View Full Version : need advice please

10-07-2011, 04:10 AM
Unfortunetly my family has a history of baldness on my mothers side and I am only 20 soon to be 21 and I have noticed hair loss recently. It became a bit of an issue and subsequently an obession around 3-4 months ago with me taking photos of my crown almost constantly.
I went to see Ashley and Martin which is basically like an Advanced Hair Studies of the UK in Australia and the guy was a tosser and basically just a sales person using scare tactics saying i would be bald in a few months when my hair loss isn't even really noticeable atm so im not going to them..

Well anyways about a month or so ago I got a 6 month supply of Kirkland 5% minoxidil and I have been taking Finasteride (propecia) for a little over a week. I know you can expect to see some initial shedding but what is happening is weird... Everytime I run my fingers through my hair there will be a couple of strands that come out and it seems that the hair loss on the crown is subsiding but now it has started losing from the front at a fast rate.. which if anything is worse

I have always had thin hair and it has always grown really fast, like i got a hair cut short about a month ago and i think i'll probably be needing another in a month or so (medium length i'll cut it)

So to wrap it up i have the minoxidil twice a day and i put a few drops on my crown in the middle and at the hair line and the propecia pill once a day.. I would love some advice, such as is it strange that hair has basically stopped falling out in the back and now it has started in the front (maybe i dont notice as much at the back)... would it be beneficial to shave my head to combat the shedding phase etc any help would be appreciated