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Reddit reviews: The best hair loss products

We found 293 Reddit comments discussing the best hair loss products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 111 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

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u/LNG · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Sorry in advance for the length of my comment but speaking from personal experience, your acne could be caused by fungus/yeast, not bacteria. It's called Malassezia Yeast and we all have it on our skin, but it can cause issues when it becomes overgrown. This overgrowth is called Pityrosporum folliculitis and looks almost identical to other forms of acne.

Other evidence that points towards fungus is the fact that you're breaking out on other parts of your body. The fungus spreads easily, especially if you give it a nice environment to thrive, like sweaty workouts!

I had perfect skin until I was about 22, and suddenly developed acne on my face, chest, and back. It was so bizarre and none of the traditional acne treatments were helping because, as I later figured out, most products are geared towards bacterial breakouts, including benzoyl peroxide. In fact, overuse of these products can cause fungus/yeast to take over the balance and cause all sorts of issues!

So, after months of research I came to the conclusion that I did indeed have fungal acne, so I started a routine to combat it. I was desperate at first, so I bought an anti-dandruff shampoo (because dandruff is commonly caused by fungus). [This one is great because its SLS free!]
(https://www.amazon.com/Regenepure-Shampoo-Treatment-Supports-Growth/dp/B0032FSDOA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1485317432&sr=8-1&keywords=dr.+regenepure) In the shower, I slathered it all all over my face and body, let it sit for 5 minutes, then rinsed it off. All of the breakouts started disappearing overnight, literally.

I felt strange using shampoo on my face so I decided to do more research and discovered that zinc is an amazing natural antifungal. So, I purchased this bar of soap, which contains 2% Pyrithione Zinc (an antimicrobial) and it was also very effective. I only use that about every three days now, and only on my body, because I have super sensitive skin and it is too drying for my face.

For my face, I now use Curology because they offer Zinc Pyrithione as an ingredient! My current formulation is .25% Zinc Pyrithione, 1% Clindamycin, and 4% Niacinamide and it is AMAZING. I'm now free of any and all breakouts.

I also use this mineral sunscreen because it uses zinc oxide - another form of zinc that is an antifungal!

For me, I have to maintain a routine or else the overgrowth returns, so I also take zinc picolinate supplements.
So, yeah, I hope this helps give some insight on your skincare journey!!

*EDIT!

I also want to point out the necessity of being super gentle on your skin, in general. I always think "kill it with kindness" when it comes to skin issues. You definitely don't want to make things worse by over-exfoliating (chemical and physical), using harsh cleansers that strip your natural oils, and above all you must keep your moisture barrier in tip top shape because it will protect you from excess fungus and bacteria!

I decided to give you my whole routine as an example, so here it is! I focus on moisture.

AM:

u/Rawtashk · 301 pointsr/funny

Fellow balding brothers, there's hope for you yet. /r/tressless

"What do I do? Do I have options??" Yes, but you really only have 1 option....."Do 'The Big 3'".

1: Propecia

2: Rogaine

3: Nizoral shampoo.

Get generic Proscar (have your doctor write you an RX). Proscar is 5mg of Finasteride (propecia is 1mg of Finasteride) used to treat BHP. Get a $3 pill cutter from walmart and cut them into quarters. This means $9 for 120 days of propecia, whereas getting actual name brand propecia is around $70 or so a month. Tell your doctor that you can't afford name brand, and that Proscar is LITERALLY the exact same thing as Propecia, just a 5x stronger dose. Most people can be sympathetic towards wanting to save money. Just be upfront and honest with him. If you don't have a doctor, PLEASE DO NOT GET GENERICS ONLINE!! Pay for one doctor visit (or a dermatologist visit) and then get the RX for Proscar. You will STILL pay less overall for that than you will getting generics online. Source? I did generics for 4 years before I wised up. I think I paid around $30-$40 a month for generics. You'll save money in the long run, so long as it's not $400+ for one doctor visit.

Get generic rogaine from walmart. Start with 1 month of the liquid and see how it works. Only get 1 month to start because it MIGHT irritate your scalp (PPG is the delivery vehicle, and some people get really itchy where it's applied [I had a horrible itch]). If it doesn't bother you, then after a month get the 3 month supply (I say liquid because it has a slightly better rate of growth than the foam). If it bothers you (either because it's itchy or because it feels like it makes your hair too greasy), then get the 3 months supply of Rogaine foam.

Nizoral is hard to find these days, but what you want is a shampoo that has at least 1% KETOCONAZOLE as the active ingredient. Keto has been shown to have anti androgen properties. By itself it's not going to do much, but it helps in conjunction with the other things. It's usually back on Amazon for about $14. Another option for Keto shampoo is Regenepure DR. I haven't used it, so I can't attest to it, but many others have said it worked well.

I also use Bosley Revive for my normal shampoos. It SAYS it's suppose to help with thinning hair. I have my doubts, but I like the way it makes my hair feel. It's much more manageable and better looking when I use it. It's not super cheap, but buy the liter bottles and they'll last you for at least a couple months, if not closer to 3 or 4 months. You need to get 2 kinds, cleanser and scalp therapy. Buy them both, then just buy them individually as needed.

Propecia: Some people say that taking propecia makes them kinda tired for the first few hours after they take the pill. I think that's kinda bogus, but I always take mine right before bed...just in case.

Rogaine: Take a shower in the morning, towel dry your hair, then put the rogaine in and let it sit while you get dressed. After that, style your hair as usual. Put it in again before you go to bed (needs to be in 2x a day), but do it as the FIRST thing before your nightly ritual so that it sits on your head and can be absorbed and not run down the side of your head when you're sleeping.

Nizoral/Nioxin: You want your hair to be somewhat clean from normal oils so that Nizoral will suds up and hit your scalp. I use generic T-Gel from walmart for the first round of hair washing. Rinse, then apply Nizoral. After you do that, then start washing yourself off. Get all sudsy and clean, then rise your hair out (you do this to let the Nizoral sit and soak your scalp for a while. DON'T RINSE OFF YET!). Next you use the Nioxin cleanser. It doesn't have to sit, so just lather up and rinse out. Now for the Nioxin cleanser. It's basically a conditioner, so put it on and let it sit while you rinse off. You want it to sit on your head for about 2 minutes. After that, rinse off, get out of the shower, towel dry your hair, then put on your Rogaine.

Source: I've been doing this for about 6 or 7 years.

Proofs:

7 years ago

7 years ago with totally dry/no product hair ("That's not so bad!!!" I know, it wasn't THAT bad, but it had gotten to that point in about 2 years, and it was only going to get worse. Imagine what it would be like after 7 additional years)

4 years after starting

4 years after starting, with wet hair

2 year frontal difference

Still from a short film I was in. Outside in the bright sun this Feburary

Modeling gig I picked up, with a bright flash from my right (about 2 months ago)

u/HiveJiveLive · 3 pointsr/gifs

Are you male or female? If female, I may have some suggestions for you. I've found a few little things that are really helpful. I desperately wish that I'd discovered them years ago before I lost half of my hair volume.

Followup: Hello ladies!

I did some research into female hair loss (reading published medical journal articles, etc.) and found out some of the skinny.

Most female hair loss is related to hormones (Sigh. Isn't everything?) and so to change the loss pattern the hormone receptors in the scalp must be targeted.

For me it is a combination of peri-menopause, being a chubby bunny and extreme stress. The body fat thing is actually quite interesting. Fat cells make and store estrogen, and excess estrogen is converted to androgens by the body, leading to Androgenic Alopecia, ie, Lady Balding.

So how to tackle?

The first and most significant thing that I did was get this nifty shampoo .

Within the first week I noticed a significant lessoning of hair loss (I was coming up with lots in the shower and while brushing. ). I was so excited that I started using the shampoo as sort of a leave-in mask overnight and wash it out in the morning.

I applied it to the "Jean-Luc Picard" area of the scalp, ie the front and top of the head that you see on balding men as those are the most sensitive to the hormonal signals, and ignored the hair itself; remember, hair is dead and there is no point wasting expensive product on something that cannot be changed.

As the shampoo was working so well I went ahead and sprang for this . It's pretty pricy, but based on my research it really does have the most bang for the buck. Again, I use it only on the scalp, and then I use a regular conditioner on the hair itself. It's not greasy at all and doesn't leave the scalp or hair feeling heavy or lank. (As an aside, it is one of the few products that contain caffeine, which has been proven to stimulate hair growth. And the caffein has to be topical. Sorry- a Starbucks Trenta won't work.)



Next, I thought about strengthening the hair itself through better care and found out that using plastic brushes and combs actually weakens and damages hair, leading to breakage and splitting. In the manufacturing process of plastic hair implements molten plastic is forced into a mold and when the plastic has cooled, the mold pulls apart to reveal the bristles/teeth. The means that each and every part has a tiny but significant seam where the two halves of the mold met. This seam acts just like a dull blade and shears along the side of the hair as it passes through, thinning and damaging the shaft. Not cool.

The three best choices for hair brushes/combs are a wooden bristle hairbrush (get the German one; they are better quality), a wide tooth wooden comb , and a boar bristle brush.

Now, if you're going hard core, you can also try microneedling . It increases effectiveness of any scalp application and also just helps to increase blood flow, which in turn gives more nourishment to the hair roots. I'm not gonna lie- it's ouchy, but not unbearably so, and the tenderness fades in a day or so. I do it one a week or so to help with the penetration of the stuff I've spent so much damn money on!

And there's always Rogain/Minoxidil. It's over the counter and they have it at Target. They make both a male and female strength, so read the label.

With all of this stuff I have seen a significant improvement, both in keeping the hair I have and in new growth. I have a weird but wonder layer of about two-inch long baby hairs filling in all over now, and by baby I mean new, not weirdly fine or something. This crap really works!

There are a few more little things, like de-stressing and taking multi-vitamins, plus there is a low-dose old-school blood pressure medication called Aldactone that helps interrupt the DHT receptors and so is good for hair loss, acne, and is a diuretic, so helps with bloating. Your doc may be willing to proscribe as it is sometimes used to treat our other favorite problem, Lady Beards!

Hope that this was helpful, and good luck!

u/treelets · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty


  • Usually I have a hair oil blend massaged into my scalp and left there for 2-3 hours before I shower. It's a mix of castor oil, grapeseed oil, rosemary, lavender, cedarwood, and thyme essential oils. Once a week I skip that and instead do an all-over hair mask with coconut oil, neem oil, and a few drops of tea tree oil.

  • First I gently use a dry brush, all over, before getting into the shower.

  • I use Pura d'Or shampoo or Regenepure shampoo every other day. Otherwise I just massage my scalp gently with warm water. I have short hair and use hair oils, so I don't use conditioner.

  • I use Acure Organics Coconut Pumpkin Body Wash (I like all their body washes) if I'm feeling dirty, otherwise mainly just a konjac sponge and water, or I scrub my shins, feet, etc with a Salux cloth. I use zinc soap on my upper arms, shoulder blades, and upper chest. I used to use CeraVe Foaming Cleanser as a body wash but now I just use it as a hand soap.

  • Out of the shower I use Acure Organics Cocoa Butter + CoQ10 Ultra-hydrating Unscented Body Lotion and Andalou Naturals Lavender Shea Hand Cream though I'm not particularly loyal when it comes to body moisturizers.

  • Once a week I use Japanese bath salts for relaxing in the tub. Once every three months or so I use Tony Moly Shiny Foot Peel.

    As you can see, there's an absence of Asian beauty products simply because I'm on a "naturally-derived" kick again and when it comes to body stuff I like it to be inexpensive and easily accessible. All the Acure Organics and Andalou Naturals stuff I get I can buy at a local grocery store. Special stuff like bath salts or treatments I like to order since Japanese bath salts are always the best.
u/crixusin · 6 pointsr/steroids

To combat MPB, you need to cover all bases. MPB is caused by a couple different things:

  1. Tightening of the galea, the muscle above the eyebrows.
    As it gets tighter, oxygenation of blood goes down. This is confirmed by many studies (men with MPB have 43% less oxygenation of scalp blood than non balding men). T converts to DHT in low oxygen environments. This is why DHT levels are higher in the scalp of MPB patients than in non MPB patients (serum DHT levels are the same in both groups though).

    This is the toughest one for people to take. They've been told for a very long time that its (all genetic). While its true, it may very well be genetic, that's not really an acceptable answer as to why some people lose their hair and others don't. Everything is genetic. In the case of cancer, that's a purely genetic disease. Yet they didn't just give up trying to fight cancer because its "genetic."

    There is some truth in the genetic theory. Some people have more Androgen receptors (there's 2 types in the scalp i think) in their scalp. But when they tested MPB patients, those who had more androgen receptors due to their genetics were still in the minority (around 35% I believe).

    Also, if this genetic theory were completely true in that hairloss is not being caused by some outside force, then there would be no pattern. The pattern disproves the genetic theory immediately, since all the hairs on your head would minaturize at the same rate.

    This doesn't happen though, and there is a distinct pattern.

    The same people who believe the genetic theory do agree though, that the miniaturization is happening because of DHT. Since there is a gradual pattern towards the center of the scalp, we can agree that the DHT accumulation is happening gradually towards the center. This conflicts with their being an end all be all genetic issue.

    This gradual DHT accumulation supports the tight scalp theory.

    Also, they've had an 80% success rate growing hair back in balding patients by using botox in the muscles around the scalp (nail in the coffin).

    http://www.jwatch.org/jd201111100000001/2011/11/10/growing-hair-with-botox

  2. Fungus. Yes, that's right, fungus. One of the best remedies for MPB is an anti-fungal called ketoconazole. Certain organisms that live on our skin actually can cause sebum (oil) buildup, and its speculated that this buildup may contribute to DHT accumulation in the scalp.

  3. Genetic hormone levels: it could just be caused by some people creating more DHT than most people. This is very rare though.

    Solutions:
  4. Fungal shampoo. Use every day (don't use any other shampoos):

    http://www.amazon.com/Regenepure-Doctor-Recommended-Shampoo-Treatment/dp/B0032FSDOA

    This is a great one. Keep it on for 5 minutes, then wash it out really well.

    http://www.amazon.com/PURA-DOR-Anti-Hair-Premium-Organic/dp/B00FH692PQ/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1458332475&sr=8-1&keywords=pura+d%27or

    I really like this one. Makes your hair super soft. It says leave it on for 2 minutes, but I leave it on for 5.

  5. Minoxidil. Minoxidil 5% works well, but there's different blends of stuff. The best one is the one with retinol. There's only one company that sells it with retinol (retinol is used to speed up cell division. Clinical studies show that minoxidil with retinol is far more effective.

    http://www.amazon.com/Maximum-Hair-Regrowth-Treatment-Men/dp/B00CJ29P7Q/ref=sr_1_sc_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1458332570&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=minoxidil+retiol

  6. finasteride. Just get a perscription. Buy it from india on the cheap. Not a great solution, but right now, its the only mainstream way.

  7. Rosemary oil: use this as conditioner and rub it in. Great for regrowth.

    http://www.amazon.com/NOW-Foods-Rosemary-Oil-ounce/dp/B0014UEEXY/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1458332618&sr=8-2&keywords=now+rosemary+oil

  8. RU58841 : experimental androgen inhibitor. Works really well. Buy it from rui-products.com

    You can find my progress pics in my history to see my results.
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/septicidal · 3 pointsr/PCOS

I’ve has improvement, especially with scalp irritation and dryness, with shampoo containing ketoconazole or other antifungal agents - some of them have anti-androgenic effects that may also help with hair loss. My favorite is Sachjuan’s Scalp Shampoo, which isn’t cheap, but since I only wash my hair once a week and only apply the shampoo to my scalp, a bottle lasts me quite a while: https://m.sephora.com/product/scalp-shampoo-P378305

The topical antifungal shampoos are not advised for use during pregnancy, so since I’m currently pregnant I’ve been using this shampoo which seems to help; I’ve had a ridiculous amount of hair loss during my current pregnancy, which my OB said is just an unfortunate response to hormone changes (my thyroid levels and vitamins, etc. were all checked to rule out any of those as a cause): https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01ENCBOA0

One suggestion a dermatologist gave me for hair regrowth was to make sure I have strong iron levels. Hair won’t regrow if the body’s iron stores are low, which I’ve had a number of times (diagnosed with blood work) despite eating an iron-rich diet and not being actually anemic. So I take daily iron supplements - if you want to take iron supplements, be aware that it is possible to cause health issues by consuming too much iron, and even smaller doses of iron supplements can be constipating. Iron supplements will often cause black or dark green bowel movements, which is a normal side effect but can be alarming if you’re not expecting that as a possibility.

I’ve found that taking prenatal vitamins (even when not pregnant or trying to get pregnant) works well for my iron levels. Normal women’s multivitamins generally do not contain iron but usually the prenatals do. I take Rainbow Light one-a-day prenatal vitamins, but if you have trouble taking large pills they also make a “petite” prenatal vitamin (where you take 3 much smaller pills a day). The Rainbow Light multivitamins are the only ones I’ve found that don’t irritate my stomach, but I know many people who are happy with cheaper generic prenatal vitamins.

If you want to increase dietary sources of iron, leafy greens and cooking with cast iron cookware will help. Even just using water boiled in cast iron for things like tea can help increase iron levels. I feel like everyone associates dietary iron with red meat, but there are a lot of other options if you don’t care to eat a lot of red meat.

It’s also important to remember that hair regrowth takes time - it can often be 3-6 months before any dietary or other changes make a noticeable difference. Hair also grows in cycles, so it can take quite a long time for the full effect of any changes to become apparent.

u/BadassUdotNET · 4 pointsr/NoFap

It also seems to slow down or stop hair loss. Some guys even claim regrowth.

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Here is some more information for those curious.

The ones that experience regrowth are usually doing at least one thing to treat their hair loss (besides NoFap).

You really have just three options: Rogaine, Propecia, and ketoconazole (usually in a shampoo).

Rogaine works by speeding up the growth cycle, but it also adds more DHT receptors to the hair follicles (that is why you lose a lot of hair once you stop). It is also a heart medication, so it might mess with your blood pressure.

Propecia works, but it can mess with your hormones. The first day my friend took it, he got like instant man boobs (they got all swollen). He stopped immediately and, thankfully, they went back to normal. I read it can become permanent if you keep using it.

Ketoconazole works and doesn't have many, if any, drawbacks. It does the opposite of Rogaine and reduces the number of DHT receptors on the hair follicles over time. And since it is applied topically, it won't mess with your hormones like Propecia.

(Please don't waste your time reading more random articles on the internet for the balding cure. Trust me, this is everything you need to know.)

Some people advocate doing all three at once, but I think that is messing with your body chemistry too much. And I think you're being a little too vain / anxious about it if you do all three.

Personally, I would just buzz it short (think Jason Statham). If it looks good, you have nothing else to worry about.

(I really like this quote by him about working out.)

Plus, girls don't seem to care as long as you aren't trying to hide your balding.

But if you want to try it, here are the more popular brands when it comes to ketoconazole shampoos: Regenepure, Lipogaine, and Nizoral.

Besides all that, make sure you lower your stress, get plenty of sleep, and, of course, NoFap!

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. http://www.amazon.com/Regenepure-Shampoo-Treatment-Supports-Growth/dp/B0032FSDOA?tag=dailydeal0c6-20 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: https://www.ulta.com/system-1-scalp-therapy-conditioner?productId=xlsImpprod4450355

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): https://www.amazon.com/Biotin-Shampoo-Hair-Growth-Thickening/dp/B01MQG9LM9/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

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/LadyVagrant · 27 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I have a few tricks to keep the curl in my super-straight lashes:

  • use waterproof mascara

  • Use a really good curler like Shu Uemura's or Shiseido's before putting on the mascara. Make sure you keep the curler clamped down for at least 5 seconds

  • apply waterproof liquid eyeliner, clear mascara, or a lash gel (I like Ardell's) to your lashes before you curl them. These products act just like hair gel by giving your lashes some 'grip' and making them easier to shape.

  • use a heated eyelash curler after you put on your mascara. I prefer wand-type heated lash curlers like Panasonic's. You hold the heated portion to your lashes while pushing them up. This sets the curl so that it will last all day.

    Just be sure to use a wetter, waterproof formula (Maybelline's are ideal) since drier, creamier formulas tend to just flake and melt off when you use a heated curler on them. The wetter formulas will dry harder (kinda like how gel will dry if you hit it with a hairdryer).

    You can also use a heated spoon or your finger to do the same thing if you don't want to buy a separate device (though they are pretty cheap).
u/BundleOfShae · 1 pointr/MtF

Hmm, that's a good question. I am leaning towards yes, I would have still done it when I did. I am fairly certain the follicles in my temples are dead, so I would get a transplant regardless at some point. And considering how long it takes to grow in (3 - 12 months) vs. breast growth vs desire to present female, yeah, I definitely would. I didn't want to have boobs sticking out with a masculine, balding head!


I did consider the fact that FFS could bring my hairline down, but since it may be covered in Oregon sometime soon (so my endo says), I though I should wait to get it, and save me some money. That said, 2000 hairs cost me $8k in the USA (I got a Care Credit Card with 2 years to pay it off interest free).


Never ever quit the Rogaine!!! And if you are feeling like spending just a little more, here is everything I do:


  • A nice, natural shampoo and conditioner. Only wash with shampoo every other day; your natural oils are a good thing.
  • Get an Rx for Finasteride 1mg (Propecia is 1mg, and Proscar is 5mg that should be cut up unless its given by your endo as a blocker, for example, if you cant handle Spiro). I take morning and night, but shhhhh that's "bad form." I'm paranoid and have my husband get the extra dose via Rx. You can also get it online if you pay far more.
  • Propidren OTC DHT blocker from Amazon.
  • Hairfluence supplement (it has a lot of things a women's multivitamin would, plus more).
  • MSM 1000mg taken 4x a day (There is a little bit in Hairfluence).
  • Biotin 10,000mcg supplement (There is a little bit in Hairfluence).
  • I take a Cal/Mag/Zinc supplement to counteract some hairloss from my seizure medication (AEDs commonly fuck up the nutrients your hair needs)
  • Rogaine 5% Foammorning and night. I fucking hate it because it makes my hair stiff and gross, but I will switch to nightly only once I can pull of some feminine hairstyles. You can get generic [liquid] Rogaine that is drastically less expensive, but it's such a mess I couldn't stand it.
  • The big budget item I have is my laser helmet. Cold Laser Therapy has been cleared by the FDA to treat hair loss but its pricey. Two years ago it cost me $600. People like to knock it, but hey, it works for me and they had them on display at the office I got my transplant at.


    At the end of the day, every doctor will say, "You are on testosterone blockers, you don't need Finasteride or Rogaine or XYZ because you don't have testosterone." I have yet to find a patient who agrees with that; even if you have female range T, that little bit can still make DHT which is a big culprit along side genetics. And frankly, all of this is cheaper than an insured Orchi., the only way you are going to get your T down to almost zero.


    Cheers, I'm off to get my first injection, which I hope puts the pedal to the metal.
u/Vetox23 · 3 pointsr/Minoxbeards

Well you’re still a relatively young person, I’d imagine (don’t quote me on this) that the reason it cause “wrinkles and aging skin” would be due to the fact that it causes dryness within the area the area of application because of the Propylene Glycol in Minoxidil. This usually leads to a person not being able maintain an adequately moisturized face while you have minoxidil on your face. I can imagine that without the proper amount of natural oils (sebum), it could lead to skin aging and wrinkles. Though IF that’s the case (because I am no professional), you may want to use the foam version so you don’t experience the dryness, though you will still have to wait to take off the minoxidil before you moisturize, your skin will not become nearly as dry WHILE you have it on. Over the long term this could make a difference. Hopefully this will help you gauge which direction you what to proceed with. Aside from this, if you can afford the Foam Minoxidil from Kirkland or Rogaine for the duration of your intended use then all that is left is to weigh your pros and cons and decide if it’s worth the potential trade offs.

If you’re very concerned with the health of your skin I’d advise you to look into purchasing a Biotin 1000mcg supplement (Do not take higher than this. This is slightly more than 3 times the Daily Recommended Value of a person with metabolism of 2000 Calories; longterm use of really high contents of biotin could lead to catastrophic nerve issues, the one I provided is usually the lowest you will find but is more than enough). Also look into essential oils preferably with low comedogenic ratings or other moisturizers for your skin. As well as
Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptide Supplements. Though supplements are great, they are exactly as the name implies, they supplement. Having a healthy balanced diet, along with daily aerobic exercise is your best aid in having healthy skin.

Hopefully this helps!

u/hitaccount · 5 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Hi, I used to suffer from cystic acne when I was a teenager for several years. Needless to say that wasn't pleasant. In fact, it was so unpleasant that at time I would pop these cysts that would leave deep scarring on my face, which resulted in uneven skin surface, bumps and holes scattering all over the place (attached photo is not the best resolution so it doesn't show the true extent of the issue). I also (currently) suffer from large pores on the nose and around the cheeks, along with many many blackheads on the nose.

About 3 years ago I went to a dermatologist and got myself some Acutane medication. It worked wonderfully. I stopped having cysts and felt very happy about myself. It was a major boost in confidence, going from several huge zits on the face at any given time/day to one per month or none at all.

That said, because of all of the damage done when I was younger, my skin now looks rather "botched". I would like to get some advice from you guys on how I should go about improving my skin to the smooth and tight condition it was once in. I did try micro-dermabration treatment at this expensive spar 3 times during the last 3 years (each costs $400) because I was desperate, but it didn't do much. And I'm only making enough to live pay cheque by pay cheque now so I'd rather develop a self sustainable routine.

My current (very simple) routine is as follows:

A.M.

u/imyourconscience · 4 pointsr/Makeup

It was around 6-7 years ago now, but I was trying to grow out my brows also (habit of overplucking!) so I found and bought Ardell Brow and Lash Growth Accelerator. It worked pretty well at helping my lashes grown fuller as well and my eyebrows grow faster - hell, especially my brows since they had a tendency to be pretty thin! I don't use it anymore (care less about my lashes and pencil in my brows) but it definitely helped back then, so you might try that? :)

u/MrPeriodical · 2 pointsr/beards

Yes.

There's one thing that works and is not snake oil: minoxidil.

I've been applying the foam twice daily since January 24th.

Here's what my growth looks like now. (I've been trimming daily to 4.5mm)

Here's what a month of growth looked like last December before minoxidil.

I'm pretty sure it would help your growth too.

u/CauselessEffect · 5 pointsr/IsItBullshit

I've heard some people have had success with Minoxidil (commonly known as Rogaine) which you can now buy online even at places like Amazon.

I don't have personal experience with it, but I have a friend who swears by it and his beard is pretty full now (though I didn't know him before he used it). There are a ton of blog posts out there with people attesting to its effectiveness with before and after pictures. I couldn't tell you about how it works or the safety of using it but if you're searching down that path, I thought it might be helpful to point you in one possible direction.

u/scumteam14 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

For moisturizers, I'd recommend any of the CeraVe onces. I also like the 40 Carrots Sleep Cream and the Pond's creams. I have my eye on CosRx Honey Ceramide Cream (also sold at Ulta) and the Secret Key Snail Repairing Cream.

You actually listed the products in the order I would use them: lactic, retinoid, niacinamide, azelaic acid or retinoid, lactic, niacinamide, azelaic. But it really depends on the formula of each, so feel free to move em around in my potential routine.

AM:

  • Cleanser

  • Niacinamide

  • Sunscreen

    PM:

  • Double cleanse

  • Advanced Retinoid (if it layers well under your BHA and AHA)

  • Paula's Choice 2% BHA

  • Lactic acid 5% + HA (every other day)

  • Advanced Retinoid (if it layers well over your BHA and AHA)

  • Azelaic Acid (every other day)

  • Moisturizer & more moisturizer

    If you want niacinamide in your PM routine, I'd probably tag it on before or after your azelaic acid. And remember, the order is honestly mostly reliant on how the formulas interact. Just be sure to give them good wait times!
u/whatsah0ya · 5 pointsr/weddingplanning

Ohmygosh I'm sorry I didn't see this post in time to help you with your trial but I am IN THAT BOAT and have been all my life. (This got long, sorry -- skip to bottom for pictures)

I ended up doing 2 trials before the big day, because at the first I was so disappointed in how "flat" my hair felt and was having trouble envisioning what it would look like after I'd ordered extensions, so I ordered some and then we did a REAL "dress rehearsal" trial.

So my hair is extremely fine and yet somehow also coarsely textured and wavy, and also thin enough that you can see my scalp. But my hairdresser was a freaking magician and made me look like a thick-haired goddess. I also have a small purple streak in the underlayers on one side of my head and she worked it through the updo flawlessly.


Another note -- I hate the way my head looks with volume at the crown ("bump-it" style doesn't suit my face) so she was working with a terribly conflicting set of instructions ("please give me a ton of volume but also try to keep the top relatively close to my head"). She did some teasing but minimal "bump-it" type shaping, and she used a foam bun ring AND extensions galore to build up a huge curly messy mass at the back of my head. She used about 7 tracks of 18" extensions. I topped the whole thing off with a big floppy silk flower comb and a cathedral-length veil Y'all -- I had so much shit in/on my head.

My other MAJOR advice I wish I'd discovered years ago is a product that I actually use on a daily basis for that "so thin you can see my scalp" issue (my hair's dark brown, so my white scalp stands out like a bald spot if I sleep on it wrong). THIS STUFF is magical. I sprinkle it on and then sort of tousel with my fingers and it makes my hair instantly look thicker. For my wedding hair, it helped cover any scalp that appeared as my hair shifted throughout the day, especially up by my bangs where I left a lot down.

The true test of the day was the outdoor portraits: it was CRAZY windy. But my hair made it through those, as well as the entire reception. Some of the curl fell out of my face-framing pieces by the end of the night, but that updo held strong. My husband said it was like watching me do the neverending scarf magic trick as I slowly removed all of my hair items at the end of the night.

Pictures:


[Here's an album of as many different views of my head as I could find] (https://imgur.com/a/Aymbr)

And here's a picture of our coolest (only) dance move partly to show how well my hair held up, even upside down....and partly because I love this picture.

(edit) Adding a picture of my everyday hair -- look at my part to see how thin/fine it is. I get sunburn like all over the top of my head every summer. Sigh.

u/thehudsonswerve · 550 pointsr/trashy

When it comes to hair loss in men - assuming it's Androgenetic Alopecia, a.k.a. male pattern baldness - there are two main options: medications you can take, and hair transplants (and PRP therapy, which I'll get to).

The standard medications are Finasteride (a pill, which you might by the name of Propecia), and Minoxidil (what everyone knows as Rogaine, which is topical). Finasteride lowers your serum levels of DHT, an androgen that is responsible for Androgenetic Alopecia. Think of it as the thing that attacks the hair follicles, causing them to weaken and fall out. Note that this is all simplified, though - I'm not a doctor, and it's also about 4am so I'm a bit delirious, but I have a bunch of experience with this stuff...more on that later.

With PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy, they basically draw blood, spin it up in a centrifuge to separate the plasma, and then inject that plasma into your scalp. The success/efficacy rate of this varies. It's also kinda pricey. It seems that doctors are kinda meh about it, because it's not the most powerful treatment. It's absolutely safe, though, and certainly something someone could try.

The big gun when it comes to saving hair (in addition to medication, which is often used in conjunction) is a hair transplant, of which there a couple of methods. All in all, when performing a hair transplant, a doctor takes hair from areas of your scalp where the hair is not susceptible to DHT (in men who have Androgenetic Alopecia, some hair is susceptible, and some isn't, hence the patterned baldness), and basically moves it to the areas where the hair is susceptible. They're just movin' hair around - it's all your hair. But the hair they've moved there has, like...well the DHT can't take it out.

Oh, and one more note on hair transplants: the days of "bad hair plugs" and all of that are pretty much gone. It used to be that doctors would effectively cut out circular sections (or plugs) of hair, and transplant them. Problem is/was, if that hair that's been transplanted stays - not being susceptible to DHT - but the rest of the hair in the area falls out, you can end up looking...well, pluggy....dare I say like a doll that's had its hair ripped out in sections. But now the procedures are much, much better. Hair transplants are also something of an art, the goal of them being to make you look natural. Some people perhaps have unrealistic expectations - if you're say, 42, and lost a bunch of hair, a hair transplant is not going to make you look like you're 16 again. Even if a doctor did try to do it, if you lose more hair in the areas to which the hair was transplanted, you could run into a case similar to that described above. You might not have "plug" looking sections, but it probably wouldn't look so great. So balance is key. And everyone's hair/hairlines/rates of hairloss are different. And ultimately it's important to have a good surgeon, because there are certainly cases wherein a doctor doesn't do things with an even keel.

Anyway, I have all of this info in my head because I have a history of seeing doctors for hair loss. I started noticing that I was losing hair when I was 22 or 23. I saw perhaps one of the best dermatologists in NYC, who specializes in hair loss, who recommended I use Finasteride and Minoxidil (hair transplants are usually a last resort, or a later resort, as it's hard to tell how severe someone's hair loss will be when they're young, and whether they'll be a candidate for a hair transplant. Some people have hair that is too thin, and the density of it too low to make a transplant feasible, or just cosmetically effective).

For years I didn't take Finasteride because I was just plain scared of it. There are horror stories you can read, but you really shouldn't, if only because they're rocky at best. I also have a history of depression and some body dysmorphia, and so the hair loss thing was always hitting me hard - standing in the bathroom at 3am, staring in the mirror for hours kind of hard. After a point I just couldn't stand to think about it, because it would paralyze me, so I avoided the issue best as I could.

I did however start using minoxidil/rogaine a few years later. Still not sure how effective it's been. Truth is, though, that nothing is so effective as Finasteride when it comes to medication. Finasteride can slow down hair loss dramatically, and even regrow hair in some people.

Fast forward to this past summer. I went to see a great doctor about PRP. I had never become comfortable with Finasteride, what with the horror stories written on the internet no one should even read to begin with (along with some conflicting studies about safety, that are fair game but will certainly do your head in if you're inclined to worry/obsess), the fact that you're supposed to stay on it forever (yep, but mind you I've never even liked taking Tylenol, let alone taking a medication every day for my entire life), and general dissatisfaction with the info I had gotten from doctors over time. Unfortunately some doctors don't understand Finasteride ("it only effects your scalp"...well, visually maybe, but it lowers serum DHT levels, so that statement was incorrect), some don't like it (I had a dermatologist tell me he "wouldn't mess with that stuff"), and some are so comfortable with it that if you question the safety, they give you the well-you're-not-a-doctor treatment. Heaven forbid someone should want to learn about and understand their body despite not having been to med school.

So I go see this doctor about PRP. She's amazing. She talks to me for over an hour. I love her. I want to hug her. She's the kind of doctor you wish you could go to for absolutely everything. She tells me she understands that I've been so uneasy about Finasteride, and that some doctors are a bit cavalier when it comes to prescribing it. She did say, however, that it's worth trying, just to see. Okay, but, "let me take a look at your hair and scalp."

So she does. She has this little microscope on her iphone, she's taking pictures, I love that she's being so thorough. She isn't saying much. She sits back down at her desk and says, "so I think you have a rare autoimmune disease." For the next fifteen minutes or so I kind of blanked. Here I had been thinking for years that my worst problem was having to decide about taking Finasteride, and now I've been launched into the stratosphere. And from what I did hear while I was half blacked-out was that this autoimmune disease causes a scarring form of hair loss such that you can never have a hair transplant, can't save your hair once it's gone and, fun fact, something like a hair transplant or even PRP - which a doctor I had seen previously wanted to do immediately - can make this disease explode.

So she told me there was a specialist I needed to see as soon as possible, and told me, "don't wait." Oh fucky fuck.

I'll save you the rest of the story. It's not fun. The abbreviated version is that I went to see this specialist (all of this without insurance...yay), had a biopsy, have this disease, am now taking Finasteride, using minoxidil, a steroid, and have to get injections in my scalp every month. It's certainly an option to just go bald, but I know myself, I know that for me, it would be deleterious to my mental health. And if for one second I stop trying to defend my position, I just don't want to lose my hair. This issue of how self-image and appearance is tied to mental health, and what people "should" or "shouldn't" care about is a whole other conversation. But I will say I quite despise the out-hand-dismissal of "deal with it, men go bald." I've heard that. It hurts. To anyone dealing with hair loss and wanting to do something about it - do something about it. And don't worry too much if you can help it, because there really is a solid strategy against hair loss that you can take up. Unless you like the idea of being bald, which is totally cool too, and fuck anyone who says otherwise. (I mean don't fuck them, fuck what they say. Now I'm just thinking about someone doing lewd things to words.)

So, I've written all of this - in a fucking thread about a fucking idiot at that - I think because I just "know that feel" when it comes to hair loss, and it always seems there's such shitty information, or a lack-thereof about it when it comes to men. Well, women too - women's hair loss is a huge, tricky issue too. But all in all, something like finasteride is worth a try if you're comfortable with it - I've had absolutely no side effects, and again, this is coming from someone who's a certified head-case. Plus, forget me, tons of men take Finasteride. And a hair transplant is an option for many people, too. They're also pricey, though, mind you.

One last thing I'd point out is that men's hair loss is seeing a sort of...well, companies like "Hims" are trying to sell things like minoxidil and Finasteride with hip, minimalistic, monochrome packaging, trying to get guys to realize that hair loss isn't such a big deal anymore, trying to capitalize on/create a shift in consciousness about it. And I think this is mostly a good thing. But you could be in that tiny percentage of people who have things like an autoimmune disease that essentially is scarring your scalp over, heh heh (I know it's not like I have something life threatening, but ya know, it sucks). So, in general, I would recommend seeing a dermatologist before taking any medication.

Alright. Don't know if anyone will see this. I don't know what I'm doing anymore, I'm going to sleep.

Edit: Woah, my first gold - thank you stranger!

u/Susie_QQ · 1 pointr/asktransgender

This is my shampoo BTW: http://www.amazon.com/Regenepure-Doctor-Recommended-Shampoo-Treatment/dp/B0032FSDOA
Nizoral will work too (the ketoconazole is what you're after), but this stuff is sulfate-free and doesn't have a terrible chemical smell. DHT blockers won't make as much of a difference once T gets knocked clear down to female normal, but I'll stick with this stuff anyway cause it's also great for dandruff. It's a little pricey, but my current bottle has lasted 3 months and is still about 1/4 full (shampooing every other day right now, with more growth I'll use more but eventually just twice a week - not really effective for hair growth at that point but enough to get the anti-dandruff effect).

u/Sustanon2fiddy · 2 pointsr/Hairloss

Buy Rogaine Foam in 3 month increments on Amazon because it is very expensive anywhere else. The Way-Mart here in Vegas doesn't carry it anymore because people were stealing it, and the same 3 can box at Target goes for $50. Don't buy the single can either because it's $25 on Amazon which is steep for how much you'll be using it. I runs something crazy at Target like $35 a can. The Pura D'Or shampoo has a lot of different options. I just bought this Pura D'Or shampoo and conditioner and really like it. I always work it in my hair and let it sit for a few minutes with both the shampoo and conditioner since they both block DHT. You also may want to start taking saw palmetto until you get the finesteride. It's a supplement that you can find at Wal Mart that blocks DHT as well, just not as well as finesteride. So to recap:

Step 1: take a pic of your hair the day you start so you can see the progress in pics.

Step 2: order Rogaine Foam from Amazon.

Step 3: order Pura D'Or from Amazon.

Step 4: order Saw Palmetto from Amazon.

Step 5: set up an appointment with local dermatologist, even out of pocket it should be $100 for the visit and about $100 a month for the pills.

Step 6: wash hair twice daily with Pura D'Or, use Rogaine to style your hair twice daily, take saw palmetto twice daily, and finesteride once daily. They all block DHT and help healthy hair grow.

Step 7: wash, rinse, and repeat and take pics every 3 months so you can help the next fellow thinning redditor in the future just like I've helped you.

Step 8: save up your cash, and hit me up for a discount on all MGM rooms here in Las Vegas to show off your thick mane to all the ladies here in Las Vegas that you've been nurturing for months.

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u/BananaMuscle · 1 pointr/steroids

Thanks to the answers to one of my other Q's in this thread I've decided to get a shampoo with 1% Ketoconazole but I'm being much more specific with the question. Which of these do you guys like more?

Nizoral or L'emarie (or something different?)

I realize Nizoral is the most popular but I would love something less harsh on my hair and the L'emarie is marketed much differently than the "anti-dandruff" Nizo and just seems to be made by gentler people although it still says "DHT blocker".

u/MattyB4x4 · 1 pointr/HaircareScience

I'm kinda in the same boat. I know it's inevitable - but I've noticed some serious thinning over the last 6 months or so.

I'm not looking to stop the inevitable - but just slow it down if I can. Rogaine sounds great, but I've read of issues if you stop. In fact, I had a buddy that was using it, ran out for a short bit and he practically shedded all his hair.

He did start taking propecia and it's helped tremendously - but....I think he's about to call it quits on that and just shave his head.

I read good reviews on these....but, it's Amazon and it's hard to tell what's real on there anymore.

Avalon Organics Biotin-B Complex Thickening Shampoo

PURA D'OR Anti-Hair Loss Premium Organic Argan Oil Shampoo

I'm also interested in the Nioxin system, but - might try a more natural approach first.

u/liv_gray · 6 pointsr/MtF

Minoxidil is very cheap on Amazon (or at Costco): 6 months for $24

I’ve used that for years, it dramatically slowed recession, but I’ve only seen regrowth after starting fin a few months ago.

Finasteride you need a prescription for, but it’s easy to get. I googled “get online finasteride prescription” and found a lot of promising stuff. It’s a super cheap drug, with my copay only a couple bucks a month iirc

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/1337chemist · 2 pointsr/FancyFollicles

Well you can either fake it with thickening products or you can try to regrow it.

Most thickening products work by either coating your hair with a hydrophobic substance to make it seem thicker or by blowing up the hair-shaft to make it seem bigger. You will be hard pressed to find an SLS free shampoo that will blow up the shaft enough to be noticeable.

If you want to regrow your hair Nioxin works well for a subset of people but it takes time. Many of my customers have had very good luck with this as well: http://www.amazon.com/Ultrax-Caffeine-Growth-Stimulating-Shampoo/dp/B007SZCG0C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406747853&sr=8-1&keywords=ultrax+labs

Do you wear hats or run your hands through your hair a lot? Is your hair greasy?

u/breakfastonamirror · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

This lash and brow growth accelerator! I'm trying to grow out my brows so I can reshape them but they are taking forever :( and I want awesome luscious lashes like all the other ladies here lol

u/AlasPoorBenedick · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Best item under $10 is this thing!

Because my eyebrows are oddly sparse and like...see through? I also have this odd patch that won't grow. I didn't over pluck. Didn't wax. And it's not a scar. I just have this strange line through the eyebrow that looks like I can hit with a sword? I have no idea why it went hairless! o-o

HAPPY CAKE DAY TO YOU <3

u/Flickthebean87 · 1 pointr/PCOS

My hair and eyebrows aren’t 100 percent back but it’s close about 90 percent.

I started strength training, cut down on dairy, carbs, sugar. Upped my Biotin to 10,000 mcg. Starting using this

This may sound odd, but since I had such good luck using the shampoo on my hair, I started using it on my eyebrows. It worked.

I balance my hormones with this combination: (not sure it will work for everyone) they wouldn’t do blood work on me (diagnosed via ultrasound) so I had a lot of trial and error.

Ovasitol- brought back my periods and some mood stability

Biotin 10,000 mcg

Evening primrose

5-HTP

I went on birth control for a short time and didn’t notice any change. I went off it bc I’ve been on it off and on for 17 years. Hope this helps :)

u/AlliePiper · 1 pointr/transtimelines

A: 5%. I use this brand because it's super cheap ($50/year): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DTPYGHQ

A: I take a 1000 mcg (1 mg) capsule once or twice / day. I think the required daily value is something like 30-40 mcg, so it's definitely overkill lol.

u/jimdiddly · 1 pointr/tressless

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032FSDOA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_12dhnbsCsZf4V 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/stopthebefts · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I heard that Rogaine can help grow your brows back after years of tweezing. I'm assuming that lash growth serums would have a similar effect. I'm currently using Ardell Professional Brow and Lash Growth Accelerator on my lashes and brows. Because I don't use it regularly, I haven't noticed a huge change. However, it is an excellent gel brow and conditioner nonetheless.

u/amugglestruggle · 14 pointsr/IAmA

Fellow PCOS victim here - my hair is super thin and not very full on top either, but the toppik hair fiber has saved my life. I bought it for my wedding and have been using it every single day since, and I bought a teasing comb and tease the back and sides of my hair to give it the illusion of fullness. Obviously everyone's case is different, but my mum barely has hair on her head and she uses the fibers too. It helps significantly, could be worth a try for you as well.

u/HojoExperiment · 1 pointr/AskDocs

I'm glad you got some bloodwork and have a plan for going forward. Hair loss won't progress to baldness and usually resolves 2-6 months after you've fixed the underlying issue. Vitamin D is fat-soluble, so it will absorb better if taken with a meal containing some fat. There is a theoretical benefit to using minoxidil so it might be worth a shot. Source

u/iamgoingbald666 · 1 pointr/tressless

https://www.amazon.com/Regenepure-Shampoo-Treatment-Supports-Growth/dp/B0032FSDOA

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 (https://www.amazon.com/Regenepure-Nourishing-Treatment-Thickening-Strengthening/dp/B0032FQSZG/) which helps hair from being dried out, and also has ingredients that are more gentle on hair/scalp than typical shampoos.

u/Rain-bringer · 0 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I get mine off Amazon from this link. It's super cheap and just amazing! (https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Key-Snail-Repairing-Cream/dp/B010FH2E24)

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/proED

I haven't tried it, but this stuff is getting great reviews. Might be worth a shot if you've got the funds? https://www.amazon.com/Ultrax-Labs-Caffeine-Stimulating-Shampoo/dp/B007SZCG0C/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8#customerReviews

u/karayna · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I'm happy to report that after several failed attempts with Nordic & Japanese chemical sunscreens (which made my eyes red/puffy/teary), I've found two physical/chemical mix sunscreens that my skin tolerates!


  • Secret Key Snail Repairing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++

  • Skin Watchers UV Success Sun Block SPF50+/PA+++


    I've spot tested them both and I can't say which one I prefer yet! Skin Watchers is thicker and whiter than Secret Key, but both blends well to my pale skin in the end. A little more work than Bioré Watery Essence, but what can I do?


    The Secret Key snail sunscreen costs less than half of the Skin Watchers sunscreen AND it contains snail mucin, so I lean towards that one. :)


    I live in Sweden where it's virtually impossible to get a tan this time of year, so I don't know which one is most effective...
u/dellaluce · 2 pointsr/drugstoreMUA

2 DAYS TOO LATE TO CONTRIBUTE: foundations advertise sunscreen protection because the pigments used to color adjust (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) are the same used in sunscreens as physical UV blockers. there are, as far as i know, no regulations about how much product has to be used in order to provide the protection listed on the label--just the ingredients' presence in a high enough quantity is enough to list it.

the FDA's approach to sunscreen is pretty broke, all told.

if you want a sunscreen rec, i use secret key snail repairing sun cream - it's 50spf/PA+++, it's cheap, it sinks into even my oily skin, it doesn't leave a white cast or pill up, it plays nicely with my primer, and it doesn't break me out even though my skin loves to explode into acne at any moment. can't ask for much more than that!

u/Agemrepus · 1 pointr/tressless

Can I ask why you are looking for a 1-month supply? It takes several months before you'll be able to tell if it's working/see noticeable results, so if you're testing it out, you'll need at least 3 bottles to accurately tell if it's working. Also, it's cheaper to buy a pack of several bottles rather than buy them individually.

I find it's cheapest to buy at Sam's Club or Walmart... I believe it's like $30 for a 4-month supply... although a quick Amazon search shows you can get a 6-month supply for $30

As for the shedding... I'm not sure if that's a side effect or not... maybe someone else can chime in on that one. BUT I will say that since you're now rubbing this foam into your scalp, I think it is fair to say you'll see more hairs in the sink simply from agitating your scalp more than before... I notice a lot of hair in my sink after applying minoxidil, and I've been on it for almost 2 years now. And my head looks great (not balding) so maybe that's what's going on for you?

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)https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Z75H0Y/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AS2PC0R214UOR&psc=1

US $ 47 / 6 months liquid (From Canada)https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07S4GMYXX/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1TBUND0LZLZEU&psc=1

US $74 / 12 months liquid (ships to Canada)https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KHC9D6C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A2U865CG3AKGP3&psc=1

Those are all shipping cost included FYI

u/PrinceofCanino · 5 pointsr/muacjdiscussion

Totally not the only one, but I use Rogaine. On Amazon, you can get a single bottle of Kirkland brand Rogaine. I dip a q-tip in it and rub through my brows. I also keep them well moisturized since brittle brows will break like any other hair.

u/trichyfingers · 7 pointsr/trichotillomania

You’re beautiful!! I use these four products to cover spots:
Hairline:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

Crown/side spots:
Toppik Hair Building Fibers

Toppik Fiber Hold Spray

The thing that helps me not pull the most is putting athletic tape on my pointer finger.
Athletic tape

And using a streaks app on my phone

Good luck! I know it sucks ☹️ 😞

u/Dinklemania · 5 pointsr/PCOS

Also, adding to this post, there are 1% strength ketoconazole shampoos available without a prescription. Nizoral is one brand and I am currently using Le'Marie shampoo I ordered from Amazon:

L'emarie Intensive Hair Growth and Hair Loss Shampoo, W/Peptide, Caffeine, Herbal Extract, Essential Oils, Biotin - Hair Growth Treatment for Men and Women (8.6 oz)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FV4I38A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_xQg4Bb8RC4G4C

u/dc041894 · 2 pointsr/malehairadvice

Visit /r/tressless and do some research. The "big 3 for hairloss are Minoxidil, Finasteride, and Nizoral. Keep in mind some people respond better to these than others so your results will vary. If you want a temporary coverup, use a concealer like Toppik or Cabooki

u/swolesauce_ · 1 pointr/PEDs

Hey man was worried about this aswell so I picked this up from amazon really helped


PURA D'OR Original Gold Label Anti-Thinning Shampoo Clinically Tested, Infused with Argan Oil, Biotin & Natural Ingredients, Sulfate Free, All Hair Types, Men and Women, 16 Fl Oz (Packaging may vary) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FH692PQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_n3yUDb9461Q0Q

u/mick_ey · 3 pointsr/ftm

Sure! I got one pack from Amazon, but then found out it was cheaper to get it from walmart, but that'll depend on where you live. I'm in Canada so all the prices I mention will be in CAD.
https://www.amazon.com/Rogaine-Minoxidil-Regrowth-Treatment-Thinning/dp/B0012BNVE8
Also, it's a lot cheaper to get the three pack than get a single every month. It's $30 for each in the three and I paid $119 (plus tax) for it whereas you'll end up paying $50-$60 if you get a single each month. Hope this helped!

u/paranormalien · 1 pointr/FemaleHairLoss

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078NHCYM1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VR8-Cb07X9EDN

This is what I use twice a day. I’m seeing regrowth around my hairline and basically everywhere I’m applying it. It doesn’t make my hair super greasy like the Kirkland’s version that I tried before.

u/goodsounder · 2 pointsr/ftm

I've been using DHT preventing shampoo from amazon and its been great. It hasn't effecting my other changes (facial hair coming in strong) and I recommend it. Stopped my shedding in a big way

http://www.amazon.com/Pura-dor-Premium-Organic-Anti-Hair/dp/B00FH692PQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1450077364&sr=1-1&keywords=dht+blocker+shampoo

u/HexokinaseIV · 3 pointsr/tressless

Yes!

  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/nikarites · 2 pointsr/FemaleHairLoss

Here is the shampoo I have used:

Biotin Shampoo for Hair Growth B-Complex Formula for Hair Loss Removes DHT for Thicker Fuller Hair Anti Dandruff Formula with Zinc Tea Tree Oil Extract Jojoba Oil Argan Oil For Women and Men 8 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ENCBOA0/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WMMEDb4NGACDW

It smells good
Great lather

u/danceinthepuddles · 2 pointsr/alopecia_areata

There are coloured root sprays that could help disguise it. L'oreal and Clairol are both good.

Alternatively a little shake of Toppik might help blend it so it's not so obvious.

u/preperprep · 1 pointr/CasualUK

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0012BNVE8/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new

its like £15 a month, well worth it in my opinion, wont make it grow back for most people but it will slow the process a huge amount, mines grown back a little bit.

u/Lil_MsPerfect · 2 pointsr/breakingmom

> Now what to do about this pp hair loss.

Rogaine, seriously. I used this. It took a couple weeks of daily application, but worked great. I don't need it anymore, took 3 years after having the baby to have my hormones settle I guess.

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/ceebee6 · 3 pointsr/amiugly

I'd look into DHT blocking shampoo like this and taking biotin to help. You can't outrun nature, but it can help stave it off for a while.

u/Pink_PolarBear22 · 2 pointsr/PCOS

For thinning hair, I recommend Pura D'or Gold Label . I haven't had thinning hair yet, but my BF did/does. He currently uses this stuff and it practically halted his hair loss. Our apartment looked like we owned six black labradors because of how much hair he was losing/shedding, and now there's nothing.

I do recommend to also use their new conditioner to help with the over-drying affect that the shampoo has on the scalp for most people.

u/Twistee_Licks · 3 pointsr/malegrooming

I use Pura D'or Premium organic hair loss shampoo with Argan oil. Leave it in for a few minutes, then rinse it out. it's only been a few months but I notice my hair getting thicker finally. All natural too and no side effects. Here is a link to Amazon if you're interested. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FH692PQ/ref=pd_aw_sim_194_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=416SkaCW-ZL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL100_SR100%2C100_&refRID=08NPMRPW0YR4NVVHMW2Y

u/Eldest219 · 3 pointsr/Moustache

Oh, boy. It's been a bit of a struggle. My right (your left) mustache has been an issue from day one. It wouldn't grow the same, it wouldn't train, and it wouldn't cooperate.

The general consensus is that you do not trim it and just let it do it's thing while you train it to grow the way you want it to. I've been so fed up with my right stache that I've trimmed them both down to same size 3 times before it finally cooperated. I told myself that after the 3rd trim and it did not cooperate that I would shave it all off and try again another time.

This time, however, I took better care of it. Every morning in the shower, I'd wash my hair and my moustache with the dandruff shampoo I use for my head. When I get out, I put 0.5ml of Minoxidil that I rub in, and 4 drops of beard oil that I brush in. I brush my moustache out, each side, threeish times and call it good. Then while I'm on my way to work, I'll comb through it a couple times and mindlessly curl/ play with it throughout the day.

Is it right? I don't know, but it appears to have worked for me.

u/gergerherher · 6 pointsr/kingcobrajfs

Reviews don’t look to hot on that one. this one looks like it would be a lot funnier to see him wear too.

u/bgbw123 · 1 pointr/tressless

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

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

u/relevantme · 1 pointr/tressless

Right after I posted that, I ran across this: https://www.amazon.com/iRestore-Laser-Hair-Growth-System/dp/B01B29PCUU/

I'm considering adding it to my regimen. Even if it only prolongs the inevitable, it will give me even more time to gain weight. It's a slow progress..

u/LetThePinsBegin · 3 pointsr/steroids

Have you only used norzal (however it's spelt)?

If so know that there are other keto shampoos which are far less harsh and contain stuff to make your hair overall healthier.

REGENEPURE - DR Shampoo, Hair and Scalp Treatment, Supports Hair Growth, 8 ounces https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0032FSDOA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_1VUwDbBXT6WHR

This feels way different in the hair and had three same keto. Worth a shot.

u/YeahSmingersDidIt · 5 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Have you tried Toppik? It will fill in your bald spots with fibers that match your hair color. I have the same problem (visible scalp) and it makes a huge difference to look of my hair and my self confidence. Most people can't tell I have thinning hair because of it.

u/SupJessica · 1 pointr/trans

I take biotin and use this shampoo, seems to be working good.

u/looking-for-freedom · 8 pointsr/ftm

That sucks dude, I’m sorry. You can get it on amazon for pretty cheap if you feel like reordering it.

u/mr_bacon_pants · 1 pointr/Supplements

beta sitosterol, biotin, and MSM. MSM makes my hair and nails grow like crazy, but not sure if it helps with hair loss or growing new hair. I just have to cut my hair and nails way more often. The keto shampoo seems to help, too, I use this one.

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. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BMOEGA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CNVXzbA2RTRVV

u/Chivilin · 1 pointr/BeardAdvice

Hi. No, you don't need a prescription to buy Minoxidil, neither use vitamins. My vitamin is One a Day for men. And my Minoxidil is from Kirkland: https://www.amazon.com/Months-Kirkland-Minoxidil-percentage-Treatment/dp/B008BMOEGA/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=minoxidil&qid=1556740675&s=gateway&sr=8-3&th=1&psc=1

​

I'm sure if you use Minoxidil, you will have in a full beard in a 8 months or so.

u/Pawtahmoose · 1 pointr/curlyhair

Wish I saw this post sooner!

My hair is thinner than yours. I started losing it when I was 15ish, and doctors have told me that it'll probably get worse.

I use things like Toppik and scalp concealing powders to do the job.

Believe me, it took me a long time to even consider using these products. Like you, I felt embarrassed and frustrated at the very thought. Still, these products help tremendously.

Let me know if you need any tips on applying these products :)

u/H3lius · 1 pointr/TheRedPill

I'm giving http://amzn.com/B007SZCG0C a try for the next few months for my blog.

u/AnArcticTaco · 1 pointr/tressless

Hey I don't really have much that could answer the questions you asked in your post.

But I think you may be interested in this product: https://www.amazon.com/TOPPIK-Hair-Building-Fibers-Brown/dp/B000CBVAQ0/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1468994021&sr=8-1&keywords=Topikk

I haven't bought it and don't have the need for it^yet but I think it could help you get a fuller look for your hair!

I'm sorry you're going through this. The horrors of going through hair loss as a man seems minuscule compared to that of a woman in my opinion. Hang in there.

u/IttyBittyTitties · 2 pointsr/Health

I don't have insurance so dealing with similar issues (the oily amber colored scabs and problems on my face) I've tried a lot of things. This helped me more than anything else:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0032FSDOA

No promises or anything, but I thought I would share, :).

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 Amazon.ca, and the closest thing is a shampoo with really good reviews, in regards to such a problem:

https://www.amazon.ca/Regenepure-Shampoo-Treatment-Supports-Growth/dp/B0032FSDOA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478642508&sr=8-1&keywords=Minoxidil

u/alienbruin · 1 pointr/ftm

6 Months Kirkland Minoxidil 5 percentage Extra Strength Hair Loss Regrowth Treatment Men, 2 Fl Oz, 6 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BMOEGA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_UmTEDbDEZHNGC

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.

http://www.amazon.com/Regenepure-Shampoo-Treatment-Supports-Growth/dp/B0032FSDOA/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1463259048&sr=8-1&keywords=regenepure

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004N1EQNO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B004N1EQNO&linkCode=as2&tag=holdthehairline-20&linkId=B3AOHFYHGEKAW7KF

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FH692PQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00FH692PQ&linkCode=as2&tag=holdthehairline-20&linkId=ZTF7DRLMPENGTLLK

u/-particularpenguin- · 1 pointr/TryingForABaby

CAme off birth control Jan '16 and within a few months started noticing a ton of hair loss (along with terrible acne). The acne I got under control with a better washing routine + curology, though it's gone to hell again now that I started Letrozole.

For hair, I started using: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FH692PQ/ref=sr_ph_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1486788603&sr=sr-1&keywords=hair+loss - I dont know if it was the cause, but I started to sprout a whole lot more hair at my temples adn it seemed to curb it for a while. I can't say it was for sure the shampoo, but I don't think it's hurt!

u/Arcuit · 5 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Try minoxodil. Generic rogain. It works. Rub the shit on your face. Only where you want the beard. I had a normal beard and goatee but a small spot that wouldn't grow in and made it look weird. Someone told me to try this and it works.

https://www.amazon.com/Kirkland-Minoxidil-Strength-Regrowth-BeautyCare/dp/B00DTPYGHQ/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1485661165&sr=8-1&keywords=minoxidil

u/arcadedragon · 17 pointsr/sugarfreemua

if your brow hairs dont grow in well id recommend trying this if youre interested. i learned it from another user here, i just dip a qtip in the serum and apply it to my browns (and a bit outside the current edges of where i want them to fill in) every night. took about a month but it seriously helped bring my eyebrows closer together after i thought that inner part would never grow back.

u/zazz · 2 pointsr/malegrooming

I've been looking into trying Ketoconazole in shampoo form, often under brands such as Nizoral or Regenepure. While an anti-fungal prescribed mainly for dandruff, it has been shown to be as effective as Minoxidil in some people. You can get the 1% without a perscription and I don't think there are harsh side effects, aside from possible shedding a lot of hair initially. Take this information with a grain of salt as I haven't tried it yet.

u/Ihearthuckabees · 4 pointsr/trichotillomania

I have the same crown, but im all brunette. I've recently used This

Basically a topper that clips in. I also use This to put in my hair so i don't have a bare scalp in some places.

u/Flitterbee · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

This is the one I bought. For reference, there's still a lot in the bottle and I bought it in March, so it's not really only a 2 month supply since after the first 6 weeks you don't have to use it daily anymore.

u/tdawg7669 · 1 pointr/tressless

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Z75H0Y/ref=sr_ph_1_s_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1468361375&sr=sr-1&keywords=kirkland+minoxidil

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/TheRegalHarvester · 1 pointr/Hair

Unfortunately hair loss and balding/receding is all down to genetics.


Toppik Hair Building Fibers, Black 12g https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013TZ016/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oKd0Db4SYJNDG

Check this out. I like it because the fibers do sorta give the texture of hair, unlike some of the powders that look very flat. They send sample sizes of colors you want to try for relatively inexpensive. And idk about heavy cardio, but I’ve got a client who lifts weights at the gym several times a week and he says he never has problems with sweating it off. And his bald spot is very noticeable.

u/bananafofana123 · 2 pointsr/Menopause

I use Toppik to hide the thinning areas. Also functions as a dry shampoo, when I use it I can skip a shampoo

u/kaustickelpie · 1 pointr/wls

Having curly hair AND having hair loss even before the surgery, I can tell you my curls do little to nothing to hide the hair loss. I recommend just using a product. My mom loves Toppik spray but imo it's kinda gross and sticky and gets everywhere. I prefer the 'fibers' but Toppik is sooo stupid expensive. So what I've done is kept an old empty Toppik fibers container and have been refilling it with this. Works pretty good. Can't get your hair wet or it kinda washes away but you're gonna get that with most of these kinds of products.

u/fatLarrysband · 2 pointsr/Minoxbeards

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DTPYGHQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AGM2M071Z0I9N&psc=1

En général on a de meilleurs résultats avec le liquide car il y a de l'alcool dedans ce qui lui permet de mieux pénétrer dans la peau, mais c'est aussi ce qui provoque des effets secondaires tels que rougeurs, peau très sèche (c'est mon cas) et autres plus graves comme douleurs dans la poitrine, maux de tête, nausées..(j'ai pas la liste complète là). Et c'est très déconseillé si on a des problèmes cardiaques ou des antécédents familiaux dans ce domaine..

u/imissedthetoilet · 1 pointr/tressless

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

https://www.amazon.com/PURA-DOR-Anti-Hair-Premium-Organic/dp/B00FH692PQ?th=1

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/Pwning4ever · 3 pointsr/CringeAnarchy

When I saw stressing out from school, this seemed to stop thinning right in it's track. Takes about a month to actually work though.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FH692PQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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/Nick9933 · 20 pointsr/malehairadvice

Your hairline looks fine rn man. You're practically at the end of the awkward medium-long hair phase so I think you should just keep growing it out. Long hair is in, and it's getting even more popular every year.

Im growing mine our right now and every 10 weeks or so since April I've gotten:


A trim up (~1/2 cm off the ends) +

blended around the crown a little +

Shape up the perimeter and shave my neck

Sometimes mine gets flat looking like yours but that's easily fixed by reducing how often I use shampoo and apply a little elbow grease (mouse, blow dry, hair spray, etc)

Days I don't feel like putting that much effort into it I just tie it back or throw on a hat or bandana.

If your worried about your hairline that much then:

  1. Minoxidil foam (generic name of drug in Rogaine) twice a day

  2. Buy a nice anti-breakage/'anti hair loss' shampoo like this for example.

  3. Take a pic of the sides every Sunday
    3b) If it's not going back noticeable every month then stop worrying about it. Those two alone will take care of it enough that you can stop worrying about it. You're too young for that and have better things to worry about.

  4. If it does noticeably recede after 1 - 2 months (get other people to look at it and agree) then ask your doctor about Finasterside and do your research before you take it.

    Obviously if you're worried about it only blow dry with low/no heat and don't use a lot of force when you comb and style it.

    I mean that's literally just worst case scenario information. From that pic your hairline looks fine.

    You can have some dope flow if you don't give up. There are people that are here for you if you too.