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Minoxidil Only Works If One Has Family History Of Fphl?

Discussion in 'Women's General Hair Loss Discussions' started by ecat, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. ecat

    ecat New Member My Regimen

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    I just read this...Does anyone know if it's true? Or maybe nobody really knows.

    I'm in perimenopause, and my hair is thinning and shedding like crazy. I'm back to trying Rogaine after ditching it (just didn't have faith in it, still unsure, of course). Then I read this. My family does not have a history of hair loss. My mom's hair is a bit thinner, but it's always been thin and she's now 73.

    Should I continue with the Rogaine? Also feel like it might not benefit me because my hair is falling out everywhere, not just on sides or top. Ugh.

    Scared to try anything else that's more 'systemic'. Thanks for advice!
     
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    rclark Senior Member My Regimen

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    If you used it for longer than four months/year,
    and no vellus hairs, it's probably not going to do anything for you.

    It works in sixty percent of females, forty four percent of males.

    It is the safest medication to use, probably not the best though.

    There was a guy here, who was fifteen (just starting to lose hair). He got no regrowth
    from it at all.

    In my twenties it worked very well for me.
     
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    ecat New Member My Regimen

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    Thanks, Rclark.

    But I guess my question is, is there any point to starting it if there's no family history of hair loss? Is it true that it *might* only work for those with hereditary hair loss?


     
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    Minoxidil doesn't factor the hereditary part of hair loss, it's like an hair booster, even my beard got thicker and I only apply it to the scalp. Try different formulations, gel, foam, liquid, ect for 3 months each, if it works you should see results very fast.
     
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    rclark Senior Member My Regimen

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    It's not going to hurt your scalp, other than give you dandruff (if you don't use the foam version), and
    temporary shedding where it contacts your follicles.

    If there's no vellus hair regrowth in the bald area, it's useless, unfortunately.

    Shedding only occurs one time, in the area that touches it.

    Some people are bothered by that. If you are, you shouldn't use it.
     
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    Give it a try .Walmart has the cheapest price.
     
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    Also go to the DR and get some Bio identical hormones.
     

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