I consider my experiment semi -successful. Why?
I didn’t expect to rejuvenate old hairs like what I’m seeing now but it looks like I did. This was something I really didn’t think about. I guess I should have seen it coming with baccy’s results with his experiment.
I didn’t expect (but rather hope) the experiment to create anything new but it did and tons of it that I can see on my bald temples. So far, it is not the quality I expected because the hairs are so minute.
I’ve been going through my old notes, mind u that I’m not a very technical person when it comes to this stuff, and saw something interesting. Somewhere in the past, I jotted down that wnt must be inhibited from days 0-10 and boosted from then forward for a period. If u don’t do this, any “new” growth u get will be very lackluster. I forget where I got this from but I do remember that the source was a good one and documented in some study. Damn, I wish I can redo the 2nd attempt because honestly, I don’t think the anti-histimine or topical tacrolimus helped my cause any further. All the results I got so far I bet is from the 1st experiment. If I’m to do this again, it wouldn’t be for months since I don’t think my scalp and especially my temples can’t take the abuse. My temples are still a little inflamed. Does anybody know any good topical wnt inhibitors. I think this might make the new growth a better quality. I’m not too worried about about the rejuvenated looking hairs and I’m thrilled about this. I’m making an estimation that my diffused scalp won’t be diffused anymore by March 2009. Just my guess
Oh, if ur reading this, u must have read benji’s post of his latest experiment. I hope to god it works out but I personally don’t think so. One 25% peels is not enough. I’ve already done that on the temple that sprouted nothing. You have to go 4-5 layers to get it going.
Things I’m pretty positive of towards getting this right:
- You must wound several layers, one layer peeling won’t do. I know because I’ve done it already and nothing happened.
- The wounding must cover a large enough area. How big? I don’t really know but I did the whole top and my bald temples.
- You must use topical getfitnib as the egfr inhibitor. Weaker forms of egfr won’t do unless u only want try to revive to old hairs back to life. I’ve yet to hear of anyone using a substitute egfr and having success in growing new follicles. Please someone prove me wrong as I would love to use something more easily obtainable than getfitnib.
- Topical, topical, topical egfr. Not counting those 2 cancer stricken patients that grew new hairs taking getfitnib eternally, no one else has done this. Maybe those 2 have been on the drug for a while. Maybe a very very small % of people will have that side effect of it developing new follicles in wanted and unwanted places, like 2 in a thousand.
Things I’m unsure of:
- When to start topical egfr? I started 24 hours posted wounding on both my experiments because I didn’t want to miss the so called “window”. I don’t know if doing this this early hurt, helped or of no impact on the quality I got.
- I’m on the bubble about anti-histimine and topical immunos. I don’t think it helped me any in my 2nd experiment but I can be wrong. Maybe this would work with what benji did in his internal route, I don’t know. But, like I said b4, his wounding is not good enough (my opinion)
- WNT inhibition on days 0-10 post wounding and then upregulate it thereafter. I have a feeling this might help. I’m talking about the creation of brand new follicles here. I see the quantity of new sprouts on my temple and it is very evenly coated and impressive. What’s unimpressive is the quality it. It is very light and seems like they’re on a 5 year plan to grow into anything visually significant. If I had to do it again, this is what I think may improve things.
B4 I sign off here, I’m going to say this again. I am not BS’ing here about the results I got.