|Just fine with a little brow powder|
As I have mentioned before, I decided to thicken my eyebrows using Rogaine. They weren't bare per se, but I often had little sparse patches that I had to compensate for with brow powder. Like many, I went through an over-plucking phase in my teens and now lust for thick brows that speak for themselves.
I came across a video about thickening/regrowing hair from Good Morning America. The dermatologist suggested using men's Rogaine to beef them up. I bought a one month supply of the Target brand minoxidil and went to work, applying before bed with a Q-tip. The box suggests using it twice a day, but I am not. It also says it is not for use in women and it's supposed to go on your head. The instructions went out the door a looong time ago.
The good doc warned about unwanted hair growth either from the product getting redistributed on your pillow if you go to sleep before it dries, or the from the product being absorbed through the skin. I am happy to report that I have not grown a beard. Yet. Just a 'stache.
|New growth + no bald spots = Eye five!|
I'm not sure it's a magic bullet, as it requires continued use, but it takes little effort and gives me a little more hair up there. If I forget a day or two (or even a week over vacation), my eyebrows don't fall out. I simply resume. My eyebrows look nearly as full as they did with the powder. I still use it, but I am less of a faker.
In fact, it worked so well that I decided to use it on my head as well. Because I'm nuts. Since I am pushing my luck, I will grow a mustache. For. Sure. The hair gods don't like it when you taunt them with your ungratefulness. I want a little more thickness around my crown, so I apply it along my part once a day. I have to remember to apply it at least two hours before bed so it has a chance to dry. The TV doctor said that if the women's formula isn't working after a three months to switch to the men's strength. Three guesses as to which one this impatient dame started with? It has only been three weeks, so I have nothing to report.
I'm not even sure if it will work. I am a little weary about the commitment if it does. Do I really want to do this forever? If the results are amazing, probably. I guess I will just have to wait and see. And report back. You bet your sweet Bippy I'll be updating you on this. Even if the only hair I grow is on my chin.