Hi i’m a 27 year old male, I am currently undergoing a hair growth/maintenance program through a hair clinic in australia. Although not really receeding much, my hair has become thinner than before. I started the program and saw some significant results, but then stopped after six month and picked it back up again but now using only 1/4 tablet a day of PROSCAR and a topical solution (prescribed by them) applied daily to the scalp. I have not seen much difference at all and still experiencing slight shedding of my hair, noticeable because it gets stuck on my body after showering and occasionally falls into my mouth. I do however miss a day or two of use throughout the course of 1-2 weeks, as i don’t come home for a few days when i go out on weekends. I am thinking about dropping the program as it is quite costly and time consuming to apply topical solution daily and am experiencing slight to mild stomach discomfort (don’t know if it is related to the PROSCAR). I’m comfortable with the state of my hair is at the moment as it is not too different from when i first started the program (Mostly slight thinning of frontal and mid region of scalp, no receeding so far).
What i’d like to ask is if i was to take just the proscar or propecia alone, how effective would it be to retain the conditions of my hair at the moment, and would it help prevent receeding of my frontal hairline? Also i’d like to ask although hat wearing has does not cause hair loss, does wearing a hat head for almost 8-10 hrs a day, 5-6 days a week for the last 3 years (due to laziness of grooming while out or working, on many occasions my hair/scalp would be drenched in sweat) have a direct affect on the health and growth of my hair?
Propecia (finasteride) should help halt hair loss, even in the frontal hairline. If you abandon the program outline by your doctor, I’d still keep up with the finasteride, for if you have genetic balding, that is the best thing you can take to treat it. Finasteride works differently for different people, so I can’t say with 100% certainty whether it’ll maintain your hairline. As I don’t know what topical solution you were using, I can’t be sure if stopping it will make a difference. If it was a minoxidil-based topical and you saw results, stopping it will result in a loss of those benefits (hair that grew will fall back out).
The use of hats 10 hours a day or even 24 hours a day are neither positive or negative, providing that they are not tight enough to rub and produce traction on your hair.