I am 26 years old and I started noticing my hair loss almost ten years ago when i was 16. I have been blessed with a lot of hair to begin with, so even though I was losing ground slowly but steadily it took many years for me to finally notice a cosmetic difference.
4 years ago I started losing serious ground. It was a devastating realization (as im sure many of you know) and seeing as my dad is bald as a cue ball I did not believe there was anything that could be done.
For the next couple of years I used concealers to get by, and I got so well practiced at using them, that I still got compliments on my hair!
I thought that if I didnt lose too much more ground I could go through life with the concealers and all will be well.
Then a year ago I started losing ground on my temples. Once I started losing my hairline, even the concealers coudnt save me and I resorted to wearing hats.
It was at that point that I found this website and started reading up on hairloss. I was told by my mother and father and doctors and everyone else that "hairloss is hereditary, its genetic and there is nothing you can do about it. Just shave it off, hit the gym and or find a high paying job".
Boy was I surprised to see that there is a whole world of people that are fighting hairloss... and winning!
The success stories here have been a huge inspiration and I promised myself that someday I'll be able to post my own success story here. Although i didnt think it would happen so fast!
So i started with Nizoral and biotin around 5 months ago. I actually did feel a bit of a difference but nothing to write home about. It took me awhile to take the plunge with Propecia, (propeciahelp almost made me want to axe the whole thing) but in the end I gave it a try and I am happy to report no side effects.
I started propecia 3 months ago, and 2 weeks later started kirkland minoxidil.
I read that a wet scalp helps absorption by 10 times, so my ritual is wake up in the morning, take a shower, put the minoxidil in, have breakfast, take my propecia and then go to work. At night I shower again, use Nizoral shampoo, leave it in for 5 minutes, rinse it out and then put in minoxidil again, and go to sleep a couple hours later.
I have to say i've been blown away by my results and i never thought it would happen in less than 3 months. I can't wait to see my results after a year!
I have enclosed a before and after photo. I assure you the lighting is the same, and it is in the same room. Both of the images are wet hair, after shower.
Good luck to all the other hairloss fighters out there!