I am 27 and first noticed that i had hair loss about 24..My dad also has hair loss so its should be caused by genetic. About 1 year ago,i already had very little hair . I have been using Minoxidil 5 %, and Propecia, and it helps to control the hair loss but recently i realize that there is excessive hair loss even though i use it faithfully. I tried other ways of different treatment but i dun see any results. I recently saw this product “provillus””””,its main ingredient is saw palmetto. It is said that it is similar to propecia but it doesn””””t affect your sex drive ,Is this true? Can you please advise me on what other methods can i try,i recently just bought a laser set,do you think it will be useful?
Hair Loss is a multi-factorial problem. This is probably why some people respond well to DHT inhibitors such as Propecia and why others do not respond as well. Some people respond well to Minoxidil or Rogaine, while others do not. We recommend treating your hair loss with as many options as possible to cover as many potential causes of hair loss as possible.
You can purchase saw palmetto over the counter in a health food store and take the pills each day. Saw palmetto is a DHT blocker. We recommend you use this.
We also recommend you shampoo with Nizoral Shampoo at least once a week. Leave the product on for 5 minutes prior to rinsing. The product is a topical agent so it needs skin contact to do its job. We also recommend Hair Cycle shampoo and conditioner 4 to 5 times per week. Again, leave this product on 5 minutes prior to rinsing. Hair Cycle is an anagen stimulator so it will help you keep the hair in the growing phase longer. This should help you prolong the life of your hair. Hair Cycle is also healthier for your scalp since it lacks sodium laurel sulfate, which is the agent creating lather in most shampoos. This lather is the equivalent to engine degreaser and it is not healthy.
Other products you might consider include topical spironolactone.
The laser comb is expensive, but should help. We are working on a less expensive model.
You might find that decreasing the dosage of your Propecia to three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday has less of an affect on your sex drive.
Please note that Rogaine Foam is a new version of topical minoxidil and seems to produce less skin irritation. It also is better absorbed and does not leave your hair oily or greasy the way most minoxidil solutions do.