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  1. #1
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    Initial shedding from starting rogaine or fin

    40 and thinning on the crown. No bald spots have developed yet, but would like to do something about it. However,my fear and concern is this initial shedding from which some MPB suffers do not seem to recover from. I understand some recover, and some never experience this initial shedding.

    The thing is if I already have bald spot on my crown, then initial shedding will be less of a risk, but for those who have thinned with no bald spots, I am not sure how the risk and possibility of initial shedding should be considered.

    If I were to shed from starting Rogaine or fin, then I may very well develop bald spot on crown from initial shedding which will be a very big stressor. I may grow thicker hairs after this initial shedding, but what if I don't?

    I do not want to make myself bald faster nor more bald.......

    How should those with no bald spots consider this potentially massive initial shedding? If there is no initial shedding, I will go on Rogaine or Fin in a heartbeat. Can you advise please. I need your advice on this matter ASAP.

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    Re: Initial shedding from starting rogaine or fin

    Quote Originally Posted by christop40
    40 and thinning on the crown. No bald spots have developed yet, but would like to do something about it. However,my fear and concern is this initial shedding from which some MPB suffers do not seem to recover from. I understand some recover, and some never experience this initial shedding.

    The thing is if I already have bald spot on my crown, then initial shedding will be less of a risk, but for those who have thinned with no bald spots, I am not sure how the risk and possibility of initial shedding should be considered.

    If I were to shed from starting Rogaine or fin, then I may very well develop bald spot on crown from initial shedding which will be a very big stressor. I may grow thicker hairs after this initial shedding, but what if I don't?

    I do not want to make myself bald faster nor more bald.......

    How should those with no bald spots consider this potentially massive initial shedding? If there is no initial shedding, I will go on Rogaine or Fin in a heartbeat. Can you advise please. I need your advice on this matter ASAP.
    I started on Fin at 40 and I'm a diffuse thinner. I haven't experienced any shed that I noticed.
    Finasteride 1mg (Feb 2011)
    Nizoral (Oct 2011)

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    Re: Initial shedding from starting rogaine or fin

    Personally, if you think you have enough hair as it is, it's better to start on fin alone. If you start everything together, you presumably won't be able to tell what in particular is giving you results/effect.

    I started on Fin alone then added Nizoral at 8/9 months. This way I could gauge the effects of each product for a period.

    You can always add Minox later if you want more hair to grow.
    Finasteride 1mg (Feb 2011)
    Nizoral (Oct 2011)

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    Re: Initial shedding from starting rogaine or fin

    I'm pretty sure that most of those who say they never regrew their hair did not take before and after photos. I have had amazing success on the Big 3, but if I didn't have before and after photos, I would only say that I had mild success because it's such a slow process. Others probably stopped too early because they got scared and didn't think they would regrow their hair.

    The upside is much greater than the downside and the probabilities are definitely in your favor.

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