Hair is not Life but it's Pretty Damn Close; HRT and Pictorial Posts Prove it.

How far are you willing to go to restore a full head of hair?

  • Full-blown Feminization

    Votes: 25 14.5%
  • Slight Gyno

    Votes: 33 19.2%
  • Slight Breast Growth

    Votes: 17 9.9%
  • Only "Male" Treatments

    Votes: 62 36.0%
  • Dude, I won't even touch finasteride

    Votes: 35 20.3%

  • Total voters
    172

JaneyElizabeth

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Best Song that You Never Heard by the Stones. Hair regrowth to me is like a puzzle without any one right answer unlike a jigsaw puzzle. This is from the 1968 to 1972 period where Jagger grew his hair out and staked a claim of Androgyny.


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I have been trying to establish protocols for the long-term and short-term. Here is my standard advice now for pretty much any male under 25 where they are only just beginning to bald:

"You have caught it just in time in my opinion. It's barely visible and although regrowth is usually rare, people with slight baldness in the crown do often recover completely.

Start Rogaine 2 percent in the pink OTC bottle and consider starting finasteride. Also Keto 2 percent and Selsun Blue Medicated will help with any accompanying inflammation, acne, dermatitis and dandruff."

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Standard follow-up answer:

Michal96 said:


Thank you for your answer, what about the hair that falls out while taking these medications?
Using two percent instead of five percent should help with minimizing shedding. Most guys make a mistake by starting out on five percent and it is too strong at first so the person sheds. In the U.S. two percent says for women, but it's not. It's the same med. When I first started balding all we had was two percent and I don't remember anyone blaming minoxidil for sheds but we didn't have forums like this so, I can't be sure.

The two dandruff shampoos will help minimize inflammation which one, can exacerbate male pattern baldness and two, regrowth can actually cause inflammation as well as it slightly stresses the hair system. Finasteride works great for maintenance and for people like you who are not very bald in the crown, both finasteride and min can restore hair in the crown. finasteride has sides for some people so read up on those for you but I can't even tell that I am on a similar med now, duta or finasteride before. I felt exactly the same and I had no issues with copulation.

Here's an excellent article explaining why you shouldn't halt therapy during sheds and about the anti-inflammatory powers of medicated dandruff shampoos.

https://www.hairlosstalk.com/news/education/understanding-shedding-hair-loss-treatment/
Best,
Janey
 

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Here is Janey's standard legal advice about purchasing online from offshore vendors to avoid needing a prescription:

Thanks for offering to help. Just checking...is this legal? I'm a bit of a stickler with that sort of thing. :)
It is legal for all female meds and all male hair loss meds in the United States and most other countries. The worst that could happen would be for customs to seize the order but some companies will reimburse you if that happens and it happens more in Europe.

Any med except for dutasteride and finasteride, to my knowledge that contains testosterone or other androgens or that raises testosterone levels in males is illegal to attempt to buy, possess or assist others to buy. As aside, this makes it much harder for females to transition to being males than the other way. They pretty much only have one med anyway. Both Finasteride and dutasteride generally raise T in both sexes to my knowledge but these are not listed in the DEA Schedule 3 with DHT, T and Androstenedione.

On March 12, 2004, the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 was introduced into the United States Senate. It amended the Controlled Substance Act to place both anabolic steroids and prohormones on a list of controlled substances, making possession of the banned substances a federal crime. The law took effect on January 20, 2005. However, androstenedione was legally defined as an anabolic steroid, even though there is scant evidence that androstenedione itself is anabolic in nature. On April 11, 2004, the United States Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of androstenedione, citing that the drug poses significant health risks commonly associated with steroids. Androstenedione is currently banned by the U.S. military.[16]

Most of the more extreme meds used by men on here lower androgens, not raise them so they are perfectly legal in pill and topical forms and include bicalutamide, spironolactone, cyproterone acetate, medroxyprogesterone acetate and progesterone. Progesterone and Estrogen are available online OTC as well.

I am a lawyer for what it's worth. So to get a list of 20-25 offshore vendors just paste this into your browser address window: https://hrt.cafe/

I just verified that it works. I only have bought from online in Thailand with an outfit that has nothing to do with the other famous company. Their prices are pretty much in the middle but their shipping is really fast, ten days or less via DHL

Janey
 
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He's about to get the ban hammer lol
I am shocked. I emailed both listed Admin people several hours ago and several times and nothing and several others did as well. Would they let a child predator run around on here for an entire day trying to pick up minors? Is this site safe for children to be on? I deleted all of my posts. I always do that on reddit with trolls and the replies go with the deletion.
 

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You gotta watch the prequel series Better Call Saul if you haven't
That's what I meant. I watched the first three seasons, I think. Are they on season five now? I like the sleazy lawyers just like here in Maryland. I watched all of Breaking Bad but I like Better Call Saul more. I love that he changed his name to a Jewish name to get clients. It's just wonderfully sleazy.
 

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That's what I meant. I watched the first three seasons, I think. Are they on season five now? I like the sleazy lawyers just like here in Maryland. I watched all of Breaking Bad but I like Better Call Saul more. I love that he changed his name to a Jewish name to get clients. It's just wonderfully sleazy.
Yeah I do like BCS better than BB. Mike has awesome character development in it too. Season 6 is supposed to come out next year
 

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Furthest i am willing to go is minor to moderate gyno, which i get from 200mg spironolactone, bica doesn't interest me and cpa is too dangerous for long term use. Estriol is tempting though, maybe too weak. In saying that my hair is still okay, if it was much worse i think my opinion on what i would tolerate would change, i'd probably go full HRT.
 

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Heyho, I am following your journey for quite a long time but I never texted you. Maybe you can help me with my hair. I recently good a trichoscan done + full vitamins bloods. Everything looks as expected. Androgen hair loss. I had quite good results with minoxidil over the past year (topical 5%) eventhou I hate it. I cant really do many hair styles with that on my head. Afaik do i need less than 10ng/dl dht to more or less stop the hair loss. I am currently at 25ng/dl. While on 25mg bica + 4mg e subli. We just added another 2mg of e to get my e2 up and maybe dht down. I also mainly use herb + coffein shampoo. + latanoprost recently

. Here sole question for the expert: Due to my very high prolactin, is it possible that a prolactinraise comes from topical minoxidil? I even had high prolactin pre hrt.

Is there something i can do, to grow more hair or keep my hair ? Even maybe stop minoxidil in tje future.

I know Dr. Powers has a hair Formular, but right now every docs refuses to prescripe it sadly. I am kinda clueless, no matter how much time i spend researching.

Of you need more information just ask me, i have current labs and have some photos if necessary.
 

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Heyho, I am following your journey for quite a long time but I never texted you. Maybe you can help me with my hair. I recently good a trichoscan done + full vitamins bloods. Everything looks as expected. Androgen hair loss. I had quite good results with minoxidil over the past year (topical 5%) eventhou I hate it. I cant really do many hair styles with that on my head. Afaik do i need less than 10ng/dl dht to more or less stop the hair loss. I am currently at 25ng/dl. While on 25mg bica + 4mg e subli. We just added another 2mg of e to get my e2 up and maybe dht down. I also mainly use herb + coffein shampoo. + latanoprost recently

. Here sole question for the expert: Due to my very high prolactin, is it possible that a prolactinraise comes from topical minoxidil? I even had high prolactin pre hrt.

Is there something i can do, to grow more hair or keep my hair ? Even maybe stop minoxidil in tje future.

I know Dr. Powers has a hair Formular, but right now every docs refuses to prescripe it sadly. I am kinda clueless, no matter how much time i spend researching.

Of you need more information just ask me, i have current labs and have some photos if necessary.
We have two main categories following me, MtF's and XY's that I call "just in it for the hair". You might be either so that makes a difference but that is an impressive protocol that you are using. I would be interested in your feelings about latisse, I think is the brand name for what you are using. I ended up only using it on my lashes due to the high cost of the stuff even from Thailand. But then a nice guy on here gifted me some of the dried material but I am not sure how to mix it. I love answering questions on the thread because everyone else can learn but I also answer any more private questions on PM. So far, I have answered ever single one and there have been lots so that gratifies me as a "hair survivor" with survivor's guilt or is it Lazarus guilt?

I am looking forward to discussing your protocol and progress because yours could potentially be what I call a working protocol with the idea being that with you and Bridge and me say, people could try any of those protocols but the goal would be not to tinker but yes titrate upwards but otherwise, take exactly what Bridge took because we know that his protocol worked, at least for one person. When MtF's are trying to created their own protocol, it could be that one tiny difference could be the difference between hair restoration success and maybe more mediocre results. Most people halt hair loss and grow at least a little. I saw a 15 year old boy yesterday and he was close to a cueball already and want to know what treatment to try but even for transplants it is/was too late. Only HRT can work in those circumstances, in my opinion because there is a lot of baldness inertia, I call it, to overcome.

That's also another argument in favor of puberty blockers for young MtF's/non-binary and maybe if height can be continued, we will have "just on puberty blockers for the hair.

Thanks so much for reading and having interest,

Goddess Bless,
Janey
 

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Heyho, I am 26 yeer old mtf.

I am not a huge fan of latisse. Havent really seen much improvent with it. Especially regarding its price. I cant really recommend it.
 

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Heyho, I am 26 yeer old mtf.

I am not a huge fan of latisse. Havent really seen much improvent with it. Especially regarding its price. I cant really recommend it.
I think that we are on the same page there. Oral min seems to work just as well or better for lashes. So tell me about the rest of your meds and hair loss history, titration schedule to get to where you are and how have things been going for you hair-wise?
 

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I started loosing hair at around 18 years old.
I started minoxidil about 15 months ago with good results.

I grew a lot of vellus hair on my receding hair line. My hair on top i sadly quite few and thin.
minoxidil rescued luckily enough so you dont see my scalp. Only if its windy.

So things are going okay, not the best results bit okay. If i could keep my current hair it would be lets say okay. I keep my expectations low

I still loose a lot of hair while brusing, showering.

Do you know anything ablut stopping topical minoxidil?. I dont take oral due to the fact that i need a prescription for it. And i want to take less medication in the future not more.
 
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