Beard genetics can play havoc with guys who simply want to grow out a manly beard. Rough patches and uneven growth usually results in the trimmer coming out and the facial hair getting removed as a result.
One of the ways that many guys are combating genetics is utilizing the power behind Rogaine. This hair growth formula also goes by the technical name Minoxidil, which is the active ingredient in this hair growth product. Many guys have questions as to whether it works, how safe is it, and how fast will you see results?
Hopefully, the following information will shed some light on the power of Rogaine and what you can expect if you decide to get in the ring and fight genetics head-on.
The Proof is in the Pictures
Take a quick look online for before-and-after images of guys who have tried Rogaine and you might be surprised. There are in fact many men who have seen quite impressive results after applying the medication to their faces.
To take things a step further, it has been scientifically proven that in some instances, the Rogaine can spur those follicles to start sprouting hairs. The key word here is some guys, it doesn’t work for everyone. To perhaps persuade you even more to consider this option, the FDA has officially approved Rogaine for hair growth.
Are There Side-Effects?
Like any over-the-counter medication that you purchase, there is always going to be slight risk involved. For most guys trying to grow a beard however, this risk is certainly worth the reward.
Some of the potential side effects to using Rogaine are weight gain, redness of the skin, irritation of the skin, and itching of the skin.
Common sense basically says here that if you experience severe redness and itching after an application, it might be time to try something else. If all you do experience is itching, you can purchase a high quality organic beard oil to combat the issue and let the product do what it was intended to do.
It Rogaine Difficult to Apply?
The Rogaine is no more difficult to apply than a beard oil or conditioner. Basically the only thing you really need here is patience. From all research that has been gathered on success rates, the majority of men will see hair sprouting from the skin after six months.
Now we are not talking that peach fuzz you had when you were in high school, we are talking a full thick manly beard in about six months. If you have been struggling to grow a beard up until now, then six months will be a walk in the park.
You can shorten the cycle by focusing on the type of product you buy. Buy with 5% Minoxidil because there is also rogain for women who has only 2%. Now you apply it in the morning and again at night to the face, then let the magic happen.
Massaging it to the skin so the product gets to the roots is vital. Important notice is that you should wear gloves if you don’t want to have hairy fingers or fist.
Is Shedding Normal?
Do not get alarmed if you experience some hair shedding after you use the Rogaine. This is normal, in fact the shedding is the body preparing to grow future hairs. If you experience shedding, just know that deep down the process is working and you need to let everything run its course.
This is a completely natural occurrence when you use the Rogaine for the first time. Basically look at it this way, when the hair begins shedding, the hair follicles are resetting themselves in preparation for that growth phase.
If you made it this far and have experienced slight shedding and combated itching with a good beard oil, you should be able to pick up your man card in a few months and join the ranks of the manliest of men.
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