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Minoxidil, Dermaroller So Far So Good 5 Weeks (pictures)

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  1. Mrbig

    Mrbig Member My Regimen

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    Hey

    Been a long time luker on this site, anyway I just thought I'd share what success I've had so far,

    My hair has gradually been getting worse over the last 10 years temples starting to recede then getting thinner and thinner, ( current age 34) I tried it all emu oil, tricomin etc etc in the past none of it worked. however in the last month I really started to notice actually how bad it was getting so I decided to take the plunge and jump on minoxidil foam and only use it once a day about a cap full , it's not a brand name or anything I got really cheap 3 cans off eBay like £30 or something,

    I had an old dermaroller which I'd never used also lying about so after reading posts from this site and how it could help with absorption I decided to throw that into my routine along with 300mg of biotin 2 tablets twice a day usually morning and night, I use nizoarl once every 2-3 days I think this has helped with the shedding I've been hearing about, to be honest that was my main concern before I went onto minoxidil what if I shedded and it didn't work and my hair didn't grow back and looked worse than ever all these crazy horror stories you hear.

    So I've been using 5 weeks. I wash my hair dermarol (every 2-3 days) l then apply the minoxidil takes roughly 5-10 mins I only apply minoxidil foam once a day as I said and that is at night time before bed. I've had no noticeable shedding at all maybe slightly in my crown but I've really noticed my hair starting to thicken up and there is vellus hairs along my hairline weather they mature or not who knows, no side effects either slight itch sometimes but nothing major.

    So I've been taken pictures so I can gauge how I'm doin and over all I'm pretty happy my hairs easier to style and feels thicker,Anyway here's some pictures from baseline 5 weeks ago to current state, top one picture is before second one is 5 weeks in,

    I will try to keep this thread updated as time goes by with pics etc

    Good luck !
     
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    Im happy to see you are making some progress! It is noticable at the front. But honestly, you don't have anything to style at this point, unless you just tussle it up a bit? Keep going man, im sure at month 6 you will have plenty of hair to style to your leisure :)
     
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    real kombo Established Member My Regimen

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    No finasteride? If you can, go on finasteride. That will help more than minoxidil ever could.
     
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    Thats not true, i lost ground with finasteride. I dropped it and started minoxidil and now im gaining that lost hair back. Its just a variable when it comes to treatments.
     
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    pizzamanluigi Established Member My Regimen

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    You may be an outlier though. For a strong majority of people finasteride will at least maintain and possibly help.
     
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    Mrbig Member My Regimen

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    No finasteride as yet tho I could go onto it in future depending on how this goes after 6 months, again people over reacting on horror stories doesn't put me off as it seems to be a small majority
     
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    Runninghair Experienced Member

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    Nice results. Keep her lit :)
     
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    Mrbig Member My Regimen

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    Thank you yea once I have a bit of wax and a little bit of mane hair thickener it doesn't look so bad it usually looks like this...sorry pics aren't the best
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    Thank you much appreciated
     
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    Johnmpb Established Member My Regimen

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    Wow I wasn't expecting that. Do u have a link to ur products?
     
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    Are those hair fibers? Looks great!
     
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    i Just use a little bit of red dax wax only a little bit cuz this stuff is like glue it's best on short hair if ur hairs long I wudnt bother, but it will hold ur hair in place for days then a little mane hair spray to thicken ( can be bought of eBay) if I use it every day lasts about 3-4 weeks per can, I find this is the best one for thickening hair toppix doesn't thicken hair like mane, then comb it through style and a little hair spray to hold it all in place
     
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    michel sapin Senior Member My Regimen

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    @AnxiousAndy ; is right !
    sometimes you can wait years on 5 ar inhiitor and lost ground !
    then adding minoxidil can help .
    Sure oral minoxidil is really powerful , but i am too scared to try it
     
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    How do you dermaroll ? Every day lightly with 1.5mm and apply minoxidil?
     
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    I never break the skin so it bleeds I mean the odd time I might accidentally but rarely.

    when I'm rolling I do it enough so it hurts I do this mayb once every 2-3 days then apply the minoxidil

    at the moment I'm just applying it once per day and after 5 weeks I'm pretty satisfied so far, I was expecting to be much thinner than when I started because of the shed but i never experienced a shed as yet and my hair is thicker, I'm still expecting a shed to come when the hairs go in sync but if it doesn't and continues to thicken then all the better,
     
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    How do you clean dermaroller ?

    I have one sitting in glass and it's literally collecting dust. Can I clean it in alcohol over night and use it ?
     
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    Yea that's the way mine was sitting never used, I run boiling water over it for a couple of mins and it's fine,
     
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    So your treatment is

    Light dermarolling every 2-3 days with minoxidil after.

    Will try it.
     
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    Biotin 2 300mg tablets 2 twice a day
    Nizoarl every 2 days I really massage it in and leave it for 5 - 10 min
    Generic minoxidil foam around a cap full at the same time each night
    As I say it's only been 5 weeks today I'll know more in the next couple of months about how things are progressing and will update every couple of weeks
     
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    No side with minoxidil ? dark circle or hypertrichosis ?
    How much foam do you use ?
     

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