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Topic Title: does ROGAINE actually grow significant hair? or is it just peach fuzz?
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 04/24/2002 02:00 PM
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BrightNail
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does rogaine actually GROW hair, or is it just peach fuzz or like cmm long hairs....

does it actually GROW REAL NORMAL HAIR???
 04/24/2002 04:14 PM
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Up until five years ago, I had been using nothing but 2% minox. I then upgraded to Dr. Lee's 5%. About 3 or 4 months after I started I was brushing my hair one day. I happened to look at the brush by chance and spotted a strange looking hair. One end of the hair was crinkled, thin, and white, about a half inch long, very sickly looking while the other end was dark brown and normal looking, about 3/4 of an inch long. That was pretty exciting at the time and maybe the more knowledgable people would know why that hair came out of my scalp but it was obvious to me that the stronger minox had stimulated at least one hair to grow.
 04/24/2002 04:30 PM
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The misconception is that there are different types of hair that you can grow out of the same follicle, ie normal hair or peach fuzz. The reality is that the type of hair that grows depends on the follicle. So if peach fuzz is coming out it means that the follicle has been miniaturized and damaged and it can ONLY grow fine peach fuzz.

Rogaine stimulates hair growth, the type of hair you can grow depends on the follicle itself.

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 04/24/2002 04:54 PM
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Farrel,
But, doesn't all hair that Minox induces to grow start off as vellus hairs (peach fuzz)? After three monthes of 5 % use I have noticed that my temples have filled back in with vellus hairs. Can I not expect the follicle to continue to "heal" and therefor turn these vellus hairs into dark terminal ones?

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 04/24/2002 05:08 PM
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As the hair starts growing again it will cycle into thicker and darker hairs. But Rogaine will cause exisiting non-vellus hairs to grow even thicker. My point being that the hairs that start growing will be based on what the follicle can produce at the time it got stimulated to grow hair by Rogaine.

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Edited: 04/24/2002 at 05:11 PM by Hair Loss Help Moderator
 04/25/2002 09:53 AM
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does rogaine actually GROW hair, or is it just peach fuzz or like cmm long hairs....

does it actually GROW REAL NORMAL HAIR???


OF COURSE it can grow "real" hair! However, results can obviously vary among people, depending on the condition of their hair follicles at the start. For an example of some excellent regrowth in one guy who was a subject in one of the topical minoxidil studies, take a look at this photo which was published in a medical journal:

http://www.geocities.com/bryan50001/minoxidil_growth.htm

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 04/25/2002 10:06 AM
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Bryan I cant seem to get into that website address....can others confirm that they seen it or provide a link so we can click on it or something
 04/25/2002 10:09 AM
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Heres a link you can click http://www.geocities.com/bryan50001/minoxidil_growth.htm

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 04/25/2002 10:25 AM
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I wonder where that guy is now (the one in the link)?

I am curious to see where the "followup" is and if he has that much hair now...cause those pictures look old.
 04/25/2002 12:13 PM
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fwiw I have been using Rogaine %5 for about 3-3 1/2 months.I'm pleased to say that the results have been very impressive(so far).Initially I had a horrible shed,to only have it grow back MUCH thicker.I just came back from the barber shop(where I can get a full front and back view).I couldn't believe how well the Rogaine filled in any slight thinning I had.My hair has never looked better.Mind you I have been on Propecia for 4 1/2 years(only 1mg perday on avg for the entire time).But I felt it was starting to lose it's potency.So I added a full on regimen(vitamins+%5 Rogaine)%5 Rogaine is working very well for me.

Edited: 04/28/2002 at 10:34 AM by Hair Loss Help Moderator
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