Originally Posted by Person
I stopped rogain 4.75 months ago.
Starting at month 3 post-quitting, i began shedding a massive/ scary amount of hair.
Before all the morons comment and say "thats where you would be if u didnt use it" , thats false. I only used it 2 months.
Im aware of the fact that quitting minox induces acute telogen effluvium (something roughly 85% of this forum is unaware of somehow).
My question is....
When does the shedding stop?
I can tell you only this: Minoxidil5% won't harm your hair. Either it doesn't work or you are going through a shed that will end soon or later. Or you experience a shed due to the interruption of the treatment.
I wouldn't say this about 10-15% minoxidil. These concentrations can virtually kill hair in some people (although they can help others). Reactions to minoxidil vary hugely.
According to my experience, it takes months until your hair becomes dependent on minoxidil. My story wouldn't be too helpful for you, because the hair that I had lost due to a sudden switch from 10% to 5% minoxidil hasn't regrown even after 5 months. But other people report that they regained it back after some time.