Wed 23 Jul 2014
I noticed my hair thinning a little more in the mid section and front of the scalp, it’s slow but noticeable to me and somehow the hair just seems weaker there and it falls out easier than the hair near my crown. I have been on Propecia (finasteride 1mg), for about a year and 3 months. I have been on Rogaine (minoxidil) Foam for 8 months and switched to liquid this previous 7 months. I have been applying it in the mornings while my hair is wet right out of the shower then blow drying it so it dries quicker.
I wash my hair with Paul Mitchell shampoo every morning and use his green tea formula once a week. I use biotin (10,000 mcg) every day. I also work out and consume protein called Triple Impact Protein by Nutrology and these pills called Omega Cuts which contain fish oil, which some people say increase hair loss. Is this true?
Is there something I could be taking or possibly do to decrease my balding?
You’re already using the two best medical treatments available. However, I would suggest towel-drying your hair thoroughly before applying minoxidil. I would also allow the minoxidil to dry for at least 15 minutes prior to applying styling products or blow-drying. You want the medication to be absorbed into the scalp.
This is stated on Rogaine’s own website FAQ: