View Full Version : Multiple Minox Sheds

12-31-2011, 12:54 PM
I'm coming up on my 6th month on Rogaine foam. I had the typical early shed that lasted around 8 weeks, and then stabilized. Around a month ago I started to shed again, and it's steadily gotten worse until it peaked a little bit ago. I'm now back at the same shedding levels I was at during the first shed.

From reading about others' experience with minox, this does not seem unusual. My question is: from personal experience, how long do later sheds last? Do their durations typically match that of the initial shed? Also, can I expect lots more of these? It's a bit stressful.

Tracy C
12-31-2011, 03:18 PM
It is very stressful. It's hard to say if you are done or not. It depends on how many of your hair follicles are damaged and being repaired. The more damaged hair follicles you have, the more you will shed. The less damaged hair follicles you have, the less you will shed. It just is what it is. During the first two years of treating my hair loss I had three periods of shedding. I don't think they were all three the same though. The last one was two years ago so I can't be sure anymore.