I first noticed I was going bald about 2 years ago (at 22)and I immediately began researching and decided on Minoxidil, starting using it and got a fairly heavy shed. It all grew back plus some and the amount of hair I lost per day dramatically reduced (5 hairs compared to 40). I was sent abroad for a few months and spilled a bottle and could not order any more while there so went 2 months without it.
I changed to a purer brand and got some very impressive results after a couple of weeks with a shed about the same as the first. Now 3 months on I have quit smoking (3 weeks at this stage) and in the last week my hair loss has been huge! Im losing 5X more in the shower, 5x more on the pillow every morning! I know the blood circulation will be improved sending more nutrients etc to the hair so im not surprised the thin hairs are falling out BUT 40% of the hair is thick black hairs! Could this just be a shift to the growing phase or should I get the razors ready?
There’s really no reason for your hair loss to continue because of your quitting smoking. To suggest that smoking cigarettes kept your hair loss at bay doesn’t make any sense. If you’re experiencing accelerated loss, I’d expect it to be likely just a coincidence to when you stopped smoking.
Were the older minoxidil and new “purer” minoxidil both the same strength? I can’t tell you what’s going on, as I haven’t any way to determine that via the web… but visit your doctor to get down to a proper analysis of your problem.