krycor

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I have the typical hair loss for age which seems genetic.. ie slow receded in front(still looks normal), developing thinning balding on top but I am 40 so not really out of place.

But yah I’ve seen people start balding like Elon in their 20s. Thankfully I’m a good decade or two from that.
 

krycor

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I started experiencing hair loss a decade ago. It's not much, receding hairline from the front and sides...

I started cutting it with a hair clipper (no guard) so it's extremely short, or I shave my head bald on occassion. It looks way better and no maintenance is a plus.

Not everyone looks good bald.
 

Archie1

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If you have androgenic alopecia (and not hairloss caused my medication, disease) then there are only a few proven things you can do. Finasteride, Minoxidil & Dermarolling.

Unless, you go the transplant route.
This. Not sure what dermarolling is, but Minoxidil 5% and Finasteride (generic is Finpecia locally) will do the job as long as you use both everyday. It will pause your hairloss.
 

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32 Photos of Bald Celebrities When They Had Hair – Bald Actors
 

"D"

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The root cause of androgenic alopecia is the build up of DHT - which is a derivative of testosterone. This happens over time and causes hairs to miniaturize - literally becoming thinner until they fall out. When this happens that follicle is now closed for good.
Treating this root cause, excuse the pun, is to prevent DHT conversion.
:ROFL: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

DHT buildup is also one of the only side-effects of supplementation with creatine ... but by now @kennedym may as well go all in with that to enjoy all the benefits of creatine!
 

thenameisjaco

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:ROFL: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

DHT buildup is also one of the only side-effects of supplementation with creatine ... but by now @kennedym may as well go all in with that to enjoy all the benefits of creatine!

Yeah, as far as I know its by no means a proven fact, but a handful of studies do/did seem to show that. I think if anything it might be a really small effect, but I didn't want to take the chance and stopped creatine the moment I found that out.
 

s898

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I saw results from Nioxin shampoo - used it for a few years and then it became less effective. I've since started using Lush - Wasabi shampoo and it's been a noticeable improvement. These products don't encourage new growth but delay the inevitable - in my case for a number of years now.
Do you remember which Nioxin shampoo did you use? I tried looking for it but confused by the "system 1, 2 3 etc".
 

Napalm2880

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Do you remember which Nioxin shampoo did you use? I tried looking for it but confused by the "system 1, 2 3 etc".
No.1, I think it's more potent?

TBH the Lush Wasabi Shampoo is better.

 

"D"

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I didn't want to take the chance and stopped creatine the moment I found that out.
A silver lining: It only has an (exacerbated) effect on men whose male family members in their maternal family line shows signs of baldness.

(Basically, if your mother's biological brothers and/or father turned - or is turning - bald, then her sons will become bald earlier in life if they supplement regularly with creatine.)
 

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Anyone know if it's possible to get a prescription from a gp for dutasteride?
Or even if dutasteride is available in SA?
 
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