View Full Version : What to expect at 21 (Treatment)

06-04-2014, 03:38 PM
I share a little of my story and get down to my question.

I'm 21, pride myself in my looks, and my hair. I'd consider myself a pretty vain person so luckily I noticed i may be losing hair about 1 year ago. People thought I was crazy, I certainly had some doubt whether or not I was right about whether or not I was losing hair. But after 6 months, and a hair cut I was certain my temples were receding. For another few months I waiting in denial before finally going to a dermatologist to get Finasteride. I'm one week short of finishing my 3rd prescription (3 months) and recently started using Nizoral. I don't know if dandruff is a side effect of Finasteride, but I started to get an itchy scalp and a lot of dandruff. This had never really happened before, could have been a coincidence. Anyway, I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone and get Nizoral for the hairloss and the dandruff. The Dermatologist also recommended Biotin 5000mg to strengthen the hair I have.

To wrap this up, I obviously have no doubt I suffer from male pattern baldness now, from what I can tell the only affected area is the very front of my head. A decent amount of temporal recession, and a bit of thinning in the center. I guess I'm at a NW2, but its hard to pinpoint where I am at.

So, If I'm only suffering from mild-average frontal hair loss, should I add minoxidil to my regimen? And if I do, and I have Fin, Minox, and Nizoral what are realistic expectations for regrowth where hair is thin, regrowth towards the forehead, and the halting of any further loss.

06-04-2014, 06:04 PM
I have been on fin/niz for over a year with no regrowth, I cannot take minox due to low blood pressure but I would assume it would help my hair if I did. If you can use minox and you want regrowth it is probably the best option.

06-04-2014, 07:07 PM
How old are you? Did your hair at least stay the same?

06-04-2014, 08:47 PM
I'm 20 now and my hair is about the same as when I started. I'm around nw3 so that I was hoping for some regrowth, but it never came.