I’m 33 and have been fighting a receding hairline and general thinning for about five years now. Previously, I had tried Nizoral which worked somewhat. I had tried Propecia on and off in the past with some results. Recently I had been using the laser comb with no results. I never tried multiple treatments at once. Moderate results and cost were big factors. Also, my hairloss was proceeding at a slow rate. My hair was in better shape than many people in their mid 20s.
Over the past year the hairloss had reached a point where it was becoming noticeable. The left side and temple were particularly bad. The right side and temple were not far behind. The middle of my hairline had thinned to a point where you could see my scalp. Plus, the receding was picking up in pace. I had reached a Norwood 2.5 over the past year. At the rate my hairloss was progressing, I would have hit a NW 3 in early 2008.
In late August, I decided to treat my hairloss aggressively. I got a prescription for Propecia, ordered some Rogaine 5% and bought a few bottles of Nizoral. I take the one Propecia per day; use the Rogaine at night; and use the Nizoral every day when I shower in the morning. The results have been excellent. The hairloss has ceased. The front of my hairline had thickened so the scalp is no longer visible. The left side and right side are beginning to thicken. Most promising is that the hairline has thickened all over and I am getting some small dark hairs all along the hairline. It’s early, but I am hoping that there will be some restoration of the hairline.
The routine isn’t that bad. The only real chore is the nightly Rogaine application, but that’s not all that bad. This program is a bit costly, but when it’s refill time, I will go with the generics for Propecia and Rogaine. That’s my story and I will provide updates of my results.