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Old 09-08-2003, 06:03 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of any way to grow more chest hair. I am 36 and moderately hairy, but would like to have more. Will Rogaine work? Any information is greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-21-2004, 05:51 PM   #2
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Re: growing chest hair

Yes it will, I am trying that now, I am on my 3rd day of it. I have read of people using it for beard growth, and it becoming thicker, they also often grow a lot of body hair. But it is not made for use on other body parts other than your scalp so you should be very careful if you try it.
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Old 01-22-2004, 07:14 AM   #3
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Re: growing chest hair

Why do you want more chest hair? Interesting because most guys want LESS chest hair.

 
Old 01-22-2004, 10:35 AM   #4
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Re: growing chest hair

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Why do you want more chest hair? Interesting because most guys want LESS chest hair.

LOL, thats so true. In fact does any one know how to limit the growth of chest hair? I dont want to shave or wax the exisiting, but I keep noticing new growths and I want try to limit those.

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Old 01-22-2004, 02:48 PM   #5
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I think it would be cool to have chest hair
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Old 01-22-2004, 02:49 PM   #6
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Re: growing chest hair

My upper body is almpst totally smooth right now
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:25 PM   #7
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Re: growing chest hair

moderately, it is~

 
Old 01-23-2004, 06:18 AM   #8
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Re: growing chest hair

Does anyone know if using Rogaine is the type of thing where, once you start using it you have to always use it, or you'll lose whatever hair growth you've gained? I'm talking head hair. Or chest hair, whatever --- doesn't make a difference --- just wondering if you retain the new hairs if you stop using it?

 
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Re: growing chest hair

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Does anyone know if using Rogaine is the type of thing where, once you start using it you have to always use it, or you'll lose whatever hair growth you've gained? I'm talking head hair. Or chest hair, whatever --- doesn't make a difference --- just wondering if you retain the new hairs if you stop using it?
Once you start, it's forever.

I doubt Rogaine will work on chest hair and even if it did, it's expensive and you have to use it for life. Talk about a hassle. Rogaine blocks a very specific problem with hair growth on the scalp which isn't present on your chest. It can't make hair grow once it's gone and it can only reverse the loss of hair as long as you have some hair left. If you have no chest hair, then Rogaine has nothing to act on (assuming it could).

 
Old 01-23-2004, 07:29 AM   #10
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Re: growing chest hair

Rogaine should never be used on any body part except for the head.

Rogaine is minoxidil which was developed as a blood pressure medicine, but an odd side effect was head hair growth. The hair on your chest is very different from the hair on your head, and since Rogaine is liquid high blood pressure medicine, putting it near the heart isn’t a very good idea, since it’s penetrating the skin.

Rogaine doesn’t really grow good, thick hair. It’s like baby fine hair and it doesn’t work on a receding hairline. It’s almost like an illusion of hair growth. It makes those thin areas look filled in more.

I don’t have a receding hairline, but I have some thinness on top. I used Rogaine about 5 years ago, and it caused tiny pimples on my head. It’s very oily and caused my forehead to breakout too. I only used it for about 6 months and didn’t like it at all.

It’s also a temporary fix. You have to use it for the rest of your life. If you are lucky enough to get some hair growth, it will start to shed a few months after you discontinue it.

The same is true for Propecia.

 
Old 01-23-2004, 03:29 PM   #11
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Re: growing chest hair

In the literature, isn't one of the possible side effects of Rogaine hair loss? I never got that one...
If it makes you feel any better, I find a hairless chest much sexier than than a really hairy one. And back hair, yuck, don't even go there!

 
Old 01-24-2004, 07:23 AM   #12
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Re: growing chest hair

Rogaine can initially cause some hair loss. As far as chest hair goes, there's nothing you can do to get more. It's mostly genetic. The males in my family have very hairy chests, but I don't have as much as them for some reason. My dad has a few patches now on his back that he didn't have when he was younger. If that ever happens to me it's coming off immediately.
There's something I noticed about my friends. The ones who started to lose their hair in their early 20's seemed to develop chest hair at the same time. It's like they lost it in one area and gained it in another. Probably just a coincidence but it seemed kind of weird.
Again, don't use Rogaine on your chest.

 
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