My Results From 2 Months Of Using Rogaine Foam

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  1. Evolving78

    Evolving78 Well-Known Member

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    My hair is very dense and tightly packed in, so i apply it to the scalp, but around the root area of the surrounding hair gets dry, but I have dry hair to begin with. I may apply it earlier in the day, so I can apply an oil after it dries.
     
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    Yeah I would say try applying in the am and then moisturize and sealing in the pm. I get it on my roots too but it doesn't cause dryness but build up. Could you be confusing dryness with buildup? It does feel a bit off once the buildup starts setting in.
     
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    Probably both
     
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    Well I usually get a noticeable amount of build up by like day 3. I would say try washing your hair every 3-4 days to remove build up. Up your moisturizing dc with heat and moisturize and seal especially with things like black castor oil or any moisturizing oil. It does have alcohol in it but if you up your moisture which is what I did it shouldn't cause any real probs. I also do the loc method which may help as well.
     
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    Yes I agree. I always wash my hair 2-3 times a week, so that will fit right in. Thank you so much! When did you first noticed anything happening?
     
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    I noticed after around a month of use. The first 2-3 wks my hair actually shedded more than usual but after that it grew in fast.
     
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    Thank you! I will go to the health food store for some emu oil. I had some years ago, but I was using it just on my skin for eczema.
     
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    Yeah that stuff is great! I think everyone should keep a bottle in rotation. It works on so many things.
     
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    Crap! Now I have to go back to the health food store for some emu oil! :lol:
     
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    I have two reoccurring bald spots in the middle of my scalp, every time I experience stress. I might have to rethink using rogaine.
     
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    Can you wear braids and weaves and still use romaine?
     
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    I think if the braids are small enough you can just apply the rogaine to the part and then massage the rogaine under the braid with your finger tip.

    I don't think it would work with a weave though unless your thinning is in the crown. If it's in the crown you could just leave that section out.
     
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    How do I start this rogaine program. Losing hair at the top of my head. I would appreciate any routine recommendations.
     

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    Welcome!
    Ok before you go that route, have you seen a doctor about your hairloss and do you take medication for anything? Have you had any blood work done lately?

    2. What is your hair care regimen like? Do you wash and deep condition your hair at least once a week? Do you use heating tools to dry and style your hair?

    From the pics, it looks like you comb your hair a lot going back. What moisturizer, or other product do you use before you comb your hair? Do you wear your hair out, or do you wear wigs?

    And do you drink a lot of water? Are you a smoker? Do you take a multivitamin?

    I’m asking all of this because if we can get down to the bottom of why you feel you need to use Rogaine, you might be surprised that you may just need to make a few changes in your hair care routine and your diet.

    Rogaine isn’t just used for any type of hair loss, or just dealing with hair breakage. It is used to treat Alopecia. Usually Alopecia that is similar to female pattern baldness. Depending on other forms of Alopecias one could have, it is possible Rogaine can be used. For those with CCCA, after inflammation, or scalp has healed, one maybe able to use if, if there is no major follicle damage.
     
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    @Zipmum
    Look into the benefits of taking beet root capsules, or drinking beet juice. I think seeing and reading the benefits for yourself will amaze you! And it truly works!

    You need a water based moisturizer. Oil doesn’t moisturize anything. Oil is a lubricant, or a sealant. Try using a wide toothed comb as well. I can clearly see the dryness, brittleness, and breakage from the combing and not properly moisturizing your hair. See you only provide moisture to your hair every 2 weeks. That is a long time for your hair and scalp to go without moisture/hydration.

    Talk to your doctor about using Rogaine.
     
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    Thank you "shortdub78" for the advice. What water based moisturizer oil do you recommend.
     
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    Come on the the other side of the board. If you want an Oil Moisturizer, you can use Creme Of Nature Argan Oil moisturizer, ORS olive oil moisturizer, etc. these come in a bottle and can be found at Walmart, Target, CVS, or the beauty supply store.
    Have you considered going to a professional hairstylist and getting a nice sharp pixie cut? A professional would know how to work around the thinning, and you would be able to get rid of your damaged brittle ends. You should try Shimmer Lights shampoo as well. It will get rid of the yellow in your hair.
     
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    I want to just be natural for the moment give my hair a rest from braids. After chemo in 2009 my hair never regained its strength. Routine was every 3 days with biotin and keep oiled.
     
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    You can have a pixie cut and still be natural. It will give you the chance to wear it straight or in it’s natural state. But you will need a hair cut to get rid of the dry brittle ends.
     
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    Just felt the need to update this thread with new info I have on my situation. I feel like my issue was more nutrition related and not androgenic alopecia like I first thought. I am on my 2nd bottle of liquid vites and have seen more progress over this less than 2 months than the 8 months prior on rogaine. I felt the results I thought I had were a placebo effect more than anything. Plus I took pics in different situations that caused the results to be faulty.

    These set of pics from using the liquid vites are done on freshly washed hair that has been dried in the same braids done the same way (that's how I prepare my hair to do twists later on)
    Day 1
    liquid vites day 1.JPG
    Day 20 on liquid vites
    liquid vites day 20.JPG
    Day 35 on liquid vites
    liquid vites day27#2.JPG
     
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    another update. All on freshly washed hair in same style air dried
    day 1 on vites
    liquid vites day 1.JPG


    day 81 on vites no rogaine for 5 wks
    liquid vites day 81 no rogaine 5 wks.JPG

    I will stress I was taking vites in pill form before but they just weren't strong enough to do anything.
     
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    @BronxJazzy your progress is wonderful! Which liquid vitamins were you taking?
     
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    I'm taking this

    but I'm starting to get interested in trying this


    I also took this biotin


    but now take this collagen and biotin combo
     
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