Dear Dr Rassman,
I am 19, Asian, and am balding in a diffuse pattern, mostly in the crown. I’ve been taking Propecia for around 3 months, with little noticeable slowing of hair loss – but I realize that results take time.
My issue is this – I have INCREDIBLY sparsely-packed hair, although the shafts themselves are of normal thickness. Even when I wasn’t balding, my hair, when wet and clumped together, gave the appearance of baldness.
For some reason, my hair gets ‘oily’ and ‘wet’ really easily – dry, my hair looks quite good, but once oily and wet (and since I live in a humid in a climate) my hair looks quite bad. Is there any way to prevent my hair from absorbing so much moisture and to keep dry?
You could experiment with different shampoos that are made for oily hair. And maybe use a blow dryer (with a wide-toothed brush) on the warm setting long enough to dry your hair.