Regaine Foam is a recently released hair loss treatment comprising of minoxidil as the primary active ingredient. Regaine Foam contains minoxidil in 5% concentration similar to the traditional Regaine Extra Strength and has been designed specifically for use by men. A special formula for women is also expected to be launched in the near future. Regaine Foam is available in an aerosol spray can with a consistency similar to the conventional aerosol shaving foams like Barbasol.
Its active ingredient, Minoxidil, has proved to be one of the most effective stimulators for hair growth time and again. It not only helps to boost the hair count on the scalp but also helps to maintain this count. However, if you have used the previously existing formula from Pfizer in the past, you may wonder why there is a need for a new foam formula when the existing lotion formula is already pretty effective to regrow hair.
The Need for Regaine Foam
According to the directions for usage mentioned in the Regain Lotion, the product must be applied twice each day, keeping a gap of at least 4 hours between each application. According to these instructions, the most obvious time that most people would find suitable for applying this formula is in the morning after taking their shower and in the night before going to bed. However, since Regaine lotion comprises of propylene glycol as the primary vehicle that delivers the medication to the scalp, the formula makes the scalp and hair look and feel extremely greasy and oily and well as even thinning and flat that it already is. Most people do not prefer to go to their work with such an unflattering appearance of limp and lifeless hair. Another problem associated with Regaine lotion is that the propylene glycol present in it can irritate the scalp of its users, leading to itching, peeling or flaking. Due to this, a larger number of people avoided using Regaine lotion for treat their hair fall problem.
Opposite to the traditional lotion, Regaine Foam delivers minoxidil into the user’s scalp efficiently, without any unpleasantness and mess. The foam retains its texture at room temperature but liquefies quite quickly, supporting quick absorption by the scalp by reaching the body temperature. Due to this, the users are advised to wash their hands using cold water before applying the foam on their scalp and hair. Due to these reasons, the Regaine Foam has been found to be even more effective than the traditional Regaine lotion.