4 Year Update...i Never Expected To Get Back So Much

zerafian

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I just wanted to share how I look right now.

Started using propecia May 2014. I slow dosed for 8 weeks up to .5mg/day. Iv been on that dose since July 2014. Before that I was taking rogaine, 2011 is when I started that.

I stopped using rogaine in Jan 2014 to see what would happen. Within that 5 months, I went from kinda how I look now to the before pics. Rogaine was doing wonders with keeping my follicles strong.

My crown is also thin, I just dont take pictures of it. There has been progress but not as easily seen as the front. Also, keep in mind, most of my regrowth was within the first 8-10 months. I still see new hairs come in but its not that often that I look anymore.

Ill be getting a transplate in 2020 for sure though.

Anyways, heres how I look :)

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Johnmpb

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Awesome regrowth. Who u going with for ur hair transplant ? Do u use any specific shampoos?
 

zerafian

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Awesome regrowth. Who u going with for ur hair transplant ? Do u use any specific shampoos?

I've been watching people like Joe Tillman and Hairlicously on youtube, for the past 3-4 months. They seem to have some great info on what to look for in a surgeon and everything to expect. Im still working on who I will want to get it done by. It seems like such an art, Im definitely not going to just roll the dice at some random hair restoration clinic.

I use to use nizoral but havent touched it for nearly 2 years. I ALWAYS forget to order it on amazon. I do want to start using it again. I havent used anything else though. I dont actually use anything in my hair, when it comes to shampoos, just water from the shower.

I appreciate it John, hopefully I can continue this trend with minimal to no side effects.
 

shadowcast

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So you got most regrowth after adding propecia, or already were good from rogaine use?
 

zerafian

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So you got most regrowth after adding propecia, or already were good from rogaine use?

The rogaine from 2011 to Jan 2014 was holding back hair loss quite a bit but I was still losing it. Once I stopped rogaine in Jan 14' the hair fell out exponentially faster. It felt like every day, I had 50+ hairs in my hand after a shower. By May 14', that 5 month span, I went from having more hair than I have now to how I looked right before I started propecia. I hope that makes sense, sorry :/

To answer your question, YES, the small dose of propecia was amazing, comparing it to rogaine. Since rogaine doesnt help block DHT in any way.

Heres a link to my original thread on this site.
https://www.hairlosstalk.com/interact/threads/my-hair-strengthening-journey-began-june-2014.87831/
 

shadowcast

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Thanks. Your results seem pretty similar to mine. 10 months minoxidil 15 months finasteride. Didn't get anything until I started the minoxidil. Still hoping for more though.
 

zerafian

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Thanks. Your results seem pretty similar to mine. 10 months minoxidil 15 months finasteride. Didn't get anything until I started the minoxidil. Still hoping for more though.

Well, I was on rogaine for 2011-2014, prior to using propecia. Been on .5mg of propecia and rogaine 2014-current. All that matters is its making a difference, right?
 

zerafian

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Good regrowth. What's your diet, sleep habits, physical activity like? Do u take any supplements?
Thanks, Above

Diet is close to Keto, very low carb. I havent had Dairy since 2010, I have EoE(google it if you want). I sleep 6-7 hours a night. I've been weight training since I was 17, 2002 or so. I train 6 days a week, about two hours each day(which is too much but I love it so Im there a lot).

Supplements, I take Zinc, garlic, omegas, biotin, calcium, mag, iron, aminos, b6 b12, and D3. Been taking those for a long time though. Prior to knowing I was losing hair. Im 33 years old btw.
 
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Cue Bald

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if you think he looks like a woman then the women in your country must be ugly indeed
 

zerafian

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You look like a woman though.
Weird
Its my long eyelashes, Do I make you uncomfortable?

if you think he looks like a woman then the women in your country must be ugly indeed

I gotta agree, I do really make an ugly woman. Maybe I should at least try make up.

Lol dude is jacked and lifts like a madman. Pretty sure ur just hating

Im thinking he finds me attractive and Iv made him uncomfortable. Therefore an insult was posted to try and re-solidify his "manliness"
 
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zerafian

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So how much time did it need for yoi until Finasterid kicked in?

Im pretty sure it started kicking in with in the first month. By three months I had a ton of progress. I put a link a few replies above showing my progress from when I started to 6 months in.
 

TONSofBODYHAIR

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do not lower your hairline so much if you are getting a transplant, look to reinforce the already existing one and save grafts for the back
 

zerafian

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do not lower your hairline so much if you are getting a transplant, look to reinforce the already existing one and save grafts for the back

yeah, my thought is to really just thicken the existing hair line and hopefully cover the temples a bit more. So the hairline is closer to straight across instead of arching up. If I were lucky to get .5-1cm lower, Id be extactic but I wont be pushing to lower it.

Thanks for yout input, I agree 100%
 
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