rogaine plus toppik?
I am a 52-year-old white female with diffuse hair loss--my hair thinned noticeably about 12 years ago, then stabilized, but in the last six months has started thinning again.
I'm using Toppik and am fairly satisfied with the results. The boost to my self-confidence is very helpful; I don't spend so much time feeling self-conscious about my scalp showing through my hair, so I want to keep using Toppik for that extra reassurance.
I'm considering starting Rogaine to try to slow down the thinning. So here's my question -- can I use Rogaine with Toppik in place?
By the end of the day, the Toppik tends to "clump" on my scalp. So when I put the Rogaine on in the evening, I'll be rubbing it on over the Toppik. Is this all right? The only other option I can see is to wash my hair TWICE a day, before applying the Rogaine morning and evening, and that seems rather impractical.
I'd appreciate any advice about this -- there must be people out there who are using Toppik and Rogaine together.
yeah, toppik is great, isnt it? i have used it at times...always worked well for me.
using toppik and rogaine shouldn't be a problem at all. when you apply the rogaine just make sure that you separate the hair so that rogaine is put on your scalp--that's where you want to apply it anyway for it to work the best.
I know first hand how these cosmetics can help you get through the day. I always joke about how I “paint” my bald spot and I love it.
Dave is spot on about the importance of applying the drug correctly. I would, however, suggest that you apply the Rogaine on a clean scalp. You should discuss this with you doctor as well.
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Thanks, Spencer -- I really appreciate your input. "On a clean scalp" is a little discouraging because that means having to shampoo twice a day, which is kinda cumbersome . . . and maybe not even all that good for my hair! I'll have to think about this . . .
I use Rogaine foam in the morning. It dries really fast so if you want to use toppik after that I think that will work. I read on some absure site that rogaine has a half life of 22 hrs (don't know if this is true) so I figure if I put it on in the morning there is still some left by the time I shower again. If you are using the women's or men's liquid it takes forever to dry so I would recommend using it at night. Good luck!
Thanks, Becky--am I understanding right that you use the Rogaine just once a day? I thought it was supposed to be applied *twice*, morning and night . . . so I'd need to wash my hair twice. Is once a day good enough?
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Are you using the 2% or 5%? The reason I ask is that the 5% comes in a foam preparation that may make it easier for you to use the Toppik as it is not so “greasy.” I’ve had a lot of patient make the switch to the foam preparation for that reason.
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I'm going to try Minoxodil again, now that it's available in 5 %. I tried it years ago , but it did nothing. I also use Toppoik. What I found even better is using either ShaBo (even though it flies around) or dermaMatch (even though it looks extremely chalky.). Because, they last longer. I don't shampoo daily, in an effort to salvage my long curly hair (ahem, I mean, what's left of it). Toppik always comes off at night. But the other two both stay on for days.....even a whole week, if I go that long without shampooing. Will the Rogaine remove my product, and vice-versa? The two seem to be contradictory. The Toppik will block the Roagaine. I just can't wash my hair every day. I just don't have time for the brush-out process of my hair (which MUST be done upon washing, or I'll rapidly look like a Rasta Farian).
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