#1
My dad was bald and I worry that I will go bald too. I have been looking at these shampoos that prevent hair loss. Has anyone used them? Do they work? They look pretty expensive so I would like to know if they actually work before buying them.
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(06-10-2015, 12:44 AM)Trout Wrote: My dad was bald and I worry that I will go bald too. I have been looking at these shampoos that prevent hair loss. Has anyone used them? Do they work? They look pretty expensive so I would like to know if they actually work before buying them.

Hey Trout.

Unfortunately i'm also in that boat worrying about hair loss. It doesn't seem to run in my family because my grandfather passed at 84 years with a GLORIOUS head of hair that really only started thinning the last 2 years of his life and my father is 59 and still has a good amount of hair, albeit it's thinning. 

I went to my local doctor to talk to him about it and he essentially recommended some medication (it's commonly known but I'd rather not mention it, best to speak with your doctor). It's helped me noticeably with the hair loss but I don't think it wont last because I still find hairs sadly. 

In terms of shampoos that claim to prevent hair loss, I would be skeptical. I would think it's better to find a less harsh shampoo in general, such as Burt's Bees which doesn't contain SLS. At the end of the day if your hair loss starts to really kick in, you gotta fire it before it quits on you, shave it off and own it buddy.


Hope this helps.

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#3
The cheapest, most effective way of dealing with it is to just accept being bald. It works for me!  Smile

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#4

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Philadelphia, PA
(06-12-2015, 05:53 PM)Chuck Wrote: The cheapest, most effective way of dealing with it is to just accept being bald. It works for me!  Smile

yeah, I don't try to fight with the human aging process too much. while I'm not bald, my hair is definitely thinning out on top. I shave my head every 2-3 weeks with clippers and live with it.

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#5
Roll with what you're blessed with. I'm thinning at the crown and trying to embrace it. I'm better at it some days than others. Prescription mess can help or there's always the transplant options. Transplants only cost about a buck per hair. Problem is they typically need to move a couple thousand hair follicles. So it will add up quickly.
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(06-12-2015, 09:00 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Roll with what you're blessed with. I'm thinning at the crown and trying to embrace it. I'm better at it some days than others. Prescription mess can help or there's always the transplant options. Transplants only cost about a buck per hair. Problem is they typically need to move a couple thousand hair follicles. So it will add up quickly.

I tried a few things and then just said to hell with it and shaved it but mine was going fast.
#7

Soap Slinger
Burnsville, MN
I've been using the Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Therapy shampoo. I can't say if it's slowed down my thinning hair, but it does seem to have kept the hair I do have from breaking/falling out as quickly.
#8

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Greater Chicago Area
Hi Trout,

My hair started thinning rather noticeably (at least to me) several years ago. After a little bit of research, I decided to try taking a Biotin supplement (over the counter, generally available). I've been taking one daily for several years now. I started taking 5000 mg daily - it took around 6 weeks before I really noticed a difference, but once I started to see changes they were pretty dramatic ... in my experience. My hair filled in a bit at the crown and my hair line moved forward a teeny bit. I started to find far less hair in my hands when I showered. The only problem I experienced is that Biotin a typically regarded as good for hair, nails and skin .... and by hair, it's all hair  Big Grin my eyebrows started looking bushy, my ears started to grow peach fuzz, my nails looked they belonged to a werewolf. After that I dropped the dosage a bit and that's what I've been taking for several years. For me, it slowed down my hair loss quite a bit. It didn't stop it, but definitely slowed it. I hope that helps!
#9
Pharmacist and genetically thin hair sufferer here. Nizorol shampoo (ketoconazole 2%) works. It is not advertised for hair loss but the drug is naturally anti-androgenic. Used daily for a month, then 3 times weekly should help.


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#10

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Good news / bad news apparently you get the genes for hair from your mom's side so don't look at your dad's hair but look at the men on your mom's side of the family. My dad is bald and started losing his hair in his 20s but me and my 2 brothers all have pretty much full hair. Thinner in our 50s than it was in our 20s for sure but the hairline is where it should be and there's no serious holes. A bit of a bummer to see it thin out but I figure, heck, I had a good run, I'm doing ok.

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