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Does Minoxidil Make Your Thinner? Is It Like Shedding?

Discussion in 'Growth Stimulants - Rogaine, Minoxidil, Tricomin,' started by Kino14, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Kino14

    Kino14 New Member My Regimen

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    I've started using Rogaine Foam 5% about three weeks ago, but I wasn't consistent and skipped days, etc. However for the last week I've been applying it consistently twice a day. So far I haven't really experienced any shedding that I can see, though I know it's definitely too early to tell. But the thing is I feel like my hair looks thinner ever since I started it, especially my hairline? I'm a diffuse thinner so I apply throughout the entire top scalp. Is the thinning a bad sign? It's really been worrying me because my hair is so thin as it is.
     
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    Almost all topical medications will make your hair look thinner. The key to minoxidil is just consistency. If you respond positively there's a chance you will shed and typically regrowth follows. Minoxidil is a mixed bag because its a wonder drug for some people, honestly some results are incredible, but for others it literally doesn't make any difference.
     
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    So the thinning is a good sign like how shedding supposedly is?
     
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    Both yes and no. Hopefully you shed small hairs and you get thick hair there once it starts growing again. Some people get regrowth on bald spots (that 1% of users though) and some (like me) gets virtually nothing, throwing money into the toilet and fucking your hairline in the process.
     
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    initial shedding is a good sign.
     

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