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#1

Hi - I’m new to this site. I’m trying to figure out my strategy to manage my hair loss situation. I would like your advice on coming up with an approach that works for me. I’ve made a similar post to the Topicals forum, so if you’ve responded that, please disregard this post.

I’m 32, east indian and am on the hairy side with my body hair. I have hair loss across the top. Im trying to figure out a strategy to manage my hair loss.

having gone through this site, it seems that people have multiple approaches including

  • DHT Inhibition
  • Managing Inflamation

Im considering an approach that includes topicals as well as supplements
Im considering Propecia and Rogaine to inhibit DHT and want to figure out what else I should add to the ‘mix’ based on other peoples experiences.

here are my questions that will allow me to tailor an approach for myself. I realize that some of this is hit and try.

  • Are there any other considerations besides DHT Inhibition and Inflamation that i should be considering?

  • A combination of curcumin/resveratrol/toco seem to be popular. What purpose does it serve and what experiences have you had with it?

  • Would you recommend Saw Palmetto?

  • Any products that are mentioned in these forums that you’d advise me to stay from?

  • Any other advice I should consider?

It seems that many of you are half-docs and can probably write a book on hair loss. Whats encouraging is that many of you found success. Hopefully i can pick up a few tips…

thanks in advance for your help.


#2

I have been on Proscar for over 4 years and it has done real well to stop my hairloss. I never had any regrowth though.

I tried Rogaine and Rogaine foam but never had any regrowth.

Saw Palmetto is a natural DHT blocker, it does the same thing as Propecia but to a lesser effect. For people who are more comfortable taking a natural supplement versus a medication, this is a good substitute.

I also take a hair vitamin that includes 3000 MCG of Biotin and 15 mg of Zinc daily. Two things essential for healthy hair. I take this to keep my existing hair thick and healthy.


#3

» I have been on Proscar for over 4 years and it has done real well to stop
» my hairloss. I never had any regrowth though.
»
» I tried Rogaine and Rogaine foam but never had any regrowth.
»
» Saw Palmetto is a natural DHT blocker, it does the same thing as Propecia
» but to a lesser effect. For people who are more comfortable taking a
» natural supplement versus a medication, this is a good substitute.
»
» I also take a hair vitamin that includes 3000 MCG of Biotin and 15 mg of
» Zinc daily. Two things essential for healthy hair. I take this to keep my
» existing hair thick and healthy.

Thanks Pats. Seems you have a regimen nailed down that is working for you. I hope to get there soon.


#4

» I have been on Proscar for over 4 years and it has done real well to stop
» my hairloss. I never had any regrowth though.
»
» I tried Rogaine and Rogaine foam but never had any regrowth.
»
» Saw Palmetto is a natural DHT blocker, it does the same thing as Propecia
» but to a lesser effect. For people who are more comfortable taking a
» natural supplement versus a medication, this is a good substitute.
»
» I also take a hair vitamin that includes 3000 MCG of Biotin and 15 mg of
» Zinc daily. Two things essential for healthy hair. I take this to keep my
» existing hair thick and healthy.

Hi pats - what is the name of the Vitamin Product that you are taking? If there is a company that guys on this site trust, I’d like to consider it…


#5

»
» Hi pats - what is the name of the Vitamin Product that you are taking? If
» there is a company that guys on this site trust, I’d like to consider it…

I get my Saw Palmetto from GNC. MKy hair vitamin is called Hair Skin and Nails form GNC as well.

I have recently added Origenere Hair and Scalp Tonic from Dr. Armani. I have gotten alot of good feedback on it from patients so I added it to my regemine. I have been using it a few weeks.


#6

» » I have been on Proscar for over 4 years and it has done real well to
» stop
» » my hairloss. I never had any regrowth though.
» »
» » I tried Rogaine and Rogaine foam but never had any regrowth.
» »
» » Saw Palmetto is a natural DHT blocker, it does the same thing as
» Propecia
» » but to a lesser effect. For people who are more comfortable taking a
» » natural supplement versus a medication, this is a good substitute.
» »
» » I also take a hair vitamin that includes 3000 MCG of Biotin and 15 mg
» of
» » Zinc daily. Two things essential for healthy hair. I take this to keep
» my
» » existing hair thick and healthy.
»
» Thanks Pats. Seems you have a regimen nailed down that is working for you.
» I hope to get there soon.

Maxi Hair by Country Life
Cheaper and better than the GNC one
way better

And at about 8 dollars for 60 tabs, compared to 20 dollars for the GNC 60 tabs
you save a ton of money


#7

» Hi - I’m new to this site. I’m trying to figure out my strategy to manage
» my hair loss situation. I would like your advice on coming up with an
» approach that works for me. I’ve made a similar post to the Topicals forum,
» so if you’ve responded that, please disregard this post.
»
» I’m 32, east indian and am on the hairy side with my body hair. I have
» hair loss across the top. Im trying to figure out a strategy to manage my
» hair loss.
»
» having gone through this site, it seems that people have multiple
» approaches including
» - DHT Inhibition
» - Managing Inflamation
»
» Im considering an approach that includes topicals as well as supplements
» Im considering Propecia and Rogaine to inhibit DHT and want to figure out
» what else I should add to the ‘mix’ based on other peoples experiences.
»
»
» here are my questions that will allow me to tailor an approach for myself.
» I realize that some of this is hit and try.
» - Are there any other considerations besides DHT Inhibition and
» Inflamation that i should be considering?
»
» - A combination of curcumin/resveratrol/toco seem to be popular. What
» purpose does it serve and what experiences have you had with it?
» - Would you recommend Saw Palmetto?
» - Any products that are mentioned in these forums that you’d advise me to
» stay from?
» - Any other advice I should consider?
»
» It seems that many of you are half-docs and can probably write a book on
» hair loss. Whats encouraging is that many of you found success. Hopefully i
» can pick up a few tips…
»
» thanks in advance for your help.

There alot of good supplements - My advice is to have a strategy as to what supplements you want to take.

As a minimum for general health:

  1. Lower your stress levels
  2. Raise your metabolic rate
  3. Raise Glutathione levels, mineral balance,fatty acid balance

Adding the following supps or foods will help hair:

epilobium, Pygeum, SP, Pantothenic acid, garlic, taurine, lecithin, fish oils, niacin,

Regards
Pete


#8

Take L-Lysine (500 mg) with Propecia, it makes it much more effective. Also take every other day tumeric root and resverotrol and the other day Coenzyme Q-10. Stopped my shedding.

» Hi - I’m new to this site. I’m trying to figure out my strategy to manage
» my hair loss situation. I would like your advice on coming up with an
» approach that works for me. I’ve made a similar post to the Topicals forum,
» so if you’ve responded that, please disregard this post.
»
» I’m 32, east indian and am on the hairy side with my body hair. I have
» hair loss across the top. Im trying to figure out a strategy to manage my
» hair loss.
»
» having gone through this site, it seems that people have multiple
» approaches including
» - DHT Inhibition
» - Managing Inflamation
»
» Im considering an approach that includes topicals as well as supplements
» Im considering Propecia and Rogaine to inhibit DHT and want to figure out
» what else I should add to the ‘mix’ based on other peoples experiences.
»
»
» here are my questions that will allow me to tailor an approach for myself.
» I realize that some of this is hit and try.
» - Are there any other considerations besides DHT Inhibition and
» Inflamation that i should be considering?
»
» - A combination of curcumin/resveratrol/toco seem to be popular. What
» purpose does it serve and what experiences have you had with it?
» - Would you recommend Saw Palmetto?
» - Any products that are mentioned in these forums that you’d advise me to
» stay from?
» - Any other advice I should consider?
»
» It seems that many of you are half-docs and can probably write a book on
» hair loss. Whats encouraging is that many of you found success. Hopefully i
» can pick up a few tips…
»
» thanks in advance for your help.


#9

I definitely recommend saw palmetto. It is a good alternative to propecia with lesser side effects


#10

» I definitely recommend saw palmetto. It is a good alternative to propecia
» with lesser side effects

SP will help with DHT however long term use may result in alot of the extra Testosterone converting into Estradiol, hence side effects.

So the key is balance - something that inhibits 5 ar and aromatase hence balances your hormones.

It should help to slow hairloss. The key to kick starting hair growth seems to be lowering and normalising the immune response topically - something Im working on now :slight_smile: !!

Regards
Pete


#11

» SP will help with DHT however long term use may result in alot of the
» extra Testosterone converting into Estradiol, hence side effects.
»
» So the key is balance - something that inhibits 5 ar and aromatase hence
» balances your hormones.
»
»
» It should help to slow hairloss. The key to kick starting hair growth
» seems to be lowering and normalising the immune response topically -
» something Im working on now

Reducing inflammation, internally and topically, is the safest way to address the issue of hair loss. The term “DHT” need not even enter this discussion.


#12

» » SP will help with DHT however long term use may result in alot of the
» » extra Testosterone converting into Estradiol, hence side effects.
» »
» » So the key is balance - something that inhibits 5 ar and aromatase
» hence
» » balances your hormones.
» »
» »
» » It should help to slow hairloss. The key to kick starting hair growth
» » seems to be lowering and normalising the immune response topically -
» » something Im working on now
»
» Reducing inflammation, internally and topically, is the safest way to
» address the issue of hair loss. The term “DHT” need not even enter this
» discussion.

DHT has entered this discussion. What do we do now Natural? I’ll email hairsite…


#13

» DHT has entered this discussion. What do we do now Natural?

:confused:


#14

» » DHT has entered this discussion. What do we do now Natural?
»
» :confused:

:rotfl:


#15

Try saw palmetto, it’s also a good natural DHT inhibitor.


#16

» Try saw palmetto, it’s also a good natural DHT inhibitor.

Although it helps a little with estradiol - long term use may eventually increase Estradiol.

Regards
Pete