Shedding after starting finasteride
What constitutes to be as a “massive” shed which retreats my hairline – in all honesty, may not be all that bad to someone with more severe balding. I did shed a ton, but my hair was largely intact. My hairline, however – was a different story.
I also think, due to the shifting of phases between hair follicles – a hair shed is almost inevitable and is certainly a sign which isn’t only regular, but honestly quite indicative of treatment working. Whilst you, personally, may not have encountered sheds, I have seen you interact with countless people on forums who do mention it.
For peace of mind purposes, it should be clearly stated; if you notice an increased shedding in the weeks following starting or restarting a new hairloss treatment method, it’s likely the treatment working! The odds that your genetics suddenly decided to get worse when you started treatment and thus resulted in a mass shed is absolutely minimal.
I don’t have evidence in published articles that link a significant shed from finasteride as a predictor of how it will work.
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