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User Reviews for Minoxidil

Also known as: Hair Regrowth Treatment for Men, Hair Regrowth Treatment for Women, Rogaine, Rogaine Extra Strength, Rogaine Men's Extra Strength, Rogaine Women's, Ronoxidil

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Minoxidil Rating Summary

7.1/10 Average Rating

31 Ratings with 30 User Reviews

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"Amazing. But do not over dose your scalp. I was impatient and used four droppers and it works SO well. Then I went back to the proper directions. I want this product. If side effects it may be the cleaning. It helps clean the clogged follicle from fungus? Or what? Anyone know? My hair is much much better. Feels like hair Not Fuzz. I bought mine CASH!! Well worth it. Several bottles in case misused I'm not deprived from its amazing benefits. "

   
10

Hope Graham (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 7, 2016

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Rogaine Women's (minoxidil): "I have been losing my hair gradually for the last 10 years my hairdresser said something about it then I started noticing my hair was falling out by the handfuls so I got a little nervous and bought Rogaine for women wow this stuff is amazing I can't believe how thick my hair is after all these years I don't know why I didn't try this product sooner but now I am and I'm glad I did I haven't had any side effects from it all go I highly recommend washing your hands after applying it to your hair to prevent transferring it onto your face"

   
10

Annemarie1968 January 25, 2016

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Rogaine Extra Strength (minoxidil): "When I used rogain for the first time I instantly started to see results within 2 weeks My hair was filling in and strengthening but when I reached my third bottle in the case, I notice it smelled a little stronger then the others did and it dried and made my hair weaker then slowly start to fall out."

   
3.0

Cajuan January 9, 2016

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"Used as directed for six months and saw no results whatsoever. Don't waste your money."

   
1.0

Cornie December 16, 2015

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"I have used MX-2 for 1 year . my hair volume increased,. when i stopped using solution my hair again started falling and my hair line is going back,no use using all dat stuff"

   
1.0

niri (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 28, 2015

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"I started plucking out my eyebrows when I was 14 (15 years ago) and when I was about 17,they completely stopped growing back! I have been contemplating getting my eyebrows tattooed for a while now. About 3 weeks ago, I started reading reviews and advice about Minoxidil and if it might actually help me after this many years. I decided, what the heck, it can't hurt! I bought Equate Minoxidil 5% (for men) and I've been really strict on my routine. After about a week, I thought my mind was playing tricks on me bc I started seeing very fine tiny blonde hairs growing. Then,after the second week, I definitely saw them growing! I'm so stoked and I highly recommend Minoxidil(generic is just as good as Rogaine). :-)"

   
8.0

AshleyAndJJ (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2015

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Rogaine Women's (minoxidil): "This product has been great. Because my hair is short, and my condition was not extreme, my product has lasted about 6 months before running out. I used as directed at the beginning using daily, then backed off to every other day. Hair is getting thick and edges filling in."

   
10

Val's Hair September 28, 2015

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"31yrs old, single. Slowly been losing hair for 10 years, but last couple years very noticeable. It makes me very self conscious because I was always the best looking guy most places I would go,but I was starting to feel ugly, lost my swag and its all because of hair loss. I think about it 24/7 of everyday. I've tried everything to try and stop it from serums, the lasercomb, propecia. 5 months ago I decided I would try one last thing or just accept my thining head of hair and hope I would find a girl that was ok with the top of my head turning into a horseshoe of baldness. I had an initial shed which was tough to go through but I can tell its working and I am so happy, I will continue with it and hope it keeps getting better."

   
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thining hair September 22, 2015

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Rogaine (minoxidil): "I have been using rogaine foam for 4 months. It is unbelievable how much this stuff has worked for me, it took 4 months to really be able to tell. I use twice a day. I had thin hair all over and have applied all over my scalp and in most places it is now a little bit thicker. I wear my hat less. Slowly gaining confidence back, I'm excited everyday when I wake up to see a fuller head of hair rather then cringing at the mirror first thing in the morning."

30 yrs old September 13, 2015

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"I have had an amazing experience with the introduction of minoxidil to my hair loss regiment. I use this medication in conjunction with, Saw Palmetto (oral), Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) and biotin. The laser and Saw Palmetto was effective in curbing the loss and gaining some slow regrowth. I noticed a huge spike in re growth and my hairline returned to normal after 3 months on minoxidil. The over all volume, density and hair strength has changed. Also, the amount of hair I lose now is minimal with the minoxidil added. I have been suffering from mild AG for about 2 years. Luckily, the minoxidil was the master at getting all of my hair back. The other treatments helped but the minoxidil is the work horse."

   
8.0

Gramjé (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 6, 2015

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"I have had thin fine hair all my life then at 55 my hairdresser said I was losing it. I got rogaine and wish now I had 20 years ago. My hair is thicker from more hair. I use men because it is 5%. Show me a study anywhere that women's rogaine needs to be lower. The assumption they make is it will drop womens BP too much. In fact I have high blood pressure take medicine for it and the 5% has given me nothing but full hair. I started using it 5 months ago and started getting results showing at 2 months. I had a friend that I could see her scalp and she started on 5%. It is about 5 weeks and already her scalp is getting better. I have no side effects but she says her scalp tingles."

   
8.0

marytexas55 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 5, 2015

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"I have discontinued use of contraception pill and started losing hair at crazy rate, it was too depressing seeing all my long brautiful hair disappear. I have never experienced shedding like this not after both my pregnancies. Just a week ago finally consulted a hairloss proffessional, who recommended Minoxidil. Its not my imagination!!! Shedding is slowing down and its been a week. Use twice daily. I find thou I need to apply couple hours before washing my hair as it makes it look greasy"

   
8.0

Marynabod (taken for less than 1 month) March 14, 2015

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"I only used Rogaine for 2 days. At the end of my second day I developed a headache, I took an Excedrin and my headache became a full blown migraine, I broke out in a cold sweat and got shaky. I then realized the Rogaine has a drug interaction with both the asprin and acetaminophen in the Excedrin. I had to wait it out. As a migraine sufferer I cannot use this drug for the side effects. I am so disappointed. I purchased the 3 month supply."

   
1.0

natstruffle (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2015

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"I have only been using Rogaine for two months now, but I can tell that it is working. A few things I have learned: do not overuse this product! Stick to the 1 ml regardless if you have hair loss all over or not! It's not worth the side effects. I wasn't sure how much to be applying because I know they say only use 1 ml, but since I have diffuse thinning all over, I feel like I need to apply it in back as well. Anyway I am going to use less of it and try to apply more evenly. I hear that it works all over regardless of how much you apply, hope this is true. I have headaches if I use too much. "

   
7.0

Rose30 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 12, 2014

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"IT WORKS, I am 21. You may have hair fall at the starting stage but it may be a good sign because you are gaining new hair strands losing the older one. I saw the improvement within 3 weeks, I was losing less hair than before. Just apply twice a day, remember don't let it spread over parts other than your scalp. Apply before about 2 hours before you go to bed at night, let your scalp dry first. Shampoo before you apply (not every time) and let it dry. And it will work best then. But get familiar with it's side effects too. I don't know about others but yes I am developing dark circles around my eyes since the day I started applying it."

   
8.0

musiclinda November 3, 2014

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"I was almost bald from front and middle of the head. My hairs were so thin and very very weak. I had my wedding after 5 months, so I was so worried. I started using minoxidil, Finax tablets after consulting a dermatologist. After 3-4 weeks my hair started to fall more quickly as told by doc. After using 3 months (liquid 2 times a day, tab 1 time) my head was full of hair except the very front area. It was so dense as it used to be in my school days. As the session ended again I visited the doc. He suggested to use a mild shampoo named "Seren" and to continue in the same ways for next 3 months. After 6 months it was so thick that my friends who met me after months told that hey buddy are you wearing a wig."

   
8.0

sssssssss October 31, 2014

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"My dermatologist recommended that I use 5% minoxidil for hereditary hair loss. I had difficulty finding a product but finally located one for women with this higher percentage. I used it around 9:00 AM and within an hour became nauseous. I am in my third day of trying to recover from the effects of minoxidil and although the nausea has lessened, I'm still not feeling up to par. On the first evening after using minoxidil, two of my fingers turned a dark blue and reddish color around my knuckles. After around 3 hours the color dissipated. "

Kaybeemer02 August 18, 2014

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Rogaine (minoxidil): "I bought a 3 month supply and used it as directed. I got a buzz cut before I started applying Rogaine so all my new hair could grow with the old hair. After 6 months, my hair was fuller, thicker, and my bald spot was filled in with my own, NEW hair. I felt like a new man. Then, I stopped using Rogaine, (because I had new hair growth & was satisfied), and within a few months, all my NEW hair (and then some) fell out in the shower, combing & brushing my hair, and regular daily activities. Now, I've decided to lose my hair with grace. Rogaine WORKS, but DON'T STOP USING IT OR YOUR HAIR WILL FALL OUT!!"

   
8.0

JerryComedian (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 20, 2014

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"I rate this 10/10 because I started using it with no preconceptions that I would have a full head of hair within a week. I used this for about a month before I got my first compliment after 3 months use (2xday) I saw my family and they all thought I had had a hair transplant, although the front of my head is still hairless the back of my hair is very much thicker. All in all I would say this works if you are looking to thicken up the hair you have remaining."

   
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GDawg (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 10, 2014

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"I started using this medication prescribed by my PCP in June of 2011, and it helped get some of my hair back that had thinned and was falling out in a small front area of my head. However I'm still taking 2.5mg once a day, and I would say the effects of it are not as good as it used to be, however it continues to help a little by maintaining any more hair lose."

   
6.0

Aerospace747 (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 21, 2014

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"I have used this Rogaine for about 8 weeks and I had to stop because it caused facial hair."

   
2.0

jahe December 11, 2013

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"I started using Rogaine about 6 months ago and I stopped because I saw hair on my cheeks :( I tried other stuff like vitamins shampoo, Rosemary oil, etc. Nothing was working, matter of fact my hair kept falling. My family comes from very thin hair and hair loss. Double negative! I'm only 27 and on top of my scalp is so thin. I read Rogaine reviews and I decided I was going to give it a dedicated try. It's been about 3 months. I use more than the dosage and geeez do I see hair on my face. lol I'm laughing because I now trim my face. My eyebrows grow so fregen fast and they're SUPER FULL! My eyelashes seem longer and now I have side burns lol. Oh goodness. Do I see more hair on my scalp? Hell yea! not enough though. I need more!"

   
8.0

Mel (27 yrs old) (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 5, 2013

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Rogaine (minoxidil): "This will work if you are patient. I kept on losing my hair until I tried Rogaine. It was the only thing that saved me from losing most of my hair. I was hesitant to use this at first and did not see signs of regrowth until 7 months. I kept on using this product and all my hair grew back in. I can only suggest you try this, I know how hard it is to look in the mirror everyday and see more and more hair loss. Using Rogaine brought not only back my hair but my self confidence."

   
10

Anonymous October 12, 2013

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Rogaine (minoxidil): "It works, just be patient. Been using it for 8 months, and my hair is thicker. I use it twice a day."

   
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catnotdog August 17, 2013

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Rogaine Men's Extra Strength (minoxidil): "Product works for me, was very dubious but decided to try it as a last ditch attempt before an FUE hair transplant. Don't need a transplant now I am thrilled to say! New fine hairs started to grow after five weeks and didn't notice any shedding at all. Best to keep track with a shaving mirror. Now at three months and my old hairline is returning which is almost beyond belief! My only fear is that this progress will slow but I am keeping fingers crossed, things are looking good and the fine hairs are thickening and darkening."

   
9.0

Anonymous February 27, 2012

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