I saw new vellus hairs growing in within the first month of starting minoxidil, and I didn't start finasteride until a few weeks after starting minoxidil, so I can only assume the growth I saw was minoxidil induced. I've never been on minoxidil alone for a prolonged period of time so I can't say how that would work for me, but the combination of min + finasteride definitely seems to be working really well.
In terms of minoxidil - I started using foam twice per day as my head was buzzed, but as it's grown longer I've switched to using liquid at night and foam in the morning, as I really don't think you can get enough to the scalp if you have a decent amount of hair, without using more than half a cap full. I would highly recommend using foam in the morning- this ensures you're at least getting once really good dose of minoxidil to the scalp per day, maybe two, and it means your hair is ready to go in a couple of minutes in the morning, and the foam even acts as a hair styling product, for me it adds volume and a bit of hold to my hair after applying.
Guys my hair has continued to get better and better. I'll post some photos at some point over the next couple days but just wanted to post to say the treatments do work, stick with em - Finasteride, Minoxidil and Nizoral. Don't sweat the sheds!
Haha yeah I’m chino from hlh, seems like a lifetime ago! I don’t suffer from scalp inflammation no, never have really, I use nizoral every other day though, then on my off days I’m currently using alpecin
I used to use generic 1mg finasteride, then switched to generic quartered 5mg finasteride pills which I used for around 6 months and then the past few weeks I’ve been using genuine propecia pills. I lived in Australia and would just get them from whatever pharmacy I passed, now I’m getting propecia from boots in the UK. I don’t think it matters honestly, but I would try to get yours from a pharmacy rather than online.