Hi ladies, I've been loosing my hair for decades, finally restarting this and need some advice. I've been taking Proridren, which seems to have slowed my fall out a lot. It's not cheap, but i think it works. So I'm going to start with some peppermint oil on one side, and finally give into the minoxidil monster Please help answer some questions. Been googling and can't get solid answers on a few things: I have long hair, I wear hat a lot. First on minoxidil: 1- does it matter if it's rogain brand or generic? Is there a less greasy brand? 2- start with 2% or 5% 2b - is there any dif other than marketing in 5% minoxidil for men and women? 3- Foam or liquid? 4- I do use scalp make up sometimes, does it have to be washed off before minoxidil? or it can go ontop? 5- Has anyone tried microneedling with a pen? I want to order a pen and wanted to talk to women who have used it for hair, Thank you so much, i'm sorry if this has been asked before, I just feel liek i've been googling for days, .