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Minoxidil Destroying My Crown And Hairline

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by 3rice, Feb 22, 2019.

  1. 3rice

    3rice New Member My Regimen

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    I had been losing hair since 14, but my hair was always thick and never really bothered with hair loss until recently. I am 28 now, and a couple of friends pointed out that there was significant thinning on my crown area (I had relatively good thickness on mid scalp and frontal third areas). I attribute this to university and break up with a long term girlfriend.
    To tackle this I opted to go for the first line of defense, which is 5% minoxidil (Rogaine Foam). 4 months of applying minoxidil all over my scalp and I have noticed that my crown area is significantly worse, and hair sheds by the dozen. I had a near perfect hairline, which also seems to have thinned out and receding. I have read everywhere, that minoxidil should only make the hair thicker and grow hair, but everything seems to work on the contrary for me.
    Has anyone else had the same experience? and should I quit the medication by tapering it off gently?
     
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    Murkey Thumb Experienced Member My Regimen

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    You have posted in the wrong thread. This is success stories. Minoxidil is not going to bring your hair back without Finasteride.
     
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    Obsessive Established Member My Regimen

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    Please try the liquid which has propylene glycol before assuming minoxidil is not working or even harming. Everyone's scalp density and porosity is different. My initial thinning and loss tracks very closely with changing from minoxidil. liquid to foam, and I've now read some other reports of this too. I didn't even connect the dots until very recently. Foam relies on alcohol to carry the minoxidil through scalp. That works fine for many people, but not for everyone. Propylene glycol is a better carrier. Also, take a shower right before application, use a glove to work the residue in, and wear a bandana to keep the shit away from your face.
     

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