Can I Use Rogaine If I Don’t Have Hair Loss?

Can I Use Rogaine If I Don't Have Hair Loss

Can I Use Rogaine If I Don’t Have Hair Loss?

Can I Use Rogaine If I Don't Have Hair Loss
John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.


Rogaine (minoxidil) is a topical treatment that is FDA-approved for the treatment of hair loss. It is specifically indicated for use in people with androgenetic alopecia (AGA), which is a common form of hair loss characterized by a genetic predisposition for hair follicles to shrink, resulting in hair thinning and ultimately hair loss.

If you do not have hair loss, it is not recommended to use Rogaine as it may not be effective and it could cause unwanted side effects. Additionally, using minoxidil without experiencing hair loss could lead to unnecessary costs and could have a psychological impact if it doesn’t work.

It’s always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the underlying cause of any hair loss and the best course of treatment. If hair loss is not caused by androgenetic alopecia, other treatments or medications may be more appropriate.

We also answer:

  • Does Rogaine block DHT?
  • Does Rogaine work on facial hair?
  • Can you still go bald on Rogaine?

Read on…

What happens if you put Rogaine on healthy hair?

Rogaine is expensive, so your wallet becomes thinner!

If you put Rogaine on healthy hair that is not thinning, then you could see some thickening of the hair due to the properties of Rogaine when it comes to encouraging hair growth.

However, your scalp can only be populated with so many hairs, so this seems like a fruitless exercise.

If you do decide to go ahead and use Rogaine when it’s not needed, you may experience an increase in dandruff and some scalp irritation when applied.

It’s worth noting that this drug was first used to control blood pressure, and as a side effect of topical application, it was noticed to increase hair growth.

Hair growth relies on a good blood supply.

Can you still go bald on Rogaine?

Yes, Rogaine is not a guaranteed fix for hair loss and works very different from other hair loss treatments like blocking DHT.

If you have hereditary hair loss, it’s unlikely Rogaine will help most scarcely. The hormone DHT causes hereditary hair loss. Rogaine does not block DHT.

Rogaine works by stimulating the hair follicle to produce hairs, it works, but if you have hereditary hair loss DHT will negate the properties of Rogaine, rendering it useless.

DHT, Dihydrotestosterone is a by-product of testosterone that causes male pattern baldness. DHT builds up in the blood and attacks the hair on the scalp.

But not all of the hair. For some reason, we have hairs resistant to DHT, so we see male pattern baldness that is familiar to us all.

Does Rogaine block DHT?

Rogaine (minoxidil) is a topical treatment that is applied directly to the scalp to promote hair growth. It works by increasing blood flow to the hair follicles, which can help to promote hair growth.

Rogaine does not directly block the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a major cause of male pattern baldness. DHT is an androgen hormone that is responsible for shrinking hair follicles, which leads to hair loss.

Finasteride (Propecia) is a medication that blocks the production of DHT. It is an oral medication that is taken once a day and it’s FDA approved to treat male pattern baldness. It’s important to note that finasteride is a prescription medication and it can have some side effects, so it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before taking it.

It’s worth mentioning that, while Rogaine can help to promote hair growth, it is not a cure for hair loss. It’s important to use it continuously to maintain the hair growth. It’s also important to keep in mind that results may vary depending on the individual, and it may not work for everyone.

Does Rogaine work if you have no facial hair?

You should know that Rogain is not FDA approved for anything other than treating male pattern baldness. However, there are reports of Rogaine being used on the face and other arrears of the body with some success.

There are indeed scientific tests being undertaken to prove the validity of the claims.

There was a test sample of 48 men aged between 20 and 60 years old in all make groups. Part of the group was given a placebo, and the other was Rogaine.

Both groups were given the exact dosage, and all had regular photos taken for evidence of growth.

The trial successfully demonstrated that Rogaine had achieved facial hair growth over 16 weeks.

It was determined that a 3% solution gave the best results. There were very few side effects, and any side effects recorded were very mild and would not deter the user from applying Rogaine to encourage beard growth.

Is Minoxidil the only hair loss treatment?

No, other hair loss treatments work very well. It’s worth knowing that Rogaine and Minoxidil are the same drugs. One is a generic name.

Finasteride is widely prescribed for the prevention of hair loss. Finasteride works differently from Minoxidil but also has its origins for a different medical condition. 

Finasteride blocks DHT to prevent hair loss, it’s very effective, but like Minoxidil, you are committed to long-term once you start using it. Once you stop either treatment, your hair loss will return.

However, some reported issues with the long term use of Finasteride; it is said to cause erectile dysfunction in a small percentage of men who use this drug.

Understandably for some men, the side effects of Finasteride are out of the question, and alternatives such as Rogaine are offered.

Kerastase Densifique 

Kerastase is a French product. The clue is in the name of their product, which could be viewed as a fancy way of saying defence, but many French men and women experience baldness, so it’s a good name for the local market!

It includes some invigorating ingredients to encourage blood supply to the hair follicles. Combined with all crucial vitamins to feed to follicles, Densifique could be a viable product.

One could suspect that the product may be expensive compared with other similar products as the brand is well known.

Veda invati Scalp revitalizer

Many folks swear by this shampoo soi it’s worth giving it a try. Aveda knows about hair and hair maintenance. The company has a stellar reputation, and the product has good reviews.

There is no use of Minoxidil in the product so, you can assume it’s encouraging blood flow and feeding the hair follicles to attain the best results.

Permanent solution

Many products on the market claim to prevent hair loss from shampoos and lotions. The results of these products are subjective at their very best.

A more permanent solution to hair loss is hair transplant surgery that is becoming more popular as prices fall and the stigma of the surgery becomes less.

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The bottom line

If you have a full head of hair, there is no need to apply Rogaine to your scalp. You could cause yourself some problems that could affect your lush head of hair.

Remember, these are not innocuous products you are applying to your scalp. They have a history of being produced by big pharma looking to capitalize on solving an authentic problem within those with a medical condition.

Undoubtedly, Rogaine is the go-to product if you need to encourage hair growth, and there is plenty of evidence to say it works.

Using Rogaine is a long term commitment that needs dedication and responsibility in its application.

Top 5 Reasons to go abroad for a Hair Transplant

1. Save at least 60% on the cost

A hair transplant in Europe is at least 60% cheaper than in the UK. And most packages are all inclusive, including your accommodation and airport transfers.

2. Europe has some of the most experienced surgeons in the world

Europe has more clinics, which have been established and running for much longer than clinics in the UK. The price is also lower, making it more accessible for people.

Surgeons in Europe will have carried out hundreds, if not thousands more procedures than UK based surgeons. Because of this some UK clinics will bring in surgeons from Europe to carry out your procedure.

3. Hair restoration clinics in Europe are state or the art

Many facilities in Europe are dedicated hair restoration clinics. They only perform that type of treatment. As such all equipment, facilities, techniques and staff are specialists in hair restoration. 

Hair restoration is only now becoming more popular in the UK, so many UK clinics are general cosmetic facilities that carry out various procedures.

4. Get even more value by making your transplant into a holiday

Europe is such a popular holiday destination for many reasons, the culture, history, sights, cuisine, shopping, great weather, your money goes further, it’s widely English speaking, and it’s just 2 or 3 hours away by plane. 

The list goes on! So why not travel a few days earlier, grab a low cost Airbnb or hotel, take a friend or partner and enjoy the city for a few days before your transplant.

5. Hassle free process

It’s so easy to get an assessment and price. Contact the clinic, arrange an initial consultation in the UK with your surgeon, or do an online consultation by sending a few pictures and answering some basic questions. 

Once you’re happy, pick a date and you’re done! The clinic will send you all the paperwork and itinerary so you know exactly what’s happening. You don’t pay until you go for treatment. 

You just hop on the plane. A transfer car will meet you as you get off the plane and take you to the clinic. It’s such an easy process. Easy!

Top 5 Hair Transplant Tips

1. Know your post-op timeline – The key dates!

  • You need to take the upmost care in the first 7 days
  • You can leave the house after 7 days, but I advise you take at least 2 weeks off work.
  • You won’t be able to wear a hat or exercise for up to 4 weeks after.
  • Around 2 – 4 weeks your new hair will fall out, you’ll look a little red and sore – similar to sunburn.
  • Around 4 months your new hair starts growing and looking good.
  • By 6 months you can’t tell you’ve had a transplant.
You can get a haircut after the first month, or you can keep it short yourself with clippers until it starts to grow back.

2. Pick the right time to schedule your treatment

Good clinics will be busy, so you may have to wait 2 months to get an appointment – this is a good thing. So knowing that and knowing your post-op timeline (above) means you can plan the perfect time around your social or work calendar. 

If you have important social events coming up, particularly if you know you’ll be photographed then you may plan your transplant 6 months in advance, or wait until your calendar is free.

3. Set your expectations

If your hair has receded at the front you’ll want the clinic to draw an expected hairline on your head or on pictures of you as soon as possible. They’ll then also talk about the number of grafts or hairs you’ll need and how thick the result will look. 

The sooner you can establish this, the sooner you’ll know exactly what to expect. A good clinic will also take into consideration a natural looking hair line for your age and your face and head shape. Have an honest conversation and be open to their expert feedback.

4. Knowing what the journey home looks like

There’s no way around it, you’ll have to go out in public to travel home. The worst part is sitting at the airport for 2 hours or so whilst you wait for your plane. 

I found it was best to embrace it. People are nice for the most part and won’t stare, and if one or two do who cares – you will never see those people again! You may even be at the airport with other transplant patients, I wasn’t the only one! 

Take a travel pillow and have someone pick you up if possible, so you can exit swiftly and get back home as soon as possible. It’s natural to be self-conscious, but it’s over fast and well worth it.

Tip! Just take carry-on luggage to keep your check-in and wait time down.

5. Choosing the right clinic

  • Pick somewhere you can travel to and from easily
  • Check their reviews online, not just on their site!
  • Do they have a good quality website and professional looking emails?
  • Can you see actual case studies of previous patients online?
  • Do they have an address? Can you see it on Google street view?
  • Can you meet your surgeon for a consultation beforehand?
  • Do you know someone who’s been there before – first hand opinion is amazing!
John M

John M

Hi, I'm John. About age 30 my hair started receding. After trying lots of products I eventually decided on a hair transplant. And now I have my hair back.

Do you want to keep your hair without surgery? I get it … surgery can be expensive and frightening. Although it’s the most effective solution when things go bad and it helped me, you still experience some discomfort and have to take some time off from work.

Fortunately, researchers in Norway succeeded in stopping hair loss and promoting regrowth in 63.9% of test participants by using fish proteins!

Although not flawless … fish proteins, minerals, and antioxidants have a positive effect on strengthening hair.

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