Enjoy your site very much. I’ve used Rogaine 5% for four months. I’ve had almost total success in the hairline area (almost complete restoration). About 70% return in the crown area. (I’m 44 and was just beginning to thin).
Do follicles develop a tolerance over time? Should I stop for about two weeks every year or so? Will Rogaine work as long as it’s used?
It’s rare to hear about a near-complete hairline restoration after just four months of using minoxidil, but hey… that’s great to hear about your results! Why don’t you send us your before and after photos? I’ll blur out your face if you’d allow us to publish the results.
As for stopping — why would you want to stop something that gave you great results? Why would you not use the product as it was intended? There’s no evidence that I’m aware of that shows a tolerance built up after using minoxidil (Rogaine) over time.
I will point out that since Rogaine isn’t actually blocking DHT, your hair loss may continue over time as it is a progressive process. That doesn’t mean the Rogaine stopped working, but just that your genetics are continuing to thin your hair.