Does Rogaine Work For Your Beard?
Does Rogaine work for beards? This is a question the team at Regrowth Solution gets asked constantly.
Fear not. For in this article, we will answer whether Rogaine can help grow you the beard of your dreams. How to apply it and which product to use.
Does it Work?
The answer is yes. Using Rogaine for your beard will increase the growth of hair and give you thicker and fuller facial hair.
Rogaine contains the active ingredient Minoxidil. Minoxidil is used to stimulate hair follicles and increase the thickness and fullness of hair.
It is most commonly used as a treatment for pattern hair loss, but can increase hair growth wherever it is applied (even the face).
Unfortunately, like all good things, applying Rogaine to grow your beard takes time (a minimum of three months). It requires dedication and consistency, as it needs to be applied twice daily.
You need to ask yourself how much you really want to get rid of your baby face and grow a manly beard.
How to Apply Rogaine for your Beard
The concentration of Rogaine you want to be using for your beard is the 5% concentration. This is found in the original ‘Men’s Rogaine’ product.
You will want to purchase the topical solution and not the foam (the foam is very fiddly to apply to your face).
Rogaine for the beard should be applied once in the morning and again at night before bed.
Make sure to wear gloves when applying it! One of the main side effects of Minoxidil is hair growth wherever it is applied (even on the hands and fingers).
You will want to apply the solution in a shape that you want your beard to grow.Leave the solution on for at least 2 hours before washing your face for the maximum dermal absorption.
Does it work for everyone?
Minoxidil works on hair follicles that are active. Therefore as long as you have hair growing on your face (even if it is just peach fuzz), it will work in thickening the hair and increasing the growth rate.
However, if you are young or do not have facial hair at all, using Rogaine for your beard may not be effective.
Minoxidil is a vasodilator meaning it makes your veins expand. Therefore, applying rogaine to your beard can cause a slight redness and throbbing.
Some also claim to have dry skin after using Rogaine on their face, so using a moisturizer after the application is best.
How Long Does It Take To Work?
Using Rogaine for beard growth requires at least three months of consistent application.
It is not a miracle cure and requires a disciplined routine to get it to work. But the results do speak for themselves.
Once you have your beard at the length and fullness you desire, there is no need to keep applying the Rogaine.
Does Rogaine work for beard growth? Yes, it does.
However, it takes a while before results to be seen.
It also does not come without side effects as mentioned above.
If you have used Rogaine on your beard. Please let us know if you experienced success in the comments below.