Hello everyone, Prepare for a long read but I promise you it's worth it, as I'm sure a lot of you will relate to my journey, up until I explain the topic of this thread. I'll start off by giving a detailed history of my hair loss and then go in to what seems to be doing amazing things for me. I'm going to turn 35 next month and I started noticing hair loss in the very front middle of my head at age 24. It rapidly became noticable (literally a hole in the front/middle of my hair line which made me go to a dermatologist, who originally believed I had Alopecia Areata and took a punch biopsy, but it came back negative, positive however for Androgenic Alopecia. I went through severe depression as my hair started to thin throughout (not significantly but noticably enough to me) and a small bald spot began to form in my crown. It took me a year to talk myself in to starting propecia but once I did (midway through the age of 25) the results were instantly amazing and I had full regrowth which continued strong until about 4 years ago, when I started noticing my hair loss getting worse again. In a panik, I immediately started Rogaine hoping to double the effect. I began using the foam but hated that it left a film in my hair so after about 8 months I switched to the liquid, which I honestly like so much better, and I've been using both treatments ever since. I have to admit that although the Rogaine seemed to have stopped the hair loss from progressing any further, it didn't really do much in the regrowth department. For the last 2 years, I've kept my hair length to between a 1 and a 3 clipper length and actually taught myself to cut my own hair because I've become more and more introverted over the years and I've actually gotten really good at cutting it. By the way, throughout this entire horrible process, I've had bouts of tricotilomania due to an obsession with trying to achieve a thicker looking hair line rather than a natural looking one, which had only caused major depression and made me more and more unsocial. During all of this time, I've scoured the internet day and night and I've tried everything from dermarolling to onion/garlic/cayenne pepper/aloe concoctions to herbal nonsense but I've never seen even a hint of progress. On some websites I've seen multiple threads about using a 50/50 ratio of natural castor oil and coconut oil for improvimg and even regrowing hair due to the retinoic acid in the oils but never any science to back it up. Well I decided about 6 months ago to start this treatment anyway, while continuing the Rogaine and Propecia treatments, and to this day I apply the mixture to my scalp every 3 days and leave it in for approximately 3-5 hours (usually when I get home from work until I went to bed) and then shampooed it out. Well for the first time in a very long time, I have my hair at a 5 clipper length (approximately 2 inches) and I'm able to style my hair with gel! I haven't owned hair gel in years! My hair line and overall scalp density is way thicker, my hair is way less waivy and so much more manageable and even the bald spot in my crown is becoming less and less noticeable. I've never taken pictures of my hair throught this process so I can't prove a thing I'm saying so I don't blame anyone who is skeptic, all I can say is if you have run out of all other options and you aren't extremely bald where you still have something to improve upon then try it. Feel free to reach out to me for advice. I honestly believe this technique has worked wonders for me.