Hi, i started going bald at 19, i’m now 23. I decided to start acting on this 7 months ago and have been on propecia and minoxidil ever since. I am seeing great results, but one thing that has been bugging me ever since i started going bald; My hair on the top of my head doesnt atually grow.
I have stopped smoking, exercise daily, and do not straighten my hair anymore. My scalp is in great condition (i use nizoral twice weekly) and it hasnt grown in over 3 years, yet my sides and back grow so fast. if finasteride is preventing DHT in my scalp, surely the hairs on top of my head should not stop growing?? any ideas?
I am doubting your comment about no growth of your hair on top for 3 years. If the entire top of your head is miniaturized, this could explain the problem, but without seeing you, I can not tell you what you have. You indicated you’re in the UK — and a contributing author to this blog, Dr. Bessam Farjo, is in the UK. You might want to visit him for an examination.
Propecia and minoxidil are great medications, but if you are going bald there is no stopping it 100%! The reason you are taking Propecia and minoxidil is so that it will help slow the balding process down, but the balding will continue probably at a slower rate in the end. Some patients respond well to Propecia and minoxidil , but it does not mean it “cured” their hair loss issue.