Rules for Flights in the USA
It isn’t specified whether Rogaine and other hair growth products are allowed on a plane on US flights. However, generally, they’re treated identically to any other liquid, so they’re allowed in hand and checked baggage.
Liquid, foam, or gel Rogaine packed in hand baggage must follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule. This means the Rogaine container should be under 3.4 ounces / 100 milliliters and should be packed in a clear resealable quarter-sized bag with other toiletries. Most Rogaine containers are under this limit and comply with carry-on standards. In checked baggage, there aren’t any restrictions for liquid Rogaine.
Aerosol hair growth products are limited to the same 3-1-1 rule in hand baggage, but there are additional restrictions for checked baggage. Each aerosol container must be below 0.5 l (17 fl oz), and in total, each passenger can bring no more than 2 l (68 fl oz) of aerosols in their checked bags. Also, the release mechanism must be protected with the original cap to prevent it from accidental activation.
Hair growth products in the form of capsules should be kept in their original package if possible and should be labeled correctly. Capsules with powdered content aren’t subject to the 3-1-1 rule in hand baggage.
Rules for Flights in Other Countries
Canada, Europe, the UK, and India
On flights within Canada, Europe the United Kingdom, and India, it isn’t specified whether Rogaine and other hair growth products are allowed on planes. But, generally, they follow similar rules to the US, and Rogaine is permitted in hand and cargo baggage. Liquids in hand baggage are restricted to 3.4 ounces / 100 milliliters.
Australia and New Zealand
Australian and New Zealand flight authorities don’t list Rogaine as allowed or banned from hand and cargo baggage. But, the rules are similar to the United States, and Rogaine is welcome onboard. On domestic flights, there aren’t any restrictions for liquids, but on international flights, Rogaine traveling in hand baggage must be under 3.4 ounces / 100 milliliters.
On China flights, Rogaine and other hair growth products aren’t listed as allowed or banned, so we can assume they are permitted cabin and cargo baggage. On international flights, liquids and gels in cabin baggage are limited to 3.4 ounces / 100 milliliters. On domestic flights, some airlines prohibit liquids altogether inside a carry-on. Passengers should consult their airline’s policy before packing any liquids.
Sources: For writing this article, we took information only from official sources, like airline regulators, government websites, and major airlines. If you want to confirm that our information is accurate and up to date, click on any of the links mentioned above. We linked out to where we found this information for each country.
Disclaimer: The final decision of whether you can bring hair growth products onboard airplanes always rests on the security officer. Some airlines also have additional rules that may be different.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bringing Hair Growth Products on Planes
Are all hair growth products allowed on planes (Rogaine, Minoxidil, Hims, Finasteride, etc.)?
In general, all hair growth products are allowed on planes in the United States. Rogaine, Minoxidil, and Hims’ liquid products in hand baggage are limited to a maximum of 3.4 ounces / 100 milliliters. In most cases, hair growth products must follow the liquids allowance and aren’t considered an exemption to the liquids rule even if they are prescribed. Hair growth products over 3.4 ounces / 100 milliliters must go in checked baggage.
Capsuled Hims and Finasteride don’t have any restrictions, but passengers should carry them in their original labeled package to prevent any misunderstanding when going through security.
Can I bring liquid hair growth products on planes (oil, drops, shampoo, serum, spray, gel, cream, etc.)?
Yes, you can bring hair growth products on planes in the United States with certain restrictions. Oil, drops, serum, sprays, gel, and creams traveling in hand baggage must be under 3.4 ounces / 100 milliliters. There isn’t an exact limit on how many products you can bring in hand baggage, but all of them must fit in a single 1-quart plastic resealable bag. Everything extra or larger should go in your checked baggage, where there aren’t any limits.
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Can I take foam hair growth products on aircraft?
Yes, passengers can take foam hair growth products in the cabin and hold luggage. Foam hair growth products are subject to TSA 3-1-1 liquids rule. When they are packed in carry-on baggage, these products count as liquids, and the containers are subject to a maximum of 3.4 ounces / 100 milliliters. All the liquids in the carry-on must fit in a 1-quart clear resealable bag.
Bigger containers and containers that don’t fit in the bag should travel in checked baggage. Foam hair growth products in checked baggage shouldn’t be over 500 ml (17 fl oz). Furthermore, each passenger can have a maximum of 2 l (68 fl oz) of aerosols in total, and each aerosol must be fitted with a protective cap.
Can I bring hair growth vitamins and supplements on planes?
Yes, you can bring hair growth vitamins and supplements in hand and cargo baggage on planes in the United States. TSA allows vitamins and supplements in capsules without any restrictions. Yet, it’s always recommended to keep the capsules in their original package so they are easily identifiable by TSA agents. Liquid vitamins and supplements traveling in hand baggage must be under 3.4 ounces / 100 milliliters. They should also fit with other toiletries in a clear resealable bag unless you have evidence they were prescribed. If not, they should travel in checked baggage.
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Do I need to take out hair growth products when going through security?
Yes, you need to take out hair growth products when going through security if they are liquids, gels, or sprays. According to TSA rules, passengers should take out their toiletry bag with sprays, liquids, creams, and gels out of their carry-on and place it in a bin when going through airport security. Generally, hair growth products in the form of consumable capsules or small amounts of powders don’t need to be taken out of the bag.
Is it better to pack hair growth products in hand or checked luggage?
Overall, it’s better to pack hair growth products in checked baggage when traveling in the United States. Usually, hair growth products aren’t a necessity inside the cabin of the airplane -except maybe on a long-haul flight. So it’s advisable to leave some space in your carry-on for more important things, like toothpaste, face creams, hand sanitizers, or other things you are more likely to use inside a plane. That said, you can also pack in inside hand luggage if you prefer.
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