MEN’S FREQUENTLY ASKED HAIR LOSS QUESTIONS
How long does it take before REGAINE® for Men to start working?
Clinically visible hair regrowth may be seen as early as 8 weeks when using REGAINE Extra Strength for Men Foam twice daily. However this may vary, it may take up to 16 weeks for results to be seen. Just bear in mind, results may vary from person to person, so you just need to be patient.
When you start using REGAINE® hair loss treatment, you may notice a temporary increase in hair loss in the first 2–6 weeks. This is normal.
How long will a bottle or can of REGAINE for men last?
Based on the recommended dose, the REGAINE® hair loss product will last approximately 30 days. As you near the end of one bottle or can, make sure you buy your next pack in preparation, so you don't miss any applications.
If I use REGAINE® more often will it work faster?
No, using more hair loss treatment won't make your hair grow any faster. If you apply it more than twice a day, you increase the risk of side effects.
How long should I keep using REGAINE® for men?
You should keep using REGAINE for as long as you want to maintain the effect. If you stop using the product, you will lose the hair that grew back and will most likely revert to the previous pattern of hair loss.
If you haven’t seen any results after using REGAINE® Foam for 16 weeks (or after using REGAINE Solution for 1 year), you should discontinue using the product.
What happens if I stop using REGAINE®? Will I keep my new hair?
No. If treatment is stopped, you will not only lose the hair that grew back, but you will most likely revert to your previous pattern of hair loss.
Will REGAINE® make my scalp more sensitive to the sun?
No. If you plan to be in the sun after applying REGAINE we recommend you use headwear. It would also be a good idea to wait until REGAINE is completely dry before putting a hat on as the product might stain the fabric.
Should I use a special shampoo while using REGAINE® for men?
It's not essential, but we do recommend using a gentle shampoo.
Do I have to wash my hair before applying REGAINE® and if so, how long should I wait afterwards before applying it?
You don't have to shampoo before applying REGAINE but if you do, make sure your scalp is completely dry before applying it. This is simply to ensure that REGAINE won't be diluted or evaporate before it has been fully absorbed.
Can I continue my normal hair care routine, using conditioners, wax, etc. while using REGAINE®?
You should continue your hair care routine as normal, but choose your haircare products carefully. Gentle shampoos and conditioners suitable to your hair type are best and always rinse them out thoroughly. If using any sprays, gels, wax or mousse, make sure that the REGAINE you're using is completely dry before applying.
Can I use a hair dryer while using REGAINE®?
You can use a hair dryer after shampooing, but REGAINE should be allowed to dry naturally. If you use it to dry the medication the heat will cause it to evaporate before being absorbed into the scalp.
At what age can males use REGAINE®?
- REGAINE Foam is licensed for hereditary hair loss in men aged 18 to 49
- REGAINE Extra Strength Solution for men aged 18 to 65 years
How can I help to prevent the foam from turning into a liquid?
As shown on our ‘What is it like to use?’ page, it is important when dispensing the foam that the can is held vertically straight upside down to avoid the mixture turning into a liquid. If the can is held horizontally then the propellant is released too quickly, resulting in excess Minoxidil liquid at the bottom of the can.
Can I use REGAINE® on a receding hair line?
Yes you can use REGAINE® if your hair is receding as this is typically a sign of the early stages of hereditary hair loss.
What is ROGAINE® Foam?
ROGAINE® is sold in the U.S.A and is simply another trade name for REGAINE®. They are the same product and both are manufactured by Johnson & Johnson Limited.
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