Hi there. I am a 21 year old male that has experienced hair loss. I’ve always had wavy hair but at around 19 I started losing my hair and it reached Stage 2 on the Norwood scale. My hair stylist recommended Nioxin for me to use about 5 months after my hair started falling out. Since using Nioxin, my hair loss has either stopped or slowed down tremendously (not really sure) but no new hair has grown in. I have grown my hair longer and styled it so most people cannot tell that I have lost some of my hair. Since it has been 1.5 years since my first loss of hair, is there anything that I can take with Nioxin to help regrow my hair? What are my options? Thank you very much!
What you are calling a Norwood Class 2 pattern, I might call a maturing hairline, which is something common in young men of your age. The first 3/4 inch from the highest crease or the wrinkled brow is the juvenile component of the frontal look. Behind this first 3/4 inch starts what I call the mature hairline and if this is what you believe is a balding Class 2 pattern, then you are not balding at all — just developing the mature look.
If you are truly concerned about hair loss, you should want to see a doctor to have your scalp mapped for miniaturization. If genetic balding is present, Propecia (finasteride 1mg) would be a good choice, especially at your age. It is available by prescription only, but it is one of only 2 FDA approved medications for the treatment of hair loss (the other being minioxidil). As I have said previously about Nioxin, they make a good set of products that are popular but there does not appear to be anything in it to stop hair loss.