Anyone use Rogaine?

I started Rogaine a couple weeks ago.
What a pain in the butt! It drips, soaks into my hair instead of my scalp, I have to schedule the application, etc.
Don't know if it's worth it.
I've easily lost half my hair and I'm only 34.
(I have health issues and hair loss is part of it.)

I just can't imagine applying this twice a day for the rest of my life.
I use Rogain, but I use the men's foam. That's what my dermatologist told me to use - she said it's fine for women to use, it's just basically a stronger strength than the women's version. It's fairly easy to apply, though sometimes I notice if my hands are too warm when I try to apply it, it almost immediately turns to a liquid. It does seem like it will be a pain to use it for the rest of my life, but I guess I'd rather do that then be bald.
Type: 3a - type 1 on the underside. Thinning.

Currently using:
-Organix Tea Tree Mint Shampoo (occasionally)
-Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition conditioner
-Suave Waterfall Mist Conditioner or Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific as leave-in
-A mix of Shique Gel and HE Totally Twisted mousse
-FX Curls Up Mousse, on occasion


I was thinking o f trying this but after reading the reviews online.
Some women claim it gave them facial hair. Thats a no no for me.
3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
Ugh. Trying to get my hair to thicken up is harder than plumbing chicago! I'm so frusterated!!!!

May try Rogaine.
Ugh. Trying to get my hair to thicken up is harder than plumbing chicago! I'm so frusterated!!!!

May try Rogaine.
Originally Posted by curlythai
That's pretty funny. Though, I feel you're pain. I am going thru the same deal. It is really frustrating. If I try something that works, I will write a review. I know how upsetting this is.
3b/C with nicer curls on the bottom!
Hair: naturally very dry and VERY porous
hair seems to be moody.
Does not seem to like oils
Does not like protein or too much?
Does not like rich products

So, I ask myself. What does it like? That is the question, and I'm on a mission.
I also use the men's type foam Rogaine because my dermatologist told me to use it. He said to use it once a day instead of twice. Ordinarily the women's stuff is used twice a day, so using this once a day is sufficient. I've been using it for about a year and it has helped my hair grow thicker.

I haven't had any facial hair or anything like that. It works well for me. The foam is much less messy and much easier to use than the women's liquid. Perhaps try it before giving up on the stuff. I know how awful it is to have thinning hair and I hope you find an answer!
2/c and some 3A. Modified CG.
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Highly porous. Color over grey.
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Conditioners: Curl Junkie Beauticurls Strengthening Conditioner,
Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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I just started rogaine. I figured out that the foam is way more preferable for me, because it is not greasy like the liquid. When my hair is washed and diffused partially, I squirt the foam into the cap and fill half way. Then I use a pointed q tip (the kind they sell for eyeshadow) to apply to my part. I add a bit more to my front hairline by the part too. It sinks in quickly. I'll post results when I start (hopefully) seeing them!
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my brother tried both rogaine and propecia. he said they worked as long as he kept using them. went on a euro vacation without it and could see the results of not using it. so as long as you keep it up it will work. good luck ladies.
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Crimson,

Have you found Rogaine working on your hair?. That stuff it expensive. I was thinking about it.
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Crimson,

Have you found Rogaine working on your hair?. That stuff it expensive. I was thinking about it.
Originally Posted by Minta
I'm only on my 3rd bottle. My husband says I have some baby fine hairs in my crown area which is where I'm really thinning.

My hair, overall, feels different. But I don't know if that's from my disease, the medication or the Rogaine. I'm too complicated at times.

The generic Rogaine liquid 5% can be found for 20$ in a 3 month supply @ Target. Target is the cheapest so far. Walmart is 25$

The brand name Rogaine foam is around 40$ for 1 month supply.... so needless to say, I'm using the generic liquid. Blech. Oh well, better than nothing. At the rate my hair was falling out, I'd be bald by 35.5yrs.
Hi Ladies,
I was thinking about trying Rogaine and see if my hair will thicken up. I have 4b hair and the thinness is only visible if I straighten my hair. (Which is why I'm natural) but also my crown area is thin and I'd like to see if Rogaine can help with the growth..

I might try the original Rogaine and if that works eventually go to the generic. I don't look forward to shelling out $40

When I do it I will post results. Does anyone know if what the ingredients are?

Thanks
4b
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BC: Jun 2008
6 month protective style: 10/10-4/11
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I might try the original Rogaine and if that works eventually go to the generic. I don't look forward to shelling out $40

When I do it I will post results. Does anyone know if what the ingredients are?

Thanks
Originally Posted by jay76

the active ingredient is minoxidil. It's the same active ingredient in the brand name and the generic. IMO, the only reason to buy brand name would be for the foam version.
It takes 4 months or so to see results. But then again, it depends on why you're losing hair.
I guess I'll try the generic version. Well, I think my thinning hair has a lot to do with me, stress, hair negliegence and genetics...

I know Rogaine can't fix all that but if it can help a little, just by thickening my hair, I'm all for it!
4b
Last Relaxer: Feb 2007
BC: Jun 2008
6 month protective style: 10/10-4/11
"If you let your hair be what it wants to be and support it as best as possible with a good routine, that's what being natural is about." Surburbanbushbabe

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