(throwback big hair pic)
I figured that subject line was a little more dramatic than: How I’m Treating My Hereditary Hair Loss with Women’s ROGAINE® Foam
Am I right?
OK, so let me back up and give you the scoop.
I’ve noticed allover thinning in my hair for the past 10 months or so, and it seems to be picking up speed slightly. *gulp*
This is not related to the postpartum hair loss I dealt with last year after Kaya’s birth. I honestly thought it was stress related when I noticed it in January. It started right around the move time, both kids in a new place, squatting at my gram’s house, new job, crazy house-hunting and everything was so hectic and John was still in NY.
After the stress died down I noticed I was still losing way more strands than usual. (NOTE: 50-100/day is considered “normal” and consistently shedding 150+/day is considered significant hair loss) I also noticed that the front middle bit of my hair was thinning out. #Nobueno
I tried a few things with my diet that I read about, and went to the doc for a checkup just in case my anemia was making my body craycray. But alas. I got a clean bill of health.
So now I’m trying out what is the only FDA-Approved treatment for regrowing hair in women – minoxidil 5%- in Women’s ROGAINE®. One in three women are dealing with hereditary hair loss and thinning. (Soo….where the rest of you hiding?! Come out the closet with me.)
I’m going to report back with my results in 3 months to see if there is any difference. As of today I’ve been using it for 8 days and have no changes to share.
What I can share so far is how easy it is to use. It’s a foam that comes in an aerosol can, reminds me of mousse. You just massage a little bit on your scalp once a day and go on with your usual styling. I love that. I can put it on right after I cowash, or if I’m not washing my hair that day, I can put it on dry hair. It doesn’t leave a residue or flake up or do anything weird. It’s fine on natural hair, permed hair and for people with locs or braids it can still get to the scalp so that is not a deterrent from trying it either.
I’m tempted to pour the whole can over my head every time, but the directions clearly say (and I swear they wrote it just for me) that more will not work any better than the recommended amount. (It’s kinda like what I tell myself when I’m having a treat off plan. The whole brownie wont taste any better than the two bites you just had, Dani. …. it works sometimes. LOL)
Anyhow, I should start to regrow hair in 12 weeks if I use it consistently and see results in 24 weeks. Women’s ROGAINE® is something that I’ll have to continue to use to maintain results. At first that made me nervous, but once I started using it and saw how easy and unobtrusive it was in my daily routine I realized that wouldn’t be a problem even for my lazy self.
So… I’m really hopeful, I don’t want this thinning to go any further. I’m grateful my hair is curly to mask the thinning action. I can’t wait to report back in a few months and show you the progress!
Are you dealing with any hair issues these days?