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My new routine (especially for those w/ scalp irritation)

It is awesome.

I am CONVINCED that hairloss and scalp irritation/flakes/buildup/redness are (for some) related. That doesn’t mean I know how or which causes which - but there are many studies and people who agree - and for someone who has been losing for 11+ years, I have done my fair share of researching.

I have been suffering from scalp problems for a long time - and I am convinced my hair has gotten thinner along the way.

My dermatologist gave me 2 prescriptions that I LOVE and I think would be helpful for those who think their hairloss is related to scalp irritation.

  1. I have a prescription for Extina which is 2% ketaconalzole (nizoral) in the same kind of foam that rogaine foam is in.

  2. I also added a new prescription - Olux - which is a strong steroid (clobetasol propionate) also in a foam similar to that of rogaine.

Just go to a dermatologist (with some flakes clearly visible will make it easier for the derm) and ask for these two prescriptions. My derm had me try some shampoos at first - but decided that I needed something to stay on rather than wash off.

SO my routine is I use a PTO shampoo EVERY day, I rotate using EXTINA and OLUX every other day - (it helps as you shouldn’t use one too much, but my derm says alternating them is good enough) I use rogaine foam as well every day. And I also take a bunch of Saw Palmetto - need an internal, but too afraid to try Fin or Dut due to the sides.

Bottom line is my scalp is 1000% healthier, and my hairloss is VERY VERY VERY minimal. If you think your hairloss and irritated scalp are somehow intertwined, I suggest going to see a derm and getting these scripts.

I like Nizoral cream, but the application isn’t practical - Extina is. Topical steroids have helped in the past with the inflammation, but creams just added to the buildup. These scripts won’t be cheap - they are both relatively new, but they are AWESOME.

Good luck everyone,
Louis

Thanx for the info.

» It is awesome.
»
» I am CONVINCED that hairloss and scalp irritation/flakes/buildup/redness
» are (for some) related. That doesn’t mean I know how or which causes which
» - but there are many studies and people who agree - and for someone who has
» been losing for 11+ years, I have done my fair share of researching.
»
» I have been suffering from scalp problems for a long time - and I am
» convinced my hair has gotten thinner along the way.
»
» My dermatologist gave me 2 prescriptions that I LOVE and I think would be
» helpful for those who think their hairloss is related to scalp
» irritation.
»
»
» 1. I have a prescription for Extina which is 2% ketaconalzole (nizoral) in
» the same kind of foam that rogaine foam is in.
»
» 2. I also added a new prescription - Olux - which is a strong steroid
» (clobetasol propionate) also in a foam similar to that of rogaine.
»
» Just go to a dermatologist (with some flakes clearly visible will make it
» easier for the derm) and ask for these two prescriptions. My derm had me
» try some shampoos at first - but decided that I needed something to stay
» on rather than wash off.
»
» SO my routine is I use a PTO shampoo EVERY day, I rotate using EXTINA and
» OLUX every other day - (it helps as you shouldn’t use one too much, but my
» derm says alternating them is good enough) I use rogaine foam as well every
» day. And I also take a bunch of Saw Palmetto - need an internal, but too
» afraid to try Fin or Dut due to the sides.
»
» Bottom line is my scalp is 1000% healthier, and my hairloss is VERY VERY
» VERY minimal. If you think your hairloss and irritated scalp are somehow
» intertwined, I suggest going to see a derm and getting these scripts.
»
» I like Nizoral cream, but the application isn’t practical - Extina is.
» Topical steroids have helped in the past with the inflammation, but creams
» just added to the buildup. These scripts won’t be cheap - they are both
» relatively new, but they are AWESOME.
»
» Good luck everyone,
» Louis

the irritation is definitely related to hair loss
I think it is the bodys immune system attacking the DHT buildup in the scalp

when i started on all my DHT blockers, my scalp itching went away

I agree. I got most of my thinning while m,y scalp was itching like crazy…could not wewar a hat…it would wake me at night it itched so bad. I use Hangin’s regimen and when I am strict with it the itching is gone/minimal and hairloss is much decelerated if not stopped. When I am off the itching starts returning.

» It is awesome.
»
» I am CONVINCED that hairloss and scalp irritation/flakes/buildup/redness
» are (for some) related. That doesn’t mean I know how or which causes which
» - but there are many studies and people who agree - and for someone who has
» been losing for 11+ years, I have done my fair share of researching.
»
» I have been suffering from scalp problems for a long time - and I am
» convinced my hair has gotten thinner along the way.
»
» My dermatologist gave me 2 prescriptions that I LOVE and I think would be
» helpful for those who think their hairloss is related to scalp
» irritation.
»
»
» 1. I have a prescription for Extina which is 2% ketaconalzole (nizoral) in
» the same kind of foam that rogaine foam is in.
»
» 2. I also added a new prescription - Olux - which is a strong steroid
» (clobetasol propionate) also in a foam similar to that of rogaine.
»
» Just go to a dermatologist (with some flakes clearly visible will make it
» easier for the derm) and ask for these two prescriptions. My derm had me
» try some shampoos at first - but decided that I needed something to stay
» on rather than wash off.
»
» SO my routine is I use a PTO shampoo EVERY day, I rotate using EXTINA and
» OLUX every other day - (it helps as you shouldn’t use one too much, but my
» derm says alternating them is good enough) I use rogaine foam as well every
» day. And I also take a bunch of Saw Palmetto - need an internal, but too
» afraid to try Fin or Dut due to the sides.
»
» Bottom line is my scalp is 1000% healthier, and my hairloss is VERY VERY
» VERY minimal. If you think your hairloss and irritated scalp are somehow
» intertwined, I suggest going to see a derm and getting these scripts.
»
» I like Nizoral cream, but the application isn’t practical - Extina is.
» Topical steroids have helped in the past with the inflammation, but creams
» just added to the buildup. These scripts won’t be cheap - they are both
» relatively new, but they are AWESOME.
»
» Good luck everyone,
» Louis

» I agree. I got most of my thinning while m,y scalp was itching like
» crazy…could not wewar a hat…it would wake me at night it itched so bad.
» I use Hangin’s regimen and when I am strict with it the itching is
» gone/minimal and hairloss is much decelerated if not stopped. When I am
» off the itching starts returning.
»
» » It is awesome.
» »
» » I am CONVINCED that hairloss and scalp
» irritation/flakes/buildup/redness
» » are (for some) related. That doesn’t mean I know how or which causes
» which
» » - but there are many studies and people who agree - and for someone who
» has
» » been losing for 11+ years, I have done my fair share of researching.
» »
» » I have been suffering from scalp problems for a long time - and I am
» » convinced my hair has gotten thinner along the way.
» »
» » My dermatologist gave me 2 prescriptions that I LOVE and I think would
» be
» » helpful for those who think their hairloss is related to scalp
» » irritation.
» »
» »
» » 1. I have a prescription for Extina which is 2% ketaconalzole (nizoral)
» in
» » the same kind of foam that rogaine foam is in.
» »
» » 2. I also added a new prescription - Olux - which is a strong steroid
» » (clobetasol propionate) also in a foam similar to that of rogaine.
» »
» » Just go to a dermatologist (with some flakes clearly visible will make
» it
» » easier for the derm) and ask for these two prescriptions. My derm had
» me
» » try some shampoos at first - but decided that I needed something to
» stay
» » on rather than wash off.
» »
» » SO my routine is I use a PTO shampoo EVERY day, I rotate using EXTINA
» and
» » OLUX every other day - (it helps as you shouldn’t use one too much, but
» my
» » derm says alternating them is good enough) I use rogaine foam as well
» every
» » day. And I also take a bunch of Saw Palmetto - need an internal, but
» too
» » afraid to try Fin or Dut due to the sides.
» »
» » Bottom line is my scalp is 1000% healthier, and my hairloss is VERY
» VERY
» » VERY minimal. If you think your hairloss and irritated scalp are
» somehow
» » intertwined, I suggest going to see a derm and getting these scripts.
» »
» » I like Nizoral cream, but the application isn’t practical - Extina is.
» » Topical steroids have helped in the past with the inflammation, but
» creams
» » just added to the buildup. These scripts won’t be cheap - they are both
» » relatively new, but they are AWESOME.
» »
» » Good luck everyone,
» » Louis

I am not sure what it is in the regimen that stops the inflammation but I think it also has something to do with the minerals, and vitamins, not necessarily the dht blockers, though they also help a lot

before i ever added the dht blockers when i was just on vits and mins, my itching was crazy when i went off the supplments

»
» SO my routine is I use a PTO shampoo EVERY day, I rotate using EXTINA and
» OLUX every other day - (it helps as you shouldn’t use one too much, but my
» derm says alternating them is good enough) I use rogaine foam as well every
» day. And I also take a bunch of Saw Palmetto - need an internal, but too
» afraid to try Fin or Dut due to the sides.
»
» Bottom line is my scalp is 1000% healthier, and my hairloss is VERY VERY
» VERY minimal. If you think your hairloss and irritated scalp are somehow
» intertwined, I suggest going to see a derm and getting these scripts.
»

Im glad the PTO shampoo helped as it has many others.

Regards
Pete

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