Hair loss products like Rogaine - Do they work? How do you know?

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Hair loss products like Rogaine - Do they work? How do you know?

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Have you used Rogaine or a similar product? Did it work for you? How do you know?

What is the most cost effective minoxidil product - liquid, mouse?

How can I determine whether it is working for me?

BTW, I am a male.

Thank you.
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I don't know as I have never thought of using minoxidil. But for something that is topically applied, then I suppose you could only apply it to part of the affected area and leave a "control" area untreated, then ask someone else who doesn't know which areas were treated and which were untreated to tell you the results. Better yet, have a different person apply minoxidil in one area and a placebo in other area. Then you have a double-blind experiment going.
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ReadyOne wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:49 am Have you used Rogaine or a similar product? Did it work for you? How do you know?

What is the most cost effective minoxidil product - liquid, mouse?

How can I determine whether it is working for me?

BTW, I am a male.

Thank you.
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Rogaine, then a splash of Grecian Formula 16 will make one a standout......er, .....really stand out.
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They definitely work for some people. They are better at preventing loss than regrowing already lost hair, though they can do both. I like the finasteride/minoxidil combinations the best. Work better than just the minoxidil alone. I usually recommend those at night and the minoxidil foam in the morning.
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In before the lock. Why fight it, embrace hair loss.
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Im not concerned about my looks so when my hair loss started I didn’t attempt to halt it. When it became what I considered to be very noticeable I embraced it and shaved it all off. Had to grow a beard because I looked like Dr. Evil, but no regrets. Check outs baldcafe on YouTube.
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runner3081 wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:42 am In before the lock. Why fight it, embrace hair loss.
I totally embraced it - I've saved a lot of money on shampoo, haircuts, etc.
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You don’t need combs or brushes, just a washcloth.
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What was the name of that spray on stuff advertised in the old infomercials?
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How do you know if it's working???????

Surely if you can't tell that it's working, it's not working.
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A Panasonic razor with a #0 blade was the best buy we ever made. Saves a lot of money. Requires zero skill on the part of the razor operator, just makes a bit of a mess so do it outside for example. Best to have someone else do it so you don't miss a spot, but can also master use of mirrors to make sure you get everything.
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ReadyOne wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:49 am Have you used Rogaine or a similar product? Did it work for you? How do you know?

What is the most cost effective minoxidil product - liquid, mouse?

How can I determine whether it is working for me?

BTW, I am a male.

Thank you.

How to determine whether it works?

Religiously apply it to only one side of your head.
Religiously AVOID getting any on the other side of your head.
Wait and watch.
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JPH wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:17 am What was the name of that spray on stuff advertised in the old infomercials?
Are you thinking of GLH by Ron Popeil? Classic! A "hair"-brained scheme for sure.
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I use minoxidil foam for preventive purposes. My dermatologist suggested it. Of course it’s hard to know what my hair would look like without it (currently staying thick, no balding) but I’m not eager to find out, especially since the foam is so low-risk and cheap to buy in bulk on Amazon.

There’s also now oral minoxidil you can consider. And another but more intense option is finasteride, which requires a prescription. I believe both minoxidil and finasteride have clinical studies validating their effectiveness.

I recommend talking to a dermatologist about it, they’ll help you assess what combo of minoxidil and finasteride and in what format would work best for you.
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