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  1. DB
    September 14, 2009 @ 11:24 am

    I’ve been using Rogaine for 5 months now and fortunately for me it works incredibly well. My hair loss involved a tremendous amount of shedding which has completely ceased since beginning treatment.

    I’ve noticed that my hair line has become thicker in fact the fine vellous hairs are now so thick and long I can style them as well.. if that makes any sense.

    I must however state that the treatment is not without issue. The itching is intense, so much so that I am now experimenting with an “every two day” application.

    The dandruff is uncontrollable, and having dark hair makes it very noticeable.

    And, the increased hair growth has spread from my head to my face likely due to the fact that I often touch my head and then my face inadvertently.

    My once sparse eyebrows are now full and my eyelashes have grown considerably. I no longer require mascara. I am not advocating using the product for these areas I am stating that this is one of the more positive side effects. However, the hair growing on other parts of my face is not so pleasant. Lots of plucking and even some shaving… yikes.

    All in all I am still shocked that rogaine works so well for me. I put off trying it for years despite my dermatologists recommendation because I figured it was just another ploy to get desperate folks to spend their money. But again, it does work but please be prepared for the side effects. It is worth a try despite these issues.

  2. k wilson
    November 26, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    Very interesting about hair growth on other parts of your face. I have a similar issue and I am very careful about washing my hands, etc. after application. Chin hair has become a major issue. Anybody else have the same problem?

  3. David (TakingThePlunge)
    November 29, 2011 @ 3:07 am

    k wilson,

    Unwanted facial hair growth from Rogaine (minoxidil) is typically seen in women who opt to apply the Men’s 5% formula. However, it is a known side effect of both the 2% and 5% concentrations and in both men and women.

    David (TakingThePlunge)

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