Having used rogaine foam before, I feel like another rogaine foam review is in order. I get lots of emails from people that go something like this:
Josh, I can see that you don’t recommend rogaine for hair loss. I am not sure why that is, because it is FDA approved. Why would you recommend anything else?
To these people, I respond with the fact about Rogaine. Yes it is FDA approved to regrow hair, and it works on almost everybody. They say it’s around 85% and I believe them. However, it’s not really Rogaine that is FDA approved, it’s actually Minoxidil. That’s the actual working ingredient that regrows hair. That being said, lots of products contain Minoxidil. Besides, if all you want is Minoxidil, there are a lot of cheaper options out there. For example, check out these 2 websites that are offering a FREE TRIAL of Minoxidil and even a free refill program.
Anyway, another issue that Minoxidil has is that it’s actually only really for people that have hair loss at the crown of the head. It doesn’t claim to do anything for baldness anywhere else. That means that they will actually need to find another product to cover those problem areas and help regrow hair there as well.
There are a number of products that have been proven to regrow hair even in the front of the scalp, rogaine foam is not one of them. Most products that do make that claim either contain Propecia (Finasteride) or other natural ingredients, such as Saw Palmetto or Azelaic Acid. Time and time again, these product have proven to be successful at regrowing hair in places that Rogaine falls short.
I personally use Profollica, because it’s actually cheaper to buy the 6 month supply of Profollica than it is to buy a 6 month supply of Rogaine Foam. Profollica has the minoxidil like rogaine, but it also has all the great ingredients that will help you with hair loss in the front of you head as well.
I’m not necessarily saying that Profollica is all you should use. Quite honestly, I know there are people that only have hair loss on the crown of their head and just getting some Generic Minoxidil is probably your best bet.
However, if you have hair loss that extends beyond just the crown of your head, I would suggest you read up a little more on Profollica and see if that might be for you.
Also, I have written a slightly more in-depth review of Minoxidil that you might be interested in. You can check it out on my Rogaine – Minoxidil Review page.