Things have developed a bit more at and around the hairline. However, there's an area of what seems to be lackluster growth behind the hairline, in the forelock area, which I'm a bit underwhelmed by, as I haven't noticed any significant changes there over the last month or so. Hopefully it will thicken over the coming months.
I've actually noticed that changes seem to happen in quick bursts in the beginning of the month, and then the hair stays pretty much the same for the rest of the month (like a step function). You may notice this as well by comparing my whole month posts against subsequent half month posts (e.g., 5 and 5.5 months), which show a noticeable change, and between the half month post and the subsequent whole month post (e.g., 5.5 and 6 months), which shows almost no change.
Also, please note that these images were taken the day after a haircut, so there isn't much layering going on.
I've been using minoxidil with dermaroller (started from 0.5 mm and went all the way up to 1.5 mm) for about 5 months now and I've seen some great result at ~3 month mark, however today I've took a picture and i was surprised a bit!
I will attach pictures for your reference. (first pic with pre-treatment compared to 3 month, second pic at 5 month).
Seems like some of the hairs in the mid section been thickened up on month 3, however on month 5 looks like I lost them. Also seems like some of the hair on the right side really thickened up compared to pre-treatmen.
My speculation would be growth cycle. Since it was super short and minoxidil keeps increasing it, however it might be the point now when it's time to fall off and then grow back with longer cycle.
Any ideas someone?