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About hollymayfield

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    United States
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Extra Strength for Men
  1. I've been using rogaine %% for 2 years and noticed a huge drop in my libido.. I personally don't miss it.
  2. The color thing changing the texture of my hair makes a lot of sense. I'm sort of enlightened reading that as I did notice my hair looks fuller without any color on it. My shedding has slown down since I posted this. Perhaps by next week the shed will reduce back to normal shedding. Visiting an endocrinologist is on the list for my future for sure. Thank you for your input.
  3. I have been using mens rogaine (extra strength) for about 2 years now and am very pleased with the results. It helped fill up the balding I was having at the top of my head and made my hair look fuller over time but occasionally I go through huge sheds that last months and it scares me. Between sheds, I experience little to no hair loss. I even could bleach and color my hair and still see no hair loss but when these sheds happen, they cannot be stopped and it makes me reflect on my whole life and think Im doing something wrong but probably arent. I use rogaine twice a day, have not missed a dose in 2 years, take biotin + keratin supplements daily, along with saw palmetto supplements to lower DHT levels as I suspect my hair loss is from PCOS, I drink water, eat right, exercise, and get good sleep. Does anyone else who has used rogaine long term experience occasional sheds that sometimes last 1-2 months? Thank you for reading. Attached is a picture of my current hair VS my hair from 40 days ago before I began to shed. Yes since then I've dyed my hair a silvery/lilac color and will no longer be using it at least until my shedding stops. I doubt my shed, since Ive had so many before, has anything to do with hair color but you never know. My own observation is that my hair now does indeed LOOK thinner than the other pic, but it also does look longer too. It feels thinner too than how it felt in the other pic as well.
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