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    I am finally worthy of posting my story here! (i think...)

    Hey everyone!
    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!

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    Re: I am finally worthy of posting my story here! (i think...)

    Congrats!

    A couple questions:

    1) How many mls of Kirkland Minox do you use per application?

    2) Are you using 1% or 2% Nizoral? And how often do you use it?

    Thanks

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    Re: I am finally worthy of posting my story here! (i think...)

    congrats bro thats good stuff

    did you have any cognitive sides? impaired thinking, memory loss, etc?

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    Re: I am finally worthy of posting my story here! (i think...)

    @JWM

    I don't know how much mls I use, but I use A LOT. Probably more than double the recommended use because I put it on my entire scalp area. Maybe about 3 full droppers every time.

    I'm using 2 percent Nizoral and I use it every day. I shampoo with it every day at night, and then after I rinse it out and I finish showering I put in the minoxidil when my scalp is still damp.

    @Rocky V

    lol no cognitive sides. My line of work requires lots of public speaking, debating and creative thinking. I have felt no negative side effects, only a boost in confidence by not having to wear a baseball cap when I deliver my presentations

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    Re: I am finally worthy of posting my story here! (i think...)

    If you apply the minoxidil to wet hair don't you find that it leaves it "crisp" or even hard and brittle -- like the minoxidil will dry leaving an obvious residue?

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    Re: I am finally worthy of posting my story here! (i think...)

    Not really.

    Although I try to wake up early to give myself a couple of hours between putting the minox and going to work.

    I also purchased the foam, just in case I oversleep or have to get ready fast. The foam makes my hair look great, but its a lot more expensive than the liquid so I try to use the foam sporadically.

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    Re: I am finally worthy of posting my story here! (i think...)

    Excellent results, congratulations!

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    Re: I am finally worthy of posting my story here! (i think...)

    cool man. what dosage are you taking?

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    Thank you belmondo!

    @Rocky V

    I just take the recommended dosage. 1 ml a day.
    For my first month I used Merck Propecia and then I switched to generic to save money. Seems to have the same effect.

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    Re: I am finally worthy of posting my story here! (i think...)

    thats good, thanks for the info man

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