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    Thom's Story: 1 year big 3 & temple regrowth pg. 7

    My hair has been slowly diffusing from the crown region for about 2 years. I used to have long, thick hair but I cut it because I didn't want to look like one of those junkies who are obviously balding but have long, stringy hair!

    Last November I noticed in some pics it had advanced to the top of my head region and this terrified me so I came here to research what has worked for people.

    Started Minoxidil and Nizoral Mid-December

    Started Fin exactly 3 weeks ago.

    One thing I've noticed is that after starting fin I don't hardly have "the itch" anymore so I haven't been using nizoral as much..maybe once a week.

    In addition to this I'm taking various supplements and eating healthy foods (partially for my hair but also because I am one month into p90x).

    Anyway, here are a couple baseline pics as well as pics from a month and a half later. The month later pics look tons better but it could be due to not cutting my hair.

    This thread is for me to track my progress, and for others who may be on the fence about starting the big 3 to see the progress (or none) for themselves.

    Any input is greatly appreciated!

    UPDATE: I have taken my month 6 pics now: They are on page 6
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    Re: Thom's story (with pics)

    Hey Thom, I hope that all works out but just by what people are saying on here, I think you should have a good experience with the fin. Are you actually using propecia? I haven't started anything yet and may sometime but definitely want to hear how all things work for you. If you don't mind me asking and if you remember, do you remember how your crown started to thin? Was like just a small spot and it decided to evolve out a bit? Again, all the best ma!

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    Re: Thom's story (with pics)

    Thanks! Yeah I am using propecia and I just found out today that I will only have to pay around $22 a month so I am pretty excited. I have only been on fin for 3 weeks but I have noticed my itch going away...I don't know if there is a correlation but it is something I've observed.

    Btw, the top photos are the most recent so you can tell my hair has filled in a lot better. I think this was due to minoxidil and supplements.

    I just realized I wrote that my hair has been diffusing from the crown for "20"years lol.....I meant to say 2. To answer your question, yes it was a very small spot and I didn't believe it was balding for awhile because I have a cowlick and swirl there but then it did start spreading out in early 2009 though.

    I'm growing my hair out long and I must say it's actually looking quite good! The crown isn't looking as thin either.

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    Re: Thom's story (with pics)

    Lol, I was gonna say, you're in great shape for someone who has been losing hair for 20 years!

    Good luck, looks to me like your crown is already responding.
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    Re: Thom's story (with pics)

    Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing what the fin will fill in!

    That would have meant that I started losing hair when I was 4 haha.

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    Re: Thom's story (with pics)

    lol, since 4. I agree, it's looking good and you should continue to have positive results. Still trying to figure out my situation, especially when the derm said that the crown area is good but gave me a prescrip for propecia because she said that she saw very small miniaturization in my frontal hairline.She probably gets a kick-back too. Could be the way I style it too, lol..drive myself insane...sorry don't mean to take over your thread. Definitely keep updating and all the best.

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    Re: Thom's story (with pics)

    It's quite alright, ask all the questions you want! I am just a couple months ahead of you in regimen so I can tell you what you might be able to expect. So far I haven't got any side-effects from fin so I say it's worth a try. I do take zinc as well so that might keep my libido in a healthy balance.

    The newest pictures on this thread were from exactly a month ago so I took new pictures today to see my month's progress. I expected to be disappointed or to not see any progress but I must say I am ecstatic from the results! Now I still haven't cut my hair so it very well could be that it is just longer but if you notice the color and the texture of the thinning areas they seem darker and more "full of life." haha

    I am open to any constructive criticism if it's just wishful thinking on my part. Here they are! I tried to reconstruct the photos the way I shot them last time so I wouldn't be deceiving. I even combed my hair the same way. When I combed it other ways it looked even better.

    Minox and supplements: 2 months

    Fin: 3 weeks
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    Re: Thom's story (with pics)

    Awesome man, it's so working for you & glad for you. If this is just the initial start, it's going to work darn good for you. Yeah I might get on it yet, I had one of my wife's friends who is stylist take a look tonight, I know this is seriously messed up but I'm having the whole "peace of mind" problems. But seriously at 36, I probably should expect something going on or maybe to have it happen yet & it shouldn't come to a surprise with age and all. But back to that, she said it looks fine and it's all good. Just crazy how a so called natural part can make a line into your whorl & also seriously, when I look at the back of my head, it looks like a horseshoe outline but again, I guess the way I style, lol. Guess I should shutup and listen to these people...ANYWAYS, your picture are looking great and you're taking rogaine or minox right? Do you think the propecia is the result to your awesome growth? Awesome about the side effects too. Again all the best!

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    Re: Thom's story (with pics)

    Thanks man, glad to hear it's not all in my head! That's great to have a hair stylist to compare your hair to since they know what it looked like before. My old hair stylist (my best friend's mom who moved away) always told me it was just my swirl and nothing to worry about but after awhile it did start getting worse. Not trying to put fear into you, just keep an eye on it! If you're worried about the price of fin, for me it's only $22 a month and I am 24 so it's not that bad.

    Yeah, I am taking Rogaine and have been taking different vitamins for my hair for the last 2 months. I wouldn't think that propecia could cause that much growth in 3 weeks so I'm not sure but I do know the itch has been non-existant since starting it for some reason! Btw, does your swirl and cow-lick look like mine? (of course with more hair though)


    Finfighter- Thanks for the advice man! I am on the verge of buying toppik but so far I am worried that I will end up buying the wrong color. My hair color always changes throughout the year from blond to dark-brown so my fear is I will be putting it in and people will notice it. I have a few girls in different classes I regularly flirt with and I don't want my hair loss to become too obvious!

    Even if I get amazing results from everything I think people might be angry that all my pics have me with longer hair so it's harder to compare. I'm growing it back out to my shoulders.

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    Re: Thom's Story (with pics)

    My cowlick/swirl...maybe a little bit but it just really takes a bunch of hair and sticks up and I brush it down and does some kind of wave sweeping like motion. I, lol, pulled on it tonight & it's actually pretty thick but with now pulling on it, maybe I pulled some hair out, lol. Thing that just, I don't know, is crazy is on the right side, the hair kind lays flat & looks horizontal but then I have that split which kind of goes down way on the top and & lines over to the right abit into that area in the scalp where you seeing skin is, I guess natural. And then with that swirl, it makes like a hair wall. Just insane. If you look at it from the top, like a direct 3/4s shot from the top, it looks like a skinny "L" shape but then again, I wonder how many people see you from that perspective? Anyways, maybe it's natural but dude, I don't want to take away your thread, this is yours!!! and again, the hair looks good and what fin said, progress should keep getting more positive and positive.

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