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Women’s ROGAINE® Foam should be applied once a day, and may be used at any time of day.

How do I apply Women’s ROGAINE® Foam?

  • For complete directions on how to apply the product, please refer to the packaging insert.
  • To be effective, it is important to apply the product directly to your scalp and not to your hair, so that it can more easily get to your hair follicles and help regrow your hair.
  • There is no need to shampoo your hair before using the product. If you wish to shampoo your hair before applying Women’s ROGAINE® Foam, towel dry your hair so that the skin on the scalp is dry.
  • To open the container: Hold ring. While holding ring, twist cap to line up the arrow on the ring with the arrow on the cap (Figure 1 below). Tilt cap back and pull off cap.
  • The foam may begin to melt on contact if your fingers are warm. Rinse your fingers in cold water first before dispensing. Be sure to dry them thoroughly before handling the foam.
  • Hold the can straight upside down, press nozzle to dispense half a capful of the foam onto a non-absorbent surface, like a clean dish (Figure 2 below). The total amount of foam applied should not exceed half a capful.
  • In the areas of thinning hair, make a centre part to help maximize scalp exposure (Figure 3 below).
  • Using your fingertips, spread just enough foam to cover areas of hair loss and gently massage the foam into the scalp starting at the back of the scalp and moving towards the front (forehead) (Figure 4 below). Part your hair at least two more times on each side of the centre part. Use until all the foam is gone.
  • After each use, thoroughly clean and dry the non-adsorbent surface (e.g., dish).
  • Wash your hands well with soap and water after applying.
  • To close the container: Place cap on container and snap into place. Be sure arrows do not line up so cap remains child-resistant.

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How soon can I expect results?

Since normal hair usually grows only 1/2 to 1 inch per month, hair regrowth with Women’s ROGAINE® Foam also takes time. Results with once daily use of Women’s ROGAINE® Foam may be seen as early as 3 months, though for some women it may take at least 6 months for results to be seen. If you do not see any results after 6 months of once daily use of the foam, stop using Women’s ROGAINE® Foam and seek the advice of your doctor to determine if you should resume using the product..

How did ROGAINE® perform in clinical studies?

The images below demonstrate the effects of continued use of Women’s ROGAINE® Foam for 6 months in a clinical study. Clinical studies show that, with once daily use of Women’s ROGAINE® Foam for 24 weeks, women regrew hair.

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Is there a way to know that Women’s ROGAINE® is working?

There are a few signs that let you know ROGAINE® Foam is working to revitalize your hair follicles. For example, during the first 2-6 weeks of use, there may be a temporary increase in hair shedding that lasts up to 2 weeks. This increase in hair shedding is to be expected and is temporary; it is a sign that a new growth cycle is beginning and the older hairs you would have lost anyway are making way for new, healthier ones. If this hair shedding continues for longer than 2 weeks, talk to your doctor. As Women’s ROGAINE® Foam continues to revitalize follicles and stimulate re-growth, the increased shedding should gradually subside and you should see less hair in your brush, on your pillow and in your drain. Remember, not everyone responds to Women’s ROGAINE® Foam, and individual results may vary.

I just started using Women’s ROGAINE® and I’ve noticed that my hair loss has increased. Is this typical?

ROGAINE® stimulates hair follicles to shift from the resting phase to the growth phase. As part of this process, it is not uncommon to see a temporary increase in shedding during the first 2 to 6 weeks of use, as older hairs are shed to make way for newer actively growing hairs. If increased shedding continues for more than two weeks, you should consult your doctor to rule out other possible medical problems.

What can I expect my newly grown hair to look and feel like?

At first, regrown hair may be soft, downy and colourless. With continued use, new hairs should be the same colour and thickness as the other hairs on your scalp.

How long should I continue to use Women’s ROGAINE®?

Hereditary hair loss is a lifelong condition, so continued use of ROGAINE® is necessary to increase and maintain hair regrowth; otherwise, hair loss will begin again. There is no duration restriction for use of ROGAINE®.

What happens if I see new hair growth and stop using Women’s ROGAINE®?

Continued use of ROGAINE® Foam is needed to maintain hair regrowth. If you stop using it, the normal hair loss process will start again. You will probably lose your newly regrown hair within 3 to 4 months.

I missed a dose of Women’s ROGAINE®. Will my hair loss start again?

If you miss 1 or 2 doses of Women’s ROGAINE® Foam, just continue with your next regular dose. We do not recommend that you try to make up for missed doses. One or 2 days of not using Women’s ROGAINE® will not affect your long-term hair regrowth as long as you resume regular use.

Will using Women’s ROGAINE® more than directed speed hair regrowth?

Using more of the product than directed, or using it more often, will not improve results.

Why does Women’s ROGAINE® need to be dispensed onto a non-porous surface before being applied?

Women’s ROGAINE® Foam breaks down with body heat. By dispensing the product onto a non-porous surface, you will be able to take the time you need to apply the product properly to the scalp without compromising the integrity of the formula. The surface should be non-porous so the foam is not absorbed by the surface.

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