Sunday 4th Oct. 2008
Ceased the EGF inhibition today. Transferred to minox and copper peptides.Washed and shaved head for the first time.
Observations so far at 18 days post-wounding and about 7 days since scabs dropped off, are not encouraging. There’s vellus hair everywhere but probably nothing new. The hair
that I’d gained from the previous experiment seemed sparser and didn’t seem to be growing as well and as long. There
are definitely new hairs that I’ve noticed at the front but these are white (or grey?). The question is, are these colourless
hairs regenerated hairs that have gone naturally grey? Or are these new follicles that are growing unpigmented hair
due to the lack of wnt inhibition before wnt promotion? Regardless, the results at this stage are distinctly underwhelming
and I’m almost ready to deem it as a failure. Having said that, results were quick to appear in the first experiment but
the really exciting stuff developed over the course of a month after wounding. But at this point, I’m inclined to believe that
something is wrong with my current protocol/formulation. I think the wnt inhibition BEFORE promotion may be important to both
the pigmentation of the new/rejuvenated hair and also the quality. I shall have to study the patent again with regards to the timing
and mechanisms of wnt. Roughly as follows:
Step 1: Wounding (possibly preceded by the depilation step)
Step 2: Inhibit wnt for a few days until epithelization is complete
Step 3: Inhibit EGF as scabs are peeling. Also boost wnt via lithium action.
Continue Step 3 for 10 to 12 days.
Note: I may use the alpha lipoic acid cream as a carrier next time. Tannic acid as the EGF inhibitor supplemented by milk thistle extract.
Uncertain at this point whether to include roxithromycin as the anti-microbial.
I’ll update you guys on any developments regarding the current experiment but I shall be utilising this time to prepare the materials
required for my next attempt. I’m open to suggestions on protocol.