Thu 18 Dec 2014
I’ve been battling excessive hair shedding for over a year now. Once I started noticing shedding, I began taking Biotin and Saw Palmetto supplements for nearly the duration of the year with little (if any) results. For the past few weeks I’ve also been trying “Regenepure DR” shampoo. At the moment I don’t see this curbing my hair shedding either (although it’s likely too early to tell).
My hair loss seems usual to me as my back crown and hairline are relatively intact. The top of my head is what continues to shed, and has gotten to the point where it’s very noticeably patchy and quickly becoming unmanageable.
I considered giving Rogaine Foam a try but I’m worried about any side effects, and that the initial shed may leave me with little hair left. I’m also considering taking 1mg daily of Firide (finasteride from Thailand). Is this an effective treatment? Is there anything I should steer clear from? It would be great if anyone could give me suggestions to set me on a better path.
I suggest that the first thing you do is consult with a dermatologist or hair restoration physician. You’ll want to determine if you are experiencing the early stages of androgenic alopecia (genetic hair loss). If so, your physician may recommend starting both Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidi). The two drugs are the only clinically proven and FDA approved medical hair loss treatments for male pattern baldness.