Hair growth is a slow process and using a ROGAINE® product is not an overnight miracle. So remember, it will take some time to produce results. During the first 2-6 weeks after starting treatment, you may notice you are losing hair. Don't be alarmed—this is normal and usually temporary. It's likely caused by your hair follicles shifting from a dormant phase to an active growing phase: as new hair growth begins, your old hairs are released and fall out. However, if hair loss continues for longer than a 2-week stretch, stop using ROGAINE® product and talk to your doctor.
Its normal for individual results to vary. Some individuals who use a ROGAINE® product twice a day continuously for at least 4 months, may start to notice results—but for others, it may take up to 12 months of continuous use to see results. If you start to regrow hair, it won't look like your normal hair at first. Instead, it will probably be soft, downy and barely visible. After continued treatment, this new hair may change and become the same colour and thickness as the rest of your hair.
To continue to benefit from ROGAINE® products, you must use it twice a day every day. If you stop, you'll probably find that your new hair disappears within 3 to 4 months and your hair loss process will start again. You'll simply go back to the pattern of hair loss you had before you started using ROGAINE® products.
Some people may feel, particularly later in life that hair loss is not such a problem as when they were younger. At this stage some people may choose to stop using the treatment and "grow old gracefully". It is very much a personal choice for each individual. Note that ROGAINE® products should not be used if you are over 65 years of age.
It is important for users of ROGAINE® products to be patient. Sometimes no effects are seen for up to a year of continuous treatment.