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    Big 3 SHED!!!!

    Hi, Id like some advice please.

    Iv been getting great results (regrowth and thickening) from the big 3 for almost 6 months. All of a sudden iv started to shed alot and im ****ting myself.

    How long does this last and will it get better again?
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    define "alot"

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    sheds seem to differ from individual to individual. some never undergo a shed.

    if there's any such thing as a "normal" shed - it shouldn't last more than 1 - 2 weeks. although I've heard of some lasting for 4 weeks.

    I can't be 100% certain of course - but in your case, being you've been doing so well for 6 months - then the shed is most likey a good thing. Hopefully it'll wane in a week or 2, and then the hair that did shed will come back thicker and stronger.
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    My theory is that when you start on a regimen containing things which make shedding more likely (especially minox), it resets the cycles of many follicles, synchronising their growth patterns. This means every time the synchronised hairs reach the end of their natural growth period, they will fall out en masse, thereby causing the 'shedding' you have experienced. The upshot of this is that instead of sheddding at a constant rate, your sheds will be lower for periods, and then peak suddenly, then be lower again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinzy
    define "alot"
    from 0-3 hairs to over 60 hairs
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    Quote Originally Posted by hair_tomorrow
    sheds seem to differ from individual to individual. some never undergo a shed.

    if there's any such thing as a "normal" shed - it shouldn't last more than 1 - 2 weeks. although I've heard of some lasting for 4 weeks.

    I can't be 100% certain of course - but in your case, being you've been doing so well for 6 months - then the shed is most likey a good thing. Hopefully it'll wane in a week or 2, and then the hair that did shed will come back thicker and stronger.
    Thanks for your encouragement!!!
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    yuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by random
    yuck
    prick
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSM23
    Quote Originally Posted by Dinzy
    define "alot"
    from 0-3 hairs to over 60 hairs
    Hairs shed by a person with no MPB per day = 100 - 150
    nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by hair_tomorrow
    sheds seem to differ from individual to individual. some never undergo a shed.

    if there's any such thing as a "normal" shed - it shouldn't last more than 1 - 2 weeks. although I've heard of some lasting for 4 weeks.

    I can't be 100% certain of course - but in your case, being you've been doing so well for 6 months - then the shed is most likey a good thing. Hopefully it'll wane in a week or 2, and then the hair that did shed will come back thicker and stronger.
    Still shedding!!!
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