all regaine/rogaine users,

    I just started 3weeks on the regaine regime and am shedding as expected.
    long,short ,fine, thick.
    i intend to stick to it for the next six months to see if any progress.
    i am using it not due to severe hair loss,but only to maintain & upkeep what i have as of now, as i do not wish to have little hair by the time i hit 40.
    Pls advise if this is wise to do so as i am worried the shedding hair might not grow back and that would be a great discourse.perhaps i shouldnt even started this regime at all?

    David & Blake,it’d be great to share with us users the benefit it does on you both if any?appreciate the read.have a great regaine day!

    Chan
    Singapore

  218. Dan Harrison
    January 26, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    Fortalex PT works better than rogaine! I have been using rogaine for two years and I stopped growing hair. After asking my doctor for some advice, he recommended Fortalex PT and after using it for a year, I’ll tell you the stuff really works! I am the king of all skeptics and I don’t believe in anything until I see it for myself. Fortalex is less messy and its 100% natural. Unlike rogaine that is packed with chemicals and uncomfortable to use… I mean who likes having this sticky syrup in your har all day??? I recommend Fortalex PT

  219. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    January 25, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

    Larsvontrier,

    Although it’s different from androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness), diffuse patterned or unpatterned baldness is still likely caused by your genetics and it’s something you should definitely look into.

    I think a good first step would be scheduling a consultation with a dermatologist to examine your scalp and make sure that the baldness is being caused by genetics and not an outside cause. If this is the case, then adding Rogaine (minoxidil) could be a wise choice and definitely add some of the desired “thickness” to your hair.

    Keep in mind that Propecia (finasteride) may be helpful as well, and the sooner you schedule a dermatology appointment and begin these proven preventive medications (finasteride/minoxidil), the sooner you can begin stabilizing and potentially reversing your hair loss. Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  220. Larsvontrier
    January 21, 2011 @ 11:36 pm

    Greetings,

    I don’t have androgenic alopecia, what I have is diffusive alopecia, because I have a lot of hair but there several areas that are thin (front middle and upper sides) and no one from my family is bald. I began to add to my regular diet: green vegetables, vitamins, biotin, etc. My question is if I begin to use Rogaine along with a healthy diet so the thin hair can get thicker and healthier and I manage to get the results, if I stop to use Rogaine will my hair get thin again because I stopped to use it (Rogaine)?

    Pardon me for the English, it’s not my first language.

  221. David (TakingThePlunge)
    January 4, 2011 @ 1:19 am

    Ally,

    You should use Rogaine (minoxidil) for a minimum of 4 to 6 months before evaluating your results. It is recommended that Rogaine be applied twice daily and your success may depend on proper application and dosage. If you do not see any results after 6 months, I recommend speaking to your doctor.

    All the best,
    David (TakingThePlunge)

  222. Alice
    December 25, 2010 @ 9:12 am

    Hi,

    Please advise how soon can I see hair growth result with just application of Rogaine Foam for just once a day at night.

    Thanks, Ally

  223. Ally
    December 21, 2010 @ 1:51 am

    Hi Sir,

    I am applying Rogaine Foam only once a day at night. As such, how long does it take for me to see any signs of new hair growth ? So far I have used it for 2 months already, but have not notice any results yet.

    Please advise.

    Regards, Ally

  224. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    December 20, 2010 @ 7:47 pm

    Vivek,

    Both Rogaine/minoxidil and Propecia/finasteride would likely be appropriate treatments at this point in time. I recommend reviewing and ordering these products through our online hair loss store: https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?display=home

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  225. Vivek
    December 16, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    Hi …

    I am 25 yr old ,looks like my hair fall problem started 3years back
    ever since I did hair straightning …after I read the above comments
    I am convinced to use rogaine foam ….I am frm Mumbai can u suggest
    me the best solution for my hair loss ..and where can I get rogaine foam

  226. David (TakingThePlunge)
    December 12, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

    Ron,

    There should be no problem in switching between Rogaine Foam and liquid. However, I suggest using a quality dandruff shampoo like Nizoral to treat the flaking.

    Nizoral may also provide an added benefit in treating your hair loss as it contains ketoconazole which has been shown to act as a mild DHT blocker.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  227. Ron
    December 10, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

    I’ve been using the liquid Rogaine for years and it definetly works. My problem is all the white flakes. I’m wondering if alternating the foam one month and the regular liquid every other month will affect it’s effectiveness? I want to reduce the flakes while not increasing the cost too much.

  228. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    December 10, 2010 @ 12:36 am

    Ally,

    It is best to apply Rogaine (minoxidil) to a clean, dry scalp. If you wash hair in the morning and do not apply styling products then simply rinsing with water in the evening should be sufficient. However, if you use hair spray, gel or other products then you should thoroughly shampoo your hair prior to applying Rogaine. This will ensure that the minoxidil can fully absorb into your scalp.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  229. David (TakingThePlunge)
    December 10, 2010 @ 12:24 am

    Patrick,

    Shedding is typically a sign that the Rogaine (minoxidil) is working for you. Theoretically, you should be shedding primarily miniaturized hairs that should grow back thicker and stronger.

    In my opinion (based on my own experience and that of many forum members), the estimated two weeks that the Rogaine directions recommend is not nearly enough time for the shedding to cease. It is generally suggested that patients use Rogaine for no less than 4 months before assessing its effects.

    That said, I do recommend discussing your hair loss with a physician to rule out causes other than androgenic alopecia (male pattern balding). You may also want to discuss Propecia (finasteride) with your doctor.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  230. Patrick
    December 9, 2010 @ 12:46 am

    Hello, I am only 19 and I have hereditary hair loss. I have been using the Rogaine Foam for nearly 2 weeks and I have noticed the increase in hair loss that rogaine says should occur. What troubles me is that it says to discontinue use is hair loss doesnt stop within the first 2 weeks. Should my hair loss stop immediately or is it normal to have hair loss continue after this period?

  231. Ally
    December 8, 2010 @ 10:07 pm

    Hi Sir,

    I’m using Rogaine Foam once a day at night before bed time. Do we need to apply the Foam on clean scalp. As I used to only wash my hair in the morning, is it advisable to wash my hair at night too before I apply the Foam ? Or can I just use water to cleanse my scalp since I’ve already washed my hair in the morning ?

    Please advise. Thanks.

    Regards, Ally

  232. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    November 29, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

    Echunn,

    At this point in time, you have not used the Rogaine long enough to see any real results. Normally, it takes around 4 months to start seeing signs of new, Rogaine assisted growth. You should definitely stay on the product and give it more time to work. I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  233. Echunn
    November 25, 2010 @ 2:32 am

    Dear Sir,

    I have been using Rogaine Foam for 1 month now, however I have not seen any increase of hair growing yet as I felt my hair is still thin. Is it so that I need to continue using the foam for a couple more months before I can feel my hair thicker ? Will ladies experience positive results too using Men’s Rogaine Foam ?

    Please advise.

    Regards, Echunn

  234. David (TakingThePlunge)
    November 13, 2010 @ 4:01 am

    Nat,

    Some patients do report success using minoxidil on the hairline. As you say, you’ve got nothing to lose by trying. Be sure to use the medication twice daily for at least six months before assessing your results.

    I also recommend consulting with a dermatologist about Propecia (finasteride). Using these medications in combination is the best treatment currently available for male pattern balding.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  235. nat
    November 12, 2010 @ 7:52 am

    hi. im 19 years old and have a quite noticable receeding hairline, my hair has also thinned quite drastically. Ive ordered the regaine. i know regaine isnt meant for use on receeding hairlines but i just thought i’d give it a go as i havent much to lose. Do you think using regaine on the hairline will help any?

  236. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    November 10, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

    Shantanu,

    I’m based in the United States, so I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not well informed when it comes to rules regarding medications in Saudi Arabia. However, I’ve done some research and come to a few conclusions: 1. I can’t specifically find anything stating Rogaine and or Propecia isn’t allowed in Saudi Arabia. 2. Since Rogaine is not a prescription medication, I assume you wouldn’t have too much of an issue ordering it online. 3. Propecia, however, is a prescription medication, and while it’s readily available online, I’m not sure how this would be viewed by the postal service (or body that oversees this) in Saudi Arabia.

    If you feel comfortable ordering these medications online, please visit our online hair loss shop: https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?display=home . I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  237. Shantanu
    November 10, 2010 @ 8:02 am

    Hi
    Is Rogaine and Propecia allowed in the Saudi Arabia?

    Pl respond.

    Regards
    Shantanu

  238. Bill - Managing Publisher
    November 8, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    Alice,

    Not everyone who uses Rogaine will experience hair shedding and the special foam treatment doesn’t typically produce scalp itch, which is a reported side effect of the Rogaine liquid. This is because it doesn’t contain the propylene glycol that sometimes causes dry and itchy scalp.

    In order to determine whether or not Rogaine is working for you, it’s recommended to use it for at least 4 to 6 months. Just as hair takes awhile miniaturize and fall out, it takes time for this process to reverse itself.

    To buy Rogaine and other hair loss treatments at the lowest prices online, visit our Online Hair Loss Product Shop.

    Best wishes,

    Bill
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  239. Alice
    November 5, 2010 @ 1:36 am

    Hi,

    I have started using Rogaine foam 5% for 2 weeks now, but I did not experience itch or increase in hair shedding which I read these will happen during the early stage when using minoxidil. Does this means that the product is not working on me ?

    Please advise. Thanks, Alice

  240. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    October 27, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

    Ofees,

    I’m glad to hear you’ve seen some positive results utilizing minoxidil (Rogaine), but also understand your apprehension due to this new discovery. Frankly, I have heard of this side-effect from minoxidil before. From what I can gather, many hair restoration experts think this is from minoxidil coming into contact with areas of the body where you do not want new hair growth (such as the forehead in this case). I highly recommend you consult with a physician – either a dermatologist or a hair restoration physician ( http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp), and ask if they think you should discontinue the medication or simply seek new, more precise methods of application. I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  241. ofees
    October 24, 2010 @ 2:51 am

    Hi!

    I have been using rogaine for the past 4 months. hairloss seems to be stopped however, new hair is yet to be seen.

    However, i have this one huge problem that has been freaking me out. If i look very closely in the mirror, i can see small light hair on my forehead especially between the eyebrows and the hairline????i am really freaked now, cause i have been using rogaine and it seems to be working but then this side effect is killing me. Please advice what I should do?? would these hair on forehead become darker????

    Plss helpppppp

  242. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    October 20, 2010 @ 2:42 am

    I have no information regarding the availability of Rogaine Foam in Nigeria. It is available at many online stores including here at our own. However, I imagine that shipping charges from the USA to Nigeria would be quite cost prohibitive.

    I suggest contacting a local pharmacy or a dermatologist’s office for more information.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  243. patricia
    October 17, 2010 @ 7:39 am

    Hi guyz am a Nigerian,please how can i get to buy rogaine foam over here.Please i need an urgent rply.Thanks

  244. David (TakingThePlunge)
    September 1, 2010 @ 1:16 am

    Shadi,

    Men’s Rogaine is perfectly safe for use by women. In fact, many hair loss physicians recommend the 5% solution for their female patients.

    Minoxidil has been used in the past to lower blood pressure. However, it is highly unlikely that applying Rogaine to the scalp will have a significant impact on blood pressure.

    The higher dose may result in a greater risk of known side effects including scalp irritation and an increase in facial hair growth.

    David (TakingThePlunge)
    Assistant Publisher and Co-Moderator

  245. shadi
    August 30, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

    hi
    i’m female 25 years old , i start to loose hair because of dandruff since i was 19 , now i stop that by using dandruff shampoo.
    but my front hair become tinner than my back head hair
    i visit dermatologist and he suggested to use rogaine foam 5% men ,once a day
    is it going to be harmful for me,since it’s men’s?
    (it’s written not for women use on it)

    i read some really frightening comments about blood pressure cause by rogaine , how possible are those side effects?

  246. P.J.
    August 19, 2010 @ 1:29 am

    Been using Proscar for around 14yrs. Have receding hair line and thinning on crown about size of orange. Proscar kept it somewhat from loosing more but tried rogaine foam 2weeks ago and have defently hair increase on receding hair line which they state doesn’t help on, crown is somewhat improved but this is only 2 weeks and i’m 56. My guess is the proscar needed a catalyst to kick of what it couldn’t do on its own, like fertilizer needs lots of water. I use rogaine all over on top my head maybe 1 1/2 cap full size. Proscar is 5mg. I don’t notice any side effects, probably because of my age.

  247. Brs
    August 17, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

    Thanks David & Blake,

    I’m not sure its just the rogaine, i’ve also been doing some things to increase blood flow, gone through some lasting life style changes as well, prior to starting rogaine. when i noticed the health of my scalp improving, i decided it might be time to try it. As far as the blemishes go, they come and go quickly, with no discharge. they just seem to turn on and off within a couple of days

  248. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    August 16, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    Brs,

    Some hair loss sufferers report increased scalp acne while using Rogaine foam. From what I can gather, the individual pimples can last up to 7 days and will probably become less frequent the further you get into your Rogaine regimen. There is also a possibility that you’ve began shedding hair from the medication and are now noticing blemishes on your scalp. These sheds usually last up to 4 months and are temporary.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  249. Female Fran
    August 16, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    My Md prescribed womens rogaine for me because i took a depo provera shot and it caused hair loss. I have a few questions. I just did my first rogane tx today, and i worry that if when the shot wears off and my hormones return to normal the rogaine will prevent me from growing my hair naturally. Can that happen? Can I get a positive effect if i only use it at night?? Does your scalp become dependent on the rogaine?????

  250. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    August 16, 2010 @ 3:06 pm

    RE Wallace,

    Most hair loss patients agree that there is a 2-4 month shedding period associated with beginning minoxidil use. If you switched from the liquid to foam, it’s conceivable that you’re undergoing a new shedding period. However, because the active ingredient is still the same (minoxidil), it seems a bit unique. However, I’ve personally read accounts of Rogaine users reporting additionally shedding when switching from the liquid to the foam, so you should probably stick with the foam for a few months (probably up to 4) and see what happens.

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  251. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    August 16, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

    Ajay,

    Yes, once you stop utilizing preventive hair loss medications like Propecia and Rogaine you will lose the regrown hair.

    Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) are two different medications that prevent hair loss in two different ways. Propecia (finasteride) blocks the conversion of Testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in our bodies. DHT is the hormone that is directly responsible for hair loss. The mechanism behind Rogaine (minoxidil)is still a bit of a mystery, but most experts believe that it helps open blood vessels and increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to hair follicles.

    I hope this addressed some of your concerns!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant

  252. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    August 16, 2010 @ 2:01 am

    Brs,

    While experiencing red bumps when starting Rogaine is not entirely uncommon, seeing any kind of growth that quickly is unusual.

    While these bumps may simply be an indication of hair growing below the scalp, I suggest you consult a dermatologist just be to sure.

    Best of luck!

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  253. David (TakingThePlunge)
    August 16, 2010 @ 1:29 am

    Brs,

    I have heard a few stories of red bumps on the scalp immediately after starting Rogaine. However, finding stubble after only two weeks is unusual. It normally takes several weeks before any new hair growth is seen from using minoxidil.

    While these bumps may be a temporary result of your new hair growth, I recommend consulting a dermatologist to be sure.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  254. Brs
    August 14, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

    I’ve been using rogaine foam for about 2 weeks and have noticed strong stubble and red bumps on my scalp in the thinning areas. Is this normal?

  255. RE Wallace
    August 9, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    I was using Rogaine liquid for about four months with really encouraging results. Hair was growing back, and I completely stopped losing any existing hair.

    About a month ago, I switched to Rogaine foam. I am now losing a significant amount of new hair. I can see the little inch-long hairs on my fingers after I apply foam or wash my hair, and this never used to happen.

    Could this be part of a normal shedding cycle, where the first of the new hairs are at the end of their lifecycle?

    I have checked to make sure that the foam is within the expiration date.

    Has anyone else had this experience of new hair loss after several months of use, or after switching to foam?

  256. ajay
    July 12, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    once i stop using Rogaine, will I lose all my regrown hair and also loose the hair which held back by using the foam?
    If so then what is the difference in purpose between propecia and Roagaine as propecia also has the same qualities like when people stop using propecia, they lose the regrown hair

  257. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    July 8, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

    Neefo,

    A good percentage of minoxidil users (especially those who start using it at a time when the hairs are really miniaturizing) experience what is called a shedding period. Essentially, for the first 3-4 months, the minoxidil causes the miniaturized hairs to fall out (as all hairs do in a normal cycle) and then grow back thicker and stronger. As I said before, most people experience this phase for the first 3-4 months, and then the hair grows back thicker and stronger. If this is still causing anxiety, you could also always consult with a dermatologist or one of our recommended hair restoration physicians to ensure that it is the minoxidil that is causing the shed (though it’s very like that it is). So, the hair should come back in an improved state, and stopping the medication now is usually not recommended because you’ll lose any unseen and future benefits. Good luck, and hang in there!

    http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)

  258. Neefo
    July 3, 2010 @ 1:28 am

    I am 19 years old male, I started using Rogaine a month ago , the liquid form, I’m losing so much hair now( more than before). i’m thinking of stopping using it, is it normal to loose that much hair in the first 3-4 weeks ?
    ( I am using it in the front side of my head )

  259. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 28, 2010 @ 3:54 pm

    Manolo,

    According to my research, Wella tonic is essentially a formula that helps increase blood flow to the scalp. Although experts are not certain how minoxidil (Rogaine) functions, one of the big assumptions is that it dilates blood vessels and increases nutrient and oxygen flow to the scalp. In my opinion, Wella shouldn’t necessarily conflict with minoxidil on a biochemical level.

    However, I would be curious as to the application process, and if applying Wella to the scalp before or after applying Rogaine may interfere with minoxidil entering the scalp. In my opinion, since minoxidil is a proven method, I don’t know if it’s worth the risk of negating its effects by applying another tonic to the scalp. Especially one that isn’t as trusted as Minoxidil and could work in a similar way.

    You may want to look into other medications, such as finasteride (Propecia), that are proven and work in conjunction with minoxidil. I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)

  260. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 28, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    Jason,

    As far as using minoxidil with a new baby – I don’t really see this being an issue. However, most sources recommend keeping the product itself out of the reach of children. In my opinion, you should be fine using the product as long as the baby isn’t brought into direct contact with the foam or liquid. If it was your wife who was utilizing minoxidil, it may be a different issue. I hope this helps. Remember that you can always consult with a dermatologist or a recommended hair restoration physician (www.hairtransplantnetwork.com) if you want further clarification.

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)

  261. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    June 28, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

    Tomas,

    Rogaine (minoxidil) is definitely recommended by our community for maintenance, especially in conjunction with other proven techniques like finasteride (Propecia). As far as regrowing hair on Rogaine – it’s an individualistic type of experience, but it’s probably best utilized to maintain and thicken what your currently have (although I’ve personally seen some pretty impressive transformations). Please feel free to review our recommended physicians on the hair transplant network (www.hairtransplantnetwork.com) and possibly seek a consultation with a world-class doctor. These physicians will analyze your hair loss and suggest a form of treatment. I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)

  262. Manolo
    June 28, 2010 @ 4:03 am

    I am using Wella Just Men Maxximum Tonic as a basic element for my thinning hair care.

    Is there any problem in using this in conjunction with Rogaine?

  263. jason
    June 25, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

    Iam using rogaine and my wife had a baby it is harmful for the baby or I can use it?

  264. Tomas
    June 24, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    Hi,
    Im male 37 year’s old I’ve noticed that my top head is thinning but there’s no spot, and my father’s relative’s are bald. I’m worried I’m getting bald in future, is it advisable to use Rogaine Foam for my maintenance? If I stop applying Rogaine in future, is my original hair will back normal or it will be worse to get bald?

    thanks
    TC

  265. Bill - Managing Publisher
    June 23, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    Thin,

    Since both Rogaine liquid and foam contain the same active ingredient minoxidil, I see no reason why using the liquid at night and the foam in the morning would be a problem.

    Regarding continued thinning, using Rogaine doesn’t guarantee that the progressive nature of hair loss will stop. However, it can help slow it down or even save some of your natural hair from it’s genetic fate. If you are male, you may also want to consider using Propecia (finasteride) which will increase your chances of stopping the progressive nature of pattern baldness.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  266. Thin and concerned
    June 22, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

    All-

    I have been using the liquid form just at night since it is too runny for the mornings for over 4 years. I recently added in the foam in the morning. Is it OK to use both forms or will they counteract each other?

    I am seeing continued or even accelerated crown issues with the foam.

    Thanks,
    T&C

  267. Bill - Managing Publisher
    June 21, 2010 @ 11:38 am

    Allen,

    While proven non-surgical hair loss solutions such as Rogaine and Propecia typically complement a hair transplant by helping to stop the progression of future balding, depending on your situation, transplanted hair will grow regardless of their use. However, whether or not you’re a candidate for surgical hair restoration will depend ona number of factors, including your age, how aggressive your hair is thinning, risks of future hair loss based on family history, willingness to take non-surgical treatments to help slow down the balding process, etc. I recommend consulting with a few of or prescreened hair restoration physicians for a typically free consult.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  268. Allen
    June 20, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

    I’m thinking about either starting to use Rogaine Foam this month, but before i do and if i happen not to like the product can i go into treatment of getting a Hair Transplant in the future, even though i’ve used Rogain.

    Thanks for your responds!

    Allen,

  269. anonymous
    June 2, 2010 @ 11:02 am

    I been using rogaine for over a year, but I only use it once a day. I haven’t used it much on the weekends and I missed a lot of days! Results? Well so far it appears that I halted my hairloss. I’m going to start using it twice a day, everyday; I believe I will better results with that.

  270. Sean
    May 25, 2010 @ 10:26 am

    Using Rogaine foam after terrible reaction to the propylene glycol in standard rogaine. Used for 4 months then stopped for a while. When i used it next i had a terrible inflamed head. Dermatitis was so bad. Just getting over it after 1 month of Nizarol and grapeseed oil / epiderm application. Now it is calm ive just applied rogaine foam and no irritation so far. The usual rogaine hurt immediately.

    I wouldnt use 5% traditional rogaine if it irritates. Hope the foam is as effective.

  271. Bill - Managing Publisher
    May 10, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    Bofo,

    It’s better to apply Rogaine to dry or slightly damp hair. Thus, if you are going to apply Rogaine immediately after a shower, make sure you towel dry your hair prior to applying it to the balding areas of your scalp.

    Best wishes,

    Bill

  272. bofo
    May 10, 2010 @ 11:35 am

    does rogain foam have ti be applied to dry hair or could be used on wet hair. sometimes you do not have time in the morning to wait for it to dry and then apply. is it posible to apply inmediatly?

  273. Bill - Managing Publisher
    April 11, 2010 @ 10:56 pm

    Gary,

    While Rogaine is only FDA approved and proven for the crown, many consumers have used it successfully in treating thinning hair in other areas of the scalp, including the hairline. Thus, I wouldn’t hesitate to consider using Rogaine on your hairline as well.

    Best wishes,

    Bill

  274. Gary
    April 9, 2010 @ 7:22 am

    Hey,

    Does Rogaine help in regrowing/slowing a receeding hairline? My crown is quite full, but I am receeding at the front and thining on top.

    Thanks

  275. Bill - Managing Publisher
    April 4, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

    Hy,

    Thanks for your message. Since trichotillomania is a self inflicted hair loss condition due to hair pulling, I recommend consulting a counselor to help you stop your hair pulling behavior. Since your hair loss condition is directly related to your own actions, as long as the follicles aren’t severely damaged, ceasing the hair pulling behavior may reverse the loss and your hair may regrow on its own. Rogaine (minoxidil) may also help stimulate hair regrowth. However, it may take a good 6 to 12 months for hair regrowth to occur. Unless you are also experiencing genetic hair loss, your hair shouldn’t develop a dependency on minoxidil and stopping its use shouldn’t cause additional hair loss.

    Learn more about trichotillomania (hair pulling) and how to cope with it.

    Best wishes in restoring your hair,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  276. Hy.
    April 3, 2010 @ 1:39 am

    Hello,

    I am currently a 19 year old female, and I suffer from trichotillomania- mainly from the top and crown of my head. I am considering adding the Rogaine for women to my daily routine. I understand that Rogaine will help speed up the hair’s growth cycle. What percentage of patients show an improvement, and what is the average amount of time leading up to obvious results? If I start using Rogaine and the stop using it further down the road- will it cause me to lose any hair due to eliminating the use of product?

    Thanks!

  277. Bill - Managing Publisher
    February 17, 2010 @ 1:36 am

    Ryan,

    Every drug comes with the potential of side effects. I recommend visiting Rogaine’s website to learn more about the possible side effects associated with its use. If you are under 18, I highly recommend discussing your concerns about hair loss with your parents and a physician to go over your options more thoroughly.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  278. Ryan
    February 16, 2010 @ 3:14 pm

    So it’s not at all harmful?”
    does it work for teens?

  279. Bill - Managing Publisher
    February 16, 2010 @ 1:40 pm

    Ryan,

    Rogaine doesn’t contain any steroids. The active ingredient is minoxidil, an FDA approved and proven hair growth stimulant. Rogaine is best used in conjunction with Propecia, the only FDA approved pill to stop hair loss by blocking DHT, the hormone responsible for carrying out genetic baldness.

    I hope this helps.

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  280. Ryan
    February 16, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

    Does rogaine contain any form of steroids?
    Like is it safe to use for a faster hair growth rather then if I’m suffering from hairloss?

  281. Bill - Managing Publisher
    February 15, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    Amie,

    Rogaine is a proven and FDA approved hair regrowth stimulant that may help strengthen and rejuvenate naturally thinning hair where it’s applied.

    While some hair restoration physicians believe Rogaine may help jump start early growth, transplanted hair will grow regardless of whether or not you use Rogaine.

    I hope this helps.

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  282. amie
    February 14, 2010 @ 12:11 pm

    is Rogaine relevent medicin of the hairplantion or just improvment of hair groth.thanks

  283. Vince
    February 13, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

    I, too, have experienced the dark rings and bags around my eyes after 2-3 months of usage and now I’m seeing pore enlargement under my eyes after 4 months of usage. I wanted it to work, but I’ll end up looking worse from these side effects if I stay on it.

    If you want to try it, keep an eye out for these side effects. From what I’ve read, they remain for a few years after ceasing treatment.

  284. Bill - Managing Publisher
    February 9, 2010 @ 12:21 pm

    M.

    Yes, you can use other styling products with Rogaine. It’s just a good idea to let the Rogaine foam dry prior to applying anything else to your scalp. You can facilitate drying by using a blow dryer on a low, cool setting. It’s a good idea never to use heat since it’s bad for your hair.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  285. M.
    February 8, 2010 @ 10:41 pm

    Can you use rogaine foam in conjunction with styling products, ie wax, gel?

    And does it have to be applied to wet hair and air dried? or can it be blown dry? or can you apply it to dry hair?

  286. James Gweed
    February 5, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

    Minoxidil regrew lots of hair but the dark rings around my eyes and lots of new wrinkles mafe me stop it. Most of this has gone after 5 years away from hairloss tonic Minoxidil.

  287. Bill - Managing Publisher
    January 31, 2010 @ 2:56 am

    Greig,

    Losing hair at an early age can be hard. However, it’s only the insecure people of this world who feel compelled to mock others for their imperfections.

    Propecia and Rogaine are the two most effective non-surgical solutions for hair loss. If you’ve only just started to lose your hair, you may want to consider talking to a physician about these sooner than later. It’s a lot easier to maintain and strengthen existing thinning hair than to grow it back once its gone.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  288. Greig
    January 30, 2010 @ 10:47 pm

    Iam 18 years old and badly and quickly receding at the front (not thinning yet but my older brother 19 had started to thin at front) my class mates mock me and im in desperate help lol. I was just wondering will it work better or faster because of my unuallaly young balding age (balding since 16) and people have bn saying they have lost hair due to this , is this really possiible? thnks guys!

  289. Bill - Managing Publisher
    January 11, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

    James,

    I know of several people who use Rogaine once daily with great success. That said, for best results, Rogaine recommends using their product twice daily, even for maintenance. You could always ease into the product by starting once daily to see if it has a positive effect. If it doesn’t, you can always increase the dosage.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher/Editor

  290. James
    January 11, 2010 @ 7:53 am

    Hi, I have 3 questions.

    If just for maintaince,can I apply once a day only ?
    And what will happen if I stopped applied for one – two months? will i lost all the regrowth hairs?
    because I am not sure if rogaine foam are allowed in any country, cause every now and then i will go oversea for business. such as Dubai, as you may know, how strictly the laws are in Dubai. Rogaine foam might contain some ingredients that are not allowed in some certain countries. Thanks

  291. Bill - Managing Publisher
    January 10, 2010 @ 1:17 am

    Hugo,

    It’s very possible that you’re experiencing some hair regrowth from the Rogaine. In my opinion, give this hair loss treatment at least 6 months to see how well it works for you. Just as hair took time to fall out, it takes time to grow back.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher/Editor
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  292. hugo
    January 9, 2010 @ 4:13 pm

    I have been using rogaine foam for about 1 month in front of my head and I have been notice some colorless hairs like peach fuzz. some one can tell me if I’m getting new hair in a few months or is just normal thing.

  293. sarah pierce
    December 23, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

    I have never heard of Rogaine causing facial discoloration or dark circles around the eyes. I’d encourage you to speak to a physician about this.

    Just do a Google search and you will find many others complaining of this affect and other problems like wrinkles under the eyes and pore enlargement. I suffered all these affects and even after stopping this four years ago some of them remain.

  294. Bill - Managing Publisher
    December 20, 2009 @ 1:14 am

    Jennie,

    I have never heard of Rogaine causing facial discoloration or dark circles around the eyes. I’d encourage you to speak to a physician about this.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Associate Publisher/Editor

  295. Jennie
    December 18, 2009 @ 1:17 am

    gelareh,

    Did you notice any facial discoloration while using the foam. I have been using now for about 3 months and have notice dark circles under my eyes; which I’ve never have before. Just wondering if you had any side effects?

  296. Bill - Managing Publisher
    November 22, 2009 @ 1:20 am

    Gelareh,

    It takes up to 4 to 6 months to see the positive effects of Rogaine. If you’ve just switched back to the 5% minoxidil solution, the follicles may still be getting re-adjusted with another initial hair shedding phase. This is typical upon starting minoxidil hair loss treatment. Though I can’t guarantee Rogaine will work for you, it’s probably best to give it another full 4 to 6 months to see if its as effective as it was before.

    I hope this helps.

    Bill
    Associate Publisher/Editor

  297. gelareh
    November 21, 2009 @ 3:31 pm

    I am 44years woman.i have MPH.I started minoxidil 5% it was excellent,after 4 minthsi changed it to 2%.after 1 month my hair shedding begun,again I aam using 5%,but after 2 months hairloss does not stop.wht is the problem?
    thanks

  298. Bill - Managing Publisher
    November 9, 2009 @ 1:05 pm

    Marci,

    Currently, Rogaine foam only comes in a 5% minoxidil solution which isn’t recommended to women. This is due to the increased possibility of unwanted facial and body hair growth. However, some women do use the 5% solution with even greater success than the 2% solution without the unwanted side effects. If the Rogaine for women 2% minoxidil formula isn’t aiding much benefit for you, you may want to speak to your dermatologist about potentially switching to the 5% minoxidil Rogaine foam solution.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Associate Publisher/Editor

  299. marci
    November 8, 2009 @ 11:14 am

    Why is the foam only recommended for men? Are there bad side effects for women at the higher strength?

  300. Greg
    October 28, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

    I live in Canada and buy my Rogaine foam in packs from Costco when I go to the States. It costs the same as a double pack of regular Rogaine in Canada.

    There is no doubt that Rogain foam works much better. The main thing for me is the Lack of Propylene Glycol, one of the main ingredients in Rogaine liquid. I am allergic to this substance, and it causes severe rashes and hair loss. For me it got to the point where I had to stop using Rogaine liquid, because it was causing more hair loss than it was preventing.

    When I started to use the foam after having stopped using the liquid, I lost a LOT of hair, but it grew back in full force.

    Other benefits: it doesn’t drip down your head, it works great on the forehead, and you can put on a hat a few minutes after it dries. TOTALLY WORTH THE MONEY.

    Canadians can order it in bulk from Amazon.com and other sites.

  301. Bill - Managing Publisher
    October 13, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

    Mani,

    In the very near future, we will be selling Rogaine Foam along with many other non-surgical solutions.

    Rogaine Foam can be purchased in almost any drug store or over the internet. Simply do a search for “Rogaine Foam” in Google to find the best prices.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Associate Publisher/Editor

  302. mani
    October 13, 2009 @ 5:51 am

    1.Whare the Produts sale?
    2.This product MRP?
    3.How this Produts is Buy?

  303. Bill - Managing Publisher
    October 12, 2009 @ 1:14 am

    Walter,

    Have you considered ordering Rogaine online? Otherwise, I suspect (though since I’m not from Canada I can’t guarantee) that Rogaine would be available at your local drug store.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller

  304. Walter
    October 11, 2009 @ 10:05 am

    Rogaine advailable in canada? if so where? Thanks

  305. Bill - Managing Publisher
    September 20, 2009 @ 12:16 am

    Alex,

    It’s recommended to use Rogaine for at least 4 months before making an official evaluation of successful hair loss treatment. However, considering it takes time for hair follicles to produce new and/or thicker hair, it may be worth extending its use to 6 months before throwing down the gavel.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Associate Publisher/Editor

  306. Bill - Managing Publisher
    September 20, 2009 @ 12:08 am

    Mike,

    Rogaine can only market successful hair regrowth in the crown because the FDA only approved it for that purpose based on the efficacy tests provided. However, many hair loss sufferers have used Rogaine to strengthen miniaturizing hair in the hairline and on the top of the scalp. In my opinion, if you have thinning hair in areas other than the balding vertex, it may be worth applying Rogaine to those balding areas also.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Associate Publisher/Editor

  307. alex
    September 18, 2009 @ 1:37 am

    how fast the product is makes the hair grow?

  308. mike
    August 10, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

    I’m thinning on the top as well as the front. They say it does not work in those area’s. Is it worth trying. Could it hurt? Thanks.

  309. Bill - Managing Publisher
    July 27, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

    You can stop using it anytime however, stopping Rogaine will most likely result in a loss of all benefit including any hair regrowth. Stauled or stopped hair loss will also most likely continue.

    All the Best,

    Bill
    Associate Publisher of this Community

  310. Art
    July 24, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    If I start using Rogain will I it be long time treatment or can I stop using it at any time?

  311. AF
    July 24, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

    If I start to use the Rogain should I use it forever or I can discontinue to use it whenever I want and it does not effect to worst the condition again?

  312. uhokayy
    December 6, 2008 @ 4:23 am

    Rogaine foam smells like synthetic, CFC-laden hairspray from the 1980’s. In other words, disgusting. Additionally, it still leaves a coating on your hair that makes it look lifeless.

  313. Josh
    July 2, 2007 @ 9:14 am

    I stopped using rogain liquied form for a few months, after using it for about 6 years. I noticed my hair drastically falling out. I started using rogaine foam for about a month and a half, but still haven’t noticed it taking affect yet. Does this mean it’s not working for me or do I need to give it more time. Can liquid form be stronger than the foam?

  314. AB
    June 22, 2007 @ 5:02 am

    Is Rogaine Foam also available in Canada? I currently use the generic form of Propecia, but am thinking of adding Rogaine to try and grow some hair back too. However, I’m not keen on the regular serum due to the above mentioned greasy-ness, and would thus prefer the foam. Anyone know if I can get it in Canada?

  315. sk
    June 18, 2007 @ 2:10 pm

    Is there any particular shampoo/conditionar is needed if i use the foam? Or i can use the regular shampoo/Conditionar?

  316. Brian
    April 4, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

    I have been using the foam for about three months now. It is SO much easier to apply that I am actually using it the right way, (which I never did with the lotion for the reasons mentioned above) and I am seeing GREAT results. I also use Toppik to fill in the dead spots, and I am using less and less of it as my hair is becoming much thicker and fuller.

    Michael, yes, you can wear a hat, just give it about 10 minutes to dry.

  317. Michael
    February 19, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

    can I wear a hat or anything on my head after i use this rogaine foam?

  318. gary
    January 25, 2007 @ 3:55 pm

    I’ve been using rogaine for a few years now and i guess it’s kind of working, but my problem is that it creates major scalp irriation and flaking, which i think really hurts my hair b/c the skin that holds the hair in flakes off. I’m about to start on the foam today and i will post my results in a month or two. I’m kind of worried though that it won’t absorb into the skin as much as the other, and then the hair that I do have will fall out b/c i don’t have the monoxidil getting to it like before.

  319. benjamin
    December 21, 2006 @ 3:15 pm

    I’ve been doing some readings on hair regrowth products. Is Rogaine safer than Propecia? and why does some people use both product? is it necessary? I’m thinking hair transplant as well but I’m afraid that if I decide to go bald, there may be scars on the top of my head.

  320. Pat
    December 11, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

    Patrick, Rogaine foam is now available at any drug store in the USA, including Maine. No prescription is needed.

  321. patrick
    November 21, 2006 @ 10:44 pm

    Is Rogaine foam sold in Southern Maine? If so, where??

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