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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
Revitalizes Hair Follicles
Clinically Proven to Help Regrow Hair
No.1 Dermatologist Recommended Brand
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149 of 186 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.
74 of 95 found the following review helpful:
Terrible if you have hairJan 21, 2011
I guess I have too much hair for this product as I found it virtually impossible to get this stuff past my hair onto the scalp. As another reviewer said if you have a bald spot it might work better, but then why would you need a mousse?
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Did not work for me, BUT....Jan 25, 2014
I have to say I see too many 1 star reviews from people who only gave the product a try for a month or two, because they saw some hair loss. They seem quite angry too. I would say these people did not do their research and expected this to be a miracle cure. If you are going to consider buying this product, please do some research. It will save you some frustration. You really should know what you are getting into.
First of all, as they mention on their site, remember that you didn't lose your hair overnight and the same same is true for regrowing your hair. It may take at least FOUR months to begin to see visible hair regrowth. FOUR MONTHS, not 1 or 2 or even 3. You "might" see results sooner, but you may not.
Secondly, it clearly states you may lose hair, or rather see increased thinning the first few weeks. You should go into this knowing you WILL LOSE hair at first. It is the thin weak hair that needs to be replaced. Again, YOU WILL LOSE hair for at least a month. Could be a little longer. If you quit using Rogaine after a month or so because you see increased thinning you either did not educate yourself before using it or you were really NOT ready to face that possibility.
Third, they also make it clear that around 20% of people DO NOT have success using Rogaine.
So what does that possibly mean? You COULD be one of the 20% and will not see hair regrowth. To make matters more disappointing this will not be evident until after you also experienced the initial shedding of hair. SO, YOU COULD END UP USING THIS AND SIMPLY HAVE THINNER HAIR AT THE END OF THE DAY. Is that something you are willing to accept or chance? Is it worth it for you to try this, knowing that result is possible? If not, I would suggest YOU DO NOT BUY Rogaine.
I gave it two stars because it did not work for me, not because anything happened that I was not aware of before I started. I was willing to take the chance. PLEASE think about the possible end results before you buy this. If you think there is some guarantee you will regrow hair or this is some miracle cures for hair loss you are a fool. If you use Rogaine and get angry over seeing hair loss initially and stop using it, you are also a fool. You have no one to blame but yourself for whatever results you experience.
It is YOUR CHOICE to use this product, so I encourage anyone who is considering it to DO RESEARCH before just leaping in head first. I am disappointed it did not work for me, but I knew what I was getting into and do not blame Rogaine or try to suggest they make false claims. It clearly works for some, and does not for others. The only way to know is to push through the desire to quit using it when you see the initial thinning and keep using it as recommended. You just may find it works, or you may be like me and be bummed it did not work.
You can see from the pics at these links what happened to me. I used Rogaine for almost 6 months with no apparent results, other than the expected initial thinning.
This picture shows the balding spot on the top back of my head. The circle indicates where the thinning was visible BEFORE I started using Rogaine. After 5-6 months of using it I now have a larger balding\thinning spot. You can see the area outside of the circle is where the hair became thinner after using Rogaine. [...]
That did not bother me as much as the next picture. This picture is from the front of my head closer to my bangs. Rogaine caused major thinning down the center of my head. There was definitely some thinning there before using Rogaine, which is why I also used it there and not just the larger bald spot on the back top of my head. HOWEVER, you could NEVER EVER see my scalp like you can now. If my hair gets messed up or the blown out of place by the wind you can see scalp like you can in this picture. [...]
Also, when my hair is wet it is now VERY apparent that the top of my head lost some major hair and the thinning is now extending from that bald spot down the center of my head all the way to the front. That really is a bummer.
SO, I would certainly recommend going into this with realistic outlook on ALL possible end results. I would also suggest, from my experience I just described, that you DO NOT USE Rogaine on areas of your scalp that are just showing a small sign of thinning. Don't get greedy. If you do and the product does not work, you will be sorry to see you will have increased thinning to the extent you may not have seen for some time down the road. Use it ONLY WHERE IT IS OBVIOUS YOU NEED IT. Then if it works for you, try it in other thinning areas to head off any worsening loss in those areas. I wish I would have only used it on the bald spot on the back top of my head. The thinning down the middle and up front I now see probably would not have happened for a while. That is truly disappointing, but all of this was MY CHOICE and cannot blame Rogaine. If you do your research and do not just jump in with a leap of faith hoping for a miracle, you will be much better off in the end. Trust me.
69 of 95 found the following review helpful:
Ruined my hair, hasn't grown back.Jun 27, 2013
I started using this as an 18 year old who noticed thinning in the crown area. It wasn't to the point of being highly noticeable by anyone--just slightly thin if I ran my hand through it. Still, I thought Rogaine would be a good option to reverse my thinning and preempt further loss.
So I applied it religiously for four months. What made me stop? After months 3 or 4 I practically had a reverse yamakah! I'd say the crown area had 30 to 40% of the hair a full, healthy head would have. Now, I know that supposedly there is an initial shedding phase with Rogaine and then hair grows back, but I had already reached the 4 month mark where regrowth should be apparent, yet it wasn't. How much longer was I going to apply this chemical concoction to my hair hoping its effects do a complete about-face and actually start regrowing my hair? So I stopped. Now a year later, my crown is still just as thin as when I threw out the Rogaine.
Lesson learned: think before you gamble on things like this.
63 of 89 found the following review helpful:
Wish It Worked FasterApr 04, 2010
By Del James
I'm 26, started using Rogaine about five months ago. Results didn't show until about four months. My hair loss started becoming noticeable about two years ago when I was 24. Strangely enough I think I've seen more improvement in the front (temples) than in the back. I definitely think the product works but it requires a lot of patience and dedication. Very important note: I've been using Rogaine with a DHT blocker that I take morning and night. From my little research and experience so far, Rogaine re-grows the hair while the DHT stops or slows the hair loss. Rogaine doesn't seem to do much for the hair loss itself so I think it's necessary to use a DHT blocker to preserve the hair that's already grown.
Here's a not-so-encouraging fact: this product pretty much requires an endless commitment. That means that whatever hair growth is generated by Rogaine is sustainable only through continued use of the product. (Stop using the product and the new hair goes away.) I contemplated doing hair transplant surgery but decided not to because even after surgery it's recommended (if not required) to use a hair re-growth product to maintain the rest of hair around the treated area. Until there's significant breakthrough with stem cell research, Rogaine seems to be the best option.
It would be great if it somehow worked faster. But hair growth just isn't a speedy process.
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