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HELP- Rogaine foam causing massive shed


#1

I’m 26, diffuse throughout and started using Rogaine foam on the crown a month ago. Massive amounts of hair have been shedding for a month now. So much so that when I went for a haircut, the barber noticed the change and pointed out my now massive bald spot in the crown area. Is this normal? Now I really don’t know what to do. Please share your experiences. Has anyone had a massive shed that later grew back? Given these results, I am way too scared to even try the rogaine on the front hairline. Should I continue using the product?


#2

There will be an initial hair loss for about 2- 4 weeks. Signs of hair regrowth are usually seen couple of weeks later – mostly by about 4 months.

» I’m 26, diffuse throughout and started using Rogaine foam on the crown a
» month ago. Massive amounts of hair have been shedding for a month now. So
» much so that when I went for a haircut, the barber noticed the change and
» pointed out my now massive bald spot in the crown area. Is this normal? Now
» I really don’t know what to do. Please share your experiences. Has anyone
» had a massive shed that later grew back? Given these results, I am way too
» scared to even try the rogaine on the front hairline. Should I continue
» using the product?


#3

» I’m 26, diffuse throughout and started using Rogaine foam on the crown a
» month ago. Massive amounts of hair have been shedding for a month now. So
» much so that when I went for a haircut, the barber noticed the change and
» pointed out my now massive bald spot in the crown area. Is this normal? Now
» I really don’t know what to do. Please share your experiences. Has anyone
» had a massive shed that later grew back? Given these results, I am way too
» scared to even try the rogaine on the front hairline. Should I continue
» using the product?

I have heard of the initial shed, but usually it is more common among women. It is a tough call.

Rogaine or minoxidil has been used as a topical hair loss treatment since late 80s. It is extremely well tolerated by the majority of the users. I have never heard of permanent hair loss as a result of this treatment. Where possible, I would continue with the treatment under your doctor’s supervision.


#4

» » I’m 26, diffuse throughout and started using Rogaine foam on the crown a
» » month ago. Massive amounts of hair have been shedding for a month now.
» So
» » much so that when I went for a haircut, the barber noticed the change
» and
» » pointed out my now massive bald spot in the crown area. Is this normal?
» Now
» » I really don’t know what to do. Please share your experiences. Has
» anyone
» » had a massive shed that later grew back? Given these results, I am way
» too
» » scared to even try the rogaine on the front hairline. Should I continue
» » using the product?
»
» I have heard of the initial shed, but usually it is more common among
» women. It is a tough call.
»
» Rogaine or minoxidil has been used as a topical hair loss treatment since
» late 80s. It is extremely well tolerated by the majority of the users. I
» have never heard of permanent hair loss as a result of this treatment.
» Where possible, I would continue with the treatment under your doctor’s
» supervision.

a shed is one thing
a massive shed is quite another

how can u be certain it will regrow


#5

Long time reader of the site, this is my first post. I too have shed from Rogaine foam, how can I tell whether mine is massive or not ? What do you recommend ?


#6

» Long time reader of the site, this is my first post. I too have shed from
» Rogaine foam, how can I tell whether mine is massive or not ? What do you
» recommend ?