When it comes to hair loss, men tend to lose it more than women. The most common hair loss in men is pattern baldness. We can call it the most critic types of hair loss that usually leads to complete baldness. In fact so specialists even say that this type is untreatable but can be slowed down. This leads us to the subject of this review. One of the well known solutions for men’s hair loss is Rogaine Men’s Extra Strength Solution. This is a 5% topical solution of minoxidil that you can apply directly to the scalp. But is it safe, does it have any side effects? Here is everything you need to know about Rogaine Men’s Extra Strength Solution.
What is Rogaine for men?
Rogaine (minoxidil) is an over the counter treatment that can help you regrow hair on your scalp. The exact way that minoxidil works is still unclear. But professionals believe that it dilates blood vessels in the scalp, which may improve hair follicle function and stimulate hair growth. However, once this treatment is stopped, the hair will get back to falling and balding. Therefore, specialists call it a permanent regrowth treatment.
How to use Rogaine
Use Rogaine exactly as directed by your doctor or as directed in the package labeling. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. This medicine comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
You won’t notice results right away if you use Rogaine. According to the FDA, it may take up to four months of daily use before hair loss stops or new hair growth emerges. The FDA notes that Rogaine doesn’t work for everyone with hair loss. The FDA also stresses that people who don’t know the reason behind their hair loss, shouldn’t be using Rogaine. Because one of the factors that lead to shedding hair could be an underlying medical problem. If you’ve suddenly lost a large amount of hair or if hair loss is patchy, speak with your doctor. In many cases, once the condition causing hair loss is under control, hair will grow back on its own.
How to apply Rogaine
As of March 2010, products made by Rogaine include Rogaine Foam and Rogaine Men’s Extra Strength Solution, which contain 5 percent minoxidil; and Rogaine Topical Solution for women, which contains 2 percent minoxidil. Here are the steps to follow while applying Rogain Minoxidil:
-Dry your hair and scalp before applying Rogaine.
-Apply the recommended amount to the bald areas of the scalp.
-Apply twice daily, in the morning and at night.
-Wash your hands after applying Rogaine.
-Use Rogaine only on your scalp. Do not use on any other part of your body.
-It may take up to 4 months or longer before you notice new hair growth. New hair may be soft, colorless, and barely visible. With further treatment, the hair should begin to have the same color and thickness as your existing hair.
-Talk to your doctor if you do not see any hair growth after 4 months of treatment.
-Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
For rogaine solution:
-Apply 1 mL topically to the bald or thinning areas of the scalp twice a day. However, the dose should not exceed 2 mL per day.
-Apply half a capful topically to the bald areas of the scalp twice a day. But be careful not to spray your eyes.
Rogaine Men’s Extra Strength Solution
This is a FDA approven 5% minoxidil topical solution that reactivates hair follicles and promotes regrowth in men with heredity hair loss. Rogaine Men’s Extra Strength Solution also increases the size of shrunken hair follicles, allowing for normal, healthy hair to develop. While results may occur as early as 2 months, it may take at least 4 months to begin to see visible hair regrowth. However, this treatment is not intended for frontal baldness or a receding hairline.
During the first few weeks of use, there may be a temporary increase in hair shedding. This is a good sign and means that the new growth cycle is beginning. However, if it continues after two weeks, see your doctor.
How to use Rogaine men’s extra strength solution
-Apply 1 mL with dropper 2 times a day directly onto the scalp. Than massage the product throughout the hair loss area, allowing it to dry completely.
-Note that using more or more often will not improve results.
-Continued use is necessary to increase and keep your hair regrowth, or hair loss will begin again.
–Rogaine Men’s Extra Strength Solution is not for women nor for men under 18 years old.