Previous thread that was locked back in April: https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...n-with-the-s5-plus-cream.104769/#post-1468880 The response to the previous thread is why I will never buy anything on this site again. Been a customer for a decade, had a legitimate concern. Had great maintenance success with the old s5 cream. Anyways... 8 months on the Chinese s5 cream. Tried not to look in the mirror. Never stopped shedding, lost at least 500 hairs, maybe more. Switched to essengen 6 topical finasteride + minoxidil, hoping to minimize more damage. Went from A to B in the photos within these 8 months. 34 years old, started thinning / receding at 22. Been browsing this site for 12 years. EDIT: Photos aren't the best comparison, "A" was taken when I wanted it to look good (hair line covered, poor lighting), and "B" was taken as a worst case with the hair separated and direct lighting. See below for more accurate current pic.