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  1. kj6723

    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    Man this new regimen does seem to be accelerating regrowth. I've basically got the shadow of a NW1.5 hairline, although I still look like a NW2 from everywhere but up real close due to my fringe being grown out. I'm almost tempted to buzz down to try and create some uniformity, but I believe I would regret this decision pretty quickly lol

    My scalp is tolerating the tretinoin very well, without irritation, so I've been using it on consecutive days and will likely end up using it most every day

    I'm pretty convinced right now about the benefit of increasing minoxidil absorption. I'm almost afraid to be getting excited, like I'm going to jinx myself or something as what I'm seeing seems almost too good to be true...hair appearing where it hasn't been in years

    Another thing: I'm contemplating starting to put minoxidil lower down on my temple points, as near my hairline where the minoxidil is applied my temple points appear to be expanding out a bit further on my forehead than they are down lower, where I do not apply it
     
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    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    I'll be going off tretinoin for several days, as I'm attending an outdoor wedding friday afternoon (been getting invited to all these fucking weddings lately lol), and I may find myself hanging out under the sun for quite a while

    I plan to apply it tonight and then resume it Friday or Saturday night. Everything else will remain the same
     
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    sunchyme1 Senior Member My Regimen

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    dude your like 28

    do you even really need retin a?

    isnt suncream and moisturizer enough?

    just seems a fucking pain in the arse to avoid the sun all the time to starve off a few wrinkles
     
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    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    I don't live a lifestyle in which I'm under the sun a lot. Not really altering my life to use it. I've already done my adventuring. If I find myself living a life under the sun I'll simply stop using it

    Also I'm not just using it for wrinkles, also on my hairline as a penetration enhancer
     
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    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    IMG_20170409_162032276.jpg IMG_20170409_162038709.jpg IMG_20170409_162042719.jpg IMG_20170409_162729076.jpg Today I decided my hair has recovered enough to go for a much shorter length on top. Had it cut to 1 inch on top

    I'm super tired of doing compensatory comb over shit, which I had been instinctively doing with even just a bit more length on top, so this will be a relief I believe. At the moment I am very happy with how it's looking. It's basically my hairline from several years ago before I even realized I had male pattern baldness
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    so lucky bro .you have perfect hair .
    So you are only applying minoxidil to your hairline ? not whole scalp ?
     
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    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    Bro you've asked me this question before! lol
    Yeah, minoxidil just on my hairline

    hairline isn't perfect per say, but I get what you mean. My current situation is definitely good

    so happy I didn't wait any longer than I did to hop on finasteride
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    i would like to do the same haircut , but my hairline keep receding .
    And not doing the stupid combover i am doing right now
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    and your top is also filling with propecia ?
     
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    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    If I've had any crown thinning it's never been cosmetically noticeable, so I couldn't say
     
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    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    You know I'm thinking about it, and I MIGHT go off tretinoin for the summer time, as this does seem like it could be a pain in the ass if I'm trying to enjoy outdoor summer activities
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    i am also applying retin a 0,5 % on my forehead since i am like 15 . And i am 24 now . it work wonder for acne . And i have strictly no wrinkles ( i know i am really young but a lot of my couterpart have fine line , even deep lines on forehead )
     
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    Jesus @kj6723 back to full head status brah. Either way the combover didn't look like any compensating considering you have a full head lol. Do you plan to style the front? I don't think you should just leave it flat like that, especially considering all the hair you have to play around with
     
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    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    I know man it's surreal. I knew it had gotten way better but didn't quite grasp how much until this short cut

    Just kind of taking it in haha. maybe within the next week I'll try doing a little spike or something
     
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    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    I was thinking about dropping tretinoin and peppermint oil and just sticking to the big 3, but then I had a family dinner with my good looking NW1 cousin in his 30's and my good looking NW1.5 uncle in his late 50's and had a resurgence of feelings of inferiority

    Going to stay the course right now and see how much more regrowth I can force
     
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    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    I'm dropping peppermint oil. Too much uncertainty with this stuff. It for sure does something to the skin(if you've ever come in contact with it you know what I'm talking about), but too many conflicting reports about what that is and if it's positive or negative for hair. I don't have peace of mind applying it anymore, and peace of mind is paramount in this battle

    For now the only thing I'm using in addition to the big 3 is tretinoin, as we know it amplifies minoxidil effectiveness....sticking to proven stuff at the moment
     
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    rclark Senior Member My Regimen

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    Yeah, his hair is a solid Norwood one. He is quickly going to recover all of, lucky BASTARD.
     
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    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    Man people keep saying this. I really don't see how I'm NW1. Hairline clearly goes back at the edges in male pattern baldness recession. Albeit much more gracefully now than before I started treatments. I know I've got bdd but I really don't think I'm being delusional by saying this

    I've regrown quite a bit, but I consider myself NW2 right now, maybe NW1.75 at best. Hair in NW1.25-1.5 area is wispy and not cosmetically relevant at this point.

    Looking at pics I seem to be in a similar spot to where I was around 20 years old. 28 now, 1 year into big 3 (that included a 1 month break from minoxidil). Not sure how much more regrowth to expect given I had a "mature hairline" quite a few years back. Would be nice to recover more, and I'm hoping to, but if I maintain this for the next 1-2 decades, I should be okay, and will be grateful.
     
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    kj6723 Senior Member My Regimen

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    Do you guys think I'm safe from Norwood spotters if I wear my hair up and back like this?

    IMG_20170611_123643875.jpg IMG_20170611_123641934.jpg IMG_20170611_123647507.jpg IMG_20170611_123652734.jpg IMG_20170611_123650374.jpg IMG_20170611_123658109_BURST000_COVER_TOP.jpg

    It appears to be kind of straight across but thats because the length of the front kind of covers the weak hairline edges. You guys think I can pull this off without anyone noticing anything? Or should I stick to brushed forward in case a Norwood spotter is present?
     
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    Your hair looks like no problems what so ever.

    I would never think you had hair loss from this photos.
     
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