5 months ago
This is the least expensive version of minoxidil I’ve yet to find. There is no female hairloss in my family, but plenty of bald men on my dad’s side. I’ve always had fine hair, so I went into panic mode when those premenopausal hormones (or lack thereof) started kicking in and I saw my hair slowly becoming thinner. Not at the front and part like most women, but starting on the sides of the crown of my head. At first I thought I was imagining it, but eventually I had to admit, I was seeing more and more of my scalp. Then the back, all below the crown, started getting thinner, then the front, just past my hairline. Kind of like a ring around my head, not on the top of front sides or lower back and sides. It wasn’t so bad, and still isn’t, that other people noticed, but I certainly did. It took 3 dermatologists before one even gave me an order for bloodwork, and they all seemed rather unsympathetic. Two were men, one was a woman in her early thirties. I sat there in these doctor visits, struggling to hold back the tears, and they all had an “oh well, that’s life” kind of attitude. The best they could do was recommend men’s Rogaine, the 5% foam. I had read the reviews and statistics, and knew that there was little chance if it working, but decided to try it anyway. It didn’t work. And the stuff makes your hair feel like sticky, dirty straw. it’s expensive, even store brands, 3 bottles that are supposed to be a three month supply, for $45 to $55. I was going thru 3 bottles a month easy. I used it for a year and saw no improvement at all. One day in Walmart, I saw that there was an Equate Liquid 5% version, for around $12 a bottle, and decided to see if that worked any better. Hot DAMN, it does, I have hair growing at my front hairline, and the thinning areas around my head are filling in. After a few months, the areas where my scalp was getting more visible are showing major improvement. Possibly the liquid penetrates better into the skin of the scalp, I don’t know. I shower at night, shampoo and condition, then let my hair air dry. I use the dropper applicator to soak the areas that were thinning. I put on a headband, and forget about it. In the morning, I rinse and condition my hair. I’m so happy to be finally seeing results. I’m never going to regrow all my hair, I’m not going to wake up one day with a thick full head of hair, but any improvement at all makes me happy. So if you have used the foam with no success, try the liquid. It’s a drag that I will have to do this every night for life, but it’s better than the alternative, that’s for sure!!
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