Rogaine is, without a doubt, the most well recognized hair regrowth serum on the market. This is largely due to the fact that it's a very good product. What it isn't, though, is a "complete" solution for balding men. Nope. It does one thing, and one thing only - it promotes new hair growth. In this article, we'll take a detailed look at Rogaine and what it truly is.

For those of you that aren't familiar with Rogaine foam, here's a quick overview. This product is what's known in the hair loss industry as a growth stimulant. It looks a lot like hair mousse and is applied to the scalp in a very similar fashion. Through the magic of an ingredient called minoxidil, follicles are massaged and new hair arises. The exact science behind how exactly this product works is somewhat of a mystery. It does work though. Independent testing shows that 86% of men see new growth within six months of starting a regular Rogaine treatment.

There are some misconceptions surrounding Rogaine - or any minoxidil based hair loss product for that matter. This stuff doesn't do anything to stop your hair from falling out. I've seen some ads that claim otherwise but trust me on this one. Ask any reputable doctor about the best way to treat baldness and he'll cite a few different things you should consider. If you're happy with your current head of hair and just want to prevent balding, for example, Rogaine is of no use to you. You should be looking for a DHT inhibitor like Propecia to keep the hair that you have.

Rogaine is for folks who need to cover up those bald spots. Now, depending on how quickly your hair is falling out, you may need to combine both Propecia and Rogaine. After all, if your hair is falling out quicker than it's growing in, you're still going bald - albeit at a slower rate.

Another thing that Rogaine doesn't do is offer instant results. This is true of virtually every hair loss product on the market - except for implants. If you're going to try any minoxidil based foam, make sure you do so for at least nine months. The cost of Rogaine hair loss foam is about 55$ for a three month supply. This isn't a lot of money by any stretch. Order one less pizza a month and give this product a go. You won't regret it!