How does rogaine work?
Answer: Rogaine is basically minoxidil, which is one of the most popular hair loss treatments in the world for men and women. They have rogaine for men and rogaine for women.
The main ingredient is called minoxidil which is an FDA approved treatment that is available over the counter and sold inside drugstores nation wide as well as sold online world wide.
Rogaine is available in liquid form as well as a foam application form.
Rogaine only works for certain types of hair loss and that is only if you never miss a beat in applying the application onto the scalp where it is needed most. Sadly rogaine does not work for everyone.
Results show up in 4 to 6 months of consistent application as directed.
For those of who rogaine does work for, you might not grow back the entire head of hair that was lost even if used regularly. This is based on clinical studies.
Why or how rogaine works to grow hair in the first place is very unclear it could be due to blood circulation improved on the scalp to the hair follicles that will help to produce hair regrowth.
Another reason could very well be due to rogaine stimulating the scalp to keep the hair growth phase for a longer period of time than usual and that rogaine is very capable of enlarging the hair follicles to create more scalp coverage helping in the appearance of hair growth.
The best types of hair loss that rogaine does work best on are usually people who have hereditary family genetic caused hair loss. This would be areas for men that are at the back of the head just under the crown and for women dealing with female pattern baldness areas such as on the top of their heads.
Rogaine is not intended to work on receding hair lines at the front of your scalp. This is an area that rogaine is not expected to work on.
Although rogaine products are the most effective for candidates under 40 years of age who start using their products at the first signs of hair loss.
You can quite possible regrow hair in areas on the scalp such as at the back of the crown head under the crown for men and at the top of the crown of head for women that are thinning.
Rogaine is NOT for people who:
But you can use rogaine if it is for family hereditary hair loss reasons.
I would say yes, it should cause hair growth for your beard and eye brows because one of the side effects is that rogaine may cause hair to grow on the forehead and ears if it drips down. Yet this is strictly up to you to try, if you should choose.
I only recommend that rogaine should be used only as directed even though rogaine can cause you to have a fuller thicker beard and eyebrows.
One of the reasons I recommend to use rogaine only as directed is due to the fact that if it gets into your eyes it may cause some serious problems such as blurred vision.
Using Rogaine may cause some serious side effects. You may have to stop and discontinue use for reasons that have been reported such as:
I am only answering this question because people are really asking: Does rogaine work on black hair? My answer is always the same, race or hair color has nothing to do with the problem of hair loss or the solution of hair loss. People may disagree by saying traction alopecia is usually seen in black women (as said in my traction alopecia text book) but anyone who braids hair regularly can see the same hair loss results and many do now that hair extensions are used by a variety of different women.
So, no, unfortunately rogaine does not work for everybody.
About 60% of people in the clinical studies saw positive regrowth results.