Hi I’m a female of 25. I have used Rogaine for men for about three or four years now, and my hair is relatively thick. When my hair loss began I was under a serious amount of stress, Had just come off of the depo shot (which I’ve heard can cause some hair loss), later developed a pretty serious eating distorter (I know also causes hair loss), and was a drug addict and alcoholic. Quite the laundry list I know.
Recently in the past year and a half I have recovered from the eating distorter, drugs and alcohol, and have a stable stress free life. My question is this, since there were so many factors contributing to my hair loss, and there is no way of knowing if it was onset adult hair loss, If i were to start weening my self off of rogaine would the hair loss start again. Is it possible for me to discontinue the use if it wasn’t female pattern balding, or does your hair develop a dependency to minoxidil. Further more is it possible to drop the dosages to the 2% in the woman’s without losing my hair as well. I appreciate any help you may be able to provide.
I honestly don’t know, but I can provide a mostly theoretical idea for a best case scenario: If there were hairs gained from Rogaine use, then those hairs will likely fall out when you stop using Rogaine. But if the hairs grew back on their own (without the help of Rogaine), then those hairs would stay.