View Full Version : going back on minox...is it risky??

02-08-2013, 08:51 AM
hi all i quit minox last november when i was using it solely for my temples and frontal hairline. anyway i still stuck with the propecia but i think the minox did give me a few new hairs and my hairline is getting a bit thinner, but how do i know this is from the stopping the minox?? could be just the progression of baldness as it is...anyway what im asking is if i do go back on the regaine foam will i have a massive shed on it even though im just using it for temples and hairline.

does anyone know if its a risk at all going back on it seen as my hairline isnt getting any better, btw i am aware that rogaine is not proven for the hairline but its got to be better than doing nothing.

anyways, thanks in advance,

Breaking Bald
02-08-2013, 08:53 AM
What made you quit it in the first place? I am debating whether to give it a try again as well.

02-08-2013, 09:18 AM
What made you quit it in the first place? I am debating whether to give it a try again as well.

was just reading your own thread there, so it was the sides that caused you to quit?? are u using it in the crown or temple area?? i quit mine basically ecause i was very sceptical of what "gain " i was making, i just didnt see it. i was using it for a year before i quit it but now seeing my hairline creep back im between a rock and a hard place:( if i go back on it, it could result in a big shed and could cause untold damage to my hairline.

Breaking Bald
02-08-2013, 09:24 AM
Well the problem is, that you should have maybe stuck it for a little longer. It might have been helping to keep your hair strong.

I was using it on the crown, so I'm thinking of trying it again. I didn't use it for long at all. It is a tough situation man, I can't really advise. But because I've started buzzing my head, I suppose the sheds won't really bother me. But I'm not really convinced on how effective minox can actually be.

02-08-2013, 09:58 AM
well you have to use it for at least six months aparently if you want to see results, its just id get away with what i have now, but im obviously trying to better it ya know, i knw i should have stayed on it once i started but ti didnt want to spend money on something i thought wasnt working.

02-09-2013, 10:10 AM
any treatment takes 6 months to start noticing results IMO.

02-09-2013, 02:15 PM
I used rogaine for 7 months then quit when i started on fin...got a huge shed from quitting rogaine within 3 months my hair was a lot thinner...so now I am back on rogaine...been using it once a day for almost 3 months now...still dealing with the shedding and yes going back on it made my hair even thinner, but im really hoping it improves my hair in the long run..wish I could tell you it helped or didnt help, but im now back in that "waiting for results" phase

im not expecting to see results until at least a full year...so 9 months to go. I am on fin though, so that is bolstering my expectations a bit