Hey i have a question regarding hair loss stopping at 22. So Im 22 years old and my temples have receded, specially my right temple. But my hair is still thick, seems to be no sign of loss in the crown and i never notice any kind of shedding. For example when i use shampoo i might see 2-3 hairs maximum. So you’re telling me its possible my temples have receded and now my hairloss will halt/slow down? This would be very good news as i didnt tolerate finasteride very well, and cant seem to find a viable alternative to it. Thinking about fluridil though.Agreed.
The worst cases to deal with are edge cases. You have some guys that are 21-22 who are NW2. In some cases, they hop on finasteride, but their hair loss could have just stopped there and not progressed further. On the contrary, they could continue to recede all the way to a high norwood.
My own case was similar, I was a NW2 at around 22 years old. I continued to recede until I hit a NW3 at 27.5. Clearly my hair loss isn't as aggressive as some, but I really have no idea where it's going to end up. The worst pattern in my family looks like a NW5a, but it's all over the place in terms of consistency. I have a worse hairline than my father did at 55, for instance. Knowing that I could very well be destined for a NW5 in my mid 30s, I just cut my losses and went on 0.5mg of finasteride.
I think what Kintor has in the pipeline with pyrilutimide is the most promising thing, but I'm not getting my hopes up for it. They also haven't even started phase II trials in the US (though they have been approved), so who knows how long we'll be waiting for it to hit the market. That, and when/if it does hit the market, who knows what sort of side effect profile it's going to have. Anything that binds to androgen receptors has the potential to wreak havoc if it goes systemic and doesn't degrade into some sort of harmless particle once it reaches the blood stream. This is particularly the case if it is strong enough to halt hairloss, as it would have to have a binding affinity that is at least as strong as DHT.