I’m 25yo and been on generic Fin 1.25 (get it from walgreens) for nearly for 4 years! I have early frontal hair loss confirmed by Dr.Bernstein. Before Propecia I had tons of hairs in the shower plug and I have medium long hair so that would make it more obvious. Ever since starting Propecia my hair remained exactly the same at least to my eye.
After about 1 or so the hairs in the shower stopped. I would have little or none at all! From time to time I see hairs there again but not much. Now for the past week I see hairs again. Every time it happens I’m worried. Why does it happen? Is my MPB just accelerating during those times or is it just some shedding?
The average person loses 100-150 hairs per day in the normal daily hair cycle (these hair fall out as they go through the catagen phase). That means that every year we will lose 35,000+ hairs and regrow the same amount from new hair cycles that start up in anagen.
As I’ve written before, Propecia doesn’t stop the normal hair cycling… so is it possible that you had some styling product in your hair that trapped these cycling hairs from falling out until you took a shower? Or did you wear a hat that trapped some hairs? Or was it particularly humid, causing your hairs to stick to your scalp?
I really have no true explanation for what you’re seeing and I could make a dozen guesses, but I suppose it is something you should monitor if you’re concerned. You should also consider paying a visit to Dr. Bernstein for a follow-up examination if it’s been some time since you’ve seen him.