Originally Posted by re_grow
why do you suggest that (ref: Propecia)
Rogaine (or generic Minoxidil) is a growth stimulant. It stimulates hair follicles than can still grow hair to start growing hair again - but it does nothing to treat the cause of hereditary hair loss.
Propecia (or generic Finasteride) treats the cause of hereditary hair loss by blocking the formation of the hormone that causes hereditary hair loss. However, Propecia is not a growth stimulant.
You see, Rogaine and Propecia do two different things. Propecia treats the cause of hereditary hair loss. Rogaine treats the symptom of hereditary hair loss. Using these two medications together gives you the best chance of preventing further hair loss and growing back some of the hair you've lost.
I don't think it is much of a bother to use Rogain twice a day. However, Rogaine foam is much more convenient to use and it is much more stealthy than liquid Rogaine. For that reason, I use Rogaine foam in the mornings and generic liquid Minoxidil in the evenings.