I wouldn't say that. I have been doing it for about 6-7 years now and it has helped me a lot. Hasn't really grown much hair, but it has sure as hell slowed my hair loss down a whole lot.
I would probably look way worse had I never started it. And it's pretty much all I'm doing.
Or maybe it's just the way your pattern has evolved naturally and your deluding yourself into thinking that it helps so the money is not considered wasted... The mind is a very powerful thing, same with finasteride placebo kappa lmao