Rogaine foam vs liquid

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  • mlao
    Senior Member
    • Oct 2009
    • 387

    Rogaine foam vs liquid

    I have read different opinions about which is more effective the foam or the liquid. Is it possible for a doctor who might have some better insight to comment on this - Thanks
  • Delphi
    Senior Member
    • Mar 2009
    • 546

    #2
    Iím not a doctor but I know that Rogaine foam is far less irritating then the liquid and it seems easier to use.

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    • Dr. Glenn Charles
      IAHRS Recommended Hair Transplant Surgeon
      • Nov 2008
      • 2423

      #3
      The ingredients in the original Rogaine that caused most of the redness and irritation have been removed. The new foam Rogaine can probably be used once a day and be as effective. This also helps keep the cost down. The Minoxidil is the same, it just has less additional chemicals.
      Dr. Glenn Charles
      Member, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
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      • optimo78
        Junior Member
        • Sep 2009
        • 7

        #4
        Hey doc,

        Do you recommend using Rogaine on someone who hasnt lost much hair but wants to retain it? And should they use it on their entire head?

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        • Dr. Glenn Charles
          IAHRS Recommended Hair Transplant Surgeon
          • Nov 2008
          • 2423

          #5
          If you have a family history of genetic hairloss and already seeing signs of hairloss yourself it might not be a bad idea to try it.
          Dr. Glenn Charles
          Member, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons
          View my IAHRS Profile

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          • ohnomyhair
            Junior Member
            • May 2010
            • 7

            #6
            I'm using the foam and I'm shedding SO much hair, you can easily see my scalp now, it was never that bad. I'm horrified and I don't know if I want to continue treatment if my hair gets any worse then I might have to shave it.

            How long until the shed hair returns? I heard up to 6 months??

            I understand that shedding is a good thing, however shedding this much at once is horrible, I'd recommend using the liquid for 6months first, then switching over to the foam, perhaps to avoid the horrors of the shedding.

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            • spamgoeshere
              Junior Member
              • Jun 2010
              • 6

              #7
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              • Ernslo
                Junior Member
                • Oct 2010
                • 2

                #8
                Rogaine foam

                Originally posted by Dr. Glenn Charles
                The ingredients in the original Rogaine that caused most of the redness and irritation have been removed. The new foam Rogaine can probably be used once a day and be as effective. This also helps keep the cost down. The Minoxidil is the same, it just has less additional chemicals.
                Hi Dr. Charles,

                I've been trying to search for some information concerning switching from Rogaine liquid to foam. About 11 years ago (I'm now 50) I started using Rogaine. At the time I didn't notice much hair loss but there is a history of it in my family. Over the years my hairline started to thin around the temples but I didn't detect any loss around the top of my head where I was applying it.

                About 6 - 8 months ago I switched to Rogaine foam (I applied it twice a day as before). Over the last few months I have noticed a noticable amount of hair loss around the top of my head. I have recently read accounts of men using the foam and experiencing 'shedding' for a few months before hair growth takes place. Could this possibly be happening to me or is it possible that not enough minoxidil is making contact with my scalp. Any thoughts on the matter would be greatly appreciated!

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                • mkamph
                  Senior Member
                  • Dec 2008
                  • 168

                  #9
                  ernslo,

                  i switched from the liquid to the foam and went through a shed like you. the hair came back....i did panick, though. stick with it, and it should come back. mine seems to be a bit thicker now, too.

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                  • Ernslo
                    Junior Member
                    • Oct 2010
                    • 2

                    #10
                    Originally posted by mkamph
                    ernslo,

                    i switched from the liquid to the foam and went through a shed like you. the hair came back....i did panick, though. stick with it, and it should come back. mine seems to be a bit thicker now, too.
                    Wow, that's a relief! Thanks for the quick response.

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