First post here. My hair line has been retreating slowing for years now and I'm now 28 and a Norwood 2. I'm thinking of trying minoxidil but am dreading it. I've read it can cause terrible shedding and am concerned that this will make my loss even more obvious - I can still disguise it quite a bit at the moment.
But what really worries me is that if I shed terribly it may not grow back despite the claims surrounding the medicine. What I want to know is: there are those that minox works for; there are those that it doesn't do anything for; but are there some rare cases where it actually accelerates hair loss?
I don't want to start a regime that only makes things worse.
Oh, is cheapo min top any good as that's what I've bought. And, is a PM only application much use or do you really have to use the stuff twice daily to see any real affect?
I'm also taking finasteride.