Anyone else use Minoxodil (Rogaine)?

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  1. BillyPilgrimOD

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    My hair was thinning and my hairline was receding, so I gave it a shot - the generic stuff is really cheap (like $19-25 US for 3 months), so I thought, what do I have to lose?

    Holy shit, it flippin' works!!

    Seriously. I didn't have hair like this when I was in high school. On the box it says it's not supposed to work on receding hairlines, but it exceeded all expectations.

    I have a nice before/after shot with the same hair length if you're interested.
     
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    I went the buzz-cut route instead.
     
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    I'd definitely do that if it came to it. I even have the hair clippers.

    Here's a before and after. The after pic, even with the camera flash penetrating through and my hair cut quite short (1 1/4 inches) it's extremely thick and my 17-year-old hairline is back (I've always had a high hairline and thin hair, even as a child). It's remarkably thick and looks like a youthful head of hair, whereas before the Minoxidil at this length you could see the outline of my head!

    These two pics are about 4 months apart. You can tell I still have my summer complexion in the first one. The head angle is a bit different on the two, but I created "reference points" so you can see where the hairline was, and where it is now.
     

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    You have a nice forehead. ;)
     
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    Thank you! I'm shy about showing my face in on this site (in private it's fine, but I don't like it on the general public board), so you won't see much of my face in my gallery.

    Meanwhile, you have a lovely face and figure. Thank you for sharing!
     
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    Major difference! Still, I'd talk to a doctor about those weird red dots on your forehead. Might be some strange melanoma shit or somethin'.
     
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    Glad to hear it is working for you...I've been wondering myself :p
     
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    No, no, see I've converted to Hinduism. Multiple times. :)
     
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    If Shiva approves, it's all good with me.
     
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    Good for you, you are what is called a "responder"

    I tried the stuff when I first started balding about 25 years ago, but all it ever grew for me was a little fuzz (though it did stop any further loss). I eventually went the transplant route, which I'm very happy with. BTW, you can now get higher strength concentrations (up to 15%) minoxidil online or at a compounding pharmacy. You could also give propecia/finasteride or avodart a shot.

    Good luck.
     
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    You have everything NICE:):):)
     
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    The idea of taking something internally that screws around with my testosterone pathways scares me a bit. Especially since I haven't had kids yet and may want to someday.

    The prostate benefit is worth considering, but I'm probably at least 20 years away from that being an issue (at which time reproduction will no longer be an issue, either).

    I am interested in knowing how much DHT blockers/prostate shrinkers decrease the amount men cum.

    Incidentally, caffeine has been shown by the FDA to be a topical DHT blocker. I use espresso-infused shampoo as well as the Minoxidil.
     
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    Thank you....


    Hey how about eyes and nose.... you could show those and no one would know who you are. And I could paste them to your forehead :wink:

    Stop that...lol :biggrin1:
     
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    so you can wash your hair with foldgers and I could get thicker hair?
     
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    Might be easier just to ask for a pic of me in a PM :).
     
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