View Full Version : if i start minoxidil then stop will my hair go back to how it was?

05-10-2016, 09:41 PM
im almost 17 years old and the top of my head is getting thin ive started biotin 5000mcg a couple weeks ago not really any results besides some pimples and quicker growing nails anyways ive looked into getting rogaine/minoxidil to help but im worried if i use it then stop that my hair will go back to how it was has anyone here taken it then stopped? if so some advice would be nice

05-10-2016, 09:58 PM
Yeah, you lose what you gained, and probably go to where you would have been if you had not taken minoxidil.

Biotin does nothing for hereditary hair loss. It will not slow down, stop, or reverse male pattern baldness.

05-10-2016, 11:16 PM
i dont actually think its hereditary no one in my family has lost any of there hair and i mean NO ONE lol i dont know what it could be im starting to feel like theres nothing i can do

05-11-2016, 11:55 AM
If you show us a picture of your hair loss maybe some of us here can tell you if it's male pattern baldness. If it's not then the best thing you can do is visit a hair loss specialist

And i'm not an expert on genes or biology but I am not entirely sure it works that way, that if no one in your family has it then you won't get it. If i'm not mistaken, I think you can still get it from someone from another generation, but I could be wrong. Like if your grandfather didn't have it, doesn't mean you get it

05-11-2016, 02:10 PM
Yes AGA can skip entire generations. I'm a testament to that. None of the men in my family have ever experienced haiross, and some of them even tried anabolics. Both my grandfathers were burried with ronald reagan hairlines yet here I am having to take medication. Yes, Pateintly is correct if you stop taking minoxidil you will return to baseline, the major study conducted on minoxidil shows that you will drop below baseline for a short time but recover. Essentially you will not be any worse off than when you started, but if you stop you will lose all benefits.

05-11-2016, 07:23 PM
Sorry "Like if your grandfather didn't have it, doesn't mean you get it" I meant - doesn't mean you don't get it

05-19-2016, 05:29 AM
look at something to stop DHT

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
05-20-2016, 05:06 AM
Yes, it only works when you are using it and when you stop it the gains are all lost. Also it is interesting that AGA skips generations as we see this a lot. In some cases we have seen it skip more then one generation. It is not as linear and simple as people use to think in regards to inheritance pattern.

05-20-2016, 10:34 AM
when the gains aer lost does it revert completely to where if you had never used it again. or do you still have a little more hair than had you never used it?