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User Reviews for Rogaine

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Alopecia  
4.6
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Reviews for Rogaine

JerryComedian · Taken for 1 to 2 years · July 20, 2014

For Alopecia: “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 / 10
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Bri · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · August 9, 2020

For Alopecia: “I’m a woman. 26 years of age. I had very minor shedding my doctor recommended me trying minoxidil. I did use it and ever since I used it all my hair fell out. It went from something very unnoticeable to me paying thousands of dollars trying to get my hair back. Minoxidil destroyed my hair. The doctor said give it time it will work. I gave it one year and my hair is completely ruined.”

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bald · Taken for 1 to 2 years · December 25, 2020

For Alopecia: “Was prescribed minoxidil in my early 20s, used it for a couple of years. Did not seem to do much. As soon as I stopped it, which was due to heart palpitations (side effects), I started shedding HEAVILY. Rogaine made me lose my hair faster than I otherwise would have. I'd say never start on this, cause if you stop (and it's likely you will), your hair will become dependent on this drug and fall out rapidly. It's created a diffuse pattern of thinning, so bad the doctor says nothing can be done now.”

1 / 10
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Mike · August 20, 2019

For Alopecia: “When I would go to the beach the top of my scalp got sunburned and my hair just felt thinner overall when I washed it. When I would get a haircut and the barber would wet my hair you could clearly see my scalp. Became extremely self conscious. Heard about 5% Rogaine and saw a generic brand (Kirkland) advertised so I decided to make the commitment and order a 6 month supply of the liquid formula. I've had no side effects. I am happy to report that ALL of my hair is growing back after 4 1/2 months of being on it. My hair is feeling and looking thick like it did years ago. I have a ton of new hair across my hairline in the front where it was thin and receding and at the crown. I'm actually shocked at how much hair in 4.5 months has grown in. I use it faithfully morning and night and in the 4 1/2 months have not missed a day. I can't wait to see the results in 12 months. I know that everyone is different but this has made an enormous difference in the way my hair looks and feels.”

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Anonymous · October 12, 2013

For Alopecia: “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 / 10
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Anonymous · July 28, 2019

For Alopecia: “I had slight thinning of my hair, nothing serious. The dermatologist suggested I try Rogaine. Big mistake. The places I put Rogaine kept on getting worse and worse. It made the shedding worse and created bald spots. I knew to expect some extra shedding in the beginning but never to the extent it is now. It ruined my hair and I’m scared I’ll never get it back. Please only use if it is a last resort.”

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Lizzy · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 27, 2021

For Alopecia: “I am yet to find out why my hair started falling out but fall out it did, bit by bit until I was bald. I am 72 and originally had a full head of near shoulder length fair/blondish hair (coloured by hairdresser). I have used Regain every day at 12 noon for 3 months and Novasone every night at 6pm. I now have a full head of hair half an inch long, some dark the rest grey but it's still hair. I wear a wig when I go out. I will never get it coloured again but I would like to know, if there's anyone out there with the same problem, if I stop the Regain and use it every 2nd or 3rd day will I go bald again. It is expensive for pensioners and if you know of an alternative I would really appreciate hearing from you. How you use it and your results. Thank you to those of you that read this and have any ideas for me”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · April 4, 2019

For Alopecia: “I do not recommend this product to use for a thinning widows peak i reckon the stuff actually gave me alopecia and I know this for a fact because all the areas I started using rogaine are now the spots I have big bald patches. I sought rogaine to help save my hair and instead it has destroyed it. I may never get my follicles back again.”

2 / 10
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Duvo · May 3, 2017

For Alopecia: “What a nightmare this has been for me. After 3 months of using rogaine, my desire to have sex has gradually dissappeared. It has been 2 months since I stopped it and nothing has changed. This side effect is not even listed as a possible reaction. And how long has this been on the market? I simply cannot believe that this poison has not been removed from the market or asexuality mentioned as a possible outcome of this. I have no idea when I will recover and if I will recover. I'm seeing a dermatologist soon. I hope he doesn't simply tell me that this is all in my head or not related to rogaine because he will not like my reaction. I am terrified...I don't know what to do about this. I plan on contacting lawyer about this”

1 / 10
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mrlj · Taken for 1 to 6 months · November 10, 2019

For Alopecia: “Has anyone experienced the growth of FACIAL HAIR? I have been using Rogaine for almost 2 months now. The hair loss has improved a little (I am still losing it but less than before), I know it's a slow process, and I am willing to continue, but after about 1 month, I have noticed some hair growth on my cheekbones and temples and on my chin! I am a female in my mid sixties.”

7 / 10
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John · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · June 9, 2020

For Alopecia: “Ok so Rogaine gets a lot of hate because people claim that it increases hairloss. Which yes it does! However the shedding early on is a normal part of the hair strengthening process and it will regrow, and likely as stronger and thicker hair. But you have to be patient with it. Don't give up after a couple months because it feels like you've lost hair. It takes time and many people quit at the first sign of hair shedding. For Androgenetic alopecia it can be very helpful. Granted not as beneficial as finasteride or other topical agents. (In conjunction very useful) However it will almost certainly result in some growth as long as you have living follicles. Derma rolling can help increase the absorption and therefore increase results from Rogaine. I noticed new hair growth in the first 2 months. They started out small, but over time they grew darker, thicker and longer. It works! But you must keep using it for results or the hairs will fall.”

9 / 10
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30 yrs old · September 13, 2015

For Alopecia: “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.”

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Blue · Taken for less than 1 month · November 8, 2019

For Alopecia: “Hi so I bought a 3month supply of minoxidil which is a mistake should have tried 1 bottle.. I kept shedding hair whenever I applied it..my hand will be covered with hair this was too scary so I stopped it...its ok if I lost the money but not MY HAIR”

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Scorp077 · February 26, 2016

For Alopecia: “I noticed after I had finished my chemo and got rid of my hep c type 6c . I started seeing lots of hair on the bathroom floor after blow drying. It was coming out in droves, mainly from the front and sides . This was in 2012, sep My hairline was receding, I started getting bald spots in the front and sides. I also noticed that my hair was very weak.I started using Rogain 2012 I saw an advertisement about Rogine for men. I was 63 at the time . Before my chemo I had lots of hair. When I picked up the box I read on the box that it will not grow hair on the frontal lob. I said to myself this will work, the same way I said about my chemo. Well it did work front and sides. Made my hair stronger too”

10 / 10
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Larrynorogainworks · December 9, 2016

For Alopecia: “I used it for 8 years and I still kept losing hair. If it is good why are there so many movie stars that are bald? For those that it does not grow hair for will be told you are one of those 20% that does not work.”

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Optomist · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · February 27, 2019

For Alopecia: “Always had very fine fair hair, started to thin in late thirties, became quite noticeable early sixties. Doctor suggested Rogaine for women, once a day foam. Within 3 months had noticeable improvement, new fine hair covered bare spot in front. No side effects, no itching. Good product and reasonable cost.”

7 / 10
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Carmen · March 7, 2021

For Alopecia: “I used Rogaine religiously for 2.5 years. Huge mistake. My hair was falling out in the front but it wasn’t severe.The area where I applied it somewhat stopped falling out but in it’s place grew short, fuzzy, hair that was significantly thinner than the rest of my hair. I stopped using Rogaine. All the new hair fell off and now after 2 years since using I have little hairs that won’t grow any longer than two inches and are noticeably thinner than the areas where I didn’t apply it. It ruined my hair! I’m a 47 y/o woman.”

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pdthorne · June 17, 2021

For Alopecia: “Yes, Rogaine might make hair thinner faster, it might thin the hairline, it might addict otherwise healthy follicles. For me it caused more hair loss in 7 months than in the last 20yrs. I'm 50yr old man who had 80-90% of the hair I had in my 20's. I had very slight thinning / recession and used it as a preventative measure vs seeking regrowth, big mistake. It shed my hairline and thickness through the sides of my scalp. Everywhere I applied it. I got the shed but no regrowth. I quit after 7 months of use and continued to shed for the next 12 months. I do believe Rogaine works for some (likely younger) but yes it can also do damage if you are a non responder to the medication. Do your research. It should not be sold over the counter if it has the potential to do the opposite of what it promises. The biggest lie out there...'only the hair regrown by Rogaine will fall out after you stop using it'. It did a lot of damage to my existing hair and I know now it will never recover.”

1 / 10
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.. · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 10, 2016

“I used this for one month and I was devastated when the medicine left me shedding much much more hair than I had before. People told me to stick it out because that's what it's supposed to do. I'm terrified to lose more hair since my hair is already so thin, so I stopped using it. No one warned me it could get this bad.”

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tom hellmue · November 25, 2009

For Alopecia: “I started treatment 6 months ago and have been rubbing this on my head twice daily. I have new hair growing on the top of my head and it is noticeable although it is very thin (partly because I'm blond). As for the front right and left I can see white peach fuzz. Overall for me and I stress me the cost vs results are unbalanced. I would recommend for others, as it does work but, takes a long time and is costly.”

8 / 10
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Slimlatin · March 26, 2017

For Alopecia: “I have been using rogaine for almost a year now for my stress related hair loss and it took a while to get any results. I didn't see much until the fourth month and at that time it was little fuzzy baby hairs along the hairline. Now at 11 months my hair has grown about an inch. It's a slow process but you will see results. My problem is the price. Its cheaper to get it at the store then online, but you have to be vigilant and look around for the lowest price (time consuming) ”

5 / 10
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Flgal · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · November 26, 2019

For Alopecia: “After a few months I definitely had hair growth. I put it on in the bald spots. Guess what? The bald spots grow courser, nasty, tough to style, thick, curly hair. Now the sides of my face have that nasty hair, along with the crown line. I'm going to stop using it. I would rather have sending hair then clown hair”

5 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month · January 9, 2022

For Alopecia: “I am so sad. I was a model and never took worth in how I looked. I had low self esteem from bad relationships and a bad childhood. So I took for granted my beauty. I started to loose my hair when I was 24. I then tried this at 27 . Before everyone thought I was 20 . I mean I looked so young for 27 facially..and this was even how old people thought I was when I had clear thinning hair. Literally everyone. I used this product out of desperation. It caused my very pretty face, which I took for granted, (just like we do hair), to age 7 years at least in 4 weeks. I got crows feet, deep lines. I look old. I used to get comments that I was pretty even when it was obvious to anyone I was loosing hair . Its really sad this isn't listed as a side effect. I have gone from being a model to this. Loosing hair is one confidence issue. Wow. It is a true side effect. I'm so sad”

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JMC41996 · July 30, 2017

For Alopecia: “I started Rogaine and Propecia about a year ago. I apply Rogaine 2x a day morning and night. I have noticed thickening of my hair and I do have a 6 month before and after picture my dermatologist took. She said I am her "poster child" for this treatment... we were both very excited! I have absolutely no noticeable side effects from either medication. Sex drive is the same as it was before medication. I also use Regenpure DR, NT, and conditioner. I wash my hair once daily as it is needed because the Rogaine foam creates a stiffness of my hair (like gel would if applied) and I have a problem w/ dandruff. My dermatologist prescribed me triamcinolone acetonide lotion to help with itchiness which I apply with a Qtip. (1/2)”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · January 29, 2011

For Alopecia: “Did not work well in the spots where I rubbed, but noticed extra rapid growth of facial hair, nose hair, eye brows and ear hair. A few unpigmented hairs grew on hairline where it was one full, but they were not very strong/healthy. ”

4 / 10
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