Hi, great article. I have an aggressive form of MPB. I am 23 year old with a NW2 hairline, diffuse thinning over the top and crown. Been on 5% Minoxidil and 2% Keto for about 9 months. Went through a period of shedding which has reduced somewhat in the last couple of months. I don’t see any appreciable increase in density anywhere but I do see plenty of thin vellus hair at my hairline. I am waiting for the 1 year mark to see the full effect of this regime. Is there like a test you can do to assess hairfall? Or do we just have to count the hair lost in the shower? Do you reckon I should start the Fin to hold on the the hair I have? Like most guys (actually a bit more than most guys seeing that I am young) I worry a lot about being in the 2% who experience disastrous sides from Fin. I do plan to check my DHT levels before I start, if I do at all, to see if I naturally have high/low DHT. That should tell me what to expect, to an extent.
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
I have been taking this in pill form for 5 years in addition to a ketoconazole shampoo. I am looking to begin a generic finasteride in addition to generic minoxidil. If I begin taking generic finasteride would you recommend that I continue taking HairOmega DHT blocker or would the Minoxidil topical and ketoconazole shampoo be enough?
Was wondering if you have a solution for nails. I had acrylics on for some time have taken them off and would like to bring my natural nail back to good health. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
The laser uses a 650nm wavelength of red light to speed up cell metabolism and reactivate hair follicles. While you’re treating your hair with light therapy, you can also take vitamin and supplements, use hair restoration shampoos, and also apply topical treatments. Combining light therapy with another method usually speeds up the growth.
Another purported herbal remedy for hair loss is green tea. A study in mice of the polyphenolic compounds present in green tea show promise as a natural remedy for hair loss, but human studies have not been done to confirm these effects.
Most of us, when we think of hair loss, think about aging men. Nearly all men eventually get that receding M-shaped hairline and thinning hair on the top of the head, also known as male pattern baldness. It’s called androgenetic alopecia, and it’s caused by a by-product of testosterone called DHT.
I’ve been using the products now for three months and I’m still happy with my continued results. In the newer photo there’s a noticeable difference. I had my highlights done just before i started using this so you can even see how much my existing hair has grown since then. Remember, hair grows slowly. This isn’t an over night fix but if you are patient you should see results. I would also recommend taking photos of the process. Sometimes I didn’t realize how much had changed until I looked at the photos.
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Nope, it’s not itchy because of that. You may need to get used to it (my case), or you don’t tolerate it well. I suggest you keep going and see if the itch goes away after a while and then reevaluate. You could also try a minoxidil with a lower alcohol formula.
Since DHT is what’s making your hair weaken and fall out, it’s the enemy you need to beat. This DHT-blocking shampoo from Hair Restoration Laboratories contains 21 ingredients that literally remove DHT from your scalp and strengthen your hair. You should notice a difference in the way your hair feels after the first use, then continue to witness improvements over the next 3 to 5 months.