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Rogaine for Men Hair Regrowth Treatment, 5% Minoxidil Topical Aerosol, Easy-to-Use Foam, 2.11 Ounce, 3 Month Supply (Packaging May Vary)
Men's Rogaine Extra Strength 5% Minoxidil Topical Foam Hair Regrowth Treatment
3 month supply
Easy to use foam
#1 dermotologist recommended
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155 of 183 found the following review helpful:
A great product that CAN work but don't depend on itMar 20, 2012
By Drew n Alex
Hair loss is a complicated issue that there is still no magic pill.
Like all product, it is a hit or miss. You will need to find one that works for you. Rogaine worked wonderfully for me. Although I use other products in conjunction with it (more below).
A little background:
I am in my late 40s with progressive hair loss symptoms. I have fine black hair and dry scalp than normal. My parents/grandparents were not bald at my age so heredity is questionable, although still possible because it can skip a few generation.
I used to use Rogaine liquid but it spills everywhere and trickles down into my forehead, face and eyes. Not very pleasant.
This foam just works so well, in fact, I do not use any styling product anymore. I used to use an organic hair paste that is very gentle but even gave that up.
This foam is your styling gel. I pump a little bit on my hands and rub it all over my hair. Now wait 5 minutes to let it dry a little bit.
Once it is dry, you can style is however you like and it will mold to that shape.
After over a year of using it almost everyday, it has dramatically slowed down my hair loss problem. Less hair in tubs, less hair falling off while blow drying, less hair on my towels and comb, just less hair everywhere.
As far as growth goes, it is hard to say because I have always had thin hair since I was a kid. Rogaine will not change your DNA and turn you into a hairy caveman. However, it will help prevent hair loss and hopefully grow back some of the hair you lost (not all of them of course).
The reason why I like this product so much is because it is not an extra product or an additional step I have to take. I use it just like a styling gel and incorporate it into my daily routine.
Although Rogaine works, I m not giving it all the credit. I have made many lifestyle changes and also use other products to help with hair loss problem.
Some of which I am sharing below:
Through years of research, I have found a therapy that works for me and many of my friends. It is not easy and requires lifestyle changes. I will outline them below:
First, start with diet. Increase raw organic foods. Reduce processed foods to the minimum. I recommend juicing everyday using a high quality juicer such as this one Breville BJE510XL Juice Fountain Multi-Speed 900-Watt Juicer. Remember to juice only organic vegetables and fruits. Wash them thoroughly after you soak them in a dilution of distilled water, 3% vinegar and a spoon full of baking soda for 10 minutes minimum.
These are the 10 fruits/veggies I juice everyday: Cucumbers (un-waxed), ginger, celery, spinach, bitter melon, carrots, apple, orange, cilantro and beets.
This recipe will not only help with hair loss, it will help with cancer, arthritus, heart diseases, headaches, weight loss, diabetes, migraine, anti-aging, and everything in between.
Juice it and drink it right away within 10 minutes. Don't store or refrigerate it as it wont be potent and looses the benefits due to oxidation.
I recommend this book: The Juicing Bible
Second, exercise! Not on a treadmill in your garage but actually go out running around the park! Practicing this breathing rhythm. Inhale for 5 seconds, hold for 5 and exhale for 5. Then slow do 10,10,10 once you are good.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 3 days a week. Minimum! No excuses.
Weight training is also good but for hair loss, I found that aerobic exercises such as running and swimming is more effective based on my research.
Third: Use an organic shampoo without SLS (sulfates), or harsh preservatives and has DHT Blocker. You can actually make your own using Dr. Bronner - Organic Castile Soap Unscented Baby-Mild, 32 fl oz liquid liquid and adding saw palmetto, nettles extract, and essential oils to it. However, it is sticky and makes your hair tangled up so you will need to rinse it out with apple cider vinegar as a natural conditioner after.
Or you can buy an Organic Hair Loss Prevention Shampoo on Amazon such as Pura d'or Hair Loss Prevention: Premium Organic Shampoo (16 fl. oz.)
Fourth: Stop using hairsprays and avoid high heat blow dryer. Dry on cool or low setting. Best just to use a fan to dry your hair after you damp it with a towel. Save the hairsprays for special events. There are organic pastes that you can use that is less harmful than hairsprays but I wouldn't recommend them unless you have to.
Fifth: Take biotin pills. These are very popular and inexpensive. Natrol Biotin 10,000mcg, Maximum Strength, 100 Tablets
Sixth: Reduce stress by Exercising! Change career if possible and if you care about your hair.
63 of 78 found the following review helpful:
takes time but worksMar 11, 2013
By Stacey R.
I bought this for my husband. His hair has been thinning pretty badly over the last few months and I know it was making him uncomfortable. He also didn't want to be seen at the store buying it..(men are vain too!) so I ordered it online for him. It's taken time to kick in so to speak, but it's made a difference. Spraying it right on the scalp, it helps promote growth in problem areas within about 6 weeks since the first application. It's not magical and it doesn't work overnight, but it certainly helps...
We recently did some searching for more organic approaches and in the last 3 weeks he began using vitamin pills to compliment the rogaine treatments- Free Natrol Biotin - 10,000 mcg Tablets + Hair Growth Essentials - 60 capsules - Promotes Hair Growth, Healthy Skin, and Strong Nails. My aunt used biotin to grow her hair back after chemo - it grew back extremely fast. Believe it or not, they've sped up his results quite a bit too. 3 weeks of use has produced fuzz throughout his entire bald spot. The existing hair is much thicker as well. It doesn't have the negative effects like propecia or other pills for hairloss have and it's totally organic. Between it and the rogaine, he's got a fuller head of hair than he has in about 3 years!
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Woman using men's rogaine - it worksOct 07, 2012
By Brenda Starr
I am a 44 year old woman who has been experiencing slightly thinning hair since age 39. I went to the dermatologist and had blood work done for my thyroid, hormones, and later a scalp biopsy. The blood work was normal. The diagnosis from the biopsy was androgenic alopecia or what my dermatologist said was hair shedding due to the hormonal changes that come with age. If you google this you'll get a lot of information, much of it contradictory and negative. I should state, my shedding was not visible to anyone but me, but it was an increased thinning. I'd wash and blow dry my hair, look down to the floor and the tears would start flowing. The dermatologist prescribed men's Rogaine foam, applied once a day at night before bed. At two months I experienced a slightly increased shed which admittedly freaked me out! After some research, I found this is normal and decided to stick with it. Now, at four months, the shedding has decreased substantially. From what I understand, the product can take up to 6-12 months to show hair reversal, ie. new growth.
I also take Elon Matrix 5000 a hair vitamin (not overloaded with stuff, just biotin, silicon, and L-Cysteine) and I also take Nature's Way MSM - one tablet a day.
Hair thinning for women can be devastating. I normally wear my hair short. However, in a fit of anxiety, at that two month mark I had my hair cut to a Caesar just to prepare myself for what I thought was the inevitable. Needless to say, now that my hair shed has decreased and my hair is growing in nicely, I have only one thing to say - this is treatable and reversible - BUT YOU MUST BE PATIENT and willing to experiment with treatments and/or supplements etc.
If you are trying this, give it time to work and be consistent. Note: using excess product will not improve the results. Also, because this is a foam, it is important to try to get it on the scalp and not in the hair. Applying the foam to cold fingers will prevent the foam from melting/softening in your hands before you get to apply it.
47 of 64 found the following review helpful:
Minimal resultsMar 10, 2010
By Carson King
I used the Rogaine foam faithfully/consistently for 7 months, but I did not see much difference at all. It must be my bad luck to be in the 15% of the population for which this product does not work. That being said, if you're going to try it, here are some things to keep in mind (which other reviewers have noted, as well):
1. You have to apply the stuff twice a day for the rest of your life, or at least as long as you want to try to thicken your hair. Although it's not the worst discipline, I grew weary of having to do it. Too much trouble, I found.
2. It's expensive.
3. As others have said, it works best just to spray it directly on the crown of the head.
4. I don't think the odor is bad. It dissipates after a few minutes, anyway.
5. Definitely use the foam, not the liquid solution. The liquid solution is horribly messy.
Hope you have better luck than I did.
68 of 94 found the following review helpful:
Be realistic people!Aug 25, 2011
First I want to say that I have no connection to Rogaine, other than I've been using it for over a year now. I'm not being paid in any way. I'm writing this to help other balding guys.
I'm 46, I noticed my hair getting thin when I was 18 or 19. For me it happened slowly. It was the early 80's and there were no real solutions yet. In the mid-nineties I began to hear about Propecia and started to take it daily in 1997. I still had bit of hair on top, but it was very thin and I felt that it was only going to be a few more years before I would be a "bald guy". The Propecia was expensive, like $50/month back then. But over the course of several months it did seem to halt my hair loss, and it even reversed it a bit. But the truth was that I had lost a lot of hair in the front and on the crown that just didn't seem to want to come back. I was happy enough with the hair that I had preserved that I kept using the Propecia.
I had also tried Rogaine, years ago when it first came out. It was this sticky thick goo, that I could not understand how any balding guy could use twice a day. My hair would have been matted to my head. Might as well get "Hair in a Can" lol.
Then like a year and half ago I noticed Rogaine Foam. I bought a can and used it for a month. At first I did it only once a day, in the morning. The foam is much easier to manage and really acts like styling mousse. I'll tell you, I'm a skeptical guy, and did not expect real results but this stuff grew back a lot more of my old hair. I am using it twice a day now. I'm very happy with the amount of hair that has already regrown and I keep noticing new hair growth all the time.
Here's the deal, no product currently out is going to give you back the hair like you had when you were a kid. But I'm the oldest of three boys and when I see my brother, who is six years younger, he is still jealous as hell that he's totally bald and I've got quite a nice hear of hair. It's not perfect, but I'm happy with it and I don't think anyone would even consider me "balding" anymore.
One poster stated that the Rogaine melts away in his hand. I think he is not taking advantage of the can design. It's long, narrow nozzle allows you to put the product directly on your scalp, through your hair. No need to put it in your palm at all.
This is a description of my daily Rogaine regimen. I've fine-tuned this procedure by experimentation over the course of several months, it works for me, it might help you...
In the morning, directly after getting out of the shower, I towel dry my hair, then while it is still damp, I dispense five or six small blobs at different points on my scalp. By small, I mean nickel sized blobs. I do this with a hand mirror, leaning backward looking into the mirror on the wall to precisely place each blob. Then, still leaning backward I use my index finger to spread each blob around to cover most of my scalp. I only treat the balding area. Then I face the wall mirror and carefully rub and massage my entire scalp to better disperse the Rogaine over my scalp and hair.
I blow dry and style my hair and that's it for the morning.
In the evening, an hour or so before bed, I perform a second application. But this time I apply it to my dry hair, still using the two mirror system. Then I run a wet comb through my hair to evenly spread the Rogaine over my hair.
One thing that tripped me up for awhile was trying to clean my comb. The Rogaine leaves a white residue on the teeth of your comb that is hard to get off. I bought one of those comb bottles like the barbershop has. I soak the comb in a combination of alcohol and Barbicide. That keeps it pretty clean.
Good luck my fellow balding brethren.
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