I have been using Procscar cut into quarters every other day for about a year, and it seems to be going well. I was think about using Rogaine 5% foam once a day and have a few questions. Will the shedding be less because i am using proscar/propecia? is it worthwile using rogaine, if i cannot commit to everyday? I may need to miss days here and there – 2 days a week for example?
also have you heard that trying rogaine and stopping it can cause more harm than good? I have read some stories on the net about increased loss or shedding hair not coming back, but don’t know what to believe.
Thanks for your help. Cheers
I do not know the threshold of minoxidil frequency where benefits are lost. The recommended dosage is two times each day, but if you need to skip a day or two, that’s up to you. I’m not going to tell you that it won’t make a difference if you just skip a couple days a week, although that may be the case. I wouldn’t recommend doing it that way, though. We’re not talking life or death, afterall. It’s an over the counter treatment.
Trying Rogaine Foam and stopping it soon after shouldn’t be a problem. If you stick with the Rogaine, see some benefits, and then decide to stop down the line… well, then you’re looking at those benefits disappearing (in other words — hair loss). Propecia (finasteride) does not protect you from minoxidil withdrawal hair loss.