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Shedding - A positive sign


#1

I see a lot of people worried about shedding after n-months on a program.

Don’t sweat guys, IMO it is a positive sign!

Think about it this way. Humans, unlike many animals, have hair-cycles that are not synchronised; our hairs fall out a few at a time, rest and start the growth cycle again. Animals typically shed their coats according to a seasonal clock; in spring or early summer.

Now, map this to what we are actually doing with Minox (etc) is that we are extending anagen, i.e. tinkering with our hair cycle.

I believe shedding is simply a natural side-effect of chemicals on the hair-cycle; we are synchronising our cycles.

Of course if you shed and don’t grow your hair back, then we need to talk about the elements of your program.


#2

Well, original take…why not… How long should these shedding intervals last, though?


#3

» Well, original take…why not… How long should these shedding intervals
» last, though?

I think it is dependent on the individuals hair-cycle, i.e. how long your anagen period is and how it is impacted by your supplements/topicals. For example, if I never cut my hair it would never get to grow beyond a certain length.

My point is simply that as we try to break our genetically programmed pattern, that we should expect some abnormal effects; shedding is just one of those that is associated with a greater level of synchronization in the hair cycle.


#4

» » Well, original take…why not… How long should these shedding
» intervals
» » last, though?
»
»
» I think it is dependent on the individuals hair-cycle, i.e. how long your
» anagen period is and how it is impacted by your supplements/topicals. For
» example, if I never cut my hair it would never get to grow beyond a
» certain length.
»
» My point is simply that as we try to break our genetically programmed
» pattern, that we should expect some abnormal effects; shedding is just one
» of those that is associated with a greater level of synchronization in the
» hair cycle.

shedding is good depending on what your taking and some people do not recover from shedding and never get those hairs back.


#5

Keep in mind that it takes anywhere from 3-6 months to see regrowth.