A very common question among men of all ages and women is does Rogaine really work. For men and women alike losing your hair or going bald can be a troubling circumstance. Nobody wants to see their head full of hair suddenly start to thin out. Cosmetically speaking it can be very emotionally devastating as your hair slowly falls out. Consequently people have for hundreds of years have searched for a cure for baldness and general hair loss. So far in the United States there are only two FDA approved treatments for hair loss Rogaine and Propecia. As a side note minoxidil is Rogaine in generic form. So after considerable research I decided to try Rogaine before anything else.In the future I might incorporate Propecia and a laser comb.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Minoxidil Rogaine Shedding Phase

Like I said in my last post the side effect of itchiness from the Rogaine has deftly gotten better thanks to using Nizoral 2%. However now I’m starting to experience what they call the shedding phase. For the most part from all the recent research I’ve done it is basically a sign that the minoxidil/Rogaine is in fact working or starting to work. In a nutshell the basic idea is the Rogaine is pushing out the old hair and new and thicker hair is supposed to replace that eventually.

And if all goes well not only is the hair thicker but the Rogaine will also cause brand-new hair growth in areas that you don’t have hair anymore. So in combination with the shedding phase and the new hair growth in theory the balding process is reversed. Like I mentioned before I will be very happy if it just holds my hair loss or slows it down to a very slow pace. Now I feel that way because I still have a lot of hair on my head as opposed to someone who is watching over every strand possible. I’m trying to prevent myself from reaching that stage as much as I can until father time truly takes over.

So in conclusion the shedding phase is completely normal and for most people should last 2 to 3 weeks but it can last a little longer. During this time you will lose hair at times what will appear to be an exaggerated rate. However you shouldn’t worry too much, all the hair that is lost should come back stronger and thicker than before. Remember the shedding phase should only last for couple weeks if it last much longer I would recommend speaking to a dermatologist or your general practitioner about it. They would be in a much better position to offer advice about your continued usage of minoxidil/Rogaine.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

NIZORAL 2 Percent Update

So it’s been a couple weeks now since my last update and I had promised an update on my NIZORAL 2 % experience. Like I said before since I have been using Rogaine 5% it has caused me a few side effects such as acne and some mild itchiness across my scalp. The acne would come and go however the itchiness seemed to always be present. Because of the side effects I did my research and decided to try and incorporate Nizoral 2% into my regimen.

To make a long story short the Nizoral 2% has really helped my condition a great deal. The acne problem that I was having in particular in the back of my head slowly started to fade and deftly have decreased in frequency. I still get them but just not as much and they don’t seem to be his full blown as they were before which will often be very painful. I believe his help with my acne due to its anti-DHT effect upon my scalp.

In terms of my itchiness thankfully is deftly has helped as well. Beforehand I would feel itchy throughout the day to various degrees of itchiness. Quite often the itchiness would be very annoying however since I been using the Nizoral the itchiness has deftly come under control thankfully. I still have itchiness however it’s much milder and controllable these days. It doesn’t bother me is much as it did before hopefully will get better down the road with continued usage of the shampoo.