Hi, so I'm 21 years old and have been noticeably balding since 18 or so. As it currently stands I have a noticeably receding hair line and am thinning everywhere else. I just started taking Finasteride about a month ago, and I plan to use Rogaine 6 months into the treatment.
My question is: Say I use Finasteride and it works for me, and I use the Rogaine to regrow the hair at the front of my head and it works, could I then stop using the Rogaine and just stick with the finasteride to keep the hair I regrew? Would the hair I gained with Rogaine be sustained on the Finasteride treatment, or would it fall off when I stop using Rogaine? It would be awesome to regrow my hair, but if Rogaine is something I'd have to use all my life regardless, then I wouldn't really feel it's worth it.
Would much appreciate knowledgeable answers on this, whether they're a case study or just anecdotal.