Rogaine Foam on Amazon for only $10 per Can

Although it won’t grow new hair on a totally bald scalp, Rogaine foam 5% (Minoxidil) is a very good product for maintaining hair. I use it at least three or four times a week. For best results, you are supposed to use it twice per day, but I never use it more than once a day.

Make sure to also read my post on high strength 10% and 15% Minoxidil. Women are not supposed to use such strong versions as it can cause side effects such as excess body hair (hirsutism).

Unlike the old liquid version, the foam does not cause a mess or trickle down your face or back of neck, dries rapidly, and actually holds your hair like a weak gel.

Amazon currently has an incredible sale of one can for sale at only $10 (usual price = $30). Note that there are only limited quantities available:

Men's Rogaine Foam 5%.
Men’s Rogaine Foam 5%.

Edit: Seems like the product is sold out at that price. Some decent discounts still available for 3-month supplies shown in the photo above.

Rogaine Foam in Canada

Note that sometimes, you can find Rogaine foam for sale in Canada. At the moment, 1 US dollar = 1.32 Canadian dollars. The three can product is more likely to be on sale than the one aerosol can version.

USC — How the Gene Wnt7b Activates Hair Growth

This year has witnessed so much new and interesting hair loss related research, that it is hard to believe that in just this one month three universities published major new findings!

I already covered the news from U Penn (hirsutism) in the US and King’s College (skin cells) in the UK in earlier posts this month. Those two findings were widely covered in the media. However, perhaps I should have covered research from a much lesser known team from University of Southern California in the US first.

USC scientist Krzysztof Kobielak and postdoctoral fellow Eve Kandyba along with other colleagues have published three papers this year related to hair loss.

Wnt7b and Hair Growth

The latest of these three (published in November in the journal Stem Cells, but publicized this month) focuses on how the gene Wnt7b activates hair growth.

Earlier work by this team entailed research on how reduced BMP signaling and increased Wnt signaling activates hair growth, while increased BMP signaling and decreased Wnt signaling keeps hair follicle stem cells (hfSCs) in a resting state. Much more can be read here.

It is also encouraging that this project has received government funding via the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.