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The Product Review For a Product (ROGAINE) You Almost Never Hope You’d Need #gotitfree

27 Jan
“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Dad Central for ROGAINE®. I received a product sample and promotional item to thank me for participating.”
 
I have the admit when I first heard about this product review I thought “Pass” — who wants to talk about thinning hair? And most importantly – I don’t have the time or the interest in slathering something on my head twice a day and talk about it.  I will have to admit I was intrigued about talking to Bill Rancic (we come from the same home town – Chicago) and he seemed like a “real” enough person and a new dad at that.  I will also admit that when I told my wife “I don’t know where I’ll even test the product!! I’m fine!!” — there was a VERY pregnant pause and a “um…on the top back of your head… you might be thinning…. a little….” — well there you go… I planned on giving it a try.

The ROGAINE Brand, the #1 recommended dermatologist brand for hair regrowth, has teamed up with Bill Rancic to serve as their Growth Coach for their Grow Your Game initiative.  The GROW YOUR GAME program seeks to give men the tools and resources they need for long-term success and confidence in all aspects of their lives.

Most of us know Bill Rancic as the first winner of Donald Trump’s hit show, ‘The Apprentice’, but since then, Bill has continued his success and entrepreneurship as a motivational speaker, real estate developer, restaurateur, author of a New York Times best-selling book on business, etc.  He is also the husband to E! News Anchor, Giuliana Rancic and their life together is documented on their hit reality show “Giuliana & Bill’.  In addition to the above, he also co-hosts the nationally syndicated TV show “America Now’ and is ROGAINE’s first-ever “Growth Coach.”

Bill is sharing his secrets to overcoming life’s challenges with straight-forward solutions to getting ahead.  In his role as Growth Coach, Bill shares his personal experiences while talking to guys about conquering real issues, including advice on how men take control of their appearance and grow the confidence needed to transform their lives.

I’ve always thought that I (although I hate the term) tend to be a pretty metro-sexual guy — in short — I’m not the usual testosterone heavy caveman/sports junkie type — I do care about what I wear and have a certain opinion about men’s style and interest.  I was impressed with ROGAINE and their “Grow Your Game” campaign — in many ways I always thought of any hair regrowth product as a clinical thing — kinda like treating a wart or a rash — but what I didn’t realize is that it could be part of your day-to-day routine, much like shaving is about changing your looks to look more “clean” or spritzing cologne changes how you smell, applying some ROGAINE changes your scalp/hairline.  Although in this case it does take twice a day daily application for 16 weeks before you might see results — it is a commitment — don’t get me wrong — but its a commitment which isn’t as hard as I thought.  The price isn’t bad — almost $50 for a three-month supply is not bad at all – I always thought it would be more expensive than that.  It certainly is better than having an operation, and it isn’t sticky or doesn’t leave a residue like I was worried about. 
 
New ROGAINE deal!  I found this online — 4 months for $59.99 plus free shipping — you do have to join their auto-refill membership – but at least you get a 4 month supply and have it delivered right to you for free.  Some interesting things I found out: 

  • Can be applied to dry-or towel dried hair
  • With the foam the application was much easier than a liquid or a cream
  • Although hair-loss is thought of as an ‘aging’ issue men in their 20’s (like Bill Rancic in the past) could already  see the beginning of hair loss

So fellow gentlemen and dads – just like the ladies, the better you look and feel the better attitude and approach we tend to have on life’s challenges – career, work life balance, family/parenting matters, etc.  Don’t be afraid to try ROGAINE if you need to fix/enhance your hairline!  I’m looking forward to seeing some positive results in a few months!

Grow Your Game! My interview with Bill Rancic, ROGAINE’s Growth Coach

13 Jan

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Dad Central for ROGAINE.  I received a product sample and promotional item to thank me for participating.

The ROGAINE Brand, the #1 recommended dermatologist brand for hair regrowth, has teamed up with Bill Rancic to serve as their Growth Coach for their Grow Your Game initiative.  The GROW YOUR GAME program seeks to give men the tools and resources they need for long-term success and confidence in all aspects of their lives.

Most of us know Bill Rancic as the first winner of Donald Trump’s hit show, ‘The Apprentice’, but since then, Bill has continued his success and entrepreneur spirit as a motivational speaker, real estate developer, restaurateur, author of a New York Times best-selling book on business, etc.  He is also the husband to E! News Anchor, Giuliana Rancic and their life together is documented on their hit reality show “Giuliana & Bill’.  In addition to the above, he also co-hosts the nationally syndicated TV show “America Now’ and is ROGAINE’s first-ever “Growth Coach.”

Bill is sharing his secrets to overcoming life’s challenges with straight-forward solutions to getting ahead.  In his role as Growth Coach, Bill shares his personal experiences while talking to guys about conquering real issues, including advice on how men take control of their appearance and grow the confidence needed to transform their lives.

I never knew and was very surprised to find out that Bill had thinning hair after college and back then he used ROGAINE Foam to take charge of his appearance and prevent his hair from thinning.  Surprisingly, hereditary hair loss affects 40% of men…I do believe it’s one of our gender’s common fears!

Given Bill’s honest and direct approach, his openness, success in many facets of his life, I believe he makes a great Growth Coach!  He has a history of success, personal and professional growth, and history of establishing and reaching his goals.  His experience can be so helpful to others and this all makes him an ideal Growth Coach in the areas of life, relationship and career.

In participating in this Influencer Program, I was able to interview Bill Rancic on the phone.  I found this fellow Chicagoland native to be down to earth, open and honest in our conversation.  I asked him “What does it mean to you to be the ROGAINE Growth Coach and why did he take this opportunity to admit to being a hair thinning survivor?”  Bill is proud to be a ROGAINE user, having taken charge of an issue that started while he was in college, he didn’t want to sit back and become bald so he took charge to prevent that and used ROGAINE Foam.  He is not embarrassed to admit to the public that he had thinning hair as he did something about it and with hereditary hair loss affecting 40% or more of men, he’s glad to be a spokesperson for ROGAINE and encourage men to take charge, increase their confidence and become more successful in life.

I also asked Bill how being a dad has changed his life, how does he balance parenthood, marriage and career and what are his new goals for 2014 and beyond.  I was delighted to hear him say that he loves being a dad and there are no defined roles between him and Giuliana – they are equal parents, both change diapers, cook, do dishes, etc.  It’s a delicate balance, as we all know, but Bill says ‘Family First’!  As for goals in 2014 and beyond – Bill is busy as ever with the 8th season of ‘Giuliana & Bill’, more restaurant openings, his role as ROGAINE’s Growth Coach, co-hosting ‘America Now’ , and being a great dad and supportive husband.

I have to admit that I really enjoyed my conversation with Bill.  A true fellow Mid-westerner, just easy-going and easy to chat with!