Guy with thinning hair questions

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I'm a 23 year old guy who's had pretty thick hair my whole life, been extremely curly the past few years. I've noticed my hairs at my hairline thinning a bit and a little thinning on the crown area (you couldnt tell unless you moved my hair yourself) the past year or so. Not sure if hereditary or what- my dad and his brothers are all 60+ with the majority of their hair, my moms dad still had hair in his mid 30s when he passed away. I recently just got a job but had been stressed for a few months and not eating too well, but I just started taking a vitamin b complex, fish oils, and l-lysine in addition to my multi as my hair stylist told me. He gave me Bosley products to use which I have been using the past week. However, the conditioner has dimethicone and amodimethicone down on its ingredient list and the shampoo (which is supposed to remove dht) doesnt have any type of sulfates (which I believe are needed to remove them?) I saw my dr who instantly said male pattern baldness which I really am not sure if that could be it, but Im seeing my derm friday. Anybody have advice for the shampoo/conditioner situation and what I should do to thicken my hair?
Thinning can start in your 20s and there are a million reasons why it could be happening.

Here is a male hairloss forum.

Hair Loss Help Forums

PS: nothing removes dht. DHT is at the follicular level where nothing topical can reach it. There's a lot of misinformation out there to promote products so be careful. You can slow down hair loss by being healthy but if it's in your genes, though it wouldn't hurt to try, it may not do anything. Stress is big too. Genetics may not be mom and dad, it may go to extended fam for genetics. That's what makes curing hair loss that's not due to nutrition and unhealthy living impossible. Rogaine is the only proven hair regrowth aid for men but that again may not work for you, is expensive, and you'd have to use it for life. Be careful about starting that. Once you stop, what you may have gotten falls out.

I am a female with female pattern diffuse thinning, genetic mainly, so nothing I can do. Some day I'll have to decide to be bald or wear a wig. If I were a guy I'd do the bald look but being a chic, I dunno..

Last edited by Mooshville; 03-17-2013 at 02:06 PM.
Thinning can start in your 20s and there are a million reasons why it could be happening.

Here is a male hairloss forum.

Hair Loss Help Forums

PS: nothing removes dht. DHT is at the follicular level where nothing topical can reach it. There's a lot of misinformation out there to promote products so be careful. You can slow down hair loss by being healthy but if it's in your genes, though it wouldn't hurt to try, it may not do anything. Stress is big too. Genetics may not be mom and dad, it may go to extended fam for genetics. That's what makes curing hair loss that's not due to nutrition and unhealthy living impossible. Rogaine is the only proven hair regrowth aid for men but that again may not work for you, is expensive, and you'd have to use it for life. Be careful about starting that. Once you stop, what you may have gotten falls out.

I am a female with female pattern diffuse thinning, genetic mainly, so nothing I can do. Some day I'll have to decide to be bald or wear a wig. If I were a guy I'd do the bald look but being a chic, I dunno..
Originally Posted by Mooshville
Well rogaine cant hurt at all- I mean if I stop using it I would just be back to where I was had I not used it at all, correct?
Thinning can start in your 20s and there are a million reasons why it could be happening.

Here is a male hairloss forum.

Hair Loss Help Forums

PS: nothing removes dht. DHT is at the follicular level where nothing topical can reach it. There's a lot of misinformation out there to promote products so be careful. You can slow down hair loss by being healthy but if it's in your genes, though it wouldn't hurt to try, it may not do anything. Stress is big too. Genetics may not be mom and dad, it may go to extended fam for genetics. That's what makes curing hair loss that's not due to nutrition and unhealthy living impossible. Rogaine is the only proven hair regrowth aid for men but that again may not work for you, is expensive, and you'd have to use it for life. Be careful about starting that. Once you stop, what you may have gotten falls out.

I am a female with female pattern diffuse thinning, genetic mainly, so nothing I can do. Some day I'll have to decide to be bald or wear a wig. If I were a guy I'd do the bald look but being a chic, I dunno..
Originally Posted by Mooshville
Well rogaine cant hurt at all- I mean if I stop using it I would just be back to where I was had I not used it at all, correct?
Originally Posted by nocal0023
While that is what is said, I don't think it's that simple and black and white. I used it for a year early on in my hair loss. I don't know if it escalated the inevitable or not but I went downhill faster from there after I stopped. I'd say if you can't see hair loss without moving your hair around, then I wouldn't mess with Rogaine. I wish there was a black and white answer but there really isn't. The best case scenaro is you go back to where you were but who knows as it's like medication and medications have different effects on people.

Check out the board I linked here. Rogaine imo should be a last ditched effort especially since you are so young. I think there is a separate section on that board about Rogaine. I'd carefully research before you decide to start it.
Thinning can start in your 20s and there are a million reasons why it could be happening.

Here is a male hairloss forum.

Hair Loss Help Forums

PS: nothing removes dht. DHT is at the follicular level where nothing topical can reach it. There's a lot of misinformation out there to promote products so be careful. You can slow down hair loss by being healthy but if it's in your genes, though it wouldn't hurt to try, it may not do anything. Stress is big too. Genetics may not be mom and dad, it may go to extended fam for genetics. That's what makes curing hair loss that's not due to nutrition and unhealthy living impossible. Rogaine is the only proven hair regrowth aid for men but that again may not work for you, is expensive, and you'd have to use it for life. Be careful about starting that. Once you stop, what you may have gotten falls out.

I am a female with female pattern diffuse thinning, genetic mainly, so nothing I can do. Some day I'll have to decide to be bald or wear a wig. If I were a guy I'd do the bald look but being a chic, I dunno..
Originally Posted by Mooshville
Well rogaine cant hurt at all- I mean if I stop using it I would just be back to where I was had I not used it at all, correct?
Originally Posted by nocal0023
While that is what is said, I don't think it's that simple and black and white. I used it for a year early on in my hair loss. I don't know if it escalated the inevitable or not but I went downhill faster from there after I stopped. I'd say if you can't see hair loss without moving your hair around, then I wouldn't mess with Rogaine. I wish there was a black and white answer but there really isn't. The best case scenaro is you go back to where you were but who knows as it's like medication and medications have different effects on people.

Check out the board I linked here. Rogaine imo should be a last ditched effort especially since you are so young. I think there is a separate section on that board about Rogaine. I'd carefully research before you decide to start it.
Originally Posted by Mooshville
To anybodys eye, I have thick, curly hair. But it's just beginning to thin at the crown and my Dr, dermatologist, and hair stylist recommended rogaine. I think for men, its actually most effective to be used when you first notice hair loss/thinning so you can keep what you have (thats what they all told me).
I'm female and a great deal older than you, but I highly recommend Rogaine. It worked for me, and I use it every day. Get the foam, it's a cinch to use - much easier than the liquid and you can get the generic stuff so it's less expensive.

Good luck. Also, for what it's worth, a lot of women (myself included) don't mind male pattern baldness and depending on the guy, it can be kind of sexy.
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I'm female and a great deal older than you, but I highly recommend Rogaine. It worked for me, and I use it every day. Get the foam, it's a cinch to use - much easier than the liquid and you can get the generic stuff so it's less expensive.

Good luck. Also, for what it's worth, a lot of women (myself included) don't mind male pattern baldness and depending on the guy, it can be kind of sexy.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
You are very lucky. It doesn't work for most females, assuming you have female pattern hair loss (diffuse thinning). When I used it it grew hair alright only not on my head...on my face!

Well rogaine cant hurt at all- I mean if I stop using it I would just be back to where I was had I not used it at all, correct?
Originally Posted by nocal0023
While that is what is said, I don't think it's that simple and black and white. I used it for a year early on in my hair loss. I don't know if it escalated the inevitable or not but I went downhill faster from there after I stopped. I'd say if you can't see hair loss without moving your hair around, then I wouldn't mess with Rogaine. I wish there was a black and white answer but there really isn't. The best case scenaro is you go back to where you were but who knows as it's like medication and medications have different effects on people.

Check out the board I linked here. Rogaine imo should be a last ditched effort especially since you are so young. I think there is a separate section on that board about Rogaine. I'd carefully research before you decide to start it.
Originally Posted by Mooshville
To anybodys eye, I have thick, curly hair. But it's just beginning to thin at the crown and my Dr, dermatologist, and hair stylist recommended rogaine. I think for men, its actually most effective to be used when you first notice hair loss/thinning so you can keep what you have (thats what they all told me).
Originally Posted by nocal0023
You have to do it religiously twice a day. Like curlypearl said, there are many men who look great with male pattern baldness. IMO it's the guy who is more tuned with it than any girl (if the girl is more than about looks alone). We are our worst critics. Hope it works for you.
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I would use Rogaine. I've been using it for years with much success. It's cheap too with a lot of science behind it.

You can buy the walmart or target brand for 20$ for a 3 month supply.

I buy mine from ebay.

Shampoo cant remove dht... It's a hormone.
I would use Rogaine. I've been using it for years with much success. It's cheap too with a lot of science behind it.

You can buy the walmart or target brand for 20$ for a 3 month supply.

I buy mine from ebay.

Shampoo cant remove dht... It's a hormone.
Originally Posted by crimsonshedemon
my hairs great right now so if i could just maintain it and maybeee thicken up the crown just a little i would be very happy ive been using the rogaine twice a day
Massaging with hot oil like Coconut oil can also helpful to stop hair loss problem and it can also reduce hair thinning.

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