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u/acboyz2 · 1 pointr/tressless

I had started to see my my hairline receding for a few months, but it was when I started to notice the bald spot at my part (shown in the first photo) that I decided to take action. Now a whole new strip of hair has appeared where the bald spot used to be, my hairline is more forward, and my hair is so much fuller! Really happy with results, and excited to see the progress continue.

Process: Hims minoxidil twice daily, Hims finasteride once a day, two biotin gummies a day (found a really great vegan version that also doubles as a daily multi-vitamin), and this sulfate-free biotin shampoo with caffeine that I love.

24 years old, and happy to say, no side effects at all :)

u/Rawtashk · 2 pointsr/tressless

Personally I'd still be a bit hesitant to do FUE that quickly, but it looks like you've done your research! I'm glad to see that you have, and you're not just jumping on the HT train because you're desperate :-). If you're ok waiting, I'd still wait until April. I don't think another 4 months will make much difference as far as loss is concerned, and it would really help your hair take hold.

Right now Amazon has nizoral shampoo for $12.22 per 7oz bottle (assuming you live in the states?), and I HIGHLY recommend that.

I would also HIGHLY recommend Bosley Revive Shampoo. It's not going to do anything for your hair if you're not treating your DHT problem, but it's the best that I've found as far as how it makes my hair feel after using it. I use it every time I wash my hair (no, I'm not a shill), and I've been using it ever since Nioxin changed their formula. It's $40 for both, but they'll last you a good 2-3 months, possibly more.

u/throwalegalal · 1 pointr/tressless

> I keep seeing rumblings about terrible sexual side effects of finasteride but have yet to see anything substantiated. So I'm just going to ignore that entirely and take the plunge. Is going to a dermatologist the best route to ask about a prescription?

2% experience sexual side effects of which all have gone away on their own while continuing use or after stopping usage in scientific studies. All the horror stories I've read have been anecdotal. I spent about 6 months debating whether or not to hop on fin, only regret has been not hopping on it earlier. Derm is the best route. Many Hair Transplant doctors give free consultations and will write you prescriptions as well. Ask for generics, much cheaper.

> I read somewhere that Rogaine is only for vertex thinning- is this true? Since I don't have that issue, should I bother?

I think this is because the main study done focused on the crown. There has been evidence it can help on the temples but not as strong as the crown.

>Can I continue to use regular shampoos in conjunction with it? Are there any shampoos I should avoid? I use a soy paste product to sculpt my hair, could that be an issue? Are there any other hair products / foods / anything I should generally avoid?

Yes, many people first wash with a normal shampoo then use Niz. You can also get prescription 2% niz from derm/ht doctor which you use every other day. Keto shampoo can be somewhat harsh on your scalp/hair (dry), althought I've had no problems. is slightly more expensive but has many more ingredients to help counteract irritation and dryness.

No products you're putting in your hair are going to speed up your MPB. Shampoos containing Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) can be more drying than others, which can in theory make the hairs weaker which may make them fall out faster, but won't effect whether or not they regrow back as MPB does.

In terms of food - supplements such as creatine or steroids can increase DHT production and increase MPB. I've also read sorghum (a grain) increases 5-alpha-reductase and DHT, its pretty uncommon in day-to-day foods unless you're gluten free.

Some other thoughts: I've been using a volumizing mouse/shampoo and it definitely helps my hair look fuller/hide the thinning spots. You can also use something like TOPPIK to help conceal, but I've found that the brownish colors have an almost green tint to them in certain light and can be pretty annoying applying to the hairline. I think people who have black hair benefit most from hair fibers.

u/BoonkuGangu · 2 pointsr/tressless

I had a lot of luck with Nioxin in conjunction with various shampoos. The kind I've been using they aren't selling anymore, but this is supposed to be the reformulated (and hopefully better) version:

And the best shampoo I've come across (at least the one I used regularly when I felt like my hair was the strongest, a few months ago):

I ran out of it and my hair seems to have gotten noticeably weaker. I'm going to order it again. Caffeine has been shown to somehow stimulate hair growth. It doesn't necessarily help with MPB, but it makes hair grow faster at least.

Obviously the longer your hair is, the more damage it'll accumulate over time. The few times I've shaved my head, my hair grew back stronger and thicker, but gradually weakened as it was exposed to various products (hairspray, gel, harsh shampoos, etc).

I'd say the best things for keeping it strong is using as little product as you can in it, getting scalp massages, and using a really good shampoo/conditioner.

u/Sora26 · 5 pointsr/tressless

Amazon, pretty expensive ($130) but for me it was a great purchase, and it’s still working fine after a year. I only use it on my temples and it feels great.

I also use the 36 pin (needles) cartridge. I think they’re like 50 pieces for around 55 bucks. They’re all disposable and click-on to the dermapen itself.

I try to clean and use it twice before throwing each one cartridge away. Dermapen once every 2-3 weeks so 50 pieces will last me, at the very least, 2 years. So 55 bucks every 2 years unless they bump up the price lol



Cartridges (50), 36 pins/needles:

u/yonash53 · 3 pointsr/tressless

None of them honestly.
If you really wanna help people apply topical easily and forget about it,
I would go with an topical apllicator brush design. who spread the topicals evenly all over the scalp. Massage it at the same time.
A high quality product that won't leak and break easily would be great. It should also be easy to clean.
There's some products like this on Amazon. But none of them are high quality products unfortunately.
I'm using a normal minoxidil pipett to apply Ru58841 and minox.
There's also a regenepure applicator who sells very decent, and has positive feedback. But it's a spray type of thing, which suits guys with very short hair.
Look at this brush for an example:
Club Roots HydroBrush, Liquid Dispensing Hair Brush for Hair Growth Treatments and Serums
The regenepure applicator:
Hope it helped you.

u/elleonleo · 2 pointsr/tressless

Thanks Gioolio--you're bringing back my old chemistry knowledge. Appreciate your thorough responses. I'm trying not to be lazy and ask you things without thinking on myself...but:

I think I'm willing to go the drop route, for now. To avoid having to buy DMSO, do we think ethanol will work, or do we think it will evaporate too quickly?

I also use this "hair lotion" in my hair that makes it feel really nice (curly hair) and I was thinking I'd put in a drop or two in there since I use it once or twice a day. Below are the ingredients--do you think the sandalore will dillute well enough in there? And, just to confirm, since the bottle is 250ml, I need 1/4 of the .10518g of sandalore? Sorry I know I'm dilluting (har har) the rigor of this experiment but I'm also trying to cut costs.


purified water, ricinus communis (castor) oil, olea europaea (olive) oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (organic), olea europaea (olive) oil, behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetearyl alcohol (emulsifier derived from colza oil), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, cetyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol (and) caprylyl glycol (preservative), squalane (from olive oil), fragrance, and love!


Finally--the sandalore I got was from amazon: It's basically the consistency of water and doesn't really smell THAT strong compared to what a lot of people seem to be saying. The CAS number is correct so it must be it, but I just want to confirm that what you have (which I know you got from a difference source) seems reasonably similar to what I have. :


Thanks so much Gioolio!!!


u/AlexFromRoots · 0 pointsr/tressless

In medicine, there is a term called "clinical" and "subclinical." A subclinical method to detect your hair loss would be to use a folliscope to measure hair density. A clinical method would be to look at directly, as we all are, and observe.

The average human head has about 100,000 hair follicles (it actually differs among ethnicities and even sub-european groups). If you are noticing this now, and have never noticed it before in your life, you most likely have some form of male patterned baldness or telogen effluvium.

Start on the Big 3 as soon as you can, minoxidil, propecia, and ketoconzole. You'll be super happy you did, because at this rate you can maintain your hair for YEARS. I have personally seen many people who have slightly thin hair, but nobody notices or cares because they took action early. Right now, I'm guessing the only person who notices it is you, and when its wet. That is an amazing position in that many people are very envious of, be super happy that you noticed it early.

Another pro-tip: with that much hair, it will be hard for you to use minoxidil and get it on your scalp instead of your hair, so use a hydrobrush to apply treatment:

u/tress_1 · 1 pointr/tressless

Turning 18 in about 2 months and I have noticed my hair has gotten thinner, especially around my crown area and my sides. I haven't gotten much sleep over the past 2 years, and my diet hasn't been great, however, I am improving both of these. At 16 I started to notice thinning, and I took some biotin tablets for about a few weeks, although it seemed to help, my skin got far too oily so I stopped.

My father isn't fully bald, he's about a Norwood 4 at in his early 50's, and on my mom's side, one of her brothers early 40's is a Norwood 4.5 or so, and her other brother is late 30's with no recession at all.

I went to a dermatologist mid-2018 and he said there was some thinning up top, but nothing much to worry about otherwise. He said I could start taking minoxidil, but that I was too young for finasteride. I don't plan on taking finasteride until I'm in my early 20's, or if my hair worsens significantly. For the time being, I am planning on 5% taking liquid minoxidil, - ,

using either a dermaroller

or a derma pen

Nizoral shampoo twice a week-

Biotin shampoo for the rest -

Is this a reasonable route to take?

I also had a few questions:

  1. Is it worth going with a derma pen over a derma roller, and for the derma pen are the m5 and m7 essentially the same? Also are there any good tutorials showing how to use them.
  2. Will minoxidil help grow back hair around the sides and hairline?
  3. How long does the shedding process last for minoxidil
  4. Are there any major side effects with the products I have chosen
  5. Are there any other essential products for someone my age

    Any other suggestions are welcome, I live in Canada btw so please take that into consideration when recommending products, also I will be paying for everything myself so I would like to keep things reasonably priced, thanks.

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u/MaxTPG · 3 pointsr/tressless

I've been doing them myself. What got me started with massaging was a book I read in February ( I've also incorporated the inversion techinique I've seen here:

There are other things I'm also doing, like changing my diet incorporating anti-inflammatory foods. I've also recently got a new scalp massager that I've been using that I like a lot: This one I think is good not only to massage and increase blood flow, but it also helps in removing dandruff (which I can greatly benefit from, since I have seborreic dermatitis too, which certainly adds to the hair loss).

u/PurpleKevinHayes · 2 pointsr/tressless

I can't recommend a good shampoo enough. Get a biotin shampoo, also the Propidren brand is really good too. Will keep your hair nice and thick. Good luck.

Edit: Link to the shampoo

And another cheaper alternative

Be sure to get a corresponding conditioner as well

u/NateT86 · 2 pointsr/tressless

Here you go:

I think someone from UK said that shipping is free when two bars are ordered. Gotta love free shipping. :-)

u/Mirthless92 · 4 pointsr/tressless

Not sure if these specialty shampoos actually work, but my thoughts are that it's at least worth trying. What can I lose using a good shampoo, right? Tried regenepure, didn't love it. So right now I'm using the ACV bar which was recommended. Lathers up nice, my scalp feels great and it's got all the things I'm supposed to be using. I still use Niz twice a week, but this on my off-days.

u/garbleblahderp · 4 pointsr/tressless

Someone in r/tressless mentioned he used this:


I bought it too and I've been enjoying it. I had these massagers before:

The electric one is stronger, and it takes less effort on my end to use which is why I like the electric head massager better. The wire one was a little too weak for me, and felt more like light scratching instead of a massage.

u/luvs2p33outdoors · 6 pointsr/tressless

Sounds like a solid plan, tbh. You won't need a conditioner with the ACV bar. Along with saw palmetto it's got Shea Butter, which leaves your scalp feeling great. You'll want that to deal with the itch. It helps me out a lot.

u/jimdiddly · 1 pointr/tressless I’ve had pretty moderate dandruff since before I even knew I had hair issues, but I tried this consistently awhile back(January or so?) and it did a good job of getting rid of it. Its back now cus I ran out and $25 is a lot for shampoo lol. I don’t know the science behind this, though—I’m 19 and dumb and if it says it’s good I’ll put it on my head.

Trick for me was to make sure it got on my scalp and then leave it there for a hot minute or so

u/iamgoingbald666 · 1 pointr/tressless

I think that's a better (less harsh/drying) ketoconazole shampoo than Nizoral. I use it every other day as well as Minox twice a day and don't have any issues. I also use the Regenepure Nourishing Treatment Shampoo ( which helps hair from being dried out, and also has ingredients that are more gentle on hair/scalp than typical shampoos.

u/Harbinger955 · 2 pointsr/tressless

I sort of agree. I stopped using Nizoral, and I definitely don't think it's good for daily use. But yeah, that ACV bar helps. It's now on Amazon Prime too (really fucking love Amazon Prime).

u/xenoburn · 1 pointr/tressless
I use Kroger generic liquid minoxidil. We have a chain of grocery stores in Colorado called King Soopers that sells Kroger products of brand name stuff. If you have a Costco membership, I heard they sell very affordable minoxidil but I’m sure you can find generic minoxidil at one of your local grocery stores if you don’t.
I haven’t tried Regenepure but was considering getting some when I was first looking for a solution to my hair loss. Thanks! I might look into getting a dermapen because the roller can be quite painful sometimes and it catches on my long hair; I’ve seen great results from people on this subreddit who’ve exclusively used it though.

u/Ikotoo · 3 pointsr/tressless

I tried making my own oil mix, but it's not for me. Just get something like ScalpWorks. It's got all the oils you need plus all the stuff you want. Check out the ingredient list. I'm really liking it...

u/Bobloblaw878 · 1 pointr/tressless

I use a shampoo bar that doesnt have any sls involved. Its really helped my itchy scalp. I've heard of some people on this sub that use it once a week and the rest of the time they use whatever they normally use... I use it once a week and the rest of the time is water only. I'm trying to heal my scalp, thinking that maybe the hair will grow better on a pink healthy scalp. Anyway the shampoo works great. check it out.

u/hair2compare · 1 pointr/tressless

On Amazon, it is appears Regenpure is cheaper than Nizoral.

Nizoral 7 oz costs $21.74 = $3.10 per oz

Regenpure 8 oz costs $18.70 = $2.34 per oz.

Anyway, it lasts a while. I started using Nizoral in April 2014 and I still have a fifth of the bottle left. Granted, I keep my hair fairly short and there was a month where I forgot to use it, but still the cost per month is pretty low.

As for 1% vs 2%, whatever research I've done in the area has led me to the conclusion that 2% won't make much of a difference over 1% in terms of helping your hair. In my opinion, whatever additional benefit 2% gives is outweighed by the extra expense and difficulty in getting it (2% requires a prescription).

u/FrigidShadow · 3 pointsr/tressless

Amazon USA shipped internationally is competitively often better priced for Canada.

US $75 / 6 months foam (ships to Canada)

US $ 47 / 6 months liquid (From Canada)

US $74 / 12 months liquid (ships to Canada)

Those are all shipping cost included FYI

u/QuestionQuesting · 1 pointr/tressless

Thanks for the reply, I looked up the items you mentioned and it looks like Amazon has the Viviscal for $49: , the Nizoral for $13: that shows below a bundle with two Rogaine products for 103$, and I don't know how to get finasteride after looking up the side effects. Three questions: Do I have to get prescribed by a dermatologist for the finasteride? Is this the right site/price to get these things? And what is the 1mm dermaroller?

u/skeptwit · 1 pointr/tressless

I got mine on holiday in Hong Kong for $20. Can't find an exact replica on sale here but this one looks pretty solid

u/HexokinaseIV · 3 pointsr/tressless


  1. 30x 1mg Fin: $13 @ Costco
  2. 1 Month Supply of Minoxidil: $6.80
  3. 7oz 1% Nizoral: $14.10
  4. 60 Day supply Biotin: $5.82

    Comes out to just under $40

    For finasteride, you can get it even cheaper by getting the 5mg tablet and splitting it into 4ths.

    Also buy a 12 month supply of minoxidil and it's even cheaper in the long run.

    For Niz, I have a prescription for the 2% and it's only $4 for a 1 month supply.

    You also really don't need the Biotin gummies. Maybe just take a multivitamin to ensure you meet your daily intake in case that's a concern.
u/Estrella37 · 11 pointsr/tressless

Here's what I buy for my son. Nizoral + ACV shampoo bar. He alternates between both and has asked me not to change a thing, so I guess he likes it. :)

u/jayjay882 · 1 pointr/tressless

> Nizoral shampoo
I guess the shampoo sounds like the safest one? Is this it?:

u/ClimbingHalfDome · 6 pointsr/tressless

Afterwards you should be massaging a quality oil mixture gently into the scalp. I've been using this one for the last few weeks, liking it so far.

u/mackinoncougars · 2 pointsr/tressless

It should help with density and it's really not that expensive to take the risk. It's like $50 a year for the topical

or like $120 a year for the foam

u/welp42 · 1 pointr/tressless

I do Nizoral 1% every other day because my head can be particularly itchy/dry, but some people do every few days. Before I put in my hair, I use OGX Biotin & Collagen shampoo. Don't get it from Amazon, you can get a 50% bigger bottle from Target for $6. After rinsing the Nizoral out, I use OGX Fight Fallout conditioner because Nizoral can definitely dry your hair out too much. Again, get it at Target for cheaper. Same routine applies except without the Nizoral on the other days. Make sure you let everything sit in your hair (especially Nizoral) for a few minutes before rinsing out.

I'm almost out of Nizoral and I'm thinking of replacing it with Regenepure since it's sulfate-free, so I might change up the routine then.

u/Manchesthair · 1 pointr/tressless

I'm in a similar situation to you with early stages of mpb where thinning is beginning to progress passed the hairline corners so I have a couple questions on your plans.

Considering you just have thinning at this point and not full hair loss beyond a mature hairline, is there a specific reason you've plan on starting Minox already instead of waiting to see how Fin does? I'm hesitant to start Minox right away because as far as i'm aware your hair becomes dependent on it and once you stop you'll lose everything you grew on Minox even if Fin would have saved those areas. If Fin works on those areas that are thinning wouldnt it just prevent you from having to use Minox for the rest of your life?

You can buy Kirkland brand minox off amazon for a reasonable price. 6 month liquid supply for $24

u/bgbw123 · 1 pointr/tressless

There's a foam version of the generic kirkland minox on

It's more expensive than the liquid, but much cheaper than Rogaine foam. Well worth $60 for a 6-month supply, IMO.

u/ChooseLife2017 · 1 pointr/tressless

Hey, you look great! can I just ask one thing please buddy:

I have this written down thus far:

u/granmasutensil · 2 pointsr/tressless

You'd probably get more benefit from stem since it is specifically for thinning and increases the amount of hair in a area vs minoxidil which is more for regrowing on bald spots. But you can use both together.

u/Z1839 · 1 pointr/tressless

Is this it? Dr. Pen Ultima A6 Professional Microneedling Pen Wireless Electric Skin Care Tools Kit with 6 Pcs 36-Pin Needles Cartridges

u/milksteaking · 1 pointr/tressless

Kirkland! I got a 6 month supply (1 year for me cause I only apply once a day) for like $40(?) I think.

Edit: it was less than 40.

u/xXx_cliche_xXx · 1 pointr/tressless

Thanks for the advice! I will look into Finasteride (I assume I will have to get a prescription from a doctor for that one). As for the Nizoral shampoo, do you mean the anti-dandruff one I see on Amazon?

I am due for a haircut anyways, so I'll probably have them take it sightly lower than usual - still a bit longer than a buzz cut - and see how it goes.

thanks again

u/AndyEGM · 1 pointr/tressless

this one actually

If you use amazon regularly I would suggest signing up for ebates, and doing all your amazon purchases through them. You get cash back on your purchases :) (not a lot, but they add up over time)

u/medicineandsports · 1 pointr/tressless

Nizoral A-D Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, 7 Oz

This isn’t prescription strength but it did the job for me (it’s 1% and prescription is 2%)

u/yji9191 · 1 pointr/tressless

This one has been working really well for me -

The only painful part is placing the already small 1mg pills on the base of this pill cutter before cutting them otherwise I would highly recommend this

u/sefefe · 1 pointr/tressless

I'll give the coconut oil a shot for at least a month or so. I mean my hair on top isn't super long, I feel like the scalp won't be super visible once it grows a bit longer. And I tried to find Minoxidil on, and the closest thing is a shampoo with really good reviews, in regards to such a problem:

u/Hybrid909 · 1 pointr/tressless

I like the ACV Herbal Shampoo Bar - Its got the Saw palmetto and Nettle which are DHT blockers, Neem oil which is antifungal (which is mostly all keto is) and a bunch of anti inflammatory oils. It's $13.95 on Amazon prime.

u/TomN · 1 pointr/tressless

Keto binds to your scalp and hair, so you can get maximum use out of with just two times a week. You probably don't want to use more than that because keto dries your hair so you can use a thickening shampoo the rest of the days.

You can use your shampoo as often as you want since it doesn't have keto and therefore doesn't dry you hair.

Also, you don't have to use nizoral, there are plenty of others with keto, just look at the ingredients.

u/SuperSaucyBiscuit · 1 pointr/tressless

Although I haven't started Rogaine yet, I ordered this cause I saw another comment saying it helped with the itching and the dry scalp.

u/tdawg7669 · 1 pointr/tressless

Thats what I use. Its cheaper if you can get it from costco. Also most stores like Walmart and Target have their own generic that may or may not be cheaper. If that is too expensive the liquid is like half the price but is more of a hassle to apply and some people say it makes their hair greasy and its messy and takes a while to dry.

u/imissedthetoilet · 1 pointr/tressless

I've been using Pura D'or for about a year and a half:

There's a lot of products out there that exploit the vulnerability of those who are losing hair and I'm fully aware of that. I'm not really convinced that anything outside of finasteride and minoxidil will really do anything in regards to male pattern baldness.

Pura d'or does have ketoconazole and claims to have 14 other natural DHT blockers.......probably bull shit. I'm curious what makes nizoral better?

Nizoral isn't even advertised as a hair loss product so it confuses me why people on this board are such huge proponents of it.

u/LongJohnSilvers · 1 pointr/tressless

Thanks for the reply. This is the one I was referring to. It definitely claims to have Keto but no indication of what percentage. I see that Nizoral says it is 1% Keto. I was also taking a 10,000 mg biotin supplement but then came across this which claims to have natural ingredients that reduce DHT. Just so much stuff out there. Most of which are probably scams.

u/AnEmoCrustPunk · 3 pointsr/tressless

This is the one I use. I use the 2% one here and there and I would describe that one as having a "terrible muscle inury balm" smell to it. So maybe it's that?

u/Idontknowwhour1 · 2 pointsr/tressless

I always do a fakespot check for amazon reviews. It is coming up as C. Too many fake reviews in amazon not just for this product but many skincare and cosmetics are rife with fake reviews.

Link to fakespot for this product

u/35221339018 · 1 pointr/tressless

I ordered this

I also use foam so not totally sure how I'll be applying it, think I need to add it to some sort of other fluid to dilute it. Thinking maybe a 50/50 mix of alcohol and water. I sometimes use liquid minox and put a drop in that would be easiest but it causes scalp irritation so can only use it about twice a week.