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    Does minoxidil lose the effectiveness in long-time use?

    Hello, sorry for my english.

    I mean that if we will use minoxidil for 5 years, will it lose the effect?

    a lot of men say that "I used minoxidil for 6 months and I lost all my hair."

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    Re: Does minoxidil lose the effectiveness in long-time use?

    Of course it loses effectiveness in the long term like all mpb treatments.

    It doesn't stop mpb, it is simply a growth stimulant which will do a good job of maintaining your hair for 5years or so... but after that who knows.

    You have to remember every treatment loses effectiveness in the long-term (i.e. 10years +) even the mighty finasteride and dutasteride.

    Minox will only maintain my hair for 5 or 6 years, but I take comfort from the fact that it's not going to f*ck with my hormones...

    Also people complaining about Minox sheds are often hypercondriacs full of sh*t, every treatment that works gives you a shed, your hair has to shed if you want to get good results (i.e. new stronger looking regrown hair).

    It often seems to be Finasteride users who criticise Minox without ever having even used it themselves,...
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    ha,yes these females(I use the term loosely) dont want too be straddled by some spiky-haired,pretty boy,they want too be abused,what better man,than a big,bald,monster.It feels damn good at the time,but when I have emptied my tea-bags,and back in the dark room I inhabit,then the shame,guilt,and emptiness begins.

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    Re: Does minoxidil lose the effectiveness in long-time use?

    If you want to know more about Minox long-term effectiveness search for Bryan's threads.. he cites a number of studies which show that Minox haircount generally begins to fall after about 2years of use, then by year 5 haircount is back at baseline level... although obviously there will be some exceptions, i.e. Minox may only work for 2years on some men, while it could work for 12years on others, 5years is just the average response.
    Quote Originally Posted by seb View Post
    ha,yes these females(I use the term loosely) dont want too be straddled by some spiky-haired,pretty boy,they want too be abused,what better man,than a big,bald,monster.It feels damn good at the time,but when I have emptied my tea-bags,and back in the dark room I inhabit,then the shame,guilt,and emptiness begins.

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    Re: Does minoxidil lose the effectiveness in long-time use?

    thank you for answers...

    where is Bryan's threads? i can't find them...

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    Re: Does minoxidil lose the effectiveness in long-time use?

    This is quite an informative one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb View Post
    ha,yes these females(I use the term loosely) dont want too be straddled by some spiky-haired,pretty boy,they want too be abused,what better man,than a big,bald,monster.It feels damn good at the time,but when I have emptied my tea-bags,and back in the dark room I inhabit,then the shame,guilt,and emptiness begins.

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    Re: Does minoxidil lose the effectiveness in long-time use?

    Fin since 1997, Rogaine liquid since 1993, switched to rogaine foam in 2006.


    Basically on Rogaine for 18 years and Propecia for 14 years and still have much more hair at age 42 than I did at 24.

    Tell Bryan to put that in his study, lol

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    Re: Does minoxidil lose the effectiveness in long-time use?

    Quote Originally Posted by HT55
    Fin since 1997, Rogaine liquid since 1993, switched to rogaine foam in 2006.


    Basically on Rogaine for 18 years and Propecia for 14 years and still have much more hair at age 42 than I did at 24.

    Tell Bryan to put that in his study, lol

    wtf? that's awesome. i know you said you got better results from the foam but were you using the liquid consistently for those 18 years? was it 5%?

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    Re: Does minoxidil lose the effectiveness in long-time use?

    Quote Originally Posted by baslangic
    I mean that if we will use minoxidil for 5 years, will it lose the effect?
    As far as I know, minoxidil doesn't lose its effect over time. The bad thing that happens when you use it alone is that you continue to go bald! That may make you think that it has lost its effect, but that's not really the case. I don't think it ever really does interfere with the fundamental balding process.
    1) No, damnit, finasteride for hairloss was NOT an "accidental discovery".
    2) No, you do NOT have to use minoxidil and Retin-A at the same time.
    3) No, washing your skin does NOT make it produce more sebum.

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    Re: Does minoxidil lose the effectiveness in long-time use?

    Quote Originally Posted by HT55
    Fin since 1997, Rogaine liquid since 1993, switched to rogaine foam in 2006.

    Basically on Rogaine for 18 years and Propecia for 14 years and still have much more hair at age 42 than I did at 24.

    Tell Bryan to put that in his study, lol
    I'm not sure what your point is. Without the help of the Propecia all that time, you almost certainly wouldn't have been able to maintain your hair (including the hair grown by the minoxidil) all that time. Using finasteride along with minoxidil is a game-changer!
    1) No, damnit, finasteride for hairloss was NOT an "accidental discovery".
    2) No, you do NOT have to use minoxidil and Retin-A at the same time.
    3) No, washing your skin does NOT make it produce more sebum.

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    Re: Does minoxidil lose the effectiveness in long-time use?

    you said that only minoxidil can't help, but finasteride+minoxidil work like a charm?

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