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About BigBrother

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair

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  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?

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  1. Do they exist? For medical reasons I can't do min or fin. In fact to the former, I can't do any vasodilators. Nizoral has been a godsend. It really, really slowed my loss. But yeah, can't do the other two of the trinity :). So, what do you suggest? Dermarolling and all manner of essential oils have done jack diddly. I was thinking of trying iRestore but need to save up the funds. Thanks!!!
  2. Just tried the stuff. Yes, it covers. But it also is nasssssty. 1. By the end of the day my fingernails are near black from just regular hair touching. 2. I have to use a bunch of the stuff to get any results (I'm only a Norwood 1.5 in the temples and 3 in the vertex.) At $38 a bottle, not ideal. 3. Clean up. Oh my God. My sink area looks like an oil spill area when I run water around it to clean up. Are there any products people recommend as an alternative? I don't mean another keratin powder that'll basically do the same thing, I mean some entirely different style of prod
  3. Hey guys! Haven't checked in on "the scene" in a number of years. I remember of course from back in the day there were only three tried and true, clinically-proven solutions and of course you all know what they are! I use Nizoral religiously and have been for years- stopped my hair loss dead in its tracks. Minoxidil gives me atrocious headaches, can't do it. Finasteride has too many potential side effects for me to take. (Personal choice, not worth debating.) I was wondering if in my absence anything else has come around with the same levels of proven efficacy. Obviousl
  4. Hey guys, I realize this question is probably almost impossible to answer, but figured I would try nonetheless. Certain celebrities seem to have had very successful HTs- Ben Affleck, Edward Norton, and Daniel Tosh come to mind. Now, granted, I'm not seeing them up close and am going off of the camera, but even in HD and in bold lighting the results seem great. Given they have effectively limitless funds, I assume they went to the best of the best. I also assume they'd never in a million years disclose who it was or that they did it (with the exception of Tosh, who talks about it all
  5. Hey all, a few years back I started browsing around for options, and I remember at the time the Dr.s who consistently came to the top were: H&W Shapiro Feller Rahal I was wondering if these were still considered the best of the best, if the list has changed in your opinions, if promising newcomers have entered the fray, etc. Really appreciate your help! -BB
  6. Yeah, for what it's worth, I'm effectively saying "fully aware the Big 3 are the standard ticket and most effective. Am using one so far just fine (Niz). Won't touch another out of (call it irrational) fear. And the third I was totally gung ho but jesus did it mess with me- and hard -the first two times I put it on. So what else can I do to at least stabilize or improve the situation without the miraculous results those two can provide?" If said results are much smaller, so be it, but I'm willing to at least do *something* to improve the situation, especially if ti can stabilize if not re
  7. Do you know of any combo supplements that contain many of the top ones, perchance? I know there are some sold on Amazon but wasn't sure what's considered good on here. Obviously 1-2 pills a day is preferred to 5-10
  8. Thanks!!! Is there any sort of hierarchy to supplements (much like there are 3 canonical treatments)?
  9. Hey guys, so here's my status on the Big 3: 1. Niz: just started using twice a week 2. Fin: too much risk for me to take (not worth addressing, move along ) 3. Min: so I just tried this yesterday and there's no way I can use this. Massive headaches, lightheadedness, and dizziness both times I've applied it (it was 5% Rogaine liquid.) I'm writing this now about 24 hours after my last application and I still feel about 40% of the symptoms. It was BAD. And immediate. For what it's worth, I'm also using Nexxus Vitatress shampoo and scalp creme- those two are great. So I need to now f
  10. Hey guys! So after plenty of research and lots of less-than-successful experience with simple shampoos, I've come across and decided to try some of the big 3 regimen. Specifically, minoxidil and a ketoconazole shampoo. Am not game to do anything internal at this point like fin. The problem is there are now several options and I wanted to get people's opinion on here: Min- Do I go for Rogaine, one of the Kirkland Select generic ones, or Lipogaine? Ketoconazole shampoo- Do I go with Nizoral, Regenpure, or, once again, Lipogaine? I feel I'm now on the right track but, as always,
  11. Thanks. As an aside, is there a standard thread on here comparing the general OTC options for minoxidil, like lipogaine (looks good?), regenapure, revita, etc.?
  12. Hey guys, this is sort of a backwards question: I've considered getting hair transplant down the road. In the meantime, my hair is very gradually thinning at the hairline and crown, but nothing terribly noticeable yet. I've tried some of the shampoos on Amazon without much success (not a surprise to many on you here, I'm sure). The next step would be Rogaine/Minoxidil, but I'm hesitant to go down even that path. I know there is a slight risk of hair loss from it (many on here would probably say there's no risk at all, not sure). To put it mildly though, topicals are absolutely as f
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