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07 November, 2014

My New Routine for Thicker, Fuller Hair


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I would consider myself to be a pretty confident person in general, but one part of my body that I'm not always confident about is my hair. It has always been on the fine side, but it used to be quite dense in quantity, so it all kind of worked out. Over the past couple of years my hair has started thinning though ... I won't get into the "why" behind the thinning, but I will say that it's quite alarming to brush your hair and have massive clumps end up on the floor. Whenever I sweep my apartment about 90% of what ends up in the dustpan is MY HAIR that has gone astray—what to do, knit a sweater with it? Umm, no. Every time I sweep up another massive clump of hair I look in the mirror and wonder how I can get back the "fullness" I used to have. I've wasted money on a number of volumizers and thickeners that barely did anything for me—welcome to my junk drawer, haircare frenemies. But I recently changed up my routine and am now using something that promises thicker, fuller hair from the source—want to know what it is?

Meet the new Rogaine for Women foam, which promises to deal with thinning hair at the "root" of the problem. (Get it? Har har.)

Unlike most sprays and powders, Rogaine for Women has an active ingredient (Minoxidil) that has been clinically proven to regrow hair. It basically works by stimulating your hair follicles—a reboot for your scalp, as it were.

The new Rogaine for Women foam comes in a convenient aerosol dispenser. Each 60g can is about a two month supply. You only have to use it once per day—about half a capful will do the trick for most people. Apply it to the scalp area where hair loss is occurring and that's it! Easy as could be.

The foam itself is sort of light and airy—kind of like shaving cream, but it melts effortlessly into the scalp without leaving behind a gross-feeling residue. I'm a fan of this format, as I tend to make a giant mess with liquid formulas. Make sure to wash your hands after you apply it! Rogaine for Women stimulates hair growth, and you don't want that stimulation to be happening on your palms, right?

In addition to Rogaine for Women, I've also been using my trusty Neutrogena Triple Repair haircare line (including the shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment). These are designed to strengthen brittle hair, which I really need—I want to keep the hair that isn't falling out as strong and beautiful as possible!

I've been using Rogaine for Women for a little over a month now, which is a bit too soon for a before and after photo—most people experience visible results after about three months of daily usage. I am optimistic about my future hair growth though, and looking forward to clearing out my drawer of "meh" volumizing products for good!

If you also suffer from thinning hair and are looking to try something new, be sure to look for Rogaine for Women at Walmart or on I spied a $10 off coupon hanging off the shelf in my store, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that when you go shopping!

How do you deal with fine or thinning hair? Do you have a "product graveyard" drawer for haircare that just didn't work?

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  1. I wonder what the main difference is between the one for men and women, since the 5% Minoxidil is the same in both.

  2. That's a very good question! I'm not sure, since I've never tried the men's Rogaine. I'm sure if you contact them they can tell you:

    The coupon I spotted in store was specifically for Women's Rogaine though, just FYI!

  3. My husband and I were just having a conversation yesterday about how my hair is always all over everything. That's just because I have a lot of it, and it sheds normally. I hope this works for you!

  4. I shed hair so much. Especially when stressed. Fortunately, I started off with a lot. I didn't know you could buy Rogaine off the shelf. If things get dire, I might try it. Haha.

  5. Yeah some hair shedding is definitely normal! My scalp is more "exposed" than it used to be, if that makes sense. Thanks! :)

  6. Yeah Rogaine is OTC - or at least it is in the US, not sure about your neck of the woods. I lose more hair when I'm stressed too, for sure!

  7. My guess: packaging and fragrance.

  8. They're both actually unscented - but the packaging, yes, definitely different.

  9. Nice to know about the solutions for thinning hair. Hope it works out for you. After my pregnancies I shed ridiculous amounts of hair. Most of it came back but some never did. Can relate to the need to do something about it for sure!! Have a lovely Sunday, XOXO, Elif

  10. I wish Minoxidil worked for me, but I had an allergic reaction to it. Granted, I had a heavier dose in a specialized formula from my pharmacist and dermatologist. I've tried everything under the sun, but aside from a boost in volume, I've been pretty unlucky in getting what I lost back. :( I love that this is in a mousse format, because the sprays always annoy me. Hope this works for you!

    Wendy | Fashionable Heart

  11. Thank you! I don't have kids but based on what my friends who do tell me, it seems that pregnancy-related hair loss is VERY common. Still annoying though, even if it's normal! Thanks for reading :)

  12. Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that! Hopefully the reaction wasn't too severe. I agree with you on the format though - foam/mousse is sooooo much more convenient.

  13. I may have to try this on the hair in the front of my head that is thinning. I would love to see an update when you've used it longer! #client

  14. I'll be trying to trying to track my progress as best I can with photos!


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