I started taking 5% Rogaine Foam twice a day & Pantostin in June to tackle some accelerated hair loss on the crown and vertex which I attributed to illness. I already had some diffuse loss on the chrown and temple recession over the years but was n't too concerned as I had resigned myself due to both sides of my family suffering from hair loss including my mother, sisters and aunts on my mothers side. When starting minoxidil in around two weeks in got shedding, losing around 200 hairs a day from the crown and vertex that lasted around two weeks. Over the next five months or so I saw some modest thickening around the chrown and vertex but nothing spectacular. At the beginning of October I decided to add a few things to my regime: Garnier Stemoxydine, Retin-A (0.1% Gel form) and Peppermint Oil. I would add around a quarter of the 20g Retin-A tube and 28 drops of Peppermint Oil into the Stemoxydine bottle. Applying minoxidil foam in the evening and then 5 minutes later apply 6ml of my Stemoxydine+Retin-A+Peppermint mix. One month into the new regime I noticed some filling in on my temple areas and around the recessed hair line, encouraged I decided to try generic liquid 5% minoxidil (Q-Gain brand) applying 2ml in the evening as I read some people saying they had a better response with the liquid. Regrowth continued and at the end of the 3rd month of the new regime I was running out of foam minoxidil that I was applying the morning so decided to make my own fast drying liquid by mixing 30ml minoxidil with 30ml ethanol, I also added 30 drops of peppermint oil and no longer added peppermint oil to my Stemoxydine. I use 2ml of my fast drying minoxidil in the morning that equates to 1ml of 5% minoxidil. Now coming into the end of the fourth month and temples are still filling in and I still cant believe that I am getting regrowth after five months of no regrowth at all. I have attached some pictures, unfortunately the early ones where taken at not very good angles for the temples but you can still use the 3 existing hairs and two lone hairs as a reference point on the right temples. - face picture at one month into new regime, front camera from phone so not that good quality but you get an idea of the hairline. - web cam picture taken 3 weeks into new regime, I included this as it shows the recession of the right temple better. - face picture at four months, you can see the improvement to the hair line and the right temple area. - left temple at one month. - left temple at four months. - right temple at one month. - right temple at one and a half months. - right temple at four months.