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Concerned about hair loss? Read popular questions about REGAINE®
A: This will vary. Clinical studies have shown that regrowth can occur as early as eight weeks when using REGAINE® Extra Strength Foam or Solution. But it can take up to 16 weeks to see results. Bear in mind, results will vary from person to person, so you just need to be patient.
When you start using REGAINE®, you may notice a temporary increase in hair loss in the first 2-6 weeks. This is entirely normal and is actually good news - it shows that your hair is shifting from a dormant phase to an active growing phase.
A: No, there are several factors that may influence the effects of REGAINE®, including:
A: Based on the recommended dose, approximately 30 days. As you near the end of one bottle/can, make sure you buy your next pack so you don't miss any applications.
A: No. Your hair won't grow any faster or better if you apply it more than twice a day and you increase the risk of side effects.
A: 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 one year), you should discontinue using the product.
A: Don't panic, there's nothing to worry about: just wash it off with lots of cool water straight away.
A: You should begin to notice that you're losing much less hair. You might even begin to see new hair growth that may be soft, downy and lighter in colour than the rest of your hair. Over time, this hair should thicken and blend in with rest of your crop.
A: 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. However, if you stop using REGAINE®, at least you won't be worse off than before.
A: You should be able to switch if you prefer one format over another, as both contain 5% Minoxidil.
A: It hasn't been determined if this affects the regrowth rate with any REGAINE® products.
A: No, we're not miracle workers. Sorry. Try a hair dye!
A: No studies have been conducted to determine the safety and efficacy of REGAINE® for people having had a hair transplant, so, no, we don't recommend it.
A: REGAINE® products can help strengthen and thicken your existing hair. There's no evidence that it will do any harm but there have been some rare reports of a slight change in colour or texture.
A: 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.
A: It's not essential, but we do recommend using a gentle shampoo.
A: 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.
A: 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.
A: 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. Regular use of high heat can also damage your hair.
A: Yes. But you should wait until the treatment is completely dry before taking the plunge. Don't apply an extra dose of REGAINE® after swimming. Wait until your next application.
A: Yes. Stick to your normal hair care routine but make sure you tell your hairdresser that you're using REGAINE®. Explain that any massaging of the scalp should be gentle to minimise hair breakage, and that if they use a comb it should have round, widely spaced teeth.
REGAINE® for Men products and treatments are for male hereditary hair loss. REGAINE® for Men Extra Strength 5% w/w Cutaneous Foam and REGAINE® for Men Extra Strength Solution contain minoxidil. Always read the label.
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