Is Rogaine foam really better than liquid?
My doctor suggested I try Rogaine foam because it’s supposed to be more effective. But it seems to me that most of it ends up on my hair and not on my scalp. I had been using 2% women’s generic minoxidil for heredity hair loss and find it easier to apply directly to my scalp with the dropper, particularly because I have long hair that’s still relatively dense. Would the foam still deliver more effectively in my case? If liquid is as good, is there a 5% alcohol base for women? Does it really matter if it’s Rogaine brand vs generic?
Many thanks for your expert opinion.
It probably doesn’t matter which one you use, but applying it twice a day is important and higher concentrations (5% vs 2%) is more effective. I have heard that the foam gives better absorption, but that may be the technique used. Ask your pharmacist about 5% with an alcohol base. Name brand is the same as generic, as far as I’m aware.