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Is it safe to use rogaine (minoxidil) hair treatment?

Is it safe to use rogaine (minoxidil) hair treatment?

For women your age: Only the female strength rogaine (minoxidil) is safe. But I would see dermatologist first to see why you are losing your hair at your young age ...Read more

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Ever since I started using rogaine (minoxidil) my hair looks terribble. Why?

Ever since I started using rogaine (minoxidil) my hair looks terribble. Why?

May be minoxidil: Minoxidil may induce hair growth that is thicker and larger than your "normal" hair. Make sure you are applying it to the areas where you want hair growth evenly as directed and that it is not being washed off or distributed unevenly. ...Read more

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Do you have to be a certain age to use rogaine (minoxidil) for hair growth?

Do you have to be a certain age to use rogaine (minoxidil) for hair growth?

Rogaine (minoxidil) Safety: Safety and efficacy of rogaine (minoxidil) have not been established for pediatric patients up to 18 years of age. Use in infects is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can rogaine (minoxidil) for hair regrowth be harmful when pregnant?

YES!: Rogaine (minoxidil) is category c in pregnancy and may be safe while breastfeeding but recommend advice from OB because logistically, it can cause masculinization in female fetuses if systemically absorbed. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stabilise hair loss?

Does rogaine (minoxidil) stabilise hair loss?

It does in some peop: It may do for some people as it is indicated for that. But in my opinion success with rogain is limited. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or does it grow new hairs?

Both: Rogaine (minoxidil) increases the effectively blood flow to the hair follicle. The increased blood flow can stabilize further hair loss and also allows some dormant follicles to resume growth. Rogaine (minoxidil) works best to regrow hair on the vertex of the scalp. ...Read more

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Can rogaine (minoxidil) stop hair loss or does it just grow new hairs?

Generally both: It takes a while so be patient but generally it slows hair loss and promotes new growth as well. ...Read more

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Am using rogaine (minoxidil) for hair loss since few months. I have frizzy hair and am living in humid environment. Does rogaine (minoxidil) makes hair more frizzy, dry, dull?

Am using rogaine (minoxidil) for hair loss since few months. I have frizzy hair and am living in humid environment. Does rogaine (minoxidil) makes hair more frizzy, dry, dull?

Rogaine (minoxidil) for hairloss: Hair dryness and scalp itching can be caused by some formulations containing minixodil (Rogaine). If you are using the liquid dropper version, you might try using the foam version, which seems to have fewer scalp effects. Remember, avoid getting it ON your hair, because that can cause the dryness you describe. Apply it ONLY to the scalp, and allow it to dry completely before styling your hair. ...Read more

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Female hair loss. Bloodwork gr8. BAD rogaine (minoxidil) reaction. Hair specialist said it'll get worse, non-surgical hair restoration only option. Cant afford! Help!

Female hair loss. Bloodwork gr8. BAD rogaine (minoxidil) reaction. Hair specialist said it'll get worse, non-surgical hair restoration only option. Cant afford! Help!

Female Hair Loss: This can be a very frustrating situation for you (and your doctors). Try taking Biotin 2500-5000 mcg day. Also try Ketoconazole 1% Shampoo. If no better in a few months, seek the advise of a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will rogaine (minoxidil) make my hair grow thicker?

Will rogaine (minoxidil) make my hair grow thicker?

Minoxidil Works!: The active hair growth ingredient in FDA-app'd Rogaine=minoxidil. When used properly & consistently, Minoxidil helps weak follicles grow thicker, longer & more pigmented hair. In hereditary hair loss, Minoxidil stimulates & keeps hair follicles in the growing (Anagen) phase. If you're not experiencing hair thinning, results are less dramatic. It takes months to measure results. Seek an ABHRS MD. ...Read more

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Why does using rogaine (minoxidil) make your hair look terrible?

Why does using rogaine (minoxidil) make your hair look terrible?

Vehicle: Unfortunately, the medication has to be dissolved in a vehicle that can penetrate the scalp and act on the hair follicle. The original vehicle contains propylene glycol, ethyl alcohol, and water. The new foam rogaine (minoxidil) is supposed to dissolve more rapidly and leave less residue, but neither formulation are particularly good for styling hair. ...Read more

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How does rogaine (minoxidil) work on hair growth?

How does rogaine (minoxidil) work on hair growth?

Unknown: The most current thinking is that rogaine (minoxidil) directly stimulates the hair follicle to produce hair. It seems to turn on the on-off signal. ...Read more

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I've been on propecia for a few years & am now 45. Will rogaine (minoxidil) help my hair grow thicker?

I've been on propecia for a few years & am now 45. Will rogaine (minoxidil) help my hair grow thicker?

Propecia And Rogaine (minoxidil): Both Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil) are more effective together than individually. Patients usually do better on both of the medications together at growing hair. ...Read more

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Does rogaine (minoxidil) really work? Hair dresser left bleach on 2 Lon 4mo ago & hair fell out/thinned out. It's grown out & thicker. One area is thinned out tho

Does rogaine (minoxidil) really work? Hair dresser left bleach on 2 Lon 4mo ago & hair fell out/thinned out. It's grown out & thicker. One area is thinned out tho

Rogaine (minoxidil) does work: Rogaine (minoxidil) does work. It was originally thought to help with high blood pressure but wasn't very good. The side effect was hair growth. However your problem is not hair loss. You have hair damage and in time your hair should grow back. Make sure to aleays discuss your wants with the hair dresser and stay in the moment. If you are texting and so are they then who's watching your hair? ...Read more

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Does long-term uses of minoxidil (rogaine), for hair loss treatment, have severe side -effect? I have ckd. Please rush.

Depends absorption?: It really depends on the systemic absorption and this will likely be reflected by your blood pressure. It is unlikely t have an effect but I would discuss with your nephrologist. ...Read more

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What mite b best procedure 4 woman w SEVERELY thinning hair, not genetic, all bloodwrk fine, BAD reaction 2 rogaine (minoxidil).Agoraphobic now! Hair transplant? Or?

What mite b best procedure 4 woman w SEVERELY thinning hair, not genetic, all bloodwrk fine, BAD reaction 2 rogaine (minoxidil).Agoraphobic now! Hair transplant? Or?

Get checked: A complete history and physical with lab work to rule out hormonal, nutritional, autoimmune causes for hair thinning would be appropriate! After that it will be easier for your doctor to proceed with recommendations ...Read more

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How good is rogaine (minoxidil) at regrowing new hair?

How good is rogaine (minoxidil) at regrowing new hair?

Good for some: It has been successful in younger that 45 year olds. It will only cause the maturation of vellus hairs to terminal hairs so you need soft vellus hairs to still be present. ...Read more

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How does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

According to them: "the exact mechanism of action of rogaine (minoxidil) is uncertain. However, researchers believe that rogaine (minoxidil) works in part by partially enlarging the hair follicles and reversing the miniaturization process. By enlarging miniaturized follicles, the growth phase of the hair cycle is prolonged, allowing the hair to become longer and thicker looking and with more follicles in the growth phase at the same time.". ...Read more

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Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

Exactly how does rogaine (minoxidil) work to cause hair growth?

Two ways: Minoxidil makes hair follicles wider so your hair is thicker. It also increases the growth phase of your hair so that you grow longer hair and more strands of hair. Unfortunately, this isn't a permanent one time only treatment. You need to continue using Minoxidil to maintain your hair growth. ...Read more

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Could someone take biotin at the same time as the topical rogaine (minoxidil) cream to grow hair?

Yes: Rogaine (minoxidil) is an anti-andrigen agent while biotin is a vitamin. Different methods of action and affect. Biotin supplements what may be a deficiency in the diet allowing for a stronger hair follicle. The rogaine (minoxidil) inhibits the negative effects of testosterone on the hair follicle. ...Read more

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Can rogaine (minoxidil) be used for hair growth on scalp hair as well for women how is it used? Is it good for women?

Can rogaine (minoxidil) be used for hair growth on scalp hair as well for women how is it used? Is it good for women?

Rogaine (minoxidil): For women and men, use rogaine (minoxidil) for men because it is 5% and is the strongest. Rogaine (minoxidil) is applied twice a day but one you start using rogaine (minoxidil) you will have to use it the rest of your life otherwise the hair will stop growing and will fall out. ...Read more

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Would rogaine (minoxidil) help to recover hair loss due to stress?

Would rogaine (minoxidil) help to recover hair loss due to stress?

Hair loss: Hair loss due to stress many times is not permanent and will grow back on its own. Rogaine (minoxidil) has only been shown to cause hair growth in androgen (testosterone) dependent hair loss. ...Read more

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