This hair loss question was answered by Dr. Glenn Charles of Florida who is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians. His professional answer is below.
For the past few years I have tended to shampoo my hair very carefully in the area where I have the most hair loss (top and frontal areas): Almost dabbing the shampoo in. The reason for this is whenever I try to massage the shampoo in, as most of the instructions on shampoos recommend, I find that I end up with a load of hairs dropping out and stuck to my hands. How should apply the shampoo to avoid further balding? Also, I am thinking of using Nizoral and Proscar as a test to see if these are effective in reducing the number of hairs I lose daily.
Trying Propecia (finasteride) daily and Nizoral shampoo a few times a week is a reasonable plan to start out with. You should give it at least 6-9 months before re-evaluating. You can always make changes to your hair loss regimen or consider hair transplant surgery in the future if necessary. Prevention is the key.
Gently messaging the scalp while shampooing is the correct way to wash. Just use common sense and don’t pull too hard on fragile hairs that are in areas of the scalp that are already thinning.
Dr. Glenn Charles
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