9 month finasteride and minoxidil, added 2 months microneddling and I was amazed how quickly the crown filled in.
I wish the crown photos would be lighter so it could be compared well with the before pictures. I will take your word for it that it is better
I’m 23 and it’s happening. I’ve always had a poor hairline but now it’s thinning. And quickly (6 months and it’s gotten worse). Money is no object. Are these crappy hairpieces or are they indiscernible from the real deal? Do you shave the rest of your head for them? How do they work? How do you clean them? I want to do it early enough with my current hairstyle so no one can tell. I’m not keen on the medication or rolling.
Be aware that hair systems need to be attached, so most use glues to hold them to your shaved scalp. This causes traction alopecia and more hair loss so most men who make the switch to hair system end up on them for life as their hair loss always gets worse, often from the hair systems themselves.
I have no idea if compounding finasteride myself is the way to go and if it does anything. The only objectively sure thing is that I have experienced no side effects so far. But I also have no results in the 3 weeks since I started this self made drug and it is a real hassle making it myself.
Maybe with no results, what you did to make your own topical finasteride is not working. There is a reason that compounding pharmacies do this, they have expertise that you don’t have
This might be too early for an update since I’ve only been taking them for a week. But I just wanted to add my experience if it can be helpful, since side effects for these make themselves known within a week of starting treatments.
I started taking 0.5mg of oral Finasteride tablets and 2.5mg oral Minoxidil tablets every morning since last week.
Currently have no side effects to speak of except for a mild sore right arm around lunch time that went away after a couple hours. I think that was from the “swelling” that Minoxidil might sometimes cause. My wife says it might not be even connected.
This may be a very effective treatment for men with balding. I rarely prescribe both oral drugs on the same patient but I have recently been doing so.
The age of 19, is a good time to start finasteride if you are really balding early. Make sure that this is the case by getting the diagnosis from an expert doctor, so you don’t get hooked for life on a drug you wouldn’t need if you do not have Male Pattern Badling
The point is there’s no need to reinforce this belief that everybody needs to have hair. That mentality obviously benefits the hair loss industry. Some guys can’t get over the fact that they’re losing their hair and will go to far lengths to preserve whatever they can. But there’s no shame in being bald and if your hair is a main source of self esteem, I recommend taking steps to fix that because nice hair won’t get you that far in life.
Hair loss has been important throughout the ages. From a historical perspective, hair loss was very common in the cities when TB ran wild. That was why a woman looked for a hairy man to qualify a man as a prospective husband. If a man lost his hair, the presumption was that they had TB and would probably die from it, not living long enough to provide family support for the long term. This created a lot of myths that have stayed with us in one way or another today. It is also imporant to know that the hair restoration business will hit $30 Billion for 2025, now at something like $6+ Billion and the hair cosmetics industry is today over $20 Billion and growing fast to make you WANT to not be bald. This is the power of money today because if you retain the bald look, no one can make money from you, its free!
Conclusion: Preliminary results on the use of topical FNS are limited but safe and promising. Continued research into drug-delivery, ideal topical concentration and application frequency, side effects and use for other alopecias will help to elucidate the full extent of topical FNS’ use.
Is there any lived experience, or any study, suggesting that you can experience hair fall if you wash your hair in hard water? I understand hard water as the type of naturally available water from a well or a pond that has a higher level of minerals. I am asking because I saw an ad for a hard water filter for shower heads.
No. Hard water doesn’t cause hair loss. Genes working with your DHT causes hair loss