Rogaine for women is an over the counter topical solution that helps you reverse hair loss by growing back hair.
The main solution inside of rogaine to achieve hair regrowth is due to their main ingredient minoxidil.
Minoxidil is an oral medication that is prescribed from doctors to people with high blood pressure.
Ironically doctors started to take notice that the medication was not only helping to lower blood pressure but the medication was also growing hair on their clients bodies as well.
The medication minoxidil helped grow body hair because the medication was taken orally.
Doctors began to do clinical research on the medictaion when they discovered that hair loss can be reversed simply by applying the over the counter product dierectly on the bald spots.
How does rogaine work for women? Researchers have not yet exactly pin pointed as to why or how rogaine works as it promotes hair regrowth, although it is believed in theory that the minoxidil rogaine solution helps improve the blood flow when applied to the scalp.
Better blood flow will allow more oxygen and nutrients from the blood to encourage the regrowth of hair follicles.
A 1994 minoxidil study was created for 256 women with alopecia who used 2% of minoxidil twice a day for 32 weeks. Results of that study found that 60% of women had new hair growth.
A second study created in 2004 for 381 women with female hair loss was split into two groups, the first group used 2% strength minoxidil. The second group used 5% strength minoxidil.
Results of that study found that both groups that used 2% minoxidil and 5% minoxidil helped regrow thinning hair in the females, but the group using the 5% strength minoxidil saw better hair regrowth results than the females who used only 2% strength minoxidil.
"I have to use rogaine for the rest of my life because it is a treatment not a cure but it does work." suzi - new mexico
"The price is really kinda expensive but so I switched to the generic minoxidil brand at my local walmart, I don't think there is much of a difference in products because they both have minoxidil in them and it seems to be working still." martha - flordia
"I use rogaine twice a day for 4 months and it has been working for me. I have my hair back and I also use the nioxin shampoo and conditioner along with rogaine and the combo works like a charm!" marcia - california
The average price for rogaine is about $48.00. Rogaine has pretty much a set price of 48 dollars for their 4 month supply of products regardless of minoxidil stregnth level of either 2% or 5%.
Their 2 month supply boxes are 50% cheaper. They still equal to about the same amount after you buy rogaine.
Rogaine products vary by:
People ask me if there is a rogaine shampoo and unfortunately there is none at this time, nor was there ever. Rogaine only specializes in making hair loss treatments at the moment.
Doctors suggest to use head and shoulders shampoo & conditioner while being a rogaine user.
Head and shoulders shampoo also helps to unclog hair follicles which can help reduce further hair loss and help aide in better hair growth.
Head and shoulders also helps fight dandruff, which can be a rogaine use side effect. (See a full list rogaine side effects below)
Here is a list of side effects that may be caused by Rogaine with use.
Here is the full list of rogaine ingredients:
Rogaine foam directions:
Step 1) Make sure you hair is dry first.
step 2) Hold the can upside down and dispense about half of a capful of rogaine foam unto clean hands.
Step 3) Apply the foam product unto your scalp where hair loss thinning is and where you want to regrow hair. Then simply massage into scalp. Let air dry before styling your hair.
Answer: Can I apply the product on without shampooing the previous application out first?
Question: Yes you can re-apply without washing out the previous application of rogaine out first.
Answer: Can I sleep with the product before it dries?
Question: It's best if you can wait until the product is completely dry before going to bed due to the fact that the treatment can transfer unto your pillow case and then to your face causing unwanted facial hair.
Answer: Can I apply Rogaine on my eyebrows?
Question: Yes rogaine can work on eyebrows but you still may experience some of the side effects listed on this page as well. Be careful not to get any on your eyes. Flush out with water if you do.
Question: Can you lose your hair if you stop using Rogaine?
Answer: Yes, you basically will lose the hair that Rogaine has helped you grow if you stop using their product at any time that is why continued use is a must to keep your hair.
This rule applies to any minoxidil product. Because their product is not a cure but a treatment.
Generic cvs-rogaine for men is in the blue box and the generic cvs-rogaine brand for women is in the pink box they both sit right next to the regular rogaine on the shelf.
Of course it is always best to buy the name brand version of Rogaine but that is not to say that the generic brand does not work either.
I am sure that it does work. In fact I feel Rogaine is definitely competing with the CVS generic Rogaine brand because of the simple fact that the Rogaine company offers a $10.00 mail in rebate offer when you buy their name brand.
Which one should you buy? I suggest to get the best one you could afford.
Which one is the best between Name Brand Rogaine vs Generic Rogaine?
I would say name brand Rogaine is the best and CVS Generic Rogaine comes in second place as far as Rogaine brands go in my opinion.
Why is the name brand better?
Because in my opinion the generic brand legally has to make a small change in their formula otherwise they will get sued by Rogaine. So the original formula I'm sure is best since they are trying to copy it.
Ebay is another great place to find deals and discounts on Rogaine for women and man for that matter.
Just check to make sure the expiration date is not past due on the product you are buying from. If the ebay listing does not have the expiration date information on it then simply ask by using their contact link. I am sure the seller will be happy to tell you.
Also look at their feedback to make sure that particular person is in good standing with ebay by checking their ebay ratings before buying.
If you are wondering why somebody might be selling it on ebay in the first place, it could be most likely that they simply need some extra money since ebay seems to be one big yard sale. Enjoy the savings and grab it before it's gone!
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