Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The hair on the top of my head has always been pretty thin, but during the last couple of years or so, I find that I see more scalp when my hair is wet. My hairdresser has noticed it too. I'm 37 years old, which can be traumatic enough; add to that thinning hair. So, I went to see a dermatologist and, sure enough, she said Rogaine is the only product on the market which has been shown to improve hair loss in SOME people. She also said you have to be pretty committed once you start using it, and it takes between 4 to 8 months before you may start seeing results. OK, so I bought six months' worth and proceeded to use it in the morning and at night everyday as instructed. It's now been about 3 months, and I have yet to see any difference. No problem, I can be patient. What I was not prepared for, however, is the unbearable itching that this product causes. I am going crazy, and am scratching my head constantly! What's worse is that you have to keep using it even if you do see results, so there is no relief in sight. Frankly, right now, I think I'd rather be bald. I've decided to stick it out for the six months and use up the product I bought. If I see any hair growth, then I'll make an informed decision about whether the results are worth the agony. In the meantime, I must contend that Rogaine SUCKS!