This is not a sponsored post. I almost wish it was because this stuff isn’t cheap. One bottle is affordable enough, but if it works, I’ll be using it forever, and it’ll be priceless.
I’m not sure if my hair loss is because of menopause or the stress of my last eight months. I suspect a little of both. Whatever the reason, my hair has gotten so thin, I decided it needed help and finally bought some Rogaine.
Apparently up to 40% of women over 50 struggle with hair thinning and loss. Some begin to notice it in their 30’s.
I toyed with the idea of clip-in extensions, but they seemed like too much trouble. I also considered all-over hair dye because it swells the hair, making it seem fuller. But I’m not ready to commit to the upkeep, yet. That left Rogaine.
I’ve always had baby fine, thin hair but it’s never been quite as thin as now. I expected my hair to become coarser as it turned gray, but haven’t been that lucky.
My brother tried Rogaine years ago when it first came out. He was hoping to stop his male pattern baldness from advancing. I don’t know if it helped him or he just got fed up with using it.
I remember wondering why he was bothering with it. In hindsight, it seems so obvious. If you don’t like what’s happening and something is available to potentially help you, why not try it?
I bought the 5% foam for women. I expected it to be icky and gross. It’s not. I apply it to my scalp in the morning before I blow dry my hair. It isn’t greasy and doesn’t change the texture of my hair one bit. Then I add mousse and dry my hair as usual.
The foam is lightweight and odorless. The instructions say I may initially have more hair loss as it stimulates the hair follicles. Wait, what?! Not something I’m looking forward to. Results can show up in a few months but usually in 6 months time.
They say it helps 60% of women grow hair back. I have my fingers crossed I’m one of them. The downside is once you stop using Rogaine your hair reverts to its former thinness. If it helps me, I’ll just keep using it because it’s very easy to incorporate into my morning routine.
I expect the results to be subtle. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
Do you struggle with thinning hair?