I’ve been using “Spectral DNC L” for almost 4 months now on my hairline and temples as I had noticed them very slowly receding over the years. The main ingredient is DHT inhibitors and Minoxidil along other ingredients that they say will grow hair all over the scalp including hairline and temples.
After the first month I experienced shedding at the temples and hairline. The hair shedded looked thick and healthy and after 5 weeks people were noticing I was thinning at the hairline and temples which they had never noticed before. I’ve continued applying it as I was told it’s natural for shedding to occur before new hair would grow. It’s now week 15 and all I have managed to achieve is to shed strong healthy hair to be replaced by very thin lifeless hair that is small and hard to detect giving a general appearance of a fast receding hairline.
I have persisted with Spectral DNC L in the hope that something will grow back and the hair will get thicker but at the moment I think that prognosis is poor. My question to you is that if I discontinue with Spectral DNC L, assuming that it was the minoxidil component that caused the shedding, would my hairloss revert back to the stage it was at 15 weeks ago before I started topical treatment.
In essence would the few fine lifeless hairs that have been grown due to the treatment drop out and would the stronger more numerous healthy hairs grow back that I had before the Spectral DNC L application 15 weeks ago. I ask this as many people say that if you cease a minoxidil treatment, within several months your hairloss would revert back to it’s original stages. In my case an increased volume of hair to the point that no one would have noticed my receding hairline. Perhaps I have just accelerated my MPB with Spectral DNC L and lost healthy hair through shedding in weeks that may have remained with me for another year or more.
In effect if my hairline doesn’t grow back to the condition it was before I took the Spectral DNC L then in my case it would be reasonable to suggest that, assuming minoxidil is the active component; “Spectral DNC L not only has no affect on improving temple and hairline baldness but actually accelerates hairloss replacing healthy hair that was shed with at best, semi visible thin lifeless hair”. Should I continue in hope for another few months or give up.
I can not really advise you. The impact of minoxidil is as you describe, but the Spectral DNC product has other ingredients that may change the impact when combined with it. You might switch to just minoxidil and see what happens over the next couple of months.
Experimenting with what you are doing is about the only way you will know… and experimenting means that there is risk. Do you have a good doctor? You might want to see him/her!