Bosley vs. Rogaine are two of the competitive products that have been crossing swords when it comes to reigning the top position. Though rogaine has an upperhand being one of the most trusted brand worldwide, Bosley swiftly has gained wide recognition by providing treatment for hair loss, premature baldness, hair transplantation and many more. But which is a better option for you – bosley or rogaine? Read and decide for yourself.
Rogaine For Restoring Hair Growth
Ever seen a commercial where women and men simply run their hands through wavy hair that are as soft as silk and thick as ever? Unfortunately this is far from what reality is. Going bald is one of the most dreaded challenge one has to go through – be it man or woman. For those who are looking for a treatment to regrow hair back on scalp, then rogaine has been found quite reliable in many users.
From genetic faults to medical conditions to dietary lifestyle, there are many reasons why people lose hair. If you are dealing with hair loss more than necessary, then make sure to consult your medical practitioner for any health issues.
Ingredients & Dosage
The key ingredient of Rogaine is minoxidil. They are available in different version for both men and women. Rogaine is only a treatment option that will work on your scalp and prevent hair loss. It is not a one day therapy and comes with a proper ritual and commitment.
Currently you are required to apply rogaine twice a day on dry hair. Do not shampoo your hair for four hours after using minoxidil.
Side Effects & Warnings
Currently there are no side effects reported but that doesn’t mean chances do not exist. Potential side effects of minoxidil ingredient in rogaine include dizziness, tiredness, swelling of hands/feet, fainting etc. If you notice any of the above symptoms stop using rogaine and consult your medical practitioner immediately.
If you are trying to get pregnant, pregnant or lactating, do not use rogaine.
How Does Rogaine work?
Rogaine asks for a pretty strong commitment on your part. You need to use this for the specified months without any interval. If you stop using rogaine, you will lose whatever progress you have made so far. This will return the hair growth back to the natural shedding cycle.
While how exactly rogaine works is still uncertain, experts claim that it repairs the dormant follicles in the scalp, moves them from the resting phase called as “telogen” to the growth phase called “anagen”. When all the follicles are activated at the same time, you can notice improved growth of hair covering the scalp gradually.
Ratings & Reviews
Rogaine has received 3.7 out of 5 star ratings from amazon users. If you are planning to buy rogaine, be prepared to hear all the good and bad sides. A group of users claim that the product is excellent in delivering exact results what they claimed that too without any side effects. One user says that within 10 weeks he noticed hair growth even though he points out that rogaine works more in boosting the growth of existing follicles and strengthening them than regrowing the lost hair.
Rogaine foam is quite light and easy to use. They also do not stick to the hair unlike other products in the market.
Another group claims that though they tried Rogaine as instructed, it did not work for them calling them for more of an intense hair therapy. Note that the product does carry some mild effects such as headache, irritative mood that can be difficult to keep up with.
The cost of rogaine foam is quite expensive and ordering them religiously for more than 4-6 months calls for some good dabloons. It can be difficult for those living on a budget as money simply does not grow on tree.
To sum it up, rogaine has been manufactured by big pharmaceutical companies that has to go through various quality check before running it actually. Rogaine has been clinically tested to prove effective in both men and women. 80% of the women were put on placebo-controlled study. After 12 weeks of daily use they noted improved results on hair growth as per the rogaine website. This clearly shows that rogaine actually works in people. Stating the obvious, a healthy and well balanced diet with lot of proteins goes a long way in maintaining a lustrous hair as well.
Bosley Hair Restoration Solution
While rogaine is something that can be used only for a short term, bosley has just another story. The company claims that unlike rogaine that only helps with the existing hair, the extensive treatment of bosley can actually give you right hair by restoring them to the original condition. They transport the follicles to the area where thinning is occurring. They also treat baldness using hair transplantation, medication etc. For those who are suffering from alopecia conditions, permanent hair loss and other genetic hair loss can recover their hair growth using bosley.
How Does Bosley Work?
There are many treatment options that you can choose. A panel of expertise also recommends you with the best option to grow your hair. Based on your hair condition, you will be advised with the best treatment option to grow back the lost hair.
Bosley treatments are best recommended for those who have tried everything and are willing to do anything to promote a healthy hair. While the exact procedure is not mentioned here, bosley is certainly not a fly-by-night company. It has a proper brick and mortar location with more than 3 decades of experience when it comes to hair treatment. No wonder bosley claims that they will be able to restore your hair in its original condition.
Directions & Dosage
Bosley does not work like Rogaine. They use laser therapy combs and products such as Theradome that needs to be used at least 10-15 minutes a day if you want to recover from hair loss. This is not a one day treatment especially if you are dealing with serious thinning and hair condition such as alopecia. As mentioned before, it is an extensive therapy procedure with more than 600-3000 grafts based on your condition. Bosley too has minoxidil based hair solutions as part of their healthy hair complex kit which are provided as part of treatment.
Side Effects & Warnings
Bosley does claim that you can expect certain mild effects when undergoing hair treatments such as hair transplantation. However they only last for a few hours and fade away without giving adverse reactions. Potential reactions are possible such as infection after hair transplantation surgery. However they can be treated easily with antibiotics. As bosley too includes minoxidil based products, you can expect a certain degree of side effects such as nausea, change in mood etc.
If you are trying to get pregnant, nursing or breastfeeding make sure to consult your medical practitioner first before indulging in any therapy.
Ratings & Reviews
The fact that bosley has been in the business for a long time says a lot about the quality that they deliver. Of course there is no business without its own share of controversies. There are few unfortunate customers who feel that bosley does not meet the expectations and claim a refund. They also say that the actual treatment differs from what is claimed putting them in a tough spot.
Bosley is one of the treatment centers where you want to claim a refund if it doesn’t work. The company does have a payment plan that can ask you to give $150-$300 a month. If you are renting a treatment centre, you need to pay an additional $500 as advance payment as part of the rental expenditure. Based on the overall treatment plan you need to have a hefty deposit on your bank to shell out upto $10000.
If you care nothing more than your hair, it is equally crucial that you hae to show up each and every time for treatment apart from meeting the financial commitment. It is not one day treatment where you can walk off after completing a day’s therapy. A time period is provided so that you can give your body sometime to heal.
If you are a busy person, things might get difficult with bosley asking you to be present at regular intervals. Nevertheless with the amount you are depositing you might as well make time to get your hair done.
The Final Verdict…!!!
If you are looking for a temporary fixture, rogaine is advised. Quality of rogaine and bosley are equally brilliant with no compromise in quality. However rogaine works only on regrowing the existing hair and you cannot expect drastic change in your hair growth. It works slowly and takes almost an year to meet the expectations as shown commercially. You also need to use them indefinitely to maintain the results.
Bosley on the other hand provide free consultation. They have more than 70 treatment centres where you can voluntarily visit and get to know the specialized treatments. Of course, investment is definitely a factor that needs to be considered. But since the initial consultation is free you can get a broader perspective of how it can work for you rather than flipping a coin. Just like any other business, they will try to sell the programs but they can never impose them. Least of all, you will get to know where you stand and the grafts you will need as part of hair treatment.
Originally posted 2016-07-09 05:14:00.