Frequent question: Can you use Rogaine to prevent hair loss?

Does Rogaine regrow hair or just stop loss?

Fortunately, minoxidil (Rogaine) can help stop the hair loss in its tracks. In some cases, it can even help regrow new hair. But there are disadvantages to using the medication, which comes as a topical lotion or foam, especially for women.

Can Rogaine ruin your hair?

Rogaine is generally considered safe, but in some cases it can cause side effects, such as scalp irritation, unwanted hair growth, or temporary shedding. If you notice any of these symptoms or anything else concerning, contact your doctor right away.

Do you have to use Rogaine forever?

If the patient has androgenetic alopecia (male balding and female thinning), he or she will need to use minoxidil forever. If minoxidil is stopped, the hair will return to the way it once was and progressively get worse. In fact, all treatments for androgenetic alopecia are the same – use is forever.

Is Rogaine bad for your health?

Rogaine is generally considered safe, but in some cases it can cause side effects, such as scalp irritation, unwanted hair growth, or temporary shedding. If you notice any of these symptoms or anything else concerning, contact your doctor right away.

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Does Rogaine cause weight gain?

Your hands, feet, ankles, stomach, or face can swell as a result of salt and water retention caused when taking minoxidil. Water retention may cause a sudden weight gain of five pounds or more.

Does minoxidil age your face?

To date, there is no good evidence in the medical literature that minoxidil promotes aging of the face. As for affecting collagen synthesis – minoxidil probably DOES affect collagen synthesis in the scalp.

Can you leave minoxidil on overnight?

Leave the minoxidil on your face for 4 hours. … As an aside, some people leave minoxidil on overnight. This is fine too. It’s completely up to you what to do.

What’s the best shampoo to use with Rogaine?

What products should I use along with Rogaine?

  • Densifique Bodifying Shampoo. Kérastase sephora.com. $35.00. SHOP NOW.
  • Fructis Full & Plush Shampoo. Garnier amazon.com. $14.99. SHOP NOW.
  • Uplifting One Volumizing Shampoo. The One By Frédéric Fekkai nordstrom.com. $30.00. SHOP NOW.
  • Pro-V Sheer Volume Shampoo. Pantene amazon.com. $13.97.