Struggled with aggressive hair loss since 19. Started the Big 3 in August 2016, and was a great responder after the initial 3 months shedding. After 2 years of being a thick NW2.5, in August 2018, I had a relatively big shed and expected this to grow back, but it didn’t. Instead I’ve seen my hair gradually thin out to baseline, and in the last couple of months below baseline. I’m currently a NW3 diffuse thinner, scalp just becoming visible under direct light when my hair is dry.
Would really appreciate advice for my next steps. Would getting my DHT level tested confirm whether fin has lost its effectiveness? If so, can anyone testify for gradually phasing dut into my regime until it replaces fin? Apart from slight loss of libido, I haven’t experienced sides on fin, but I am still afraid of starting dut at such a young age given the increased risk of problems.
The single best way to understand what is happening to you, is to build a Master Plan with a good doctor who specializes in hair loss. That doctor should start by establishing a base line with a HAIRCHECK test (https://baldingblog.com/haircheck-test-how-it-is-done-and-what-its-value/) , and then try various treatment modalities on your to find out what works bests. HAIRCHECK test follow-ups yearly tell how effective the treatments are. Eventually, some people can’t control the hair loss and end up as hair transplant candidates. A good doctor will not try to rush you into doing a hair transplant because he should treat you like one of his own ‘sons’– only recommending a hair transplant after you are 25 years old and have developed any significant balding.