My boyfriend has just started using the generic Rogaine from Costco in liquid form, and I have been helping him since depositing a dropperfull of liquid on the bald spot is not an easy thing to do alone. I use the dropper to distribute the liquid around the spot, but no matter what we do it seems that much of it runs off down his neck or forehead. The rest sits in the few hairs he has left in little droplets.
– are we doing this wrong somehow?
– should I be putting on a latex glove and trying to spread the solution around with my fingers?
– would the foam work better? He has the typical bald spot at the crown of the head, with just a few fine hairs and mostly just scalp. But I have found in my research that an awful lot of guys say the foam just melts from your body heat and runs off anyway…
Suggestions or pointers to articles would be much appreciated!
Your problems are well shared by many users of liquid minoxidil, thus Rogaine Foam was created so that the medication stays on the area you want to treat. It may “melt” and run off as you say, but it is better than the liquid in my opinion. If you still want to use the liquid (or your boyfriend does, more precisely), you can apply the liquid with a gloved hand. That might be best anyway, since you’re not using the medication.