I’m 22, experiecing thinning of the hair and a receding hair line. I’ve been using Propecia since the beginning of the summer. While I haven’t noticed any changes yet, I wanted to know the effect of taking Propecia along with Rogaine or Minoxydil. Does it help if you take both at the same time? I’ve been using Minoxydil since the summer also, and I’m not satisfied with it. I’ve experienced itchy hair and excessive dandruff. So does it help if I take both of them as treatments together? I was hoping to get your suggestion on this matter…Thanks so much for your time.
I generally advise young men to start with Propecia first, wait out a full 8 month course and make a reassessment at the end of that time. I always measure the degree of miniaturization to quantify the amount of thinning and loss, as well as the progression or reversal of the hair loss. I would suggest that you get that assessment before you make further decisions. The side effects of minoxidil is as you described in your question, making its use probably unacceptable in your case.