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post #31 of 57
H i there I am new to this forum and ahve something to share.

I am using Rogaine the foam type for my hair problems.
I am 23 years now and started losing hair at my 20-21 age.
This is how is looks now.



This is using Rogaine foam about 4 months.
Before that it looked the same.

Am I using the right product or can anyone suggest me a better outcome?

Sorry for my bad typing English im not very good at it.

Desperetly waiting for answers.
post #32 of 57
I used it for two years with no results. But, I started loosing my hair from the front then the crown which makes me a unlikely candidate for success with Rogaine.
post #33 of 57
So did you find anything else that worked or showed any better results?

Or as me still waiting for a better product that will change hairloss.

Greetz,
Roy
post #34 of 57
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Originally Posted by rajaroy View Post
So did you find anything else that worked or showed any better results?

Or as me still waiting for a better product that will change hairloss.

Greetz,
Roy

Start popping Avodart as well.

It looks like you may have waited a bit too long to start on this.
post #35 of 57
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Originally Posted by B1FF View Post
Start popping Avodart as well.

It looks like you may have waited a bit too long to start on this.

Yeah i know it took me too long to realize how bad it gonna be.
The problem was that i asked my general practitioner if there was something that i could do aboutit.
He answerd me "no it is hereditary" and there was nothing to do about it.

So I started looking for my self on the Internet for solutions.
I tryed products from Kerastase, Regaine (liquid) and now Rogaine (foam).

So i will go ty my general practitioner and ask to prescribe me Dutasteride maybe that can help me.
post #36 of 57
Embrace your hair loss; it is, after all, an effect of testosterone. So the more hair you lose, the more head you gain.
post #37 of 57
I started using rogaine out of fear of losing my hair. Friend of mine started losing his hair and after a month of rogaine it really had started to grow back.

I still got a full head of hair even though both my grand fathers lost all their hair before 30. My dad however had a full head of hair into his 50s.

I'm 36 and still have a full head of hair


Also I think it's worth mentioning...

I think alot of hair loss can be blamed on excess testosterone. Regular cardio exercise seems to cut down on the excess.
post #38 of 57
I have traditional MPB, which means I'm not a very likely candidate for success with Rogaine. I began losing my hair at 20 and said, what the hell, so I started on Rogaine. Later, I added Propecia to my regimen... now I use both. Not only did I manage to keep the hair that I had, but I actually have more hair now than I did then.

I can't say for sure it's Rogaine or Propecia, or even both for that matter... but why mess with what works? The main thing to remember is what works for me may not work for you. We are all different. I'm just trying to hold on to what I have as long as I can.

I also use the foam stuff now, it's not as messy as the liquid stuff which can stain your clothing and turn your hair gray'ish (well, it looks like you have a TON of dandruff).
post #39 of 57
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Originally Posted by JoeWoah View Post
I have traditional MPB, which means I'm not a very likely candidate for success with Rogaine. I began losing my hair at 20 and said, what the hell, so I started on Rogaine. Later, I added Propecia to my regimen... now I use both. Not only did I manage to keep the hair that I had, but I actually have more hair now than I did then.

I can't say for sure it's Rogaine or Propecia, or even both for that matter... but why mess with what works? The main thing to remember is what works for me may not work for you. We are all different. I'm just trying to hold on to what I have as long as I can.

I also use the foam stuff now, it's not as messy as the liquid stuff which can stain your clothing and turn your hair gray'ish (well, it looks like you have a TON of dandruff).

That's an interesting tangent. Reports indicate that Rogaine can also stain, but it is less messy, making that less likely. Also, apparently bleach and minoxidil don't mix.
post #40 of 57
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant View Post
That's an interesting tangent. Reports indicate that Rogaine can also stain, but it is less messy, making that less likely. Also, apparently bleach and minoxidil don't mix.

The old, liquid, Rogaine (which is the formula that all the generics are based off of) used to stain pretty bad. It would turn your hair lighter as it dried. My hair is dark brown, so the application area would turn gray'ish. If you touched the hair, it would flake off like dandruff. Rub your scalp, and it would be this gray flaky stuff too. It was gross and I would only use it at night because of this.

Also, if you managed to get it on your clothes, be prepared for it to permanently stain colors it dripped on.

The fact that the original was mostly made of alcohol didn't help much. Ultimately, it causes the lightening of your hair, dryness of your scalp and irritation.

The foam still has alcohol, but much, much less. It can still lighten your hair too, causing the flaking above when it dries. However, you'd need to put many times above the recommended dosage for that to happen. It doesn't seem to stain clothing or pillow cases like the old stuff though.

The foam, unlike the liquid, is absorbed by your scalp almost instantly. Just part your hair, put nozzle on your scalp, apply. 3 seconds later it's absorbed.
post #41 of 57
There's nothing in there to dispute. However, there is now alcohol-free liquid minoxidil. There are many other formulations, including some that go beyond 5% and some that aren't messy. There is no generic foam, which is keeping the price high. So Rogaine Foam isn't going to be preferred by all.
post #42 of 57
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant View Post
There's nothing in there to dispute. However, there is now alcohol-free liquid minoxidil. There are many other formulations, including some that go beyond 5% and some that aren't messy. There is no generic foam, which is keeping the price high. So Rogaine Foam isn't going to be preferred by all.

Oh, no doubt not everyone is going to use the foam or want to. The foam drys so quickly that if you want to spread it around with your fingers, you'll need to use more. Wide area to cover, you going to need to use more of the foam. Just in general, you use much more of the foam than the liquid... so the bottle will not last as long as it should. It's hard to tell exactly how much you're using too. The bottles also have a tendency of losing aerosol when you can hear more Rogaine in the bottle. They aren't perfect, but it's not too bad.

At BJ's Wholesale, 4 bottles go for $49.99.
post #43 of 57
EVEN CELEBRITIES ARE USING THE ROGAINE. THE NEW YORK TIMES - "HAIR LOSS AMONG CELEBRITIES HOLLYWOOD STARS? (Before and After - Celebrities Pictures) "LINK:
http://hairloss.find-forum.net/

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It isn't a big secret that many Hollywood actors are losing their hair. What is a big secret are the products that they use in order to prevent hair loss as well as give them that full head of hair we see them have in the movies and on television.
Here are a few of the products in the entertainment field that the stylists of actors and actresses are known to use on them: Kerastase ® Specifique Activeur 7, HairCubed ® - Building Fiber System, and Rogaine ® Foam.
Have you ever heard the saying "The answer to instant hair growth is that there isn't any"? Well, if you've heard that and think that that's true, then why is it that so many Hollywood actors and actresses are using the products mentioned, and what exactly is it that these products do anyway? The answer is easy. They all do different things in order to get an end result of a fuller thicker head of hair. The paragraphs below explain how each product works.

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post #44 of 57
as an old friend used to say: "those aren't bald spots, those are thigh burns."
post #45 of 57
Rogaine is an expensive and impractical commitment to keep for the rest of your life, that said, many people have used a Rogaine/Propecia combo when they start to tackle hair loss just to regrow what they have already lost, then scrap the rogaine and keep taking Propecia to maintain what they managed to grow back when they first started the regimen.

If I ever got a bald spot I would do anything to keep it though. Being bald is a bit like being fat. You can smile and say you are happy with yourself, but common....
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