Hi. This is probably a "dumb ***" idea but please do not assume I am a Cretin! I'm just desperate to try anything! I am a female attempting to win a desperate battle with Androgenetic Alopecia hairloss and can't use Minoxidil anymore because I am one of the "5%" that absorb it systemically. (Yes, I had pitting edema and I looked like a f*****g circus side show queen from all the facial hair) DARN!!! There went my last CHEAP hope of hair loss solutions. So now, I am trying Saw Palmetto capsules. I'm breaking one open and massaging the oil into my scalp every day with hopes it might block the DHT. I know it sounds like bullshit but women (and men) who are losing there hair sometimes resort to desperate and irrational measures. I don't give it much hope but it's worth a try. Will let yall know what happens.