To be honest, I don't think that's what happened. Minoxidil causes a shedding, as hair starts growing, stops resting. It's a one time thing. Just need to be patient. That said, I think Minoxidil is TEMPORARY without Finasteride, or dutasteride to back it up. By it here! You will save yourself lots money. Also, it comes from Florida? (I believe, correct me if I'm wrong). It's Rogaine foam.