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Cr779
07-11-2013, 10:02 PM
So I never thought Minox on the front hairline would be worth it, I was worried the initial shed would just destroy what I have now. But now I'm wondering if it might maybe be a good idea. Pretty much my left corner and the very front of my hairline have gotten really thin. Not like miniaturized dead hair thin but long almost diffuse patter thin. Does anyone think some rogaine foam would maybe help thicken them up, buy me maybe half a year to a year where I can still hide my hair loss? I don't care if it doesn't stop the recession but I'd at least like what I have to be thick and not thin and dead looking. Pics so you can asses if it's worth it.

john2399
07-11-2013, 10:36 PM
I use minox for my hairline and it def works. You will def experience a shed maybe in the 3rd month but dont panic because that means it is working. You seem like you have enough hair for it to help keep and thicken up. Once you shed the hair that comes back is much thicker, but most people panic and dont give it the full go.

secrethero89
07-12-2013, 01:01 AM
So I never thought Minox on the front hairline would be worth it, I was worried the initial shed would just destroy what I have now. But now I'm wondering if it might maybe be a good idea. Pretty much my left corner and the very front of my hairline have gotten really thin. Not like miniaturized dead hair thin but long almost diffuse patter thin. Does anyone think some rogaine foam would maybe help thicken them up, buy me maybe half a year to a year where I can still hide my hair loss? I don't care if it doesn't stop the recession but I'd at least like what I have to be thick and not thin and dead looking. Pics so you can asses if it's worth it.

You should use a topical Anti Androgen for the hairline.. Minox alone can't save your hairline because hairline is under attack by both DHT&T, unless you stop these enemies on the hairline you face a shed&thinning...I recommend RU mixed in KB vehicle(doesn't contain PG) Also use the foam version, liquid minox has PG which causes a greasy layer on the scalp and clog the pores...

Cr779
07-12-2013, 08:42 AM
I was under the impression RU was really really untested. I don't know if I wanna use something with no real information on side effects. After my issues with propecia I realized risking real heath issues over hair is never worth it. But minox from what I can tell is harmless.

secrethero89
07-12-2013, 10:03 AM
I was under the impression RU was really really untested. I don't know if I wanna use something with no real information on side effects. After my issues with propecia I realized risking real heath issues over hair is never worth it. But minox from what I can tell is harmless.

It is your decisions, it depens how baldness affects your life, if you don't care just leave it.. but if you depress a lot(like me) you have to take risk and live with the sides...

I had 0 side effect with RU, I had very minor side effect from Finas(Watery semen,tiredness) but it is okay for me... Minox alone never halts your shedding.. Sorry.. It is clear that you have MPB.. You have to block the DHT

Dan26
07-12-2013, 10:11 AM
It is your decisions, it depens how baldness affects your life, if you don't care just leave it.. but if you depress a lot(like me) you have to take risk and live with the sides...

I had 0 side effect with RU, I had very minor side effect from Finas(Watery semen,tiredness) but it is okay for me... Minox alone never halts your shedding.. Sorry.. It is clear that you have MPB.. You have to block the DHT

Are you still on finas after starting RU? Im on RU right now, no sides, no results; May add fin.

Cr779
07-12-2013, 10:15 AM
It is your decisions, it depens how baldness affects your life, if you don't care just leave it.. but if you depress a lot(like me) you have to take risk and live with the sides...

I had 0 side effect with RU, I had very minor side effect from Finas(Watery semen,tiredness) but it is okay for me... Minox alone never halts your shedding.. Sorry.. It is clear that you have MPB.. You have to block the DHT

I know minox won't halt the shedding but from what i've gathered it will make the thin shitty miniaturized areas thicker until they just die and fall out giving you at least thick hair with a receded hairline as apposed to a receded hairline that is also thin. I've accepted that I will go bald but I'd like to make it look as good as possible while I do.

secrethero89
07-12-2013, 11:02 AM
Are you still on finas after starting RU? Im on RU right now, no sides, no results; May add fin.

Yes i didn't drop finas. Finally i started to see results after a year.. I have added Rogaine Foam, RU, T/Gel just two weeks ago then i see a huge decrease in shedding and seeing a lot thickening... But i am not sure which one works i have added all three at the same time

secrethero89
07-12-2013, 11:05 AM
I know minox won't halt the shedding but from what i've gathered it will make the thin shitty miniaturized areas thicker until they just die and fall out giving you at least thick hair with a receded hairline as apposed to a receded hairline that is also thin. I've accepted that I will go bald but I'd like to make it look as good as possible while I do.

Why do you choose the easy way you still have a good amount of hair.. You can maintain it seriously.. Don't scare from sides too much..

Cr779
07-12-2013, 01:35 PM
Why do you choose the easy way you still have a good amount of hair.. You can maintain it seriously.. Don't scare from sides too much..

I took fin for a while and quit after an erection problem scare. When I quit shit got really really weird. I'm talking no erections for over a month, prostate ache, pelvic ache, no sex drive and I even got blood work done by my doctor and my Testosterone was down 50%(I had earlier blood work to compare it to from before I took the drug) I recovered but I'm not ever doing that again. RU may work but after being scared shitless like that by a tested drug I don't think I'm going to risk anything on an untested one. Minox and Nizoral are pretty much the only things I'm willing to try now.

secrethero89
07-12-2013, 01:57 PM
I took fin for a while and quit after an erection problem scare. When I quit shit got really really weird. I'm talking no erections for over a month, prostate ache, pelvic ache, no sex drive and I even got blood work done by my doctor and my Testosterone was down 50%(I had earlier blood work to compare it to from before I took the drug) I recovered but I'm not ever doing that again. RU may work but after being scared shitless like that by a tested drug I don't think I'm going to risk anything on an untested one. Minox and Nizoral are pretty much the only things I'm willing to try now.

Sorry to hear that.. But at least you can give RU a try. It won't hurt you..

BigThinker
07-12-2013, 05:22 PM
Feckkkkkk. Now I'm considering minox for my hair line. I'm cool with my NW.2.5 but watching it thin out is painful.

Cr779
07-12-2013, 09:58 PM
Feckkkkkk. Now I'm considering minox for my hair line. I'm cool with my NW.2.5 but watching it thin out is painful.

Exactly, Having a receded hairline aint so bad, but when its all thin and shitty and getting caught in the wrong light lets people see your scalp(not there yet thank god but I know guys who are) its the worst. Look at John C. McGinley in my Avatar, dude is a solid NW3 but with thick as shit hair and looks great.

Borealis
07-13-2013, 02:09 PM
Minox definitely works on the hairline. I'm reluctant to try Fin purely because of the risk, regardless of how small it is. If you have the foam, it's so easy to apply and is dry within a few minutes, doesn't smell and doesn't really change the texture of your hair. Yeah It's expensive but I just go out one night less a month.

25 going on 65
07-13-2013, 02:45 PM
You should use a topical Anti Androgen for the hairline.. Minox alone can't save your hairline because hairline is under attack by both DHT&T,

Where does the idea come from that testosterone miniaturizes hairline follicles? I see this regularly but am not sure where it comes from.

Jcm800
07-13-2013, 03:19 PM
We're of different opinion's here. Minox most definately does not benefit everyone's hairline. I had a pretty decent hairline, that was thinning granted - i started to use Minox foam - and loved it, was great for styling i found. Until gradually i had very much less to style, it raped my hairline, and after 14 months usage it never returned, tread carefully..

Cr779
07-14-2013, 08:02 AM
We're of different opinion's here. Minox most definately does not benefit everyone's hairline. I had a pretty decent hairline, that was thinning granted - i started to use Minox foam - and loved it, was great for styling i found. Until gradually i had very much less to style, it raped my hairline, and after 14 months usage it never returned, tread carefully..

See this is what has me still on the fence, since with what I got I can hide the loss decently and I just started dating a pretty awesome girl. Don't know if I wanna risk raping my hairline suddenly, that could shock her. If it's gradual then she hopefully won't care by the time it's noticeable.

But the idea of possibly thickening up the whole front is tempting.

Buster
07-14-2013, 09:27 AM
See this is what has me still on the fence, since with what I got I can hide the loss decently and I just started dating a pretty awesome girl. Don't know if I wanna risk raping my hairline suddenly, that could shock her. If it's gradual then she hopefully won't care by the time it's noticeable.

But the idea of possibly thickening up the whole front is tempting.

The same for me. Every once in a while I get the urge to go out and get Minox, but then I come across a post like this and it puts me off of it.

Dan26
07-14-2013, 11:23 AM
Why dont you try it on one side of your hairline or your crown first for a ew months and see how you respond. Some people have no results, some people have a brutal shed then results, others have brutal shed then nothing comes back (which i admit sounds odd), others get growth without a shed, others maintence and/or thickening etc

I am actually in a very similar spot to you bro (can hide hairloss, have a new girl etc). What I'm contemplaiting is starting it on my bad side (lol), so if it gets worse atleast my goodside is still intact. Then if i like results, throw that shit all over my hairline/frontal region.

also if u notice bad shedding, you could always buzz your head and try and grow it out months later after your hair (hopeully) comes back stronger.

swingline747
07-15-2013, 12:37 PM
I took fin for a while and quit after an erection problem scare. When I quit shit got really really weird. I'm talking no erections for over a month, prostate ache, pelvic ache, no sex drive and I even got blood work done by my doctor and my Testosterone was down 50%(I had earlier blood work to compare it to from before I took the drug) I recovered but I'm not ever doing that again. RU may work but after being scared shitless like that by a tested drug I don't think I'm going to risk anything on an untested one. Minox and Nizoral are pretty much the only things I'm willing to try now.

did your sides subside? How long?
thanks

StayThick
07-15-2013, 01:02 PM
For those that claim RU is safe or an option you should explore, I say be aware of potential sides.

Like Propecia, RU can 100% cause disturbing side effects, especially those already sensitive to androgen blockers or experienced issues with Propecia in the past.

I tried RU because balding depresses me even though I had extremely scary sides on Propecia. I had RU sides within the first application (vampire eyes, headache, no morning wood next day, etc).

Stuck it out for 2 weeks and now am offering my Kane RU and KB solution for sale. Couldn't handle the side effects or major eye issues.

I use Minox for the hairline and will say its effectiveness can ware off after extended use. It's helped me, but slowly my hairline is still going. That's why I'm continuously looking for alternative treatments because Rogaine and Nizoral alone will not save your hairline...but it can possibly help.

Dan26
07-15-2013, 02:42 PM
For those that claim RU is safe or an option you should explore, I say be aware of potential sides.

Like Propecia, RU can 100% cause disturbing side effects, especially those already sensitive to androgen blockers or experienced issues with Propecia in the past.

I tried RU because balding depresses me even though I had extremely scary sides on Propecia. I had RU sides within the first application (vampire eyes, headache, no morning wood next day, etc).

Stuck it out for 2 weeks and now am offering my Kane RU and KB solution for sale. Couldn't handle the side effects or major eye issues.

I use Minox for the hairline and will say its effectiveness can ware off after extended use. It's helped me, but slowly my hairline is still going. That's why I'm continuously looking for alternative treatments because Rogaine and Nizoral alone will not save your hairline...but it can possibly help.

Staythick have you considered minoxidle sulphate? Much more potent than regular minox, and if you have no sides on regular minox could be worth trying.

StayThick
07-15-2013, 02:47 PM
Staythick have you considered minoxidle sulphate? Much more potent than regular minox, and if you have no sides on regular minox could be worth trying.

I've heard of it, but I don't want to try a stronger version of Minox personally if my collagen has already taken a hit (dark circles, at times puffy eyes, crows feet, and forehead wrinkles). I can deal with that because I got my application down to 1x a day and the puffiness and darkness has decreased. I can do this because I have been using some form of Minox since I was 23 (27 now).

Plus my hair without Minox feels lifeless and thin. I'll take the current good with the bad when it comes to Rogaine...skin issues and all.

However, a stronger version of Minox I'm sure would destroy my skin and age my already aging face even further. Just my gut feeling. Thanks for the recommendation, but yes I have heard of this...

Cr779
07-16-2013, 12:41 PM
did your sides subside? How long?
thanks

Yeah, I'm 100% back to normal now. Test is same as base levels pre fin, erection quality is fine, I have my sex drive back, no more random pains. I'd say it took about 2 and a half months from my last dose before I felt normal again. It was a shitty, shitty time. Lemme tell you, when you're afraid your dick may never work again you realize how un-important hair is in the grand scheme of things. Not that my hair loss doesn't bother me, or that I wouldn't mind improving it. But im never letting something cosmetic get in the way of my health ever again.

If you want you can search for earlier posts of mine I went over my experience in some detail.

Cr779
07-16-2013, 12:45 PM
I've heard of it, but I don't want to try a stronger version of Minox personally if my collagen has already taken a hit (dark circles, at times puffy eyes, crows feet, and forehead wrinkles). I can deal with that because I got my application down to 1x a day and the puffiness and darkness has decreased. I can do this because I have been using some form of Minox since I was 23 (27 now).

Plus my hair without Minox feels lifeless and thin. I'll take the current good with the bad when it comes to Rogaine...skin issues and all.

However, a stronger version of Minox I'm sure would destroy my skin and age my already aging face even further. Just my gut feeling. Thanks for the recommendation, but yes I have heard of this...

Oh man I never even heard about these eye and skin issues with minox. Maybe it isn't worth it. I mean I was only hoping to hold on another year or two, but I don't think it's worth it if it's gonna give me racoon eyes and wrinkles for life if i do. Considering I already have racoon eyes naturally. One again, thank you genetics...

swingline747
07-17-2013, 05:35 AM
Yeah, I'm 100% back to normal now. Test is same as base levels pre fin, erection quality is fine, I have my sex drive back, no more random pains. I'd say it took about 2 and a half months from my last dose before I felt normal again. It was a shitty, shitty time. Lemme tell you, when you're afraid your dick may never work again you realize how un-important hair is in the grand scheme of things. Not that my hair loss doesn't bother me, or that I wouldn't mind improving it. But im never letting something cosmetic get in the way of my health ever again.

If you want you can search for earlier posts of mine I went over my experience in some detail.

that would be cool.

Im actually seeing a urologist today just to be safe.