Rogaine seems to be really working on my too skinny eyebrows. Its been almost two months since I began applying Rogaine foam twice a day to my brow area. To be totally honest I had a rocky time getting into a treatment routinue. For most of the first month, I would miss at least one application a day. And some days I never got around to using Rogaine at all. It certainly was not time or labor intensive but definately aan extra step. It took me a month to get into a regular routinue so I feel I am really just in the first month of treatment.
Rogaine Routinue 101
I have been using 5% Rogaine for women foam. The instructions recommend filling the entire cap with foam and use it all over your scalp. There are no recommendations for eyebrows so I wasted quite a bit of the full cap. After two weeks, I just gave a quick squirt into the cap which was more than I needed for both brows. I use a cotton wab and spread it everywhere in the eyebrow area. This included on, above, below and at both ends of the brows. As a teenager I had a unibrow and as much as I want fuller brows, a middle aged unibrow was not the look I was going for. I really don’t know if I am doing it correctly, but it seems like a reasonable approach.
Day after day I applied the foam. There was no sign that anything was happening and frankly it was hard to keep going without any visible results. With a face mask or peel you can see immediate benefits. But with Rogaine I was just going on a hope and a prayer. Then after about a month of diligent twice a day application I saw a sign of real growth in areas where nothing had grown for years. My right brow looked darker, thicker and almost normal. My left brow which actually had been in two parts now was a thin but complete arch. Now that I can actually see real growth, I find it much easier to remember to reapply it twice a day. I spread on the foam right after my shower and at night before I go to sleep.
I know that some of this new growth should be removed for a better line, but right now every hair is very precious to me. I have read that it takes three months to achieve significant results, so I am happy with my early results. I will post my eyebrows again in another month.